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
  • Abington Heights Grad Killed in Early Morning Crash

    NEWTON TOWNSHIP — A young man is dead following an early morning crash in Lackawanna County. Police say Geoffrey Galdieri, 19, of Newport Township, veered off Newton-Ransom Boulevard around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. His vehicle crashed through a yard before finally stopping in a field in Newton Township. Galdieri`s Subaru Legacy was left crumpled after the crash. The police chief says the force of the crash threw the teenager from the vehicle. He died at the scene. “He must have come right […]

  • Baseball Fans Flocked to PNC Field for RailRiders Home Opener

    MOOSIC — With the crack of the bat, the “boys of summer” were back in northeastern Pennsylvania once again. Monday was the home opener for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders at PNC Field in Lackawanna County and fans were lining up at the gate hours before the 7:05 p.m. start. People said the warm weather made it the perfect night for a ball game. “Compared to last year when it was 40 degrees and rainy and they called the game after a […]

  • Girardville’s Annual St. Patrick’s Parade To Go On A Week Before Easter

    GIRARDVILLE — The terrible weather last month pushed back a huge annual event in Schuylkill County. Girardville’s St. Patrick’s parade is now scheduled for tomorrow more than 3 weeks after most of us celebrated the wearing of the green. Despite the freezing rain, the Easter decorations are a sure sign spring is here in this Schuylkill County community of Girardville. However, those decorations are being outnumbered by all the green that`s still around. That’s because the borough’s Saint Patrick’s parade was […]

  • Protesters Gather Outside Ringling Bros Circus Over Animal Rights

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Not everyone was happy the circus was in town. Newswatch 16’s found protesters outside the Mohegan Sun Arena before the start of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey show. The group is not only upset about current treatment of the show’s animal but concerned for their future care. “We’re out here to educate people who don’t know about the abuse, and we are very concerned because Ringling has not told us where they’re going to take the […]

  • For Ringling Bros And Barnum & Bailey, The Greatest Show On Earth Will Not Go On

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP  — The circus is back in town in Luzerne County! Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus kicked off its four-day show at the Mohegan Sun Arena but it’s for the last time. After nearly 150 years in business, the show won’t go on. “Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, Feld Entertainment is proud to present Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey welcome the Greatest Show on Earth,” the ringmaster yelled from the arena floor. The opening performance […]

  • National Weather Service Issued Flood Warning For Susquehanna County

    GREAT BEND TOWNSHIP — The boat launch along the Susquehanna River in Hallstead is already almost covered with water — and those river levels continue to rise. With rain in the forecast, the National Weather Service issued a flood warning for Susquehanna County and is expected to last through Saturday. “Trust me. When they say flood, I get very scared,” said Rita Frailey. Frailey knows far too well just how bad flooding can be in this area. She lost her […]

  • Hearing Over Controversial Church Retreat Proposal Rescheduled to Accommodate Large Turnout

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — A church’s request to turn the Pocono Dome in Monroe County into a retreat is drawing so much public outcry, a hearing on that proposal had to be rescheduled due to the heavy turnout. The Hamilton Township Zoning Board is moving that hearing to a larger building to accommodate the crowd. Tuesday’s public hearing on the controversial zoning request ended before it started. The Hamilton Township Zoning Board immediately postponed the hearing after so many people showed up […]

  • Grieving Family, Friends Attend Prayer Service for Young Mother Who Died After Marathon

    SCRANTON — Grieving family and friends came out to St. Paul’s Parish in Scranton Monday evening for a prayer service to remember the young married mother of three whose shocking and sudden death is leaving the community reeling. “My deepest sympathies to them, just tragedy,” said Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright (D). “I happened to be at the finish line when she came across and this happened. It’s just a tragedy.” Lindsay Doherty, 36,  of Scranton, had just crossed the finish line of […]

  • Cell Phone Video Captures Dramatic End To Police Chase In The Poconos

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — Two men are locked up in Monroe county, charged with leading police on a chase that ended only after police had to ram their car with their vehicles. Cell phone video captured the dramatic moments a police chase involving this car came to an end on route 611 near Swiftwater around 2:30 Thursday afternoon. Now investigators say the two men in the car, driver Kwyane Walker from the Bronx and his passenger Gary White, are locked up, […]

  • Missing Former Federal Judge Found in Lackawanna County

    DUNMORE — A former federal judge who went missing nearly 48 hours ago has been safely recovered Thursday night in Lackawanna County. 92-year-old former Federal Judge Edwin Kosik disappeared two days ago near his home in Daleville, but as of Thursday evening, he is safe and sound. Police escorted the ambulance carrying the retired judge out of a wooded area off of Tigue Street in Dunmore after 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening, transporting him to the hospital for medical evaluation. “Tonight, I […]

  • Milford Residents Bracing for Chaos as Eric Frein’s Death Penalty Trial Less Than a Week Away

    MILFORD — In the idyllic community of Milford, it’s the calm before the chaos. With the start of death penalty trial for accused cop killer Eric Frein less than a week away at the Pike County Courthouse, residents are just bracing for the circus to arrive. “I’m leaving town,” laughed Nanette Stewart. “Traffic is probably going to crazy in here,” added Frank Navarro. “Unfortunately, it will take up a lot of time and resources and the town will be a zoo,” […]

  • Four Teens Charged With Burglary Offenses For Multiple Thefts

    DUNMORE — State police in Dunmore say Nicholas Hnatusko, 19, of Jefferson Township; Louis Florio, 19, of Madison Township; Sean Shearin, 18, of Madison Township; and 18-year-old Tristan Parris, 18, of Tannersville; are all charged with burglary offenses in connection to thefts that took place on three separate occasions last year. Lewis Gardner says he’s one of the victims. “It seems like they’re just kids looking probably for drug money,” said Gardner. Police say Hnatusko and Florio broke into Gardner’s […]