- WPTZTelevision Anchor, 2010 - presentI anchor the 5, 6 and 11pm broadcasts each day at WPTZ News Channel 5
George Mallet started his journalism career in print rather than on television. His first job after graduating from The University of Delaware was as a news clerk with The Associated Press in New York City. Although he has made his career on television since the early eighties, he continues to write pieces for such publications as The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Delaware Today Magazine.
George’s first on-air reporting job was for KUAM-TV in Agana Guam. He didn’t stay in that U.S territory long and soon returned to the mainland where he began reporting for WITN in Washington, North Carolina. After departing coastal Carolina, George spent ten years reporting for WTVD, the ABC-owned station in Raleigh-Durham. From Raleigh, he moved to Fox Philadelphia where he reported and anchored for ten years. Most recently, he has worked as an anchor and reporter for WTMJ in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The winner of multiple Emmy and AP awards for spot news coverage, George has had the opportunity to cover major stories throughout his career. While working for WTVD, he was sent to the Soviet Union to cover the Moscow Music Peace Festival featuring Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Ozzie Osbourne and a handful of heavy rock acts. He also covered the 1996 Olympic Park bombing, the crash of TWA 800 and every hurricane to hit the fragile coast of North Carolina between 1987 and 1997. During his time in Philadelphia, George was sent to Rome to cover the canonization of Saint Katherine Drexel and to Florida to cover the 1998 return of John Glenn to space. Between 2004 and 2007, George chronicled an unparalleled streak of great Philadelphia racehorses participating in the Triple Crown races including Smarty Jones, Afleet Alex, Barbaro and Hard Spun. Those assignments garnered George two Emmy nominations and sparked an obsession with horses that continues today.
When he isn’t working, George enjoys riding the young thoroughbred racehorse he rescued from the track. That horse, Brahma Fear, is the grandson of the great Secretariat and finished in the money in 17 races on tracks from Philadelphia to Virginia. An avid kayaker, George lives near Lake Champlain with his wife, son and Norwegian Elk Hound.
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