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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
  • Saugus High School in Santa Clarita is seen on Sept. 19, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Warning Issued After Saugus High School Student Is Diagnosed With Whooping Cough

    County officials alerted Santa Clarita parents after a Saugus High School student was diagnosed with whooping cough. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sept. 19, 2019.

  • Dr. James Heaps, a former UCLA Health gynecologist, appears at the Airport Courthouse in Del Aire on June 11, 2019. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    Accusers Call for Independent Probe of Sexual Allegations Against Ex-UCLA Doctor

    Dianne Pennington and LaWanda Sweet have accused former UCLA gynecologist and oncologist James Heaps of sexually abusing them while under his care. They’re now urging the UC Board of Regents to conduct an independent and transparent investigation of the case. “There’s a lot of women that keep it inside. You don’t have to do that anymore,” Pennington said. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News at 10 on Sept. 18, 2019. “There’s a lot of women that keep […]

  • A handgun is seen in this file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Carson Mayor Proposes Regulations Effectively Banning Sale of Guns in City Limits

    Carson Mayor Albert Robles is proposing a new regulations that would effectively make selling a gun within city limits illegal, and would enact new restrictions on gun possession. There are eight gun stores currently in the city; Robles said they would “eventually be shut down.” His resolution is before the City Council Tuesday evening. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sept. 17, 2019.

  • Actress Felicity Huffman, escorted by her husband William H. Macy, makes her way to the entrance of the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston on Sept. 13, 2019. (Credit: JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP/Getty Images)

    Felicity Huffman Sentenced to 14 Days in Prison for Role in College Admissions Scam

    “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman was sentenced Friday to 14 days in prison for paying $15,000 to rig her daughter’s SAT scores, tearfully apologizing to the teenager for not trusting her to get into college on her own. “I was frightened, I was stupid, and I was so wrong,” Huffman, 56, said as she became the first parent sentenced in a college admissions scandal that ensnared dozens of wealthy and well-connected mothers and fathers. The scandal exposed the lengths to which parents […]

  • The Waves of Flags tribute to 9/11 victims is seen on Sept. 11, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    9/11 Victims Honored in Annual Waves of Flags Display at Pepperdine University

    Nearly 3,000 flags were on display Wednesday morning at Pepperdine University. The Waves of Flags tribute to all 2,977 victims of 9/11 will remain on display for two weeks. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sept. 11, 2019.

  • A for rent sign is posted in front of an apartment building on February 1, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    L.A. County Supervisors Vote 5-0 for Permanent Rent Control Measure Affecting 100,000 Tenants in Unincorporated Areas

    Los Angeles County supervisors unanimously approved a measure Tuesday to stabilize rent rates and restrict evictions for thousands of tenants living in unincorporated areas of the county. About 100,000 tenants will be affected by the extension of a rent stabilization ordinance that was first enacted late last year on a temporary basis. It caps rent increases exceeding 3% plus inflation per year, prohibits evictions by landlords “without just cause” and requires that tenants receive relocation payments when they are not […]

  • The Tommy Trojan statue on USC campus is seen in this file photo from March 6, 2007. (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

    USC Officials Discussed How Much Wealthy Parents Could Donate When Their Kids Applied: Records

    Messages sent between USC’s athletic and admissions offices underscore a truism in college admissions: money talks. The cache of emails, which were made public Tuesday when an attorney for a father facing charges in the college admissions scandal filed them in court, turn an unsparing light on how the university flags children of possible donors and other influential families for special consideration in the application process. The emails, for example, include the wish list of “special interest” applicants a top […]

  • The U.S. Coast Guard released this video of a drug bust aboard a vessel in the Pacific Ocean.

    U.S. Coast Guard Ship Involved in Seizure of $38.5 Million Worth of Cocaine Returns to Port of L.A.

    Coast Guard officials say they have seized $38.5 million worth of cocaine from suspected smugglers_some of whom evaded arrest_off Central and South America. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward and another cutter recovered more than 2,800 pounds (1,270 kilograms) of pure, uncut cocaine in their latest busts . The second cutter, the Boston-based Seneca, seized some of the cocaine from a fishing vessel flying a Costa Rican flag last month, Lt. Benjamin Davne, commanding officer of the Robert Ward, […]

  • Officers stand outside a Lancaster apartment building where a sniper supposedly opened fire on a deputy on Aug. 21, 2019. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has since said that deputy's report was false. (Credit: KTLA)

    Deputy Fired Over Lying About Being Shot by Sniper in Lancaster, Sheriff Says

    The deputy who admitted to lying about being shot by a sniper outside the Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lancaster station last week has been terminated, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Wednesday. As of Tuesday night, 21-year-old Angel Reinosa is no longer employed by the county, the sheriff said.  He’s now the subject of a criminal investigation and could possibly face charges involving the false reporting of a crime and recovery of the cost spent over the large law enforcement response he […]

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