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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
  • W-B Area School Board Votes To Build New High School, Close Others

    The Wilkes-Barre Area School Board has finally made a decision on whether to build a new high school and where that school will be located. The district voted to move forward with those plans at a meeting Wednesday night to build that new school at the site where Coughlin High School sits currently. “I would just like to ask the audience who is here by a show of hands to oppose the board’s imminent decision to vote to build on […]

  • Keystone Landfill Hosts Open House

    People concerned over a proposed landfill expansion in Lackawanna County got to take their questions directly to the company. Tuesday night the Keystone Landfill held its first ever open house, providing information and tours of the facility in Dunmore. For many of the folks here, this is the first time they’re getting to see inside the Keystone Landfill in Dunmore. The company held its first ever open house in the hopes of answering questions and concerns of those living around […]

  • Heavy Downpours Cause Minor Road Flooding

    DUNMORE — The heavy rain caused some tough driving conditions for people trying to get around parts of northeastern and central Pennsylvania Monday. Several roads were left partially flooded out in parts of Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties. “There was a big wave coming at me and it sucked my car right in and then my car flooded out and it started floating a bit and I had to get out and push it,” said Eric Vosberg of Dunmore. Vosberg found himself […]

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    I-380 Open after Deadly Crash in Monroe County

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — The northbound lanes of Interstate 380 reopened around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday following a deadly crash between a tour bus and a tractor trailer. The southbound lanes had reopened around 3 p.m. Traffic was halted to a standstill in both directions on Interstate 380 after the wreck that left three people dead and several others injured. State police said around 10 a.m. Wednesday, a tractor trailer crossed over the median from the southbound lanes and hit another tractor […]

  • State Police Investigating Kidnapping, Brutal Assault

    UPDATE (6/3/15) — State police said Wednesday Chloe Isaacs was arrested in upstate New York. BEAR CREEK TOWNSHIP — State police have arrested one person and are looking for two others in connection with a kidnapping and brutal assault of a woman. Troopers arrested Jerone Moore, 31, Tuesday. He is charged with numerous offenses including attempted homicide for his alleged role in a kidnapping and assault last October. State police are still looking for Nygee Taylor, 25, and Chloe Isaacs, […]

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    NEPA’s Transgender Community Celebrates Caitlyn Jenner Cover

    MOOSIC — For many in the transgender community in our area, Bruce Jenner’s transition into Caitlyn has been a powerful boost to raising awareness of who they are. “I’m part of a generation that is fortunate that we’re going to try to be more visible and less of a joke.” For Dee, she knows just how important Bruce Jenner’s transition into Caitlyn is for her and to others in the transgender community. It was just a year ago she told […]

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    Accused Gunman Rockne Newell Pleads Guilty, Given Life Sentence

    STROUDSBURG — The man accused of gunning down three people at a township meeting in 2013 has entered guilty pleas on all charges. Rockne Newell was in court for a hearing in Stroudsburg Friday morning. Walking into a courtroom at the Monroe County Courthouse, Newell was quiet for the most part. When asked if pleading guilty was a sudden decision, he simply replied, “no.” Inside the courtroom, many of the surviving victims and family members of those who died filled […]

  • National Guardsman Reunited With Lost Dog Tag 50 Years Later

    SELINSGROVE — A former Army National Guardsman has been reunited with his dog tag nearly 50 years after it went missing. The 69-year-old Selinsgrove man was just 21 years old when he lost it. Before Wednesday Charles Laudenslager and Aaron Shiltz were total strangers but now they could be considered friends. They met through chance all due to a dog tag. Aaron`s construction crew was replacing a curb at the intersection of South High Street and Chestnut Street in Selinsgrove […]

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    Centralia Mine Fire Turns 53 Years Old

    CENTRALIA — The Centralia mine fire has been burning for 53 years to the day. It was back on May 27, 1962 when that fire broke out, eventually turning the community in Columbia County into a ghost town. “Centralia, oh, Centralia was a fantastic place. Everybody knew everybody.” For 53 years to the day, a mine fire continues to burn deep below the ghost town of Centralia. Mary Lou Gaughan lived in Centralia for 47 years before finally allowing the […]

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    Still No Decision on Whether Power Plant Proposal Can Move Forward

    JESSUP — There’s still no decision on whether plans for a controversial power plant will move forward in Lackawanna County. Jessup Council met once again Tuesday night to discuss allowing that plant to be built in the borough, but no vote was taken as more testimony needs to be heard. T-shirts worn to yet another meeting over a proposed power plant in Jessup clearly show a community divided. “They’re putting people against one another which was a family. It’s not a […]

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    ‘Faces Never Forgotten’ Campaign Seeks Fallen Vietnam Vets Photos

    LUZERNE — One government agency is hoping to find more than 600 photos of Pennsylvania natives who sacrificed their lives in the Vietnam War. It’s all part of the “Faces Never Forgotten” campaign. The Department of Military and Veterans affairs is working with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund to collect photos for each of the 58,307 men and women whose names are on the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. Since the program started in 2009, approximately 41,000 photos have been […]

  • Campers Braving the Cold This Memorial Day Weekend

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — It is a cold kick off to the Memorial Day weekend. The holiday is typically seen as the unofficial start of summer, but this weekend, Mother Nature isn’t playing along. Judging from the amount of firewood being off-loaded from the Young family’s pick-up truck, they’re ready to camp in the cold this weekend at Tobyhanna State Park. “I’ve been collecting the firewood a week in preparation,” said Jason Young. “Throwing in the truck every night I get […]


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