George Mallet began his journalism career in print rather than television. His first job after graduating from the University of Delaware was as a news clerk for the Associated Press. The leading wire service, though, was located at 50 Rockefeller Center, directly across the street from NBC News and it wasn’t long before George took his Olympia typewriter across the street to NBC. There he became a desk assistant for NBC Nightly News and the Today Program.
During his time at NBC, George was able to put together a resume reel with the help of NBC correspondents Richard Valeriani and Connie Chung. He soon packed his bags and moved to Guam where he took a position at KUAM as a reporter.
After his brief stint in the Pacific, George did stints at WITN in Washington, NC, WTVD in Raleigh-Durham, NC and WTXF in Philadelphia.
George first joined WTMJ in 2007. He left in early 2011 to serve as the evening anchor at WPTZ in Burlington, VT and Plattsburgh, NY. He missed Milwaukee, though, and was eager to return when the position as 5 and 10pm anchor opened.
George has covered major stories throughout his career including reporting from behind the iron curtain in the Soviet Union and from the Vatican. He’s been nominated for Associated Press and Emmy Awards, winning two Emmys for spot news coverage during his decade reporting in Philadelphia. During his first stint at WTMJ,
George wrote a number of freelance articles for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel including a profile of the thoroughbred racehorse he bought off the track in 2009. That horse, Brahma Fear, is the grandson of the great Secretariat.
George has a four-year-old son named Colton, and a wolf dog, Charlie, he adopted from the Wisconsin Humane Society in 2008. When he isn’t reporting the news of the day, George enjoys riding horses on the trails of Ozaukee County, spending time with his son and riding his bike on the Oak Leaf Trail.