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.

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    Hundreds Rally Against Heroin Epidemic

    TOWANDA — Grief, anguish, heartbreak, and anger drove a show of force outside the Bradford County Courthouse against what’s being called an epidemic. Hundreds gathered at the courthouse in Towanda for the Bradford County Addiction Awareness Rally, with a focus on one drug in particular: heroin. “This is our reality. This is the reality of heroin. This is it. There’s no end. You will die. It will kill you,” said April Swain of Canton. Swain was among many at the rally who lost […]

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    Beaver Brook Residents Get Reprieve; Water Stays on Despite Unpaid Bill

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — A community in Luzerne County is on the verge of having its water shut off, but residents of Beaver Brook got a reprieve Tuesday afternoon, despite owing thousands for an unpaid bill. Promising words were exchanged between the Kline Township Municipal Authority and the president of the Beaver Brook Association. “Hopefully, this will be a productive start tonight, and we take it from here,” said authority chairman Francis Patton. This meeting comes one day after the Beaver […]

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    DEP: No Gas Contamination at Elementary School

    PECKVILLE — Concerns that gas from a closed gas station may have contaminated a nearby elementary school in Lackawanna County prompted the gas station owner to take action. The owner hired an engineering firm to test water samples from both his property as well as the school’s. Inside the parking lot at Valley View Elementary in Peckville, there are markers in the concrete. Those are monitoring wells that are there to detect if any gas from a former nearby gas […]

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    County Employee Talks About New Consolidated Government Building

    SCRANTON — Anyone looking for a copy of their mortgage or deed in Lackawanna County can find it at the Lackawanna County Gateway Center in Scranton. That’s where the county’s Recorder of Deeds Office is located but it won’t be in the next few years. It is set to relocate to the former Globe store building on Wyoming Avenue. “So, you know it’s our third time moving,” said Deputy Recorder Colleen Eagen Gerrity. She says her office is used to […]

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    Circus Elephants Taking Final Bow At Mohegan Sun Arena

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — After nearly 150 years, it’s the final curtain call for elephants with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. “I said, are you ready for the greatest show on earth?” yelled the barker into the crowd at Mohegan Sun Arena. That phrase can only mean one thing; the circus is back in town. “It’s absolutely wonderful to see all the performers and the costumes and the acts. It’s just fantastic. We’re so thrilled to be here […]

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    Mahanoy City Police Chief Abruptly Retires, Police Corporal Suspended By Council

    MAHANOY CITY — Two members of a police department in Schuylkill County are off the force. Mahanoy City Borough Council held an emergency meeting Wednesday evening where they accepted the abrupt retirement of the Mahanoy City police chief and voted to suspend a police corporal with pay. This development comes as the Schuylkill County District Attorney says thousands of dollars seized by the police department are unaccounted for. Mahanoy City Police Corporal Michael Dissinger told Newswatch 16 he had no […]

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    Republican Race for A.G. Goes to Rafferty

    SCRANTON — John Rafferty is set to take the Republican race for Pennsylvania Attorney General. Rafferty, a State Senator representing parts of Berks, Chester, and Montgomery Counties has a strong lead, based on unofficial returns, over Joe Peters, a Scranton native and Wyoming County resident. Peters called Rafferty to concede. “I called Sen. Rafferty and congratulated him, conceded the race and wished him well. We made a statement. This was an incomprehensible task, almost, against an opponent that has been […]

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    Supporters Line Up for Hours Ahead of Donald Trump Visit to Luzerne County

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — On the eve of the Pennsylvania primary, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made an 11th-hour pitch for votes at Mohegan Sun Arena near Wilkes-Barre. While the main event was inside, there was plenty of action outside. Trump protesters exchanged jabs with supporters, and then there were plenty of people not too happy about getting shut out. With the excitement of a pre-concert tailgate, Trump supporters lined up as early as eight hours before his evening appearance. “Well for […]

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    Hillary Clinton Rallying in Dumore

    DUNMORE — Pennsylvania’s primary election is on Tuesday and the candidates are crisscrossing the Keystone State. Hillary Clinton stopped in Dunmore. “Wow, it is so great to be back in northeastern Pennsylvania, to be here in Dunmore!” That was Hillary Clinton as she addressed the enthusiastic crowd at Dunmore High School Friday night, as folks packed into the gymnasium, ready to welcome Clinton back home. The democratic presidential hopeful stumped in the community that neighbors her father hometown of Scranton […]


    Keystone State “Key” In Primary Tuesday

    DUNMORE — The presidential primary in Pennsylvania is a little more complicated than other states, especially for Republicans. They need to do more than just vote for the candidate they support; the delegates they choose can be even more important. At Two Brothers Pizza in Dunmore, the “H” shape of a buffalo chicken pizza tray doesn’t stand for “hot” — it’s Hillary Clinton’s campaign logo, as the Democratic presidential candidate is set to visit Bucktown tomorrow. “In honor of Hillary […]

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    Williamsport Black Community Leaders React to Harriet Tubman on $20 Bill

    WILLIAMSPORT — A historical marker stands at an African American cemetery on symbolically named Freedom Road in Williamsport. Buried here are the bodies of African American slaves, some of whom fought in the Civil War after escaping to freedom in Pennsylvania. “They were brought up from the South and after the war, they lived here and died here and were buried here,” said Richard James, a leader in the black community. James says Williamsport has a deep African-American history. Some of […]

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    Bernie Sanders Rally Draws Hundreds of Students at Penn State

    UNIVERSITY PARK — The Pennsylvania primary is next Tuesday and one Democratic presidential candidate had supporters “feeling the Bern” in central Pennsylvania. Bernie Sanders made a stop at Penn State’s main campus, which drew hundreds of college students. There was a raucous rally cry from Sanders’ supporters as the Democratic presidential candidate took the stage at Rec Hall at Penn State University. “So next Tuesday, let us have the highest voter turnout in Pennsylvania history,” Sanders said to his supporters. […]


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