Christina Pascucci
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Christina Pascucci is an award-winning journalist who has interviewed thousands of people, including some of the world's most-renowned political figures, pro athletes and Hollywood's A-listers. Some of her favorite and most-memorable interviews though, have been on issues that make a direct impact on her local community.

Christina's roots run deep in Southern California. She is a native Angeleno and that's also where she got her start -- working for L.A. cable stations as a multi-media journalist and doing everything from reporting and anchoring to shooting and editing her own stories. Pascucci then left Southern California to further pursue her journalism career in Reno, Nev., where she reported for ABC affiliate KOLO-TV and covered many of the state's big political issues.

Christina was soon off to the warm weather of Palm Springs and NBC affiliate KMIR-TV, where she anchored and produced a two-hour morning show. Twice, she was voted one of the top TV personalities in the desert and helped increased ratings. She also had the chance to meet and chat with former President Bill Clinton.

Pascucci, a proud Trojan, studied entrepreneurship and international business, Spanish, and broadcast journalism while at the University of Southern California. A school trip to China with her global management class inspired Christina to take on learning Mandarin Chinese. She is also fluent in Spanish after living with a family in Spain.

Christina is also a pilot, certified scuba diver and adrenaline junkie. She has traveled to dozens of countries and especially loved diving with great white sharks at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, and watching the world's best athletes compete at the 2012 London Olympics.

She is passionate about helping the environment, is an active Rotarian, "Big Sister" in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, and avid animal lover. Her own little girl, Gracie, is a 4-pound Pomeranian who was rescued from a Reno shelter.


Recent Articles
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    2nd Day of Protests in L.A. Follow Ferguson Grand Jury Decision: Demonstrators March to LAPD Headquarters

    For the second straight day, protests over the Ferguson, Missouri grand jury decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old spilled into Los Angeles streets and temporarily forced the complete closure of a downtown freeway. Demonstrations had been planned for the U.S. Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, the campuses of USC and UCLA, and Leimert Park in South L.A. About 4 p.m., hundreds could be seen walking with signs through South L.A. Protesters shut down multiple intersections along […]

  • An SUV being pursued by police drives the wrong way on surface streets in the Beverly Hills area on Nov. 24, 2014. A police helicopter is overhead. (Credit: KTLA)

    High-Speed Pursuit Ends in Culver City; Man Barricaded on Roof Surrenders

    A man wanted in a high-speed pursuit that spanned several cities and freeways across Los Angeles County was in custody Monday evening after spending several hours barricaded on a roof in Culver City. #LASD SWAT activity on Lucerne, Culver City over. Pursuit susp in custody. Area safe. @LASDHQ http://t.co/Szq39UZDfY— SEB (@SEBLASD) November 25, 2014 Aerial video showed the suspected driver pacing atop the building, located in the 9600 block of Lucerne Avenue (map). At one point, the man could be […]

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    Christina Pascucci reports from the Noka Theater for the KTLA 5 News at 9 on Nov. 23, 2014.

  • Investigators worked at the scene where two children died in a residential fire in San Bernardino on Nov. 20, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Extreme Fire Hazards’ Found at Illegally Occupied Home Where 2 Children Died in Fire

    Two young children died and their father was critically injured Thursday morning after a fire broke out at their illegally occupied San Bernardino apartment, which lacked a smoke detector, authorities said. The children’s pregnant mother had gone into labor just hours before the fire and checked herself into the hospital, authorities said. She had not been told of her family’s fate. Firefighters arrived shortly after 3:05 a.m. at the home, in the 200 block of West 14th Street (map), and heard screams coming from inside, […]

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    Family of Man Killed by Substance Abuse Counselor in DUI Crash Sues Driver’s Employer

    The family of a man who was struck and killed by a drunken substance abuse counselor who drove around with him stuck in her windshield has sued the counselor’s Torrance employer. Relatives of 31-year-old Phillip Moreno, who killed in November 2012 by Sherri Wilkins, announced the lawsuit on Thursday alongside the family’s attorney. The family has filed suit against Twin Town Corporation, which runs the Torrance substance abuse counseling firm where Wilkins worked. Wilkins was sentenced in June to 55 […]

  • A vacuum truck exploded in Santa Paula on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, leaving several people injured. (Credit: KTLA)

    Investigation Under Way After Vacuum Truck Explodes in Santa Paula Area

    Authorities on Wednesday continued to investigate the cause of a vacuum truck explosion that occurred Tuesday morning at a wastewater disposal facility in the Santa Paula area. The vehicle exploded about 3:46 a.m. at the Santa Clara Waste Water Co. at 815 Mission Rock Road (map), about half a mile southeast of the 126 Freeway, prompting mandatory evacuations, road closures and the cancellation of classes at two elementary schools. An evacuation order remained in effect Wednesday morning for residents within […]

  • A vacuum truck exploded in Santa Paula on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, leaving several people injured. (Credit: KTLA)

    Dozens Injured When Vacuum Truck Explodes in Santa Paula Area

    More than three dozen people were injured Tuesday morning after a vacuum truck exploded at a wastewater disposal facility in the Santa Paula area, prompting evacuations and road closures in the surrounding area. The explosion occurred about 3:46 a.m. in the 800 block of Mission Rock Road (map), about half a mile southeast of the 126 Freeway, officials from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and Fire Department said. “It sounded like a car was coming through my house,” said Mike Morin, […]

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    LAUSD Under Fire for Questionable Tactics in Lawsuit Involving Teacher Sex Scandal

    Lawyers for the Los Angeles Unified School District were under fire Monday following accusation of questionable tactics in handling a lawsuit involving a 14-year-old girl who had sex with a district teacher. Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014.

  • Peter Kassig, 26, was an American working to treat aid workers in Syria. (Credit: CNN)

    Parents of Slain American Aid Worker Peter Kassig: ‘Good Will Prevail’

    The parents of Peter Kassig spoke to reporters Monday, asking for prayers and privacy. “Our hearts are battered, but they will mend. The world is broken, but it will be healed in the end. And good will prevail as the one God of many names will prevail,” Paula Kassig said at a church in Indianapolis. Kassig, 26, grew up in that city, the only son of Paula and Ed Kassig. A video released over the weekend appears to show the […]