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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.

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    HARPURSVILLE, NY — An expectant mother has caught the attention of tens of thousands of people who have been watching and waiting for her delivery online. April the giraffe has set the internet on fire as folks check in on her daily at her home at an animal park in New York. “We`re probably right around that 15-month mark, so we`re do for a baby anytime,” said Allysa Swilley, the lead giraffe keeper at Animal Adventure Park in New York. […]

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    Protesters Picket Healthcare Repeal Outside Hospital Where Congressman Marino Met With Doctors

    WILLIAMSPORT — Dozens of protesters lined High Street in Williamsport, holding picket signs to show their opposition of President Trump`s plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act. “As a young person who is about to not have healthcare, I find it infuriating that it`s so blatantly not represented,” said Hannah Ramsauer from Williamsport. They were lined up in front of UPMC Susquehanna Health Hospital and came armed with heavy duty props, including this giant wheelchair. “Rural hospitals are at risk […]

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    Tale of Two Town Hall Meetings

    DICKSON CITY — Town hall meetings across the country are drawing crowds as lawmakers meet with residents to talk about changes the Trump administration plans to make. Wednesday night, two U.S. congressmen from our area, one Democrat, the other Republican, held their own town halls. Democratic Congressman Matt Cartwright (D-17th District) held a gathering here in Lackawanna County, where he was met with a majority of supporters. Republican Congressman Lou Barletta (R-11th District) met with people at Shippensburg University, where protesters demanded President […]

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    Vandal Caught On Camera Smashing Ice Sculpture During Winterfest

    STROUDSBURG — Police say it was a brazen act of vandalism, all caught on camera. A man can be seen on surveillance video knocking an ice sculpture to the ground during Stroudsburg’s Winterfest celebration. The surveillance video was taken around 7:40 p.m. Saturday shows a group of people walking by an ice sculpture placed in front of Dreher Insurance in Stroudsburg. One man stops, touches the display, then yanks it to the ground where it shatters. Insurance agent Ted Butz says […]

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    Break-in at Little League Clubhouse Leaves Behind Hundreds of Dollars in Damage

    CARBONDALE — Carbondale police say the person who broke into the Carbondale Little League Clubhouse at Russell Park was caught on camera by surveillance cameras mounted around the building. “They jumped on the roof, kicked the window in, when they’re in there, they’re in that foyer,” said Little League board member Larry Gabriel. Little League board members say once inside the clubhouse, the vandal then ransacked the office, leaving behind $1,500 worth of damage. “You can see him reaching up […]

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    Warm Weather Expected To Bring Big Boost To Winter Time Events

    CARBON COUNTY — This weekend’s unseasonably warm weather is expected to be a big boost to some winter-time events. One community in Carbon County is even holding a festival to celebrate old man winter right in the middle of a little taste of spring! The community in Jim Thorpe is ready to celebrate all things winter. The borough is throwing its 23rd annual WinterFest held in Jim Thorpe`s historic business district this weekend and vendors were already setting up. “We […]

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    Meeting Held To Discuss Alternate Routes For Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation Project

    SELINSGROVE — Concerned residents in Snyder County packed into a meeting to hear about alternate routes for a major thruway, currently being constructed. The Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation project will connect Route 147 in Northumberland County to Route 15 in Union County, but now that highway must be detoured to another location. It was a packed auditorium at Selinsgrove Area Middle School Wednesday as concerned residents came to learn more about plans for the project. “Well, we want to know […]

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    Investigated Attorney Files Complaint Against Lycoming County D.A.

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    Reaction to Child Sex Abuse Charges Filed Against Jerry Sandusky’s Son

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    High School Sweethearts Tie the Knot, 50 Years After Break-up

    LEDGEDALE — A couple in Wayne County said “I do” on this Valentine’s Day weekend, but their trip to their altar was 50 years in the making. Alice Martin and Edward Christopher were high school sweethearts in the late 1960s. Now, they’re tying the knot after reuniting last October. “Oh it’s wonderful, really wonderful,” said bride-to-be Alice Martin. “I never thought I’d meet up with him again.” The two dated back in the late 1960’s while they both attended what […]

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    Resorts In Poconos Hoping Couples Flock To Winter Wonderland For Valentine’s Day Weekend

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — Resorts in the Poconos are hoping the snow brought in from the overnight storm will help create a winter wonderland for couples looking to getaway for the Valentine’s Day weekend. Two resorts offering starkly different ways to enjoy the snowy weather say they are expected big crowds over the next four days. Here at Pocono Manor Resort and Spa, love is in the air. The resort is decked out in red, ready for the weekend`s Valentine`s Day […]

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    Old Forge in National Spotlight for Being Self-Proclaimed Pizza Capital

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