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Radical Changes in Store For Channel 12


Radical Changes in Store For Channel 12

Suzanne Boyd

Suzanne Boyd: Early, early bird as of October 1 (via Facebook)

A week after WPEC-Channel 12 hired a new prime-time anchor, more changes are coming to the West Palm Beach/Treasure Coast CBS affiliate.

Evening anchors Suzanne Boyd and Eric Roby are about to start hearing 3 a.m. wake-up call as their shift is being moved to early mornings.

Roby caught the noon newscast solo, and former sportscaster Ben Becker gets the 7 p.m., also solo.

Newbie John Discepolo and current station star Liz Quirantes will be on-the-air from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and again at 11 p.m.

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Current wake-uppers Emily Pantelides and Juan Carlos Fanjul are clearly the victims of the switcheroos. Pantelides will anchor weekend mornings and Fanjul weekend nights — both TVland’s Siberia!

Starting Oct. 1 Boyd and Roby, arguably the station’s anchor team with the best chemistry, are set to get in front of the cameras at 4:30 a.m. weekdays.

“I’m really happy about my situation,” Boyd said, after declining to comment on any other change. “My children are 3 and 7 and, on the old shift, I couldn’t pick them up from school or take them to dinner.

“Now I’ll be able to.”

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