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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.


Recent Articles
  • Folks Fear Fire Will Close Factory For Good

    DURYEA — Investigators estimate a massive blaze at a factory in Luzerne County left roughly $50 million in damages. That fire broke out Tuesday at the Schott Glass plant in Duryea and burned through most of the evening. Smoke could be seen billowing for miles from the Schott Glass factory here in Duryea after a fire broke out around 5 p.m. Tuesday. Despite efforts from nearly 40 fire companies from Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties, the blaze burned for hours into […]

  • Messy Weather Making Travel Treacherous

    MOUNT COBB — The mixed bag of snow, sleet, and freezing rain certainly made for some tricky travels for anyone on area roads Tuesday evening. “Usually it takes me in weather like this almost two hours to get home and I left work about 4:30.” This latest blast of wintery weather turned roads into an icy, dicey mess. Eddie Barto was making his daily commute from work in Olyphant to his home in Lake Wallenpaupack. “Horrible, every road looks like […]

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    Western Wayne School Board: Reviewing Officer Who Accidentally Fired Gun

    SOUTH CANAAN TOWNSHIP — The Western Wayne School Board met Monday night for the first time since a school police officer accidentally fired his gun inside the high school. Despite that fact, there was very little public outcry at the meeting. “This was a very dangerous situation that could have been deadly.” Only three members of the public chose to take the Western Wayne School Board to task that a school police officer accidentally fired his gun inside the high […]

  • 70th Birthday Bash For Former Scranton Mayor McNulty

    SCRANTON — It was a big bash in Scranton as the community came out to celebrate a long-time city icon. Former Scranton Mayor Jim McNulty turned 70 Friday and the party lasted for hours at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel. “I`ve been about boosting the city.” Even in the midst of his 70th birthday celebration, McNulty couldn’t help but talk about the city he devoted his life to. The former mayor of Scranton was feted by friends, family, and those […]

  • To Privatize Or Not To Privatize?

    Lawmakers in Harrisburg took a step in privatizing Pennsylvania’s state-run liquor and wine stores. Thursday the State House voted 114 to 87 to get the state out of the business of selling booze. This is the second time in two years the legislature has debated this on-going issue. To privatize or not to privatize? The big question is back in the state capitol in Harrisburg as lawmakers once again look to get Pennsylvania out of the business of selling booze. […]

  • Strong Show Of Opposition For Proposed Landfill Expansion

    DUNMORE — The Keystone Sanitary Landfill’s controversial proposed expansion has caught the concern of many people in Lackawanna County and a public meeting at Dunmore High School Wednesday night had the auditorium packed to capacity with most there to voice opposition. Representatives of Keystone Sanitary Landfill and officials with DEP, as well as the landfill’s owner Louis DeNaples, were at Dunmore High School to answer questions from concerned residents. “I’m all for business. I’m all for interstate commerce, but I […]

  • Splashing Winter Away At The Water Park

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — Folks fed up with winter say they aren’t waiting for summer to come to them; they are finding summer fun all on their own in the Poconos. The indoor water park at Great Wolf Lodge is booming with business. “The water’s warm. Slides are fun. It’s fun. It’s a good time,” said John Friedman from New Jersey. With this winter’s temperatures blowing at full frost, the humid, balmy 84-degree air inside the water park is enough to […]

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    Two Sunbury Police Officers Suspended Without Pay

    SUNBURY — It’s another black eye for the city of Sunbury’s police department. Two officers have been suspended without pay for improper behavior while on duty. Two police officers in Sunbury are suspended without pay after their department held an internal investigation into two separate complaints. Mayor David Persing announced that investigation`s findings at a council meeting Monday night. “Everything`s up front and that`s why I`m here tonight to put an end to this,” the mayor told the packed room […]

  • Moviegoers Flock To Catch Oscar Hopefuls On Big Screen

    MOOSIC — This Sunday night will be the biggest night of the year for Hollywood. The 87th Annual Academy Awards will air on WNEP-TV. Many folks spent Friday night at the movies, trying to catch some of the nominees on the big screen. Cinemark in Moosic was a packed house as moviegoers braved the bitter cold, hoping to brush up on some Oscar knowledge just days before the 87th Annual Academy Awards. Many were here to see the box-office mega-hit […]

  • Report: NY Towns Would Consider Seceding To PA

    There’s a report out of the southern tier of New York that some people there want to secede from the Empire State and become part of Pennsylvania. The researching is being conducted by a group called the Upstate New York Towns Association, which found 15 towns that would consider being a part of the Keystone State. One key reason: the Marcellus Shale Industry. You know the saying the grass isn’t always greener on the other side? Well, to some people […]

  • Parking Authority Looking Into Selling, Leasing City Garages

    SCRANTON — The city of Scranton is moving forward with trying to monetize some of its assets. Wednesday night the Scranton Parking Authority said it wants to try and lease or sell its debt-ridden parking garages. While it`s no secret that the city-owned parking garages are a continuing financial burden on Scranton, they are still considered to be a city asset. That`s why Scranton`s debt laden Parking Authority took another step in trying to monetize those garages through a sale […]

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    Woman Charged with Stealing Thousands of Dollars from Grandmother

    POTTSVILLE — A woman in Schuylkill County is accused of stealing more than $11,000 in social security benefits from her 99-year-old grandmother, who is diagnosed with dementia. The state Attorney General’s office believes Kelly McAlonis, 41, of Pottsville personally drove her grandmother from the nursing home to her bank to make $1,000 withdrawals from November 2013 to June 2014. Investigators say that grandmother has dementia and lives at a nursing home. For many in Pottsville, this crime hits a personal […]

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