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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
  • Williamsport Man Charged With Killing Girlfriend, Stashing Body In Closet For Weeks

    WILLIAMSPORT — A man is locked up in Lycoming County on homicide charges, accused of killing his girlfriend then hiding her body in a closet in his apartment for weeks. Williamsport police arrested and charged Hasan Gooden-Reid, 34, Tuesday evening. “I don’t got nothing to say, can you just take camera off me right now? Gracias,” said Gooden-Reid. Gooden-Reid was led out of the Williamsport police station and taken away to be arraigned on criminal homicide, abuse of corpse, and […]

  • County Residents “Thrilled” Local Man Bought Mall at Steamtown

    SCRANTON — The long awaited reveal of who now owns the Mall at Steamtown is now over. We learned Monday evening the man who bought it is a businessman from Lackawanna County. John Basalyga, from Roaring Brook Township, was able to snag the downtown Scranton property at an auction on June 24 for $5.512 million. “I’m thrilled with it because that needs help, desperately and it will be nice to have somebody local put some real work into it, we […]

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    Moviegoers in Lackawanna County React to Theater Shooting in Louisiana

    MOOSIC — For moviegoers at Cinemark in Moosic, whether they were here to see “Trainwreck” or any other feature film, most were aware of the tragedy that took place in Louisiana. “I have friends there and they’re just sad, that something like that could happen,” said Lela Emmett from Plymouth. “Nobody has any respect for anybody’s lives or property anymore. It’s a shame. It’s all going down the tubes,” said Terry Kresge from Florida. On Thursday night, during a showing […]

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    Hundreds Attend “Run Around Scranton” To Honor PTLM Wilding

    SCRANTON — The city of Scranton continues to mourn the loss of Patrolman John Wilding, who died on July 12th. He was injured chasing three robbery suspects when he fell down a 15-foot ledge. Thursday night, the monthly 5-K “Run Around Scranton” was in Wilding’s honor. “Three, two, one go!” And with that, they were off. Hundreds of people turned out for the monthly 5-K run/walk called “Run Around Scranton” on North Washington Avenue. this run was dedicated to fallen […]

  • Arson Arrest for Weekend Fire in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Police in Scranton said they made an arrest Wednesday afternoon in a case of arson. Fire wrecked a home along 12th Avenue over the weekend. On Wednesday, police said they arrested Diomedes Ceballos, the owner of the home that burned. Police had named his brother, Aurelio Ceballos, as a person of interest in the arson, but he was later found dead with bad burns in another part of the city. The coroner called Aurelio Ceballos’ death a homicide. […]

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    UPDATE: Marine’s Grave Marker Misspelled

    PITTSTON —  Thomas Kane,  who served with the Marines, said he was hired to clean out a home in Pittston when he a found a grave marker for Marine Corporal Stephen Rewtko. It turns out, that marker is misspelled. The family of the Marine who died in 1986 says the correct spelling of the last name is Rentko and his marker is on his grave in Luzerne County. Luzerne County Veterans Affairs says bronze plaques that are found should be […]

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    Private Citizens Taking up Arms to Protect Military Centers

    SCRANTON — In the wake of the deadly shootings at a military recruitment center in Tennessee last Thursday, private citizens are taking it upon themselves to guard other recruitment centers across the country, including in Scranton. However, the U.S. Army is discouraging folks doing this. Rob O’Donnell stood guard outside the military recruitment centers at the Icebox in Scranton Monday. The retired New York City Police Officer said he is providing armed protection at those offices in light of the […]

  • Hundreds Attend Viewing For Slain Scranton Police Officer

    SCRANTON — It was a somber day in Lackawanna County where hundreds came out to Scranton to pay their final respects to a Scranton police officer who was killed in the line of duty. The viewing for Officer John Wilding was held Thursday at Lackawanna College. Hundreds of mourners came to Lackawanna College to say farewell to a fallen Scranton police officer. The viewing for Officer John Wilding was held at the theater inside the college and throughout the day, […]

  • Lackawanna College, Police Academy Cadets Prepare For Fallen Officer’s Viewing

    SCRANTON — The city of Scranton is preparing to say farewell to a police officer killed in the line of duty. The viewing for Officer John Wilding will be held Thursday at Lackawanna College. Outside Lackawanna College in Scranton, these cadets with the college’s police academy rehearsed for what could be the toughest assignment they’ll get in their training. They will be assisting college officials and Scranton police during the viewing of a fallen Scranton police officer. “We’re just so […]

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    Another Round of Discussions on Proposed Power Plant in Jessup

    ARCHBALD — Residents in one part of Lackawanna County spent Tuesday evening once again at meeting for talks on a controversial proposed power plant that has divided the community in Jessup. After months of public hearings, this was supposed to be the last meeting. “No power plant! No power plant in Jessup!” chanted Joann Paciotti-Mosher as she walked into Valley View High School in Archbald. Fired up residents in Jessup came out to the high school for yet another battle. […]

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    Tanker Truck Dumps Load of Tar

    ORANGE TOWNSHIP — A tanker truck crash caused more than just traffic troubles. After the truck rolled, thousands of gallons of tar it was hauling leaked into a nearby creek. Police in Columbia County say the truck was carrying about 48,000 pounds of hot tar, but they are not sure how much went into nearby Fishing Creek. Since the crash, crews have stopped the spill and are trying to prevent it from spreading. Police say the driver was going too […]

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    69th Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction Back In Business

    DALLAS — Thursday’s bad weather was to blame for delaying the start of a popular summer event in Luzerne County. The first day for the annual Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction had to be pushed back to  Friday night. The 69th Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction was back in the swing of things in Dallas. The annual summer event was supposed to start Thursday night, but was canceled due to the storms that rolled through our area. But folks here […]


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