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September 18, 2020

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Elita Fielder Adjei
Director, Communications & Publicity
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‘On the Red Carpet at the Emmys’ Sets the Stage for an All-Star Virtual Night Affair

Pre-show Airs Sunday, Sept. 20, Across ABC Owned Television Stations, and Streams at at 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT

“On The Red Carpet at the Emmys®,” the pre-show for the “72nd Emmy® Awards” airs across ABC Owned Television Stations and will give viewers virtual access to the night’s shows, nominees, presenters, fashion trends and unique first-ever behind-the-scenes look at some of the Emmy-nominated series on Sunday, Sept. 20. The red carpet celebration will be hosted by ABC7 Los Angeles entertainment reporter, George Pennacchio, who will appear on a virtual red carpet located at the KABC broadcast center’s studio in Glendale, California.

Pennacchio will be joined by “On The Red Carpet” reporter Karl Schmid and fashion expert, supermodel Roshumba Williams. Contributing entertainment reporters will appear from their respective studios are WABC-TV New York’s Sandy Kenyon, WLS-TV Chicago’s Janet Davies and WPVI-TV Philadelphia’s Alicia Vitarelli.

The pre-show will feature interviews with Emmy host Jimmy Kimmel, and Emmy nominees Barbara Corcoran (ABC’s “Shark Tank”) and Billy Porter (FX’s “Pose”), while taking a closer look at some of this year’s Emmy-nominated shows and actors. “OTRC” will also take viewers on a virtual behind-the-scenes journey, from a look at the diversity of the Emmy nominees who work behind the scenes to visiting a $4.75 million penthouse used as a location in three different Emmy-nominated series: “Homeland,” “The Morning Show” and “Westworld.”

Supermodel Roshumba Williams examines how the pandemic has transformed the traditional red carpet fashion to a virtual red carpet fashion show, before naming her top seven all-time favorite Emmy red carpet fashion looks.

Other red carpet special features will include entertainment reporter Sandy Kenyon from New York City discussing the Hulu nominees as well as his predictions. Janet Davies in Chicago will take a look into “The Mandalorian,” one of the nominees for Outstanding Drama Series; and Alicia Vitarelli in Philadelphia will bring viewers an intimate look at actress and nominee Cate Blanchett (FX on Hulu’s “Mrs. America”).

“On The Red Carpet at the Emmys” multiplatform coverage as is follows:

WABC5:30-6:00 p.m. EDT
KABC4:00-5:00 p.m. PDT
WLS4:00-5:00 p.m. CDT
WPVI5:00-5:30 p.m. EDT
KTRK4:00-5:00 p.m. CDT
KGO4:00-5:00 p.m. PDT
WTVD2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT
KFSN4:00-5:00 p.m. PDT

Viewers can stream the pre-show live at at 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT.

About KABC Los Angeles
ABC7 Los Angeles is Southern California’s No. 1 local news and information source. ABC7 is a leader in digital and social audience engagements and was the first station in the Los Angeles market to regularly broadcast news in high definition and also the first local television station in the United States to surpass 3 million Facebook followers. The station’s offices and studio are located in Glendale, California.


Media Contact:
Elita Fielder Adjei
(424) 247-3517