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 suspicious device shut down the 101 Freeway near Universal City for  several hours on Tuesday. (Credit: KTLA)

    101 Freeway Shut Down in Both Directions Due to Suspicious Device

    The 101 Freeway reopened around 9 p.m. on Tuesday, three hours after a suspicious device shut down all lanes in both directions near Universal City. The incident began around 6 p.m. after a traffic collision between an SUV and another vehicle between Vineland Avenue and Barham Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol. A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy responding to the crash noticed something unusual about the driver of the SUV and detected suspicious smoke coming from the vehicle, […]

  • On Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, Secret Service said Omar Gonzalez hopped the north fence of the White House and sprinted just past the north portico doors, where he was stopped. Gonzalez had a Spyderco VG-10 folding knife on his person when he was arrested. This image showing Gonzalez running across the lawn was taken from CNN's White House beauty shot camera. (Credit: CNN)

    White House Fence-Jumper Made It to East Room of White House, Officials Say

    The man who jumped the White House fence earlier this month and breached the mansion’s doors actually made it farther than originally thought, officials said Monday. Omar Gonzalez, a 42-year-old Iraq war veteran who had a knife in his pocket, overcame one Secret Service officer and ran into the East Room of the White House, where he was then subdued, a federal law enforcement said. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who was provided the information by whistleblowers during his congressional investigation into […]

  • Ryan Rustan and his rescue dog "Suge." (Credit: KTLA)

    Rescue Dog Becomes Huntington Beach Surf Sensation

    Well-known Huntington Beach surfer and artist Ryan Rustan has battled mental health and drug issues since he was 14 years old. Two years ago, Rustan came across a 6-month-old puppy who had been so neglected she was near death. Together, Rustan and “Suge” are healing each other using water therapy. Now, two months after being rescued Suge has become a local surf sensation. Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. Follow Suge’s […]

  • Sandy Cuevas, 29, and husband Marco Cuevas, 31. (Credit: Ventura County Sheriff's Department)

    Boy, 5, Tests Positive After Being Found Sitting Next to Bag of Cocaine in Parent’s Car

    A 5-year-old Sylmar boy tested positive for cocaine Friday after being found sitting next to a half-pound bag of the drug in the backseat of his parent’s vehicle, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department. Authorities made the discovery at the end of a months-long investigation into alleged cocaine sales in Ventura County that led detectives to Sylmar resident Marco Cuevas, according to a news release from the Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit. The 31-year-old Cuevas was arrested Friday […]

  • One victim was taken by stretcher to an ambulance after being shot in Long Beach. (Credit: Southern Counties News)

    Pastor Among Three Shot Outside Long Beach Home: Witness

    An investigation was underway into a shooting in Long Beach that left three people, including a local pastor, wounded, police said Wednesday. The three victims, Pastor Peni Filivaa, his wife and a church deacon, were standing outside a home in the area of 59th Street and DeForest Avenue (map) shortly before midnight when they were shot, according to Megan Zabel with the Long Beach Police Department. They were all rushed to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Zabel said. A […]

  • The Huntington Beach Police Department provided this sketch of a man who attempted to sexually assault a woman on Sept. 10, 2014.

    Sketch Released of Man Who Allegedly Attempted to Sexually Assault Woman in Huntington Beach

    Police asked for the public’s help Tuesday in identifying a man who allegedly attempted to sexually assault a woman and stole her purse in Huntington Beach. The incident occurred around midnight on Sept. 10 near Beach Boulevard and Edinger Avenue (map), the Huntington Beach Police Department stated in a news release. The woman was able to fight off her attacker. The man was described as 5 foot 6 inches tall, with a thin, slender build. He was wearing blue jeans, […]

  • Attorney Svitlana Sangary, below, is seen in a photo that was posted on her website and resembles an image of George Clooney and his former girlfriend Sarah Larson.

    L.A. Attorney Defends Herself Against Accusations of Faking Photos With Celebrities

    A Los Angeles attorney defended herself against accusations that she photoshopped herself into photos with celebrities and politicians. Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5 News at 11 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014.

  • A Los Aneles-based attorney is accused of photoshopping herself into pictures with celebrities like George Clooney.

    L.A. Attorney Faces Suspension for Fake Photos With Celebrities, Politicians

    A California lawyer is facing license suspension for alleged deceptive advertising by photoshopping herself into cozy pictures with politicians and celebrities on her official website. The California State Bar Court is recommending Svitlana Sangary be suspended from practicing law for six months, after an investigation showed her website featured fake publicity photos of her next to President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Kim Kardashian, Ellen DeGeneres and others. The California Bar Association says […]

  • Apple unveiled two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, at their September 9, 2014 announcement. (Credit: Apple)

    Apple’s iPhone 6 Goes on Sale, Fans Line Up Outside Stores

    It’s New iPhone Day… at least, for those of you that don’t mind waiting hours in line. The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus hit stores Friday, with Apple fans around the world camping out in line to become some of the first owners of the new devices. In New York City, nearly 1,000 people were already in line by around 9 p.m. Thursday evening — a line that spanned several city blocks. In Hong Kong, the line started […]