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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
  • How to Score ‘Hamilton’ Tickets at the Pantages for $10

    After some delay and much anticipation, details of the $10 “Hamilton” ticket lottery for Los Angeles were announced Friday morning — and go into effect immediately. How it works: Forty tickets will be sold for $10 apiece for every performance at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, where “Hamilton” will play Friday through Dec. 30. Ticket hopefuls enter by going to www.LuckySeat.com/hamilton or by downloading a new “Hamilton” app (HamiltonBroadway.com/app). The daily lottery opens at 11 a.m. Pacific time two days prior to the […]

  • A SWAT vehicle responds to a barricade situation in Pacific Palisades on Aug. 10, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Found Dead After Standoff With LAPD at His Estranged Girlfriend’s Pacific Palisades Home

    A man was found dead inside a Pacific Palisades home after allegedly showing up intoxicated to see his estranged girlfriend and then opening fire following an argument, Los Angeles police said Thursday. SWAT officers were called to a barricade situation that followed a shots fired call at the home in the 1600 block of Alta Mura Road around midnight Wednesday, Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Brian Wendling said. A woman who ran from the residence and contacted neighborhood security guards […]

  • Thunderstorms caused havoc across the Inland Empire and prompted a flash-flood warning in the Antelope Valley in Los Angeles County on Aug. 1, 2017. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Monsoonal Moisture Could Trigger Extreme Weather ‘Just About Anywhere’ in SoCal Wednesday

    Muggy and sticky conditions will persist Wednesday in Southern California as monsoonal moisture brings summer rains, thunderstorms and the threat of flash flooding to the valleys. An unstable, warm air mass over Southern California could trigger intense downpours and thunderstorms “just about anywhere,” according to the National Weather Service in Oxnard. A flash-flood watch remains in effect for much of southwestern California, including areas recently scorched by wildfires. Rain won’t be the only issue Wednesday. Read the full story on LATimes.com. 

  • A car crash into home in Covina on July 31, 2017, sparking a fire and injuring the driver. (Credit: KTLA)

    Suspected DUI Driver Crashes Car Into Covina Home, Sparking Fire That Spreads to House

    A suspected DUI driver slammed his car into a home in Covina early Monday, injuring himself and sparking a fire that spread to the house, authorities said. Firefighters responded around 3 a.m. to a report of a car into a home in the 1300 block of Puente Street, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department Supervisor Ed Pickett. The vehicle caught fire after the crash, and the flames spread to the home, Pickett said. It took 25 to 30 firefighters […]

  • A Carl's Jr. in Riverside is seen following an armed robbery. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Suspected in Riverside Carl’s Jr. Robbery, Pursuit Possibly Linked to O.C. Fast Food Robberies

    Authorities are trying to determine if a suspected armed robber who led Riverside police on a short pursuit before crashing and sparking a brush fire Thursday evening is also the person responsible for a series of recent fast food robberies in Orange County. Police received a call about 4:30 p.m. reporting an armed robbery at the Carl’s Jr. located at 10010 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside Police Department public information Officer Ryan Railsback said. Officers spotted a car believed to have been […]

  • Police released photos of a man wanted in connection with a series of robberies in Garden Grove.

    Man Sought After 6 Fast Food Restaurants Robbed in Garden Grove in 11 Days: Police

    Garden Grove police are asking for the public’s help to locate a man who has robbed seven businesses over a period of 11 days in the city. The armed robberies began on July 11, with the latest being reported on July 22, according to a Garden Grove Police Department news release. In each instance, the robber entered the store, handed a n employee a note demanding money, and then showed that person a handgun in his waistband, the release stated. […]

  • 3 Inmates Who Broke Out of O.C. Jail Filmed Their Own Escape, Newly Released Video Shows

    Three Orange County inmates who cut through steel bars and rappelled off the rooftop of a maximum-security facility in Santa Ana early last year used a cellphone camera to film their daring escape, video obtained by KTLA on Wednesday showed. The approximately 15-minute video was released by an attorney for Adam Hossein Nayeri, one of the escaped inmates. In addition to showing how he and two other inmates — Jonathan Tieu and Bac Duong — were able to break out […]

  • Patrick Malloy's in Hermosa Beach is offering customers a different kind of shot, one aimed at protecting women. (Credit: KTLA)

    Hermosa Beach Bars Offers Different Kind of ’Shot’ to Protect Women

    Three Hermosa Beach bars are offering customers a different kind of shot, one aimed at protecting women. Christina Pascucci and Kareen Wynter report for KTLA 5 News on July 21, 2017.

  • Strangers Surprise La Verne Woman With Home Makeover

    KTLA teamed up with Sebastian Terry of “100 Things” to make a local woman’s dream come true.   Terry, inspired by the sudden loss of his close friend when Terry was just 25 years old, chose to change the way he lived his life. He started a bucket list of 100 life experiences he wanted to accomplish before he died.  But after completing the majority of his list, Terry realized it was more rewarding to give; so, he has decided […]