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
  • Crews prepare for Saturday's premier of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" on Dec. 8, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Hollywood Gears Up for Saturday Premier of ’Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

    Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Dec. 8, 2016.

  • A woman's body was discovered in a flood control basin in Long Beach on Dec. 6, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    29-Year-Old Signal Hill Resident ID’d as Woman Whose Body Was Found in Long Beach Flood Basin

    A woman whose body was discovered in a flood control basin near the Los Angeles River was identified Wednesday morning as a Signal Hill resident by the L.A. County coroner’s office. Samantha Lang, 29, was found deceased around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. Her name was confirmed by coroner’s Lt. Smith. Lang’s body was located about 15 hours after officers received a call regarding a suspicion vehicle in the 1000 block of West Carson Street Monday morning, according to the Long Beach […]

  • Flowers are seen at a makeshift memorial near the site of a fire-ravaged warehouse where at least 36 people died in Oakland, Dec. 5, 2016. (Credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

    Oakland Warehouse Manager ‘Incredibly Sorry’ Following Fatal Fire; Arson Ruled Out as Cause

    Pete Veilleux said he was desperate and had no place to live. His friends Derick Almena and Micah Allison offered him a place to stay at the “Ghost Ship” warehouse, which Almena leased. But Veilleux refused. “They had asked me if I would move in several times,” he said Tuesday. “I needed to move — I was evicted through an owner move-in eviction last year, and they offered me a place last year. It was very, very difficult for me […]

  • At least 30 people have been confirmed dead in a massive blaze that gutted a converted warehouse on Friday, December 2, during an electronic dance party in Oakland, California. Riley Fritz, 29, is a victim. (Credit: Fritz Family/WTIC)

    Oakland Warehouse Fire: What We Know About the Victims

    A budding musician. A truck-lover and bowling alley denizen. A singer whose adoring fans called him Nex Luguolo. A 17-year-old choir singer. These are among the 36 people who lost their lives Friday night in a fire at an Oakland, California, warehouse where an electronic dance party was being held. It’s one of the city’s deadliest blazes and the worst nightclub fire in more than a decade in the US, in terms of the number of victims. In 2003, 100 […]

  • Actress Florence Henderson attends the Television Academy's 70th Anniversary Gala on June 2, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Credit: Mike Windle/Getty Images)

    Florence Henderson, Beloved Mom From ‘The Brady Bunch’, Dies at 82

    She was one of America’s moms, a television icon that endured through generations. Florence Henderson, who played Carol Brady on “The Brady Bunch,” died Thursday from heart failure at the age of 82. Her death was unexpected. Henderson had not been sick, her manager, Kayla Pressman, said. Just this week, Henderson attended a taping of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” to cheer on Maureen McCormick, who played her TV daughter Marcia Brady. Henderson had made some TV and movie appearances […]

  • Danah Rojo Rivas, 16, is pictured in a Facebook photo.

    Girl, 16, Killed by Stray Bullet in Lynwood While Returning From Church With Family

    A 16-year-old girl riding in the backseat of a car with her family as she was returning from church was fatally shot Wednesday night when a gunman’s stray bullet missed its intended target and struck her, officials said. The shooting was reported about 9:30 p.m. near the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and Euclid Avenue, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Robert Gray said. Investigators believe the intended targets, two men, were driving in a Saturn that was being chased by […]

  • Shoppers camped out the day before Thanksgiving 2016 in anticipation of Black Friday deals. (Credit: KTLA)

    Black Friday: Here’s When Target, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Other Major Stores Will Open

    As Black Friday draws closer, stores are releasing their plans for the most frenzied day of the holiday shopping season. Here’s a look at the schedules released by major retailers so far. This list will be updated. JCPenney JCPenney will begin its Black Friday sale at 3 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, and will stay open Friday until 10 p.m. Online sale prices begin a day earlier, at midnight Nov. 23. Wal-Mart Most Wal-Mart stores are already open 24 hours. But the […]

  • A crowd gathers for the annual E.J. Jackson Foundation turkey giveaway on Nov. 22, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    E.J. Jackson Foundation Turkey Dinner Giveaway Goes on Despite Founder’s Death

    Christina Pascucci and Elizabeth Espinoza report for the KTLA 5 News on Nov. 22, 2016.

  • Four people were rescued from the rushing waters of the Los Angeles River on Nov. 21, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    4 Rescued From Rushing L.A. River Waters in Atwater Village

    Four people were rescued from the rushing Los Angeles River waters amid a rainy morning in the Atwater Village neighborhood Monday. The four adults were reported to be stranded on an island in the river about a half-mile north of Los Feliz Boulevard about 2:42 a.m., Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott stated. About 100 firefighters were deployed and stationed at rescue points along the river, according to Scott. Rescue crews eventually secured the four victims in a Fire […]