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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George's Stories
'Hair Love' filmmakers honored by LA City Council for movie's positive impact
The Oscar winning fillmmakers of "Hair Love" received a special honor from the Los Angeles City Council for the movie's positive message and impact.
'Sonic the Hedgehog' lands best opening weekend ever for a video game movie
"Sonic the Hedgehog" proved to be as popular as ever as the fan favorite '90s character landed the best opening weekend ever for film based on a video game.
Jim Carrey revels in playing villain of 'Sonic the Hedgehog' movie
Actor Jim Carrey returns to the big screen and has a good time being bad in "Sonic the Hedgehog."
Kathy Bates cherishes 4th Oscar nomination for role in "Richard Jewell"
With her role in Clint Eastwood's "Richard Jewell," Kathy Bates has now been nominated for four Oscars over her 50-year career.
'Parasite' director enjoying spotlight after Oscar Best Picture nod, a rare honor for foreign film
The dark comedy from South Korea "Parasite" is only the 11th foreign film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.
Oscars 2020: Nominees Antonio Banderas, Pedro Almodovar say this year's class of international film noms is stronger than ever
Antonio Banderas' best actor nod is his first Oscars nomination. He and his longtime friend director Pedro Almodovar worked together on their film "Pain and Glory," which is up for Best International Film - and Banderas says he is very proud that the film is in Spanish.
Oscars 2020: Mayes C. Rubeo makes history as first Latina nominee for Best Costume Design
Mayes C. Rubeo is the first Latina ever nominated for a Best Costume Design Oscar for her work in 'Jojo Rabbit.'
Oscars 2020: 'Walk Run Cha-Cha' tells immigrant love story that unfolds in SoCal dance studio
Oscar-nominated short film "Walk Run Cha-Cha" takes place in the San Gabriel Valley by way of Vietnam.
Oscars 2020: Politics likely to be part of some honoree speeches
Although producers keep the show focused on entertainment, the Oscars are always likely to have some politics thrown in the mix during the honorees' speeches.
Composer Randy Newman shares secret behind what sets him apart from other Oscar nominees
Two-time Oscar winner Randy Newman is sharing his secret behind what sets him apart from other nominees at this year's Academy Awards.