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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    Home Buyouts Offered To Flood Victims In Wyoming County

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP — Property owners in Wyoming County learned how officials want to use grant money to buy out and demolish buildings ravaged by the devastating flood of 2011. Thursday flood victims packed a meeting with state and local leaders to find out how they can get that help. For the people who packed the Wyoming County Emergency Management Agency building near Tunkhannock, they all have one thing in common. They are sick and tired of their homes flooding out. “Every […]

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    Police, Coroner Called to Home in Monroe County

    ROSS TOWNSHIP — Police and the coroner were called a home in Monroe County. More than 30 state troopers from several departments and numerous other law enforcement officials swarmed a house on Woodhaven Road near Saylorsburg around noon Wednesday. What prompted the large response is unknown, but it was clear they were looking for something. Heavy machinery was brought out as troopers began digging up the backyard. Investigators could be seen sifting through evidence under a tent as others bagged […]

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    Entrance to Cemetery Closed by Bridge Work

    SCRANTON — The only way in and out of a cemetery in Scranton is now closed to visitors. The problem is with bridge abutments leading to St. Mary’s Cemetery off Stafford Avenue. Officials say they are working on an access route for funerals and visitors, but until a solution is found, St. Mary’s Cemetery could remain closed until early next summer. PennDOT says this bridge built in 1926 is in need of emergency replacement due to its crumbling foundation. PennDOT’s […]

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    Penn State University Offering One-Time ‘Trump’ Course

    UNIVERSITY PARK — Donald Trump can be called a number of things: business tycoon, real estate magnate, and of course, the Republican presidential nominee. Now, he can also be called a college course. Penn State University is currently offering a one-credit course on Donald Trump. It’s not unusual that the discussion in this college class was about the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, since their highly anticipated face off the night before drew a record viewing […]

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    Students Come Together for Watch Party of Presidential Debate

    SCRANTON — It was round one for the two people who want to win the race to the White House. The first presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump drew a large crowd inside the DeNaples Center at the University of Scranton. “I think it’s very exciting,” said Carson Clabeaux, the president of the College Republicans. “It’s the first time we get to see both candidates on the same stage for ninety minutes. Prepared remarks but no […]

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    JROTC Honors Veterans, POW’s, MIA’s At Panther Valley Football Game

    LANSFORD — As the Star Spangled Banner was sung, a large American flag was unfurled on the field at the Panther Valley Football stadium. Members of the Panther Valley Junior ROTC held the flag during a ceremony honoring military veterans here in Carbon County. “It`s really important to actually be a part and honor our veterans,” said JROTC Kendra Nelson. “We respect them so much in our community that we need to show them how much we respect them.” “It’s […]

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    Police in the Poconos Investigate Possible Robbery Spree

    GILBERT — Police in the Poconos say two convenience marts in two different counties were held up within a short amount of time early Wednesday morning. The first holdup was in Monroe County at a store on Route 209. The second was at a store 11 miles away in Northampton County. Now, police are looking to see if it’s the same person behind them. The Slate Belt Regional police chief says surveillance video taken at a convenience mart in Wind Gap […]

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    Clowns Reportedly Harassing Children in Schuylkill County

    POTTSVILLE — Clowns reportedly harassed some children in Pottsville Monday night, according to the police chief. Children in neighboring areas say they’ve seen them, too. Now parents want to know, is this a threat or is someone just clowning around? “The little boy ran up that way, screaming there were clowns, eating something in the woods,” said 12-year-old Brianne Hawke as she described a very bizarre encounter she and her friends had Monday night in Pottsville. They were up by the […]

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    Volunteers Launch Grassroots Effort To Get Young People To Addiction Recovery

    SCRANTON — People packed the Keyser Valley Community Center in search of a common goal, hope and recovery over addiction, specifically to heroin or prescription painkillers. “For a long time, I was addicted to drugs of any sorts and now I’m on my way now into recovery,” said Michael Cavalone from Scranton. The gathering was held by volunteers of an agency called Young People In Recovery. It’s a national, nonprofit grassroots effort to get people help from addiction and the event was […]

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    Honoring Our Veterans On National POW-MIA Recognition Day

    LUZERNE COUNTY — As the Star Spangled Banner was sung, a flag was flown at half-staff. This solemn gathering in Luzerne County’s Back Mountain was to remember those gone missing in action or taken prisoner during war. The ceremony at the Back Mountain Harvest Assembly Church was held to remind the community those war veterans will never be forgotten. Many in the audience were war veterans themselves. “I’ve had lots and lots of family members that have served in multiple […]

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    Fighting for Gas Money in Bradford County

    TOWANDA — A rally for people who feel they haven’t been getting their fair share of royalties from Chesapeake Energy was held Wednesday night in Bradford County. The rally is aimed to drum up support for a bill going through Harrisburg that would guarantee that companies pay a minimum fee to people who own land leased to the companies to drill and remove their natural gas. It’s been several years since the gas drilling rigs moved into parts of Bradford […]

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    Parents Who Lost Son in Deadly 2010 Crash on Route 220 Want Traffic Lights

    WOODWARD TOWNSHIP — In a span of about 24 hours, there were two deadly crashes within two miles of each other on the same stretch of road. For years, a family has pushed to make the road safer after their son died there, too. Parts of a PT Cruiser lay broken along a guide rail on Route 220 near Williamsport after a single car crash marked the third crash on this stretch of the highway in just 24 hours, the […]