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
Film critic, historian Leonard Maltin reflects on life, career in new memoir
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Selma Blair opens up about living with MS in new documentary 'Introducing, Selma Blair'
"This is a film about the human spirit and what it means to be alive...what it means to triumph." The new documentary "Introducing, Selma Blair" offers a raw, honest and powerful look at the actress' multiple sclerosis battle.
'Ron's Gone Wrong' tells story of a boy and his best friend robot in our high-tech world
The new animated family film "Ron's Gone Wrong" tells a story about a unique friendship in a world powered by technology.
Brandy, Eve, Naturi Naughton, Nadine Velazquez shine in ABC's new music-filled series 'Queens'
Brandy, Eve, Naturi Naughton and Nadine Velazquez star in ABC's new music-filed series "Queens," which takes a look at what happens after the spotlight of celebrity fades and "real life" takes over- and is it worth trying to go back?
Marvel's 'Eternals' star Angelina Jolie says film's diverse representation is important
"I felt the representation that would be brought forward in this film was really important," Marvel's "Eternals" star Angelina Jolie said, adding that she wants the diverse cast of this film to be "understood globally."
Leslie Odom Jr. stars in time-traveling romance 'Needle in a Timestack' for director John Ridley
If you could go back in time and change your past... would you? The 'what if' concept is at the core of filmmaker John Ridley's new movie 'Needle in a Timestack' starring Leslie Odom Jr, Cynthia Erivo, Orlando Bloom and Freida Pinto.
Matt Damon, Ben Affleck reunite for medieval drama 'The Last Duel'
Oscar winners Matt Damon and Ben Affleck joined forces with another screenplay and turn a 14th century story out of France into a new movie. It's based on the book, "The Last Duel."
New movie 'Hard Luck Love Song' inspired by real lyrics of country music song
The new movie "Hard Luck Love Song" was created from a country song titled "Just Like Old Times" and stars Michael Dorman and Sophia Bush. It's about a talented but troubled singer songwriter who keeps making bad decisions.
The Rolling Stones in SoCal for No Filter Concert Tour at SoFi Stadium
The Rolling Stones are in Southern California! The legendary rock stars will take the stage for two concerts at SoFi Stadium. 🎸
'Shark Tank' is back for Season 13: Mark Cuban says you'll see his all-time favorite invention
"Shark Tank" is returning for Season 13, which will showcase veteran shark Mark Cuban's all-time favorite invention.