Jerry Penacoli became popular for his work as a 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's Education

In Scranton, Pennsylvania, Jerry Penacoli was born on July 9, 1956. In 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 selfie with his mother (Photo: Twitter)


He enrolled at 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 bachelor's degree with 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 collected decent sum of worth. Therefore, Jerry Penacoli net worth estimated around $10 Million. Also, he earns salary 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 film 'Woman on Top' that collected $10.2 Million at box office against the production budget of $8 Million. Being actor, he must earned decent cash. Also, Jerry earns handsome sum of money by appearing guests on television shows and films. With his cash, Penacoli lives a comfortable and private life. 


Openly Gay; Jerry Penacoli Tied the Wedding Knot

Jerry Penacoli has openly accepted being a 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 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? Health Issues

Jerry Penacoli 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 in 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 good news with viewers that he had been declared cancer-free. Jerry has successfully underwent open heart surgery in the year 2016. Despite having different health issues, he is still alive and living healthy live. 


What is the Height of Jerry Penacoli?

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

Reporting Career of Jerry Penacoli

Jerry worked as a newscaster and talk show host in several markets before going national. Then he worked as host of PM Magazine in the early 1980s. Jerry became evening news anchor for the Philadelphia TV station KYW-TV till 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 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 a entertainment network host, Jerry has hosted live coverage of premieres and events on Paramount Television. In his career, he has co-hosted alongside Richard Simmons' Dream Maker with Richard Simmons and Kat Carney in Fall 1999. 


Acting Career of Jerry

Jerry has played as 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!.