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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
  • Group Opposed to Bill for Extended Bar Hours Holds Rally in Downtown L.A.

    A group that is opposed to a bill to extend bar hours in California until 4 a.m. staged a rally in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday. Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on June 27, 2017.

  • Century City Oral Surgeon Gives ‘New Smiles’ to Holocaust Survivor Couple

    Century City oral surgeon Dr. Steven Kupferman of Los Angeles Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, along with dentist Dr. Mitch Levitt, on Monday was set to give – free of charge – “new smiles” to a married couple who are both Holocaust survivors in need of long-overdue dental care. Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on June 26, 2017.

  • Apparent Road-Rage Crash in Santa Clarita Captured on Cellphone Video

    An apparent road-rage crash involving a motorcyclist and the driver of a sedan was captured on cellphone video Wednesday morning on the 14 Freeway in Santa Clarita. The crash was reported about 5:45 a.m. Wednesday on the southbound side of the 14 Freeway near Newhall Avenue in Santa Clarita, the California Highway Patrol reported. Tim Morrison and Chris Traber, who shot the video, were on their way to work when they say the driver of the silver sedan cut in […]

  • Downey Business Owner Shoots Robbers, Killing 2 and Injuring 1: Police

    Two suspected robbers were fatally shot by a business owner in Downey Monday night and a third man was injured, police said. Downey Police Department officers responded to reports of a shooting about 8:15 p.m. in the 8800 block of Rosecrans Avenue. Two men were found dead of gunshot wounds inside First Class Audio, a car audio store, and a third man was treated at a hospital for gunshot wounds. All three apparently tried to rob the business owner, who […]

  • Man Arrested on Suspicion of Arson in East Hollywood Apartment Building Fire That Left 20 People Displaced

    A 20-year-old Los Angeles man has been booked on suspicion of arson after a fire burned an under-construction East Hollywood apartment building, leaving 20 people displaced. Benicio Garcia, who had been detained by fire investigators after the morning blaze, was arrested and is being held on $75,000 bail, the Los Angeles Fire Department announced. The blaze was reported about 6:05 a.m. in the 400 block of North Heliotrope Drive, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Smoke from the blaze […]

  • Tens of Thousands Participate in West Hollywood Resist March During L.A. Pride

    Dan Ortega hadn’t been to an LA Pride parade in at least a decade. The 54-year-old realtor from Silver Lake, who is gay, had admittedly grown complacent with the LGBTQ movement — especially after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide two years ago and it seemed as though so many hard-fought victories had already been won. But things are different now that Donald Trump is president, Ortega said. As he did when he marched during the Reagan administration to […]

  • West Hollywood Prepares for L.A. Pride Weekend

    West Hollywood is preparing for L.A. Pride weekend. This year, the annual parade will be more of a social justice march. For more information on the weekend’s festivities, visit LAPride.org. Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on June 9, 2017.

  • Woman Who Fired on Her Boyfriend Is Fatally Shot by Responding Long Beach Police

    An armed woman was shot and killed by police after she opened fire on her boyfriend, who is a California Highway Patrol employee, police said Thursday. Officers responded to the area of Studebaker Road and East Spring Street about 11:55 p.m. Wednesday for a call about a person who apparently fired a gun at someone, according to Marlene Arrona, a spokeswoman for the Long Beach Police Department. Responding officers arrived within minutes and found an armed woman, Arrona said. Police […]

  • JetBlue Plane Headed to San Francisco Forced to Make Emergency Landing After Laptop Catches Fire

    A lithium battery in a passenger’s backpack caught fire aboard a cross-country JetBlue flight Tuesday, causing the plane to divert to Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Federal Aviation Administration said. No one was injured on the flight, which was traveling from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to San Francisco, and the plane was not damaged. JetBlue said the plane was carrying 158 people and 37,300 pounds of fuel when it landed. The lithium battery began to smolder inside a […]