Peggy Lee joined the Newswatch 16 Team in October, 2008. While she is thrilled to be living and working in Northeast PA, she is certainly no stranger to the area. With family in the Lock Haven area and the Poconos, Peggy has spent much time playing in the mountains (and skiing down them!).

Peggy Lee comes to WNEP after spending two years at WJZ-TV, the CBS affiliate in Baltimore, MD; before then Peggy worked in the country’s southeast region, reporting on the crime beat in Savannah, GA at WJCL-TV.

Peggy began her news career working on the assignment desk at WCAU-TV in Philadelphia and to this day continues to long for their cheese steaks.

A New Jersey native, Peggy received a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Rutgers University in New Brunswick.

On her days off you can find Peggy at the library or out walking her trusty but wacky dog, Nanook, who she rescued from a shelter in Georgia.

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    Some Stores Open On Thanksgivings, Others Opt To Stay Closed

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Some folks in Lackawanna County spent their post dinner time relaxing on the couch, but for bargain hunters it was time to shop as many stores kick off Black Friday on Thanksgiving. But some stores are staying closed this year, keeping this holiday an actual holiday. The first customers coming through the doors at Toy’s R U were greeted with applause from the eager staff, ready to welcome them into the controlled chaos. “I came here for […]

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    Dressing For Success In Life – Part 3: Graduation Day

    In a Newswatch 16 Special Report, we showed you a new program in Luzerne County that’s attempting to get women back into the workforce by finding them not the jobs they need, but the careers they want. We followed one of those women as she went through the course. For most people, graduation day is a major milestone marked with pride, but for the women gathered in a classroom in Luzerne County, this graduation is also a reboot of their lives. […]

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    Busy Day for Travelers, Businesses on Thanksgiving Eve

    MONROE COUNTY — It was a busy day on this Thanksgiving eve as folks were preparing to celebrate turkey day tomorrow! Many folks found themselves traveling toward their holiday destination or out running last minute errands. “Are you ready guys? Let’s go!” At the travel plaza off Interstate 380 in Gouldsboro, it was obvious the travelers here were eager to get to their Thanksgiving destinations. “We live here in Tobyhanna, A Pocono Country Place, and we’re on our way to […]

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    Hundreds Served Hot Food, Hospitality at Friends of the Poor Holiday Dinner

    SCRANTON — Hundreds of people turned out Tuesday night in Scranton for annual dinner that’s meant to fill both hearts and stomachs. The annual Friends of the Poor Holiday dinner was held at the Scranton Cultural Center but this year, it went on without its founder who died last month. But the spirit of Sister Adrian Barrett was alive in those who came for the free meal. As folks filed in from the cold, it wasn’t only the aromas of […]

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    Shots Fired in Viewmont Mall Parking Lot

    SCRANTON — Police are investigating gunshots fired outside a shopping mall in Lackawanna County. Scranton police officers were called to the Viewmont Mall just before 7 p.m. Monday. Detectives say witnesses told them two vehicles, a minivan and a blue sports car, were chasing each other through the parking lot. Then shots were fired from the blue sports car at the minivan. Scranton police were seen putting markers down by spent shell casings and investigators tell us a total of […]

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    Some Bradford County Businesses Already In Christmas Mode

    SUGAR RUN — For some businesses in Bradford County, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Thanksgiving is still a week away, but people are already out buying up some Christmas cheer, including Christmas trees. For tree farm owner Richard Yadlosky, the buzz of his chainsaw is the sound of the holiday season. He typically opens the Sugar Bend Tree Farm near Wyalusing for business the day after Thanksgiving, but this year, he’s already got an order a week […]


    Turning Grief Into Something Good

    Some people in Williamsport who have lost loved ones to drugs or gun violence, are now stepping up to rid the city of its crime. It`s a grassroots effort involving the community and organizers held their first meeting Thursday night. “He died in his sleep at the age of 33 from a drug overdose.” Speaking powerfully but painfully, these women told the more than two dozen people gathered at Williamsport City Hall how drugs or gun violence took the lives […]

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    Dressing for Success in Life – Part 2: Resume Writing

    WILKES-BARRE — An organization in our area helps women, including wives and moms, reenter the workforce. Dress for Success Luzerne County tries to match women not just with jobs, but with sustaining careers. Last week, we introduced you to one of the women taking part in the program. At Luzerne County Community College’s Wilkes-Barre Center, the lesson of the day was resume writing. It may sound simple, but many of the women in the class haven’t updated their resume for […]

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    Roofer Shocked While Working on House

    JERSEY SHORE — It was a frightening afternoon for a roofing crew when one of the workers came into contact with a power line. That man was rushed to the hospital after being rescued from the rooftop. “We’re still actually shaken up about it.” Photos taken by Newswatcher Paul Garrett show fire crews trying to rescue the roofer after he came into contact with a power line that PPL says had 12,000 volts of electricity running through it Sisters Danielle and […]

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    ‘Mastermind’s’ Murder Conviction Upheld

    SCRANTON — A state court upheld the murder conviction against the man who masterminded the killing of his friend. Neil Pal appealed that conviction, claiming media attention of his case swayed the jury’s decision. Since June 2014, Neil Pal has been serving a mandatory life sentence after being found guilty on first degree murder charges. Now he will continue to live behind bars as a state court upheld that conviction. Seen as the mastermind for the murder of Frankie Bonacci, […]

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    Syrian Native Talks About Refugee Backlash After Paris Attacks

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — One of the effects of last week’s terror attacks in Paris has been the backlash against Syrian refugees. Monday, governors in at least 15 states said they will not accept Syrian refugees. However, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf said he will still allow them in the Commonwealth. “Life is hell on earth for them.” Dr. Raymond Khoudary may be at his office in Plains Township, but his heart is thousands of miles away in his home country of […]

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    House Fire in Freeland Forces People Out

    FREELAND — Fire crews were called to fight a house fire in Luzerne County that forced the people living there out into the chilly night. Flames broke out around 7 p.m. Friday and the fire chief said it was a tough one to fight. Crews from numerous departments battled the blaze that broke out inside a two-and-a-half-story house containing three apartments in Freeland. Firefighters raced to the building on Walnut Stree, hearing reports of people trapped inside. “We had a […]


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