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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.

Recent Articles
  • Michelle O'Keefe was 18 in 2000 when she was shot dead in Palmdale. (Credit: Beatrice de Gea / Los Angeles Times)

    Man Convicted of Murdering College Student in Palmdale Is Ordered Released Amid Questions Over Guilt

    An Iraq war veteran convicted in the 2000 slaying of college student Michelle O’Keefe was ordered released from state prison Thursday after prosecutors express doubts about his guilt. “The people no longer have confidence in the conviction,” Los Angeles Deputy Dist Atty. Bobby Grace told a judge, who ordered Raymond Lee Jennings released. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William Ryan recommended that Jennings be released immediately from the courthouse but ordered electronic monitoring for Jennings because the case against him […]

  • Helicopters make water drops on Spinks Canyon above Duarte Tuesday morning as two brush fires burn dangerously close to one another in Duarte and Azusa. The two fires have charred 5,400 acres. (Credit: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)

    Some Residents Allowed to Return as Fight Continues Against 4,900-Acre San Gabriel Complex Fires

    Some residents were being allowed back into their homes Wednesday as flare-ups from the San Gabriel Complex fires continued to spark on the mountainsides above Azusa and Duarte. The complex consist of the Reservoir and Fish fires, which both began around noon on Monday. The two fires have combined to burn about 4,900 acres and were just 15 percent contained as of Wednesday morning, according to the federal InciWeb information page. After initially having to fight the fires shorthanded due to […]

  • Vegetation burns on June 20, 2016, above Duarte. (Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

    San Gabriel Complex Fires Burning Above Duarte, Azusa Char 4,900 Acres

    Hundreds of homes remained under mandatory evacuations Tuesday as a pair of wildfires charred nearly 5,000 acres in the San Gabriel Mountains. Fire officials dubbed the incident — consisting of both the Fish Fire above Duarte and the Reservoir Fire above Azusa — as the San Gabriel Complex fires during a 9 a.m. news conference Tuesday. Earlier Tuesday, officials stated the wildfires had burned a total of about 5,400 acres. The size of the fires was downgraded to 4,900 acres after […]

  • Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy launched a filibuster Wednesday on the Senate floor, vowing to stay "for as long as I can" until Congress acts on gun control legislation. (Credit: Senate TV)

    Nearly 15 Hours Later, Democratic Senator Ends Filibuster Over Guns

    Senate Democrats have ended a 14-plus hour filibuster calling for gun control reform, after Sen. Chris Murphy said he won promises for votes on two measures. “It is our understanding … that we have been given a commitment on a path forward to get votes on the floor of the Senate — on a measure to assure that those on the terrorist watch list do not get guns and an amendment … to expand background checks to gun shows and […]

  • FBI agents investigate near the damaged rear wall of the Pulse nightclub where a gunman killed at least 50 people on June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Florida. (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Grand Jury to Investigate Orlando Shooter’s Widow, Officials Say

    Federal investigators digging for clues in the Orlando nightclub massacre are zeroing in on Noor Salman, the widow of gunman Omar Mateen. What did Salman know of his plans and what might she have done to stop him? Authorities have been trying to pin her down after she apparently gave conflicting statements about what she knew of his intentions in the hours before the attack. A U.S. attorney plans to bring evidence before a federal grand jury to determine whether […]

  • Orlando police officers seen outside of Pulse nightclub after a fatal shooting and hostage situation on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. (Credit: Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

    Orlando Gunman Frequented Pulse Nightclub, Used Gay Dating App, Witnesses Say

    A conflicting image of the Orlando nightclub shooter has emerged as investigators try to understand the man responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. What could have driven Omar Mir Seddique Mateen, a New York-born security guard who was the son of Afghan immigrants, to such a horrific act of violence — the biggest terror attack on U.S. soil since 9/11? Chris Callen, who worked at Pulse as a performer, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper he’d seen Mateen dozens […]

  • Twelve of the 49 victims in the Orlando nightclub shooting on June 12, 2016 are seen in this image. From left to right starting at the top are Luis S Vielma, Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, Juan Ramon Guerrero, Stanley Almodovar III, Enrique Rios, Amanda Alvear, Mercedez Flores, Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, Edward Sotomayor Jr., Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo and  Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon.

    Orlando Mass Shooting: Who Were the Victims?

    A barista, a bouncer and an accountant. While different in so many ways, they have one thing in common: They lost their lives in the deadliest mass shooting in the United States. Late Monday, the name of the last unidentified victim in Sunday’s massacre at a club in Orlando was released. He was identified by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer as 25-year-old Geraldo A. Ortiz-Jimenez. Other victim’s include Edward Sotomayor, a popular travel planner nicknamed “top hat Eddie” for the black […]

  • Thousands flocked to West Hollywood on Sunday for the L.A. Pride Parade, an annual celebration of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community in Southern California. (Credit: Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times)

    Preparations Underway in West Hollywood for L.A. Pride Parade

    Preparations were underway in West Hollywood Friday in anticipation of the upcoming L.A. Pride parade. Ellina Abovian reports from West Hollywood for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on June 10, 2016.

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a primary night rally at the Duggal Greenhouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard on June 7, 2016, in New York City. President Barack Obama endorses Clinton in a video released June 9, 2016. (Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images; Hillary for America)

    President Barack Obama Formally Endorses Hillary Clinton in Video

    President Barack Obama endorsed Democratic presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in a web video Thursday. “I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office,” Obama said in the video. “I want those of you who have been with me since the beginning of this incredible journey to be the first to know that I’m with her,” Obama continued. “I am fired up. And I can’t wait to get out there and campaign with Hillary.” Obama will […]