Wendy Burch

Journalist, advocate, and author

Wendy Burch is an Emmy Award winning television journalist, acclaimed professional writer, and inspiring motivational speaker. With a career in journalism spanning nearly three decades, Burch has delivered thousands of live television news reports: everything 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 the majority of her career has been spent covering the biggest news of the day in the city of LA. As one of the most respected and recognized reporters in Southern California, millions wake up to her reports each day on the award-winning KTLA Morning News. Prior to that, Wendy worked as a reporter for KCAL-TV and E! Entertainment News, 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 Burch has gone on to receive numerous awards and honors, including 6 Emmy Awards. Wendy was also the recipient of the Gracie Allen Award and the Genii Award and the Excellence in Journalism Award from the American Women of Radio & Television. Aside from her work in front of the camera, Wendy Burch is also a professional media trainer to some of the world’s top athletes. She’s the founder of BIG Crowd Communications, a company designed specifically to train elite athletes and sports executives to become substantial media players. World Championship teams, top draft picks and the country’s leading sports agencies have all worked with Wendy to learn ways to perform at the top of their game whenever the microphone comes into play. Wendy is also very involved in many philanthropic efforts and is the driving force behind FUN-lanthropy, a movement encouraging people to put the FUN into charity work. Aside from consulting with various non-profit organizations across the country on ways to improve the ‘fun-factor’ at their charity events… the movement also promotes ways individuals can become FUN-lanthropists by organizing FUN-raising events on behalf of their favorite charities. Wendy’s philanthropic expertise come from her years of giving back. In 2006, Burch founded The Good News Foundation, a non-profit organization that recognized and rewarded remarkable individuals and organizations making ‘good news’ in Greater Los Angeles. Under Burch’s direction and vision, the foundation grew into one of LA’s premier charities. She spearheaded the philanthropic efforts from 2006 to 2014 and, during that time, The Good News Foundation gave away more than 1.5 million dollars in grants, gift and in-kind donations. Burch is also an entrepreneur and investor, partnering with endeavors that donate a significant portion of their profits to charitable organizations. Additionally, Wendy is an outspoken advocate for women struggling with fertility issues. She publically chronicled her own journey to get pregnant after the age of 40 and candidly discussed her decision to use a donor egg to ensure a successful pregnancy at the age of 46. Burch’s voice has been instrumental in encouraging other women to seek out fertility treatments. Burch is currently writing about her experience in the book entitled “The Pregnant Pause” due for publication in April of 2017. Burch is also a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post. Wendy, an adopted child, was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. She graduated from Brigham Young University, with a Bachelor’s of Communications degree with an emphasis on Broadcast Journalism. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California and is a single-mom to her son, Brady.