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:
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Glendale, CA 91201
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George's Stories
Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin continues to be champion for deaf, blind community in 'Feeling Through'
"If you want the best story, then do it authentically." Oscar winning actress Marlee Matlin has become a champion for short film 'Feeling Through,' a movie highlighting the deaf and blind community. She believes it will have a lasting impact on the Hollywood community.
John Stamos scores fun new role as women's basketball coach in new Disney+ series 'Big Shot'
John Stamos gets some coaching tips from legendary Jerry West for new role in basketball themed series 'Big Shot' on Disney+.
Here's how 'Mank' production designer Don Burt brought historic 1930s LA to life
"It was daunting." This year's most Oscar-nominated movie is "Mank." It's up for 10 awards, including Best Picture and best production design. Don Burt is nominated in that category for bringing a 1930s vibe to life, all in black and white.
'Rebel' star John Corbett leaves Mr. Nice Guy role behind for dark, mysterious character
"It's really cool to spice it up with a not-so-great guy this time." John Corbett is leaving his Mr. Nice Guy persona behind to mix things up on the new ABC drama, "Rebel."
Folk music great Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary fame wraps up his music past as a present to the future with donations to nonprofit groups
With new compilation album 'Just Causes,' Noel Paul Stookey is not just giving his heart, he's also giving the net proceeds of his songs to groups addressing issues prevalent today: including hunger, addiction, social justice and the environment.
'Winter Soldier' Sebastian Stan heats up sensual drama, 'Monday'
Sebastian Stan is currently a hit on Disney+ as one of the stars of "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier." He spent some time away from the Marvel Universe and made a sexy new drama, "Monday."
Lily-Rose Depp, Tye Sheridan lived in world of make-believe isolation on new sci-fi film 'Voyagers' prior to real-life COVID lockdown
'I think the film is really timely given the past year that we've had.' Tye Sheridan, Lily-Rose Depp star in 'Voyagers', playing teens bred to live in confinement in deep space. The isolation of their characters gave them a head start into what life in the COVID world would be like.
Mort Crim reflects on his career in memoir 'Anchored'
He was a traveling minister at 16 and ordained at 17, but longtime newsman Mort Crim eventually found his calling not on the pulpit, but as a part of the press.
Katey Sagal, Andy Garcia star in new ABC drama 'Rebel'
Katey Sagal taps into her "Rebel" side, playing a legal advocate who fights to help those who need it. Andy Garcia co-stars as her good friend, a lawyer, who she recruits to help her cause.
Virtual reading of "The Normal Heart" features an all-star cast
The historic presentation will be the first time the Tony Award-winning play features a cast that is predominately multiracial and LGBTQ.