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
  • SEDA-COG Helping Homeowners Try To Keep Flood Insurance Premiums Down

    MILTON — A community in Northumberland County hit hard by the flood of 2011 is getting some news they don’t want to hear. Federal laws passed after the floods will cause their flood insurance premiums to increase some by as much as 18 percent. This was Milton back in 2011 when the Susquehanna River flood the borough in Northumberland County, damaging homes and businesses, including the Arrowhead Restaurant which took on six feet of water. And that wasn’t the only […]

  • Bear Caught After Roaming Streets In Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — An unusual and unexpected visitor caused quite the commotion in one neighborhood throughout the morning and into the afternoon on Wednesday in Wilkes-Barre. A bear had to be tranquilized after running through some streets in an area near the Susquehanna River. A 170-pound adult male bear lay motionless on the ground after it was hit with a tranquilizer by conservation officers from the state Game Commission this afternoon in Wilkes-Barre. The Game Commission found the bear, believed to […]

  • Judge Expected to Announce Decision on Whether Jerry Sandusky Deserves New Trial

    BELLEFONTE — The fate of former Penn State Football coach and convicted child predator Jerry Sandusky is expected to be revealed Wednesday on whether he will get a new trial. A Centre County judge is expected to make a decision if Sandusky can be re-tried on charges of child sexual abuse. It was back in May that Jerry Sandusky made an appearance at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte for a post-conviction relief hearing. The former Penn State assistant football coach […]

  • #MeToo Tweets Take a Stand Against Sexual Harassment, Assault

    EAST STROUDSBURG — There’s a major movement on social media that’s taking a stand against sexual assault and harassment. Hollywood celebrities began posting #MeToo on Twitter to show they too have been victims. Within hours of actress Alyssa Milano sending that tweet, it became the rallying cry of millions across the country who are taking a stand against sexual assault and harassment. “People can put that hashtag on there and come out on social media then be able to tell it […]

  • Former Catholic School Now Haunted Mansion For Booster Clubs’ Fundraiser

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP — A former Catholic school in Schuylkill County is getting some use in a most “Spooktacular” way. The vacant Cardinal Brennan School, now owned by the North Schuylkill School District, is now a haunted attraction for Halloween! And this is a fundraiser for the booster clubs of two of the district’s athletic teams. Screams and shouts rang out inside this haunted attraction as ghouls and ghosts popped out from hidden locations. The former Cardinal Brennan Catholic School, now […]

  • Woman Grieves Shocking Loss of Nephew Found Shot to Death in Florida

    BERWICK  — “I’m going to miss him so much. I loved him dearly. He was a son to me.” Laura Varner of Berwick recalls getting the most devastating news Tuesday morning. Her sister calling from Florida to tell her that their nephew, Nicholas Corvino, 30, originally from Berwick, was found shot to death in his apartment in Kissimmee. “She says, ‘Nicky’s dead.’ I said, ‘What? What happened?’ She said he was murdered by his roommate.” That roommate, Scott Waddell, 45, […]

  • Man Facing New, More Serious Animal Cruelty Charges After Stabbing, Killing Pet Cat

    PITTSTON — A man from Pittston is locked up on serious animal cruelty charges, accused of killing a cat by stabbing it in the head. Max Stevey, 24, was arraigned Wednesday afternoon after the animal was found dead last week. Court papers show the cat, named Ginger, was found dead last week inside a dumpster outside the apartment building in Pittston where Stevey lives. Humane Officer Wayne Harvey was notified at the Luzerne County SPCA and made contact with Stevey, the […]

  • Gun Shop Owner in Schuylkill County Sets His Sights on Expansion

    ORWIGSBURG — A small local business in Schuylkill County is looking into possibly expanding and in a big way. The owner of Shakey’s Gun Shop in Orwigsburg purchased a nearly 20-acre plot of land just outside the borough right off busy Route 61. Inside Shakey’s Gun Shop in Orwigsburg, Emily Noecker is buying her very first gun, but she’s no stranger to the store that sits on the main road in the borough’s downtown. She’s been here several times over the […]

  • Homicide Investigation after Woman Found Dead in Mount Carmel

    MOUNT CARMEL — Police in Northumberland County are investigating a homicide after a woman’s body was found in her own backyard under an open second-floor window in Mount Carmel. Now, police say her boyfriend is a “person of interest” in the case. “I love Penny,” said Robert Thurner who appeared to be crying as he left the Mount Carmel Police Department and was led away to be locked up on a probation charge. This came hours after his girlfriend, Penny […]

  • Frustrations Rise Over Much-Delayed Flood Protection Project

    JERMYN — It was a heated council meeting in one community in Lackawanna County over a much-delayed project to install flood protection in a creek. Rushbrook Creek flooded out in 2003 and 14 years later, nothing has been done to make it safer. For several years, chain link fencing blocked off the county-owned bridge on Lincoln Avenue in Jermyn. No vehicles are allowed on it as holes have opened on the structure. Jermyn Borough Council member Dan Markey says the […]

  • Marywood Student Arrested; Bulletproof Vest, Assault Rifle, Ammo Found in Car

    DUNMORE — Police took a man into custody on the campus of Marywood University Wednesday. Investigators said he had a gun and lots of ammunition in his car. Officers responded to reports of an armed man on campus Wednesday afternoon. Dunmore police took Alex Barowski, 28, of Archbald into custody. He was arraigned Wednesday night on charges of terroristic threats, possessing unlawful body armor, and simple assault. The Lackawanna County district attorney said police found Barowski in a commuter parking lot on Morgan […]

  • Prayer Vigil Held at Church near Tunkhannock for Las Vegas Victims

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP — People came out for a solemn evening of prayer in Wyoming County for the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. A small crowd gathered at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church near Tunkhannock Tuesday night, but their purpose was powerful: the gun violence in this country needs to stop. The vigil was organized by Rev. Lou Divis to remember the victims of the worst mass shooting in our nation`s history. “I’m enraged. I am angry, upset,” said […]