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
  • Motorcycle Club Holds Annual Memorial Day Bike Night to Honor Military Current and Past

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — Members of a motorcycle club held their annual Memorial Day observation in the Poconos Monday. The Latin American Motorcycle Association gathered at a restaurant in Monroe County to honor military veterans as well as those still serving. They came roaring into the parking lot of Texas Roadhouse armed with American pride. It was the Latin American Motorcycle Association’s special Memorial Day Bike Night where they took the time to honor military veterans as well as those still serving. “The […]

  • Scranton Chimney Contractor Charged with Fraud

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — A chimney contractor in Lackawanna County is facing felony charges, accused of ripping off an elderly couple. Investigators say Daniel Brennan of Scranton charged the couple for fireplace repairs that he never did. Daniel Brennan, 52, is now facing felony fraud charges. He’s accused of bilking an elderly couple in Clarks Summit out of $1,400. According to the criminal complaint, Brennan promised to do repair work on the fireplace at the home of Ernest and Maureen Chell, […]

  • After Commencement, LCCC Grads Plan to Continue Higher Education

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Hundreds of graduates walked the stage at Mohegan Sun Arena Thursday evening in Luzerne County. Luzerne County Community College held its commencement with one of its largest graduating classes. At Mohegan Sun Arena near Wilkes-Barre, the 803 members of the graduating class marked a major milestone in front of family and friends. And now, as these graduates are set to embark on the next chapter in their lives, what will be their next step? “The next step […]

  • Two Killed in Multi-Vehicle Wreck on I-81 in Schuylkill County

    SCHUYLKILL COUNTY — The northbound lanes of Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County were closed for hours after a crash killed two people Wednesday afternoon. Several vehicles were involved, including a tractor-trailer that caught fire after the crash. Emergency crews rushed to the scene after that pileup happened just after 2 p.m. roughly six miles north of the Minersville exit (116). State police in Frackville say the crash involved two tractor trailers and two pickup trucks. Two people in one of […]

  • Skimming Device Found in Gas Pump in Luzerne County

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — Police say a device that copies credit card information was found at a gas station in Plains Township. That equipment, known as a skimming device, was discovered a pump at the Carriage Stop Plaza Sunoco gas station on Route 115 Tuesday morning. If you bought gas from that gas station on Route 115 near East Mountain Boulevard, police say you should pay close attention to activity on your bank account. The department posted an alert on its […]

  • People Of Different Faith Start Conversation On Religious Similarities At Potluck Supper In Stroudsburg

    STROUDSBURG — Folks in the Poconos gathered for an interfaith supper tonight. The dinner was organized by members of the Muslim community in Stroudsburg as a way to open a dialogue among different religions. As it turned out, the crowd was double the amount organizers expected. The folks gathering inside the Stroudsburg Islamic center were enjoying a potluck supper and some friendly conversation. But the topic of the evening was anything but light. “It’s uncomfortable to talk about these things […]

  • Diners Flock To Leiby’s Restaurant After It Reopens After A Decade-long Closure

    SOUTH TAMAQUA — A popular restaurant in Schuylkill County is welcoming diners once again after being closed for a decade. Leiby’s Restaurant had been a more than 40-year-old establishment near Tamaqua when it closed in 2007. “Hi, welcome to Leiby’s. How many?” It’s a greeting many in this area feared they would never hear again. But it’s true, after being closed for a decade Leiby’s Restaurant here in Schuylkill County is officially back open for business. “It is wonderful, we […]

  • 19 Year Old Wins Republican Ticket for Mayor’s Race in Tamaqua

    TAMAQUA — We are getting a clearer picture of the winners and losers from Tuesday’s Pennsylvania primary election. In Schuylkill County, one community could have a mayor that lists high school graduation as a recent accomplishment. Nathan Gerace, 19, defeated two other candidates on the Republican ticket for mayor of Tamaqua. For the 19 year old, congratulations were certainly in order for him from patrons at the Tamaqua Station Restaurant. The 2016 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School claimed the win […]

  • Talerico Edges Out Scanlon in Race for Lackawanna County D.A.

    SCRANTON — The Republican battle for district attorney in Lackawanna County has been a tough battle. At the Hilton in downtown Scranton, it was a celebration as Gene Talerico managed to claim the Republican ticket in the race for the district attorney’s office. Talerico took the podium just after 10 p.m. Tuesday night after the election results showed him with a strong lead over his opponent, current District Attorney Shane Scanlon. The race was hotly contested and was expected to […]

  • Four Fraternity Brothers Plead Guilty for Pledge’s Death in Hazing Ritual

    STROUDSBURG — Four members of a fraternity pleaded guilty Monday for the death of a 19-year-old pledge in the Poconos. Chen Michael Deng died after a hazing ritual at a house in Monroe County in December of 2013. Charles Lai said nothing as he left the Monroe County Courthouse after admitting responsibility for the death of Chen. Lai and three of his fraternity brothers from Pi Delta Psi entered guilty pleas to felony charges of voluntary manslaughter as an accomplice […]

  • Blaze Destroys Two Forest City Homes

    FOREST CITY — Fire crews spent hours battling a massive blaze that destroyed two homes in Susquehanna County. Crews were called out around 3:30 p.m. Friday after the fire broke out in one home, then spread to the house next door. Thick smoke poured from two homes in Forest City as fire crews raced to tackled the massive blaze that broke out first in this house, then spread to the one next door. That fire in the 700 block of Delaware […]

  • Sunbury Police Investigating Rash Of More Than Two Dozen Vehicle Break-ins

    SUNBURY — Police in Sunbury are warning residents about a recent rash of car break-ins, with more than two dozen vehicles targeted since Sunday night. Now, Sunbury police are putting residents on high alert. Investigators say more than 25 break-ins were reported to police, all taking place in the city`s Hill Neighborhood. “My sister’s car was one of them,” said Tabitha Hummel. “Whether she locked it or not she wasn’t sure. She went into her car and a bunch of stuff […]