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
  • Toll Violators Have Until Friday to Pay Up or Have Their Vehicle Registrations Revoked

    The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is sending a message to Pennsylvania drivers with outstanding unpaid tolls: pay your bill by 7 p.m. Friday or get your vehicle registration revoked. “That’s great,” said Bill Schneider from Tobyhanna. “Because I pay for my tolls, so I think everyone should pay for their toll. If you use the turnpike, you shouldn’t get away with not paying your bills.” The commission said as of June 23, the statewide total of outstanding turnpike violations was $17.1 […]

  • Family Raises Money, Awareness for Scholarships to Camp for Prosthetics, Limb Loss

    MOOSIC — More than 200 people came out to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders game on Tuesday to help raise money to send children with prosthetic and missing limbs to a special camp. The effort is being led by a Lackawanna County couple who have three adoptive children with that condition. Siblings Matthew, Emily, and Sarah Reid came to the pitcher’s mound to throw out the first pitch at PNC Field in Moosic. Their parents, Guy and Linda, say although their children each […]

  • Calls for More Safety Features at Railroad Crossing After Crash

    NESQUEHONING — One community in Carbon County is railing for change at what they call a dangerous train crossing. This comes after a crash last week sent a man to the hospital. The driver of a Jeep was flown to a hospital after colliding with a train in Nesquehoning last Tuesday. The wreck happened as the man pulled out of an industrial park where he works and was crossing the tracks to get onto Route 54. Other workers at those […]

  • NASCAR Drivers Entertain Fans At Pocono Raceway’s First “Fan Fest”

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP –NASCAR weekend is well underway in the Poconos with the Overton’s 400 set for this Sunday. Tonight, hundreds turned out for the first ever “Fan Fest” at Pocono Raceway where people got up close and personal with some drivers. “Are you guys ready to see some drivers up here?” yelled the MC. “Yeah!” the crowd yelled back. “I think that was a third of you, the people in the back, are you guys ready to some drivers up […]

  • NASCAR Fans Sad For Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Last Race At Pocono Raceway

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP — It is race weekend once again in the Poconos and NASCAR fans have already set up camp in the infield for the Overton’s 400 this Sunday. But for some fans, this race will be bittersweet as it will be fan-favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s last race at Pocono Raceway. Yes, it’s that time again. Race time! The infield at Pocono Raceway was filling up fast as campers piled in for the big NASCAR Overton’s 400 race this Sunday. […]

  • Valley View Estates Not Safe for Resident After Water Shut Off

    ARCHBALD — Residents of a mobile home park in Lackawanna County are being put on notice that their homes are no longer safe to live in. Warning notices were tacked up Wednesday afternoon at Valley View Estates in Archbald which has not had water since Monday. As worried residents looked on, inspectors with a private firm went door to door in Valley View Estates, putting warning notices on doors. They were brought in by Archbald officials to alert residents their mobile […]

  • 100 Cats Found Inside Mahanoy City Row Home

    MAHANOY CITY — Animal rescue workers in Schuylkill County say roughly 100 cats were found living in a row home. Some of the cats were seized from that home in Mahanoy City on Tuesday, and now those rescue workers say they are in need of help caring for the felines. A small room at the Hillside SPCA near Pottsville is now a kitten playground. Workers at the shelter in North Manheim Township say the kittens were among roughly 100 cats found living […]

  • Heavy Rain in Bradford County Leads to Heavy Flooding

    ROME — Parts of Bradford County were under water Monday after heavy rains came down throughout most of the day. PennDOT says many roads in the Rome area had to be closed due to flooding, downed trees, or utilities. Ed and Pearl Marshall surveyed the damage flood waters did to the Seven Hills Mobile Home Park in Rome. “We woke up at 3 o’clock and there was water here,” said Pearl. “Thank God it got just up to the door.” Pearl […]

  • Violent Storm Leaves Behind Destruction In Bradford County

    LITCHFIELD TOWNSHIP — The National Weather Service was in Bradford County Friday to investigate if it was a tornado that caused extensive damage Thursday. Among the victims to the destruction was a home that had its roof torn off. “It just rained right in. I mean, huddled here and I mean, I’m screaming,” said Joyce Arnold. “We’re right here and like 15, 20 seconds probably gone and he said the roof is gone.” Arnold was standing in what’s left of […]

  • PennDOT Planning A Four-Year, Major Overhaul Of I-81 In Susquehanna County

    SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY — PennDOT is gearing up for a major highway reconstruction project that will impact a nine mile stretch of Interstate 81. Both north and south bounds lanes will be closed intermittently and traffic will be diverted during that work. A stretch of Interstate 81 in Susquehanna County from the New Milford exit, exit 223, to the New York state line is expected to get a major overhaul in both the north and south bound directions. A four-year PennDOT […]

  • Nanticoke Honors Native Son For His Pioneering Medical Invention

    NANTICOKE — A native of Nanticoke got a hero’s welcome home this evening in Luzerne County. Dr. Stanley Dudrick is hailed as a medical pioneer. Fifty years ago, he invented a way to feed patients without having to go through their digestive systems. Since then, the technology has saved millions of lives. “To Dr. Stanley J. Dudrick, we are proud to honor you today in our medical hometown of Nanticoke,” said Richard Wiaterowski, the mayor of Nanticoke. The packed auditorium […]

  • Man Charged with Breaking into Vehicles at Kalahari Resort During Tourist Season

    TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP — A man is facing a slew of theft charges after police say he broke into vehicles at a popular resort in the Poconos, right in the middle of the busy tourist season. Pocono Mountain Regional Police say the suspect was found in the parking lot of Kalahari last week. David Cela, 32, of New York, is facing a slew of theft charges, including felony offenses such as theft by taking and receiving stolen property. Police say Cela […]