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.

Follow George on social media:
Facebook.com/abc7george
Twitter.com/abc7george
Instagram.com/abc7george


Contact:
ABC7 Broadcast Center
Attn: George Pennacchio
500 Circle Seven Drive
Glendale, CA 91201
818-863-7777

George's Stories
'Secret Society of Second Born Royals' sees second-born family members discovering superpowers, using them to protect the crown
Younger royal siblings discover they have superpowers while attending summer school; being part of the 'Secret Society of Second Born Royals' means their jobs are to defend royal families from evil forces.
'Seniors: A Dogumentary' shines a light on senior dogs, encourages adoption
The new movie "Seniors: A Dogumentary" celebrates older dogs looking for the next place to call their fur-ever home.
'Tenet' star John David Washington says movie will mesmerize, confound, make you miss traveling
'Tenet' star John David Washington offers tips to help moviegoers maneuver their way through this complicated movie.
Master of make-up and creature effects gives tour of his studio
When it comes to make-up, don't think Max Factor for this story. Think creep factor instead! Actually, the work of Kevin Yagher goes beyond the scary.
Star of new movie 'Alone' doesn't let broken foot stop her from filming new movie
In the new thriller 'Alone', Jules Willcox' character battles both man and nature in this movie; nature one in one respect, because the actress broke her foot during filming!
EMMYS 2020: Reinvented show to send cameras to nominees' homes
The 2020 Emmys will be unlike any other show, sending more than 100 cameras to the homes of nominees across the world. Expect a few acceptance speeches in pajamas.
'Station 19' star Jason George pays tribute to first responders, talks shooting new season
"Station 19" actor Jason George pays tribute to first responders helping with the western wildfires, talks shooting the new season with COVID-19 protocols.
Emmys host Jimmy Kimmel: Show will be like a big, unpredictable Zoom meeting
Jimmy Kimmel says this year's Emmy Awards will be like no other, with cameras spread around the globe in the homes of socially distanced nominees.
Horror film 'Murder in the Woods' starring Danny Trejo features Latinx cast, aims to break stereotypes, promote diversity
The director of "Murder in the Woods" wanted to pay homage to classic slasher films and also choose a diverse cast. He was thrilled when L.A. legend Danny Trejo agreed to come on board!
'Dancing with the Stars' returns for Season 29 with 15 couples competing
"Dancing with the Stars" returned for its 29th season with a new host and judge and routines with the added challenge of distancing.