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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Glendale, CA 91201
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George's Stories
Henry Winkler to auction off personal items from his days as The Fonz
"Happy Days" star Henry Winkler is auctioning off his iconic leather jacket, motorcycle and other items from his time as The Fonz.
BTS superfans fly in from Japan to see K-pop hitmakers in concert at SoFi Stadium
"We are normal people," said Nami Yamamoto. "When we work, we are really serious. And then we it comes to BTS, we're just crazy and we're like teenagers."
ONE Archives presents an encore of the virtual reading of "The Normal Heart"
The historic presentation is the first time the Tony Award-winning play features a cast that is predominately multiracial and LGBTQ.
LA's beloved Ahmanson Theatre welcomes back audiences with 'A Christmas Carol'
Live theatre is returning to the Ahmanson Theatre this week for the first time in 628 days. But who's counting?
Sandra Bullock plays ex-con trying to start over in 'The Unforgivable'
Sandra Bullock is starring in the tough new drama, "The Unforgivable." She plays a woman who just got out of prison, dealing with her past as she tries to look to her future.
Filmmakers of Disney's 'Encanto' celebrate artists who created animated movie magic
Disney's newest animated film "Encanto" was the box office winner for the long Thanksgiving weekend, bringing in just over $40 million.
Jared Leto is unrecognizable in 'House of Gucci'
Jared Leto is once again changing up his look in the name of his art. In "House of Gucci," he is virtually unrecognizable in his role and that's something that makes him happy.
Joaquin Phoenix plays uncle to young boy in new drama 'C'mon C'mon'
Joaquin Phoenix is back on the big screen in the new drama "C'mon C'mon." He plays a radio journalist who finds himself caring for his young nephew when his sister needs some help.
'The Beatles: Get Back' was a labor of love for Peter Jackson, who spent 4 years editing docuseries
"The Beatles: Get Back" was a labor of love for director Peter Jackson, who spent four years editing the new three-part docuseries.
Neil Patrick Harris heads cast of holiday family film '8-Bit Christmas'
This Thanksgiving weekend, it's also Christmas! Well, at least in the movie world. "How I Met Your Mother" star Neil Patrick Harris heads the cast of the holiday film, "8-Bit Christmas."