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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
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    Man Arrested After Allegedly Trying to Drug, Rape Woman at Santa Monica Restaurant

    A man suspected of trying to drug a woman at an upscale restaurant in Santa Monica with the alleged intent to rape her has been arrested, police confirmed Monday. Michael Hsu was taken into custody on charges of intent to commit rape, and drugging with the intent to commit a rape, a Santa Monica Police Department official said. The case has gained nationwide attention after a woman took to Facebook to discuss how she and her friends stopped the alleged […]

  • Rodrick Bennett appears in a photo on his Facebook page from Sept. 25, 2010. The Arroyo Seco Junior High Teacher was killed in a Santa Clarita hit-and-run crash on May 25, 2016.

    Cyclist Killed in Santa Clarita Hit-and-Run Crash Identified as Beloved Teacher

    A 53-year-old bicyclist killed in a hit-and-run crash in Santa Clarita has been identified as a beloved teacher at Arroyo Seco Junior High. Roderick T. Bennett, of Valencia, was a math teacher at the school and had recently stepped in to teach music, said Dave Caldwell, a spokesman for the William S. Hart Union High School District. Caldwell added that students were having a hard time with the news of Bennett’s death on Thursday and counselors were at the school to help. The […]

  • Hillary Clinton addresses a rally held at Los Angeles Southwest College on April 16, 2016. (Credit: Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)

    Clinton Holds Campaign Event in Buena Park Amid Latest Round of Criticism Over Emails

    Hillary Clinton was in Buena Park for a campaign event Wednesday just hours after the State Department criticized her past handling of private emails. Christina Pascucci reports from Buena Park for the KTLA 5 Morning News on May 25, 2016.  

  • Newly released images show EgyptAir Flight 804 wreckage and some of the passengers belongings that have been recovered from the Mediterranean sea.
(Credit: Egyptian Armed Forces)

    Egypt Deploys Submarine in EgyptAir Flight 804 Search

    A submarine is joining the Mediterranean Sea search for the black boxes that could reveal what caused the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804. The aircraft disappeared from radar last week on a flight from Paris to Cairo. Searchers have recovered parts of the plane wreckage, including passengers’ personal belongings, life vests, aircraft chairs and even body parts. But they’re still scouring the Mediterranean for the plane’s fuselage, and for the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder — key pieces […]

  • Metro employees hold up a banner for a Metro Expo Line train on the grand opening in Santa Monica on May 20, 2016. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Long-Awaited Expo Line From L.A. to Santa Monica Opens; Rides Free Through Saturday

    Saturday is expected to draw the really big crowds on the Expo Line to the beach — though the free trains were plenty crowded on Friday. Just outside the downtown Santa Monica station, more than a dozen Breeze bike-share bikes also were free to use for further exploration. A pedicab with a sidecar waited across the street for passengers. Uber handed out cards offering $15 in free rides to new users. But most of those who poured off the first trains […]

  • A sign outside the Brentwood School is seen in an undated file photo. (Credit: Michael Robinson Chavez/Los Angeles Times)

    Video Emerges Showing Students Singing Racially Charged Song; Elite Brentwood School Launches Investigation

    An elite Westside private school said Tuesday that it is investigating a video showing students singing the lyrics of a rap song containing profanity and offensive language about women and African Americans. The video emerged on YouTube this week as part of a campaign on demanding that the Brentwood School deal with the video and what organizers said are other racial issues on campus. It’s unclear when the video was recorded. In a statement, the school described the lyrics […]

  • Claudia Lisseth Sanchez Reyes is seen in an image provided by the Santa Ana Police Department.

    Help Sought in Search for Missing Santa Ana Mother Last Seen Nearly 2 Weeks Ago

    Police have asked for the public’s help as their search continued Wednesday for a missing mother who was last seen with her husband nearly two weeks ago in Santa Ana. Claudia Lisseth Sanchez Reyes, 21, was with her husband at a residence in the 2000 block of North Bush Street when she was last seen on May 6, according to a news release from the Santa Ana Police Department. Reyes reported for work at an El Pollo Loco restaurant that […]

  • filephoto Malibu High School

    Lawsuit Over Toxic Chemicals Found at Malibu Schools Heads to Trial

    A lawsuit to force the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District to remove all toxic chemicals from its schools Went to trial Tuesday. A ruling is expected in July. Kareen Wynter reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1.

  • Sky5 footage shows the wreckage of a plane that crashed in the San Gabriel Mountains above Altadena on May 14, 2016.

    1 Confirmed Dead After Missing Small Plane Located in San Gabriel Mountains Above Altadena: Authorities

    One person was confirmed dead after the wreckage of a missing small plane was located Sunday along the side of Brown Mountain in an area above Altadena, hours after the aircraft disappeared, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. No other individuals were found at the crash site, according to the agency. The discovery of the downed aircraft was announced by authorities shortly before 4:30 p.m., as sheriff’s search and rescue teams and an air unit responded to the scene. #LASD […]