Wendy Burch, KTLA 5

Wendy Burch


Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Wendy:

Slithering sights to behold at the Reptile Super Show in Pomona

Cold-blooded creatures of all kinds are the stars of the Reptile Super Show at the Pomona Fairplex. The show is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. View Post Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Jan. 22, 2022. → Read More

SoCal bagel shops to try on National Bagel Day

Start spreading the delicious news: Saturday is National Bagel Day. In celebration of the carb-filled holiday, KTLA paid a visit to a few SoCal bagel shops in search of tasty bagels, cream cheese spreads, and meat-and egg-filled breakfast delights. KTLA’s Wendy Burch first stopped at Hank’s Bagels in Sherman Oaks, followed by the Yeastie Boys Bagels truck […] → Read More

Massive toy giveaway in Orange County helps families

Families Together of Orange County gave away 20,000 toys to about 7,000 families on Saturday. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Weekend Morning News on Dec. 18, 2021. → Read More

5K run celebrates Día de los Muertos on historic Olvera Street in downtown L.A.

Olvera Street on Saturday hosted the 5K Carrera de los Muertos as part of its festivities to celebrate the Day of the Dead meant to honor and remember loved ones who have died. The event featured some runners in full skull makeup, marigold crowns and skeletal costumes. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Oct. 30, 2021. → Read More

SoCal’s 1st major storm of the season drenches region; flood advisory issued in L.A. County

The first major storm of the season brought widespread to the drought-stricken Southland Monday, bringing widespread showers, gusty winds and a chance of mudslides. Moderate to heavy rain began falling in Los Angeles County after noon, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a flood advisory. Forecasters warned of likely roadway flooding, as well as […] → Read More

SoCal pet owners struggle to get appointments with veterinarians amid shortage

Pet owners have been facing longer wait times when their furry friends are having a medical emergency. That’s because there is a veterinarian shortage in the greater Los Angeles area, paired with increased pet adoptions during the pandemic. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Aug. 19, 2021. → Read More

1st heat wave of the season expected in SoCal next week amid drought conditions

Amid worrisome drought conditions plaguing much of the American West, the first heat wave of the season is headed to Southern California. The National Weather Service warned of the potential for record-breaking heat, beginning Monday and stretching late into next week. Tuesday through Thursday will be the hottest days in the Los Angeles area, said […] → Read More

L.A. County supervisor urges Gov. Newsom to lift mask mandate for vaccinated people

Supervisor Kathryn Barger says L.A. County "made tremendous progress vaccinating residents" and is asking the governor to lift mask mandate for the vaccinated. → Read More

11-month-old girl recovered, suspect in custody after South L.A. kidnapping: Police

The Los Angeles Police Department on Monday afternoon have safely located an 11-month-old girl who was kidnapped the previous evening in South L.A. Baby Heather was found in the area of 52nd Street and Broadway around 3:15 p.m., about an hour after LAPD asked the public’s help for assistance in the case. She had been […] → Read More

After being closed due to pandemic, Boomers Parks in Irvine reopens

After being closed for several months because of the coronavirus pandemic, Boomers Parks in Irvine is welcoming visitors back on Saturday with several attractions. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Weekend Morning News on Feb. 27, 2021. → Read More

With no Friday winner, Mega Millions jackpot estimated to grow to $850M — the 3rd highest ever

One of the largest jackpots in U.S. history will grow even larger since there was no winner for Friday’s drawing of the Mega Millions’ $750 million top prize. The numbers were 3, 11, 12, 38, 43, with a Mega Ball of 15 and would have marked the fifth-largest jackpot ever drawn. Mega Millions estimated its next top prize would […] → Read More

Santa Monica stores welcome shoppers on Small Business Saturday

This year’s Small Business Saturday comes as business owners across the nation feel the strain of the coronavirus pandemic and the months of restrictions and closures it brought with it. The shopping holiday was created by American Express to encourage people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Along Main Street in […] → Read More

Jackie Lacey, L.A. County’s first Black district attorney, concedes to George Gascón after bitter race

Jackie Lacey, Los Angeles County’s first Black district attorney, on Friday conceded the nation’s largest prosecutor’s office to progressive challenger George Gascón following a bitter race focused on criminal justice reform. After congratulating Gascón on his “expected victory,” Lacey admitted that her team advised her she did not have enough votes to win reelection. “There […] → Read More

With more than 12.7M ballots cast, California appears headed to record turnout

Election Day arrived Tuesday in California with a huge number of votes already cast. The coronavirus pandemic transformed Election Day into election month for many places in California after the state mailed ballots to all active registered voters for the first time, encouraging them to vote early and skip in-person polling places to avoid spreading […] → Read More

Trump’s doctor giving update as president undergoes treatment for COVID-19 symptoms

Update: The White House says President Donald Trump’s doctor will provide an update on his condition Saturday morning as the president undergoes treatment for COVID-19 symptoms at a military hospital. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany says Navy Commander Dr. Sean Conley will address reporters at 11 a.m. Eastern (8 a.m. Pacific) from Walter Reed […] → Read More

Bobcat Fire: More than 60,500 acres burned as firefighters up containment to 15%

Burning for a thirteenth day, the Bobcat Fire had ripped through more than 60,500 acres in the Angeles National Forest by Friday. The fire was very active Thursday on its northern perimeter, where it advanced on Juniper Hills and nearby communities, triggering more evacuation orders and a furious firefighting battle from the air with additional […] → Read More

‘We anticipate increased fire activity’: More residents under warning as Bobcat Fire burns 46,260 acres

New evacuation warnings were issued Wednesday night as the Bobcat Fire burned for its 10th day in Angeles National Forest, with about 46,260 acres charred and 3% containment, officials said. The warnings issued around 8:45 p.m. are the first in the Antelope Valley for the Bobcat Fire and include the following areas: Juniper Hills south […] → Read More

Man sought in triple shooting that killed 2 in Redlands is arrested in Las Vegas

A 57-year-old Phoenix man identified as the suspect in a triple-shooting that killed two people in Southern California was arrested in Las Vegas. Records showed Tuesday that Eric Otto White was being held at the Clark County jail pending his transfer in custody to San Bernardino County, California. The FBI in Las Vegas said White […] → Read More

L.A. Zoo reopening to public after 166 days

After closing for 166 days due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Los Angeles Zoo is reopening to the public Wednesday. “The world has changed over the last several months, and so has your Los Angeles Zoo,” CEO and zoo director Denise M. Verret stated in a news release. Changes to zoo protocols include limited capacity, […] → Read More

Destination: Lake Arrowhead

In this Destination California we sent KTLA’s Wendy Burch up to Arrowhead Lake to find out why the travel brochures call this place the “Swiss Alps” of Southern California. Lake Arrowhead is nestled in the San Bernardino Mountains, and its town surrounds the Lake Arrowhead Reservoir. It was formerly called “Little Bear Lake” until around […] → Read More