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
  • Forest City Man Charged After Gun Discharges In New York Mall

    FOREST CITY — A man from Susquehanna County is facing felony charges after police in New York say his gun discharged in a crowded mall. Michael Perez-Rodriguez of Forest City was reportedly at the mall in Orange County, New York on Sunday when the gun went off. “Do you want to just say you’re sorry for what happened? Do you feel bad, I mean, what happened?” Newswatch 16 asked Michael Perez-Rodriguez outside his home on Delaware Drive in Forest City. […]

  • Suspected Bad Check Writer Turns Himself In

    WEST PITTSTON — The man suspected of passing bad checks for expensive items at several hardware stores in at least three counties turned himself in on Wednesday. Anthony Fazio, 40, is facing theft charges in Lackawanna County and is expected to face more in Luzerne and Schuylkill counties. Fazio faces felony theft charges for allegedly writing bad checks at Justus True Value near Clarks Summit and another hardware store in Moscow to buy expensive power tools and equipment. He was arraigned […]

  • Burglars Caught on Camera Stealing Food from Italian Restaurant in Scranton

    SCRANTON — The owners of a restaurant in Scranton are asking for your help in catching two people seen on camera stealing food from their walk-in refrigerator. The burglary reportedly happened Saturday night at Alfredo’s Cafe in the city’s southside. Surveillance video taken from outside Alfredo’s Café in south Scranton shows a man and woman raiding the restaurant’s walk-in refrigerator located behind the building. They can be seen making several trips back and forth carrying bags of food owned by the […]

  • Crash Leaves One Dead in Schuylkill County

    WAYNE TOWNSHIP — A deadly crash had a road in Schuylkill County shut down for most of the day Monday. State police were at the crash site near Cressona for hours trying to determine what happened. Route 183 just outside of Cressona was a sea of emergency lights as rescue crews were on the scene of a deadly two-vehicle crash. It happened around 2:30 p.m., shutting down a long portion of the road, forcing drivers to take a detour around the area. […]

  • Festivities, Times Tower Lighting, Gathering of Friends in Downtown Scranton on Thanksgiving Eve

    SCRANTON — The day before Thanksgiving was a big day for the city of Scranton that continued into the night. First, the annual lighting of the Times Tower drew a large crowd as always. And with this being Thanksgiving Eve, folks were partying it up in the downtown. Bars in Scranton were filled with fun seekers. At Ale Mary’s, the crowd was already getting rowdy. “We’re all here from outside of town. We’re having a great time, having a few beverages at […]

  • Verdict in Poconos Hazing Death Trial

    STROUDSBURG — A jury in Monroe County decided that a fraternity is responsible for the hazing death of a college pledge. Jurors not only convicted the Greek organization for the hazing death of 19-year-old Chen “Michael” Deng, it also found the fraternity guilty of trying to cover it up. Deng was a student at Baruch College in New York City. He died during a hazing ritual at a home near Long Pond in 2013. Pi Delta Psi is now responsible […]

  • Two New Restaurants Open Within One Year by Same Owner in Downtown Pottsville

    POTTSVILLE — Pottsville’s downtown is getting a boost of new life. There’s a community effort to revitalize the city that’s connecting business owners, city officials, and residents. It’s dinnertime at Wheel Restaurant on West Market Street in Pottsville, and it’s busy for a Monday night. That’s great news for the restaurant’s owner, who opened this build-your-own grilled cheese eatery just over a year ago. He says he sees a lot of potential here in the city. “I see a lot of […]

  • More Than Two Dozen Bronze Vases Taken From Grave Markers Inside Cemetery

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — State police in Luzerne County say thieves made off with more than two dozen bronze vases that were placed at a cemetery near Hazleton. Investigators say those vases are valued at more than 200 dollars each. “Whoever stole them has a use for them but it has to probably do with money, anybody that’s a thief doesn’t have a business going,” said Frank Kovacs. Since 1995 Kovacs has been the general manager of the Mount Laurel Memorial […]

  • Good Samaritan Becomes Victim of a Crime

    NORWEGAIN TOWNSHIP — Neighbors in a community near Pottsville are expressing shock and concern after an elderly homeowner became a victim of a crime all while trying to be a Good Samaritan. “It used to be you don’t to lock your doors, don’t lock the car doors, but now, oh my gosh you have to be afraid,” said Darlene Derricott. State police say on November 9, Nicholas Harman came to the home of 85-year-old Walter Whalen in Norwegain Township, saying […]

  • Three Locked Up in Lackawanna County as Police Investigate Possible Robbery Spree

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Three people remain locked up at the Lackawanna County Prison accused of going on a robbery spree over a course of two days in two counties. Now we’re getting a look at how the bandits operated. Surveillance video taken from inside a Valero in Jenkins Township near Pittston around 8:30 p.m. Monday shows a man who police identify as robbery suspect Russell Meyer. In the video, you can see the man walk up to the counter to make […]

  • Active Shooter Seminar Comes Just Hours After California Shooting

    JESSUP  — The latest shooting in northern California hitting our country comes as law enforcement in Lackawanna County were out educating people on what to do during an active shooter situation. A seminar Tuesday night was sponsored by Lackawanna County. Inside the Lackawanna County Public Safety building in Jessup, more than two dozen people listened to the frantic 911 call from a teacher during the Columbine High School shooting in 1999. This was an active shooter seminar arranged by the county […]

  • Fans, Players Brave Bitter Cold For Football Friday

    SCRANTON — At Memorial Stadium in Scranton, the football teams from Scranton Prep and Lake-Lehman battled it out. While the night was about tackles and touchdowns, there was one thing on everyone’s mind. “It’s cold!” shouted the cheerleading team from Prep. Yes, it sure was cold. The bitter temperature left the bleachers a little bare. Loyal fans made sure to bundle up. “My winter boots, I have leggings underneath my jeans, hand warmers, scarf, hat, blanket,” said Laura Muha from […]