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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.


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  • Oscar List at Tunkhannock Film Festival

    TUNKHANNOCK — The 12th Annual Spring Film Festival hosted by the Dietrich Theater has been underway for a week. Organizers of the festival say this is the first year they’ve had so many Oscar-connected movies which has helped boosted ticket sales. They say this year the festival is also running for an extra week with three weeks instead of two. With a stellar list of critically acclaimed and award winning movies in this year spring film festival, movie fans came […]

  • Last Call At 4 A.M. Instead Of 2 A.M.?

    SCRANTON — The possibility that last call at areas bars and restaurant could come two hours later than it does now. A state lawmaker says he plans to introduce legislation at the state capitol that would extend hours for alcohol sales from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. In the Electric City, the saying goes there`s no party like a Scranton party. Now what if that party went on for two extra hours? “It would be nice because it`d be so […]

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    Attorney Tells Why He Feels Mount Laurel Performing Arts Center Failed

    LEHMAN TOWNSHIP — Newswatch 16 is learning more about what potentially went wrong with a performing arts center in the Poconos that hasn`t held a major event in years. An attorney behind the original plans for the Mount Laurel Performing Arts Center told his side of the story for the first time ever. That attorney told the Lehman Township Supervisors the original business model created for the center had specific components needed in order for it to survive. That original […]

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    Rodham Family Headstone Vandalized?

    SCRANTON — Presidential politics may be what’s behind an incident on Scranton’s west side. Police are looking into a report that the headstone of Hillary Clinton’s parents may have been hit by vandals. Caretakers found the headstone knocked off it base Monday afternoon, one day after Hillary announced her bid for the White House. “It was just laying down just right like that, boom.” Paul McGloin pointed to an indent in the ground, left behind from the impact of the […]

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    Crews In Lackawanna County Busy Battling Brush Fires

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Fire crews were busy in Lackawanna County after several brush fires sprung up Monday. Smoke and flames could be seen smoldering away in a field near the busy shopping district in Dickson City after a brush fire broke out along Commerce Boulevard. Fire crews fought it from the ground as planes flew overhead, attacking it from the sky. The spreading smoke was cause for concern for people working in the stores and restaurants nearby. “The safety of […]

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    Scranton Welcomes Hillary Presidential Bid

    SCRANTON — Big news in the political world where it appears the game of: “Will She? Won’t She?” will soon be over. Hillary Clinton is expected to announce her presidential bid this weekend. The Democrat is no stranger to this area, having family ties here in northeastern Pennsylvania. “I think it’s going to be a good time for Scranton. We’re going to be back on the map.” Evie Rafalko McNulty says she`s is thrilled to hear Hillary Clinton is taking […]

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    Tempers Flare At Town Hall Meeting Over Power Plant Proposal

    JESSUP — Emotions and tempers once again ran high at a meeting in Lackawanna County over a controversial power plant proposed for the borough of Jessup. Thursday night State Representative Frank Farina invited a panel of experts to answer questions. But this meeting comes just days after Farina himself took fire for comments he posted on-line, defending the project. “You build this monstrosity, who is going to come into this town, to build to live, who would want to live […]

  • ESU Wants More Discussions On Campus Sexual Assaults

    EAST STROUDSBURG — The on-going national discussion on preventing sexual assaults on college campuses has one university in the Poconos doubling its efforts to spread awareness. East Stroudsburg University invited students and staff to an open forum Wednesday evening. Students say they know the dangers campus life contains and that sexual assaults are a major component of that. Students say it`s not only a problem here, it`s happening at campuses across the country and has now sparked a national discussion […]

  • Williamsport Police Hold Open House To Improve Community Relations

    WILLIAMSPORT — The Williamsport Police Department held its first open house Tuesday night, inviting the public to tour its station. It’s all part of improving relations between Williamsport officers and the community they serve. Police say the driving force behind this effort comes from serious national issues, including the police-involved shootings in Ferguson, Missouri and other cities. “Ever since the Ferguson issue came up, you know, there’s been a lot of discussion nationally and even locally about what we can do […]

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    Racist Graffiti Left All Over Vehicle For Second Time

    MESHOPPEN TOWNSHIP — For the second time in less than two years, a man in Wyoming County says he is the victim of a vicious hate crime. David Antonio, who is African-American, says he found his vehicle covered in spray-painted racial slurs Friday morning. “Just was struck, shocked, what’s going on?” David Antonio says he is still reeling after finding his car covered in this racially charged graffiti. He woke up to find his vehicle that was left parked outside […]

  • PennDOT Gearing Up For “Pothole Blitz”

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — It’s a problem we in Pennsylvania experience every winter. Roads dotted with those pesky potholes; some are even downright dangerous. For many people Newswatch 16 spoke with they have had it. “You know what it is when you cross that state line, you know you`re back in Pennsylvania,” said Mike Rincavage from Tunkhannock. “Some are big, some small, you just got to try to avoid them,” said Michael Rieman from Simpson. Now PennDOT is gearing up to […]

  • Williamsport To Name Street After Officer Killed In 1906

    WILLIAMSPORT — One of Williamsport’s first African-American police officers was given an honor more than 100 years after his death. Officer Thomas Hughes died days after being beaten by an angry mob back in 1906. At a meeting Wednesday evening, city council voted to have a street bear his name. At a meeting Wednesday evening, city council voted to have a street bear his name. “This is my great-grandfather standing in Market Square in 1906, 1905, just before he was […]

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