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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
  • A mangled bike remains on the scene of a fatal hit-and-run crash in Highland Park on June 26, 2015, as LAPD investigators walk by. (Credit: KTLA)

    Driver in Highland Park Hit-and-Run Crash That Killed Cyclist Was Drunk at Time of Arrest: LAPD

    The 21-year-old alleged hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a bicyclist in Highland Park early Friday morning was still drunk and had windshield debris in his hair when he was arrested hours later, according to LAPD. The collision occurred just after 3 a.m. when two bicyclists were crossing in a marked crosswalk near North Figueroa Street and Marmion Way (map), Los Angeles Police Department officials said. Witnesses told officials the vehicle was traveling around 80 mph when it struck one of the […]

  • A reveler joins the celebration during the 2014 LA Gay Pride Parade on June 8, 2014, in West Hollywood. (Credit: Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images)

    WeHo Mayor: ‘Bring Your Families, Bring Your Friends; This Is a True Historic Moment’

    As supporters of same-sex marriage across Southern California on Friday celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in favor of marriage equality, the city of West Hollywood organized an actual party of sorts. “Bring your families, bring your friends. This is a true historic moment,” said West Hollywood Mayor Lindsey Horvath. A “Decision Day Celebration Rally” was held in West Hollywood Park, where activists, community organizations, city leaders and thousands of members of the public gathered to rejoice in the court’s […]

  • Cory Michael Ahumada, 24, of Highland is pictured in two images released by the Redlands Police Department on June 24, 2015.

    Children Jump From Moving Vehicle As Thief Steals Family Car From Gas Station in Redlands

    Police released surveillance video Wednesday of 24-year-old man wanted in the theft of a car with two young children inside from a gas station in Redlands. The incident occurred at 12:41 p.m. on Sunday, June 21 at a 7-Eleven gas station at 1161 Lugonia Ave., according to a news release from the Redlands Police Department. A woman parked her 2002 Acura TL at the gas pump and left her two daughters, ages 10 and 2, in the vehicle with the […]

  • The Confederate battle flag flies near the South Carolina State Capitol building in Columbia in this file image. (Credit: CNN)

    South Carolina Legislators to Debate Removing Confederate Flag From Statehouse Grounds

    State legislators across the South are now taking up the debate over the prominence of the Confederate flag in their states after conservative leaders displayed a sudden swell of support on Monday for removing the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds in South Carolina. Hours later, Mississippi GOP House Speaker Philip Gunn said it was time for his state to change its flag, which includes the Confederate insignia — a sign of the slave-holding South. “We must always remember our […]

  • Los Angeles police opened fire on an armed driver after a lengthy pursuit ended in El Monte on Friday, June 19, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Officers Open Fire on Armed Driver After Lengthy Pursuit Ends in El Monte: LAPD

    Los Angeles police shot and critically wounded an armed man Friday morning after he led officers on a lengthy pursuit that ended in El Monte, officials said. Suspected of felony domestic violence, the man was armed with a handgun when he was shot near the intersection of Garvey Avenue and Mountain View Road (map), said Sgt. Jason Adkins of the Los Angeles Police Department. The sergeant described the driver, whose name was not immediately released, as “suicidal.” News video shows the […]

  • The Charleston, South Carolina, Police Department provided this surveillance still image showing the person they believe to be a suspect in the shooting death of nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Wednesday night, June 17, 2015.

    South Carolina Church Shooting Suspect Dylann Roof Sat With Bible Group Before Opening Fire

    Before he allegedly opened fire on members of a Bible study group at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, Dylann Roof sat with them. He might have prayed with them. A Snapchat video from Wednesday night at the historic African-American church shows Roof at a table with the small group. Nothing in the footage suggests the carnage to come. Police say Roof shot and killed nine people inside the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, near the heart of Charleston’s […]

  • Before she was Marilyn Monroe, Norma Jean Dougherty lived in this home at 5258 Hermitage Ave. for about one year from 1944 to 1945. (Credit: CurbedLA)

    Valley Village Home Where Marilyn Monroe Lived Bulldozed Amid Preservation Effort

    Fans of Marilyn Monroe and historic preservationists who fought to protect a small home in Valley Village where the star lived when she was still a young Norma Jean Dougherty are furious that the structure was bulldozed suddenly this week. The home at 5258 Hermitage Ave. (map) was demolished beginning Monday, just days before a city commission was set to consider it for landmark status. The Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission was due to consider a bid to protect the developer-owned property on Thursday. […]

  • A framed portrait of Ezell Ford is seen at his funeral in South Los Angeles on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    L.A. Police Union President Calls Ezell Ford a ‘Known Gang Member’ in Denouncing Commission Ruling

    The president of the Los Angeles police union denounced the commission’s recent ruling that an LAPD officer acted out of policy in the fatal shooting of Ezell Ford. During his comments, LAPPL President Craig Lally called Ford a “known gang member,” eliciting cries from the audience. Christina Pascucci reports from downtown Los Angeles for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on June 16, 2015.

  • Jorge Covarrubias, 40, of Stanton, was killed in an early morning hit-and-run crash after he fell of his bicycle in Stanton on June 16, 2015. He is shown in a photo provided by his family.

    Cyclist Fatally Struck in Hit-and-Run After Falling Off Bike ID’d as Stanton Man, 40

    Investigators were searching for a hit-and-run driver Tuesday after a vehicle fatally struck a 40-year-old man who had fallen off his bicycle while riding in Stanton, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. A preliminary investigation showed the man, identified as Jorge Covarrubias, was riding through an alleyway adjacent to Beach Boulevard when he fell off and onto the far right lane of the main roadway around 4:43 a.m, according to a news release from the department. The driver of a […]