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WPEC To Move 7:00 p.m. Newscast, Replace it with ‘Entertainment Tonight’

WPEC, the CBS affiliate for West Palm Beach, is moving its 7:00 p.m. newscast to CW affiliate WTVX at 10:00 p.m. and running “Entertainment Tonight” in its place.

WPEC told TVSpy, current 7:00 p.m. anchors Stephanie Watson and Ben Becker will continue to anchor the 10:00 p.m. show which debuts in January 2014. The WPEC 7:00 p.m. show will be replaced by “ET” on September 10.

According to GossipExtra, anchors Becker and Watson discovered the change after seeing promos about the switch.

>UPDATE: WPEC general manager Michael Pumo told TVSpy, “The entire 7p anchor team was told by me, in my office about the move before it was announced to the station and the general public.  Promos for ET began in mid-July nearly a month afterwards.”

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West Palm Beach’s WPEC Shakes Up Anchor Lineup

There are changes in store at West Palm Beach CBS affiliate WPEC following the hire of John Discepolo.

Discepolo will be paired with Liz Quirantes for the evening newscasts. Suzanne Boyd and Eric Roby, the station’s current evening anchors, will move to mornings, according to Gossip Extra’s Jose Lambiet.

Boyd and Roby displace Emily Pantelides and Juan Carlos Fanjul on the morning newscast. Pantelides will move to the weekend morning anchor desk, and Fanjul will move to weekend evenings, Lambiet reports.

Weekend evening anchor Ben Becker will anchor the weekday 7 p.m. newscast solo.