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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
  • Three Fire Companies in Three Counties Collecting Donations for Hurricane Harvey Victims

    DANVILLE — There’s a community effort between three fire companies in three counties to collect donations for the hurricane victims in Houston, Texas. Fire companies in West Hazleton in Luzerne County, in Scott Township in Columbia County, and in Danville in Montour County have been gathering necessary items for the past month. A trailer parked at the Washington Hose Company in Danville is starting to fill up with essential items and will soon be on its way to help the […]

  • Former NY Congressman Anthony Weiner Wants to Serve Sentence at Federal Prison in Schuylkill County

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP — A federal prison in Schuylkill County could possibly be getting an infamous inmate: Anthony Weiner. Yes, that Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former New York congressman who got caught sending graphic photos and videos to an underage girl. Weiner will spend 21 months in federal prison for sending graphic photos to and having obscene video chats with a 15-year-old girl, but it’s where the former candidate for mayor of New York City wants to spend his time behind bars […]

  • Slain Trooper’s Widow Files Civil Wrongful Death Against Eric Frein And His Parents

    SCRANTON — The widow of a slain state police trooper has filed a civil lawsuit against the parents of the man who killed him. Tiffany Dickson, the wife of Cpl. Bryon Dickson, alleges the parents of Eric Frein knew he hated law enforcement and provided him access to firearms. Eric Frein now sits on death row for the murder of State Police Corporal Bryon Dickson and for seriously injuring another trooper, Alex Douglass, three years ago. Now the widow of Bryon […]

  • Funeral Director Charged With Taking Pictures Of Dead Bodies

    EAST STROUDSBURG — A funeral director was charged Friday with dealing drugs and snapping inappropriate pictures of corpses. Investigators say the woman, known as “Angel”, was anything but. Angeliegha Stewart, or “Angel,” faces serious charges over what she described as a prank, including abuse of corpse and harassment. Detectives with the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office say Stewart is the funeral director at Lanterman and Allen Funeral Home in East Stroudsburg. They say she took pictures of dead bodies the […]

  • Abington Heights Teachers to Return to School Friday, Second Strike Planned for January

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — It was a contentious school board meeting Wednesday night as the Abington Heights School District is now seven days into a teachers strike. But in a surprise announcement by the union president, he says teachers will return to class on Friday. So why are parents still upset? “I am choosing to leave tonight on a positive note, return to our homes and prepare for work on Friday. I thank you for your time,” said Abington Heights […]

  • Sister of Murder Victim Arrested on Drug Charges

    MOUNT CARMEL — The sister of a murder victim was arrested Monday on drug charges in Northumberland County, but according to a search warrant that showed up on social media, she is part of the investigation into her brother’s death. It’s been nearly a week since the body of Sean Maschal was found in a wooded area off Route 54 near Mount Carmel with a gunshot wound to his head. So far, no one has been charged with his death. […]

  • Milling, Paving Work Final Step in PennDOT’s Four-Year Construction Project on I-81

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — There’s a heads up for drivers headed out on Interstate 81 around the Pittston/Dupont exit to the Pennsylvania Turnpike. PennDOT has both directions of the highway down to one lane for milling and paving work overnight, but the department says this work is actually good news for drivers. Travel was a slow go in both the north and southbound lanes of Interstate 81 in Luzerne County Monday night. Both directions were down to a single lane so PennDOT […]

  • Prosecution, Juror React To Guilty Verdict In Second Trial Against Mother Who Tried To Kill Children

    WILKES-BARRE — A jury found a mother guilty of trying to kill her two young children in Luzerne County. This was the second trial for Melissa Scholl. In June, a jury deadlocked on her case. Melissa Scholl was silent as she left the Luzerne County Courthouse in Wilkes-Barre a guilty woman. A jury convicted her on two counts of attempted homicide for trying to kill herself and her two young children with carbon monoxide. The jury came to that verdict […]

  • Selinsgrove Community Reacts To Arrest Of Former High School Football Star

    SELINSGROVE — It was a night for football at the Selinsgrove School District with a middle school matchup between Selinsgrove’s and Mount Carmel’s football teams. But the arrest of a former Selinsgrove football star, who was slapped with robbery and related charges, was on most people’s minds. “It is sad, it is sad. It’s sad that you get messed up in something like that,” said Randy Cline. Selinsgrove police arrested and charged 19-year-old Juvan Batts of Selinsgrove, reportedly in connection […]

  • Intruder Shot, Killed by Resident in Clinton County

    PINE CREEK TOWNSHIP — Police in Clinton County say a man is dead after he attempted to force his way into a home. State police say it happened at a home just outside Avis around 2 a.m. Wednesday. Hours after the deadly shooting, neighbors were talking about what happened. “Next thing you know you hear bang, bang, bang,” said Torrance Stabley. People in a neighborhood near Avis recalled hearing gunshots early in the morning. They awoke later to find state […]

  • Flyers Promoting ‘White Nationalism’ Found Posted in Downtown Sunbury

    SUNBURY — Police in Northumberland County say flyers promoting white nationalism were found posted around Sunbury’s downtown. The Sunbury police chief says this isn’t the first time posters of that nature have been left in the city. The chief said a resident brought them to the police station after finding them around 8 a.m Tuesday. They show a white family together with phrases such as “We have the right to exist” and “Diversity means less white people.” “I’m offended,” said Dot […]

  • Jessup Borough Adding Financial Incentive to Boost Volunteer First Responders Recruitment

    JESSUP — There’s an effort to recruit more volunteer first responders in one community in Lackawanna County. On Monday night, Jessup Borough council voted to give volunteer firefighters and EMT’s a tax break if they live in the borough. It was a busy Monday night for both hose companies in Jessup. Over at Hose Company No. 1, volunteer firefighters were called to a nearby house after a construction crew hit a gas line. Then at Hose Company No. 2, fire crews […]