Christina Pascucci is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, licensed pilot, and humanitarian. She’s worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor for KTLA, LA’s No. 1 morning news station, since 2011. Recently, the LA Press Club nominated her as Journalist of the Year following her work on the Mexico City earthquake.

She’s dived with hundreds of sharks, including great whites, to expose the shark finning industry. She traveled to Palau, an island nation near the Philippines 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. The 2017 report went viral with more than 1 million views, and the President of Palau appointed Christina as Goodwill Ambassador to the country.

Christina’s 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 save millions of gallons of water at the height of California’s drought. One of her most memorable KTLA reports was when the Dalai Lama invited Christina to his palace in India for an exclusive interview.

While on assignment, Christina met a young Afghani girl who was receiving life-changing surgery after stepping on an IED near her war-ravaged home. The explosive device blew off her arm and part of her face. The Children of War Foundation made the surgery possible. Now, Christina serves as Director of Communications for the organization and has traveled to the Middle East on missions for them.

Christina is also an ambassador to 88 Bikes, an NGO that fights child sex trafficking around the globe. She trekked through the Cambodian jungle with them to highlight the work they are doing to rescue girls as young as 4. Continuing her work with at-risk children, Christina has been a big sister and mentor in the Big Brother Big Sisters program for a decade. In 2019, she received California’s Big Sister of the Year award and was also nominated for National Big Sister of the Year.

Christina is also a member of the Junior League of Los Angeles State Public Affairs Committee, working with California lawmakers to promote legislation that supports the state’s foster youth and families.

Lastly, Christina serves as the only woman on LA County’s Commissioner for the 10-member aviation commission. She advises the LA County Board of Supervisors on matters pertaining to the county’s five airports.

Recent Articles
  • The remains of burnt down homes and vehicles are seen after the Woolsey Fire in Malibu on Nov. 13, 2018. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Recovery Efforts Continue From Devastating Woolsey Fire on 1 Year Anniversary

    Friday marked the one year anniversary of the Woolsey Fire, one of the most destructive wildfires in California history, and recovery efforts are still ongoing. The wildfire erupted near the Santa Susana Field Laboratory on Nov. 8, 2018, charring more than 151 square miles in Ventura and Los Angeles counties after it jumped the 101 Freeway and spread to the coast in Malibu. Three people died and more than 400 buildings were destroyed. Christina Pascucci and Chris Wolfe report for […]

  • Ross Leo Wollschlager appears in an undated photo released by the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office.

    Relocation of ‘Sexually Violent Predator’ to Joshua Tree Denied by Judge

    A judge in Ventura County on Thursday blocked the relocation of a 56-year-old repeat sexual offender to a Joshua Tree home in a case that drew protests from San Bernardino County residents and officials. Ross Leo Wollschlager’s convictions date back to the 1980s. In 1983, he was charged with four counts of rape in Ventura County but was only convicted of two counts through a plea deal, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office. He served his sentence and […]

  • A line of people waiting to be helped at a California Department of Motor Vehicles office in South L.A. stretches around the building in this undated photo. (Credit: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

    California DMV Improperly Shared Drivers’ Private Info With Other Agencies, Including DHS and IRS

    California’s Department of Motor Vehicles improperly disclosed private information to seven other government agencies on more than 3,000 people involved in some type of investigation as suspects or witnesses, officials said Tuesday. The department was sending letters Tuesday to the 3,200 people after determining that they are not currently being investigated. The department improperly gave federal, state and county agencies what were supposed to be internal notes, such as whether drivers’ Social Security numbers had been checked to see if […]

  • Christina Pascucci Visits Sonoratown in DTLA

    KTLA reporter Christina Pascucci recently visited Sonoratown in downtown Los Angeles for some authentic Sonoran-style fare. The food in this restaurant follows family recipes and traditions from the co-owners, Jennifer Feltham and her boyfriend, Teodoro Diaz-Rodriguez, Jr. Christina said that one of remarkable things about Sonoratown is the effort Feltham goes through to make authentic tortillas. Feltham says she goes to Mexico twice a month every month to bring flour for the delicious tortillas made in the restaurant.  She added […]

  • A woman and children brace themselves from strong winds and smoke near the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley during the Easy Fire. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

    Easy Fire: All Mandatory Evacuation Orders Lifted in Blaze That Charred More Than 1,700 Acres in Simi Valley

    All evacuation orders that affected more than 25,000 residents in the Simi Valley area have been lifted a day after the Easy Fire erupted and charred hills near homes and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, officials said Thursday. Roads that were shut down have reopened except Tierra Rejada Road from Highway 23 to Mandan Place, which were only accessible to residents as of Thursday morning. The 1,806 -acre Easy Fire destroyed at least two structures and threatened 7,000 residences at […]

  • Nancy describes losing her family's home in Simi Valley on Oct. 31, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Easy Fire Destroys Family’s Simi Valley Ranch: ‘We Left Literally With the Clothes on Our Back’

    Three generations of the Casas Rodriguez family moved into a ranch with two homes in Simi Valley just nine months ago. On Wednesday, the Easy Fire ravaged the property, destroying both residences and all their belongings. Nancy Casas said her husband saw the flames through the window just as the fire started burning around 6:20 a.m. along Tierra Rejada Road. The blaze came so quickly that they had to rush out. “I couldn’t even stop to help my parents because […]

  • A Southern California Edison lineman grounds a power line in La Habra. The utility is considering shutting off power to 32,500 customers ahead of high winds.(Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    Santa Ana Winds Return to SoCal, Bringing Elevated Risk of Fire Danger to Region

    Another Santa Ana wind event is expected to sweep through the region this week, bringing with it the potential threat of wildfire danger, the National Weather Service said Sunday. Forecasts called for weak Santa Ana winds to develop through mid-week with peak gusts of up to 40 mph. Moderate winds remain possible on Thursday and Friday. Elevated fire weather conditions expected through Wednesday as weak #SantaAnawinds develop over #LACounty & VenturaCounty!! Then, a moderate wind event possible Thur-Fri!! #SoCal #CAwx […]

  • This map showing a magnitude 3.7 quake epicentered on Compton on Oct. 18, 2019, was provided by the U.S. Geological Survey.

    3.7 Magnitude Quake Centered on Compton Shakes L.A. Area

    A magnitude 3.7 earthquake centered on Compton rattled the Los Angeles area after midnight Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor hit about 12:19 a.m. with an epicenter at Compton Boulevard and Alameda Street, an intersection full of shops and not far from the Compton Courthouse, USGS said. The quake originated at a depth of about 15 miles. People reported feeling the shaking as far as Oxnard and Garden Grove. Multiple small aftershocks followed, including a magnitude 1.6 […]

  • School lockers are seen in this file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Parents Expected to Pack Town Hall Meeting on Pasadena School Closures

    Parents are expected to pack a Pasadena Unified School District board meeting where officials are taking input on which of the district’s campuses to close next. Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Oct. 17, 2019.

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