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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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    Police Officer Suspected of DUI After ATV Wreck

    EDWARDSVILLE — State police in Luzerne County are investigating a crash involving two ATV’s that sent one off-duty police officer to the hospital and a second off-duty police officer into custody on suspicions of DUI. State police said it was at the intersection of Zerby Avenue and High Street that two men crashed their ATV`s in Edwardsville. Police say the men were riding on Zerby Avenue around 1:30 a.m. Monday when Jonathan Karasinski, 35, of Exeter flipped over. Investigators said […]

  • Search Shifts Again On Day 13 of Frein Hunt

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — For almost two weeks, Eric Frein, the accused cop killer who police say ambushed the state police barracks at Blooming Grove the night of September 12th has been able to elude police. Now on Day 13 the search focus is shifting slightly once again from Price Township back to Barrett Township with the perimeter now reaching the village of Mountainhome. Both townships surround Frein`s home in Canadensis where police say he lived with his parents. People here […]

  • Community Hangs Blue Ribbons To Show Support To Men In Blue

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — As the days drag on in the search for Eric Frein, many members of the communities in Monroe County caught in the middle of all the police activity want officers to know they stand behind the men in blue. Blue ribbons were being posted all along the areas where state police have been camped out for days. Dozens of people in the Cresco and Canadensis areas of Monroe County came out to hang those ribbons along with […]

  • Nightfall Comes To Day 11 Of Manhunt

    PRICE TOWNSHIP — The 11th  day of the search for an alleged cop killer in Pike and Monroe Counties came to nightfall with still no sight of Eric Frein. A state police helicopter hovered over a wooded part of Monroe County as state police held a shift change on Route 447 and the roads off of it in Price Township. Dozens and dozens of troopers have been in this area for days, narrowing their search for alleged cop killer Eric […]

  • Friday Night Football Games Postponed By Manhunt, Played Monday

    PECKVILLE — The massive manhunt for Eric Frein had some school districts in the Poconos shut down for most of last week. Monday morning, students returned to class at Wallenpaupack Area in Pike County. Monday night, the school`s football team finally played a game that was postponed Friday. The Wallenpaupack Area Buckhorns were on the field again after a week of cancelled practices. The schools in that district were shut down for most of last week due to the massive […]

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    Crews Battle Blaze In Shamokin

    SHAMOKIN — Firefighters in Northumberland County battled flames Thursday afternoon. It started around 2 p.m. in a home in the 500 block of North 1st Street in Shamokin and spread to three other properties. No injuries were reported. Officials think the fire started in the backyard of one of the properties.

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    State Police: Frein Member of Military Reenactment Group, War Games Now Reality

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — The intense manhunt for an alleged cop killer continued in Pike County Wednesday. State police released more information on Eric Frein, 31, of Canadensis, the man they say ambushed the state police barracks at Blooming Grove last Friday, wounding one trooper and killing another. New pictures released by state police Wednesday show Frein dressed in camouflage gear. Investigators say these pictures were found on online social media sites. Police say Frein belongs to a group that […]

  • Neighbors of Suspected Trooper Killer Speak Out

    CANADENSIS — State police cruisers remained parked outside a house on Seneca Lane in a wooded neighborhood of Canadensis Tuesday afternoon. Days after police say Eric Frein, 31, ambushed two troopers outside the state police barracks in Blooming Grove, investigators were able to track him to the home. Neighbors are shocked that someone like this was living near them. “It`s kind of scary. It`s very scary actually. You don`t know who’s living right around you,” said David Luzier. “I don`t […]

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    Hunt for Cop Killer Continues

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — Officials with the Pennsylvania State Police released some new information Monday afternoon at news conference in Pike County. State police said a .308 caliber rifle was used to shoot Corporal Bryon Dickson and Trooper Alex Douglass during an ambush outside the state police barracks at Blooming Grove during shift change Friday night. Dickson was killed. Douglass remains hospitalized. At a news conference, state police described the type of person they are searching for. “Looking for a […]

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    Suspect Arraigned For Deadly Stabbing

    HAZLETON — Police believe they have the man responsible for a deadly stabbing and a violent armed robbery. Amir Edwards, 22, was arraigned Friday in Hazleton, accused of killing Zachary Richards, 27, on Thursday. Edwards is facing one count of criminal homicide for the death of Richards. Edwards had nothing to say as he was led out of Hazleton City Hall. Investigators said Richards was a brother of a Luzerne County assistant district attorney. Because of that, the state attorney […]

  • Annual 9/11 Motorcycle Ride Brings Record-Breaking Turn Out

    MONTGOMERY — Across the nation Thursday, many remembered the lives lost during the attacks on September 11 thirteen years ago. In Lycoming County, an annual motorcycle ride drew a record breaking crowd with nearly 10,000 riders taking part. Route 54 in Lycoming County was alive with the sound of rolling thunder. Thousands of motorcycles proceeded through the rural route near Muncy for the annual 9/11 Memorial Coalition Motorcycle Ride. “True U.S. citizens, people who are here because we love our […]

  • Former Teacher Charged With Sending Inappropriate Texts To Student

    LEHIGHTON — A former teacher in Carbon County is accused of sending inappropriate text messages to a 16-year-old boy over the summer. State police said Matthew Fisher, 32, was a teacher in the Lehighton Area School District when those texts were sent. They said that boy is a student in the district. Investigators said Fisher became friends with the boy during the last week of July and sent several sexual texts over the next several days. Fellow students were surprised […]

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