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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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    Remembering Joan Rivers

    Outside the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, the electronic sign paid respects to Joan Rivers, the edgy and outspoken comedian, who passed away at the age of 81. Will Beekman, the managing director of the F.M. Kirby Center, said Rivers performed here four times over the years. “I wish all the artists were like her, we all know what you got on stage,” said Beekman. “Off stage she was a kind as can be, she wanted to know your name […]

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    Abington Heights School District Facing Possible Teachers’ Strike

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — It was the first day of school for students in the Abington Heights School District in Lackawanna County and already there’s conflict brewing. Parents, teachers, and administrators gathered Wednesday night to discuss a possible strike that’s scheduled for next week. “We, the teachers, do have a strike planned for next week.” It was a bold message from Abington Heights Teachers Union President Jim Maria to the school board. The teachers will go on strike on September […]

  • Mandalay Sells Its Share of RailRiders

    MOOSIC — The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders announced Wednesday that Mandalay Baseball, the co-owner of the team, has sold its share of the Triple-A franchise to an investment group. According to RailRiders President and General Manager Rob Crain, it will be business as usual. Fans will see no disruption to the team or the stadium in Moosic. That investment group, SWB Investors LLC, is made up of five partners, two of whom have been friends since attending college together at the University […]

  • Vigil Marks 20th Anniversary Of Brutal, Unsolved Murders

    WILLIAMSPORT — Family and friends of a slain mother and young daughter came together Tuesday night for the 20th anniversary of their deaths. Gail Matthews and her 5-year-old daughter Tamara Berkheiser were killed in Williamsport back in September 1994 and the crime remains unsolved. It’s been two decades with no answers, but friends and family of Gail Matthews came together once again for an annual vigil in Brandon Park. “Why? Who would do such a thing?” said Gail’s brother, David […]

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    SUV, Cycle Involved In Wreck

    KINGSTON TOWNSHIP — The Labor Day holiday weekend has ended with another serious crash, this one in Luzerne County. Police in Kingston Township say two people went to the hospital after an SUV and motorcycle collided on Route 309. A motorcycle was cut in half on Route 309 near Dallas after police say it was involved in a crash with an SUV. It happened at the entrance of Sheetz, around 4:30 Monday afternoon. Grace Myers of Bucks County was sitting […]

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    Spending Labor Day Holiday At Promised Land State Park

    PROMISED LAND STATE PARK — With the Labor Day holiday weekend here, what better way to spend these last days of summer than on the beach? Some friends and their families traveled from Monroe County to soak up the rays at Promised Land State Park in Pike County. “Nice to be at the beach. It’s a beautiful place, the leaves are starting to change a bit, it’s great,” said Karen Dispasquale from Cresco. “Well, it’s a lot of fun to […]

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    $2 Million Settlement Reached In Pedestrian Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    HONESDALE — A multi-million dollar settlement has been reached in a wrongful death case involving a pedestrian who was struck and killed in Wayne County. The family of Ruth Ann Malti of Honesdale was planning to sue several parties for her death in 2011. It was at the intersection of Church and 7th Streets in Honesdale that Ruth Ann Malti was fatally injured in March 2011. Malti was walking across Church Street in a crosswalk on March 22 when she […]

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    People React To Tragedy At Arizona Gun Range

    The shocking and tragic news out of Arizona is making headlines days after a nine-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed a gun instructor at a gun range on Monday. The instructor was teaching the girl to shoot an Uzi submachine gun and she lost control of the firearm when it recoiled, causing the bullets to hit the 39-year-old man. At the Wyoming County Fair, Henry Rahm is a member of the Wyoming County`s Federation of Sportmen’s Clubs and knew all […]

  • Troy LaFerrara’s Wife Reacts To “Thrill Killers” Plea Agreement

    SUNBURY — The married couple accused of being the “Craigslist Thrill Killers” surprisingly entered into a plea agreement during a scheduled court hearing in Northumberland County. Now Elytte and Miranda Barbour will spend life in prison rather than go to trial and face the death penalty for the death of Troy LaFerrrara. Elytte and Miranda Barbour walked out of the courthouse in Sunbury, having both agreed to plead guilty to second degree murder for killing Troy LaFerrara last November. The […]

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    Mifflinburg Hose Company Getting Second Fire House In Mazeppa

    BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — One community in Union County is getting a brand new fire house. The Mifflinburg Hose Company is adding a second fire house in a rural neighborhood nearby and the members and volunteers are doing a lot to make that happen. For members of the Mifflinburg Hose Company seeing this new fire house come together is something they`ve been wanting for more than 10 years. The community here in the village of Mazeppa in Buffalo Township has grown […]

  • Plenty Of Damage After Storm In Susquehanna County

    There was plenty of storm damage to be found in Susquehanna County Friday after the heavy rain flooded areas there last night. The driveway leading up to Roxann Williams’ home near Montrose was filled with large pieces of bedrock after the rains fell. During the storm, that rain turned the driveway into a rushing river, cutting a trench along the side of the road. “My homeowner`s insurance will not cover it. I don`t have flood insurance, and they said it`s […]

  • Philadelphia Team Loses In Nail-biter Elimination LLWS Game

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — It was a nail-biter of a game for the Little League World Series showdown between the teams from Philadelphia and Chicago Thursday night. Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons were down by one run in this elimination game, going to bat at the top of the sixth inning. Unfortunately, Chicago was able to hold them off, beating Philly 6-5. With everything riding on this game, both teams came out of the batter’s box literally swinging. Within the first inning, the […]


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