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 blue whale is seen in waters off San Pedro's Point Fermin on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Rescue Team Responds to Entangled Blue Whale in Waters Off San Pedro Coast

    A rescue effort was suspended Friday after a blue whale was spotted in waters off the San Pedro coast, entangled in an apparent fishing line attached to a buoy, officials said. A team from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Friday responded about 2:45 p.m. to reports of a blue whale enmeshed in a fishing net in waters off San Pedro, a spokesman for the agency said. The group, based out of NOAA’s Marine Animal Rescue Center at Fort […]

  • Campers began arriving at Bolsa Chica State Beach on Friday. (Credit: KTLA)

    Campers Arrive for Labor Day Weekend at Bolsa Chica State Beach

    Campers began arriving Friday to celebrate Labor Day weekend at Bolsa Chica State Beach. Christina Pascucci reports from Huntington Beach for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Sept. 4, 2015.

  • File photo of a mountain lion in California. (Credit: California Department of Fish and Wildlife)

    Officials Propose Wildlife Overpass on 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills

    Mountain lions, bobcats and other wildlife would have less chance of becoming roadkill if the state adopts a plan to build a landscaped bridge over the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills, supporters of the proposal said Wednesday. State agencies, elected officials and wildlife advocates urged the state to provide the much-needed link in an area where rampant development and highways have fragmented once-continuous habitat. The 165-foot-wide, 200-foot-long overpass near Liberty Canyon Road would connect the Santa Monica Mountains on the […]

  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck discuss the mid year crime report in July. (Credit: Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times)

    L.A. Homicides, After Big Jump in August, Are Up 7 Percent for 2015

    After remaining relatively flat for much of the year, the number of people killed in Los Angeles surged in August, leaving police scrambling to rein in the violence. Through Saturday, the city recorded a nearly 7% increase in homicides — which amounts to 12 more killings — since the start of the year, compared with the same time period in 2014, according to LAPD data. Across the city, 185 people had been killed through Saturday. And at least one other […]

  • Jascent-Jamal Lee Warren was shot and killed in Venice on Aug. 30, 2015. He is seen in a photo provided by his friend, Mariah 

    Venice Beach Hotel Owner Charged With Murder in Shooting Death of Homeless Man

    A Venice Beach hotel owner was charged with murder Tuesday in the shooting death of a homeless man who killed following a disturbance on Sunday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. The shooting took place just after 2 a.m. near Rose Avenue and Ocean Front Walk (map) following what police initially described as a confrontation between locals. Jascent-Jamal Lee Warren, a 26-year-old homeless man who went by the name of “Shakespeare,” was killed in the shooting. A second man was hospitalized in stable condition after being […]

  • Lt. Joe Gliniewicz is seen in a photo released by the Lake County Sheriff's Department.

    School Canceled Amid Manhunt for 3 Men Sought in Shooting Death of Veteran Police Officer, Known as ‘G.I. Joe’

    A large-scale search for three suspects in the fatal shooting of an Illinois police officer continued Tuesday into the night. Officers in heavy gear, with K-9 partners and others on horseback, kept looking for the men police said shot Lt. Joe Gliniewicz earlier in the day. The shooting happened about 10 minutes before 8 a.m., after Gliniewicz sent word over his radio that he was pursuing three suspects on foot, Lake County Sheriff’s Sgt. Christopher Covelli said. Radio communication dropped […]

  • A mountain lion walks into a business' yard on Aug. 28, 2015, near Palmdale. (Credit: Ed Frommer)

    Mountain Lion ‘Knocked Me Down and Took Off,’ Man Says of Puma Tranquilized Near Palmdale

    A mountain lion that wandered into an autobody shop in Antelope Valley knocked down a mechanic who came to open up the shop Friday morning, he said. The 75-pound female mountain lion was soon tranquilized by responding state wildlife officers and will be transported back to a wild area. The animal was reported to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department about 8:45 a.m. at LJ Automotive, at 415 Sierra Highway, near Palmdale, Lt. Belinda Johnson said. Shop mechanic Hank Barkefelt said he went […]

  • One man appeared to be detained in Beverly Glen after three small fires on Aug. 27, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Arson Investigation Continues Into Small Fires in Beverly Glen; Man Questioned, Released

    Multiple small fires were extinguished in the exclusive Beverly Glen neighborhood of Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon, and arson investigators were searching for the cause after a person of interest who was detained was determined not to be involved. Los Angeles Police Department officers were called to Beverly Glen Boulevard and Mulholland Drive just after 1 p.m., Officer Drake Madison said. Officers were looking for a 25-year-old male arsonist, he said. Aerial video from Sky5 showed a shirtless man being apparently handcuffed and detained just before 1:30 […]

  • Riley Kim is shown in a photo posted on a page for his family.

    ‘Operation Riley Meets the President’ Seeks to Realize Young Cancer Patient’s Dream of Meeting Obama

    For more than a year, 12-year-old Riley Kim of Northridge has been coping with a deadly and rare pediatric cancer. Now getting treatment at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, for his stage-4 Rhabdomyosarcoma, Riley has some trouble speaking. But he is determined to give voice to his dream: to meet his hero, President Barack Obama. “I would tell him that he’s an amazing guy,” Riley said. “He’s made it so that I feel like I can do anything.” With an African-American […]