Christina Pascucci is an Emmy Award- nominated journalist, licensed pilot, and humanitarian who has worked at KTLA since 2011.

Christina, who serves as a reporter and fill-in anchor for LA’s No. 1 morning news, loves people. Her vision is to continually effect positive change, particularly in human rights and environmental issues.
She has dived with hundreds of sharks, including great whites, to expose the shark finning industry.

She traveled to Palau, an island nation near the Philippines in late 2016 to sit down with President Thomas Remengesau and discuss how other countries can emulate what Palau is doing on the front lines of climate change.

Her 2015 investigative reporting into the wasteful water-use policies of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power resulted in the agency changing its policy to potentially save millions of gallons of water.

One of her most memorable KTLA reports was when she was invited to the Dalai Lama’s palace in India for an exclusive interview with his Holiness.

Christina fell in love with the Children of War Foundation while on assignment in 2014, when she met a young Afghani girl who was receiving life-changing surgery in Los Angeles after stepping on an IED near her war-ravaged home. Christina now serves as Director of Communications for the organization.

She is an ambassador to 88 Bikes, a non-profit that fights child sex trafficking around the globe.

Christina is extremely passionate about mentoring youth. She’s been a big sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program for a decade.

Recent Articles
  • Kevin Spacey exits the courthouse after making an appearance during his arraignment on Jan. 7, 2019 at the Nantucket District Court, in Nantucket, Massachusetts. (Credit:JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP/Getty Images)

    Groping Case Against Kevin Spacey Dropped by Prosecutors in Massachusetts

    Prosecutors dropped a case Wednesday accusing Kevin Spacey of groping a young man at a resort island bar in 2016 after the accuser refused to testify about a missing cellphone the defense says contains information supporting the actor’s claims of innocence. Spacey was charged with indecent assault and battery last year in the only criminal case that has been brought against the actor since his career collapsed amid a slew of sexual misconduct allegations. The two-time Oscar winner was among the earliest […]

  • Apollo 16 astronaut Charlie Duke, left, reacts to a remark from Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins during the "Legends of Apollo" media event in Cocoa Beach, Florida on July 16, 2019. (Credit: Gregg Newton / AFP / Getty Images)

    Apollo 11 Astronaut Returns to Launch Pad 50 Years Later

    Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned Tuesday to the exact spot where he flew to the moon 50 years ago with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Collins had the spotlight to himself this time — Armstrong has been gone for seven years and Aldrin canceled. Collins said he wished his two moonwalking colleagues could have shared the moment at Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A, the departure point for humanity’s first moon landing. “Wonderful feeling to be back,” the 88-year-old […]

  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), officers look to arrest an undocumented immigrant during an operation in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn on April 11, 2018, in New York City. (Credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

    ICE Plans to Deport Thousands of Immigrants in U.S. Illegally With Raids Starting Sunday in 10 Cities, Including L.A.

    US Immigration and Customs Enforcement plans to begin the previously postponed raids across the country Sunday to arrest thousands of migrant families who already have court orders to be removed, according to a US official. The effort comes weeks after President Donald Trump had tweeted ICE’s plans to conduct the raids, then delayed the operation after additional details became public. The President, adamant on doubling down on illegal immigration, has repeatedly tweeted about an impending operation, a striking move given […]

  • Statue Commemorating Iconic U.S. Win at 1999 Women’s World Cup Unveiled at Rose Bowl

    Twenty years from the day when Brandi Chastain and the U.S. women’s national team beat China in the 1999 World Cup, a statue capturing the iconic moment played at the Rose Bowl was revealed at the stadium in Pasadena. At the unveiling on Wednesday, Chastain recalled how she felt after scoring a winning penalty kick with her left foot (which she hadn’t done in a game before) and immediately tearing off her shirt in celebration for her team’s 1999 World […]

  • LAPD drone program protest

    LAPD Is One Step Closer to Using Drones Permanently as Protesters Voice Concerns

    After a two-year quest, the Los Angeles Police Department moved one step closer to permanently adding drones to its arsenal of tools. The Police Commission approved a report Tuesday on the LAPD’s pilot program to use the airborne devices and will consider a new policy in 60 to 75 days to make the program permanent. The request came nearly two years after the five-member civilian Police Commission approved strict guidelines for police to use the remote-controlled devices in dangerous situations […]

  • A large crack is seen going clear across a highway following an earthquake on July 4, 2019. (Credit: A crack in the road is seen near Ridgecrest, California after Thursday's quake. (Credit: Karaleigh Roe via CNN)

    Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake Rocks SoCal on 4th of July; State of Emergency Declared in Ridgecrest

    A state of emergency has been declared in Ridgecrest after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake rocked the Mojave Desert and was widely felt around Southern California Thursday morning, the Fourth of July. The quake struck at 10:33 a.m. and centered about 7 miles southwest Searles Valley, roughly 11 miles east-northeast of Ridgecrest, 109 miles north of San Bernardino and 121 miles north-northeast of Los Angeles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It had a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 before being downgraded. […]

  • USGS officials hold a news conference about a 6.4 magnitude quake that struck the Mojave Desert on July 4, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    ShakeAlertLA to Lower Alert Threshold After 6.4 Magnitude Quake Hits Mojave Desert, City Says

    Los Angeles’ early earthquake warning system will lower its alert threshold after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Southern California Thursday, city officials announced. No alert was sent out before the temblor jolted Searles Valley in the Mojave Desert about 10:35 a.m. because ShakeAlertLA only issues a warning if a quake is a magnitude 5.0 or higher in Los Angeles County, officials said on Twitter. It is also programed to send out alerts if there is “light shaking,” or Level 4 […]

  • A stingray swims past the coral on the Great Barrier Reef on Sep. 22, 2014. (Credit: William West/AFP/Getty Images)

    Seal Beach Sees 52 Painful Stingray Injuries Over 3-Day Period

    More than 50 people have suffered painful injuries from stingrays over the past three days in Seal Beach, and experts are urging beachgoers to take precautions. With the ocean waters warming up, thousands have headed to Seal Beach and 52 of them were injured this week in stingray attacks, city Marine Safety Officer Nick Brolin told KTLA. Officials previously said there were 57 cases. Tony Soriano, of the Surfrider Foundation, has been stung 9 times and said the injury is […]

  • Megan Rapinoe of the USA celebrates victory after the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Quarter Final match between France and USA at Parc des Princes on June 28, 2019 in Paris, France. (Credit: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

    England vs. USA: English Players Chase World Cup History Against ‘Team Everyone Wants to Beat’

    Days after seeing off France in a grueling encounter in Paris, the US faces another monster Women’s World Cup fixture. All eyes now turn to Lyon, France’s culinary capital and host city to a semifinal in which arguably the two best teams remaining in the competition scrap it out for a place in the final. A confident England awaits. If the US is to successfully defends its title, it will certainly have done it the hard way because should the defending champion see off Phil Neville’s […]

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