We’re Growing! ABC’s George Pennacchio and Variety’s Malina Saval Join LAPC Board

We’re happy to announce our Board of Directors has grown! George Pennacchio is the entertainment reporter for ABC7 Eyewitness News and also hosts the stations Oscars specials. 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. Read his bio here.…

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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…

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Malina Saval

Malina Saval is a features editor at Variety covering the film, TV and music beats. Her piece on the representation of autism in television garnered a 2018 Los Angeles Press Club Award for best magazine commentary, and most recently, her feature-length profile on the actor Nick Nolte earned a second place National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award. She’s also the author of “The Secret Lives of Boys: Inside the Raw Emotional World of Male Teens,” a non-fiction account of male adolescence published by Basic Books in 2010. Additionally, she’s traveled to…

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Legendary Sports Anchor Jim Hill to Receive the LA Press Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Jim Hill, sports anchor for CBS 2/KCAL,  has been named the Los Angeles Press Club’s 2018 Joseph M. Quinn Awardee  for Lifetime Achievement. “From his earliest days with the Packers and the Chargers to his long career at CBS 2, nobody knows sports like Jim Hill,” said club president Chris Palmeri. “His class, charitable work and devotion to this city make him the perfect honoree for our lifetime achievement award.” The Quinn Award will be presented to Hill at the 61st SoCal Journalism Awards Gala on Sunday, June 30th at the Biltmore Millennium Hotel, downtown LA. …

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Jim Hill

One of the nation’s most respected sports anchors, Jim Hill has been a fixture on CBS 2 in Los Angeles for more than 30 years. He appears on the station’s weekday 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts and hosts the weekend editions of “Sports Central” – Southern California’s most comprehensive sports newscast. Hill, who played defensive back in the National Football League, draws upon his experience as a player, his talents as a broadcaster and relationships with top athletes and coaches to deliver his award-winning sports reports. In May 2006, Hill…

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