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
  • After a water-main break on Sunset Boulevard, crews worked to make repairs on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    UCLA Flood: Sunset Blvd. Could Reopen Friday; Cleanup Continues on Campus

    DWP officials were hoping to have Sunset Boulevard open by Friday night after a 93-year-old water main burst under the street near UCLA, causing a massive flood that inundated several structures on the Westwood campus and prompted the closure of the busy thoroughfare. The 36-inch valve was finally closed as of 9 p.m. and repair work was underway, DWP Director of Water Distribution Joe Castruita said at a news conference Wednesday night. Some 20 million gallons of water spilled out following […]

  • The water main break sent a geyser gushing into the air on July 29, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Water Main Break Next to UCLA Prompts Flooding on Campus, Closure of Sunset Blvd.

    An approximately 93-year-old underground water main broke in Westwood Tuesday afternoon, sending water flooding into streets and onto the UCLA campus, stranding people and vehicles and prompting the closure of Sunset Boulevard. The main was shut down as of 8 p.m. after spewing water for over four hours, according to James McDaniel of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. McDaniels estimated that between eight and 10 million gallons of water was lost during the break. He expected crews […]

  • Xinran Ji was killed while walking back to his off-campus apartment near USC on July 24, 2014.

    4 Teens Charged With Murder in Beating Death of USC Grad Student; Bat Allegedly Used

    Four teens detained in connection with the violent beating death of a USC graduate student were charged Tuesday with capital murder. Jonathan Del Carmen, 19, Andrew Garcia, 18, Alberto Ochoa, 17, and Alejandra Guerrero, 16, appeared at a downtown Los Angeles courtroom, where their arraignment was postponed until Aug. 12. The foursome have been accused in the death of 24-year-old student Xinran Ji, who left a trail of blood back to his apartment after a violent confrontation near 29th Street and […]

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    Judge Sides With Shelly Sterling in Trial Over Proposed Sale of Clippers

    A probate court judge sided with Shelly Sterling Monday in a trial to determine whether she had the authority to remove Donald Sterling from the family trust and strike a deal to sell the Los Angeles Clippers. The trial stemmed from a proposed deal brokered by Shelly Sterling in May to sell the Clippers to former Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. The deal was put on hold however while a judge decided whether Donald Sterling was properly removed from the trust. Attorneys for […]

  • Xinran Ji was killed while walking back to his off-campus apartment near USC on July 24, 2014.

    Slain USC Grad Student Mourned as Police Search for His Killers

    While police searched for the three people who killed a Chinese USC graduate student as he was walking home from a study group, friends and classmates devastated by the death of 24-year-old Xinran Ji placed flowers outside of his off-campus apartment on Friday. “He just finished his study, group study, and goes from his friend’s home to his home, and on the way he was attacked,” USC student Rui Feng Zhang said, standing in front of Ji’s apartment building. Ji […]

  • Xinran Ji, who was killed in an attack near his off-campus apartment by USC, is seen in a photo from his LinkedIn page.

    USC Grad Student Dies After Being Attacked by 3 People Just Blocks From Campus

    A University of Southern California engineering graduate student who was found dead in his off-campus apartment on Thursday was the victim of a brutal assault, police said. The man’s body was discovered just after 7 a.m. on the fourth floor of City Park Apartments, which is located just blocks from campus in the 1200 block of West 30th Street (map), according to Sgt. Barry Montgomery of the Los Angeles Police Department. The student was identified as Xinran Ji by Dean […]


    Obama Departs LAX After 2-Day Visit to Los Angeles

    President Barack Obama departed Los Angeles Thursday afternoon after a second day of heavy traffic for Los Angeles-area motorists concluded his trip to Southern California. Air Force One left Los Angeles International Airport about 3 p.m. after the president spoke at a trade college downtown, attended a fundraiser and met with supporters at the iconic Jewish deli Canter’s. Obama’s Los Angeles visit, which began about 3 p.m. Wednesday, snarled traffic and prompted complaints on social media under the hashtags  #ObamaTraffic […]

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    Testimony Concludes in Probate Court Trial Between Donald and Shelly Sterling

    Testimony in the probate court trial between Donald and Shelly Sterling finished Wednesday with the contentious examination of Dr. Jeffrey Cummings. The Alzheimer’s disease expert from the Cleveland Clinic testified Dr. Meril Platzer’s May exam of Donald Sterling, one of two used to declare him mentally incapacitated, wasn’t appropriate because of Shelly Sterling’s presence. “My impression was … there is a stress in the relationship between Mr. and Mrs. Sterling,” said Cummings, who wasn’t present for the exam. The testimony […]

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    Donald Sterling Meets With Clippers Suitor Steve Ballmer

    For the first time since he began a nearly two-month battle to block his wife from selling the Clippers, Donald Sterling met Monday with Steve Ballmer, the man who would like to replace him as principal owner of the team. Whether the 11/2 -hour afternoon session at Sterling’s Beverly Hills mansion signals a possible breakthrough is unclear. Lawyers for Sterling and his wife are scheduled to return to court Tuesday to continue a trial in which a probate judge has […]