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CHRISTINA PASCUCCI
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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
  • A helicopter drops water on the fast-growing brush fire east of Santa Clarita on July 22, 2016. (Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

    Sand Fire Explodes to Over 3,300 Acres in Santa Clarita Area; New Evacuations Ordered in Little Tujunga Canyon

    Hundreds of firefighters were battling an out-of-control wildfire burning into the Angeles National Forest, prompting mandatory evacuations in the Santa Clarita area and Little Tujunga Canyon Friday evening. Being called the Sand Fire, the blaze had scorched 3,327 acres as of 10 p.m., less than eight hours after it was first reported. It was 0 percent contained. The fire began around 2:10 p.m. along the northbound side of the freeway near Sand Canyon Road, and people were told to avoid […]

  • Donald Trump speaks after he accepted the nomination for president of the United States at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday, July 21, 2016. (Credit:CNN)

    Donald Trump’s Convention Speech Depicts America as Troubled But Fixable

    Donald Trump painted a foreboding picture Thursday of an America adrift as he accepted the Republican presidential nomination with a sober speech in Cleveland. He invoked a nation imprisoned by its own rotten political establishment and clawing special interests, at risk from terrorists who could be disguised as Syrian refugees and stalked by tens of thousands of illegal immigrant criminals. Trump has demonstrated a knack for channeling the nation’s mood. His convention message is tailored for a country grappling with […]

  • People prepare to cool off at Huntington Beach before a heat wave comes through Southern California on July 21, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Heat Wave Expected in Southern California Through Saturday

    A heat wave is expected to hit Southern California Thursday and into Saturday, the National Weather Service reported. An excessive heat watch is in effect for Los Angeles and Ventura County mountains and valleys Friday and Saturday, but temperatures will begin to rise starting Thursday, according to the weather service. A high pressure system will form over Southern California on those days, resulting in high temperatures 10 degrees above what is normally the hottest time of the year. Temperatures may reach […]

  • Surveillance video shows a woman being sought by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in connection with a burglary at a home in Rancho Palos Verdes. (Credit: Judy Sannes)

    Woman Sought in Suspected ‘Knock-Knock’ Burglary in Rancho Palos Verdes

    Sheriff’s investigators were asking for the public’s help Tuesday in identifying a woman and her possible accomplice sought in connection with a burglary at a home in Rancho Palos Verdes. Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Tuesday, July 19, 2016.

  • Brad Garagola, (left), Montrell Jackson, (center) and Matthew Gerald, (right), were killed by a lone gunman in Baton Rouge on July 17, 2016.

    Slain Baton Rouge Officer Had Said on Facebook: ‘If You Need a Hug or Want to Say a Prayer, I Got You’

    Four days after the police-involved shooting of Alton Sterling turned his city upside down, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police Officer Montrell Jackson issued a plea to the embattled community and vowed to do his part to help it heal. “These are trying times. Please don’t let hate infect your heart. This city MUST and WILL get better,” the 32-year-old officer wrote in a July 8 Facebook post. And, to all the protesters, officers, friends, family and neighbors in need of a […]

  • Supporters of Turkish President Erdogan react to a Turkish military tank in front of the Turkish Parliament July 15, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Credit: Kutluhan Cucel/Getty Images)

    42 People Killed, 754 Arrested Amid Military Uprising in Turkey

    As dawn broke in Turkey on Saturday, it remained unclear whether a military attempt to wrest control from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had been successful. At least 42 people — mostly police officers — were killed in Ankara in a gunfire exchange with a helicopter near the parliament complex, Turkey’s NTV reported, citing the attorney general’s office. In Istanbul, a defiant Erdogan addressed crowds in the city, telling them that the coup had been quashed. “The government is in control,” […]

  • The victim of a home-invasion robbery in North Hills is shown on July 14, 2016. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    ‘I Was Begging Him Not to Kill Me,’ Homeowner Says of North Hills Home-Invasion Robbery

    A North Hills homeowner was badly injured in a violent home-invasion robbery that occurred partially in front of his two young daughters early Thursday. The incident was reported just after 3:30 a.m. in the 9200 block of Valjean Avenue, said Sgt. Gabriel Colon of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Devonshire Division. Four males wearing hoodies apparently entered the home and one of the males pistol-whipped the homeowner, Colon said. The group divided when they got inside, according to the male […]

  • Lavell Mann and his two children, Logan and Legend, are seen in photos posted on a GoFundMe page.

    ‘I Have No One’: Woman Who Lost Husband, 2 Kids in Artesia Crash Speaks Out at Emotional Vigil

    A father and his two young children who were killed in a crash on the 91 Freeway in Artesia over the weekend, were remembered at an emotional vigil in Signal Hill Wednesday evening. Lavell Mann, 33, his 3-year-old daughter Logan, and 9-month old son Legend, all died early Saturday when their Jeep hit the back of a gas tanker truck, hit the freeway’s center divider and flipped over, according to the California Highway Patrol. Mourners gathered outside No Limit Sports […]

  • Protestors gather in downtown Los Angeles on July 12, 2016 after the city’s Police Commission found that the fatal shooting of a black woman in 2015 did not violate the department’s deadly force policy. (Credit: KTLA)

    Commission Finds Officers Were Within LAPD Policy in Baldwin Hills Fatal Shooting; Protestors Gather Downtown

    As hundreds of demonstrators descended on downtown Los Angeles, the city’s Police Commission on Tuesday faulted two LAPD officers for their tactics leading up to the killing of a black woman in South L.A. last year, but found that the fatal shooting did not violate the department’s deadly force policy. The board’s decision touched off protests outside the LAPD’s downtown headquarters that quickly moved across the street to City Hall, where activists pounded on the glass doors and decried how […]