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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
  • Brother Dedicates Holiday House To Sister After Cancer Diagnosis

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — A high school senior in Monroe County is bringing some extra special holiday cheer to his family and his community. The 17 year old said he decided to go big with the Christmas decorations after his sister was diagnosed with cancer. Streaming holiday music is just one attraction among many that folks can take in at the Faler home in Cresco. The Christmas display contains 7,000 lights, 90 lollipops that run 500 feet around the yard, a […]

  • No Anti-Discrimination Ordinance For Gay, Lesbian Community in Bloomsburg

    BLOOMSBURG — Leaders in Bloomsburg have decided against going ahead with plans for a controversial law at a meeting Monday night. With a narrow vote of four to three, Bloomsburg town officials voted not to draft an ordinance that would make it illegal for businesses to discriminate against people based on sexual orientation. Council met with a packed room and heard hours of input on whether the town needed such an ordinance. “Lacks constitutional weight both federally and at a state […]

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    Dunmore Bucks Get Big Send-Off On Road To Hershey

    The state finals in high school football are being played this weekend in Hershey and one team from our area has a shot at a title. Friday night the Dunmore football team got a huge send-off as the Bucks left Lackawanna County on their way to Chocolate-town. The Dunmore Bucks Football team was given a police and fire escort as they left the high school, heading for Hershey and hopefully victory. Parents said they couldn’t be more proud to see […]

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    Still Digging Out After Surprise Snowfall Amount

    A light snow was still coming down in parts of Schuylkill County Thursday hours after it had ended in others places in northeast Pennsylvania. Plow trucks were out removing snow from slushy streets. Truck driver Tom Bonwitz was not expecting to clear this much snow in Pottsville. “Surprised, about 10 inches surprised, yeah we got quite a bit, we weren`t expecting this at all,” said Bonwitz. Many people in the city had to make multiple passes with their shovels. “I […]

  • Dump Truck Falls Into Old Coal Bin In Exeter

    EXETER — It wasn’t an average afternoon for folks in one neighborhood after a dump truck ended up in a hole. The truck was dropping off dirt for an upcoming sewer project in Exeter Friday afternoon when that hole opened up underneath it. It wasn’t a sight people see every day in Exeter: a dump truck stuck in a hole that opened up in the 200 block of Susquehanna Avenue. The street was clogged with on-lookers watching the truck company’s […]

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    Utility Crews Still Working To Restore Power After House Explosion

    DUNMORE — Utility crews were still on the scene of a deadly natural gas explosion more than 18 hours after it happened. Investigators say an 86-year-old woman was killed when her house went up in flames after a water main break led to the discovery of a gas leak in Dunmore. UGI crews worked into the night Thursday, trying to restore power to a Dunmore neighborhood after a natural gas leak turned a home into an inferno. Dunmore police responded […]

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    Wind Farms Denied In Foster Township

    FOSTER TOWNSHIP — A community in Luzerne County is celebrating a victory after a company wanting to build wind turbines there was denied its application. Wednesday night Foster Township officials voted against the company’s request to install three wind farms in the area near Hazleton. The packed municipal building erupted in cheers in Foster Township as residents heard the news they hoped to hear from the township`s zoning board: wind turbines cannot be built in their community. “The application to […]

  • County’s Head of Finance Grilled Over Missed Payday

    WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County’s Budget and Finance director faced tough questions after a mistake left hundreds of county employees with no paycheck on payday last Friday. An employee was fired for that mistake Monday. County officials would not release the name of that employee, but said that person failed to authorize those direct deposit paychecks because they were on vacation. At the Luzerne County council meeting Tuesday, some on the council said the finance director should be the one to […]


    Police: Hunting-Related Argument Leads To Car Chase, Crash

    Police in Wyoming County are investigating a reported hunting-related argument that ended with a car crash in Luzerne County on the first day of rifle deer season. That crash happened on a rural road in Luzerne County’s back mountain Monday night. Police say the altercation started in Overfield Township in Wyoming County. Several police officers from Wyoming and Luzerne Counties as well as state police were on scene for hours after an SUV crashed into a tree on Upper Demunds […]

  • Snow Storm Causes Road Issues, Power Outages In Monroe County

    MONROE COUNTY — Wednesday’s snow storm caused all sorts of the problems for folks in the Poconos, from dangerous roads conditions to power outages. Generator power was what some folks were lucky to have as part of Monroe County near Saylorsburg was left in the dark due to the wintery storm. Nate Heater made the best of a bad situation, using his grill to make dinner. “We have everything we need. We have a house to stay warm overnight. We […]

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    Game Commission: Two Teens Shot by Hunter in Schuylkill County

    TAMAQUA —  The Pennsylvania Game Commission is investigating a shooting near the Tamaqua Area High School on Tuesday. Officials believe two teens were shot with a .270 caliber hunting rifle around 5 p.m. Tuesday. Police said it happened in a wooded area off of Green Street in the borough near Tamaqua Area High School. When our crews arrived officers with the game commission were seen talking with people including a man dressed in hunting gear. Authorities say a 54-year-old male hunter […]

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    Local Reaction Mixed Over Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

    SCRANTON — Reaction from folks in our area is mixed following a Missouri grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown. People at Kildare’s in Scranton were tuned to the televisions when that decision was announced just after 9 p.m. Monday. That decision was determined by a grand jury Monday afternoon after two days of deliberations. Some said the jury faced a tough job and the country should respect its […]


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