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
  • Ebola virus (Credit: CDC)

    CDC Considers Putting 76 Health Care Workers at Dallas Hospital on TSA’s No-Fly List: Official

    The CDC is considering putting 76 health care workers at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas hospital on the TSA’s no-fly list, an official familiar with the situation said. The day before she went to the hospital with Ebola symptoms, Amber Vinson was flying halfway across the country on a commercial jet with 132 other people. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden said she never should have stepped foot on the flight, but another federal official told CNN […]

  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signs an executive directive aimed at curbing the city's water use on Oct. 14, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Los Angeles Must Cut Water Use by 20 Percent by 2017 Under Mayor’s Order

    L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti issued an executive directive on Tuesday requiring Los Angeles to reduce its fresh water use 20% by 2017 as a response to the prolonged drought. Garcetti also asked L.A. departments to dramatically cut the amount of water used by replacing lawns and other city landscaping, including street medians, with less thirsty plants. RELATED LINK: More on Garcetti’s directive; conservation tips “Our relationship with water must evolve,” Garcetti said. “We cannot afford the water policies of the […]

  • Spartacus, a 2-year-old pit bull, was attacked on Oct. 11, 2014, near his owner's South L.A. home. (Credit: KTLA)

    Stabbing of South L.A. Dog May Have Been Case of ‘Self-Defense,’ LAPD Says

    A collar may have saved the life of a pit bull that was stabbed multiple times and needed over 1,000 stitches, a volunteer said several days after an altercation that police indicated Monday may have been a case of “self-defense” rather than “animal cruelty.” Spartacus, a 2-year-old pit bull, was repeatedly stabbed and hit over the head with a shovel near his owner’s home in the Hyde Park area of South Los Angeles early Saturday morning. The dog’s owner, a woman who […]

  • The snow-capped San Gabriel Mountains are a backdrop to the Los Angeles skyline as seen from Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area in Baldwin Hills after a December 2009 storm. (Credit: Genaro Molina /Los Angeles Times)

    540-Square-Mile San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Created by Obama Proclamation

    More than 540 square miles of the San Gabriel Mountains became a national monument Friday under a controversial executive move from President Barack Obama that will increase protections in an attempt to address crowding and pollution in the heavily used area. Obama signed a proclamation declaring the national monument during an early afternoon ceremony at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas. He put the move in the context of past federal government actions to preserve wild lands such as Yosemite National Park. […]

  • President Obama arrived at LAX on July 23, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    President Obama Attends Fundraiser at Home of Actress Gwyneth Paltrow During L.A. Visit

    President Obama arrived in Los Angeles Thursday for a two-day visit that was set to include a number of events, including a Democratic fundraiser at the home of actress Gwyneth Paltrow and the designation of a national monument. The president’s arrival comes just two days after Vice President Joe Biden’s two-day trip to the L.A. area. After arriving at LAX around 2 p.m., Obama attended an event at the Cross Campus facilities in Santa Monica that focused on millennials and the economy. […]

  • Ana Paula was born in a rural village in Panama joined at the pelvis with her twin sister. (Credit: KTLA)

    Girl Born as Conjoined Twin in Panama Undergoes Historic Surgery in L.A.

    A 2-year-old Panamanian girl born a conjoined twin was separated at 20 days of life, leaving one twin deceased and the surviving twin, Ana Paula, with three legs, a third kidney, and other complexities. This weekend the girl underwent a rare complex surgery in Los Angeles that has never been documented in medical text books. Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. The toddler’s trip to Los Angeles for treatment was made […]

  • An alleged carjacker in Whittier was pinned under the stolen vehicle after crashing into several cars during a police pursuit. (Credit: KTLA)

    Suspected Carjacker Pinned Under Vehicle After Crashing During Pursuit

    Several people were injured after a carjacking that turned into a police pursuit ended in a multi-vehicle crash Tuesday evening in unincorporated Whittier. The incident began as a call of a strong-armed robbery and carjacking around 7:20 p.m., according to Deputy Crystal Hernandez with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office. Responding deputies were also receiving multiple calls about a Volkswagen Passat that was driving erratically in the area of the reported carjacking, Hernandez said. Deputies spotted the car and initiated […]

  • Neighbors confirmed that Alex Arredondo was beaten at Angel Stadium on Oct. 3, 2014. He is shown in a photo posted to his Facebook page in June 2014.

    Fan Beaten in Apparent Random Attack Outside Angel Stadium ID’d as Ex-LAPD Officer: Police

    A Huntington Beach man who was beaten in a seemingly unprovoked attack outside Angel Stadium in Anaheim over the weekend was identified Monday as a former Los Angeles Police Department officer, according to Anaheim police. The victim’s Huntington Beach neighbors confirmed his name as Alex Arredondo. Multiple pictures posted on his Facebook page show Arredondo clad in Angels gear. The brutal beating occurred after the Angels lost to the Kansas City Royals in a playoff game on Friday night. The 43-year-old man […]

  • Friends of slain Mayor Daniel Crespo gathered at a vigil outside Bell Gardens City Hall. (Credit: KRLA)

    Vigil Held For Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo Amid Allegations of Infidelity and Abuse

    As questions remained unanswered about exactly what led to the fatal shooting of Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo by his wife, a vigil was held for the 45-year-old man at City Hall on Friday evening. Crespo died after being rushed to the hospital Tuesday afternoon. He had argued with his wife, and then, as his 19-year-old son tried to intervene and the father and son struggled, Levette Crespo shot her husband multiple times, authorities said. She was detained and questioned […]