George Pennacchio
George Pennacchio is the entertainment reporter for ABC7 Eyewitness News and also hosts the stations Oscars specials. He joined ABC7 in 1996.

During his broadcasting career, George has won three Emmy Awards for his work. He has also been honored with The Press Award by The Publicists Guild of America for his coverage of the entertainment industry. He's only one of four journalists who have received The Critics' Critic Award from The Broadcast Film Critics Association, North America's largest critics group.

While on assignment in South Africa in 2007 to cover the opening of "The Lion King" on stage in its homeland, George did a series of reports involving entertainment, health and social programs that empower the women of South Africa with connections here in Southern California.

George serves on the board of the charity group, The Thalians, which raises money for the maintenance of the Thalians Mental Health Center at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center. He and his wife, Erin, also support various greyhound charities devoted to saving the dogs once their racing days are over.

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Contact:
ABC7 Broadcast Center
Attn: George Pennacchio
500 Circle Seven Drive
Glendale, CA 91201
818-863-7777

George's Stories
'Dancing with the Stars' pro Louis van Amstel thankful for fatherhood with his two adoptive sons
On this Thanksgiving, "Dancing with the Stars" pro Louis van Amstel is giving thanks for his two adopted sons.
After close vote, 'Dancing with the Stars' awards Season 31 mirrorball trophy
Season 31 of "Dancing with the Stars" ended with the closest race ever as the judges gave perfect scores to two couples, leaving the final decision to viewer votes.
Mulligan, Kazan honor bravery of survivors, witnesses in Hollywood fact based drama 'She Said'
Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan star in "She Said," a newsroom drama about the two New York Times journalists who helped expose movie executive Harvey Weinstein's decades of misconduct.
Wayne Brady juggles AMA hosting job with preps for 'Dancing with the Stars' finale
Wayne Brady will take the stage to host, perform and add his own comedic touches to the evening at the "American Music Awards." Plus, he's gearing up for the big finale of "Dancing with the Stars."
'Alaska Daily' star Grace Dove proud to bring topic of missing indigenous women to TV
Grace Dove on the ABC drama "Alaska Daily" plays an investigative journalist who examines the real-life crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women.
Real world meets fairy tale world again for music-filled sequel 'Disenchanted'
In "Disenchanted," Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey move from Manhattan to a quiet suburban community, but they soon find it isn't at all what they expected.
Ancestry, diversity, inclusion, environment: Topical themes blend in colorful new 'Strange World'
"Strange World" introduces us to several generations of the Clade family. They all view their world just a little differently, but come together when a mystery emerges regarding their colorful community.
Tenoch Huerta talks introducing Namor to the MCU in 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever'
In "Blank Panther: Wakanda Forever," Tenoch Huerta plays a king regarded as a living God by his people. But his wants are not what Wakanda wants, and things may turn dangerous.
Lupita Nyong'o returns to Wakanda for emotional 'Black Panther' sequel
Lupita Nyong'o returns to the "Black Panther" franchise and says she feels movie fans will want to go on a new ride to Wakanda.
CMA Awards 2022: Luke Combs, Cody Johnson, Lainey Wilson big winners
Luke Combs was named Entertainer of the Year, for the second year in a row, while Alan Jackson was honored with the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at the 56th annual CMA Awards.