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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.

Recent Articles
  • Congressman Tom Marino’s Staffer Arrested

    A member of U.S. Congressman Tom Marino’s staff was arrested Friday morning and charged with allegedly bringing a gun into a Capitol building in Washington D.C. Marino represents the 10th District in Pennsylvania, covering 15 counties, including Lycoming County. Ryan Shucard was escorted by U.S. Capitol Police after his arrest in Washington D.C. Police said Shucard, a member of Congressman Tom Marino’s staff, was caught carrying a 9 mm handgun and ammunition into the Cannon House building during the required […]

  • Scranton Commuter Tax Passes First Round Of Votes

    SCRANTON — Scranton is one step closer to imposing a commuter tax on non-residents who work in the city. City council approved the first reading of the ordinance with a vote of two to one at its meeting Thursday night. “The ayes have it, so approved,” said council vice president Pat Rogan. With a vote of two to one, Scranton City Council approved the first reading of the commuter tax, which now introduces the ordinance for discussion. Council believes the […]

  • Jason Dominick Profiting From Frank Bonacci Murder?

    SCRANTON — Jason Dominick, who was convicted of the murder of Frank Bonacci in May, is back in the news once again. More court action has been taken against Dominick and another man over the online sale of T-shirts. A posting on Facebook has now triggered court action against Jason Dominick and his friend, Mike Castellano. Jason Dominick’s father posted that shirts printed by Castellano were on sale to raise money for Jason, who is locked up for the murder […]

  • Former Cop Pleads Guilty For Selling Oxycodone

    HUGHESTOWN — A former police office in Luzerne County pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday for selling prescription drugs. Robert Evans, a former Hughestown police officer, pleaded guilty in federal court in Scranton, admitting that he sold prescription drugs, even dealing them from the borough’s police station. Evans was arrested last August by the FBI, who alleged Evans sold oxycodone while on duty in uniform from his cruiser and armed with his gun. Here in Hughestown, people said they still […]

  • Girl Swept Into Drainage Pipe After Rain Storm

    FRACKVILLE — A 12-year old girl is in the hospital after heavy flood waters swept her into a drainage pipe. Fire fighters were called out to Arch Street in Frackville Monday afternoon and were able to pull her to safety half a mile downstream. The girl was near a creek with two friends, watching as flood waters crested the banks when she fell in and was pulled into a drainage pipe. “She was standing right there. Her foot was there […]

  • Giardia Found In Community’s Water

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — Some residents in Luzerne County are being warned not to use their water due to some serious health concerns. Testing by the Department of Environmental Protection of that water in a community in Hazle Township shows an organism that causes the disease giardiasis, which can make people very sick. In the village of Stockton near Hazleton, residents in 40 homes are being told not to use their water at all. The Department of Environmental Protection said those homes […]

  • Scranton City Council Member Abruptly Resigns

    SCRANTON — In a surprise move, a Scranton city council member abruptly resigned at Thursday night’s meeting. Jack Loscombe said he is stepping down immediately, despite the fact he has more than a year left in his term. “Effective with the conclusion of this meeting, I will be resigning from my position as a Scranton city councilman,” said Loscombe. Jack Loscombe, one of Scranton’s five council members, delivered this surprise statement during city council’s meeting Thursday night. After serving just […]

  • Northumberland County Cleaning Up After Severe Storm

    Northumberland County was among the seven counties under a tornado warning Tuesday night. While no twisters were reported there, many said today the winds felt strong enough to form one. Video sent into Newswatch 16 shows just how intense the wind gusts were here in Montandon, a small community near Lewisburg. The severe storm put Northumberland County under a tornado warning for much of Tuesday evening. A day later, an old dog cage and shed were damaged during that storm. […]

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    Possible Tornado Touch Down In Bradford County

    The Bradford County Emergency Management Director says he believes a small tornado touched down at a home Tuesday evening, however he says official word will have to come from the National Weather Service. A severe storm blew through along Marsh Road in Albany Township near New Albany, leaving damage around the outside of a home there. The homeowners were inside their main house when heavy winds pushed a trailer right off its foundation then toppled their barn across the street. […]

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    Indycar 500, Fourth of July Means Big Bucks For Pocono Businesses

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP — It’s a busy weekend in the Poconos. The Pocono Indycar 500 is back at the raceway in Long Pond, bringing in race fans. Plus, plenty of folks are in the area for the Fourth of July weekend. That`s good for area businesses. The lots were filling up with cars outside Pocono Raceway as the Pocono Indycar 500 race is back in Monroe County. Route 115 was full of traffic as race fans made their way to the […]

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    IndyCar Drivers Root For Home Countries In World Cup

    The big Verizon IndyCar Series race is this weekend at Pocono Raceway, but for some drivers, their minds were far from the track Friday afternoon. Brazil and Colombia faced off in the World Cup and drivers from those countries, including Helio Castroneves, got caught up in the action. He’s used to doing victory laps, but what Helio Castroneves was doing here could be called a victory jump. The race car driver was celebrating after his home country, Brazil, scored its […]

  • Rain, Thunder Washes Out Scranton’s Fourth Of July Party

    SCRANTON — The Fourth of July celebration got off to a soggy start with the stormy weather postponing many fireworks displays. However, the City of Scranton did try to forge ahead with its party downtown. The Electric City’s Fourth of July celebration got off to an electrifying start. As a wicked thunderstorm rolled over Courthouse Square, Mother Nature provided her own fireworks display. Despite the weather, organizers forged ahead with the fourth annual Scrantastic Spectacular. “This is our fourth year […]