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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
  • U.S. House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), left, and House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) listen during a news briefing after the weekly GOP Conference meeting Jan. 10, 2017, at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    House Takes First Step Toward Repealing Obamacare as It Passes Budget Resolution

    The House of Representatives began the process of dismantling the Affordable Care Act on Friday, approving a budget resolution on a mostly party line vote. The vote was 227-198. The Senate passed the measure earlier this week. It allows Republicans on Capitol Hill to use a process known as “budget reconciliation” to roll back major parts of the health care law. Top Republican leaders are also saying they plan to move to replace Obamacare along the same track, but they […]

  • A woman who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted in Woodland Hills in late December is interviewed on Jan. 10, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woodland Hills Mother Who Survived Kidnapping, Sexual Assault Becomes Victim Again

    A Woodland Hills mother of two who survived a kidnapping and sexual assault last month became a victim again about a week later. KTLA is not using the names of the victim or her family to protect them. The victim, a 33-year-old woman, was waiting at a red light at the intersection of Canoga Avenue and Burbank Boulevard around 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 28 when a black, newer-model SUV with dark windows pulled up beside her, she told KTLA. Two […]

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    Fort Lauderdale Shooting Suspect Appears in Court to Face Federal Charges

    Two of the three charges against Fort Lauderdale airport shooting suspect Esteban Santiago carry the possibility of the death penalty, a federal magistrate judge told Santiago on Monday. The charges handed down are using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence; performing an act of violence against a person at an airport serving international civil aviation that caused serious bodily injury; and causing the death of a person through the use of a firearm. […]

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    MRSA Outbreak at Venice Homeless Facility Raises Concerns About Encampment Storage Unit Constructed Near School

    An outbreak of six cases of apparent MRSA at a Venice organization that provides showers to homeless individuals has raised concerns among parents of students attending Westminster Avenue Elementary School, located on Abbot Kinney Boulevard a block away from a recently constructed homeless storage facility at Westminster Park. Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Jan. 5, 2017.

  • U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House December 16, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Obama Administration Issues Sanctions Over Russian Election Hacking; Russia and Trump Respond

    President Barack Obama took unprecedented steps Thursday to retaliate against alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, prompting vows from Russian authorities that Moscow will respond in kind. The administration described Russia’s involvement as “Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities” and sanctioned four Russian individuals and five Russian entities for what it said was election interference. The administration also ordered 35 Russian diplomats to leave the country and two Russian compounds are being closed. This is the first time the names of […]

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    L.A. Considers Ordinance Limiting Playgrounds to Children and Guardians

    Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Dec. 28, 2016.

  • Barack Obama delivers remarks while Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe listens at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam's Kilo Pier on December 27, 2016 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Credit: Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Pays Historic Visit to Pearl Harbor With Obama

    Seven months after President Barack Obama traveled to Hiroshima to pay his respects to the thousands who died there, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did the same at Pearl Harbor Tuesday alongside Obama. In his speech, Obama reflected on the events at Pearl Harbor 75 years ago while also paying tribute to the restored relations between Japan and the United States. He told the audience, including survivors of the event, “our alliance has never been stronger.” “The United States and […]

  • Santa surprised a group of children at Riverside University Health Department in Moreno Valley on Dec. 23, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Santa Pays Surprise Visit to Children at Hospital in Moreno Valley

    More than 20 kids hospitalized at Riverside University Health System in Moreno Valley received some special gifts and a surprise visit from Santa on Friday. Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 p.m. on Dec. 23, 2016.

  • Federal prosecutor's office and the Federal Criminal Police Office in Berlin released this flyer of Anis Amri, the suspect in the Christmas market on Dec. 22, 2016.

    Berlin Christmas Market Attack: Fingerprints Found in Truck Suggest Suspect Drove It

    It’s looking increasingly likely that the main suspect in the Berlin Christmas market attack, Anis Amri, was the attacker, Germany’s interior minister said Thursday. His fingerprints were found in the cabin of the truck that plowed into the market Monday, leaving 12 people dead and 48 injured, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere told a news conference. “There are additional indications which support this,” he said. “This is why it’s so important that the manhunt is successful.” A massive search is […]