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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
  • The Leonard Theater Looks To Improve Adams Avenue By Drawing Crowds

    SCRANTON — The revitalization of a downtown Scranton neighborhood is getting a big boost Friday night. The Leonard Theater threw an 80’s style bash that brought hundreds to Adams Avenue. Hundreds of party-goers took a trip back to the 80’s as The Leonard Theater in Scranton hosted a “Back To The Eighties Show” The bash featured the popular New York City band “Jessie’s Girl”. The show sold out, making it the largest event at the Leonard since it opened in 2014. “It […]

  • Minersville Area Girls Basketball Team Feted After First State Championship Win

    MINERSVILLE — It was a hero’s welcome home in Minersville as the Minersville Area High School Girls’ Basketball team got a victor’s escort through the borough. People lined the streets as the girls returned as the new state champions after defeating Bishop McCort in the PIAA Class AA Championship game in Hershey. It’s the first time in the school district’s history the girls’ basketball team has claimed the top title, and the community’s pride was evident. “Go Miners!” “It’s amazing,” said […]

  • Man Charged with ‘Viciously’ Stabbing Woman Outside Bar in Hazleton

    HAZLETON — A man was charged Wednesday for allegedly stabbing a woman “viciously” outside a bar in Hazleton early Monday morning. The man was then shot and had to attend his arraignment in a wheelchair. Nelson Hernandez-Rivera said nothing as he was wheeled from his arraignment in Hazleton and taken away in shackles. The 34 year old was charged with multiple counts of aggravated assault for allegedly stabbing a woman outside the Crystal Lounge and Barbecue on Broad Street in […]

  • Family, Friends Support Couple After Fire Claims Home, Belongings

    WEST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — A couple in Union County lost their home and almost everything inside after a fire gutted it. That fire broke out inside a home in a rural area near Mifflinburg Tuesday afternoon. “Lost most everything,” said Barry Bingaman. He and his wife Vanessa stood in shock and disbelief as they looked at what was left of their home of 29 years. The fire broke out around 2:30 p.m. Their daughter-in-law who lives next door called to tell […]

  • Hillary Clinton Speaks at Society of Irish Women’s St. Pat’s Dinner

    SCRANTON — A well-known Saint Patrick’s Day celebration drew hundreds Friday evening in Scranton. The Society of Irish Women held its annual dinner, but this year’s event was anything but ordinary due to who the ladies brought in as their keynote speaker: Hillary Rodham Clinton. And with an introduction from the president of the Society of Irish Women, the ballroom at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Scranton erupted with thunderous applause and a standing ovation. As keynote speaker for the Society’s 19th […]

  • Hillary Clinton Visits Scranton, Speaking at St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

    SCRANTON — The Hilton Hotel in downtown Scranton is decked out in green and orange — and the ballroom is set — all for the 19th annual Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration for the Society of Irish Women. The annual gathering draws hundreds out to Adams Avenue for an evening dinner each year, however this year there will be a little more excitement than usual. This year’s keynote speaker? None other than the Former First Lady, Former Secretary of State, and […]

  • Montage Mountain Ski Resort Extending Season After Record Snow Fall

    SCRANTON — At Montage Mountain Ski Resort, families were turning a snow day off from school to a ski day. “We were all dug out yesterday so school`s off and we figured what a better way to spend the day,” said Michaelyn Reichwein from Mount Carmel. “It’s beautiful.” With Tuesday’s winter storm dropping more than a foot of snow in our area, many students still haven’t returned back to class, so why not spend this beautiful day on the slopes? […]

  • Interstate 81 Back Open After Wrecks in Luzerne County

    It was a slow go for drivers in the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 in Luzerne County Wednesday afternoon as traffic was halted to a stop several times. A day after a record-breaking snowfall dumped more than a foot of snow in our area, the flakes continued to fly, creating white-out and dangerous conditions. Many drivers took a breather at a gas station at the Nuangola exit (159). “It’s only five or six miles per hour so I thought it […]

  • Turning Snow Day into Play Day in Stroudsburg

    STROUDSBURG — With Main Street in Stroudsburg covered with snow, it seemed the best way to get around seemed to be by snowmobile as a group of friends came barreling down the main thoroughfare in the borough. “They should do it more often I feel like, take advantage of it,” said onlooker Dennis Protsouk. “We don’t get the winters that we used to so might as well rip the snowmobile around for the day, you know? Pretty sweet.” With this March […]

  • Scranton Bracing For A Smack From Old Man Winter

    SCRANTON — The city of Scranton is bracing for a smack from Old Man Winter. Mayor Bill Courtright says he’s had briefings with both the fire and police departments as well as the Department of Public Works, and those agencies are battle ready. “Especially the police and fire in cases that it’s heavy snow and maybe trees are coming down or power lines coming down. Our DPW, we have 16 trucks ready to go. All our men are ready,” said […]

  • Demolition Crews to Return Friday Morning to Tear Former Brewery Down in Mahanoy City

    MAHANOY CITY — Demolition crews were busy at work Thursday afternoon, tearing down the former Kaier Brewery on Main Street in Mahanoy City. Borough officials fear the building is in danger of collapsing. So earlier this week, they shut down the roads surrounding the building and evacuated homes and two businesses nearby by. Then, they called in a demolition crew from Lackawanna County to bring it down. “The building’s putting up more of a fight than they anticipated,” said Mahanoy City […]

  • Residents in Monroe County Area Impacted by Frein Manhunt React to Start of His Jury Selection

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — Two and a half years after he allegedly opened fire on a state police barracks in Pike County, accused cop killer Eric Frein’s death penalty trial is now getting underway. Jury selection will start Thursday, March 9, in Chester County near Philadelphia. “It’s another step in the process and hopefully it will come out the way it should come out,” said Glen Reilly from Greentown. “He is entitled to his fair trial but he did what he […]