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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.


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    Preparations Underway in Long Beach for 2028 Olympic Games

    Preparations are already underway in Long Beach in anticipation of the 2028 summer Olympic Games. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Aug. 20, 2018.

  • A suspected groper is seen in an image provided by the Riverside Police Department on Aug. 14, 2018.

    Police Seek Help Identifying Man Suspected of Grabbing Woman’s Breast in Riverside

    Police on Tuesday asked the public for help identifying a man suspected of groping a woman at a Riverside business about three months ago. The incident occurred at the Taco Station located in the 4000 block of Mission Inn Avenue on May 18, the Riverside Police Department posted on Facebook. Investigators say the man seen in an image provided by the Police Department walked up to a woman inside the business and grabbed her breast. “Detectives have exhausted their leads […]

  • California's strict new vaccination law failed to prevent a new outbreak of measles that has infected 20 people, most of them in western Los Angeles County. (Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

    Hollywood Clinic Offers Free Vaccinations Ahead of LAUSD School Year

    Saban Community Clinic in Hollywood is offering free vaccinations as families get ready for the start of the new school year. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Aug. 13, 2018.

  • 405 Freeway Closures in Effect in O.C. as Crews Work to Expand Highway

    Portions of the 405 Freeway in Orange County were scheduled to shut down this week as construction continued for a $2 billion project to widen the highway. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Aug. 8, 2018.

  • Beachgoers packed a beach in Ventura on July 4, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    SoCal Temperatures Expected to Peak Tuesday as Weeklong Heat Wave Continues

    Tuesday was expected to be the hottest day during a weeklong heat wave in Southern California. Wendy Burch and Kacey Montoya report for KTLA 5 News on Aug. 7, 2018. The heat continues across #SoCal. Tomorrow will likely be the hottest day, with a slight cool down Wed, followed by another rise in temps on Thu. #LAheat #CAwx pic.twitter.com/REcFzp0cn5 — NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) August 7, 2018

  • Law enforcement officials respond to a gunman who entered a Trader Joe's in Silver Lake on July 21, 2018. (Credit: (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

    Questions Swirl Over LAPD Shootout With Gunman That Left Trader Joe’s Store Manager Dead

    In the span of a few hours, Gene Atkins had shot his grandmother, kidnapped his girlfriend and then led police on a wild chase from Hollywood to Silver Lake while shooting at officers from his car, authorities said. Now, the armed 28-year-old was running through a crowded Trader Joe’s parking lot toward a store filled with dozens of shoppers and employees. The officers chasing him had a decision to make: Shoot back and risk the lives of anyone in the […]

  • An undated photo of Anthony Avalos with the words "the system failed me too" is displayed at a vigil held to remember him in Lancaster on June 22, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Family of Lancaster Boy Allegedly Killed by Mother, Her Boyfriend Demands Investigation of Social Workers

    The family of a 10-year-old boy who died after allegedly being tortured by his mother and her boyfriend is calling for a criminal investigation of the social workers involved in the victim’s case. Brian Claypool, an attorney representing Anthony Avalos’, family held a news conference Tuesday morning in front of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services where he revealed “shocking” details from agency records that show abuse allegations in the home. Anthony was found unresponsive after […]

  • Authorities investigate the shooting death of a woman in South Los Angeles on July 17, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Found With Fatal Gunshot Wound in South L.A.

    Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman found in the Vermont Square neighborhood of South Los Angeles Monday night. The shooting was reported about 10 p.m. in the 4000 block of South Dalton Avenue, LAPD Capt. Darnell Davenport told KTLA. Responding Los Angeles Police Department officers found the victim and firefighters declared her dead at the scene. No arrests have been made and investigators are following up on leads. No further details about the incident have been released.

  • 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 […]