Jerry Penacoli became popular for his work as an entertainment reporter with the US-syndicated magazine show Extra for 20 years. Also, he is an American actor.

Picture of American actor & entertainment reporter, Jerry Penacoli
Caption: Picture of American actor & entertainment reporter, Jerry Penacoli (Photo: Getty Images)

Jerry Penacoli Education

In Scranton, Pennsylvania, Jerry Penacoli was born on July 9, 1956. In the care of his parents, he grew up in the Marlton section of Evesham Township, New Jersey. Information related to his parents, siblings, and early life hidden from the world. 

Jerry Penacoli clicking selfie with his mother
Caption: Jerry Penacoli clicking a selfie with his mother (Photo: Twitter)

He enrolled in grade school at St. Joan of Arc grade school located in Marlton. Then he joined Holy Cross High School located in Delran Township, New Jersey. Jerry attended the University of Bridgeport located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. From the University, she earned a bachelor's degree a Summa cum laude with majors in Journalism and Theater. 

What's Jerry Penacoli Net Worth?

Penacoli has been active in the entertainment industry for a long period of time. Out of his work, Jerry must collect a decent sum of worth. Therefore, Jerry Penacoli has an estimated net worth of $10 Million. Also, he earns a salary of around $185,000 per year mentioned by different sources.

Jerry Penacoli sitting in his studio along with guest
Caption: Jerry Penacoli sitting in his studio along with guest (Photo: WFLA)

Likewise, he became part of the film 'Woman on Top' which collected $10.2 Million at the box office against a production budget of $8 Million. Being an actor, he must earn decent cash. Also, Jerry earns a handsome sum of money by appearing as a guest on television shows and films. With his cash, Penacoli lives a comfortable and private life. 

Openly Gay; Jerry Penacoli Tied the Wedding Knot; His Partner

Jerry Penacoli has openly accepted being gay. Well, he has tied the wedding knot with Jackson Pschigoda. Call Jackson wife, husband, or partner of Penacoli. Jerry is happily married to Jackson. Their private but lavish wedding was held in presence of family, friends, and relatives. Jerry and Jackson got married on March 25, 2018. 

Jerry Penacoli with his partner Jackson and their daughter Olivia Grace
Caption: Jerry Penacoli with his partner Jackson and their daughter Olivia Grace (Photo: Facebook) 

Surely, they exchanged the wedding vows after being in a long serious relationship. Despite being having hurdles in their relationship, they kept on going relationship turned into marriage. Penacoli and Pschigoda became parents of a daughter born through surrogacy. The duo daughter Olivia Grace on October 16, 2019 who weighs around 16 lbs and 10 ounces. The gay married couple lives a happy married life.

Is Jerry Penacoli still Alive? His Health Issues

Jerry Penacoli is still alive but had many health issues over the years. In an interview on Extra, Jerry revealed that he was diagnosed with stage three melanoma. Then he has gone into surgery and protracted hospitalization in order to cure the disease. 

Picture of Jerry Penacoli
Caption: Picture of Jerry Penacoli (Photo: Twitter)

Also, he was diagnosed with early-stage thyroid cancer as well. After going through treatment, he became cancer-free. Later Penacoli shared the good news with viewers that he had been declared cancer-free. Jerry successfully underwent open-heart surgery in the year 2016. Despite having different health issues, he is still alive and living a healthy life. 

What is the Height of Jerry Penacoli?

Jerry Penacoli is a handsome person with a dashing personality.
  • Penacoli has a height of 6 feet or 1.83 m or 183 CM tall. 
  • Jerry's body weighs around 149 pounds or 68 Kg. 
  • Penacoli has black color hair with dark brown eyes color. 

Reporting Career

Jerry worked as a newscaster and talk show host in several markets before going national. Then he worked as the host of PM Magazine in the early 1980s. Jerry became an evening news anchor for the Philadelphia TV station KYW-TV till the mid-1980s. In the year 1990, he did double duty during his final two years at KYW as host of their local talk show People Are Talking.

Jerry Penacoli clicking selfie with Angelina Jolie
Caption: Jerry Penacoli clicking selfie with Angelina Jolie (Photo: Facebook)

In the year 1992, he relocated to Hollywood and then started working on the tabloid show Hard Copy from 1996 to 1999. Also, he became the first male host of Lifetime's "Attitudes" and work with Linda Dano. As an entertainment network host, Jerry has hosted live coverage of premieres and events on Paramount Television. In his career, he co-hosted Richard Simmons' Dream Maker with Richard Simmons and Kat Carney in the Fall of 1999. 

Acting Career

Jerry has played principal characters and guest-starring roles on numerous sitcoms and dramas when talking about his acting credits. Some of his movie credits such as Woman on Top with Penélope Cruz and Galaxy Quest with Tim Allen Sigourney Weaver and others.

Jerry Penacoli posing for a picture
Caption: Jerry Penacoli posing for a picture (Photo: Thecelebscloset)

Also, he was a special guest as the host of The Scoop in an episode of Williams Street's Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!.