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
  • A woman who only identified herself as Julie detailed allegations against James Heaps, a former gynecologist for the University of California Los Angeles, at a news conference in Del Aire on Nov. 6, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Details Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Former UCLA Doctor

    A woman provided details of her allegations against Dr. James Heaps, a former gynecologist at the University of California Los Angeles, after a hearing in the case on Wednesday. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Nov. 6, 2019.

  • Community advocates with the Uplift Inglewood Coalition staged a rally Tuesday as their lawsuit against the proposed Los Angeles Clippers area in Inglewood heads to trial on Nov. 5, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Advocates Suing Over Proposed Clippers Arena in Inglewood Push for Affordable Housing

    Affordable housing advocates with the Uplift Inglewood Coalition staged a rally Tuesday as their lawsuit against the proposed Los Angeles Clippers arena in Inglewood heads to trial. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News at 11 on Nov. 5, 2019.

  • The new Popeyes chicken sandwich is seen in a photo distributed by the restaurant chain.

    Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Is Back and Customers Are Lining Up

    The day has finally come. The sorely missed Popeyes chicken sandwich is back and people are acting ridiculous. Drive-thru lines are stretching into the streets, people are live-tweeting from their cars and chicken sandwich memes have hit what seems to be an all-time high. After launching in August, the Popeyes chicken sandwich flew out of the fryer and into people’s mouths. That is, until the chain announced the sandwiches were sold out “for now.” For two months, fanatics have been wondering eagerly when it […]

  • A car believed to have sparked the 46 Fire is seen on Oct. 31, 2019. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    46 Fire in Jurupa Valley Ignited by Stolen Vehicle Fleeing Authorities; 2 Arrested

    The 46 Fire that ignited near Rancho Jurupa Park in Jurupa Valley and spread into Riverside was caused by a stolen vehicle that was involved in a pursuit early Thursday morning, police said. The two people involved in the pursuit were eventually arrested. Riverside police officers were on patrol about 12:15 a.m. when they noticed a stolen vehicle traveling northbound on Van Buren Boulevard near the Riverside County line, Riverside Police Department spokesman Ryan Railsback said. The officers tried to […]

  • Traffic on the 101 Freeway is seen on Oct. 29, 2019. (Credit: Sky5)

    10 Hours After Closure Causes Massive Backup, 101 Fwy Reopens When Man on Overpass Surrenders

    A man who threatened to jump from an overpass in Hollywood, prompting the full closure of the 101 Freeway that jammed traffic in the area for hours, has been safely taken into custody, officials said Tuesday morning. The incident began about 11:45 p.m. Monday when a man standing on a narrow ledge on an overpass forced authorities to shut down both sides of the 101 near Hollywood Boulevard. The man held on to the fence for hours, facing officers who […]

  • Firefighters respond to a boat fire at Terminal Island on Oct. 21, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    69-Year-Old Woman Found Dead in Boat Fire at Port of L.A.

    A 69-year-old woman was found dead on a boat that burned while docked at the Port of Los Angeles early Monday, officials said. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to berth 258 at Terminal Island, near San Pedro, around 4 a.m. after a firefighter at the station across the marina spotted the blaze.  Crews arrived at the scene to find a 28-foot cabin cruiser engulfed in flames, the agency said. Firefighters put out the fire in about 15 minutes, after […]

  • The proposed site of apartments for homeless people in Chatsworth, a project that could go through after an L.A. City Council vote on Oct. 15, 2019, appears in an undated photo. (Credit: Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times)

    Dozens of New Apartments for Homeless People Could Rise in Chatsworth After City Council Vote

    Dozens of new apartments for homeless people could rise in Chatsworth after the Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to fund a rare proposal to build such housing in the northwestern stretches of the San Fernando Valley. The Topanga Apartments would be the first project in Council District 12 funded by Propositon HHH, a $1.2-billion bond measure approved by voters for homeless housing. Until now, it was the only district in L.A. that had yet to approve any HHH housing. […]

  • Allen Mitchell Gardner of Community Coalition at a rally in front of LAPD headquarters to protest racial disparities in stops and searches on Oct. 9, 2019. (Credit: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)

    Community Groups Rally Outside LAPD Headquarters After Report Shows Racial Profiling

    In response to a Times analysis showing that Los Angeles police officers search black and Latino motorists far more often than whites, a coalition of community groups is calling for the LAPD to drastically scale back on traffic stops. The PUSH LA coalition, which includes Blacks Lives Matter, the ACLU of Southern California and other local groups, wants an immediate moratorium on pretextual stops, in which officers use a minor violation such as a broken taillight to stop a vehicle […]

  • An overturned crane is seen in Long Beach on Oct. 7, 2019. (Credit: Jerry Gilmore)

    Surveillance Video Shows Long Beach Crane Collapse That Left 1 Injured

    A Long Beach crane collapse that left one person injured and several homes damaged Monday afternoon was captured on a neighbor’s front door camera. Ring doorbell video, provided to KTLA by Jerry Gilmore, shows the mobile crane parked in the 300 block of 61st Street just before 12:30 p.m. when the passenger side tires slowly begin to lift off the ground. Several popping sounds can be heard as the truck falls onto its side and the crane comes crashing down […]

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