Jerry Penacoli - WFLA News Channel 8

Jerry Penacoli

Jerry Penacoli, known to viewers across the country for his work on EXTRA, has been named Co-Host of "Daytime".

Jerry is a multiple Emmy award-winner and has served as a correspondent for "Extra" for the past 13 seasons. Penacoli covers many of the show's high profile and exclusive interviews. A respected host, he has also been a host for E! Entertainment Television and received a daytime Emmy nomination for his excellence in reporting.

Brad Moses, President and General Manager of WFLA released this statement, " I am very pleased to announce the addition of Jerry Penacoli to "Daytime". Our long standing relationship with EXTRA and his frequent visits to guest host made him a staff and viewer favorite."

Maureen Famiano, Executive Producer of "Daytime" adds that she is thrilled that Jerry will bring his energy and enthusiasm to "Daytime". " From the big celebrity interviews to honest conversations with everyday people, Jerry connects with his warm and welcoming style. He'll be a great addition to the program!" '"He'll work side by side with current Host Cyndi Edwards."

Penacoli began his career at WJKS in Jacksonville, Florida, as a general assignment reporter and news anchor. He then moved to WTVJ in Miami, where he served as host and co-producer of "PM Magazine." Penacoli went on to KYW-TV in Philadelphia, where he was named main anchor of the prime newscasts and host of the live morning talk show, "People Are Talking." After nearly a decade in Philadelphia, Penacoli moved to New York to co-host the national talk show "Attitudes" with Linda Dano on Lifetime. While there, he says he "caught the acting bug" and began working on stage off-Broadway and did several soap stints including "One Life to Live."

Penacoli relocated to Los Angeles in 1992 and won roles on CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful," and "The Young and the Restless, and NBC's "Santa Barbara," and "Days of Our Lives," for which he is often recognized for his compelling portrayal of the character "Miles Malloy."

Penacoli has guest-starred on several major television shows, including ABC's "The Practice," the sitcoms "Cheers," "Ellen" and a guest-starring role in the 2007 season finale of "Stargate Atlantis." Additionally, he appeared opposite Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock, at the 2007 World Stunt Awards.

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