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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
  • Turkey Trying To Out Trot Thanksgiving?

    TUNKHANNOCK — While most of us are looking forward to Thanksgiving, there are those who down right dread it. That would be turkeys, of course, who must pay the ultimate price for that delicious meal! But up in Wyoming County, one turkey says the holiday is for the birds and he’s making a break for it. We all know Thanksgiving is really all about the food. Most of us will find ourselves more stuffed than the turkey. Unfortunately, it’s no […]

  • Skiers Flock To Big Boulder Resort For First Day Of Ski Season

    KIDDER TOWNSHIP — It was a great day for skiers in the Poconos Thursday as one resort is open for the season. Big Boulder Ski Resort in Carbon County is once again the first to kickstart the fun in the snow. With the swish of their boards cutting across snow, the snow bunnies were off, enjoying the first day of ski season in the Poconos. “It’s opening day, man. We’ve been waiting for this since summer!” “It’s worth it because […]

  • Residents Not Happy About Proposed Power Plant

    SALEM TOWNSHIP — A proposed power plant for a part of Luzerne County has cleared another hurdle in becoming a reality. Moxie Energy wants to build that plant in Salem Township and at a public hearing Wednesday night the township supervisors approved a conditional use permit for that site. The proposed site is in a rural part of Salem Township and Moxie wants to build a natural gas fuel plant that it says would produce up to 900 megawatts of […]

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    People Already Fed Up With Freezing Temperatures

    LUZERNE COUNTY — Even before sunset, the temperature was already below freezing in the Hazleton area. With more than a month before the official start of winter, people here say they’re already officially fed up with the cold. “It’s too cold, way too cold,” said Kelly Mensinger of Hazleton. “I hate it, really bad. I hate it,” said Michelle Berger of Pottsville. “I hate this weather. It’s painful on my legs and I wish it was summertime again,” said Debra […]

  • UPDATE: Police Charge Man Who Carried Crossbow onto Public Square

    WILKES-BARRE — Police in Wilkes-Barre had to respond to a bizarre and alarming 911 call: a man seen walking around Public Square armed with crossbow. The calls came in around 5:30 p.m. Monday, with plenty of people out on the square. Wilkes-Barre police came rushing out to Public Square after the calls came in. Moments later, Newswatch 16 found officers surrounding the man who was taken into custody after being hit with a stun gun. Witnesses tell us that man […]

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    Longtime Firefighter In Carbon County Laid To Rest

    JIM THORPE — A longtime firefighter in Carbon County was laid to rest and given a hero’s farewell by members of his company. Bruce Solomon passed away after a three-year struggle with lung disease. He spent 44 years with a volunteer fire company in Jim Thorpe. A procession of fire trucks draped in black bunting pulled up to the Mauch Chunk Cemetery in Jim Thorpe as the longtime firefighter was laid to rest. Family, friends, and fellow brothers of Bruce […]

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    Frein Charged With Terrorism

    PALMYRA TOWNSHIP — Prosecutors filed two charges of terrorism against accused cop killer Eric Frein. Thursday, the Pike County District Attorney said new evidence found earlier this month, led authorities to now charge Frein with terrorism. Accused cop killer Eric Frein is now facing two counts of terrorism for the ambush at the State Police Barracks at Blooming Grove two months ago that left one trooper dead and another seriously wounded. The Pike County District Attorney filed those new charges Thursday afternoon, […]

  • Residents Meet With Officials To Talk Nuisance Train Horns

    WILLIAMSPORT — Some loud train horns have residents in Williamsport looking for a way to put the brakes on all the noise. Wednesday night they met with city leaders, the owners of the rail line, and the owners of the trains to look for possible solutions. Residents say this has been a problem for many years. The railroad’s owner, a multi-county economic development group known as SEDA-COG, says it hopes to have this issue resolved over the coming months. Horn […]

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    Community Affected By Manhunt Honor Veterans And State Police

    PALMYRA TOWNSHIP — A community in Pike County had on its mind not only those who have served overseas on this Veterans Day but the men and women who protect us right here at home. The Wallenpaupack Area School District, the same district that found itself in the middle of the manhunt for alleged cop killer Eric Frein, held its Veterans Day ceremony Tuesday night. Sweet voices filled the gymnasium here at Wallenpaupack Area High School as these youngsters sang […]

  • Residents Not Happy With Pipeline Proposal

    WILKES-BARRE — A proposed natural gas pipeline was the topic of discussion for dozens of residents in Luzerne County Monday night. The 108-mile line would run from the county’s Back Mountain to New Jersey, but the project isn’t getting a warm reception. Dozens of residents from parts of Luzerne County came out to Coughlin High School in Wilkes-Barre, hoping to hear more about a proposed natural gas pipeline. PennEast wants to place a 108-mile line, starting in the Dallas area […]

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    Auto Shop Owner Has Warning For Vandals

    HAZLETON — A business owner in Hazleton is sending a strong message to whoever vandalized his newly opened auto repair shop by spray painting a warning next the graffiti that was left behind. Not even open for a week and already vandals spray painted the outside of Autotek, a repair shop in Hazleton. So owner Donnie Tolerico responded by spray painting a warning right next to it. He says he wants whoever did this to know he’s willing to defend […]

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    Man Charged With Shooting Former Boss In Head

    NESCOPECK — Attempted murder charges were filed Thursday against a man accused of shooting his former boss in Columbia County. Police say Jason Foust was in the process of burglarizing his boss’s home when the shooting happened. Jason Foust walked silently into his arraignment in Catawissa where he was charged with attempted criminal homicide for shooting his former boss, Barry Reynolds, in the head. Police say the shooting happened at Reynolds’s home here in Nescopeck Sunday morning after Reynolds came […]

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