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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    Mother Accused of Trying to Drown Baby Sentenced to Probation

    WEST PENN TOWNSHIP — A mother charged with the attempted murder of her infant daughter will not spend any time in prison. Rachel Foose of West Penn Township was sentenced to five years probation. That decision was handed down on Wednesday at the Schuylkill County Courthouse after the mother agreed to plead guilty to lesser charges. Foose had been facing felony charges, including attempted murder, but under a plea agreement, those charges were downgraded to a lesser charge of endangering […]

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    PennDOT: Routes 6/11 To Return To Two Lanes During The Winter

    DALTON —  Some changes are coming to a busy stretch of highway in Lackawanna County and it’s a good thing for drivers. Routes 6 and 11 north of Clarks Summit have been down to one lane each way due to construction, but not anymore. Traffic along Routes 6 and 11 in the western part of Lackawanna County has been frustrating for drivers as construction work has kept both the eastbound and westbound directions down to a single lane. “I come […]

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    Mohegan Sun Pocono Turns 10, Treats Staff to Celebration

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — It was a night to celebrate a milestone in Luzerne County as Pennsylvania’s very first casino, Mohegan Sun Pocono had its 10th anniversary. And to show appreciation to the men and women who made its first decade a success, a party was thrown inside the ballroom at the casino’s convention center in honor of the 1,700 team members who work there. “Oh, it’s amazing. This company has been incredible ever since I’ve been involved with them,” said […]

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    More Than 400 Attend Veterans Dinner At Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital

    BLOOMSBURG — Friday is Veterans Day when our nation will honor the men and women who served our country. Thursday night, veterans in Columbia County got some early recognition. Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital once again offered its annual free dinner. Military veterans and their guests packed into the dining room at Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital to be treated to a nice hot home cooked meal, all for free. “This is our 13th year doing and this is the first year that we had a […]

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    LGBT Community “Uneasy” After Trump, Pence Win

    BLOOMSBURG — Donald Trump’s running mate, Vice President-elect Mike Pence is known as a devout conservative Christian, who has said he does not support same-sex marriages and does support allowing businesses to deny service to gays on religious beliefs. Now, many people in the LGBT community are wondering how the new administration could impact them. Malik Muhammad and Gretchen Osterman are faculty at Bloomsburg University and run the LGBTQA Resource Center on campus. Not only do they provide education and […]

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    Clinton Supporters Nervously Waiting

    SCRANTON — It was a nail biter of a night for Hillary Clinton supporters in Lackawanna County. Clinton’s volunteers and supporters watched the results come in at a private residence in Scranton’s hill section once the polls closed at 8 p.m. Many here watched the results closely both on television and online as this presidential election is truly shaping up to be as close as expected. “I think it’s really too early to tell,” said Debbie Chulis. “A lot of states, the […]

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    Thousands Come to See Trump in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Donald Trump’s visit to the Electric City once again drew thousands of supporters. Many waited in line for hours. People began lining up hours before his appearance at Lackawanna College’s Student Union in Scranton. On the eve of Election Day, many wanted to see the Republican nominee as he made his final push for votes in northeastern Pennsylvania. “I’m not a big fan of the lifelong politicians. I think it’s good to give a businessman a chance, and […]

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    1600 Flags Wave in Scranton for Cancer Awareness

    SCRANTON — November is National Lung Cancer Awareness month. Friday there was a push in Scranton to spread the word. 1600 white flags were placed on the lawn on Courthouse Square for a campaign called ‘Shine a Light on Lung Cancer.’ The flags represent the 160-thousand people across the country who will die this year from the disease. The display was created by the Lung Cancer Alliance. One of its members is a lung cancer survivor herself. “The problem with […]

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    Spirit of Hope Gala Aims to Fight Cancer

    WILKES-BARRE — People  got into the spirit of spreading some hope to fight cancer. The fifth annual Spirit of Hope Gala was held at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs drawing out more than 400 people. The charity event raises money for the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute in Scranton. The institute is celebrating its 25th anniversary. All of the money raised Friday night is used locally. “They are helping our organization have low income, and under insured screen for breast, lung […]

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    Commemorative Program Honors Vietnam Veterans On 50th Anniversary Of The Vietnam War

    WILLIAMSPORT — Next Friday, November 11, the country will mark Veterans Day by honoring the men and women who have served our country. Thursday in Williamsport, hundreds of veterans received some long-awaited recognition. The commemorative program was held to acknowledge the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The night honored those who served during the Vietnam War, whether in country or in service. Hundreds of veterans from the Vietnam War along with their families came out to the Community Arts […]

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    After 19 Overdose Deaths, Vigil Held to Remember Victims

    BLOOMSBURG — It was a somber evening in Columbia County as a vigil was held to remember more than a dozen people who have died from drug overdoses there just this year. “We’ve all been to way too many funerals. The best drug problem is the one that’s never started,” said Columbia County Commissioner David Kovach. It was a night of testimonials and tears in Bloomsburg. “My daughter died at 23 years of age after a nine-year addiction problem,” said […]

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    Troopers on Scene All Day for Deadly Shooting Investigation near McAdoo

    KLINE TOWNSHIP — Authorities in Schuylkill County are investigating a man’s death after gunfire Tuesday morning. Police swarmed James Street in Kline Township around 10 a.m. and found the man’s body outside of a home, apparently shot to death. “I was laying in bed and I just heard three bangs. The first bang sounded like a gunshot. The second two didn’t really sound like anything major. Then next thing you know, there are cops all up and down James Street,” […]