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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
  • ESU Wants More Discussions On Campus Sexual Assaults

    EAST STROUDSBURG — The on-going national discussion on preventing sexual assaults on college campuses has one university in the Poconos doubling its efforts to spread awareness. East Stroudsburg University invited students and staff to an open forum Wednesday evening. Students say they know the dangers campus life contains and that sexual assaults are a major component of that. Students say it`s not only a problem here, it`s happening at campuses across the country and has now sparked a national discussion […]

  • Williamsport Police Hold Open House To Improve Community Relations

    WILLIAMSPORT — The Williamsport Police Department held its first open house Tuesday night, inviting the public to tour its station. It’s all part of improving relations between Williamsport officers and the community they serve. Police say the driving force behind this effort comes from serious national issues, including the police-involved shootings in Ferguson, Missouri and other cities. “Ever since the Ferguson issue came up, you know, there’s been a lot of discussion nationally and even locally about what we can do […]

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    Racist Graffiti Left All Over Vehicle For Second Time

    MESHOPPEN TOWNSHIP — For the second time in less than two years, a man in Wyoming County says he is the victim of a vicious hate crime. David Antonio, who is African-American, says he found his vehicle covered in spray-painted racial slurs Friday morning. “Just was struck, shocked, what’s going on?” David Antonio says he is still reeling after finding his car covered in this racially charged graffiti. He woke up to find his vehicle that was left parked outside […]

  • PennDOT Gearing Up For “Pothole Blitz”

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — It’s a problem we in Pennsylvania experience every winter. Roads dotted with those pesky potholes; some are even downright dangerous. For many people Newswatch 16 spoke with they have had it. “You know what it is when you cross that state line, you know you`re back in Pennsylvania,” said Mike Rincavage from Tunkhannock. “Some are big, some small, you just got to try to avoid them,” said Michael Rieman from Simpson. Now PennDOT is gearing up to […]

  • Williamsport To Name Street After Officer Killed In 1906

    WILLIAMSPORT — One of Williamsport’s first African-American police officers was given an honor more than 100 years after his death. Officer Thomas Hughes died days after being beaten by an angry mob back in 1906. At a meeting Wednesday evening, city council voted to have a street bear his name. At a meeting Wednesday evening, city council voted to have a street bear his name. “This is my great-grandfather standing in Market Square in 1906, 1905, just before he was […]

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    March Goes Out Like A Lion With Spring Snow Storm

    The Easter flower tents are up. It’s a sure sign that spring has sprung, but apparently Mother Nature decided to pull an April Fools’ Day joke a day early. With April about to start, March went out like a lion. “It’s really, really bad.” In Lewisburg, many people found themselves shocked to still be shoveling snow. “I was really hoping that the last time this came it was done, not so lucky.” “I wasn`t expecting, I thought winter was over. […]

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    Controversial Power Plant Offers Money Incentives

    JESSUP — A controversial power plant proposed for a community in Lackawanna County could mean even more money for residents living there. The company wanting to build the power plant, Invenergy, says if the deal goes through in Jessup, it will commit hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to the borough. Signs all over the borough show a community divided. The issue: a proposed power plant that a Chicago-based energy company wants to build on an industrial site in […]

  • Trooper Hit on I-81 in Schuylkill County

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP — A state trooper was hit by a vehicle and critically injured along Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County. Officials say the trooper was helping a stopped driver when he was hit on the interstate near Frackville. Both southbound lanes of I-81 were closed for more than five hours while the crash was investigated. Traffic was being diverted off the interstate at exit 124, the Saint Clair/Frackville exit as both lanes were closed between there and exit 119. “It’s […]

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    Reaction To German Airplane Crash

    LUZERNE COUNTY — “Overall it’s just a tragic situation.” Jim Gallagher and his brother Michael are the owners and operators of Aviation Technologies Incorporated, a private airport at the Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport. They say the news of the German airline crash in the French Alps was tragic enough; now hearing the co-pilot reportedly deliberately crashed the plane is extremely upsetting. “A pilot’s goal is to perform a service, whether it’s for business or pleasure and their goal is to […]

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    ‘Homework Diner’ Feeds Brains and Families

    SCRANTON — Some elementary students in Scranton are getting a helping hand, filling their brains and their stomachs. An after-school program called Homework Diner has been launched at a school in south Scranton, offering free dinner and free tutoring. At McNichols Plaza Elementary on South Irving Avenue, students were enjoying food, fun, and family. And it’s all for free. Homework Diner runs after school on Mondays and Wednesdays at McNichols Plaza. It provides free tutoring in reading and writing and a […]

  • Alleged ‘Art Thief’ Formally Charged

    STROUDSBURG — Police have arrested an alleged art thief in Monroe County. Amanda Packard, 56, of Canadensis is accused of stealing a painting from the Monroe County Administration building earlier this month. Detectives from the district attorney`s office say Packard was caught on camera removing the painting from the building and then caught on camera again trying to return it. Investigators in Monroe County have now formally charged Packard. “I have no idea why she would take that painting,” said […]


    Wall on Route 435 Bridge Collapses

    ELMHURST TOWNSHIP — PennDOT has put an emergency repair plan in place after a bridge partially collapsed Monday afternoon in Lackawanna County. It happened around 3 p.m. Monday near Elmhurst. Crews from PennDOT were out along a bridge on Route 435 in Elmhurst Township after its retaining wall fell into Roaring Brook. Inspectors were out along the bridge, checking to see how bad the damage was. For folks passing through, they were shocked to see the ground under the bridge […]


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