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
  • Three people are seen in video attacking a lifeguard in Venice on July 30, 2015. (Credit: Shona McCoy)

    Video Captures Attack on Lifeguard at Venice Pier; 3 People Arrested

    A lifeguard whose attack by three people in Venice was captured on video had simply asked his assailants to stop smoking on the pier, one of the lifeguard’s supervisors said Friday. The full-time lifeguard, who has been with the department for 10 years, was jumped by two men and a woman as soon as he hopped off the ladder at his tower at the Venice Pier on Thursday evening, authorities said. The LAPD identified the two men as Harutiun Balyan, […]

  • Rain and hail brought traffic to a stop on the 14 Freeway on July 30, 2015. (Credit: First In)

    Rain, Hail Pound 14 Freeway; Flash Flood Warnings Issued Around SoCal

    Heavy rain and hail brought traffic to a stop for a while on the 14 Freeway in Acton Thursday as thunderstorms made their way across Southern California. Flash flood warnings were issued for parts of north central Los Angeles County, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, where thunderstorms could bring as much as 1 to 2 inches of rainfall per hour, according to the National Weather Service. The warnings were extended until 10 p.m. as forecasters predicted the possibility of heavy rain, ground […]

  • Rescue workers attend to injured children after a tree fell outside the Kidspace Museum in Pasadena on July 28, 2015. (Credit: Landon Jensen, Pasadena Fire)

    Child Injured When Tree Fell Outside Kidspace Museum Upgraded to Serious Condition; 1 Still Critical

    One of the children critically injured when a large pine tree collapsed outside the Kidspace Museum in Pasadena was upgraded to serious condition Wednesday, while a second child remained in critical condition, officials said. The tree fell at about 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, striking a group of day campers who were outside the museum in Brookside Park (map) waiting for their parents to pick them up. Six children were treated at the scene and released to their parents, while two others were taken to […]

  • Pasadena firefighters responded after a tree fell and injured three people at Kidspace on July 28, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    8 Children Injured, 2 Critically, When Tree Falls on Day Campers Outside Kidspace Museum in Pasadena

    At least two children were hospitalized at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center in critical condition Tuesday after a 70-foot tree fell down outside the Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena. A third child was brought to the hospital by a grandparent and was listed in good condition. Five other children suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene, according to Lisa Derderian with the Pasadena Fire Department. The 75-year-old pine tree came down around 4:50 p.m. in a grassy area near […]

  • California Highway Patrol's communications center was being evacuated on July 28, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    CHP Communications Center in Eagle Rock Evacuated After Threatening Phone Call

    The California Highway Patrol’s communications center in Eagle Rock was evacuated after a suspicious and threatening call came in Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. The building, next to the interchange of the 2 and 134 freeways near the border of Glendale and Northeast Los Angeles, was evacuated following a female caller’s nonspecific threats against occupants, CHP Sgt. Jose Nunez said. The threats do not seem credible, but officers were searching the building for possible explosive devices, Nunez said. Emergency calls were being rerouted to […]

  • Madyson Middleton, 8, is seen in a photo provided by the Santa Cruz Police Department.

    Teen ‘Lured’ 8-Year-Old Santa Cruz Girl Into Apartment Before Killing Her, Dumping Body in Recycling Bin: Police

    A teenage boy arrested in the death of an 8-year-old Santa Cruz girl who went missing over the weekend allegedly lured the child into his apartment before killing her and dumping her body in a recycling bin, police said Tuesday. The 15-year-old boy — who lived in the same complex as the victim — has been arrested on suspicion of murder in the case, according to Santa Cruz Police Department Chief Kevin Vogel. “Investigators have located evidence that links the […]

  • Blaisdell Park in Claremont is shown on July 27, 2015, when a woman was attacked there. (Credit: Google Maps)

    ‘How Do I Stop This From Happening?’ Victim Thought During Claremont Sex Assault

    A female jogger who was sexually assaulted in a park in Claremont shared her story of fighting her attacker off Monday as police sought help finding the assailant. The assault occurred about 7 a.m. in Blaisdell Park, at 440 S. College Ave., about a half-mile south of the Claremont Colleges’ southern campus boundary. A man approached the female victim from behind as she jogged through the park, according to a news release from the Claremont Police Department. He then pushed her […]

  • Brandon Watkins, 38, 0f Fontana, is seen in this image provided by the Fontana Police Department.

    Man Arrested After Mothers Thwart Separate Attacks on Daughters in Fontana: Police

    A man was arrested over the weekend after two mothers thwarted separate attempted assaults on their daughters at an apartment complex in Fontana, police said Monday. In the first incident, a man tried to persuade a young girl to let him in her residence when he knocked on a door in the 8000 block of Mango Avenue (map) at about 3:18 p.m. on Sunday, the Fontana Police Department stated in a news release. As the man, later identified as 38-year-old Brandon Watkins of Fontana, […]

  • The Los Angeles Police Department released this image of a suspected burglar who accidentally took a selfie in his victims' home.

    Burglar Accidentally Takes Selfie With Victim’s Phone in Venice

    Police asked for help Thursday in identifying a suspected burglar in Venice who accidentally took a selfie with his victim’s phone. The burglar entered the the home on Paloma Avenue near Speedway (map) through an unlocked side door at about 7 a.m. on July 11, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. Two 15-year-old girls and a woman were sleeping in a nearby bedroom as the man went through the residence, the Police Department stated. At one […]