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
  • Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is seen on December 6, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    Republicans Come to Defense of John McCain as President Trump Continues Attacks

    More Republicans are defending the late John McCain against President Donald Trump’s attacks. But it’s not clear that Trump, firmly in charge of the Republican Party, will let up. A few GOP senators spoke out this week against a new round of Trump’s complaints about the Arizona senator, who died in August of brain cancer . One Republican called the president’s ongoing commentary “deplorable.” Others, such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, pointedly used the word “hero” to describe McCain, who was […]

  • Taquesta Graham, 28, is seen in an undated booking photo provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (left.) Trinity Love jones is seen in an undated photo provided by the department (right.)

    Mother Charged With Murder in Slaying of 9-Year-Old Girl Found in Duffel Bag in Hacienda Heights

    The mother of a 9-year-old girl whose body was found stuffed in a duffel bag along an equestrian trail in Hacienda Heights earlier this month was charged with murder on Wednesday, prosecutors announced. Taquesta Graham, 28, made her first court appearance in Pomona on Wednesday, but the arraignment was postponed until April 16. Graham and her boyfriend, 38-year-old Emiel Hunt, are accused of killing Trinity Love Jones earlier this month, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. She has […]

  • Ryan Harsany, 43, of Brawley, pictured in an undated photo provided by family.

    Vigil Held for Grand Terrace Skating Rink Owner Found Shot to Death Inside Burning Business

    Family and friends gathered Monday night in honor of a beloved skating rink owner found fatally shot inside his business in Grand Terrace over the weekend. The candlelight vigil started at 8 p.m. in front of California Skate Grand Terrace. Deputies and firefighters found the 43-year-old Brawley resident unconscious inside the business around 2 a.m. Saturday, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Report of a “robbery/silent alarm” had prompted officers to respond to the rink in the 22000 […]

  • U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing on drug trafficking on the southern border of the United States March 13, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    Senate Votes to Terminate Trump’s National Emergency Declaration on U.S.-Mexico Border

    In a stunning rebuke, a dozen defecting Republicans joined Senate Democrats Thursday to block the national emergency that President Donald Trump declared so he could build his border wall with Mexico. The rejection capped a week of confrontation with the White House as both parties in Congress strained to exert their power in new ways. The 59-41 tally, following the Senate’s vote a day earlier to end U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen, promised to force Trump into the […]

  • Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (L) arrives at a federal courthouse with his attorney Kevin Downing (R) November 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    Paul Manafort Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison, Faces Fresh Charges in NY

    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to a total of seven and a half years in prison on federal charges Wednesday, then was hit almost immediately with fresh state charges in New York that could put him outside the president’s power to pardon. In Washington, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson brushed aside Manafort’s pleas for leniency and rebuked him for misleading the U.S. government about his lucrative foreign lobbying work and for encouraging witnesses to lie on […]

  • An American Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 prepares to land at the Miami International Airport on March 12, 2019. (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Which Airlines Are Still Flying Boeing 737 MAX?

    An investigation is underway after a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft crashed Sunday in Ethiopia, killing all 157 people on board. It is the second time in less than six months that one of the planes has crashed within minutes of takeoff, after a new Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8 flight went down over the Java Sea last October, killing 189 people. Both crashes are under investigation and there is no evidence of a link between the two, but similarities between the […]

  • The campus of Newport Harbor High School in Newport Beach is shown in November 2012. (Credit: Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times)

    Nazi Flyers Posted at Newport Harbor High School Following Outrage Over Students’ Swastika Party

    Anti-Semitic fliers with Nazi symbols were posted around Newport Harbor High School over the weekend, roughly a week after a viral photo showed students posed in a Nazi salute while gathered around a swastika formed by red cups during a house party. Police received a call from school officials Sunday reporting that at least 10 fliers, each 8 by 11 inches — some bearing swastikas — had been put up around the Newport Beach campus. Authorities think the fliers were […]

  • Training resumed at Santa Anita on March 8, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    After Horse Deaths, Santa Anita Reopens Training Track and Eyes March 22 for Possible Return to Racing

    Santa Anita Park reopened a training track Friday morning so their stabled horses could stay active amid an investigation into the deaths of 21 of the animals over the past 10 weeks. The training track is located inside the 1-mile main track and has not been linked to any fatal injuries, according to a news release from the Stronach Group, which owns Santa Anita Park. “Like all athletes, horses need to stay active, so this is a good decision for […]

  • Horses dash at the start of the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile race during the 2016 Breeders' Cup World Championships at the Santa Anita racetrack in Arcadia on Nov. 5, 2016. (Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

    Track at Santa Anita Park Under Examination After 21 Horses Die in 10 Weeks; Races Cancelled

    Debbie McAnally’s horse became the 21st to die this season at Santa Anita Park, euthanized after shattering her front leg on a training run. McAnally wistfully remembers the 4-year-old filly. “I picked her name ‘Let’s Light The Way’ because she was an almost white thoroughbred and had this way about her,” she said, “the elegant way she walked.” The horse’s death led to the indefinite closing of the famed Southern California raceway, as a team of investigators try to figure […]

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