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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
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    Freezing Rain, Sleet Turns Roads in Freeland into Slushy Mess

    FREELAND — In the higher elevation in Luzerne County, freezing rain and sleet fell on Monday, turning the streets into slushy, wet messes. Plenty of PennDOT trucks were out and about in Freeland, but folks said they were still having a rough time getting around. “The roads are pretty bad out there,” said Lynn Sjogren. “I know the trucks are out, but the roads are pretty bad out there and coming on the highway, even coming up the mountain, coming […]

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    Studios, Area SPCA Cancel Screening Of “A Dog’s Purpose” Due To Controversial Video Showing Handling Of Dog

    LUZERNE COUNTY — The Los Angeles premiere of a new movie is canceled after a controversial video surfaced that shows a dog being repeatedly forced to perform a stunt against its will. Universal Pictures say the film “A Dog’s Purpose” will not open in California after the movie received nationwide backlash to the video. National outrage erupted after the controversial video surfaced showing the handling of a German Shepherd on the set of the movie “A Dog`s Purpose”. The dog, […]

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    What Are People Expecting From A Trump Presidency?

    EXETER — At the Avenue Diner in Exeter, folks were tuning in to the television as Donald Trump addressed the nation following a concert in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. This celebration comes on the eve of the swearing in of the president-elect when Trump will become the 45th leader of the United States of America. Many worry about possible problems during the inauguration ceremony. “I think there`s going to be a lot protests and I`m hoping […]

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    North Schuylkill Elementary Parents React To Mom Attacking School’s Assistant Principal

    POTTSVILLE — One day after police arrested an elementary school parent for allegedly beating her daughter’s assistant vice principal in Schuylkill County, other parents in the North Schuylkill School District are reacting with shock and anger. Pottsville police say Carisa Rhoads attacked Janel Hansbury after a court hearing Tuesday morning. Carisa Rhoads of Frackville is facing numerous charges, including aggravated assault, for allegedly beating up Janel Hansbury, the assistant principal of her daughter`s elementary school in the North Schuylkill School […]

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    Geisinger Health System To Hire More Than 150 Nurses

    WILKES-BARRE — One of our area’s largest employers is planning to take on more hires. Geisinger Health System announced Tuesday it is launching a recruitment effort to hire more than 150 new nurses. Nursing students at Wilkes University were back to work Tuesday evening in the simulation lab after their winter break. The students are in their junior year and say they’re already thinking of the future and what possible jobs will be available when they graduate. Hearing that Geisinger […]

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    Police: Teen Stabbed Woman Inside Grocery Store

    DALLAS — A teenage boy is in custody in Luzerne County after police say he stabbed a woman inside a busy grocery store Monday afternoon. Police say a 16 year old is facing charges for stabbing that woman in the back inside Weis Markets along Memorial Highway in Dallas. It was a busy day at the grocery store in the Back Mountain with many people using their day off from work on this holiday to do some grocery shopping. “It is […]

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    Scranton High School Students Heading To Washington, D.C. For Trump’s Inauguration

    SCRANTON — In just one week, Donald Trump will be sworn in as our country’s 45th president. The inauguration is set for Friday, January 20th. Once again students from Scranton High School will be making the trip to Washington D.C. for all the festivities. When Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on January 20th, the eyes of the nation will be watching. For Scranton High School seniors and their teachers, they`ll get to see […]

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    Police: Taco Bell Worker ‘Skimmed’ Customer Credit Cards at Drive-Thru

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Police in Luzerne County arrested an employee at a Taco Bell for reportedly stealing credit card information from customers. Wilkes-Barre Township Police made the arrest on Tuesday and believe the suspect was copying card information for more than a month. If you used a debit or credit card at the Taco Bell on Wilkes-Barre Township Boulevard between December 1, 2016 through January 9, 2017, Wilkes-Barre Township Police want you to check your bank account. Police say an […]

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    Two Separate Crashes Close Part of Interstate 80

    KIDDER TOWNSHIP — Two separate crashes just miles from each other on Interstate 80 closed the highway’s westbound lanes for a time Tuesday afternoon. State police say the stalled traffic from the first crash led to a driver slamming into a stopped tractor trailer in the second crash. A pickup truck with a severely smashed in cab was towed from Interstate 80 after it crashed into the back of a trailer tractor at the Hickory Run exit (274) in Carbon […]

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    Two Weeks After Dozen Vehicles Vandalized, Surveillance Cameras Going Up

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — Roughly two weeks after vehicles were vandalized in a commuter parking lot, security at the lot has been beefed up. Police say a dozen cars had tires slashed and windows broken in that Martz parking area near Tobyhanna last month. Now, the Carriage Square Shopping Plaza on Route 196 near Tobyhanna has brand new security cameras. That’s great news for commuters who park their vehicles in one section of the lot before heading to work in New […]

  • Florida Airport Shooting On Minds Of Travelers

    AVOCA — All eyes were tuned to the televisions at the Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport as news unfolded about a shooting at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. In the end, five people were killed, 8 injured and a lone suspect was in custody. “I`ve been in Fort Lauderdale many, many times and it’s just terrible,” said John Evans from Drums, who was flying to Chicago. “Seems like every other week something is in the news with an active shooter somewhere, it`s […]

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    Crews Hit Gas Line, Several in Lackawanna County Asked to Evacuate Homes

    THROOP — Emergency crews flooded Sanderson Street in Throop after a UGI crew working on a gas main at the intersection of Haverly Street struck it, causing it to leak. Electricity and gas were immediately shut off in as firefighters went door to door telling people they had to leave their homes. “Right before, three a fireman knocked on the door to see if they could get some readings inside my house. When I walked from the back of the […]