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
  • Kevin Hogrefe consults with his attorney at his arraignment hearing in Ventura on Oct. 30, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Camarillo Man Charged With Murder in Hit-and-Run Crash That Killed Deputy

    A 25-year-old Camarillo man who was allegedly drunk when he fatally struck a Ventura County Sheriff’s Office deputy on the 101 Freeway was charged Thursday with murder, authorities said. As his family watched in tears, Kevin Hogrefe entered a not guilty plea Thursday afternoon in Ventura on murder and felony hit-and-run charges. Hogrefe was under the influence of alcohol when he crashed into 41-year-old Deputy Eugene Kostiuchenko early Tuesday, according to the Ventura County District Attorney Gregory Totten. Kostiuchenko had conducted […]

  • Bill Clinton speaks at the "Get Out The Vote" rally in Oxnard on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Former President Bill Clinton Speaks at ‘Get Out The Vote’ Rally in Oxnard

    Former President Bill Clinton headlined the “Get Out The Vote” rally in Oxnard on Wednesday. Clinton spoke during the event held at Oxnard College (map) in hopes of energizing voters ahead of next week’s midterm elections. “This is about you and your future,” Clinton said. The former president is endorsing three local Democratic candidates involved in tight races, including congress member Julia Brownley (CA-26), congress member Raul Ruiz (CA-36), and Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar (CA-31). “One side wants you to be all […]

  • Deputy Eugene Kostiuchenko was fatally struck by a suspected DUI driver on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. (Credit: Ventura County Sheriff’s Office)

    Deputy Killed in Hit-and-Run During Traffic Stop in Camarillo; Suspected DUI Driver Arrested

    A Ventura County Sheriff’s Office deputy was killed by a suspected DUI driver on the 101 Freeway while conducting a traffic stop in Camarillo early Tuesday, authorities said. Deputy Eugene Kostiuchenko was struck in the area of the 101 Freeway and Lewis Road around 1:15 a.m. by a motorist who fled the scene, according to a news release from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. Kostiuchenko, 41, had just released the traffic violator who had been stopped and was walking back […]

  • Ebola virus (Credit: CDC)

    CDC Considers Putting 76 Health Care Workers at Dallas Hospital on TSA’s No-Fly List: Official

    The CDC is considering putting 76 health care workers at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas hospital on the TSA’s no-fly list, an official familiar with the situation said. The day before she went to the hospital with Ebola symptoms, Amber Vinson was flying halfway across the country on a commercial jet with 132 other people. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden said she never should have stepped foot on the flight, but another federal official told CNN […]

  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signs an executive directive aimed at curbing the city's water use on Oct. 14, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Los Angeles Must Cut Water Use by 20 Percent by 2017 Under Mayor’s Order

    L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti issued an executive directive on Tuesday requiring Los Angeles to reduce its fresh water use 20% by 2017 as a response to the prolonged drought. Garcetti also asked L.A. departments to dramatically cut the amount of water used by replacing lawns and other city landscaping, including street medians, with less thirsty plants. RELATED LINK: More on Garcetti’s directive; conservation tips “Our relationship with water must evolve,” Garcetti said. “We cannot afford the water policies of the […]

  • Spartacus, a 2-year-old pit bull, was attacked on Oct. 11, 2014, near his owner's South L.A. home. (Credit: KTLA)

    Stabbing of South L.A. Dog May Have Been Case of ‘Self-Defense,’ LAPD Says

    A collar may have saved the life of a pit bull that was stabbed multiple times and needed over 1,000 stitches, a volunteer said several days after an altercation that police indicated Monday may have been a case of “self-defense” rather than “animal cruelty.” Spartacus, a 2-year-old pit bull, was repeatedly stabbed and hit over the head with a shovel near his owner’s home in the Hyde Park area of South Los Angeles early Saturday morning. The dog’s owner, a woman who […]

  • The snow-capped San Gabriel Mountains are a backdrop to the Los Angeles skyline as seen from Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area in Baldwin Hills after a December 2009 storm. (Credit: Genaro Molina /Los Angeles Times)

    540-Square-Mile San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Created by Obama Proclamation

    More than 540 square miles of the San Gabriel Mountains became a national monument Friday under a controversial executive move from President Barack Obama that will increase protections in an attempt to address crowding and pollution in the heavily used area. Obama signed a proclamation declaring the national monument during an early afternoon ceremony at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas. He put the move in the context of past federal government actions to preserve wild lands such as Yosemite National Park. […]

  • President Obama arrived at LAX on July 23, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    President Obama Attends Fundraiser at Home of Actress Gwyneth Paltrow During L.A. Visit

    President Obama arrived in Los Angeles Thursday for a two-day visit that was set to include a number of events, including a Democratic fundraiser at the home of actress Gwyneth Paltrow and the designation of a national monument. The president’s arrival comes just two days after Vice President Joe Biden’s two-day trip to the L.A. area. After arriving at LAX around 2 p.m., Obama attended an event at the Cross Campus facilities in Santa Monica that focused on millennials and the economy. […]

  • Ana Paula was born in a rural village in Panama joined at the pelvis with her twin sister. (Credit: KTLA)

    Girl Born as Conjoined Twin in Panama Undergoes Historic Surgery in L.A.

    A 2-year-old Panamanian girl born a conjoined twin was separated at 20 days of life, leaving one twin deceased and the surviving twin, Ana Paula, with three legs, a third kidney, and other complexities. This weekend the girl underwent a rare complex surgery in Los Angeles that has never been documented in medical text books. Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. The toddler’s trip to Los Angeles for treatment was made […]