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
  • Gov. Jerry Brown announced mandatory drought restrictions near Sierra-at-Tahoe on April 1, 2015, in an area normally covered in snow on that date. (Credit: Department of Water Resources)

    Gov. Brown Orders 25 Percent Cut in Water Use in 1st-Ever Mandatory Statewide Reductions

    As state officials announced the lowest-ever snowpack in the Sierra Nevada — the source of nearly a third of California’s fresh water — Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday said mandatory conservation measures would go into effect for the first time in history. Among other actions, the governor’s executive order will require urban areas to reduce water use by 25 percent. Brown announced the order as he stood at the Phillips snow course, near Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort and about 90 miles […]

  • Pasadena police released these surveillance photos of four people wanted in connection with the robbery and assault of an 87-year-old man that occurred Friday, March 27, 2015.

    Arrests Made in Robbery, Assault of 87-Year-Old Man in Pasadena

    Two men have been arrested in connection with the recent robbery and assault of an 87-year-old man near the Rose Bowl, Pasadena police said Tuesday. Juan Medina and Dominic Guzman, both 19, turned themselves in to police on Monday, according to Sgt. Victor Alaniz of the Pasadena Police Department. Both men were booked on suspicion of robbery and attempted murder for the March 27 incident, Alaniz said. They were being held on $1,055,000 bail, according to a Police Department news […]

  • Eloi Vasquez is seen in a photo from UC Berkeley's athletic website.

    Missing UC Berkeley Soccer Player Was Struck Dead on 10 Freeway: LAPD

    A 19-year-old UC Berkeley soccer player who disappeared early Saturday morning near USC was fatally struck by a car on the 10 Freeway, not far from where he was last seen, authorities confirmed Monday. Eloi Vasquez was attending a party at the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house in the 600 block of West 28th Street (map) when he told his friends that he wanted to take a walk at about 1:30 a.m. Vasquez never returned to the party, but did make a […]

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    Amanda Knox Speaks Out After Murder Conviction Overturned by Italy’s Highest Court

    A tearful Amanda Knox said she is glad to have her life back after an eight-year legal drama that gripped the United States, Britain and Italy. Knox made a brief statement after Italy’s Supreme Court overturned her murder conviction late Friday. She was prosecuted after the semi-naked body of British student Meredith Kercher, 21, her throat slashed, was found in November 2007 in the apartment the two women shared. Raffaele Sollecito, Knox’s Italian boyfriend, was convicted as well. He was […]

  • Sam Fischer-Austin is shown with Shah Bibi Tarakhail, left, and Abdul, right, at Shriners Hospital Los Angeles on March 27, 2015.

    US Army Nurse Reunited With 2 Afghan Children Whose Lives She Helped Save

    Sam Fischer-Austin, a U.S. Army nurse who helped save the life of two young Afghan children injured in war, was reunited with the youngsters after they received surgery at Shriners Hospital for Children Los Angeles. Shah Bibi Tarakhail, 8, will soon return to Afghanistan. The Children of War Foundation has been raising funds to get her family relocated to a safer place in the country; to help, go to the foundation’s website. Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5 News at […]

  • Denise Louise Huskins, 30, was abducted from a male acquaintance's residence in the San Francisco area and is being held for ransom, police said Tuesday, March 24, 2015. (Credit: Vallejo Police Department/KTXL)

    Boyfriend of Woman in Vallejo Kidnapping ‘Hoax’ Is Innocent Victim, His Attorneys Say

    A man accused of sending investigators on a “wild-goose chase” by allegedly fabricating a story about his girlfriend being abducted from his Bay Area home was actually a “victim” who had been drugged and restrained by kidnappers, his attorneys said Thursday. Aaron Quinn, 30, reported to police Monday that his girlfriend, Huntington Beach native Denise Huskins, had been forcibly kidnapped from his home on Mare Island in Vallejo. She was found safe at her father’s house in Orange County Wednesday and then […]

  • Denise Louise Huskins, 30, was abducted from a male acquaintance's residence in the San Francisco area and is being held for ransom, police said Tuesday, March 24, 2015. (Credit: Vallejo Police Department/KTXL)

    Alleged Kidnapping for Ransom of Huntington Beach Woman Was ‘Orchestrated': Police

    The alleged kidnapping for ransom of a Huntington Beach woman in the Bay Area earlier this week was an “orchestrated” event, police in Vallejo announced Wednesday just hours after the 30-year-old was found safe in Southern California. Police were investigating the apparent abduction of Denise Louise Huskins from a home in Vallejo, where she had lived for the past year, CNN reported Tuesday. A male acquaintance of the 30-year-old, whom her cousin described as her boyfriend Aaron Quinn, reported Tuesday […]

  • An LAPD motor officer was injured in a collision on the 5 Freeway in Sylmar on March 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    LAPD Motor Officer, 2nd Motorcyclist Collide; Tanker Truck Driver Protects Crash Scene

    A Los Angeles police motorcycle officer was rushed to a hospital Tuesday after a crash with another motorcyclist who was also hurt on the 5 Freeway in Sylmar, where the driver of a tanker truck blocked lanes to protect the injured men, authorities said. The LAPD officer and civilian motorcyclist collided between the carpool and No. 1 lane on the southbound freeway just north of the 405 Freeway shortly after 1:30 p.m., California Highway Patrol officers said. A tanker truck that was initially reported […]

  • Clabe Hartley sits in front the Cow's End on March 23, 2015, two days after a transient bit his finger off at the Venice cafe. (Credit: KTLA)

    Transient Who Bit Venice Cafe Owner’s Fingertip Off ID’d by LAPD

    A 31-year-old transient who bit a Venice cafe owner’s finger off in front of the restaurant was identified Monday, when business owners planned to meet to discuss security in the beachside community. Jonhthan Lemmons was being held on a little over $1 million bail at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in downtown Los Angeles, county inmate records showed. Lemmons was arrested on suspicion of aggravated mayhem after a Saturday morning attack in front of the Cow’s End, a longtime Venice […]