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
'Dancing with the Stars' winners crowned for Season 32 - See who took home the big prize
"Dancing with the Stars" Season 32 ended Tuesday evening with five couples competing for a chance at winning the coveted "Len Goodman Mirrorball Trophy." See who took home the big prize!
Movie 'The Last Repair Shop' shows how damaged musical instruments come back to life for LAUSD kids
The new documentary "The Last Repair Shop" takes us inside is a place where broken or damaged musical instruments are brought back to life by skilled technicians, who know how important their service is to LAUSD students.
Eddie Murphy, Tracee Ellis Ross offer sweet surprises in new holiday film 'Candy Cane Lane'
El Segundo's famous "Candy Cane Lane" inspired a new holiday movie. Eddie Murphy and Tracee Ellis Ross head the cast of this Christmas comedy.
A 'Dancing with the Stars' first! See who made it through to the finale
In case you missed it, there was a "Dancing with the Stars" first and a major semifinal shocker!
Director John Woo brings action, suspense, and virtually no dialogue to new thriller 'Silent Night'
The new movie "Silent Night" isn't necessarily a "silent movie," but almost! It has virtually no dialogue, but with filmmaker John Woo behind the camera, you know it has plenty of action!
Young actor Dominic Sessa went from high school senior to leading man in first movie 'The Holdovers'
Imagine this: You're a high school student one day, and a movie star the next! That's what happened to young actor Dominic Sessa with the new movie, "The Holdovers."
Oscar winner Emerald Fennell looks at the life of a once promising young man in 'Saltburn'
Oscar winner Emerald Fennell brings her second film to the big screen. For this story, the writer-director invites us to the English manor "Saltburn." We see that behind the gates of this sprawling estate, everyone has problems, many of them R-rated.
'The Holdovers' reunites Paul Giamatti, Alexander Payne in bittersweet holiday story
Paul Giamatti heads the cast of the new movie, "The Holdovers." The film is starting to get that "buzz" as we head into Hollywood's awards season. Giamatti plays an unpopular history teacher at a New England boarding school who learns a thing or two during the holidays.
Bradley Cooper directs, produces, stars in 'Maestro,' a new biopic about conductor Leonard Bernstein
Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan are the stars of the new biopic, "Maestro." Bradley plays the title role, the great American conductor Leonard Bernstein. He is also the director, co-writer and one of the producers of a movie already receiving plenty of well-deserved critical acclaim.
Gabriel Iglesias llega a la serie "The Santa Clauses", junto a Tim Allen y Eric Stonestreet
El comediante Gabriel Iglesias se ha unido a esta nueva aventura llena de diversión, junto a los actores Eric Stonestreet y Tim Allen.