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
  • Movie posters for the premiere of the film 'The Interview' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California on December 11, 2014. (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

    Sony Hackers Threaten 9/11 Style Attacks at Theaters Showing ‘The Interview’

    A group that claims it hacked Sony Pictures has posted a public threat against potential moviegoers. On Pastebin, a website that allows for anonymous posts, hackers claiming to be the “Guardians of Peace” said people who see Sony’s “The Interview” would suffer a “bitter fate.” “We will clearly show it to you at the very time and places ‘The Interview’ be shown, including the premiere, how bitter fate those who seek fun in terror should be doomed to,” the hacking […]

  • A pedestrian walks by a mobile home that shifted off of its foundation at a mobile home park following a reported 6.0 earthquake on Aug. 24, 2014, in Napa, California. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Caltech Announces Federal Funding for California Early-Warning Earthquake System

    Officials gathered at Caltech in Pasadena on Monday to announce federal funding for the continued development of California’s early-warning earthquake system. Congress will be providing $5 million toward the program, designed to provide the public with crucial seconds to prepare for the shaking of an earthquake. The first phase of the new system was expected to roll out beginning in 2015. Christina Pascucci reports from Pasadena for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014.

  • A man had to be rescued after being trapped by a mudslide that flowed into his Camarillo Springs home amid a powerful storm that swept through the area on Dec. 12, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Elderly Couple Rescued After Becoming Trapped in Home Following Camarillo Springs Mudslide

    A mudslide caused by a powerful storm hitting Southern California trapped two elderly homeowners inside the bedroom of their Camarillo Springs residence Friday morning, prompting a rescue by fire crews. An intense downpour was hitting the area around 2 a.m. when the slide occurred. At least eight homes sustained “significant damage” after a staggering amount of rock, mud and debris came down overnight from the hillside above San Como Lane, which is located in the Springs Fire burn area. The […]

  • Southern California was hit by a powerful storm on Dec. 12, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Powerful Storm Brings Dangerous Weather Conditions to SoCal

    Mandatory evacuations were ordered and a portion of Pacific Coast Highway was closed early Friday as a powerful storm slamming Southern California brought heavy rain and strong winds to the region, triggering mudslides and flooding, and leaving tens of thousands of residents without power. At least eight homes were significantly damaged in the storm, while a second-story balcony completely collapsed from a structure in Long Beach. Multiple vehicles were also damaged as intense downpours and gusty winds toppled trees throughout […]

  • Daniel Perez was taken into custody following a dramatic standoff on a freeway in Santee on Dec. 11, 2014. (Credit: KSWB)

    Body Found in Trunk of Montebello Family’s Car Determined to Be Mother; Father in Custody

    A body found in the trunk of a car was determined to be that of the mother of four Montebello boys who were recovered safely following an Amber Alert, freeway chase and standoff that ended with the children’s father in custody Thursday morning. CHP officers arrested Daniel Perez on suspicion of kidnapping after he was tackled by deputies on the side of a Santee freeway at about 10 a.m. He was also called a “person of interest” in the death of […]

  • File photo of a baby courtesy of shutterstock.

    Woman Gives Birth in Airplane Shortly After Takeoff; Plane Diverted to LAX

    A woman on a flight from San Francisco to Phoenix got an unexpected surprise Tuesday morning when she went into labor and had to deliver her baby shortly after takeoff, forcing the plane to divert to LAX, according to Southwest Airlines. “It was amazing,” a flight attendant said in a video provided by Southwest. “All the passengers were awesome. Everybody was clapping.” According to flight records, Southwest Airlines Flight No. 623 left San Francisco at 6:24 a.m. with the intention […]

  • Dozens were arrested overnight Tuesday as protesters took to the streets of downtown Los Angeles in the aftermath of the Ferguson grand jury decision. (Credit: KTLA)

    Protesters Angry Over LAPD’s Handling of Local Ferguson Demonstrations Speak Out

    Several protesters upset about the Los Angeles Police Department’s handling of local demonstrations related to the Ferguson grand jury decision last month spoke out during a police commission meeting Tuesday. Christina Pascucci reports from downtown Los Angeles for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014.

  • A fire burned at a downtown L.A. apartment building on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    7-Story Apartment Complex Gutted; Lanes Reopened on 110 After ‘Remarkable Firefight’

    A series of major fires raged for hours in downtown Los Angeles and the nearby Westlake area early Monday, destroying a huge apartment complex that was under construction, bringing more than 250 firefighters to the scene, and shutting down the 101 and 110 freeways. Glass cascaded down around firefighters as they battled the blaze and withstood intense heat radiating off surrounding buildings, Los Angeles Fire Department officials said. The dramatic fire was visible for miles and sent a scorched smell […]

  • A fire damaged several classrooms at Bolsa Grande High School on Dec. 7, 2014. (Credit: OnScene TV)

    Firefighter Injured, Several Classes Damaged After ‘Suspicious’ Fire Erupts at O.C. High School

    One firefighter was injured and multiple classrooms were damaged after a three-alarm fire ripped through a portion of Bolsa Grande High School in Garden Grove Sunday afternoon, authorities said. At around 1:15 p.m., fire crews responded to the school, which is located at 9401 Westminster Ave. (map), and found two classrooms on fire, according to Jeff Spargur with the Garden Grove Fire Department. Firefighters mounted and aggressive attack against the flames and were able to put the blaze out within an […]