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Christina Pascucci is an Emmy Award-nominated journalist who has interviewed the world’s most renowned political figures, athletes and Hollywood celebrities. One of her favorite interviews was with the Dalai Lama, who did an exclusive local interview with Christina for his 80th birthday.

Christina loves the heart and soul of people. Her innate curiosity, compassion and empathy set her apart from other journalists. She cares deeply about every story and person she meets, digs deep to unveil the truth, and asks the tough questions. Her vision is to continually effect positive change. Her 2015 investigative reporting into the wasteful water-use policies of the LADWP resulted in the agency changing its policy to potentially save millions of gallons of water.

Christina, a native of Los Angeles, has held virtually every possible title in the newsroom, from producer to anchor. She loves to shoot and edit her own stories. She previously worked for the ABC affiliate in Reno, Nevada, where she covered government and politics regularly. She also anchored the morning show at NBC affiliate KMIR-TV in Palm Springs, where ratings doubled during her time there. She was twice voted amongst the top TV personalities in the Palm Springs area. Memorable moments include covering Betty Ford’s funeral and conversing with former President Bill Clinton.

Christina, a proud USC Trojan, studied entrepreneurship and international business, Spanish and broadcast journalism. A trip to China with her global management class inspired Christina to study Mandarin Chinese. She is also fluent in Spanish. Christina has a zest for life and high-adrenaline hobbies. She is a student pilot, avid scuba diver, skier, marathoner and mountaineer. In addition to a number of dives with great white sharks, Christina dove 120 feet in the Great Blue Hole in Belize and through underwater caves in Mexico. She has traveled to dozens of countries. One of her greatest passions is immersing herself in cultures.

She loves God, is passionate about protecting the environment, ocean conservation and pushing her comfort zone. She is a member of Human Rights Watch and a “Big Sister” in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Her own little girl, Gracie, is a 4-pound Pomeranian mix Christina rescued from a Reno shelter.

Recent Articles
  • A man smokes marijuana in a pipe as thousands of people gathered at 4/20 celebrations on April 20, 2016 at Sunset Beach in Vancouver, Canada (Credit: Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)

    Measure to Fully Legalize Marijuana in California Appears Headed for Nov. 8 Ballot

    A measure to legalize marijuana for recreational use in California appears headed for the Nov. 8 ballot. A coalition that includes former Facebook President Sean Parker on Tuesday said it has collected 600,000 signatures, more than enough to qualify the initiative. Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other supporters of the measure plan to kick off a campaign for voter approval of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act on Wednesday in San Francisco. The measure would allow adults ages 21 […]

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    Videos of Skateboarders in So-Called ‘Freeway Challenge’ Spark CHP Investigation

    Videos on social media of young people skateboarding on freeways in Los Angeles and San Diego counties have emerged in recent weeks, prompting the California Highway Patrol to investigate. “We are aware of skateboarding on the freeways in downtown and parts of L.A. There has been social media and there have been hashtags appearing with a challenge to skateboarders,” said CHP Officer Jose Nunez. “These are not safe places and weren’t designed for that kind of thing. … This is […]

  • An explosion in 2015 at Exxon Mobil's refinery in Torrance prompted neighbors to call for the facility's permanent closure. (Credit: KTLA)

    Judge Rejects Bid by Environment Group to Stop Exxon Mobile From Restarting Torrance Refinery

    A judge Monday rejected efforts by the Refinery Safety Group to prevent Exxon Mobil from restarting the Torrance refinery that was damaged in an explosion last year. Mary Beth McDade reports from Torrance for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on May 2, 2016.

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    Problem Solvers: Cambodian Sex Trafficking

    It’s estimated human trafficking is a 32 billion dollar global business, and according to California’s Department of Justice combating the “world’s fastest growing crime” is a top priority for attorney general Kamala Harris. In a special KTLA ‘Problem Solvers’ — our Christina Pascucci traveled over 8-thousand miles to find how we here at home can help stop the horror of human trade.  Chrisitna Pascucci reports on KTLA News at 11pm on April 28th, 2016. For more information on the 88bikes organization click here. […]

  • A 2-year-old girl was airlifted to a hospital after being bitten by a snake in Chino Hills on April 19, 2016. (Credit: Digital Media Services)

    3-Year-Old Girl Airlifted to Hospital After Being Bitten by Snake in Chino Hills

      A 3-year-old girl was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition Tuesday after being bitten by a snake in Chino Hills, officials said. Firefighter-paramedics responded shortly before 9:30 a.m. to the intersection of Soquel Canyon Road and Pipeline Avenue, where the girl had suffered a snakebite while walking on a nearby trail, according to Battalion Chief Rich Higgins of the Chino Valley Fire District. The bite was on the child’s left knee, Higgins said. Unconfirmed initial reports indicated the snake was a rattlesnake, he added. […]

  • Artwork on the exterior of a shuttered club along Broadway in South Los Angeles accentuates the feel of hot weather in February. Hot weather returned over the weekend. (Credit: Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times)

    Weekend Heat Breaks Records in SoCal; Steady Cool-Down Predicted

    Scorching temperatures smashed heat records across Southern California this weekend, as forecasters predicted a steady cool-down over the next several days. In Ventura County, Camarillo hit 92 degrees on Sunday, walloping the previous record of 85 degrees set in 1999, according to the National Weather Service. Oxnard reached 90 degrees, beating the record of 85 set in 1999. At the Long Beach Airport, the temperature hit 90 degrees on Sunday, topping the record of 89 in 1999; a high temperature […]

  • A tree came crashing down in Northridge on April 15, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Powerful, Damaging Winds Blow Across SoCal; Thousands Left Without Power

    Thousands were left without power Friday as powerful, damaging winds pounded parts of Southern California. Before the sun even came up, the gusty winds had already toppled a tree in Northridge. The large tree crashed through a cinder block wall before landing across Wilbur Avenue, just south of Devonshire Street. The windy conditions continued throughout the day, with gusts of 40 to 60 mph reported across the valleys of Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Northwest to north winds were also impacting the […]

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    California Board Recommends Parole for Ex-Manson Follower Leslie Van Houten

    After 19 denials, Manson Family member Leslie Van Houten is a step closer to being free, after a parole board panel recommended her release, a spokesman for the California department of corrections said Thursday. The full Board of Parole Hearings will review the decision during the next four months, then could send the case to California Gov. Jerry Brown, according to corrections spokesman Luis Patino. Brown will have 30 days to decide whether to approve or deny the recommendation. Van […]

  • The FBI released this surveillance video capturing the armed robbery of a Brink's truck in Granada Hills on March 29, 2016.

    Surveillance Footage Released After Man Steals Money From Brink’s Armored Truck in Granada Hills

    Surveillance video was released Thursday as officials offered a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man who stole cash from a Brink’s armored truck in Granada Hills. Christina Pascucci reports from Granada Hills for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on Thursday, April 14, 2016.