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Christina Pascucci

Community Advocate, Humanitarian, Conservationist, Explorer

Christina Pascucci has traveled to all seven continents to tell the world’s untold stories.
From interviewing the world’s spiritual and political leaders, to exposing and prompting change of corrupt policies, Christina’s passion for uncovering the truth transcends borders. The Emmy Award-winning journalist, licensed pilot, Spanish speaker, and humanitarian has worked as a reporter and anchor for KTLA, the #1 news station in Los Angeles, since 2011. The LA Press Club recently nominated her as Journalist of the Year following her work on the Mexico City earthquake.

Christina is wildly passionate about ocean conservation and the environment. She has highlighted the issue from Antarctica, and 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 1M 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, and Christina was immediately drawn to get involved. She now serves as Director of Communications for the organization and has traveled to the Middle East on missions for them. She was in the operating room in Jordan as Baghdad-born boy's skull was sliced open and repaired. The 17-year-old had been a victim of a roadside bomb and lost 20 percent of his brain, and now wants to advocate for other children of war.

Christina is 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 four. She took what she learned abroad to her work with the Los Angeles Police Department, when she went undercover with them to target pimps.

As a licensed pilot and the only woman on LA County’s Aviation Commission, which essentially runs the five airports in Los Angeles County, Christina believes in breaking barriers and showing young women what’s possible. She has been a big sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor program the past decade, and  was recognized by the city of Los Angeles for her work, and awarded California's Big Sister of the Year.

Because her role as a journalist has allowed her to expose corruption and change policy, Christina has developed a burning desire to make policy. As a member of Junior League of Los Angeles’s State Public Affairs Committee, she works with America’s lawmakers to push forward legislation that supports the state’s foster youth and supports families. She is also working on legislation to fight the homelessness crisis.