Christina Pascucci
  • Follow me on:

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
  • Fullerton police provided this still image of surveillance footage that captured an assault in the 100 block of North Harbor Boulevard on Aug. 23, 2014. Police asked for the public's help in identifying two men who injured three others.

    Fullerton Police Searching for 2 Men After Attack Leaves Man in a Coma

    Fullerton police released surveillance footage Thursday and asked for the public’s help in identifying two men who can be seen assaulting three others, leaving one man in a coma. A fight broke out in front of the Tuscany Club in the 100 block of North Harbor Boulevard (map) on Saturday around 2 a.m., according to a Fullerton Police Department press release.    “It’s believed that the altercation occurred as a result of the group of three males looking at the […]

  • Malibu Pier closed Aug. 27, 2014, due to  a high surf advisory. (Credit: KTLA)

    Malibu Pier Closes After Swimmer Dies in High Surf Area

    Malibu Pier and several other beaches closed Wednesday after multiple people had to be rescued and one man died during a high surf advisory the previous day. A surfer in Malibu was unconscious and in the water when rescuers got to him Tuesday morning, and he later died, Capt. Eric Howell of the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Lifeguard Division said. The official cause of death had not been determined as of Wednesday morning, but the man died during a high […]

  • Police responded to a second shooting on Aug. 24, 2014, that left a 29-year-old man dead in Sylmar. (Credit: OnSceneTV)

    ‘Serial Killer’ Charged With Murder, Other Crimes in Random Los Angeles-Area Shootings

    A 34-year-old Sylmar man who was suspected in a series of seven random shootings that left four people dead in the San Fernando Valley was charged Tuesday with murder and other alleged crimes in connection with three of those shootings. Alexander Hernandez, initially detained late Sunday on animal cruelty charges, was believed to be the shooter in three separate incidents that occurred within about an hour in San Fernando, Sylmar and Pacoima early Sunday morning, as well as in four earlier shooting incidents. None of […]

  • San Bernardino police Officer Gabriel Garcia was gravely wounded on Aug. 22, 2014. His photo was provided by the Police Department.

    Officer in Grave Condition After Being Shot in the Head; Alleged Gunman Is Dead

    A San Bernardino police officer was in grave condition Friday after coming under fire from a gunman who was shot dead by a trainee officer, authorities said. Two women and two men were detained shortly after the shooting, which occurred about 2 a.m. An hourslong search led to the arrest of a fifth individual, another man. The shooting occurred when two officers approached a group of people for unknown reasons in the 1900 block of Garner Avenue (map) around 2:07 a.m., San Bernardino […]

  • Construction on the Target building under construction at Sunset Boulevard and Western Avenue in Hollywood was halted in August 2014. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    Judge Halts Construction of Hollywood Target Project That Was Spearheaded by Mayor Garcetti

    A judge has called for retail giant Target Corp. to stop work on a partly built shopping center in Hollywood, handing a stinging setback to a project championed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Superior Court Judge Richard L. Fruin Jr. sided with two community groups who said in separate lawsuits that the City Council should not have allowed Target to build a 74-foot-tall structure in a location where such projects cannot exceed 35 feet. In a related order issued […]

  • A viewer took this photo of a lightning strike in Riverside on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (Credit: Christy Castillo)

    Wild Weather Brings Thunderstorms, Hail to Some Inland Areas

    Wild weather hit parts of Southern California on Wednesday bringing rain, hail and thunderstorms to some Inland areas. Christina Pascucci reports from Riverside for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Aug. 20, 2014.

  • South Pasadena police Chief Arthur Miller on Aug. 19, 2014, discusses the detention of two teens suspected of a planned "massacre" at the city's high school. (Credit: KTLA)

    South Pasadena Teens Planned to ‘Kill as Many People as Possible,’ Police Chief Says of Alleged Plot

    Two teens who allegedly plotted a “massacre” at South Pasadena High School exchanged detailed plans via social media and, once in custody, “coldheartedly” confirmed their intentions in police interviews, the city’s police chief said Tuesday. A community member who learned of the plans alerted school officials, who in turn contacted police last Thursday, Chief Arthur Miller said at a morning news conference. “It was very viable, what they were plotting. They were making a huge plan of a school massacre […]

  • Facebook photos of Sheldon Martin provided by a friend of the family.

    Chaffey College Football Player Killed in Shooting on 60 Freeway

    Grief counselors were on hand for Monday’s first day of school at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga after a freshman football player was shot and killed over the weekend. The shooting took place on the 60 Freeway, just east of Valley Way, in Jurupa Valley (map) at about 11:10 p.m. on Saturday when someone fired into a vehicle with five people inside, according to a news release from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. One person struck by the gunfire was […]

  • school-instagram-threat

    Alleged Death Threats Made to Santa Clarita Valley Students Online Was Apparent Hoax: Sheriff’s Dept.

    A 15-year-old who was arrested Sunday on suspicion of posting death threats to social media against Santa Clarita Valley high school students had no weapons and apparently had no plans to carry out the attack, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The threats posted to Instagram contained images of guns and dead bodies alongside claims that students would be shot and families would be made to suffer, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Lt. Tom Bryski said. The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s […]