It’s that time of the year again, the Suncoast Emmy Awards are upon us. Recently the chapter announced nominees and as usual we tallied up the nominations. In total South Florida stations and media grabbed 156 nominations this year with WFOR, Telemundo 51, and WJAN leading the pack with 22, 23, and 24 nominations. In Palm Beach WPEC and WPBF have nomination vying for an Emmy statue as well.

The award ceremony will be held on December 13th at the Westin Beach Resort & Spa.

Miami Stations
WFOR – 22
WTVJ – 10
WSVN – 3
WPLG – 9
WSCV – 23
WLTV – 7
WJAN – 24
WSFL – 3
WBFS – 2
WLRN – 3
WPTB – 5
WSBS – 1
Becon – 1
WDFL Mira TV – 2
Sun Sentinel – 1
Miami Dolphins – 4
Miami Heat – 14
Sun Sports – 14
Royal Palm Films – 2
Common Machine Prod. – 1
Armenoid Productions – 1
Miami-Dade TV – 1
Sportman’s Adventures – 1
Television Marti – 2

Palm Beach Stations
WPTV – 14
WPEC – 2
WPBF – 1

You can see the complete list of nominees here [PDF]

WPEC CBS 12 News

It’s by no means a new thing among TV news stations but it is locally. WPEC CBS12 today is launching the area’s first 3pm weekday newscast. They call it CBS 12 News at 3 and it’s aimed at women, especially the stay-at-home mom crowd. Liz Quirantes will anchor the new show with Suzanne Boyd and Stephanie Wilson filing pre-taped stories daily.

3pm newscasts don’t seem to be very common among TV stations. A quick Google search showed KMGH in Denver and KSNV in Las Vegas airing news at 3pm. It’s no secret WPEC has fallen behind in the ratings after a resurgent WPBF took over second place, so CBS 12 is looking for other time slots where it can be competitive.

Here’s a promo they’ve been airing for the past couple weeks featuring anchors Suzanne Boyd, Liz Quirantes and Stephanie Watson.


WPEC CBS 12 reporter Josh Repp was doing a story on Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission’s python permitting program which trains applicants how to capture Burmese pythons in a bag. And what better way to illustrate to viewers how it’s done than to stick one of the slithery into a bag yourself, right? Well as you might imagine the python wasn’t about to go gracefully into the bag just because the TV camera was on.

WPEC CBS 12 News Facebook likes

Get the bubbly out! The competition who has the most likes on Facebook is heating up with Palm Beach CBS affiliate WPEC being the first station in its market to blow past 100,000 Facebook likes, and the second station in South Florida to do so after WPLG reached that feat recently

Having the most likes seems to be all the rage with TV stations lately, it’s like the TV rating wars on the air but for the CBS 12 sits at 111,000 likes as of this writing, well past the almost 95 likes news powerhouse WPTV has right now, and way ahead of WPBF News 25 which claim around 54,000 likes

Meanwhile, you have ten days left to like WFOR on Facebook for a chance to win a fancy car.

Suzanne Boyd WPEC CBS 12 News Anchor

The Blue Bell Easter bunny along with WPEC morning anchor Suzanne Boyd, and the morning crew from WIRK 103.1 FM visited the kids in the pediatric unit at Palms West Hospital yesterday to cheer them up and deliver loads of ice cream goodies for everyone.

The Florida chapter of Little Smiles, a volunteer driven non-profit with a mission to help kids in local hospitals and other like facilities, organized the visit.

You can support them by going to LittleSmiles.org