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
  • Geisinger Offers 55 Acres to Wilkes-Barre Area for New School

    WILKES-BARRE — An area hospital in Luzerne County has offered to help the Wilkes-Barre Area School District find a new place to build its new high school. Geisinger Wyoming Valley said it will donate 55 acres of land near its hospital along East Mountain Boulevard. The property on East Mountain sits across from Geisinger Wyoming Valley’s emergency entrance. It could be the site of the new high school in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District. “They wanted to be a partner […]

  • Fans Heading To Philly For Outdoor NFL Draft And Fan Festival

    PHILADELPHIA — For the first time in modern history, the National Football League is bringing its annual draft of college players to the city of brotherly love! And it’s a huge deal in Philly; an open-air stage is set up on the steps of the art museum. There’s a three-day fan festival set for the Ben Franklin Parkway. Many football fans from our area are heading down for Thursday’s first round. The stage is set inside the open-air theater that […]

  • NASCAR Fans in Poconos React to Dale Earnhardt Jr. Retirement Announcement

    LONG POND — Legendary NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. made the surprising announcement that he will be stepping down after the 2017 season. Earnhardt, one of the most famous names in the auto racing industry, said he’s taking a final lap. The 14-time most popular driver in NASCAR announced Tuesday he’s retiring at the end of this year. “To my fans, one thing that has made this career the incredible ride that it’s been is ‘Junior Nation,'” said Earnhardt. In […]

  • Student Finds Earworm in School Cafeteria Lunch

    HUGHESVILLE — A high school student in Lycoming County found an unwelcome guest in his cafeteria lunch Monday afternoon: a bug! A picture snapped by a student at Hughesville High School shows he got a little more than he expected in the lunch he bought in the school cafeteria. On close inspection, it appears to be a worm or maggot. Word spread throughout the school after that picture quickly went viral on social media. “I saw it on a Snapchat […]

  • Annual Tattoo Convention Expected To Draw Thousands To Scranton For Three-Day Event

    SCRANTON — Thousands of people are expected to flock to Scranton this weekend all to get a little or maybe a lot, of ink! The 8th Annual Electric City Tattoo Convention is back at the Hilton Hotel and it gets bigger every year, much to the delight of downtown businesses. The buzzing sound of ink needles filled the air at the Hilton Hotel as ballrooms were transformed into an artist’s den. The 8th Annual Electric City Tattoo Convention is back in Scranton and […]

  • Guilty Verdict in Child Overdose Death

    SUNBURY — It’s been more than two years since a 9-year-old boy overdosed on a powerful painkiller. Thursday afternoon, there was a verdict in the case against a man charged with the boy’s death. A jury found Victor Hare, 61, of Point Township, guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of the young boy he was supposed to be watching. Victor Hare was babysitting, when he gave the child, a powerful painkiller, causing the boy to die. Hare has been found […]

  • Business Owner Accused of Illegally Selling Prescription Drugs out of Store in Mayfield

    MAYFIELD — A businessman in Lackawanna County has been arrested on drug charges. Investigators say Eric Ofcharsky, 44, was selling illegal prescription drugs out of his family-owned grocery store in Mayfield. Ofcharsky is facing several felony drug charges after the Lackawanna County Drug Task Force allegedly caught him in the act of selling the prescription drugs from his family’s store, the Big Chief Market in Mayfield. At the Windsor Inn in neighboring Jermyn, employees know the Ofcharsky family and their business […]

  • Fires Ruled Arson at Two Vacant Homes, Fire Marshal Investigating Third Fire at Abandoned Church

    HARFORD TOWNSHIP — Pictures posted to the Harford Volunteer Fire Company`s Facebook page show two recent fires in vacant homes in that part of Susquehanna County. The most recent was early Easter Sunday morning at an empty house on Stephens Road. Boyd Smith lives across the street and says he heard someone driving away shortly after flames started to show. “Quarter to two, we heard the dogs carrying on again and then we heard a car take off. Two doors slammed, […]

  • Garden Drive-In Open For Business After Vandalism Cut Last Season Short

    PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP — A popular drive-in is now open for the season in Luzerne County! It’s a big come back for the Garden Drive-In near Hunlock Creek after last year’s season was cut short due to vandals causing thousands of dollars in damage. It’s a sure sign warm weather is here to stay as the Garden Drive-In opened for business, kicking of its 65th season on Route 11 near Hunlock Creek. Car after car pulled in, with folks excited to […]

  • Investigators Unlock Victim’s iPhone In Three-Year-Old Unsolved Arson Case

    WILKES-BARRE — It’s been nearly three years since Laurie Merritt lost her life to an arson fire inside the attic of her home in Wilkes-Barre, there are still no answers as to who started the fire. Daughter Kristen Merritt says her family was changed forever on April 15th, 2014. “It changed it completely,” said Kristen. “My mother had ever dinner here for every holiday. My mother held everyone together.” But now there could be a break in the case. The Luzerne […]

  • Anthony Franklin Arraigned for 2012 Murder of Frank Spencer

    MILLVILLE — A murder suspect who fled the country is now back in our area to face charges. Anthony Rocco Franklin was brought back from Argentina and arraigned in Millville Wednesday afternoon. Franklin is charged with murder, arson, and other offenses for the death of Frank Spencer in July 2012. “Did you kill your son-in-law?” “You got the wrong case, hon. I’m here for drunk driving,” Franklin said. Franklin was not brought into a magistrate’s office to be arraigned on […]

  • Abington Heights Grad Killed in Early Morning Crash

    NEWTON TOWNSHIP — A young man is dead following an early morning crash in Lackawanna County. Police say Geoffrey Galdieri, 19, of Newport Township, veered off Newton-Ransom Boulevard around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. His vehicle crashed through a yard before finally stopping in a field in Newton Township. Galdieri`s Subaru Legacy was left crumpled after the crash. The police chief says the force of the crash threw the teenager from the vehicle. He died at the scene. “He must have come right […]