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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
  • Kevin Hart Steps Down as Oscars Host After Outcry Over Past Homophobic Tweets

    Just two days after being named host of the Academy Awards, Kevin Hart stepped down following an outcry over past homophobic tweets by the comedian. Capping a swift and dramatic fallout, Hart wrote on Twitter just after midnight Friday that he was withdrawing as Oscars host because he didn’t want to be a distraction. “I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past,” wrote Hart. Hart stepped aside just about an hour after refusing to […]

  • Rialto police investigate the scene of a crash and officer-involved shooting on Dec. 3, 2018. (Credit: RMG News)

    Man Hurt in Rialto Officer-Involved Shooting After Allegedly Ramming Truck Into Police Cruisers

    A man was injured in an officer-involved shooting in Rialto after he allegedly rammed police cruisers with his truck early Monday morning. At the scene near East Chaparral Street and North Sycamore Avenue, a pickup truck was seen covered in bullet holes while some police cruisers appeared damaged. Just after 1:30 a.m., the suspect in a disturbance call at the home had been injured in an officer-involved shooting. The suspect was identified by police as 53-year-old David Gonzales. He had […]

  • ‘We Literally Had Our Very Own James Bond From Gardena’: 34-Year-Old Officer Toshio Hirai Laid to Rest

    Heartfelt memories were shared Friday at the funeral of Gardena Officer Toshio Hirai, who died following a motorcycle crash on his way to work in Harbor City earlier this month. Hirai’s memorial in Rancho Palos Verdes was led by Reverend John Iwohara, from Gardena Buddhist Church, who chanted and shared passages. Family and colleagues spoke at the service about how Hirai lived his life to the fullest potential. Gardena police Lt. Vince Osorio said Hirai was an expert marksman and “did everything […]

  • One of the numerous crashes reported on rain-slicked roads on L.A. County on Nov. 29, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    365 Crashes Reported on L.A. County Roads in 4-Hour Period as Storm Drenches SoCal: CHP

    An unusually high number of crashes on rain-soaked roadways created a traffic nightmare for many commuters in Southern California Thursday morning, and the problem could persist into the evening with more precipitation in the forecast. Between the hours of 5 and 9 a.m. alone, some 365 crashes were reported in Los Angeles County, according to the California Highway Patrol. That figure is four times higher than Wednesday. The collisions took place as rain caused minor to moderate flooding throughout the […]

  • A firefighter stands near a car caught up in a mud slide in Montecito, California January 12, 2018. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

    L.A. Fire Department Provides Flood and Mudslide Safety Tips

    The Los Angeles Fire Department is urging residents to take precautions as a storm system moves into the area. LAFD issued a news release with several steps residents should take to protect themselves from hazards such as flash floods and mudslides. Areas impacted by the Woolsey and Hill fires are at high risk of floods and mudslides, as the charred ground forms a repellant layer, blocking water absorption. “When rainstorms impact the Los Angeles area, storm drains, canyons, arroyos and other low-lying areas […]

  • Investigators work at the scene of a mass shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, on Nov. 8, 2018. (Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

    Borderline Gunman Used Smoke Grenades to Create Chaos, Waited to Ambush Police; Motive Still Unclear

    The gunman in the mass shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks entered the building and opened fire, tossed multiple smoke grenades to sow chaos and then sat in wait to ambush responding law enforcement officers, officials said on Tuesday. Ian David Long, a Marine veteran who served in Afghanistan, fired a total of more than 50 rounds in the shooting at Borderline Bar & Grill on the evening of Nov. 7, Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub said. Ayub’s comments […]

  • This is the first image taken by NASA’s InSight lander on the surface of Mars. The instrument context camera mounted below the lander deck obtained this image on Nov. 26, 2018, shortly after landing. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

    ‘Flawless’: InSight, NASA’s Robotic Geologist, Lands on Mars After 6-Month Journey

    A NASA spacecraft designed to drill down into Mars’ interior landed on the planet Monday after a perilous, supersonic plunge through its red skies, setting off jubilation among scientists who had waited in white-knuckle suspense for confirmation to arrive across 100 million miles of space. Flight controllers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena leaped out of their chairs, screaming, dancing and hugging, upon learning that InSight had arrived on Mars, the graveyard for a multitude of previous missions. “Touchdown […]

  • Deals had already begun on at Kmart in Burbank on Thanksgiving Day, 2018.

    Retailers Launch Holiday Shopping Season Push

    Black Friday is coming early to many retailers, where holiday sales are already in full swing on Thanksgiving Day. Christina Pascucci checks out the deals at Kmart in Burbank for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Nov. 22, 2018.

  • Volunteers serve Thanksgiving meals with L.A. Mission in downtown Los Angeles on Nov. 21, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    L.A. Mission Serves Thanksgiving Meals on Skid Row

    L.A. Mission served Thanksgiving meals to the homeless on Skid Row just ahead of the holiday, with Mayor Eric Garcetti and some celebrities joining the effort. Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Nov. 21, 2018.