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.


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    SCRANTON — 25-year-old Shakir Johnson is behind bars, accused of assaulting an infant who was in his care at the time. Court documents show Johnson was arrested after that 8-month-old girl was brought to Moses Taylor Hospital Wednesday by her mother. It was at the hospital where serious injuries were discovered. At a house on Prescott Avenue in Scranton`s Hill Section where investigators say Johnson lives, the women who answered the door would only say this. “No comment please, no […]

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    Area Mall Treats Military Families to Discounted Holiday Shopping, Free Dinner

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Members of the military, both retired and active, were treated to a special night of holiday shopping and a dinner at the Wyoming Valley Mall. It was a way for the mall to say thank you to those who serve, perfectly timed for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. As a barber shop quartet got the room in the holiday spirit, members of the military, both active and retired, and their families got the royal treatment inside a private […]

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    Game Commission Investigating ‘Suspicious’ Bear Deaths

    WEST WYOMING — The state game commission wants to know what happened to a mother bear and her three cubs after their carcasses were found in a church parking lot in Luzerne County. Wildlife conservation officers were called to St. Monica’s Church in West Wyoming after the dead bears were found around 8 a.m. Tuesday. Now, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is highly suspicious the bears may have been poisoned. Rick Humphrey of West Wyoming said it was a church member […]

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    School District Faces Outrage Over Controversial Bathroom Decision

    SELINSGROVE — A school district in Snyder County is taking the heat over a controversial decision to allow transgender students use the bathroom of their choosing. The Selinsgrove Area School District implemented that at the start of the school year but didn’t tell parents until after classes had begun. Tempers flared at Selinsgrove Area School Board meeting Monday night after parents learned about a controversial decision to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of the gender they associate […]

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    FBI, Susquehanna County Public Safety Officials Hold ‘Active Shooter’ Seminar for Public

    KINGSLEY — On the heels of the attack at Ohio State University this past Monday, Susquehanna County officials and the FBI teamed up for an active shooter seminar. More than 100 people from various organizations showed up Thursday, including some groups you may not expect. The dramatic scene from a film that was shown to the crowd gathered at the Mountain View High School auditorium could also be something straight out of a Hollywood movie, but it was actually a […]

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    Neighbors Upset After Vandals Tear Up Yards with Vehicles

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    UPDATE: Williamsport Area Students Shocked To Learn Classmate Killed In Crash

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    Bargain Hunters Get A Jump On Black Friday Deals on Thanksgiving

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    56th Annual Lighting of the Scranton Times Tower Draws Hundreds to Downtown Scranton

    SCRANTON — It’s being to look a lot like Christmas in Scranton! The annual lighting of the tower atop the Scranton Times Building was held Wednesday evening, electrifying the Electric City for the holidays. The event ushers in the holiday season in downtown Scranton, with hundreds of colored lights adorning the radio tower. “This is so much fun that I don’t want to leave,” said Gabrielle Tolerico of Scranton. “Awesome to be with family on a beautiful night like tonight to […]

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    School Officials Warn of Indecent Exposure Incidents

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    From Sunny And 70 To Windy And Cold, Folks Brace For Wintery Blast

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    Three Dead After Crash that Closed Section of Interstate 80

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