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

    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 […]

  • A piece of wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is pictured on Friday, July 18, 2014, in Shaktarsk, the day after it crashed. Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, which U.S. officials believe was hit by a surface-to-air missile over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. (Credit: Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images)

    Sense of Tragedy, Uncertainty Hangs Over Malaysia Airlines Crash Site

    The sense that a deadly tragedy could get worse hangs over the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Scattered bodies, ripped-apart suitcases and charred books testify that 298 people died Thursday when the airplane fell from 30,000 feet to the grassy fields of an almost-lawless section of eastern Ukraine. More than 24 hours after the crash, the bodies lay there untouched, with nobody able to say who’s in charge and whether the dead would ever be treated with dignity. […]

  • Airport groundstaff walk past Malaysia Airlines planes parked on the tarmac at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on June 17, 2014. (Credit: Getty Images)

    Ukraine Crash Marks 2nd Lost Boeing 777 for Malaysia Airlines

    The loss of a second Boeing 777 jetliner in 131 days threatens Malaysia Airlines with another public relations and financial blow as it struggles to overcome industry and consumer fallout after the disappearance of Flight 370.On Thursday, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 — a 777 heading from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur — crashed in eastern Ukraine, according to reports from the Russian news agency Interfax.Malaysia Airlines confirmed that it lost contact with the flight — coded MH17. Its last known position […]

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    Manhattan Beach City Council to Seek Extension of Pier Fishing Ban

    Less than two weeks after a swimmer was attacked by a shark being reeled in by a fisherman near the Manhattan Beach Pier, the local City Council met Tuesday night to hear from residents on the possibility of extending a temporary ban on fishing in the area. A 60-day fishing ban was implemented on July 7 to allow city officials to consult with other agencies about the safety of fishing off a pier. Heavy debate was sparked after an experienced […]

  • Los Angeles police officers are seen near demonstrators in Westwood on Sunday, July 13, 2014.

    Officer Placed on Leave After Firing Gun During Pro-Israel Rally in Westwood; 4 Men Arrested and Released

    Four men were released from custody Monday after being arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon when a fight at a pro-Israel rally broke out the previous day. A Federal Protective Service officer was also placed on leave after discharging his weapon during the altercation. Demonstrators gathered outside the federal building in Westwood Sunday to express their support for Israel, which during the past week has launched airstrikes into the Gaza Strip in retaliation for rocket attacks by Hamas. […]

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    Hazmat Team Works to Clean Up Chemicals After ‘Major Emergency’ Blaze at Commercial Structure in Hollywood

    Crews were cleaning up after a massive fire that broke out at a single-story commercial structure in Hollywood containing chemicals, authorities said. The blaze broke out shortly before 9 a.m. in the 1000 block of North Orange Drive (map), about two blocks south of Santa Monica Boulevard and more than 130 firefighters responded, said Katherine Main, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. The burning building housed the Highland Plating Co., according to the business’s website. After a section […]

  • LAPD and SWAT teams responded to a barricade situation in downtown L.A. on July 6, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 in Custody Following Hours-Long Standoff in Downtown Los Angeles

    Two people were in custody Tuesday following an hours-long standoff at an apartment building in downtown Los Angeles. The incident began about 5:40 a.m. when officers attempted to serve a man with a felony arrest warrant at an apartment in the 700 block of West 7th Street (map), Officer Lilliana Preciado of the Los Angeles Police Department said. The man, who was wanted for burglary, may have been armed with a shotgun, according to a tweet from Capt. John McMahon of the Los Angeles Police […]