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
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    Homeowner Nabs Suspected Water Company Burglar

    SCRANTON — A water company worker is accused of abusing his position to burglarize a home. Police say what looked like official business certainly wasn’t. You often hear warnings about burglars posing as utility workers to get into a home, but on Wednesday in Scranton, a legitimate water company worker was arrested for burglary. Neighbors on Wintermantle Avenue say they saw a Pennsylvania American Water van pull up early Wednesday afternoon and didn’t think anything of it. They figured their […]

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    College Students Weigh in on Greek Life After Fraternity Hit with Homicide Charge

    EAST STROUDSBURG — On the heels of a fraternity being charged with third degree homicide, along with five of its members, for the 2013 hazing death of 19-year-old student from a college in New York, some college students in northeastern Pennsylvania are weighing in if there are still benefits from being a part of Greek life. As with many universities across the country, Greek life plays a role at East Stroudsburg University. Justin Walker is a member of the Sigma […]

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    Members, Fraternity Charged In Hazing Death

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP — Nearly two years after a college student died during a fraternity hazing ritual in Monroe County, homicide charges have been filed against five his fellow brothers as well as the fraternity itself. Pocono Mountain Regional Police said an 18-year-old student from Baruch College in New York died after taking part in a fraternity ritual in December of 2013 at a home near Long Pond. They said Deng, along with about 20 other members of the Pi Delta Psi Fraternity […]

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    Officer Injured In Traffic Stop Honored At Patriot Day Event

    WEST PENN TOWNSHIP — Every September 11, first responders are honored on this special day for their dedication on the job. Among the guests of honor this year was a cop who says she was assaulted during a roadside stop this month. That police officer from Schuylkill County was among those recognized Friday at a Patriot Day ceremony. Earlier this month West Penn Township Office Melissa Ruch said she was injured while she was checking on a disabled vehicle near […]

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    Rain Washes out Day Two of Luzerne County Fair

    LEHMAN TOWNSHIP — The wet weather couldn’t come at a worse time for the folks at the Luzerne County Fair. Wednesday night’s rain dampened the first night of the fair and Thursday night it did it again on day two. For the second day of the Luzerne County Fair, Mother Nature didn’t play, well, fair. The damp and dreary weather turned the fairgrounds near Dallas into a ghost town, pretty much all the people walking around were the fair workers. […]

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    Valley View Estates Residents Vent Tears, Frustration Over Lack Of Water

    ARCHBALD — Outraged residents met with Archbald council Wednesday night over conditions in the trailer park where they live. It’s been two full days the Valley View Estates community has been without water all because the landlord hasn’t paid the water bill in months. “What are we supposed to do for, like, living?” asked Daniel Ryan. Speakers at the Archbald council meeting couldn’t hold back their tears or outrage as they vented the frustration after spending a second day without […]

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    Kidder Township Fire May Lose Authorization To Provide Coverage

    A community in Carbon County could soon lose one of its fire companies. The Kidder Township Supervisors will decide if the Kidder Township Volunteer Fire Company will no longer be authorized in the township over allegations of money mismanagement. For the people living in a rural community near Jim Thorpe, fire and emergency response is handled by three volunteer fire companies; Kidder Township Fire, Albrightsville Fire and Lake Harmony Fire. But now, residents could be losing a third of that […]

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    Labor Day Travelers Flood Turnpike, Cause Delays

    LEHIGHTON — Many vacationers spent Labor Day making their return home from their holiday destination and all that extra volume caused big backups on the roads, including a part of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in our area. Drivers heard this announcement on the radio, “Due to holiday traffic volume, there are delays and heavy congestion southbound between Pocono Interchange Exit 95 to the Lehigh Valley Interchange Exit 56.” For Labor Day travelers headed south on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, this was the […]

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    Two Cheerleaders Killed in Crash Honored Before First Football Game of Season

    JIM THORPE — A school community in Carbon County gathered for a football game and much, much more on Friday night. There was a special tribute to two young cheerleaders, killed recently in a crash. “We would like everybody to stand at this time and we are to honor Jasmine and Taylor with a moment of silence.” It was a somber start for the first game of football season at Jim Thorpe Area High School. There was a pause of […]

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    Man Charged After Police Search Two Homes in Luzerne County

    HAZLETON — It was a long day of police activity in two different places in Luzerne County that ended with a man locked up in the Luzerne County prison. Police arrested and charged a man from Hazleton  just after 9 p.m. Thursday. This comes after police searched two homes just six miles apart and it all centers around a missing person investigation. Police from three agencies swarmed a house on West 10th Street in Hazleton for most of the day; neighbors […]

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    Police Search Two Homes in Missing Man Investigation, Person in Custody

    WEST HAZLETON — Officials now say two police investigations at two separate homes in Luzerne County are connected. Police had been at a home in Hazleton since Wednesday night and all day Thursday. Police were also at a home just six miles away in Drums. Police arrested Eleazar Yisrael, 29,  of Hazleton in connection to those police investigations. He is charged with possession of a weapon and possession of a controlled substance. We do know that searches at both homes […]

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    Berwick Celebrates 70th Anniversary of VJ Day, Its Role in WWII

    BERWICK — Today marks the 70th anniversary of VJ Day for Victory over Japan, when Japan formally surrendered to the Allied Forces, making September 2 the official end of World War II. On Wednesday night, a community in Columbia County celebrated the event with a personal touch. It was a patriotic ceremony for a very personal moment in history in Berwick. Dozens of people came out to an industrial park on Oak Street for the unveiling of a new historical marker. The […]


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