Christina Pascucci is an Emmy Award-winning 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
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    Mechanic Accused of Sabotaging American Airlines Plane Denied Bail Over Possible Ties to ISIS

    A mechanic accused of sabotaging an American Airlines jetliner had expressed a desire for Allah to hurt non-Muslims, stored violent Islamic State videos on his cellphone and has a brother in Iraq possibly involved with the extremist group, according to new evidence unveiled at his bail hearing Wednesday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Chris McAliley cited those revelations from prosecutors in ordering pretrial detention for Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani at the hearing in Miami federal court. Alani is accused of disabling a […]

  • Landmark Middle School in Moreno Valley is seen on Sept. 17, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Students Arrested After Assault at Moreno Valley Middle School Leaves 1 in Critical Condition: Officials

    Two 13-year-old boys have been arrested on suspicion of assault after a violent incident at a Moreno Valley middle school sent one of their fellow students to the hospital, authorities said Tuesday. The victim, also a 13-year-old boy who attended the Landmark Middle School, remained in critical condition, Riverside County Deputy Sheriff Robyn Flores said. Deputies responded to the campus around 1 p.m. Monday after receiving a report of a fight between two boys. Investigators later determined that the incident […]

  • Landmark Middle School in Moreno Valley is seen in a Google Maps Street View image.

    Deputies Investigating Fight That Left Middle School Student Hospitalized in Moreno Valley

    Update: Officials on Monday released new details on this incident, including the number of people involved and two arrests made. An updated story is here.  Officials are investigating an on-campus brawl that sent a middle school student to the hospital Monday afternoon in Moreno Valley. Deputies responded around 1 p.m. to a fight between two male students on the grounds of Landmark Middle School, at 15261 Legendary Drive, Riverside County sheriff’s officials said in a news release. One of the boys sustained […]

  • A picture taken on September 15, 2019 shows an Aramco oil facility near al-Khurj area, just south of the Saudi capital Riyadh. (Credit: FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Saudi Oil Attacks: Iran Calls U.S. Allegations ‘Maximum Lies’ as Energy Prices Spike

    President Donald Trump declared Monday it “looks” like Iran was behind the explosive attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities. But he stressed that military retaliation was not yet on the table in response to the strike against a key U.S. Mideast ally. Oil prices soared worldwide amid the damage in Saudi Arabia and fresh Middle East war concerns. But Trump put the brakes on any talk of quick military action — earlier he had said the U.S. was “locked and […]

  • The Conception dive boat is raised more than a week after the fatal fire on Sept. 12, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Crews Raise Wreckage of Dive Boat 10 Days After Fatal Fire Off Santa Cruz Island

    A Coast Guard crew raised the Conception from the sea floor and lifted it onto a barge off Santa Cruz Island on Thursday, 10 days after the boat burned and sank, killing 33 passengers and one crew member aboard. A crane on a barge lifted the charred remains of the vessel to the surface before it was placed on the barge. A salvage crew was set to take the boat ashore for inspection by investigators. The boat will be taken […]

  • A ride share driver picks up passengers at O'Hare Airport on April 10, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    California Passes AB-5, Possibly Transforming the Ride-Sharing Business for Uber and Lyft

    The California state senate passed legislation late Tuesday that could transition tens of thousands of ride-share drivers from independent contractors into full-time employees. The bill, if enacted, could profoundly change the fortunes of transportation companies like Uber and Lyft and their drivers. The law would change California employment practices by making it more difficult for employers in the state to treat their workers as independent contractors. Those “gig economy” workers don’t enjoy many of the rights employees do, such as a minimum wage, overtime pay, workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance and […]

  • Damaged homes after hurricane Dorian devastated Elbow Key Island on September 8, 2019, in Hope Town, Bahamas. (Credit: Jose Jimenez/Getty Images)

    Hurricane Dorian Death Toll Rises to 44 in the Bahamas, Will Likely Increase: Officials

    The latest on Post-Tropical Cyclone Dorian (all times local): 3 p.m. The government in the Bahamas says the death toll from Hurricane Dorian has risen by one to 44. Health Minister Duane Sands on Sunday confirmed the toll in a WhatsApp message to The Associated Press. Officials have warned that the number of deaths is likely to rise as security forces and other teams search devastated areas of the northern Bahamas. The government also announced a telephone hotline where Bahamians […]

  • People embrace at Santa Barbara Harbor at a makeshift memorial for victims of the Conception boat fire on Sept. 3, 2019 in Santa Barbara. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    33 Bodies Recovered, 1 Still Missing in Boat Fire Off Santa Cruz Island; More Victims ID’d by Families

    Crews on Wednesday have recovered the remains of 33 of the 34 people presumed dead two days after a dive boat carrying 39 people caught fire while anchored off Santa Cruz Island several miles west of Oxnard. The search for the remaining body continued Wednesday, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office said. Those who were found suffered “varying degrees of damage from the devastating fire, requiring DNA analysis to aid the identification process,” the agency said. The five people who […]

  • A woman stands in front of a makeshift memorial in Santa Barbara Harbor for victims of the Conception boat fire on Sept. 3, 2019. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Family of 5, Diving Co. Owner and 2 Students Among Victims Aboard Boat That Burned Near Santa Cruz Island

    A family of five, two young students, a crew member and a marine biologist were among 34 people presumed dead after a dive boat caught fire and sank near the Channel Islands early Monday. As of Tuesday, authorities have yet to release their names to the public. Many of them were from the Bay Area, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said at a news conference. Only 20 bodies, 11 female and nine male, have been recovered, Brown said. Investigators […]

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