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Wendy Burch is an Emmy Award-winning reporter and anchor for KTLA. With nearly two decades of reporting experience, Wendy has delivered thousands of live television news reports, from breaking news to high-profile court cases to star-studded red carpet events.

Her talents have taken her across the country to major television markets including New York City, Dallas, Denver and Phoenix, but she is most at home here in Los Angeles.

Wendy worked as a reporter for KCAL-TV and E! Entertainment in the late ’90s, and was a member of KABC-TV’s Eyewitness News team from 2003 to 2008. During that time, she received an Emmy nomination for best hard news reporting in Los Angeles.

When Wendy is not covering the news, she’s making news with the Good News Foundation, a non-profit charity she founded in 2007. Its mission is to bring together the talented women behind television news for the common good.

Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than a quarter of a million dollars in Good News Grants, scholarships and in-kind donations to a number of dedicated individuals and organizations who are making a positive and meaningful difference for those in need and at-risk in Greater Los Angeles.

Aside from her broadcast television career and her philanthropic endeavors, Wendy has also worked as a media training coach for professional athletes. She has exclusively trained some of the biggest names in the world of sports and has been hired to consult for some of the most recognizable sports franchises in the country.

Wendy, an adopted child, was born and raised in Salt Lake City. She graduated from Brigham Young University with an emphasis in broadcast journalism.

As a former dancer and model, she stays in shape (and sane) by practicing yoga. The current love of her life is a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel named Sophia Loren.


Recent Articles
  • Officials investigate a fatal hit-and-run crash in Long Beach on Dec. 5, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Pedestrian Killed in Long Beach Hit-and-Run; Driver Sought

    Authorities on Wednesday sought the public’s help identifying a driver involved in a hit-and-run crash that left a pedestrian dead in Long Beach. The incident happened around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in the area of 67th Street and Long Beach Boulevard, Long Beach police said. Officers who responded to the location found a man on the road, the agency said. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene. According to the Police Department, a driver struck the victim […]

  • Dijon Cooper, 21, and Nye Lee, 31, pictured in photos released by the Los Angeles Police Department on Dec. 1, 2018.

    2 Men Sought in Series of 13 Armed Robberies in L.A., Culver City

    Police are searching for two men suspected in a series of 13 armed robberies that occurred in November in Los Angeles and Culver City, officials said. The two men, Dijon Cooper, 21, and Nye Lee, 31, reportedly robbed people on the street at gunpoint. They would ride up in their car and exit to snatch victim’s wallets, jewelry and cellphones, officials with the Los Angeles Police Department said in a press release. One man was armed with a black revolver. […]

  • A street vendor sells food along Maple Avenue in Los Angeles' Fashion District in this undated photo. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    L.A. City Council Unanimously Votes to Legalize Street Vending After Decade of Debate

    It was his 63rd birthday but instead of staying home to celebrate Wednesday, Andres Garcia got in his truck and drove 25 miles to Los Angeles City Hall to see the little sidewalk vending business he’s run for 15 years finally become legal. There, in the ornate City Council Chambers, he and more than 200 other sidewalk vendors — “micro-entrepreneurs” as Councilman Curren Price Jr. calls them — rose up to cheer, embrace one another and shout in Spanish, “we […]

  • Firefighters respond to a fire in Long Beach on Nov. 27, 2018. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Woman Killed, Husband Hospitalized After Fire Erupts at Long Beach Apartment Complex

    A late-night fire Monday at an apartment complex in Long Beach left one woman dead and a man hospitalized with moderate injuries. The fire was reported about 11:30 p.m. at a multi-unit building on 38th Place in the Belmont Shore neighborhood, the Long Beach Fire Department tweeted. One unit was heavily involved with fire when crews arrived, Long Beach Fire Department Firefighter Jake Heflin said. Officials learned that a man had escaped the unit, but a woman was still trapped […]

  • Retailers advertise Cyber Monday deals on their websites on November 26, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Cyber Monday 2018 Forecast to Be Largest Online Shopping Day in U.S. History

    It sounds outdated, but Cyber Monday is still a thing. The day of online sales was invented by retailers in the early days of the internet. It made sense because people had poky dial-up connections at home and faster ones at work. Plus everyone’s feet were tired from all that schlepping through the mall all weekend. Now of course we all shop a lot online and on apps, whenever we want. And there’s not really a difference between online stores and […]

  • A picture taken in Liverpool, north west England on November 22, 2018 shows Black Friday sales branding on a shopping website displayed on laptop screen. (Credit: PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Black Friday: Retailers Offer New Ways for Shoppers to Get Deals

    It would have been easy to turn on their computers at home over plates of leftover turkey and take advantage of the Black Friday deals most retailers now offer online. But across the country, thousands of shoppers woke up before dawn the day after Thanksgiving and brought their mobile devices with them to take part in this most famous ritual of American consumerism. Shoppers lined up outside the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, by 4 a.m., and the crowd […]

  • A shopper buys movies at a Best Buy in Chicago store on Nov. 22, 2018. (Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski / Getty Images)

    Shoppers Have Begun Flooding Malls for Black Friday — Here’s What to Expect

    America’s top retailers reported strong sales last quarter, and retail analysts believe the trend will continue on Black Friday and throughout the holiday season. So far, so good: Online shopping between Wednesday through 5 p.m. ET Thursday has totaled $4.15 billion according to Adobe Analytics data, surpassing last year’s total spend for the same time period. Americans so far have spent $1.75 billion on Thanksgiving Day, an increase of 29% year-over-year. Adobe projects online sales to hit a new record […]

  • California Highway Patrol officers investigate the scene of a fatal collision on the southbound 405 Freeway near Harbor Boulevard on Nov. 22, 2018.

    San Diego Teen Killed, 4 Other Young Men Injured in 405 Freeway Crash in Costa Mesa

    A 17-year-old San Diego boy died early Thursday after the car he was riding in as a passenger was struck by a big rig after becoming disabled in a prior collision on the rain-slickened 405 Freeway in Costa Mesa, authorities said. The crash took place about 2 a.m. on the southbound freeway near Harbor Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol. The crash involved a big rig and two other vehicles. An 18-year-old man was driving a Fiat 500 when […]

  • Traffic is jammed on the upper level for departing travelers at LAX on a Friday morning in May. (Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

    Busy Week of Thanksgiving Travel Gets Underway

    Another holiday week has arrived in Los Angeles, and that means traveling this Wednesday could take up to four times longer than usual.  Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Nov. 19, 2018.