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
  • Farmers Say Lingering Cold Weather Made a Slow Grow for Crops

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Thursday was opening day for the Hillside Park Farmers Market near Clarks Summit and while there was only a handful of vendors, farmers were eager to get out and show their goods. “We grow a little bit of everything,” said Sam Bullock from Back Achers Farm. “We grow leafy greens, we grow everything from onions to cucumbers to tomatoes.” After a long winter season that seemed it wasn`t going away, it appears spring is finally […]

  • Free Summer Lunches in Jeopardy in Pottsville

    POTTSVILLE, Pa. — There may be some bad news for some families this summer in Schuylkill County. The Pottsville Housing Authority says it cannot afford its recreation program this year and that could leave some children hungry. At the Bunker Hill Park in Pottsville, some youngsters were working up an appetite, playing on a warm sunny day, sure to be ready to chow down on their favorite foods. “It’s macaroni and cheese,” said one kid. “Pizza!” shouted another. But there’s a […]

  • Balloons for Bryce

    TUNKHANNOCK, Pa. — A community in Wyoming County is banding together in a time of grief after the death of a young man. Bryce Brown, a 2017 graduate of Tunkhannock Area High School, died last week while at college. All around Tunkhannock, balloons were on display. It’s to honor 18-year-old Bryce Brown who passed away from two pulmonary embolisms while at college in New York last Friday. In an effort using the social media hashtag #BalloonsForBryce, the community was encouraged […]

  • Two Elementary Schools in Jersey Shore Area to Stay Open for Now

    JERSEY SHORE, Pa. — It appears that two elementary schools in Lycoming County will remain open for at least another year. The Jersey Shore Area School District was considering closing the two schools in an effort to reduce the more than $1 million shortfall in next year’s budget. In two votes that ended in 6 to 3, the Jersey Shore Area School Board decided not to close two elementary schools by next year, saying it needed more time to move […]

  • Neighbors Glad Charges Won’t be Filed Against Driver Who Hit Family Last August

    MOUNTAIN TOP,  Pa.  — There will be no charges filed against the driver who hit a family of seven with her car last August in Luzerne County. The district attorney’s office said an investigation found no wrongdoing on the part of the driver, ruling this crash as an accident. It was a beautiful day for a stroll on the afternoon of August 25th, 2017 in Mountain Top and that’s what the Herbst family was doing when they were hit by […]

  • New Documentary Pits Sheetz Fans Against Wawa Loyalists

    In a battle of epic proportions, a Pittsburgh-based filmmaker has thrown Sheetz and Wawa into the boxing ring. Set to be released in 2019, the new documentary is aptly titled “Sheetz vs. Wawa: The Movie.” Both convenience stores were founded in Pennsylvania: Sheetz in western PA, Wawa in eastern PA. In northeastern Pennsylvania, the two food rivals meet up. The documentary is asking people to literally put their money where their mouth is, and we decided to find where loyalties […]

  • Bloomsburg Police Chief: Bloomsburg University’s Block Party More Calm, Controlled Than Years Past

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — It was another block party for the history books in Bloomsburg. Bloomsburg University students held their annual event this past Saturday. The party has been controversial for the town as many see it as a booze fest that inevitably gets out of hand, turning into an alcohol-fueled day of fighting and vandalism. In April of 2013, 70 people were arrested after the party turned violent and a police vehicle was damaged. But this year, Bloomsburg Police Chief […]

  • Brush Fire Destroys Barn, Damages Siding on House in Susquehanna County

    BROOKLYN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Firefighters from multiple fire departments were at a property off Main Street near Hop Bottom after a brush fire spread to a storage barn, destroying it. A picture sent to Newswatch 16 by a viewer shows the heavy flames engulfing the building before crews were able to get it under control. Hop Bottom Fire Chief Pete Macca says it’s unclear exactly how the fire started. “We’re not sure exactly if they were burning brush in the […]

  • Three Northwest Area Students Hailed as “High School Heroes” for Brave Actions

    UNION TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A brave act is getting three students the title of high school heroes in Luzerne County. The Northwest Area students managed to stop their bus after their driver had a medical emergency. Friends Joe May, Sam Troy and Ashton Strish say they’re just regular high school teenagers but people at Northwest Area High School near Shickshinny say differently. In an email sent out by their principal to faculty and staff, Principal Ryan Miner writes: “I wanted […]

  • Another Anchor Store to Close at the Wyoming Valley Mall

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Another blow to the Wyoming Valley Mall in Wilkes-Barre Township as Sears announced it will close its store by mid-July and the Auto Center by mid-May. This comes after  Bon-Ton announced earlier in the week that it was bankrupt and sold all its stores to liquidators. Customers coming out to the mall were sad to hear about a loss of another anchor store. “We came here for years and you come for tools, he comes for […]

  • Central Scranton Expressway Closed, Expected to Reopen Monday Morning

    SCRANTON, Pa. — As the 8 o’clock hour approached on Wednesday, crews moved orange traffic cones to the entrance of the Central Scranton Expressway, officially shutting down one of the main arteries into Scranton’s downtown. Bob Siock works in the downtown and says he had no problems getting off on the detours once the expressway closed. “It was a smooth segue,” said Siock. “We didn’t have any kind of lines that stretched for miles, across the expressway or backed up into […]

  • Wind, Rain Damage Lakeland School District Field House Right Before Huge Track and Field Meet

    SCOTT TOWNSHIP, Pa. — “It peeled the rubber roof back and knocked some of the edging off here.” Lakeland School District Superintendent Bill King pointed out the damage done to the field house by the heavy winds and rain in the overnight hours into Monday morning. Debris from the building was scattered around it. “Some of the insulation and there were some PVC pipes that fell down and the water seeped right now into our locker room,” said King. That water sat […]