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Christina Pascucci is an Emmy Award- nominated journalist, licensed pilot, and humanitarian who has worked at KTLA since 2011.

Christina, who serves as a reporter and fill-in anchor for LA’s No. 1 morning news, loves people. Her vision is to continually effect positive change, particularly in human rights and environmental issues.
She has dived with hundreds of sharks, including great whites, to expose the shark finning industry.

She traveled to Palau, an island nation near the Philippines in late 2016 to sit down with President Thomas Remengesau and discuss how other countries can emulate what Palau is doing on the front lines of climate change.

Her 2015 investigative reporting into the wasteful water-use policies of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power resulted in the agency changing its policy to potentially save millions of gallons of water.

One of her most memorable KTLA reports was when she was invited to the Dalai Lama’s palace in India for an exclusive interview with his Holiness.

Christina fell in love with the Children of War Foundation while on assignment in 2014, when she met a young Afghani girl who was receiving life-changing surgery in Los Angeles after stepping on an IED near her war-ravaged home. Christina now serves as Director of Communications for the organization.

She is also an ambassador to 88 Bikes, a non-profit that fights child sex trafficking around the globe.

Recent Articles
  • Santa Monica Airport is seen in this file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Santa Monica Airport Temporarily Closes to Shorten Runway

    Santa Monica Airport will be closed for 10 days as crews work on a controversial shortening of the runway. Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Dec. 13, 2017.

  • A resident cries as the Thomas Fire approaches the town of La Conchita early Dec. 7, 2017. (Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

    Raging 150-Square-Mile Thomas Fire Prompts Mandatory Evacuations in Santa Barbara County

    This is a developing wildfire story. Please check back frequently for updates. As evacuation orders continue to expand amid the massive Thomas Fire burning in Ventura County, residents trying to flee the danger areas had to work around closures on the 101 Freeway and Highway 150 Thursday. The fire has burned 96,000 acres — or about 150 square miles — and is just 5 percent contained, fire officials tweeted Thursday morning. By early evening, new evacuation orders were issued for Santa Barbara […]

  • Firefighters work to extinguish the Thomas Fire as it burns past the 101 Highway towards the Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura Dec. 7, 2017. (Credit: KYLE GRILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)

    Woman’s Body Recovered in Thomas Fire Evacuation Zone Near Santa Paula

    The body of a woman was found Thursday morning in a fire evacuation zone impacted by the 150-square-mile Thomas Fire burning in Ventura County. The body was recovered after what appeared to be a solo vehicle crash in Wheeler Canyon between Santa Paula and Ojai, Ventura County Fire Department Public Information Officer Rich Macklin said. Sheriff’s Sgt. Kevin Donoghue said the California Highway Patrol responded Wednesday night to a report of a crash. Officers found a vehicle off the roadway with […]

  • A area of land a developer plans to build a large retail center on is seen in this image taken in South Los Angeles on Dec. 4, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    L.A. County May Seize Land From Developer Planning South L.A. Retail Project

    Los Angeles County officials are considering using eminent domain to seize an area of land in South Los Angeles a developer is planning to turn into a large-scale retail project. Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Dec. 4, 2017.

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    New Bill Proposes Extending Bar Hours to 4 a.m. in 6 California Cities

    State. Sen Scott Wiener this week announced plans to reintroduce legislation that allow bar hours in California cities to be extended 4 a.m. While a similar bill backed by Wiener to give communities across the state the option of pushing back nightlife closing times failed in September, the new measure would only apply to six California cities: Los Angeles, Long Beach, West Hollywood, San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento. Known as the Let Our Communities Adjust Late-night, or LOCAL, Act, would form […]

  • Officers process that scene of an apparent hit-and-run in Huntington Beach on Nov. 29, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Killed in Apparent Hit-and-Run in Huntington Beach ID’d: Report

    A woman was killed early Wednesday morning in an incident Huntington Beach police are investigating as the city’s first hit-and-run of the year, and she was identified by officials later in the day. The victim has been identified as 53-year-old Huntington Beach resident Tina Elizabeth Boring, according to the Los Angeles Times. She was apparently struck around 12:40 a.m. by a car traveling northbound in the residential area of Seapoint Street, just north of Palm Avenue, according to Huntington Beach […]

  • A photo shared by Leeann Tweeden on KABC.com shows Al Franken groping her breasts as she slept at an Army base in Iraq in 2006.

    Radio Anchor Leeann Tweeden Alleges Sen. Franken Groped, Kissed Her Without Consent

    A woman said Thursday that Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken groped her and kissed her without her consent in 2006 while she was on a USO Tour overseas. Leeann Tweeden is now a morning news anchor on TalkRadio 790 KABC in Los Angeles and posted her story in a lengthy post on the station’s website. The incidents happened before Franken was elected to the Senate in 2008 and was seated in 2009 following a recount. Tweeden described the harassment as being […]

  • Sen. Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) is seen in a photo posted alongside his biography on his website.

    Sen. Tony Mendoza Calls Latest Sexual Misconduct Allegation ‘Completely False’

    Sen. Tony Mendoza responded to reports in the Sacramento Bee of sexual misconduct allegations against him by calling them “completely false,” even describing an earlier story by the Bee as “irresponsible and misleading” in a statement to KTLA. Meanwhile, the Senate Rules Committee has said an investigation into complaints by his former aides is underway, the Los Angeles Times reports. Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News at 10 on November 13, 2017.

  • File photo of a sign at Cal State Northridge. (Credit: KTLA)

    Number of Rapes Reported at CSUN Nearly Tripled in 2016

    The number of rapes reported at Cal State Northridge nearly tripled in 2016, according to a recently released disclosure. Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Nov. 7, 2017.