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
  • Many Angelenos fled to local parks to cool down during an excessive heat warning the National Weather Service reported on Sept. 15, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    LADWP Nears All-Time High For Electricity Demand Amid Dangerously Hot Temperatures

    As dangerously hot weather continued across most of Southern California Monday, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said they were nearing an all-time high for electricity demand. Amid another day of sweltering heat, LADWP has advised customers to conserve energy in an effort to reduce the strain on the power grid and minimize the risk of potential power outage. “This afternoon, we do expect to hit a record, all-time energy use in the city of Los Angeles, demand […]

  • Chris Schauble took home a third place medal for KTLA during the Nautica Malibu Triathlon on Sept. 14, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    KTLA Finishes in Second, Third Place at Nautica Malibu Triathlon

    KTLA`s Chris Schauble and Christina Pascucci participated in Sunday`s Nautica Triathlon in Malibu, which benefits the Children`s Hospital Los Angeles` pediatric cancer research program. The event raised a record $1.3 million for the program.

  • Firefighters worked along ridgelines to contain the fire in early evening on Sept. 12, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Silverado Fire: Mandatory Evacuations Ordered as 1,600 Acres Charred in Cleveland National Forest

    As temperatures soared Friday, a brush fire burning in the mountains of Cleveland National Forest south of Corona grew to 1,600 acres, sending a plume of smoke towering above Silverado Canyon that was visible from miles away. Mandatory evacuations started at 6 p.m. for the area from 30331 Silverado Canyon Road east to the end of the canyon, authorities. That order was issued in part because of expected nighttime downslope winds that could push the flames into populated areas in the canyon […]

  • People lined up for an annual free health care clinic at the L.A. Sports Arena on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Annual Free Health Care Clinic in L.A. to Help Thousands

    An annual free health care clinic opened its doors at the L.A. Sports Arena in South Los Angeles Thursday morning. It will be providing checkups, dental and vision care for thousands of people through the weekend. Christina Pascucci reports from Exposition Park for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sept. 11, 2014. More video:

  • Intruders posed as narcotics officers during a home invasion in Canyon Country, authorities said. (Credit: KTLA)

    Intruders Pose as Police in Canyon Country Home Invasion

    Intruders posed as narcotics officers during a home invasion in Canyon Country, authorities said. Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014.

  • Police distributed this surveillance video, which they said showed two of five people suspected in an Aug. 29, 2014, burglary in Bel-Air.

    Surveillance Video Shows Burglars in Action at Bel-Air Home: LAPD

    Surveillance video released Tuesday showed two women and three men suspected of burglarizing a home in upscale Bel-Air a week and a half earlier. The women knocked on the door of a home in the 15000 block of Hamner Drive (map) to ensure no one was inside before three male burglars broke into the residence through a rear master bedroom window, police said. During the Aug. 29 afternoon burglary, U.S. currency, passports and electronics were taken, according to a news release from the Los […]

  • Model City Crawford planned to speak at a Malibu City Council meeting on Sept. 8, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Cindy Crawford, Others Push Malibu City Council to Support Testing High School for Toxins 

    The Malibu City Council voted Monday during a largely-attended meeting that included model Cindy Crawford and actor Joshua Malina  to request the local school district do further testing of toxicity levels at Malibu High School.

  • Celebrities gathered at the Stand Up To Cancer event in Hollywood on Sept. 5, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Stand Up To Cancer Celebrity Telethon Event Aims to Raise Money

    Celebrities gathered for the Stand Up To Cancer telethon in Hollywood Friday night in an effort to get donations meant to help find a cure. The event was founded in 2008 and had since raised $261 million, the organization’s website stated.  

  • Hurricane Marie in Mexico caused 15-foot waves off California's coast. The high tide caused damage to the Long Beach port's seawall, the Army Corps of Engineers confirmed Sept. 4, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Long Beach Port’s Breakwater Has at Least 3 Breaches

    A recent hurricane caused high tides that damaged the breakwater that protects the port of Long Beach, according to authorities. At least five near breaches and three breaches into the seawall that protects one of the largest ports in the nation were reported by the Army Corps of Engineers Thursday. The breaches were caused by Hurricane Marie, which led to 15-foot waves and a four-day high surf advisory in August. Authorities predicted further damage may be caused from Hurricane Norbert, which was expected to […]