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
  • A home on Highwater Road appeared to be threatened by fire on April 27, 2015, in Granada Hills. (Credit: KTLA)

    Firefighters Battle 2 Blazes in San Fernando Valley; 40-Acre Fire Threatened 10 Granada Hills Homes

    Amid a warning from forecasters about high winds, low humidity and increased fire danger, a vegetation fire that burned about 40 acres threatened 10 homes in Granada Hills and a second fire broke out less than 2 miles away in Mission Hills on Monday. The Los Angeles Fire Department was called to 12311 Highwater Road (map) about 11 a.m., according to the department’s Brian Humphrey. A blaze there threatened 10 homes that were safely evacuated, Humphrey said. A handful of responders sustained injuries that […]

  • A shooting was reported near a Wells Fargo bank in Inglewood on Friday, April 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Robs Armored Truck Near Inglewood Wells Fargo, Gets Away After Shootout

    Police are searching for a man who robbed an armored truck and escaped with an unknown amount of cash following a shootout in Inglewood Friday. The shooting took place about 9 a.m. after a Brinks armored transport vehicle was robbed by an armed man, Lt. Neal Cochran of the Inglewood Police Department said. Aerial video from Sky5 showed several patrol cars parked in front of a Wells Fargo bank located on East Hillcrest Boulevard and East Kelso Street (map). A Brinks truck was stopped in the […]

  • Thousands marched through Hollywood to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1915 Armenian Genocide on April 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    100,000 March From Hollywood to Turkish Consulate on Anniversary of 1915 Armenian Genocide

    Marchers created a mesmerizing blur of brightly colored flags Friday as they walked through the streets west of downtown Los Angeles to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. Participants had a common, persistent theme, calling for recognition of the deaths of about 1.2 million Armenians as a genocide. Other estimates range to 1.5 million. Many held nearly identical azure signs that thanked various countries for recognizing the Armenian genocide. President Obama has not used the word “genocide” in […]

  • Cellphone video showed Long Beach police officers throwing a woman to the ground on April 19, 2015. (Credit: Jose Molina)

    Cellphone Video Shows Long Beach Police Throwing Woman to the Ground

    While breaking up a brawl early Sunday morning, Long Beach police swung batons at and threw a woman to the ground, cellphone video captured by a witness shows. According to police, the incident began when officers tried to break up a fight between two men around 2 a.m. on Sunday on Pine Avenue. While the officers were trying to arrest the main aggressor in the fight, two men, and a woman attempted to intervene, according to a news release from […]

  • Los Angeles building officials issued an order to developer CIM Group to vacate the 22-story apartment building known as Sunset and Gordon. A judge has refused to halt the clearance via temporary restraining order. (Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

    Judge Refuses to Block L.A. City Order to Force Tenants Out of Hollywood Apartment Tower

    A judge on Wednesday rejected a request for a temporary restraining order that would have blocked Los Angeles officials from forcing a developer to remove dozens of tenants from a Hollywood high-rise. Superior Court Judge James C. Chalfant denied the request from real estate developer CIM Group, which received an order to vacate its 22-story Sunset and Gordon apartment complex last month. That order was triggered by a ruling in a lawsuit challenging the city’s approval of the project. CIM […]

  • An image taken from a YouTube video appears to show a U.S. Marshals Service officer grabbing a woman's cellphone. (Credit: Dee Jay)

    Video Appears to Shows Federal Officer Grabbing, Kicking Woman’s Cellphone in South Gate

    A video that appears to show a federal law enforcement officer grabbing a woman’s cellphone and then slamming it to the ground in South Gate over the weekend was under investigation, the U.S. Marshals Service confirmed Tuesday. In the video, which was posted to YouTube on Sunday, a woman appeared to be using her cellphone to record a group of men wearing “Police” vests as they were talking in front of a home. The woman, Beatriz Paez, said she felt “compelled” […]

  • Richard Ilczyszyn is shown in a family photo.

    Widow Sues Southwest Airlines After Husband Dies on O.C.-Bound Plane

    A wrongful death lawsuit was filed against Southwest Airlines over the death of CNBC contributor Richard Ilczyszyn, who died on board a flight from Oakland to John Wayne Airport. Christina Pascucci reports from Newport Beach for the KTLA 5 News at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 20, 2015.

  • Winds toppled a tree in Lake View Terrace on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Santa Ana Winds, Low Humidity Forecast to Hit SoCal, Prompting High Fire Danger Warning

    Firefighters were on high alert Wednesday as strong winds, warm temperatures and low humidity were forecast to hit Southern California over a two-day period, prompting forecasters to warn of  extreme fire danger in the region. In anticipation of the “dangerous” weather conditions and the potential  threat they bring, the Los Angeles Fire Department will be “putting more resources out in the field,” LAFD Capt. Daniel Curry said. A red flag warning was in effect as gusty Santa Ana winds were […]

  • Protesters blocked an intersection in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Protesters Take to the Streets of Downtown L.A., Decrying Fatal Use of Force by Police

    Decrying recent instances of fatal use of force by police across the U.S., at least 14 protesters were taken into custody in downtown L.A. on Tuesday after blocking light-rail tracks at an intersection. News video showed demonstrators, some carrying signs and banners, lying down on light-rail tracks at the intersection of South Main Street and East Washington Boulevard (map). Officers and deputies at the scene gave an order to disperse shortly after 5 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. […]