Peggy Lee WNEP
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 Scranton and the Poconos, Peggy has spent much time playing in the mountains.
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 after two internships in the New York City market. The first day of her second internship was September 11th, 2001, a day she will never forget.
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, at the gym, or just out with friends and coworkers at WNEP.


Recent Articles
  • Wilkes-Barre Township Police Looking For Two Who Committed Smash And Grab At Walmart

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP – Police in Luzerne County are asking for your help in identifying two men caught on camera stealing thousands of dollars worth of cell phones from a store. Wilkes-Barre Township Police say the theft happened this morning at the Walmart off Highland Park Boulevard. Wilkes-Barre Township police have posted pictures of two men in these surveillance photos to its Facebook pages in hopes someone may recognize them. Police say the pictures were snapped as the men left the […]

  • Man Faces Attempted Murder Charges After Violent Home Invasion

    LEHIGH TOWNSHIP — Police in Wayne County say a father and son were targets in a violent home invasion. Police say Coneil Moore, 30,  allegedly attacked Joseph Stengline Sr. and his son Joseph Jr. at a home near Gouldsboro last week. Authorities say the elder Stengline is in grave condition from massive head injuries. Moore is locked up on attempted murder charges.

  • Annual “Running Of The Torch” Marks The Start Of Hanukkah In Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE – A time-honored tradition was held in Wilkes-Barre to mark the start of Hanukkah. Runners jogged down South River Street for the 49th annual “Running of the Torch.” That torch was brought to the entrance to the Jewish Community Center around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to light the menorah, officially ushering in the eight days of Hanukkah. “Hanukkah’s a holiday, it’s not one of the major holidays in the Jewish calendar but it is an important holiday, any holiday is […]

  • Peckville Brothers Compete on ABC’s ‘The Great Christmas Light Fight’ Show

    PECKVILLE — One family’s holiday spirit in Lackawanna County put them in the national spotlight Monday evening. Two brothers in Peckville competed on ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight” show, displaying their decorated homes for a cash prize. The excitement was clear at a watch party in Peckville as brothers Jeff and Matt Harhut made their debut on national television. Their homes, decorated to the nines for the holidays, were competing on ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight” that aired […]

  • People In The Poconos Preparing For The Snow

    MONROE COUNTY — Snow is in the forecast and likely to start falling sometime tomorrow morning with the most expected in the Poconos. One to three inches are expected and that could make road conditions a little tricky. At the Lowe’s in Bartonsville, it’s beginning to look a lot like winter. The shovels and ice melt are out for an easy grab and go. Across Route 611, mom Samantha Garcia had not one but two grocery carts full of food. […]

  • Suspect Bank Robber Shot Dead By Police After Nine-Mile Chase

    OLD FORGE — Officials in Lackawanna County held a news conference this evening on a police chase that spanned two counties that ended with police shooting the suspect dead. State police say it started when John Souder, 40 of Old Forge, reportedly robbed a bank in Luzerne County then led police on a chase through several communities, including Pittston and Duryea, before finally crossing the county line into Old Forge. Police swarmed South Main Street in Old Forge after finally […]

  • State Police Give Details of Bank Robbery, Chase, Deadly Shooting

    OLD FORGE — State police held a news conference late Thursday afternoon to give details on the bank robbery, chase, and deadly shooting that spanned two counties. The news conference was held at the Old Forge borough building with state police calling what happened a critical incident. State police were joined by Old Forge police and the Lackawanna County district attorney. State police say they are not releasing the name of the man who led officers on that chase but […]

  • Some Residents Allowed To Return To High Rise Apartment Building After Deadly Fire

    WILKES-BARRE — Some of the dozens of people forced from their apartments in Luzerne County after Tuesday’s deadly high rise fire were finally being allowed to return home Wednesday night. That fire broke out in an apartment on the fifth floor of the Lincoln Plaza Apartment Building in Wilkes-Barre, killing two women. After spending roughly two days and a night out of their homes and in a temporary shelter at GAR High School, some of the 150 people living at […]

  • Wet Weather Doesn’t Dampen ‘Late Shoppers Night’ in Selinsgrove

    SELINSGROVE — The dreary, wet weather didn’t dampen spirits as one community in Snyder County kicked off its holiday shopping season. “Late Shoppers Night” was held in downtown Selinsgrove on Tuesday. It’s the day when local businesses keep their doors open late into the night. Stores stay open well into the night to both promote local businesses as well as kick off the holiday shopping season. “Yeah, I think it’s a great community thing. It brings people together,” said shopper Karen Teisher. […]

  • PA American Water Issues Voluntary Water Use For Six Communities in Susquehanna County

    GREAT BEND — If you live in some communities in Susquehanna County, you’re being asked to watch the amount of water you use. It’s an unusual request for this time of year, something that typically happens during the summer months. But Pennsylvania American Water says there is a need for conservation. The next time you’re out dining in Susquehanna County, you may not automatically get a complimentary glass of water when you’re seated. That’s because Pennsylvania American Eater is asking […]

  • Forest City Man Charged After Gun Discharges In New York Mall

    FOREST CITY — A man from Susquehanna County is facing felony charges after police in New York say his gun discharged in a crowded mall. Michael Perez-Rodriguez of Forest City was reportedly at the mall in Orange County, New York on Sunday when the gun went off. “Do you want to just say you’re sorry for what happened? Do you feel bad, I mean, what happened?” Newswatch 16 asked Michael Perez-Rodriguez outside his home on Delaware Drive in Forest City. […]

  • Suspected Bad Check Writer Turns Himself In

    WEST PITTSTON — The man suspected of passing bad checks for expensive items at several hardware stores in at least three counties turned himself in on Wednesday. Anthony Fazio, 40, is facing theft charges in Lackawanna County and is expected to face more in Luzerne and Schuylkill counties. Fazio faces felony theft charges for allegedly writing bad checks at Justus True Value near Clarks Summit and another hardware store in Moscow to buy expensive power tools and equipment. He was arraigned […]