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

Recent Articles
  • Garry Dorton is shown in an undated photo provided by his family on Aug. 15, 2018.

    3 Men Arrested in Connection With Fatal Shooting of Gang Interventionist in South L.A.

    Three men have been arrested in connection with the July fatal shooting of a gang interventionist and community advocate in South Los Angeles, officials announced Wednesday. Garry Dorton, 48, was with friends outside a residence in the 4500 block of South Van Ness Boulevard on July 1. A vehicle with three occupants drove by, parked a short distance away and two people opened fire on Dorton, Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Peter Whittingham said during a news conference Wednesday. The father of […]

  • Students head to class in this file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    LAUSD Welcomes Students Back for First Day of School

    The nation’s second-largest school system kicks off a fresh year Tuesday with dozens of first-time programs to spur student achievement and recapture enrollment. But not everything new at L.A. Unified was planned, including recent leadership turnover at the top. As for details of plans to deal with intractable problems, including deficit spending and lagging achievement, they haven’t yet been publicly laid out. This year’s additions include dozens of magnet schools and language programs developed over the last two years under […]

  • The scene in Lancaster where a dead body was found on Aug. 11, 2018, is seen here. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Horrible Way to Die’: Body Found Inside Stone Pillar Outside Lancaster Grocery Store

    A body found inside a stone pillar outside a Lancaster grocery store on Saturday afternoon may be the remains of a car theft suspect who was fleeing from authorities earlier in the week, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department lieutenant told KTLA. After a strong odor led to the grisly discovery, authorities said it’s possible the body belongs to a man who ran into the store on Monday — fleeing from deputies after a traffic stop on suspicion of stealing a […]

  • Astronaut Buzz Aldrin at the premiere of The Man Who Unlocked The Universe on June 21, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

    Buzz Aldrin Says Space Force Is ‘One Giant Leap in the Right Direction’

    He was there when man first landed on the moon in 1969 and on Friday, Buzz Aldrin endorsed a new galactic effort — the Trump administration’s Space Force. “One giant leap in the right direction. #SpaceForce,” the retired astronaut tweeted, quoting a message from Vice President Mike Pence about the initiative. On Thursday, Pence called for the establishment of a Space Force by 2020 and noted the Department of Defense would be taking to steps to reform the military’s approach to space. The […]

  • Onlookers are seen at the scene where two people died in Baldwin Hills following a car-to-car shooting on Aug. 6, 2018. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Authorities Offer $50,000 Reward for Info in Baldwin Hills Car-to-Car Shooting That Killed Driver, Pedestrian and Injured Bicyclist

    Authorities are offering a $50,000 reward for information about a car-to-car shooting in Baldwin Hills that killed a driver and a pedestrian and injured a bicyclist earlier this week. The incident occurred about 8:30 p.m. Monday in the 4800 block of West Rodeo Road. Police saw a person in a car shoot at another driver and officers began chasing the suspect, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The driver who was struck, Harrison Francis Kristol, 20, subsequently ran over […]

  • FBI officials on Aug. 8, 2018 released these photos of drugs and money allegedly smuggled during trafficking operations involving the Sinaloa Cartel.

    22 Arrested in Connection With Helping Sinaloa Cartel Smuggle Drugs to L.A., Other Cities Across Country

    Twenty-two people were arrested on federal drug trafficking charges involving the notorious Sinaloa Cartel, as raids were conducted throughout Southern California Wednesday,  officials said. The raids were a culmination of a three-year long investigation into three trafficking organizations which helped transport “bulk quantities of drugs” from Mexico to the Los Angeles area and other cities throughout the U.S., said Paul Delacourt, assistant director in charge of the FBI’s L.A. field office. Twenty people were arrested Wednesday, while two were already […]

  • Authorities respond to a police shooting where an FBI agent was wounded and a homicide suspect was killed on Aug. 7, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    FBI Agent Shot, Homicide Suspect Killed in South Los Angeles Police Shooting: LAPD

    An FBI agent was wounded and a homicide suspect was fatally shot during a police shooting in South L.A. Tuesday morning, Los Angeles Police Department officials said. The shooting occurred about 11 a.m. at the Central Inn Motel in the 4000 block of South Central Avenue in the  Historic South-Central neighborhood, Detective Meghan Aguilar said. LAPD officers and an FBI agent in a gang and narcotics task force were looking for a man wanted in connection with a homicide that […]

  • Federal Appeals Court Wrestles With Lawsuit Seeking to Block Border Projects in California

    A federal appeals court appeared uncertain Tuesday whether it had authority to weigh in on a dispute about the Trump administration’s plans to replace border fencing in California. California and several environmental groups challenged the projects, arguing that the administration lacks authority to build them and illegally waived environmental requirements and other laws in a rush to establish new barriers on the border. The administration counters that it has wide discretion under a 2005 federal law that gave the Department […]

  • Undated images posted to social media show Scott and Lara Shepherd, Nasim Ghanadan and Floria and Navid Hakimi.

    L.A. Man, 4 NorCal Residents ID’d as Santa Ana Plane Crash Victims

    Officials on Monday identified five people killed after the small plane they were on the day before crashed in a Santa Ana parking lot. Authorities said the Cessna 414 aircraft—registered to a San Francisco real estate firm—went down at 12:28 p.m. on Sunday at the parking lot of a Staples store in the 3900 block of Bristol Street, about two miles away from its destination, John Wayne Airport. The plane left the Buchanan Field Airport in Concord at 10:23 a.m. […]