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
  • Long Beach City Officials Try to Limit Use of Traffic-Congesting Navigation Apps

    Long Beach city officials concerned over the use of navigation apps they say congest traffic along less traveled streets and other vulnerable areas are working to limit their use. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on March 21, 2019.

  • The Powerball jackpot was $550 million ahead of the drawing on March 20, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Drawing Held for $550-Million Powerball Jackpot, 8th Largest in Game’s History

    A whopping $550 million was up for grabs in Powerball drawing held on Wednesday night, but there were no winners. The numbers drawn were 10, 14, 50, 53 and 63 with Powerball 21. The jackpot hit the half-billion dollar mark after Saturday’s drawing yielded no grand-prize winner. It was was the eighth largest jackpot in the game’s history, and the 11th largest in U.S. lottery history. A single winner would have the option to take a one-time cash payment of […]

  • An LAnow shuttle bus is seen in an image posted on the LADOT Transit Facebook page.

    LADOT Introduces Shuttle Bus Ride-Sharing Program to Westside

    The city of Los Angeles is starting up its own ride-sharing program, with hope of easing traffic on the city’s Westside. The Los Angeles Department of Transportation has developed the LAnow smartphone app for riders to reserve a shuttle bus at one of the scheduled pick-up/drop-off sites, which are never more than a quarter-mile apart, the LADOT transit website stated. The pilot program that kicked off Monday only operates in the Venice, Del Rey, Mar Vista and Palms areas for […]

  • A female student was stabbed while walking her dog near student housing at the University of California, Irvine, on March 10, 2019. (Credit: OnScene)

    UCI Student Stabbed While Walking Her Dog Near Dorm

    Police are seeking a man who stabbed a female University of California, Irvine student as she walked her dog near student housing facilities on Sunday night, authorities said. The attack took place just before 10 p.m. in the 33000 block of Arroyo Drive, near the Camino del Sol on-campus student housing area, UCI Police Department spokesman Tom Vasich said. An unidentified man came up from  behind the young woman and stabbed her, he said. She was hospitalized in stable condition. […]

  • Jacsun Manson is seen in undated photos released by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, left, and Culver City Police Department.

    Search for Baby’s Remains Continues at Corona Landfill

    Authorities on Tuesday continued their search at a Corona waste disposal facility for the remains of a 6-month-old they believe was killed by his parents. Culver City police announced the previous day that they had reason to suspect Adam Manson, 34, and Kiana Williams, 32, were responsible for the disappearance and death of their son, Jacsun Manson. Asked whether the couple has admitted to killing the child, Lt. Troy Dunlap on Monday told KTLA he couldn’t comment on the interviews […]

  • Emergency crews at John Wayne Airport respond on Feb. 19, 2019. (Credit: OC Hawk)

    Contractor Killed When Airplane Tire Explodes at John Wayne Airport

    A contractor was killed when an airplane tire exploded at John Wayne Airport late Tuesday night, an airport official confirmed. The incident occurred about 11:20 p.m. as two contractors were working in an airline workshop near terminal 3, airport spokesperson Deanne Thompson confirmed. The contractors were working on a 4-foot-tall tire that was not attached to an airplane when it ruptured and exploded. The impact from the explosion caused traumatic injuries to one of the contractors, according to Thompson. That […]

  • Snow along the Grapevine is seen in this file photo. (Credit:KTLA)

    Freeze Warnings, Frost Advisories Issued as SoCal Endures Possible Record-Breaking Cold

    Potentially record-breaking winter temperatures prompted officials to issue cold weather warnings and advisories for parts of Southern California Tuesday morning. Below freezing temperatures have portions of the Central Coast, Ventura County valleys, Santa Clarita and western San Fernando valleys, as well as the Santa Monica mountains under a freeze warning until 8 a.m., the National Weather Service stated. Temperatures in the single digits to upper 20s should be expected during this time. Residents were urged to bring their pets and […]

  • Fullerton police and paramedics surround a man reported to be causing a street disturbance on Feb. 11, 2019. (Credit: OC Hawk)

    Man Shot With ‘Sponge Gun,’ Tasers by Fullerton Police Dies on the Way to Hospital

    Authorities on Tuesday continued to investigate a man’s death while in custody of Fullerton police, who deployed a “sponge gun” and Tasers after he allegedly broke into a home, caused a street disturbance and attacked three officers. Fullerton police said the father of the 22-year-old man, whose name has not been released, called the agency’s dispatch around 4 p.m. Monday. The parent told authorities that his son was being disruptive, and that the 22-year-old might fight police when they arrive. […]

  • A vehicle is seen on the side of road in the Mt. Baldy area on Feb. 11, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    SoCal Drivers Trapped by Ice, Snow in Local Mountain Areas

    Car owners began returning to their vehicles Monday morning after having to abandon them amid the ice and snow that made driving nearly impossible near Mount Baldy a night earlier. Several dozen vehicles were left stranded as motorists realized that even chains were not going to help them get down the mountain once temperatures plummeted Sunday evening. “There were people with chains on but they were still sliding. I think a lot of people crashed into each other,” a resident […]

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