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Christina Pascucci is an Emmy Award- nominated journalist, licensed pilot, and humanitarian who has worked at KTLA since 2011.

Christina, who serves as a reporter and fill-in anchor for LA’s No. 1 morning news, loves people. Her vision is to continually effect positive change, particularly in human rights and environmental issues.
She has dived with hundreds of sharks, including great whites, to expose the shark finning industry.

She traveled to Palau, an island nation near the Philippines in late 2016 to sit down with President Thomas Remengesau and discuss how other countries can emulate what Palau is doing on the front lines of climate change.

Her 2015 investigative reporting into the wasteful water-use policies of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power resulted in the agency changing its policy to potentially save millions of gallons of water.

One of her most memorable KTLA reports was when she was invited to the Dalai Lama’s palace in India for an exclusive interview with his Holiness.

Christina fell in love with the Children of War Foundation while on assignment in 2014, when she met a young Afghani girl who was receiving life-changing surgery in Los Angeles after stepping on an IED near her war-ravaged home. Christina now serves as Director of Communications for the organization.

She is also an ambassador to 88 Bikes, a non-profit that fights child sex trafficking around the globe.

Recent Articles
  • L.A. Marathon Practice Run Held at Griffith Park

    Some runners are putting their best feet forward this weekend in L.A. Marathon. And on Friday, participants put on a practice run through Griffith Park. Christina Pascucci reports from Griffith Park for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on March 16, 2018.

  • A banner is displayed bearing the names of the 17 Parkland victims on March 14, 2018, as students from Venice High School join others in a nationwide walkout to protest gun violence. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

    SoCal Students Stream Out of Classrooms in Solidarity With National School Walkout

    Students across Southern California left their classrooms Wednesday morning as part of a nationwide walkout in support of stricter gun control laws in the U.S. The demonstrations began at 10 a.m. in each time zone for schools across the country and were expected to last for 17 minutes in honor of the 17 killed exactly one month ago during a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. In anticipation of thousands of students walking out in the […]

  • L.A. County sheriff's deputies respond to Pierce College in Woodland Hills after a credible threat against the campus was reported on March 7, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Detained, No Weapon Found After Pierce College Evacuated; Campus No Longer Threatened

    A man was detained and being questioned as Pierce College in Woodland Hills was considered safe again Wednesday night following a reported threat of violence earlier in the evening that triggered the evacuation of 4,000 on campus, authorities said. The man detained is only being questioned as he matches the description given in the anonymous call about the alleged threat, officials said. Another person was arrested nearby for an outstanding warrant but it appears to be unrelated to the alleged […]

  • Cypress tree fire burns one home, then another hours later in Brea on March 6, 2018.

    Tree Fire Burns Two Homes in Brea

    Two families are out of their homes following two house fires in Brea Tuesday night, according to firefighters. Firefighters arrived at the 1300 block of North Denise St. around 10 p.m. to find several cypress trees engulfed in flames near a home. Firefighters got the fire under control and left. Hours later, firefighters were called back. Firefighters say embers may have been what sparked a third-alarm house fire in a neighboring home. “I woke up in time to see that […]

  • Detectives investigate a Santa Monica jewelry store after an armed robbery was reported at the location on Feb. 28, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Suspect at Large Following Armed Robbery at Santa Monica Jewelry Store

    Officers in Santa Monica were engaged in a manhunt Wednesday night following an armed robbery at a Montana Avenue jewelry store, police said. The search was launched after a man went into Curated Los Angeles, a jewelry store at 1603 Montana Ave., around 5:30 p.m. and told an employee he had an explosive, according to Santa Monica Police Lt. Saul Rodriguez. Investigators said the man was given merchandise, but did not say what it consisted of. At some point, he […]

  • Police investigate after a body was found in a car in Long Beach on Feb. 23, 2018. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Body With Gunshot Wound Found Near 710 Freeway Onramp in Long Beach

    Police are investigating the discovery of a man’s body near a car that came to a stop on an embankment in Long Beach early Friday morning. Authorities responded to the scene about 12:45 a.m. to investigate a possible crash reported near the 710 Freeway onramp at West Anaheim Street, Long Beach Police Department Sgt. Brad Johnson said in a statement. A white car had come to a stop partially over the onramp embankment, video showed. Arriving officers found an unresponsive […]

  • Behind the Scenes With the U.S. Coast Guard in San Pedro

    Christina Pascucci recently got to go behind the scenes with the U.S. Coast Guard. Her report was featured on the KTLA 5 Morning News on Feb. 19, 2018. Love my job & that I get to share these stories with you! THIS MORNING on @ktla 7:35, 8:35, and 9:35 the U.S. military’s @USCG – LA sector- takes us into a restricted area that’s rarely (if ever) seen by civilians. Not near a TV? Watch at https://t.co/9go2sBsoxO pic.twitter.com/zFdgsWNdDA — Christina Pascucci […]

  • Aaron Feis is seen in an image posted to the @MSDEagles Twitter page.

    ‘He Died a Hero’: Football Coach in Florida School Shooting Dies After Shielding Students From Gunman

    Football coach Aaron Feis threw himself in front of students as bullets hailed down Wednesday at his alma mater, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. It would become perhaps the final act undertaken by the assistant coach and security guard, who suffered a gunshot wound and later died after he was rushed into surgery, according to the school’s football program and its spokeswoman, Denise Lehtio. “He died the same way he lived — he put himself second,” Lehtio […]

  • Alexander Polinsky talks about allegations against Scott Baio during a news conference on Feb. 14, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Second ‘Charles in Charge’ Actor Accuses Scott Baio of Sexual Harassment, Abuse

    A second actor on the 1980s show “Charles in Charge” accused star Scott Baio of sexual harassment and abuse during a news conference Wednesday. Alexander Polinsky, who was a child actor on popular sitcom, said that he was sexually harassed and ultimately assaulted by Baio when Polinsky was between the ages of 12 and 15 years old. Polinsky said the abuse began after he was about 11, when he saw Baio backstage with co-star Nicole Eggert on his lap. Being “naive,” […]