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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.

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  • In one of the incidents, a man entered the home through a window, sheriff's officials say. (Credit: KTLA)

    Girl Attacked, 2 Women Sexually Battered in String of Maywood Break-Ins, Police Say

    Authorities are searching for a man believed to be responsible for a string of recent break-ins in Maywood, in which two women were sexually battered and a girl was attacked in her sleep. The latest incident occurred about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday when the man entered through the window of a home in the 3600 block of 53rd Street, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release issued Friday. The man found a 13-year-old girl who was sleeping […]

  • A brush fire broke out above Lake View Terrace on Oct. 18, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Temps Could Hit Triple-Digits in Parts of SoCal as Firefighters Brace for Another Day of Hot, Windy Weather

    Firefighters were bracing for another day of hot, windy conditions after battling several small brush fires on Wednesday. Strong Santa Ana winds are in the forecast for many parts of Southern California, along with temperatures hitting 100 degrees inland. The fire danger is expected to remain through Thursday evening. On Tuesday, 62 acres burned in the Kagel Canyon area of Lake View Terrace. Click here to read the full story on 

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    Memorial Service Held for Slain Palm Springs Officers

    A packed memorial service for two Palm Springs police officers fatally shot while responding to a disturbance call earlier this month took place Tuesday at the city’s convention center. The service for officers Lesley Zerebny and Jose “Gil” Vega began shortly before 11:30 a.m. at the Palm Springs Convention Center, located at 277 North Avenida Caballeros. Since the officers’ deaths Oct. 8, each member of the Palms Springs Police Department has become a “world-class hugger,” Lt. Mike Kovaleff said in opening the memorial. “The […]

  • John Hernandez Felix appears at his arraignment in Indio on Oct. 13, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Pleads Not Guilty to Murder in ‘Ambush’ Shooting of Palm Springs Officers

    The man accused of killing two Palm Springs police officers in a planned attack last week pleaded not guilty Thursday afternoon after his attorney asked for a psychological evaluation to determine his mental competence. John Hernandez Felix was shackled and showed little emotion as he sat in an Indio courtroom just 10 feet from more than a dozen Palm Springs officers. The 26-year-old is charged with two counts of murder, with the special circumstances of multiple murders, murder of a […]

  • In a photo provided by his niece Bobby Antonelos is seen at right with his wife Vaso.

    Harbor City Hamburger Restaurant Owner Killed by Stray Bullet in Double Homicide: LAPD

    The owner of a longtime hamburger establishment in Harbor City was killed by stray bullets fired by a gunman who had successfully targeted another man inside the restaurant on Wednesday morning, police said. The shooter walked into Bob’s Hamburgers, in a strip mall at 1151 Pacific Coast Highway, and wordlessly fired on his intended victim, according to police on scene. The restaurant’s owner came out, was in the line of fire and was shot, Los Angeles Police Department Detective David Cortez said. The shooting occurred about […]

  • Mark Burnett attends FOX 2016 Upfront Arrivals at Wollman Rink, Central Park, on May 16, 2016, in New York City. (Credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

    Over Calls for Release of ‘Apprentice’ Tapes of Trump, Mark Burnett Denies Having Right to Video

    The creator of “The Apprentice” says he does not have the legal ability to release footage from the show, denying reports that he is intentionally blocking the release of footage that may harm Donald Trump. The statement from Burnett and MGM, which owns his company, comes two days after BuzzFeed News reported that Burnett had privately threatened to sue staff if they leaked tapes to the press — a claim Burnett and MGM also denied. “Despite reports to the contrary, […]

  • Lights are out on highway A1A from the winds of Hurricane Matthew, October 7, 2016 on Cocoa Beach, Florida. (Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    Hundreds of Thousands Without Power, 4 Dead in Florida as Hurricane Matthew Slams Coast

    Floridians along the Atlantic coast were coping Friday with rising water as Hurricane Matthew drenched the state with rain and strong winds pushed waves over beaches. Meteorologists said storm surge had been measured at more than 4 feet in some areas. “We are seeing impacts right now from St. Augustine to Jacksonville Beach. Unfortunately, this is going to continue through the night,” Gov. Rick Scott said. The storm, which is blamed for four deaths in Florida, sparked flash-flood concerns. The […]

  • Heavy winds in Coconut Grove, Florida as Hurricane Matthew is due to hit the area. (Credit: María Juncadella/CNN iReport)

    3 Dead in Florida as Hurricane Matthew, Downgraded to Category 2 Storm, Approaches Georgia and the Carolinas

    Breaking news update, published at 2:05 p.m. PT Hurricane Matthew is now a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph, the National Hurricane Center said in its 5 p.m. update. Matthew is forecast to continue being a formidable hurricane as it approaches the coasts of Georgia and the Carolinas in the next few days. Breaking news update, published at 1:56 p.m. PT An 82-year-old man and a woman in her 60s have died during Hurricane Matthew, according […]

  • As Hurricane Matthew sets its sights on the US, more than 2 million people have already been urged to flee their homes, with more evacuations likely as the deadly storm makes its way past the Bahamas. (Credit: CNN)

    ‘This Storm Will Kill You,’ Florida Gov. Warns as Hurricane Matthew Approaches

    Hurricane Matthew is nearing Florida, where it threatens to hammer the peninsula’s east coast with tornadoes, wicked winds and heavy rain. If the storm’s wrath isn’t enough on its own, the possibility of several feet of storm surge could leave hundreds of thousands of residents underwater and without power. Officials from Miami to North Carolina don’t intend to risk their residents’ safety. Residents who aren’t under mandatory evacuation orders have been warned to remain vigilant and be prepared to outmaneuver […]