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CHRISTINA PASCUCCI
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Christina Pascucci is an Emmy Award-nominated journalist who has interviewed the world’s most renowned political figures, athletes and Hollywood celebrities. One of her favorite interviews was with the Dalai Lama, who did an exclusive local interview with Christina for his 80th birthday.

Christina loves the heart and soul of people. Her innate curiosity, compassion and empathy set her apart from other journalists. She cares deeply about every story and person she meets, digs deep to unveil the truth, and asks the tough questions. Her vision is to continually effect positive change. Her 2015 investigative reporting into the wasteful water-use policies of the LADWP resulted in the agency changing its policy to potentially save millions of gallons of water.

Christina, a native of Los Angeles, has held virtually every possible title in the newsroom, from producer to anchor. She loves to shoot and edit her own stories. She previously worked for the ABC affiliate in Reno, Nevada, where she covered government and politics regularly. She also anchored the morning show at NBC affiliate KMIR-TV in Palm Springs, where ratings doubled during her time there. She was twice voted amongst the top TV personalities in the Palm Springs area. Memorable moments include covering Betty Ford’s funeral and conversing with former President Bill Clinton.

Christina, a proud USC Trojan, studied entrepreneurship and international business, Spanish and broadcast journalism. A trip to China with her global management class inspired Christina to study Mandarin Chinese. She is also fluent in Spanish. Christina has a zest for life and high-adrenaline hobbies. She is a student pilot, avid scuba diver, skier, marathoner and mountaineer. In addition to a number of dives with great white sharks, Christina dove 120 feet in the Great Blue Hole in Belize and through underwater caves in Mexico. She has traveled to dozens of countries. One of her greatest passions is immersing herself in cultures.

She loves God, is passionate about protecting the environment, ocean conservation and pushing her comfort zone. She is a member of Human Rights Watch and a “Big Sister” in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Her own little girl, Gracie, is a 4-pound Pomeranian mix Christina rescued from a Reno shelter.


Recent Articles
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    Porter Ranch Gas Leak: Damaged Well Could Be Capped as Early as Next Week

    A state official said Thursday that under the most favorable circumstances, the damaged well that has spewed environmentally damaging natural gas from a storage facility near Porter Ranch could be capped as early as the end of next week. But the timeline, he cautioned, was fraught with variables. Wade Crowfoot, a senior advisor to Gov. Jerry Brown, told those at a public meeting at Cal State Northridge that the relief well that is still being drilled was tentatively expected to […]

  • A close up of Brandy Milliner's lottery ticket along side the winning numbers. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Claims He Had $63 Million Ticket As Last-Minute Search Continues for Chatsworth Lotto Winner

    A man who claims he purchased the winning $63 million SuperLotto Plus ticket purchased in Chatsworth has taken legal action to be declared the winner as lottery officials continue their search for a last-minute winner. The winning ticket for the Aug. 8 drawing was sold at the 7-Eleven store located at 20871 Lassen Street and whoever bought that ticket has 180 days to claim their prize, according to a California Lottery news release. The ticket matched all of the winning […]

  • Zelda Rothman is seen in a photo provided by family members.

    Porter Ranch Gas Leak: Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against SoCal Gas

    A wrongful death lawsuit filed against the Southern California Gas Company Tuesday claims the ongoing gas leak near Porter Ranch contributed to the death a 79-year-resident who lived less than three miles from the leaking well. Chris Burrous reports from Porter Ranch for the KTLA 5 Morning News.  

  • Bill Cosby is seen arriving at Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania on Feb. 2, 2016. (Credit: Michael Mercanti)

    Bill Cosby Case: Ex-DA Says He ‘Bound’ Pennsylvania by Not Prosecuting

    Former Pennsylvania prosecutor Bruce Castor may not want a judge to throw out recent sexual assault charges against Bill Cosby. But he conceded Tuesday he thought he barred the commonwealth from prosecuting the case 11 years ago. Bruce Castor, a former Montgomery County district attorney, testified in a pretrial hearing in Norristown, where attorneys for the entertainer are asking a judge to drop recent charges accusing Cosby of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home in 2004. Cosby’s lawyers contend […]

  • Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are seen in images provided by CNN.

    Iowa Caucus Results: Clinton Declares Victory; Trump Loses to Cruz

    Hillary Clinton declared victory early Tuesday morning in a razor-thin contest against Bernie Sanders in Iowa. But Democratic party officials have not yet declared a winner. “Hillary Clinton has won the Iowa Caucus,” the Clinton campaign said. “After thorough reporting — and analysis — of results, there is no uncertainty and Secretary Clinton has clearly won the most national and state delegates.” The state party indicated in a separate statement that it was not ready to make a call. “The […]

  • People attend a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Sioux City Orpheum Theatre on Jan. 31, 2016, in Sioux City, Iowa. (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Iowa Caucus: Tight Races on Both Sides; O’Malley to Suspend Campaign

    The first results of the 2016 campaign stretched into a night of drama as early vote counts showed tight races on both sides. Donald Trump is battling to keep pace with Ted Cruz while Marco Rubio delivered a strong showing in third place in the Republican race. Democrat Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, is holding the narrowest of leads over insurgent candidate Bernie Sanders. The race is “uncomfortably close,” according to a top Clinton ally in Iowa. On the Democratic side, former […]

  • Marisela Hernandez is seen in a DMV photo provided by the Pomona Police Department.

    ‘You Really Need to Come Home,’ Son Says to Missing Mother Day After Finding Father Dead in Pomona

    After finding his father dead of an apparent suicide at a Pomona home, a 19-year-old on Thursday asked that his mother, who has not been seen since, return home. Fernando Zarate found his father, Ivan Hernandez, dead inside the garage of an undisclosed home in Pomona Wednesday morning, the teenager told KTLA. His mother, Marisela Hernandez, 38, also lived at the home and has been missing since. “You really need to come home,” Zarate said. “I don’t know what else to […]

  • Investigators collect evidence on Feb. 7, 2013, after police officers opened fire on a pickup truck in a case of mistaken identity, wounding two women who were delivering newspapers. (Credit: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)

    LAPD Officers Won’t Face Charges After Opening Fire on Delivery Women During Dorner Manhunt

    Eight Los Angeles police officers who mistakenly opened fire on two Los Angeles Times newspaper delivery women thinking they were rogue ex-cop Christopher Dorner in 2013 will not be criminally charged, the L.A. County district attorney’s office announced Wednesday. The officers opened fire in the predawn hours of Feb. 7, 2013, as Margie Carranza and her mother, Emma Hernandez, were slowly cruising though a Torrance neighborhood in a pickup truck delivering papers. Police were in the area protecting a person […]

  • The Orange County Sheriff’s Department released these photos of Jonathan Tieu, left, Hossein Nayeri, middle, and Bac Duong, right, on Jan. 23, 2016.

    O.C. Jail Escape Reward Quadruples to $200,000 as Anxiety Grows in SoCal

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