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Mike McCormick Named WPEC News Director

wpec_304Mike McCormick has been named news director for West Palm Beach CBS affiliate WPEC.

WPEC GM Michael Pumo told TVSpy, “I look forward to his expertise, energy and dedication in making CBS12 news, the One to Turn To for content on all available screens.”

McCormick last worked at WTEV-WAWS in Jacksonville, FL where he had been news director for five years. He has also worked as news director at WPMI-WJTC in Mobile, AL, WKYC in Cleveland and WTLV-WJXX in Jacksonville.

He replaces Cathy Younkin who left the station in early January.

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News Director Cathy Younkin Out at WPEC

wpec_304Cathy Younkin, news director for West Palm Beach, FL, CBS affiliate WPEC, is no longer with the station.

WPEC GM Michael Pumo confirmed Younkin’s departure with TVSpy, but would not comment further.

Gossip Extra first reported the news, saying she was “abruptly fired.”

Younkin came to WPEC in 2009 from WWMT in Grand Rapids, MI.

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.”

Emily Pantelides To Leave WPEC

A little more than a month after being moved to the WPEC weekend morning anchor desk from weekday mornings, Emily Pantelides has announced she will be leaving the station.

Gossip Extra first reported the news, getting ‘no comments’ from both Pantelides and station management,

“I’m contractually obligated not to comment,” the pint-sized personality (Pantelides) said when asked about her imminent departure.

News director Cathy Younkin emailed a comment this am: “Nothing is confirmed. So there’s no comment.” Read more