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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
  • Resident rides their motorcycle as the Hurricane Willa arrives to Escuinapa, Sinaloa state, Mexico, on Oct. 23, 2018. (Credit: Alfredo Estrella / AFP / Getty Images)

    Hurricane Willa Makes Landfall as Dangerous Category 3 Storm, Threatening Major Resort Area Along Mexico’s Pacific Coast

    Hurricane Willa swept onto Mexico’s Pacific mainland with 120 mph winds Tuesday night, threatening a major resort area along with fishing villages and farms after roaring over an offshore penal colony. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said dangerous Category 3 storm hit near the town of Isla del Bosque in Sinaloa state. There were no early reports on damage. #Willa makes landfall south of Mazatlan. — NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) October 24, 2018 Willa came ashore about 50 miles […]

  • A vote-by-mail ballot packet is seen in an image released by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder on Oct. 9, 2018.

    Monday Marks Last Day to Register to Vote in California for 2018 Election

    The hotly contested 2018 midterm election is just 15 days away and if you’re not registered to vote in it, Monday marks the last opportunity to do so. At stake on Election Day, which is Nov. 6: who will succeed Gov. Jerry Brown; California’s U.S. Senate seat; all of the state’s congressional seats; and 11 statewide propositions, among a slew of other local races and ballot measures. Those who haven’t registered, or need to re-register to vote, can do so here. Monday’s registration […]

  • A fire scorched about three acres of brush in Malibu on Oct. 18, 2018. (Credit: ANG News)

    Fire Officials On Alert Amid Southern California Red Flag Warning

    Firefighters have knocked down several small brushfires as Santa Ana winds bring gusty, dry and warm conditions to Southern California. Los Angeles County firefighters in Malibu stopped a fire at 3 acres early Friday and Los Angeles firefighters held a vegetation blaze near Dodger Stadium to an acre  overnight. An earlier blaze near the foothill communities of Irwindale and Duarte was stopped with the help of a Firehawk helicopter. The National Weather Service has issued red flag warnings for fire […]

  • L.A.-Based Nonprofit Hosts Art Auction to Raise Funds for Child Victims of War

    The Los Angeles-based Children of War Foundation is dedicated to diving into the most war-torn places on Earth to help rescue children swept up in the violence, and the organization is hosting an art auction this weekend to help further its mission. KTLA’s Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Oct. 18, 2018.

  • Iconic Singer Chaka Khan Named 2019 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal

    She’s already every woman, but legendary singer/songwriter Chaka Khan can now add a new title to her repertoire: the 2019 Tournament of Roses grand marshal. The honor was bestowed upon the 10-time Grammy award-winner at the Tournament House Front Lawn in Pasadena during a formal announcement on Wednesday morning. “I’m so honored. This is something so new and different for me,” she gushed. Khan also expressed some trepidation over her new role, noting that fear for her serves as somewhat […]

  • The Mega Millions jackpot climbed to $667 million, a record for the game, on Oct. 16, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Mega Millions Jackpot Soars to $868 Million, a New Record, With No Winners in Tuesday’s Drawing

    There was no winner in Tuesday’s Mega Millions lottery drawing. That means the jackpot for Friday’s drawing is now at least $868 million or a cash lump sum of $494.5 million. It will be the largest jackpot in the game’s history and the second largest in the US lottery jackpot history. The Mega Millions jackpot beat its own record once again after no ticket matched all the six numbers in the drawing Tuesday night. The winning numbers on Tuesday were […]

  • Mega Millions lottery tickets are seen in a file photo. (Credit: Getty Images)

    Mega Millions Prize Climbs to $654M, 4th Largest in U.S. History

    After nearly three months without a winner, the Mega Millions lottery game has climbed to an estimated $654 million jackpot. Unfortunately, even as the big prize for Tuesday night’s drawing increases to the fourth-largest in U.S. history , the odds of matching all six numbers and winning the game don’t improve. They’re stuck at a miserable one in 302.5 million. The last time anyone won the jackpot was July 24, when a group from California claimed a $543 million prize. The estimated $654 million […]

  • Members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 57/58, NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin board the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft prior to the launch at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on October 11, 2018. (Credit: YURI KOCHETKOV/AFP/Getty Images)

    U.S., Russian Astronauts Survive Emergency Landing After Rocket Failure

    The problem came two minutes into the flight: The rocket carrying an American and a Russian to the International Space Station failed Thursday, triggering an emergency that sent their capsule into a steep, harrowing fall back to Earth. The crew landed safely on the steppes of Kazakhstan, but the aborted mission dealt another blow to the troubled Russian space program that currently serves as the only way to deliver astronauts to the orbiting outpost. It also was the first such […]

  • Birthday Surprise Gives Santa Clarita Girl Diagnosed With Brain Cancer Strength to Keep Fighting

    A 12-year-old girl with stage 4 brain cancer was all smiles when she stepped outside her Santa Clarita home to a surprise crowd of supporters singing “Happy Birthday” to her. Sarah Donegan said she finds her strength from the support of others. “Without everybody’s prayers and all of the things they’ve done for us, it would just be so hard to do this alone,” she said. Donegan started having a series of seizures in January 2018. She was taken to […]