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.


Recent Articles
  • New Documentary Pits Sheetz Fans Against Wawa Loyalists

    In a battle of epic proportions, a Pittsburgh-based filmmaker has thrown Sheetz and Wawa into the boxing ring. Set to be released in 2019, the new documentary is aptly titled “Sheetz vs. Wawa: The Movie.” Both convenience stores were founded in Pennsylvania: Sheetz in western PA, Wawa in eastern PA. In northeastern Pennsylvania, the two food rivals meet up. The documentary is asking people to literally put their money where their mouth is, and we decided to find where loyalties […]

  • Bloomsburg Police Chief: Bloomsburg University’s Block Party More Calm, Controlled Than Years Past

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — It was another block party for the history books in Bloomsburg. Bloomsburg University students held their annual event this past Saturday. The party has been controversial for the town as many see it as a booze fest that inevitably gets out of hand, turning into an alcohol-fueled day of fighting and vandalism. In April of 2013, 70 people were arrested after the party turned violent and a police vehicle was damaged. But this year, Bloomsburg Police Chief […]

  • Brush Fire Destroys Barn, Damages Siding on House in Susquehanna County

    BROOKLYN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Firefighters from multiple fire departments were at a property off Main Street near Hop Bottom after a brush fire spread to a storage barn, destroying it. A picture sent to Newswatch 16 by a viewer shows the heavy flames engulfing the building before crews were able to get it under control. Hop Bottom Fire Chief Pete Macca says it’s unclear exactly how the fire started. “We’re not sure exactly if they were burning brush in the […]

  • Three Northwest Area Students Hailed as “High School Heroes” for Brave Actions

    UNION TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A brave act is getting three students the title of high school heroes in Luzerne County. The Northwest Area students managed to stop their bus after their driver had a medical emergency. Friends Joe May, Sam Troy and Ashton Strish say they’re just regular high school teenagers but people at Northwest Area High School near Shickshinny say differently. In an email sent out by their principal to faculty and staff, Principal Ryan Miner writes: “I wanted […]

  • Another Anchor Store to Close at the Wyoming Valley Mall

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Another blow to the Wyoming Valley Mall in Wilkes-Barre Township as Sears announced it will close its store by mid-July and the Auto Center by mid-May. This comes after  Bon-Ton announced earlier in the week that it was bankrupt and sold all its stores to liquidators. Customers coming out to the mall were sad to hear about a loss of another anchor store. “We came here for years and you come for tools, he comes for […]

  • Central Scranton Expressway Closed, Expected to Reopen Monday Morning

    SCRANTON, Pa. — As the 8 o’clock hour approached on Wednesday, crews moved orange traffic cones to the entrance of the Central Scranton Expressway, officially shutting down one of the main arteries into Scranton’s downtown. Bob Siock works in the downtown and says he had no problems getting off on the detours once the expressway closed. “It was a smooth segue,” said Siock. “We didn’t have any kind of lines that stretched for miles, across the expressway or backed up into […]

  • Wind, Rain Damage Lakeland School District Field House Right Before Huge Track and Field Meet

    SCOTT TOWNSHIP, Pa. — “It peeled the rubber roof back and knocked some of the edging off here.” Lakeland School District Superintendent Bill King pointed out the damage done to the field house by the heavy winds and rain in the overnight hours into Monday morning. Debris from the building was scattered around it. “Some of the insulation and there were some PVC pipes that fell down and the water seeped right now into our locker room,” said King. That water sat […]

  • Displaced Residents Bedding down for the Night at Red Cross Shelter

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Volunteers with the American Red Cross prepared a classroom at the Grace Reformed Church for the night, setting up multiple cots for about 20 people being sheltered there. They are what remains of the 120 people forced out of the Lutherwood Apartment Building after strong winds blew the roof off of the senior living facility around 6 a.m. Monday. The Red Cross says the building’s sixth floor took on water damage during the heavy rain. “I’m up on […]

  • ‘April the Giraffe’s’ Baby Turning 1-Year-Old on Sunday

    HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. — “April the Giraffe” became an internet sensation and household name last year as millions watched her online as she prepared to deliver her baby at an animal park in New York. Now 12 months later, the folks at Animal Adventure Park near Binghamton are planning to throw her son his first birthday party as he turns one year old this Sunday. Little Tajiri roams around the home that he shares with his parents at Animal Adventure Park […]

  • Traffic Delays Expected at Lehigh Tunnel on Turnpike

    EAST PENN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Anyone traveling on the northeast extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Wednesday night should plan for some delays around the Lehigh Tunnel. The Turnpike Commission says from 11 p.m. until 1 a.m., crews will be doing tunnel inspections and camera maintenance during that time. Drivers could see intermittent, 15-minute traffic stoppages during those hours and the speed limit reduced to 25 miles an hour in both the northbound and southbound lanes. For people who drive the […]

  • Neighbors React to Head-on Crash that Killed Two

    ANTHONY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Emergency crews crowded a stretch of Route 54 at the intersection of Route 44 for a two-vehicle crash that left both drivers dead. State police say it happened just before 8 a.m. Tuesday about 12 miles outside of Danville. Investigators say 43-year-old Kimberly Morgan’s Subaru Forester crossed over into the opposite lane, causing a head-on collision with the Ford Escape driven by Melanie Powers, 32, of Pennsdale. “There’s been a couple accidents down here on 54, […]

  • Elementary Students Deliver More Than 100 ‘Jared Boxes’ to Janet Weis Children’s Hospital

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa. — It was a special delivery for some children at the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital Tuesday afternoon. Some elementary students from Liberty Valley Intermediate School in the Danville Area School District brought more than 100 Jared Boxes filled with small gifts, toys, and games for the patients in Montour County. This effort was organized by their class advisor through a new service club she helped create called K-Kids. This was the group’s first project. “I felt very […]