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
  • Jonah Hwang is seen in an undated photo provided by his family on Feb. 21, 2017.

    8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Apparent Drive-by Shooting Was Visiting Pomona Home With His Family: Police

    Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help Tuesday as they continue their search for the assailant who opened fire on a home in Pomona, shooting and killing an 8-year-old boy before getting away. Jonah Min Hwang was fatally struck by gunfire during an apparent drive-by shooting that occurred around 6:30 p.m. Monday in the 1100 block of West 11th Street, according to police. The bullet hit the child in the head, the Los Angeles Times reported. Jonah was transported to a […]

  • Hollywood Boulevard was closed one week ahead of the 89th Oscars on Feb. 20, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Roads, Sidewalks in Hollywood Closed Ahead of Oscars

    Road closures leading up to the Academy Awards this weekend started late Sunday, a week ahead of the big night at the Dolby Theatre officials said. The 89th Oscars will begin at 4 p.m. on Feb. 26. Hollywood Boulevard closed between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive about 10 p.m. Sunday and will remain closed until March 1, three days after the Oscars. In addition, Metro subway trains will not stop at the Hollywood and Highland station after the last regularly […]

  • A street was flooded in the Santa Clarita area on Feb. 17, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Deadly Storm Brings Heavy Rain to SoCal, Causes Damages and Flooding

    A powerful storm forecasters believe may be the strongest to hit the region in years moved into Southern California Friday, drenching the area with rain and prompting numerous weather watches and warnings in the area. Heavy precipitation was causing numerous problems in the area by the afternoon, downing trees and power lines, and flooding local roads in the Los Angeles area. By 3:40 p.m., LAPD had sent out at an advisory warning people to stay off the road if possible, […]

  • Drinkers enjoy a pint in a pub on March 11, 2011, in London, England. (Credit: Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images)

    Last Call at California Bars Could Be 4 a.m. Under Proposed Law

    Closing time might get a little later at your favorite drinking spot thanks to a state senator who has proposed legislation to allow cities to decide how late alcohol can be served. The Let Our Communities Adjust Late Night Act, which was proposed Tuesday, would allow municipalities to set their own last-call times. Currently, last call is at 2 a.m. across the state. Under the bill by state Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), urban centers with active bar scenes could move last call back as late […]

  • Flaring is seen at the Torrance refinery during a power outage on Oct. 11, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Torrance Refinery’s Flaring Events, Power Outages to Be Discussed at AQMD Hearing

    Recent flaring events and power outages at the troubled Torrance refinery will be discussed during a scheduled hearing Wednesday. Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Feb. 15, 2017.

  • The Northeast hunkered down Thursday for what looks to be the most significant storm of the season, with as much as a foot of snow of expected in some places as well as blizzard conditions. The city of Boston is pictured here covered in snow. (Credit: Ann Roche/CNN)

    Northeast Struck by Biggest Snowstorm of Season; Thousands of Flights Canceled

    As the Northeast’s biggest snowstorm of the season moves toward the Atlantic Ocean, gusty winds could create more drifting snow and travel issues for commuters Friday morning, meteorologists said. A lake effect snow advisory has been issued for parts of upstate New York and is expected to last through Friday afternoon, the National Weather Service warns. The eastern shores of Lake Ontario are no stranger to lake-effect snow, which forms when cold dry air passes over a relatively warm body […]

  • An image provided by survivors of an avalanche on Mt. Baldy shows two of the victims.

    Mt. Baldy Avalanche Victims Share Story, Video of Survival

    Three friends who survived an avalanche on Mt. Baldy last month shared their incredible rescue story Thursday. Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA Morning News on Feb. 9, 2017.

  • Camryn Zelinger is shown in a booking photo released by Riverside police on Feb. 7, 2017.

    Riverside Teacher Sent Sexts to Student’s Cellphone, Mother of Alleged Victim Says

    The mother of the 14-year-old girl who was allegedly molested by a former teacher at a performing arts high school in Riverside spoke out Wednesday morning. In an emotional interview with KTLA, the mother explained how she found out about the alleged crime. “I’m a nosy mother. And I grabbed her phone. And I looked at texts from this teacher, sexting my baby over the phone, over the texts – just all this stuff,” she said. KTLA is not naming […]

  • Camryn Zelinger is shown in a booking photo released by Riverside police on Feb. 7, 2017.

    Teacher at Riverside Performing Arts High School Arrested on Suspicion of Having Inappropriate Relationship With Female Student

    A former teacher at a Riverside high school has been arrested on suspicion of having an inappropriate relationship with a female student, officials said Tuesday. Camryn Zelinger, 32, was arrested at Encore High School for the Arts, where she worked, on Monday. The victim had previously told Riverside Police Department officers that the relationship had been going on for a “few months,” police said in a news release. Zelinger, of Corona, apparently was having “inappropriate physical contact and communications” with the […]