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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.

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    Reaction To German Airplane Crash

    LUZERNE COUNTY — “Overall it’s just a tragic situation.” Jim Gallagher and his brother Michael are the owners and operators of Aviation Technologies Incorporated, a private airport at the Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport. They say the news of the German airline crash in the French Alps was tragic enough; now hearing the co-pilot reportedly deliberately crashed the plane is extremely upsetting. “A pilot’s goal is to perform a service, whether it’s for business or pleasure and their goal is to […]

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    ‘Homework Diner’ Feeds Brains and Families

    SCRANTON — Some elementary students in Scranton are getting a helping hand, filling their brains and their stomachs. An after-school program called Homework Diner has been launched at a school in south Scranton, offering free dinner and free tutoring. At McNichols Plaza Elementary on South Irving Avenue, students were enjoying food, fun, and family. And it’s all for free. Homework Diner runs after school on Mondays and Wednesdays at McNichols Plaza. It provides free tutoring in reading and writing and a […]

  • Alleged ‘Art Thief’ Formally Charged

    STROUDSBURG — Police have arrested an alleged art thief in Monroe County. Amanda Packard, 56, of Canadensis is accused of stealing a painting from the Monroe County Administration building earlier this month. Detectives from the district attorney`s office say Packard was caught on camera removing the painting from the building and then caught on camera again trying to return it. Investigators in Monroe County have now formally charged Packard. “I have no idea why she would take that painting,” said […]


    Wall on Route 435 Bridge Collapses

    ELMHURST TOWNSHIP — PennDOT has put an emergency repair plan in place after a bridge partially collapsed Monday afternoon in Lackawanna County. It happened around 3 p.m. Monday near Elmhurst. Crews from PennDOT were out along a bridge on Route 435 in Elmhurst Township after its retaining wall fell into Roaring Brook. Inspectors were out along the bridge, checking to see how bad the damage was. For folks passing through, they were shocked to see the ground under the bridge […]

  • Girardville St. Pat’s Parade Still On!

    GIRARDVILLE — The wintry weather may have put a damper on things for some on Friday but folks in Schuylkill County say it’s not going to affect their parade. The 12th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day parade is still on for Girardville set to step off Saturday at noon. With the big Irish shindig planned for this sleepy coal community in Schuylkill County, the cavalry came rolling through, plowing the several inches of snow that fell from this wintry blast. Parade […]

  • Old Forge Lady Devils Going To State Championship Again!

    OLD FORGE — A girls’ basketball team in Lackawanna County got a heroes’ sendoff Thursday night as they prepare to head to the state championship game in Hershey. This is the second year in a row the Old Forge Lady Devils will play for the state title. School spirit was rallied to a frenzy at Old Forge High School. For the team, all this school pride makes them feel they`ve already won. “Just now they`re hanging stuff up behind me […]

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    Scranton Business Owners Agree With Biden’s Vision Of Hope

    SCRANTON — Tuesday’s vice presidential visit from Scranton native Joe Biden left behind a message of hope and opportunity, both for our country and for the city he once called home. Biden made that impassioned speech to the crowd at the annual Friendly Sons of St. Patrick dinner Tuesday night. Biden acknowledged the hard financial times the city has faced for decades but reminded folks about the hard work our founding fathers, including Irish immigrants, did to build both Scranton and […]

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    Vice President Biden Speaks at Friendly Sons Dinner

    DICKSON CITY — Vice President Joe Biden returned to his native northeastern Pennsylvania Tuesday. Biden is the guest speaker for the 110th annual Friendly Sons of St. Patrick dinner. The doors opened around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and the ballroom at Genetti Manor in Dickson City quickly filled up. The vice president arrived around 7:30 p.m. He spoke to the crowd around 10:30 p.m. for about 40 minutes. Approximately 1,300 men were on hand for the event. Biden said he loved […]

  • Carbondale Police Make Second Arrest In “Lottery” Scam

    CARBONDALE — Police in Lackawanna County have made another arrest in a scam. Carbondale cops say a couple told elaborate lies to defraud a family friend out of tens of thousands of dollars! “You never threatened to kill anybody?” “No I did not, no I didn`t, no I didn`t and I`m going to prove that.” Zachery Everitt maintained he did nothing wrong as he was led away by Carbondale police. Officers charged Everitt for helping his girlfriend, Ashley Sobel, bilk […]

  • Scranton School Board Names New Superintendent

    SCRANTON — The Scranton School District has a new superintendent. The Scranton School Board voted 6-3 to name 66-year old Dr. Alexis Kirijan as the district’s new superintendent. Kirijan, a Scranton native, holds a doctorate of education. She previously worked as an administrator in the Atlanta public school district. She was selected from three finalists after a nation-wide search and will fill the position left vacant with the resignation of long-time superintendent Dr. Bill King who left the job last June. […]

  • Bucknell University Campus Reacts To Sigma Alpha Epsilon

    LEWISBURG — The fallout for Sigma Alpha Epsilon at the University of Oklahoma comes as SAE’s National Chapter continues to crack down on its fraternities nation-wide for hazing problems on campus. A chapter at Bucknell University in Lewisburg was suspended from campus for such violations in 2011. Shocking video making national headlines shows members of the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon chanting racial slurs against African-Americans while on a bus trip. The chapter, located at the University of Oklahoma has since […]

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    Group Protests University’s Abortion Coverage Ban

    SCRANTON — The University of Scranton recently made changes to the health care it provides to employees and it’s causing some controversy. The university plans to stop coverage on all abortions. On Courthouse Square, only a few blocks from the University of Scranton campus, people from Planned Parenthood and a group called Concerned Clergy for Choice gathered to protest the university’s decision to eliminate abortion coverage for employees. “It lacks compassion for women who need access to healthcare. That`s what […]


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