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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
  • Man Shot During Apparent Robbery Crashes Car Into Building in Exposition Park

    A man who was shot during an apparent robbery crashed his car into a building in Exposition Park Tuesday night as he attempted to get away from his attackers, police said. Officers were called to the 3900 block of South Western Avenue about 9:15 p.m. after a vehicle crashed into a building, said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Mike Lopez. Witnesses told KTLA an unconscious man was found inside the vehicle slumped over the steering wheel. The man was suffering […]

  • Toppled Trees, Power Outages Reported as Powerful Winds Blow Through SoCal

    Utility crews on Tuesday were working to restore electrical service to thousands of customers in Southern California after high winds knocked down trees and power lines. Terry Schneider, a spokeswoman with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, said about 6,000 customers were without power, mostly in the Mid-City area. She did not have an estimated time for full restoration of service, but said crews were working around the clock. About 958 Southern California Edison customers remained without power, […]

  • Taco Bell Employee Attacked, Stabbed in Riverside

    A woman working at a Riverside Taco Bell was hospitalized after she was attacked and stabbed Tuesday night. Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on March 22, 2017.

  • Singer Wyclef Jean Had ‘No Involvement’ in Violent Robbery, Sheriff’s Dept. Says After He Was Detained

    Music artist Wyclef Jean took to social media Tuesday after he was mistaken for a robber and detained by deputies in West Hollywood, saying he was “treated like a criminal.” Shortly after Jean was detained and then released, deputies arrested two other suspects in the robbery. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department issued a statement apologizing for the inconvenience caused to Jean and confirming the singer “had no involvement whatsoever in this violent crime.” The incident began when deputies responded to an armed robbery […]

  • L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti Joins Day of Immigration Action

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joined officials from across the nation in speaking out on immigration rights during Tuesday’s Day of Immigration Action. Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on March 21, 2017.

  • New Lanes Open on 91 Freeway in Corona

    Newly finished lanes opened on the 91 Freeway in Corona Monday morning. Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on March 20, 2017. More information on the project can be found at 91expresslanes.com.

  • Possible Norovirus Outbreak Leads to Surge of Absences in Oxnard Schools

    A possible norovirus outbreak in Oxnard may have led to a surge of recent student absences, according to officials. Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on March 17, 2017.

  • 2 People Shot in Separate Incidents on 210 Freeway in Rialto; Gunman Sought

    Police are searching for a gunman suspected in separate shootings of two people on the 210 Freeway in Rialto Tuesday evening. The first incident occurred when a passenger was shot in the leg while traveling westbound on the freeway between Alder and Sierra avenues at about 6:30 p.m., Rialto Police Department Sgt. Kevin Balleweg said. The gunshot came from another vehicle that was traveling in the same direction, Balleweg said. The victim was taken to a local hospital and expected […]

  • Man Fatally Shot by Orange Police During Traffic Stop Was 33-Year-Old Father of 6

    A man armed with a knife who had barricaded himself in his van was fatally shot Sunday night in Orange following a bizarre standoff in which police and firefighters used a hose to force him from the vehicle. A woman who identified herself as his sister said he was Michael Anthony Perez, 33, a father of six whose birthday would have been Wednesday. Police later confirmed Perez, of Orange, as being shot during the incident. “He is not just another person […]