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 small plane crashed at Penmar Golf Course on March 5, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Harrison Ford Undergoing Surgery After Venice Plane Crash, Source Close to Family Says

    Harrison Ford was the pilot who was injured after a small World War II-era plane he was flying crashed at a city golf course in Venice Thursday afternoon, a source close to the Ford family told KTLA. Ford, a 72-year-old longtime aviator, was going into surgery for broken bones in his ankle and pelvis, the source said about four hours after the crash was reported — shortly before 2:30 p.m. The approximately 70-year-old male pilot was conscious and breathing when bystanders initially rendered […]

  • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus elephants perform during Barnum's FUNundrum in New York on March 26, 2010. (Credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

    Ringling Bros. Circus to Phase Out Elephants From Shows

    The Greatest Show on Earth will soon be without elephants. Ringling Bros. announced Thursday it will gradually reduce the use of elephants in its shows, and all will be retired by 2018. Elephants have for years played prominently in the circus’ shows and its advertising. They triumphantly enter the ring, then perform a synchronized dance routine. But Ringling Bros.’ treatment of the pachyderms has also come under scrutiny. It has been repeatedly criticized — and even sued — by several […]

  • Dozens of gunshots were fired during a deadly shooting outside Stingers Nightclub in San Bernardino on March 4, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Police ID Two Men Killed in Shooting Outside Packed Nightclub in San Bernardino

    An investigation was underway in San Bernardino Wednesday after multiple shooters opened fire outside a packed nightclub overnight, killing two people and injuring five others, police said. About 200 people were leaving Stingers Bar and Nightclub in the 100 block of West Club Center Drive (map) just after 1:45 a.m. when the gunfire erupted, according to the San Bernardino Police Department. A separate but likely “related” shooting also occurred at an Arco gas station located about a quarter-mile down the […]

  • Charley Robinet is seen in a 2000 booking photo provided by the Ventura County Sheriff's Office.

    Homeless Man Killed by LAPD on Skid Row Was Convicted Bank Robber, Wanted for Probation Violation

    A man shot dead by LAPD officers after a confrontation on Skid Row was identified Tuesday as a convicted criminal who was sent to prison for robbing a bank in Thousand Oaks 15 years before he was killed. The Los Angeles Times first reported the victim’s name, citing law enforcement sources, as Charley Saturmin Robinet, a French national who had enter the United States more than 15 years ago. Police sources confirmed that information to KTLA. But a spokeswoman for the Consulate […]

  • A screenshot from a bystander's video shows Los Angeles police officers struggling with a man moments before he was fatally shot on Skid Row on March 1, 2015. (Credit: Anthony Blackburn via Facebook)

    Homeless Man Grabbed Officer’s Pistol Prior to Fatal Skid Row Shooting: Chief Beck

    A homeless man fatally shot by police in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles on Sunday had grabbed an officer’s pistol, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said Monday. Beck made the statement during a noon press conference to update the public on the department’s investigation into the deadly shooting, which was captured on video. “While on the ground and struggling with the officers, the man forcibly grabbed one of the officer’s holstered pistols, resulting in an officer-involved shooting,” Beck […]

  • A wreath was placed on Leonard Nimoy’s Walk of Fame star on Feb. 27, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Wreath Placed on Leonard Nimoy’s Walk of Fame Star

    A wreath was placed on Leonard Nimoy’s Walk of Fame star following news of the famous actors died Friday. Christina Pascucci reports from Hollywood for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Feb. 27, 2015.  More video:

  • Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock in the television series, 'Star Trek.' (Credit: Getty Images)

    Leonard Nimoy, Known for Iconic ‘Star Trek’ Role of Spock, Dies at 83: Reports

    Leonard Nimoy, whose portrayal of “Star Trek’s” logic-driven, half-human science officer Spock made him an iconic figure to generations, died Friday. He was 83. Nimoy died this morning in Bel Air, California, his son Adam Nimoy told CNN. According to his granddaughter, Madeleine Nimoy, the cause of death was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. His “Star Trek” co-stars, including William Shatner and George Takei, expressed sadness at his death. “We return you now to the stars, Leonard. You taught us to […]

  • Truck driver Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez leaves jail with jacket covering his head after no charges were filed against him in the Oxnard Metrolink crash. (Credit: KTLA)

    Pickup Truck Driver Released From Jail After No Charges Filed in Oxnard Metrolink Crash

    The driver of a pickup truck whose abandoned vehicle was struck by a Metrolink train, causing a fiery wreck and injuring dozens of people in Oxnard, was released from jail Thursday night after no charges were filed against him by a 48-hour deadline. Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez, a 54-year-old truck driver from Yuma, Arizona, was taken into custody Tuesday after the predawn crash, which caused the commuter train to derail. Sanchez-Ramirez was arrested by Oxnard police on suspicion of hit-and-run with injuries and […]

  • National Transportation Safety Board rail investigator Rick Downs is seen at a crash site in Oxnard where a Metrolink train collided with a pickup truck on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Credit: NTSB)

    NTSB Obtains Video, Data Recorders From Train in Oxnard Metrolink Crash

    Federal investigators continued their investigation Wednesday into a Metrolink derailment in Oxnard that occurred Tuesday morning when a five-car train struck a pickup truck, leaving dozens of people injured, four critically. Meanwhile, the driver of the truck was in custody after being arrested on suspicion of leaving the scene of an injury-related crash, more commonly called hit-and-run with injuries, according to police. His attorney said Wednesday that the incident was an “accident” and that the driver — 54-year-old Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez of Yuma, Arizona […]