WPEC CBS12'S Florida Gubernatorial Debate, Rescheduled for October 24, Secures Statewide Distribution


West Palm Beach, FL – October 10, 2022
WPEC CBS12, Sinclair Broadcast Group’s West Palm Beach television station,
WPEC CBS12, today
announced the rescheduled date for its
upcoming Gubernatorial debate, now taking place on October 24.

In the wake of
Hurricane Ian, WPEC CBS12 postponed
the Gubernatorial Debate. Originally scheduled for October 12,
the debate will now take place on
October 24 at 7 p.m. ET

Additionally, WPEC CBS 12 has secured statewide
distribution of the debate through
agreements with broadcasters across the state of Florida, to ensure
the debate between Governor Ron DeSantis and challenger Charlie Crist is available
to voters statewide.

The debate will air
on the following stations:

Sinclair Broadcast

Pensacola – Ft.
Walton Beach:
WEAR-TV (Channel 3)

Tallahassee: WTWC-TV (Channel 40)

Gainesville: WGFL-TV (Channel 28)

West Palm Beach –
Ft. Pierce:
WPEC-TV (Channel 12)

Nexstar Media

Panama City: WMBB-TV (Channel 13)

Tampa Bay – St.
WFLA-TV (Channel 8)

Cox Media Group:

Jacksonville: WJAX-TV (Channel 19) / WFOX-TV
(Channel 14)

Orlando – Daytona
Beach – Melbourne:
WFTV-TV (Channel 9)

CBS News and

Miami – Ft.
WFOR-TV (Channel 4)


Ft. Myers –
WBBH-TV (Channel 20)

“WPEC-TV and
Sinclair Broadcast Group would like to thank Nexstar Media Group, Cox Media
Group, Waterman Broadcasting and CBS News and Stations
for carrying our
debate. Through their distribution, this
important debate will now be available across the state of
Florida, giving viewers access to the only televised debate between
the candidates,” said Scott Livingston, Senior Vice President of News at

The debate will be
held at the Sunrise Theater in Fort Pierce, FL at 7 p.m., ET.
WPEC’s Emmy-award winning anchor, Liz Quirantes, will moderate,
asking the candidates about the most important issues in the state of Florida.

information about the debate can be found at

where Florida
residents will also have the opportunity to submit questions for the candidates
that may be used during the debate.

Application for members of the media seeking press credentials:

About WPEC:

WPEC-TV is the CBS affiliate serving the West Palm Beach, FL
market (DMA 39) covering five (5) South Florida regional counties including
Palm Beach, Martin, Saint Lucie, Okeechobee, and Indian River. More than 2
million residents call Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast home. WPEC-TV shares
the West Palm Beach campus with other diversified Sinclair broadcast operations
to include WTVX-TV (a CW affiliate), WTCN-CD (MyTV 15), WWHB-CD (Azteca 48),
and the Sinclair Growth Networks Group (COMET, CHARGE!, and TBD).
WPEC-TV’s brand is built on CBS affiliate programming and CBS 12 News, the
highly investigative local news content. CBS 12 News produces seven (7) hours
of original news content per weekday with extensive online ( and
social media presence.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is a
diversified media company and a leading provider of
local news and sports. The Company owns, operates and/or
provides services to 185 television stations in 86 markets; owns multiple
national networks including Tennis Channel and Stadium; has TV stations
affiliated with all the major broadcast networks
and owns and/or operates 21 regional sports network brands.
Sinclair’s content is delivered via multiple platforms, including over-the-air,
multi-channel video program distributors, and digital and streaming platforms
NewsON and STIRR. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of
Company information which can be accessed at

Media Contact:

Jessica Bellucci

[email protected]