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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
  • Residents Not Happy With Pipeline Proposal

    WILKES-BARRE — A proposed natural gas pipeline was the topic of discussion for dozens of residents in Luzerne County Monday night. The 108-mile line would run from the county’s Back Mountain to New Jersey, but the project isn’t getting a warm reception. Dozens of residents from parts of Luzerne County came out to Coughlin High School in Wilkes-Barre, hoping to hear more about a proposed natural gas pipeline. PennEast wants to place a 108-mile line, starting in the Dallas area […]

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    Auto Shop Owner Has Warning For Vandals

    HAZLETON — A business owner in Hazleton is sending a strong message to whoever vandalized his newly opened auto repair shop by spray painting a warning next the graffiti that was left behind. Not even open for a week and already vandals spray painted the outside of Autotek, a repair shop in Hazleton. So owner Donnie Tolerico responded by spray painting a warning right next to it. He says he wants whoever did this to know he’s willing to defend […]

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    Man Charged With Shooting Former Boss In Head

    NESCOPECK — Attempted murder charges were filed Thursday against a man accused of shooting his former boss in Columbia County. Police say Jason Foust was in the process of burglarizing his boss’s home when the shooting happened. Jason Foust walked silently into his arraignment in Catawissa where he was charged with attempted criminal homicide for shooting his former boss, Barry Reynolds, in the head. Police say the shooting happened at Reynolds’s home here in Nescopeck Sunday morning after Reynolds came […]

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    Tom Wolf Projected Winner in PA Governor’s Race

    YORK — Tom Wolf is the projected winner in the race for governor of Pennsylvania. Wolf beat out Republican incumbent Tom Corbett. For the first time in modern state history, an incumbent governor has gone down to defeat, breaking a streak that stretched back to the 1950s of eight years of Democratic governors followed by eight years of Republican governors. Wolf, a York County native, is the CEO of a multi-million dollar family-owned cabinet company in York, but is no […]

  • Schuylkill County “Predicts” Winners In Gubernatorial Races

    POTTSVILLE — Tuesday’s Election Day is just around the corner. Voters in the keystone state will decided whether to keep the current governor, Republican Tom Corbett, or to go with the Democratic candidate, Tom Wolf. According to election records, one county in northeastern Pennsylvania has a pretty good track record of picking the person who ultimately heads to Harrisburg. In Schuylkill County, workers at the both the Democratic and Republican campaign headquarters were making that last minute push to get […]

  • Hunting Restrictions In Monroe County Now Lifted

    MONROE COUNTY — Hunting and trapping restrictions in parts of Monroe County will be lifted effective midnight, October 31. The Pennsylvania Game Commission says with fugitive Eric Frein now behind bars, the temporary ban on hunting in those areas affected by the manhunt will be gone. Hunting will now be allowed in these three townships in Monroe County: Price, Barrett and Paradise. With safety concerns at a high during the manhunt, the Game Commission restricted hunters in seven townships in […]

  • Halloween Back On For Barrett Township; State Police Join Trick-or-Treaters

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — Halloween was back on just in the nick of time for one community in Monroe County. Barrett Township officials had cancelled Halloween events due to the ongoing manhunt for Eric Frein. Now, with Frein behind bars, the kids were free to have fun, and their night of trick-or-treating on Friday had some special guests. For trick-or-treaters in Mountainhome, this year’s Halloween was just a little bit sweeter since it almost didn’t happen. “I thought we wouldn’t be […]

  • Frein Brought Back to Blooming Grove Barracks

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — Shortly after accused cop killer Eric Frein was captured in Pocono Township Thursday evening, he was brought back to the state police barracks in Blooming Grove Township. That barracks is where police say Frein ambushed two state troopers more than one month ago. A convoy of state police cruisers returned Frein to the barracks around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, finally giving us a glimpse of the man state police have been looking for for over a month. […]

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    Evidence May Be Missing From Police Locker

    SHICKSHINNY — State police and the Luzerne County district attorney’s office are investigating claims that evidence is missing from the police evidence locker in Shickshinny. Troopers were there Thursday searching that evidence locker and doing inventory on everything inside. State police say someone from the Luzerne County district attorney’s office was here Wednesday to pick up evidence for a drug case that is set to go to trial soon. Investigators say at least one file of evidence is missing. The […]

  • Students React to Two Bomb Threats in Two Days at School

    MAHANOY CITY — Mahanoy City police say bomb threats were found in bathrooms at Mahanoy Area Middle School two days in a row. Officials at the Mahanoy Area School District cancelled classes at all schools Tuesday and Wednesday after those threats were discovered. For the second day in a row, classes were cut short in the Mahanoy Area School District. School officials say a bomb threat was found in the girls bathroom at the middle school and it`s the second […]

  • Residents React To Another Possible Frein Sighting

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — State police released little information on a reported sighting of alleged cop killer Eric Frein Tuesday, only saying a resident in Barrett Township believes they saw him on Route 390. For people living in the area, they’re wondering just how credible these sightings are. Dozens of state troopers were seen standing outside the Old Buck Hill Falls Inn in Barrett Township. Watch drone video of the Buck Hill Falls Inn below The heavy police presence came shortly […]

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    Man Charged With Giving False Frein Story To Police

    A man in the Poconos is facing charges of lying to police about alleged cop killer Eric Frein. State police say Michael Abuiso, 48, told officers back in the summer Frein asked Abuiso to get him fake IDs. Police say that story was not true. Investigators say Abuiso lied to police when he said Frein approached him at Abuiso’s mother’s home in Canadensis; her home sits around the corner from Frein’s parents’ home. Abuiso’s mother says her son struggles with […]

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