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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
  • A "rupture" occurred at the Tesoro Los Angeles Refinery on Aug. 26, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Rupture in Sulfur Tank Prompts Shelter-in-Place Order Around Tesoro Refinery

    A shelter-in-place order was lifted in the area around the Tesoro refinery in the Carson and Wilmington area Friday evening hours after a sulfur tank ruptured and created a plume that towered above the facility. Los Angeles County firefighters were called to the refinery — near Alameda and East 223rd streets — about 1:20 p.m. A “rupture” occurred about 1 p.m. at a sulfur tank in the Wilmington portion of the refinery, a Tesoro Corp. spokesman said in a statement. A small fire at […]

  • Several law enforcement agencies arrested 13 suspected gang members in connection with thousands of residential burglaries on Aug. 26, 2016 (Credit: Torrance Police Department)

    13 Suspected Gang Members Arrested in Connection With About 5,000 Residential Burglaries

    Torrance police and other law enforcement agencies arrested 13 suspected gang members Friday in connection to about 5,000 residential burglaries that occurred throughout Southern California. Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Aug. 26, 2016.

  • The El Super supermarket in South Los Angeles remained closed and barricaded by shopping carts on Aug. 25, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    South L.A. Market Reopens After Vermin Investigation; Mouse Found on Food at Other Location

    The El Super grocery store in South Los Angeles reopened Thursday after it was shut down by county health officials due to a vermin investigation, according to online L.A. County Department of Public Health records. The supermarket, located at 1301 E. Gage Ave., was closed Tuesday, the record indicated. It showed four violations of California’s Healthy and Safety code — including one “high risk” — that were all related to vermin infestation. There was a mandatory 48-hour closure on the store. The store […]

  • Joshua Robertson and Brittany Humphrey are shown in photos from a LASD wanted poster distributed Aug. 23, 2016.

    3 Kids Whose Mother Was Found Dead in Gorman Area Are Located; Couple With Toddler Still Sought

    Three young children whose mother was found dead on a Gorman-area road were located safe Wednesday afternoon after they were kidnapped, but the two people suspected of taking the kids have a fourth child with them and remain on the run, authorities said. Joshua Robertson, 27, and Brittany Humphrey, 22, were last seen fleeing California with Kimberly Harvill’s three children, who were found to be safe at a motel in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after a good Samaritan contacted local police. Robertson […]

  • Deputies respond to a man barricaded inside a car wash in Carson on Aug. 23, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Fired Employee With Ax Barricades Self at Carson Car Wash: Sheriff’s Dept.

    Armed with an ax, a former employee of a car wash in Carson barricaded himself inside the business and was in an ongoing standoff with deputies before being taken into custody Tuesday, according to the Sheriff’s Department. The situation took place at the Aquamax at the corner of Alondra and Avalon boulevards. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department urged people to avoid the area. A call about a man with an ax threatening employees came in just after noon, the Sheriff’s Department […]

  • An image from surveillance video shows the stabbing of two Cal State Fullerton students on Aug. 21, 2016.

    Cal State Fullerton Officials Issue Statement on Stabbing of 2 Students Near Fraternity Row; Surveillance Footage Released

    California State University, Fullerton officials issued a statement on Monday after surveillance footage of the stabbing of two students near the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity house was released. The university’s primary concern at this time is with the continued recovery of our students and with supporting law enforcement in their investigation,” said Paula Selleck, Associate Director of News Media Services, in an e-mail. Two male students were stabbed on Sunday during an altercation with two possible attackers in an alley near 2117 […]

  • Kanye West at Milk Studios on June 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California.  (Credit: Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for ADIDAS)

    Kanye West Pop-Up Store Opens in Los Angeles, 21 Shops Opening Worldwide

    Kanye West is selling “Life of Pablo” merchandise in 21 pop-up shops around the world this weekend, including one on Fairfax Avenue. The new stores will be open for three days only and each city will receive its own customized shirt with their cities written in Cali Thornhill DeWitt’s gothic script, according to Vogue. The Los Angeles store is located at 346 N. Fairfax Avenue and will be open from 12 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19-21. The clothing line has been very successful according […]

  • Firefighting helicopters battle the Blue Cut Fire as it burns out of control around the community of Lytle Creek. (Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

    Blue Cut Fire Burns Over 56 Square Miles; Some Evacuations Lifted

    Firefighters were in the third day of their battle against the raging Blue Cut Fire in San Bernardino County on Thursday, as some of the 82,000 people forced to evacuate were allowed back in to see the state of their homes. The wildfire has scorched nearly 36,000 acres, or just over 56 square miles, since it broke out in the Cajon Pass, west of the 15 Freeway near the Kenwood Avenue exit about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. More than 1,500 firefighters have been called […]

  • The Blue Cut Fire is seen from Sky5 burning after sunset on Aug. 16, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Blue Cut Fire Forces Wrightwood Residents to Evacuate, Some Refuse to Leave

    Angela Adams did not like what she was seeing from her front door: a billow of smoke and flames on a mountain ridge not far from her home. “I don’t like this view at all,” the 48-year-old said. She had been keeping an eye on the mountain that sits across from her single-story Pacific Crest Estates home since 5 a.m. Even though officials ordered mandatory evacuations in Wrightwood, she and hundreds of other residents had chosen to stay behind. Click here to read the […]