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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
  • A fire scorched about three acres of brush in Malibu on Oct. 18, 2018. (Credit: ANG News)

    Fire Officials On Alert Amid Southern California Red Flag Warning

    Firefighters have knocked down several small brushfires as Santa Ana winds bring gusty, dry and warm conditions to Southern California. Los Angeles County firefighters in Malibu stopped a fire at 3 acres early Friday and Los Angeles firefighters held a vegetation blaze near Dodger Stadium to an acre  overnight. An earlier blaze near the foothill communities of Irwindale and Duarte was stopped with the help of a Firehawk helicopter. The National Weather Service has issued red flag warnings for fire […]

  • Crews work to clear an overturned big rig on the 210 Freeway in Sylmar on Oct. 9, 2018. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Tanker Truck Overturns, Prompting Closure of Westbound 210 Freeway in Sylmar

    A tanker truck overturned on the 210 Freeway in Sylmar late Monday night, prompting a closure of the westbound lanes that extended into Tuesday morning. The crash occurred about 11:40 p.m. near Yarnell Street when the big rig drove into an embankment, according to the California Highway Patrol traffic incident log. The CHP initially indicated the crash included multiple cars, but an official at the scene later concluded the big rig was the only vehicle involved. The tanker was carrying […]

  • Students Disciplined After Caught-on-Video Brawl Described by Parents as Race Riot at High School in Glendale

    A meeting was held Monday after video posted online showed what appeared to be dozens of students involved in a melee at Hoover High School in Glendale last week. Students involved in the fight — described by concerned parents as racially motived — were reportedly kept in separate rooms on Monday and speaking to counselors in “restorative circles.” Police were called when the brawl broke out last Wednesday on the upper quad on campus at Hoover. Parents told KTLA their […]

  • Video released Oct. 3 shows a suspected DUI driver hitting a crowd of people in West Hollywood.

    Suspected DUI Driver Arrested After Plowing Into Crowd Outside Sunset Strip Club Whisky A Go Go

    A man who drove for Lyft was arrested on suspicion of DUI Wednesday morning after swerving into a crowd outside the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, officials said. The crash occurred just before midnight at the night club as the Volkswagen Jetta, speeding north on San Vicente Boulevard, attempted to make a left at Sunset Boulevard, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. Surveillance video showed the driver, identified as Brandon Baker-Grey, losing control […]

  • Rihanna speaks onstage during Rihanna's 4th Annual Diamond Ball benefitting The Clara Lionel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street on Sept. 13, 2018 in New York City. (Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

    Rihanna’s Hollywood Hills Home Burglarized Again: LAPD

    Pop star Rihanna’s Hollywood Hills home was burglarized Tuesday night for the second time in recent months, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Authorities were alerted of the incident in the 7800 block of Hillside Drive by representatives of the singer, who has a sophisticated surveillance system set up in her home, LAPD Capt. Cory Palka said. Rihanna was not home at the time of the crime, but was notified. It is unclear what was taken, but the home […]

  • A Brightline train is seen at the new MiamiCentral terminal during the inaugural trip from Miami to West Palm Beach on May 11, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    New Backer Says Victorville to Vegas Rail Line Could Be Rolling by 2022

    A longstanding plan to build a passenger rail system between Southern California and Las Vegas has a new financial backer, a company operating a privately funded rail project in Florida. Miami-based Brightline, whose rail service will connect Miami to Orlando by 2022, said Tuesday it had acquired XpressWest, the high-speed rail project that failed to get off the ground over the last decade. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The company said it would operate between Victorville and […]

  • Emergency crews attend to three children injured by a tree branch in Glendale on Sept. 16, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    3 Children Injured by Falling Tree Branch During Birthday Party in Glendale

    Three children attending a birthday party at a park in Glendale were injured by a falling tree branch over the weekend. The incident occurred about 4 p.m. at Glen Oaks Park as a five-year-old was celebrating his fifth birthday, witnesses told KTLA. The older brother of the birthday boy said he heard a crack and then a tree limb came crashing down on some of the partygoers. Three children were hospitalized after being struck by the branch, which fell about […]

  • L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell and L.A. Fire Chief Daryl Osby take part in a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the L.A. Fire Department's Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center on Sept. 11, 2018.

    Southern California Commemorates 17th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

    Memorial ceremonies took place throughout Southern California today to mark the 17th Anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. Community leaders paid tribute to the lives lost, and also to the heroism and strength displayed in response to the devastation of that day. Mark Mester reports for the KTLA 5 News at 11 on Sept. 11, 2018. We honor the lives lost on #September11th: in New York City…in Arlington, Virginia…in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. And here in Los Angeles, we never forget that […]

  • Authorities investigate a deadly hit-and-run crash on the 91 Freeway in Compton on Sept. 5, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Tow Truck Driver Killed Assisting Disabled Vehicle on 91 Freeway in Compton

    Authorities are investigating a deadly crash Wednesday after a tow truck driver attempting to move a disabled vehicle was struck and killed on the 91 Freeway in Compton. The crash occurred around midnight on the eastbound 91 Freeway near South Central Avenue, California Highway Patrol Officer Kimball said. The tow truck driver was struck in the number four lane while trying to move a disabled vehicle, Kimball said. The unidentified victim was pronounced dead following the crash. No information was […]