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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
  • A powerful Southern California wave is seen in this file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    King Tides Prompt Flood Advisory for Parts of O.C.

    King tides have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flood advisory for the low-lying coastal areas of Orange County Friday. Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on July 13, 2018.

  • U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn before boarding Marine One and departing the White House, on July 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Al Drago/Getty Images)

    Trump Says Germany Is ‘Captive of Russia,’ Orders NATO Members to Increase Defense Spending

    President Donald Trump came out brawling in his first public comments here ahead of NATO’s annual summit, accusing a close US ally of being “a captive of Russia” and all-but ordering members of the alliance to increase their defense spending “immediately.” Trump’s provocative comments — aimed at Germany — at the outset of the NATO summit are sure to amplify the sense of unease among the United States’ closest European allies. Their concerns had already set in ahead of Trump’s arrival on […]

  • Thai divers carry supplies as rescue operations continue for 12 boys and their coach trapped at Tham Luang cave at Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province on July 5, 2018. (Credit: YE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images)

    Thai Cave Rescue: Round Trip to See Youth Soccer Team Takes 11 Hours

    Divers working to free 12 boys and their coach who are trapped in a cave in northern Thailand must navigate dark, flooded tunnels for six hours to reach them. It takes another five hours to return. Details of the extraordinary operation underway at the Tham Luang Nang Non emerged Thursday, as rescuers pushed ahead with multiple plans to free the boys trapped underground for almost two weeks. More rain is forecast this weekend, putting pressure on rescuers to formulate a […]

  • Rose Bowl Hosts AmericaFest Fireworks Show in Pasadena

    AmericaFest, one of the largest fireworks shows in the nation, is set to entertain Fourth of July revelers at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Tuesday night.

  • Water pumping machines keep working to continue a rescue after 12 boys and their soccer coach were found alive in the cave on July 03, 2018 in Chiang Rai, Thailand. (Credit: Linh Pham/Getty Images)

    Thailand Cave Rescue: Search Teams Unsure How to Free Trapped Youth Soccer Team

    The initial relief that greeted the dramatic discovery of the trapped Thai soccer team has given way to concern, as rescuers begin the difficult task of attempting to free the 12 boys and their coach from deep inside the flooded cave network. Video shared by the Thai Navy SEALs shows the boys, who were found alive by British divers in the early hours of Monday evening, huddled together on a small patch of dry ground, surrounded by water in a […]

  • Sweden's players celebrate the team's second goal scored from the penalty spot during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group F football match between Mexico and Sweden at the Ekaterinburg Arena in Ekaterinburg on June 27, 2018. (Credit: ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)

    World Cup Results: Mexico Advances Despite Loss to Sweden; Defending Champ Germany Eliminated

    The curse of the World Cup winners continues. A “shocked” Germany became the third straight reigning champion to be knocked out in the group stage at the next World Cup — following Italy and Spain — after losing 2-0 to South Korea in Group F on Wednesday. In an embarrassingly poor performance Germany went behind in the game’s closing stages when Kim Young-gwon scored following a video review, with Son Heung-min then breaking away — German keeper Manuel Neuer was […]

  • Activists rally against President Donald Trump's travel ban on April 25, 2018 — the day the Supreme Court heard arguments in Hawaii v. Trump — in front of the court in Washington, DC. (Credit: ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP / Getty Images)

    Supreme Court Upholds Trump Travel Ban in 5-4 Decision

    The Supreme Court has upheld President Donald Trump’s travel ban. The ruling was 5-4 along partisan lines, with Chief Justice John Roberts writing for the conservative majority. The ruling sends a strong message that Trump has broad powers under immigration law to act to protect national security and that statements made during a campaign may not be legally determinative of the President’s intent. “The Proclamation is squarely within the scope of Presidential authority,” Roberts wrote. Trump immediately reacted on Twitter: SUPREME […]

  • Long Beach Fire Captain Dave Rosa is seen in a photo released June 25, 2018, by the Long Beach Fire Department.

    Officials ID Long Beach Fire Captain Killed in the Line of Duty as Father of 2, Department Veteran

    The fire captain who died after gunfire erupted as officials were responding to a fire at a senior living facility in Long Beach Monday morning had been with the department for 17 years, officials said. Dave Rosa, 45, had also served as captain of Fire Station 10 for the last six and a half years, said Long Beach Fire Chief Mike Duree. He leaves behind a wife and two sons — ages 16 and 25. “This is a tough day,” Duree […]

  • Authorities respond to an incident at a Long Beach retirement home that left one firefighter dead on June 25, 2018. (Credit: Dan Sherman)

    77-Year-Old Man Arrested After Shooting Leaves Fire Captain Dead, 2 Others Injured at Long Beach Retirement Home

    A 77-year-old man has been arrested hours after a shooting at a Long Beach retirement home left a fire captain dead and two other people injured early Monday, officials said. Capt. Dave Rosa, 45, a 17-year veteran with the Long Beach Fire Department, was shot while responding to a fire, according to the agency. Police detained a person of interest and recovered a weapon, Long Beach police Chief Robert Luna said. During a news conference later, investigators identified that person […]