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
  • The charred remains of a home destroyed in an explosion in Murrieta, as seen from Drone5 on July 16, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    SoCalGas ID’s Technician Killed in Murrieta Explosion That Injured 15 Others, Destroyed Home

    The Southern California Gas Co. on Tuesday identified a 31-year-old employee as the victim killed in an explosion that destroyed a home and damaged several others the previous day in Murrieta. Wade Kilpatrick, a technician who was employed by the company for more than a decade, died Monday after responding to a gas leak in the 23500 block of Wooden Horse Trail. The leak — which was caused by a ruptured gas line — ignited an explosion that killed Kilpatrick and […]

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    Hot Weather Brings Heat, Poor Air Quality Advisories — With Triple-Digit Temps Expected in Inland Empire

    Southern Californians are getting a muggy start to the week as high temperatures are expected to peak Monday, prompting poor air quality advisories from health officials. Valley temperatures will reach 98 to 103 degrees, dipping slightly Tuesday, meteorologists said. In central Los Angeles, temperatures will reach 88 degrees, the weather service said. Meteorologists had said temperatures would peak Saturday, but heat advisories have now been extended until 8 p.m. Monday. Areas under the advisories include the San Bernardino and Riverside […]

  • A video posted to YouTube on July 7,2019 captured a violent fight that broke out at Disneyland. (Credit: SJP35 Productions/YouTube)

    Caught-on-Video Fight Breaks Out at Disneyland’s Toontown as Children Watch

    A family fight that turned violent in Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland over the weekend is being investigated by Anaheim police on Monday after video of the brawl was posted to social media. The Anaheim Police Department said everyone involved in the fight belonged to the same family and that they were uncooperative when officers responded to the scene. Those who participated in the melee were removed from the theme park and turned over to police, according to Liz Jaeger, a […]

  • Nicole Marks Brown is seen in an image provided by family members.

    Woman Asleep With 4-Year-Old Child Is Killed When Car Crashes Into South L.A. Apartment

    A woman who was sleeping with her 4-year-old child was struck and killed when a car came crashing through the wall of her apartment building in the Broadway-Manchester neighborhood of South Los Angeles Wednesday morning. The solo-vehicle crash was reported about 5 a.m. in the 8700 block of Main Street, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson Nicholas Prange stated in a news alert. Responding firefighters had to put out a small fire that resulted from the car going into the building, […]

  • A driver closes the cap on his tank after filling up at a Los Angeles gas station on April 9, 2019, as southern California gas prices, already the highest in the nation, continue to rise. (Credit: Frederic J. Brown / AFP / Getty Images)

    State Gas Tax Hike Intended to Raise Road, Transit Funding Goes Into Effect Monday

    California’s gas tax rose 5.6 cents a gallon on Monday as an increase intended to raise funding for road repair and transportation programs went into effect. That adds up to a total of 47.3 cents a gallon in states taxes, according to the state Board of Equalization. There’s also an existing 18.4 cents per gallon federal fuel tax, plus local sales tax. California voters in 2018 rejected an effort to repeal the 2017 law behind the state gas tax hike. […]

  • Moente Bowman appears in a photo provided by his grandfather, Arthur Jackson, on June 24, 2019.

    18-Year-Old Fatally Shot at South L.A. Market; Attacker Sought: LAPD

    Authorities are looking for a person who shot a man to death at a market in South Los Angeles early Monday, officials said. Los Angeles police received a call about the incident at 64th Street and Vermont Avenue in the Vermont-Slauson neighborhood just before 2 a.m., an agency spokesperson said. An individual approached the victim outside a market and shot him, according to LAPD. The store owner, however, said the victim was inside the business charging his phone when gunfire erupted. […]

  • Shooting victim Kenneth French (right) and his parents, Russell and Paola French. (Credit: Courtesy Rick Shureih via CNN Wire)

    Questions Remain Over LAPD Officer’s Decision to Open Fire Inside Costco, Killing Man Described as Mentally Ill

    An off-duty Los Angeles police officer’s decision to shoot a man inside a Costco store in Corona last week remained under scrutiny Wednesday as conflicting accounts of the deadly encounter emerge. Kenneth French, a 32-year-old Riverside man, had a mental disability and was off his medication when he pushed or slapped the officer on Friday evening, said Dale Galipo, his family’s attorney. French’s father was trying to explain that his son had a mental disability when the officer opened fire, […]

  • Police use flashlights to peer into vehicles outside a Costco where a shooting occurred on June 14, 2019. (Credit: LoudLabs)

    Attorney: LAPD Officer Was Knocked Out by Attacker Before Deadly Shooting in Corona Costco

    The off-duty officer who shot and killed a man inside a Southern California Costco last week was attacked without warning as he held his toddler son, the policeman’s attorney said Monday. Attorney David Winslow said his client — a Los Angeles Police Department officer whom he wouldn’t name — was struck from behind without a word being spoken Friday night as he fed his son samples of teriyaki chicken in the warehouse store in Corona, southeast of Los Angeles. But […]

  • Shooting victim Kenneth French (right) and his parents, Russell and Paola French. (Credit: Courtesy Rick Shureih via CNN Wire)

    Unprovoked Attacker or ‘Gentle Giant’: Questions Emerge About Man Fatally Shot at Corona Costco

    The cousin of a man shot and killed by an off-duty police officer in a California Costco says his relative was nonverbal and couldn’t have started the argument that allegedly led to the shooting, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times. Police said the victim, identified by the Corona Police Department as 32-year-old Kenneth French of Riverside, assaulted an off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer in an unprovoked attack before the shooting. The officer, who was reportedly holding a young child […]

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