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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.


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    UPDATE: Suspect Arrested in Shooting Death in Susquehanna County

    SUSQUEHANNA — State police arrested a man for a shooting death in Susquehanna County. Jonathan Kopacz, 34, of Thompson is being charged with homicide for the death of Kelly Conklin, 22 of Susquehanna. The two had a relationship that ended in May. Authorities said Conklin’s body was found inside a car at a home on Washington Street in Susquehanna around 1:15 a.m. Friday. Troopers said Kopacz admitted he had been planning this for months and bought two guns specifically to […]

  • Governor, Senator Talk Frein Manhunt Costs

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — It’s been more than a month since Eric Frein allegedly opened fire on the state police barracks at Blooming Grove, killing Corporal Bryon Dickson and wounding Trooper Alex Douglass. Hundreds of state troopers have combed the wooded areas in parts of Monroe and Pike Counties since that night; Frein is still at large. Now the mounting cost to keep the level and hours of manpower is becoming a pressing issue. Earlier this week, state lawmakers met with […]

  • Car Crashed Through Candle Store, Weather Suspected Cause

    NORTH MANHEIM TOWNSHIP — The heavy rains throughout the day Wednesday caused problems on area roads. In Schuylkill County, a car swerved off Route 61 and smashed through the front of a candle shop. While the crash is under investigation, weather is suspected to be the cause. Surveillance video taken inside Mach`s Gut Candle Barn on Route 61 near Pottsville shows a car come smashing through the front glass windows. Employees inside the shop say it happened around 1:30 Wednesday […]

  • Area Heroes Honored For Their “Spirit Of Courage”

    BETHLEHEM — Some local heroes were honored Tuesday night in the Lehigh Valley for their efforts during fire emergencies. The annual Spirit of Courage Awards was hosted by Lehigh Valley Health Network. It was a night for honoring heroes: those who risked their lives to save others. Among those being recognized were several people from northeastern Pennsylvania. Two fire fighters from McAdoo were awarded for getting a family out of a burning home in June of 2013, including a seven-year-old […]

  • Power Outage Halts Holiday Business in Poconos

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — A power outage in Monroe County left thousands in the dark, including the Stroud Mall and several other businesses along Route 611. This outage came on the Columbus Day holiday, a day that retailers see a lot of extra business. Unfortunately while the lights were out, that business was put on hold. Inside the Stroud Mall it was a ghost town after a power outage sent the building into darkness and many stores shuttered their doors. And […]

  • First Use of ‘Kevin’s Law’ in Lackawanna County DUI Case

    SCRANTON — For the first time a new state law named for a boy killed in a hit and run is being used to increase the potential jail time for a man from Lackawanna County. Police say the suspect, David Turano of Carbondale, attempted to flee the scene of a crash that killed a boy and badly injured the boy’s father. Turano was brought into the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office where he was charged with homicide by vehicle while […]

  • Frein On The Run For Three Weeks

    BLOOMING GROVE TWP. — It’s been three weeks to the day since Eric Frein reportedly opened fire on the State Police barracks in Pike County and Frein remains on the loose. Friday state police released more information on their search, including items of Frein’s found at a campsite. The search for Eric Frein has reached into its 21st day and the alleged cop killer continues to elude police. Three weeks ago investigators say Frein ambushed the State Police barracks at […]

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    North Schuylkill School Buses Hit By Unknown Objects, Damaged

    Officials at a school district in Schuylkill County there say several buses have been slightly damaged over the past few days after being hit by unknown objects. The North Schuylkill School District says it has notified area police and is asking for help from the public. The small crack in this bus`s windshield doesn’t appear to be a major problem. But according to officials at the North Schuylkill School District, it`s one of several of the buses the district uses […]

  • Scranton Family Gets Victim Compensation For Deadly GM Crash

    SCRANTON — A family in Lackawanna County who lost a daughter in a car crash four years ago is among those receiving a settlement from American auto-maker General Motors. General Motors has begun compensating the victims of crashes tied to faulty ignition switches in certain GM models after recalling those 2.6 million vehicles earlier this year. Kelly Ruddy was only 21 years old when she lost her life in a deadly crash on Interstate 81 back in January 2010. Kelly […]

  • More Evidence, Pipe Bombs Left Behind by Frein

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — State police say they are confident 31-year-old Eric Frein remains in the wooded areas along the Pike-Monroe County line that troopers have been targeting for days, running through Barrett and Price Townships. Police say within the past 24 hours, Frein was spotted in those woods by troopers. “The state police continue to ask the public for any photos previously taken from trail cameras in the area which may contain images of Frein or any other suspicious […]

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    Police Officer Suspected of DUI After ATV Wreck

    UPDATE — State police said Tuesday the two officers are on sick leave and will remain on leave during the investigation. EDWARDSVILLE — State police in Luzerne County are investigating a crash involving two ATV’s that sent one off-duty police officer to the hospital and a second off-duty police officer into custody on suspicions of DUI. State police said it was at the intersection of Zerby Avenue and High Street that two men crashed their ATV`s in Edwardsville. Police say […]

  • Search Shifts Again On Day 13 of Frein Hunt

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — For almost two weeks, Eric Frein, the accused cop killer who police say ambushed the state police barracks at Blooming Grove the night of September 12th has been able to elude police. Now on Day 13 the search focus is shifting slightly once again from Price Township back to Barrett Township with the perimeter now reaching the village of Mountainhome. Both townships surround Frein`s home in Canadensis where police say he lived with his parents. People here […]

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