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
  • Los Angeles Lakers player Kobe Bryant speaks during a press conference in Seoul as part of a promotional tour of South Korea on Sept. 8, 2006. (Credit: Chung Sung-Jun / Getty Images)

    Kobe Bryant Stopped by His Church Hours Before His Death

    A few hours before Kobe Bryant’s life was cut short in a helicopter crash, the NBA legend went to church and prayed. He visited Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Newport Beach, California early Sunday morning ahead of the 7 a.m. mass, according to Father Steve Sallot. “We shook hands, I saw that he had blessed himself because there was a little holy water on his forehead,” Sallot told CNN affiliate KCBS/KCAL. Bryant, 41, and his family were regulars at the […]

  • “Kobe & Gigi, Forever Daddy’s Girl," says a banner next to a portrait of the father and daughter painted by artist Jules Muck in Mid-City on Jan. 26, 2020. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘He Had Loyalty to This Town’: As L.A. Mourns Kobe Bryant, Mayor Calls for City Flags to Fly Half-Staff

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti requested all city flags to be lowered to half-staff on Monday as local fans continue to mourn the loss of Kobe Bryant. The basketball star, who played all 20 years of his NBA career for the Los Angeles Lakers, died unexpectedly at age 41 after the helicopter he was in crashed  and erupted into flames on the hillsides of Calabasas on Sunday morning. Eight others died, including his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. While the incident remains […]

  • Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna Bryant watch the Phillips 66 National Swimming Championships at the Woollett Aquatics Center on July 26, 2018, in Irvine. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

    ‘Mambacita’: Gianna Bryant, 13, Was Going to Carry Her Father’s Legacy

    Her name was Gianna Maria Onore Bryant. The world, now and forever, knows her as Gigi. Her dad, Kobe Bryant, called her Mambacita. He was Mamba, of course, and she was going to be basketball’s female version of him. She was going to play at Connecticut and head to the WNBA. That was the plan. Over the years, the world watched her grow from a baby in her father’s arms, to a small child trying to hold his Finals MVP […]

  • Fans gathered at a mural of Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2020. (Credit: KTLA)

    Kobe Bryant Mural Becomes Makeshift Shrine Honoring the Legendary Laker

    Dozens of fans gathered at the iconic mural of Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles on Sunday to mourn the late Lakers legend. The mural, located on the side of Shoe Palace on Melrose Avenue, became a makeshift shrine as fans gathered in Lakers gear and placed purple and gold flowers along with candles at the bottom of the mural. The NBA star died unexpectedly in a helicopter crash Sunday morning, along with his 13-year-old daughter and seven others. One fan […]

  • At Least 50 Vehicles Vandalized Across Whittier in Apparent BB Gun Attack: Police

    At least 50 vehicles across Whittier were vandalized overnight, with windows apparently shattered with pellet or BB guns, authorities said Friday. The damage to vehicles stretched along Orange Drive between Pickering and Newlin avenues, and along a section of Greenleaf Avenue, Whittier Police Department Lt. Michael Przybyl said. Less than two miles away in an unincorporated area outside Whittier, three people were standing in a driveway in the 6100 block of Rockne Avenue when a person approached shortly before 10:40 […]

  • LAPD personnel were investigating a death in South Park on Jan. 23, 2020. (Credit: KTLA)

    Human Bones Found Partially Buried in South L.A. Backyard; Homicide Detectives Investigating

    Bones that were found partially buried in the backyard of a South Los Angeles home have been determined to be human remains, police said Thursday. The grim discovery was reported by a resident around 11 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Officers then responded to the home, located on 49th Street near Main Street, which is in the South Park neighborhood. The bones were found partially buried behind the home, between two sheds, LAPD Lt. Ryan Rabett […]

  • Passengers wear protective masks as they arrive at the Los Angeles International Airport on Jan. 22, 2020. (Credit: Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty Images)

    LAX Traveler Evaluated at Hospital Amid Growing Coronavirus Fears

    A traveler landing at Los Angeles International Airport was taken to a hospital for evaluation Wednesday night amid growing concerns that the deadly Wuhan coronavirus could make its way to California. The passenger arrived on an American Airlines flight from Mexico, but it was unclear what symptoms the person was presenting, according to LAX spokesperson Heath Montgomery. A decision was made to take the passenger to a hospital as a precautionary measure, Montgomery said. Officials have made no determination about […]

  • Tents sheltering homeless people line a residential street in Los Angeles on Dec. 9, 2019. (Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images)

    Annual Homeless Count Underway in L.A. County

    The annual, three-day homeless count in Los Angeles County is underway after launching Tuesday evening. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 11 on Jan. 22, 2020.  

  • The Lions Club log cabin in West Hollywood is seen on Jan. 16, 2020. (Credit: KTLA)

    Beverly Hills Wants to Remove WeHo Log Cabin That Serves as Haven for Sobriety Groups

    On a posh stretch of Robertson Boulevard, one of these really stands out: A Kundalini yoga studio. A restaurant owned by former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Vanderpump. The headquarters of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. A log cabin. Yes, a log cabin. Far from the forest, the shabby little cabin with peeling paint and battered wooden doors has become the center of a property dispute between West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, two tony cities where land is […]

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