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
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'The Good Doctor' cast prepares to check out of primetime TV after 7 seasons on ABC
"It's inspiring. It's uplifting...I'm going to cry." The cast members of ABC's "The Good Doctor" get emotional thinking about the show's ending after seven seasons on ABC.
Oscar winner George Clooney set to make Broadway debut in 'Good Night and Good Luck'
First, there was Denzel Washington then Robert Downey Jr. Now, George Clooney is planning to take the stage, something he hasn't done in his more than 40-year career as an actor.