George Pennacchio
George Pennacchio is the entertainment reporter for ABC7 Eyewitness News and also hosts the station's Oscar 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 one of only 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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George's Stories
Lily Gladstone balances heart, family, humor in 'Fancy Dance,' story of missing Indigenous woman
"Art as an extension of activism is a powerful thing." Lily Gladstone helps bring the story of missing indigenous women into the light in the new movie, "Fancy Dance."
Legendary actress, comedienne Carol Burnett cements her place in Hollywood history
There are legends, and then there are legends! Actress and comedienne Carol Burnett undoubtedly qualifies. She set her hand and footprints in cement outside the famed TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday.
There's no stopping June Squibb! Oscar nominee becomes leading lady, action star at 94 years old
Today's movie lesson: Don't mess with June Squibb! At 94-years-young, the beloved Hollywood star is playing the title role in the new action movie, "Thelma."
Original Temptations group member Otis Williams celebrates 60 years in music
Otis Williams is one of the earliest stars of Motown with his work with the Temptations. He's been a part of show business now for more than 60 years. And at 82, he's still performing! But recently his adopted hometown celebrated his legendary career.
Dick Van Dyke and wife Arlene honored by Malibu High School with theater in their name
Dick Van Dyke is one of our Hollywood treasures and a show biz institution. The longtime Malibu resident and his wife, Arlene, were honored with something pretty special.
Emmy-winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus takes dramatic turn with new mother-daughter film 'Tuesday'
Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus has 11 Emmy Awards, all for her work in TV comedies. Her latest role, however, is taking her in a very different - and very dramatic - direction.
Actors who lent voices to 'Inside Out 2' hit the purple carpet for film's Hollywood premiere
Amy Poehler, Maya Hawke and more actors who lent their voices to the emotions featured in "Inside Out 2" hit the purple carpet for the film's Hollywood premiere.
Ava Duvernay's movie 'Origin' comes to Hulu, explores racism, antisemitism, caste system
"Origin" is based on journalist Isabel Wilkerson's non-fiction book, "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents." It examines racism in America as an aspect of a caste system, based on perceived racial hierarchies, inclusion and exclusion.
Pat Sajak is planning his life after 'Wheel of Fortune,' and it's taking him back to the stage
Pat Sajak's final "Wheel of Fortune" episode airs Friday, June 7. So what's next after four decades of wheel watching? He's heading to the theater!
Legendary KROQ DJ Richard Blade receives star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
"We all owe a debt to Richard." Rock icon Billy Idol, Jimmy Kimmel and many loyal fans celebrated the career of KROQ DJ Richard Blade, who was honored with his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.