Christian De La Rosa wants to know your story. He comes to FOX 5 San Diego from Orlando, Florida where he spent 5 years covering hurricanes, The Case Against Casey Anthony and the controversial killing of Trayvon Martin.Christian also covered numerous NASA shuttle launches, and also reported on the economic impact after the Shuttle Program retired in 2011. Before his time in Central Florida, Christian worked in Panama City Beach and in Gainesville where he graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Telecommunications/News.

For Christian, reporting isn’t just a passion, it is also a responsibility to give people a voice and expose those that need exposed. Christian has won several awards for his reporting. He’s also reported internationally on several occasions; most recently he traveled to Kenya where he told the stories of children living in extreme poverty.

Christian is fully bilingual in English and Spanish. He was born and raised in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico where he also attended La Universidad de Puerto Rico, recinto de Rio Piedras.

In his free time, Christian enjoys traveling internationally. He is excited to explore and try everything America’s Finest City has to offer. And remember, if you have a story to tell, don’t think twice to email him.

What’s on your music playlist? It’s a broad playlist; The Cranberries, La Oreja de Van Gogh, Mozart, Ace of Base and Ricky Martin (from back in the day).Which professional sport would you play and why? I think I’d rather just sit and watch. Why? I can mingle. If you were not in TV news, what profession would you choose? I’d probably open a coffee shop in the Canary Islands.
What’s something that no one knows about you? I was a gymnast for 7 years.
Dinner for 5, who would you invite? Marilyn Monroe, Fidel Castro and George Bush (sitting side by side), Princess Diana and Jesus Christ. (Dead or alive)

Recent Articles
  • Supervisor Roberts’ aide countersues former staffers

    An aide to embattled county Supervisor Dave Roberts filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing two former employees of creating a hostile work environment.

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    Cop shoots driver after chase

    SAN DIEGO – Police shot and wounded a man Tuesday evening following a brief pursuit in National City. The incident occurred around 5:40 p.m. in the 400 block of Division Street. A National City police officer attempted to stop a driver for vehicle code violations. The driver did not stop and led police on a short pursuit that ended near the intersection of Gladiola Drive and Division Street. Police then conducted a “high-risk vehicle stop,” according to National City police. […]

  • Latino rights groups angered by news headline

    SAN DIEGO — Latino rights groups are criticizing  a headline and suspect description used in a story on a San Diego news website. The story was about a shooting reported earlier this week in which a Spring Valley man was shot while driving his pickup on Interstate 8 in El Cajon. A woman passenger in the pickup was not injured. The headline that used for the article was “Latinos Shoot at Lemon Grove Woman in Pickup Truck.” The description […]

  • PB group wants city to regulate Airbnb

    SAN DIEGO – The Pacific Beach Planning Group took the first step Tuesday toward regulating short-term vacation rentals often operated through websites like Airbnb, a home-sharing website. Airbnb works by allowing potential renters to pick the city they want to stay in, look at pictures and comments of available properties and send an email to the property owner saying they’re interested, according to Brian, a Pacific Beach homeowner who did not want to reveal his last name. Users have the […]

  • Congress barely meets Homeland Security deadline

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — The House approved a one-week extension of funding for the Department of Homeland Security, avoiding a partial shutdown just hours before a Friday night deadline. President Barack Obama signed the bill, which funds the Department of Homeland Security until March 6. The bill does nothing to resolve the central issue that has turned the agency’s funding into a political football: immigration. Republicans will again push to tie money for DHS to legislation rolling back Obama’s immigration orders. […]

  • San Diego’s crime rate continues to plunge

    SAN DIEGO — A decade-long downward trend of crime in the city of San Diego continued last year, resulting in some of the lowest levels seen since the 1960s and 1970s, police Chief Shelley Zimmerman reported Wednesday. Overall crime plunged 13.5 percent in 2014, compared to the previous year, Zimmerman told the City Council’s Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee. Violent crimes dipped 1.7 percent. The number of murders, robberies, burglaries, thefts and auto thefts all fell by large amounts […]

  • Local water use increases as drought worsens

    SAN DIEGO — Water use among San Diego County residents has increased in each of the past three fiscal years in the face of a worsening drought, according to a report released Tuesday by the Equinox Center. The hike in usage roughly correlates to decreased rainfall the past few winters, data provided by the research and policy organization shows. “There’s some good news in this report, but overall it shows just about everyone needs to (do) a better job conserving […]

  • Local rabbit rescue struggling after burglary

    SAN DIEGO — A local rabbit rescue is struggling to survive after its storage supply was recently broken into. San Diego’s House Rabbit Society in Kearny Mesa offers a home for lost and abandoned rabbits. The small nonprofit lost about $1,000 worth of goods when someone cut off the locks of a storage container and stole most of their supplies, including most of the hay used to feed the rabbits. “They took everything from work gloves to dust masks for […]

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    Debate brews over HIV prevention pill

    SAN DIEGO — Every year 50,000 people are diagnosed with HIV in the United States, but a largely unknown blue pill could help cut down the number, according to health officials. Truvada, also known as PrEP, is considered a major breakthrough in HIV medicine. It isn’t a cure, but a drug that can work as a shield and prevent people from getting HIV. “The medication gets into the cells of the body and basically prevents HIV replication,” said Dr. Adam […]

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