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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
  • School President of USC CL Max Nikias attends The University Of Southern California's Commencement Ceremony at Alumni Park at USC on May 11, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Credit: Leon Bennett/Getty Images)

    Faculty Members Call for USC President to Step Down in Wake of Gynecologist Scandal

    Two hundred USC professors on Tuesday demanded the resignation of university President C. L. Max Nikias, saying he had “lost the moral authority to lead” in the wake of revelations that a campus gynecologist was kept on staff for decades despite repeated complaints of misconduct. In a letter to USC’s Board of Trustees, the faculty members wrote that they had come together to “express our outrage and disappointment over the mounting evidence of President Nikias’ failure to protect our students, […]

  • Firefighters respond to a fire at a strip mall in Mar Vista on May 22, 2018. (Credit: RMG News)

    Firefighters Knock Down Blaze at Previously Burned Mar Vista Strip Mall

    Firefighters in Mar Vista Tuesday morning knocked down a blaze at a previously burned strip mall, officials said. The fire was reported about 5 a.m. at 3501 S. Centinela Ave., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The single story building was “well involved” with fire when firefighters arrived, the agency said in an alert. The fire was knocked down less than a half hour later. In a second alert, the fire department indicated that the building had previously burned. […]

  • A crime analysts inspects a window that was apparently smashed during a robbery at the Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills on May 21, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Burglary Reported at Saks Fifth Avenue Store in Beverly Hills

    A burglary was reported at the Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills Monday morning, police said. The incident occurred after 4 a.m. at 9600 Wilshire Blvd., according to the Beverly Hills Police Department. Responding officers found a broken window at the men’s store and began searching the scene. The entire store front window was eventually taken out for the investigation. Video from the scene showed a backpack outside of the store that appeared to have been taken from inside. It […]

  • A Planned Parenthood location is seen on August 5, 2015 in New York City. (Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    Trump Administration to Propose Rule Barring Abortions at Facilities Receiving Federal Family Funds

    President Donald Trump’s administration plans to propose a new rule Friday that would bar abortions at facilities receiving federal family planning funds, according to two people familiar with the plans — a move aimed squarely at Planned Parenthood, which accepts some federal money for non-abortion services. Long sought by conservatives, the step would take the administration’s push to curtail abortions further. There are already laws in place that prevent federal money from directly funding abortions, but groups like Planned Parenthood […]

  • Investigators say the children were living in "squalor" and "unsafe conditions, and some of them had been abused. (Credit: KTXL)

    Children Found Living in Squalor in Fairfield Home Had Been Tortured for ‘Sadistic Purpose:’ Authorities

    When police searched the Northern California home of Ina Rogers and Jonathan Allen and their 10 children, they said they found disgusting conditions. Garbage and spoiled food were all around. Animal and human feces and urine were spread across the floor. Large piles of debris made areas of the house impassable. “It was obviously unsanitary and not a condition that children — or any human probably — should be living in at the time,” Fairfield police Lt. Greg Hurlbut said […]

  • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend an Anzac Day service at Westminster Abbey on April 25, 2018 in London, England. (Credit: Eddie Mulholland - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

    Meghan Markle’s Father Says He’s Changed His Mind, Wants to Attend Daughter’s Wedding

    Meghan Markle’s father, Thomas Markle, says he has changed his mind and wants to walk his daughter down the aisle, he told American publication TMZ on Tuesday. According to the TMZ report, Markle thinks that staging the photos was “stupid” but not a serious transgression. “I hate the idea of missing one of the greatest moments in history and walking my daughter down the aisle,” he said, according to TMZ. The report also mentions that Markle is back in the […]

  • Meghan Markle’s Half-Sister Says Father Had Heart Attack, Is ‘Quite Depressed’ Over Recent Events Involving Media

    Meghan Markle’s half-sister has said their father “suffered a heart attack” in an interview with a British television station a day after reports emerged that Thomas Markle may not attend the royal wedding on Saturday. Samantha Markle — who has reportedly not spoken to her sister for several years — did not specify the timing of her father’s heart attack, but told the Good Morning Britain program that her father was “quite depressed over the unbelievable series of events involving […]

  • A pedestrian is seen in the East Los Angeles area on May 14, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    CHP Conducts Pedestrian Safety Operation in East L.A.

    The California Highway Patrol is conducting a pedestrian safety operation in the East Los Angeles area Monday. Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on May 14, 2018.

  • The outside of a home that was the subject of a police investigation is shown on May 10, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Arrested in Gang-Related Homicide Investigation in North Hills

    Two people were arrested during a gang-related homicide investigation in North Hills Thursday morning, officials said. The FBI SWAT team entered a home in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood using flash bangs, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller told KTLA. Residents of a property with several homes were awoken about 5 a.m. by what they thought were gunshots. More than 10 residents were lined up against a wall, searched and questioned during the investigation. “We heard a loud bang,” said resident Edwin […]