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
  • Sources have identified the gunman as Chris Harper Mercer. He is seen in a photo posted to one of his social media accounts.

    Chris Harper Mercer Told Torrance Neighbors He Liked to Practice Target Shooting

    Neighbors at a sprawling apartment complex in Torrance said they thought it was odd when a few years ago they saw Chris Harper Mercer and his mother carrying black cases that the neighbors suspected held firearms. At a community barbecue, some asked Mercer whether he owned guns. Mercer deflected the question but acknowledged that he liked to practice target shooting, said David Westly, 45. Neighbors at the Arlington Avenue complex were left to wonder Thursday whether that memory is one […]

  • A student gets a hug after a fatal shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, on Oct. 1, 2015. (Credit: KIAH)

    10 Dead, 7 Injured in Shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon: Sheriff

    A gunman was dead Thursday after he opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, leaving 10 people dead and seven injured, the local sheriff said. After many conflicting reports about the number of people killed and injured in the campus shooting, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said late Thursday afternoon that he was providing the most accurate information he had. It was not immediately clear if the 10 killed included the shooter. The Sheriff’s Office was called to the community college campus about 10:38 […]

  • Surveillance video released by the Montebello Police Department allegedly shows the suspect running from the scene of the shooting.

    Suspect Accused of Killing Man Over $2,000 Necklace After Answering Online Ad

    A 25-year-old Montebello man was arrested Tuesday in the shooting death of a man he arranged to meet after answering an ad on an online site similar to Craigslist, police announced Wednesday. Sean Matthew Garcia had no intention of buying the $2,000 gold necklace that was being offered for sale on, according to the Montebello Police Department. When the seller, Brian Lee Gomez, arrived at the prearranged location in the 1600 block of Neil Armstrong Street, Garcia allegedly pulled […]

  • Authorities respond to the scene of a Feb. 7, 2015, crash on PCH in Malibu involving Caitlyn Jenner. (Credit: KTLA)

    Caitlyn Jenner Will Not Be Charged in Fatal Malibu Crash: DA’s Office

    Caitlyn Jenner will not be charged in connection with a four-vehicle crash on the Pacific Coast Highway earlier this year that left a female motorist dead, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday. In declining to file charges against the reality television star and former Olympian, the DA’s office stated in a charge evaluation sheet that prosecutors simply could not prove Jenner’s conduct was unreasonable “beyond a reasonable doubt.” The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department had previously recommended […]

  • Planned Parenthood proponents rallied in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Supporters Rally Across the County as Planned Parenthood President Grilled at House Hearing

    Republicans accused Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards on Tuesday of spending $40 million on “lavish” priorities during a heated and emotional congressional hearing on the embattled organization. In more than four hours of questioning, House Republicans painted a picture of Richards and other Planned Parenthood leaders hosting pricey parties, flying first class and spending more time fundraising than focusing on women’s health care. “The question before us is: Does this organization — does Planned Parenthood really need a federal subsidy?” […]

  • Karma is seen as a puppy with one of the four children she grew up with. (Credit: Tiffany Ogle)

    Community Rallies to Save Dog Set to be Euthanized for Being ‘Dangerous’

    The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to spare the life of a so-called wolf-dog named Karma, who was set to be euthanized after being deemed vicious and dangerous by Animal Control officials. Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Click here for more information on Full Moon Farm Sanctuary.

  • Bouquets of flowers line the street in Tarzana where a 15-year-old girl was killed in a traffic incident on Sept. 21, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Friends Mourn 15-Year-Old Girl Apparently Fatally Struck by Car in Tarzana

    A make-shift memorial was growing in size Tuesday night as an investigation was underway into the death of a 15-year-old girl, who was identified after apparently being struck by a car — possibly during a stunt — in an isolated part of Tarzana. Tsofia Mesica, a sophomore at Yeshiva University High School, was fatally injured in an incident in the 3500 block of Reseda Boulevard on Monday night. Mesica, from Agoura Hills, was identified by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner […]

  • A strip mall caught fire in Monterey Park Wednesday morning. (Credit: KTLA)

    3 Firefighters Injured As 4-Alarm Fire Tears Through Strip Mall in Monterey Park

    Three firefighters were injured battling a four-alarm fire that tore through 11 businesses at a strip mall in Monterey Park Wednesday morning. The fire was reported in the 100 block of North Moore Avenue (map) just before 8 a.m., according to a spokeswoman for the Monterey Park Fire Department. Aerial video from Sky5 showed one firefighter atop a ladder truck attempting to douse the flames from above the strip mall as other crews attacked the fire from the ground. The fire quickly grew from […]

  • Cameron John Brown, 53, is shown in court Sept. 18, 2015, during his sentencing in his third trial for the murder of Lauren Sarene Key in November 2000. (Credit: pool)

    15 Years After Throwing His 4-Year-Old Daughter Off Cliff, Man Gets Life in Prison

    A man who threw his 4-year-old daughter to her death off a Palos Verdes cliff was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole, nearly 15 years after the murder and following three criminal trials. Cameron John Brown, 53, was sentenced in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom for throwing his child Lauren Sarene Key off 120-foot cliff in Rancho Palos Verdes during a hike in November 2000. He hated the girl’s mother and was tired of paying child support, the […]