• Follow me on:

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
  • Radio Glitch Triggers Hijacking Alarm on LAX-Bound Plane at JFK Airport

    Police surrounded a JetBlue plane at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport Tuesday after a false alarm about a hijack incident was sent. JetBlue Flight 1623 was lined up on the taxiway at the airport waiting to depart when it “experienced a radio equipment problem,” the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. The plane, which was bound to Los Angeles, sent out a hijack code notifying air traffic control that there was a security threat onboard after controllers […]

  • A Los Angeles police sergeant was injured in a hit-and-run involving a domestic violence suspect on June 26, 2018. (Credit: Officer Kenny Lew via Twitter)

    LAPD Sergeant Injured in Hit-and-Run After Domestic Violence Suspect Allegedly Intentionally Rams SUV in Culver City

    A police sergeant was injured after her vehicle was struck by a domestic violence suspect who then fled the scene in Culver City early Tuesday morning, officials said. A 42-year-old man behind the wheel of a 2005 Cadillac Escalade ran into a silver Ford Fusion carrying two women at the intersection of West Centinela Avenue and Bristol Parkway around 1:35 a.m., the California Highway Patrol said in a news release. The Escalade then rear-ended an LAPD sergeant who was in the intersection […]

  • A dockless electric scooter is seen in this file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Santa Monica Considers Regulations for Dockless Electric Scooters

    Officials were meeting Tuesday to consider proposed regulations for dockless electric scooters on the streets of Santa Monica. Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News on June 12, 2018.

  • A silver Pontiac sought in a fatal hit-and-run is seen in an image provided by the California Highway Patrol.

    Driver Sought in Hit-and-Run Crash That Killed 75-Year-Old Woman in Rowland Heights

    Officers are asking the public for help Tuesday in their search for a hit-and-run driver that fatally struck a 75-year-old woman in Rowland Heights the day before. The crash occurred Monday about 7:05 p.m. as the victim was crossing the street with her husband in the 1800 block of Saleroso Drive, the California Highway Patrol stated in a news release. The woman was struck by a silver four-door Pontiac that was traveling southbound on Saleroso Drive. Not only did the […]

  • Thousands walk during the annual LA Pride Parade in West Hollywood on June 10, 2018. (Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

    Cleanup Underway in WeHo After Record Turnout for Pride

    Cleanup efforts were underway in West Hollywood after a record number of people turned out for the annual pride weekend. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on June 11, 2018.

  • The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department released two images of murder suspect Matthew Martin Capiendo Luzon, one depicting him if his head were shaved, on June 1, 2018.

    Officials Renew Calls for Help Finding 4th Suspect in Brutal Beating, Death of Man in Azusa Area

    Officials on Wednesday renewed their call for help finding a man wanted in connection with the brutal beating and death of a 20-year-old man in the Azusa area last month. Matthew Martin Capiendo Luzon, 21, remains on the lam since Julian Hamori-Andrade was killed on May 28. Three other men— Hercules Balaskas, Jacob Elmendorf and Francisco Amigon, all 19 —have been charged with the killing. The men appeared in court on first-degree murder, first-degree residential robbery and kidnapping charges Wednesday, but […]

  • Crews investigate a deadly fire in Signal Hill on June 4, 2018. (Credit: Southern Counties News)

    Signal Hill Resident Critical Following Early Morning Apartment Fire

    A Signal Hill resident is in critical condition after a fire broke out at an apartment complex early Monday morning. The fire was reported about 2:45 a.m. in the 2200 block of Gaviota Avenue, the Los Angeles County Fire Department stated on Twitter. Heavy smoke and fire was showing from a second-story unit when firefighters arrived, prompting officials to evacuate the multi-unit building. As crews worked to extinguish the blaze, firefighters discovered a man in cardiac arrest inside one of […]

  • iFly Indoor Skydiving New Virtual Reality Experience

    The world’s largest indoor skydiving operator is now offering a virtual reality experience to complement current flight offerings. Visitors to the Universal City iFly can “jump” and “fly” over Hawaii, Switzerland and Dubai. Details on how to book a trip are available here.  

  • An undated photo shows Jen Duffy, with her 6-year-old son Xavier Duffy, walking through veteran's graves at Los Angeles National Cemetery after placing a flag and paying her respects. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

    L.A. Area Events Honor America’s Fallen Soldiers on Memorial Day

    On Monday, Angelenos will honor America’s fallen service members with a host of Memorial Day events, including, cemetery ceremonies, parades and flyovers. The tradition of dedicating a specific day to remember those who died in military service started after the Civil War. During its first observance in 1868, it was known as Decoration Day, because Americans adorned the graves of the dead with flowers. The tradition evolved to include other types of remembrances and veterans from all wars. In 1967, […]