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
  • Elon Musk attends the SpaceX Commerical Launch Facility on Sept. 22, 2014.
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    SpaceX’s Elon Musk Outlines Plan to Put Humans on Mars Within 50 to 150 Years

    Elon Musk said Tuesday that a self-sustaining colony of people could be living on Mars within 50 to 150 years. The SpaceX CEO laid out his plan to colonize the Red Planet at the International Astronautical Congress, a meeting of multiple international space exploration associations in Guadalajara, Mexico. Musk has long said he wants to make humans an “interplanetary species,” and on Tuesday he addressed many of the technical, safety and cost challenges he’ll face. His goal is to bring […]

  • Authorities respond to reports of an active shooter incident in Houston on Sept. 26, 2016. (Credit: KTRK via CNN)

    Suspected Gunman Killed, 9 Wounded in Shooting Near Houston Shopping Center

      Nazi emblems were found among the “personal effects” of the man who was killed in Houston Monday after wounding nine people in a mass shooting, according to the head of the police homicide division. Capt. D.W. Ready said the shooter was dressed in some kind of military uniform and had Nazi emblems with him and at his house. However, Ready would not speculate on whether the Nazi insignia would help establish a motive. He said the emblems may have […]

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    Keith Lamont Scott’s Family Releases Video in Fatal Shooting by Charlotte Police

    WARNING: Video includes graphic language and content. The family of Keith Lamont Scott has released cell phone video, recorded by his wife, that shows the moments leading to his fatal shooting by police Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina. The video is the first publicly released footage related to the shooting, which spurred days of protests in Charlotte. “Don’t shoot him. He has no weapon,” Rakeyia Scott can be heard saying. The first portions of the shaky video appear to show […]

  • Firefighters in Santa Clarita battled the Sand fire in July amid sweltering temperatures and heavy winds. (Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

    High Winds, Low Humidity Prompt Critical Fire Danger Warning for SoCal

    Powerful winds, low humidity and landscapes left very dry from years of drought could create critical fire danger conditions in the Southland this week, starting Wednesday, forecasters said. Gusty, northerly “sundowner” winds, with gusts up to 40 mph, are expected to begin Wednesday evening along the western edge of the Santa Ynez Mountains in Santa Barbara County, said Stuart Seto, a weather specialist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard. The strong winds will spread to the mountain areas in […]

  • For a second night, protests over a deadly officer-involved shooting in Charlotte, North Carolina, turned violent, with police firing tear gas and demonstrators throwing objects and trying to damage vehicles. (Credit: Adam Rhew/Charlotte magazine)

    Family of North Carolina Man Shot By Police Will View Footage of Incident, Despite Video Not Being Released to Public

    After violent protests raged for the second night in Charlotte over the police shooting of a black man, the city’s police chief told reporters Thursday he has no intention of releasing dashcam video of Keith Lamont Scott’s shooting “to the masses.” Asked whether there was a time at which the public could expect to see it, Chief Kerr Putney said there should be no such expectation. “Transparency’s in the eye of the beholder,” he said. “If you think we should […]

  • Two men suspected of robbery shown in an image from surveillance video on Sept. 21, 2016. (Credit:  Los Angeles Police Department)

    $15,000 Reward Offered as 2 Men Sought in String of Cell Phone Store Robberies Around L.A.

    Los Angeles police asked for help Wednesday in their search for two men caught on surveillance video robbing multiple cell phone businesses. The men are believed to have robbed 14 stores since July 16, police said. At least 12 of the robberies occurred in central or south Los Angeles. The men typically walk into a cell phone business, such as Metro PCS, threaten employees with a handgun and demand money, according to police. “He came in as if he were a […]

  • Ahmad Khan Rahami is seen being taken into custody after a police shootout in New Jersey on Sept. 19, 2016, in a photo provided by a law enforcement source to WPIX.

    NY, NJ Bombings Suspect Charged on Suspicion of Use of Weapon of Mass Destruction, Other Federal Counts

    The suspect in Saturday’s bombings in New York and New Jersey declared that “the sounds of bombs will be heard in the streets” and praised “Brother Osama Bin Laden” in a journal found on him when he was arrested, authorities said. Ahmad Rahami was charged Tuesday with four counts in federal court in connection with incidents in Seaside Heights, NJ, and Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. Complaints filed in federal court in Manhattan and New Jersey contain details from the investigation and […]

  • Ahmad Khan Rahami, the man suspected in bombings in New York and New Jersey, was in custody after a shootout with police, authorities said. (Credit: WABC)

    Suspect in NYC, N.J. Bombings Arrested After Shootout With Police; 2 Officers Hit

    The man suspected in Saturday’s bombings in New York and New Jersey has been captured after a frantic manhunt and shootout. Ahmad Khan Rahami was charged with five counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer after a shootout Monday with police in Linden, New Jersey, Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park said. He is also charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon and second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. Rahami is suspected of bombings […]

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    Student Housing Firm at USC Comes Under Fire After Leasing Incomplete Building

    STUHO Management, which leases student housing at a number of locations near USC, was under scrutiny for leasing a building that remained incomplete after the school year started. Christina Pascucci reports from University Park for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Sept. 15, 2016. KTLA’s Meghan McMonigle, who is also a student at USC, contributed to this report.