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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    State Police Work to Solve String of Armed Robberies

    LYCOMING COUNTY — Investigators want to know if a man picked up for a weekend robbery is responsible for a slew of others. At least a dozen convenience stores in Lycoming and Clinton counties have been held up since mid-December, including the Nittany Minit Mart in Loyalsock Township, Puff Express in Lock Haven, and the Turkey Hill in Duboistown. Police believe the same person is behind those robberies because in nearly each case the man covered his face with a […]

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    Lehighton Residents Scramble For Last Minute Staples Before Storm

    LEHIGHTON — Many people in Carbon County spent Friday scrambling to get those last minute necessities. They made sure they had everything they needed to weather the storm. The long lines were queued up at each gas pump at an Exxon in Lehighton. People were making an 11th-hour dash to gas up before the winter storm arrives. “I’m just getting gas for the snow blower. I’m just getting prepared, just in case. Hopefully, we get nothing out of this but just […]

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    McAdoo Prepares for Possible 4 to 8 Inches of Snow

    MCADOO — The winter storm is now just a day away. Depending on here you are will determine how much snow you could see this weekend. “We’re getting ready. That’s why we’re here,” said Bonnie Maurer. At Boyer’s Market in McAdoo, folks were stocking up on all the necessities to weather a winter storm, leaving some bare spots on the bread shelves. “We got some milk and some iced tea, some coffee, definitely coffee and a couple of others things […]

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    Eldred Township Residents Grill DEP, DRCB On Nestle Water Extraction Plant

    ELDRED TOWNSHIP — A community in Monroe County continues to make its opposition heard to a water extraction plant moving into their neighborhood. The Nestle Company wants to draw spring water from Eldred Township for its Deer Park bottled water. With fears high over the future of their water, residents’ tempers were boiling over. “You have no idea, even though you’re the head of the program, how many applications you get?” yelled a resident. “I’m not arguing. I’m asking for […]

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    ‘Inside Job’ Rips Off Mohegan Sun of Nearly Half Million Dollars

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — State police say three people managed to swindle nearly a half million dollars from Mohegan Sun Pocono in Luzerne County from May 2014 until April 2015. Investigators say the scheme involved player cards loaded with nonexistent money and two of the three people worked at the casino, making this an inside job. “You work at a casino so you got to be making money and if you need money that bad, why aren’t your working to get […]

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    People in the Poconos Prepare for Winter Storm

    TANNERSVILLE — At Steele’s True Value in Tannersville, the rock salt is flying off the shelves. Luis Rodriguez was stocking up. He wasn’t just buying all the bags for himself. As a landlord, he’ll be treating his tenants’ driveways as well. “One goes to each tenant and then the other two are for me,” said Rodriguez. With a winter storm scheduled to be in the Poconos this weekend, many folks were out gathering supplies. True Value manager Steven Marchand says […]

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    Conyngham Residents Say No To Dollar General Coming To Neighborhood

    CONYNGHAM — Some residents in one Luzerne County community are very concerned over the possibility a Dollar General could be built in their neighborhood. The companies requesting to put the discount store in Conyngham have already been denied by a zoning official, but those companies are appealing that decision. For the people living in that development in Conyngham, their thoughts on a discount chain store moving in are cut and dry and quite literally: not in my backyard. They argue […]

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    Update: 3 Guys and a Beer’d Brewery Will Remain Open

    Update 1/14/16 — In late December, 3 Guys and a Beer’d posted on its Facebook page that it would keep its taproom open in Carbondale. The brewery thanked its fans for their “overwhelming support.” [Original story] CARBONDALE — There’s some sad news in the beer world out of Lackawanna County. A local craft beer brewery in Carbondale will be closing its doors after just four years in business. It’s apparently last call for a brewery in Lackawanna County as 3 Guys and […]

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    Defying The Odds, Bowler Throws Perfect 900

    WOODWARD TOWNSHIP — On a night where the talk is all about the odds, what do you suppose are the odds of a bowler throwing three perfect games in a row? It happened in Lycoming County Tuesday night. A man scored a 900 series during a league match. “Bowling, you have to have luck in there too. And I think that was my lucky frame.” Luck aside, the man’s got talent, managing to score a strike with ease. But if […]

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    Snow Squalls Turn Roads into Icy, Dicey Messes

    The first measurable snowfall of the season brought with it trouble on roadways across our area. It was a furious flurry of snow at a rest area just off Interstate 380 in Gouldsboro as another passing squall unloaded a lot of the white stuff. Justin Guse was only five minutes from his home in Madisonville but he wasn’t risking driving in this mess. “I can’t see anything, can’t even see the road. I can barely see the road from here, […]

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    Ski Season Starts at Camelback

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — It was a great day for skiers in the Poconos as Camelback Mountain kicked off its season Thursday. The trails were packed with folks eager to take a trip down the slopes, but with a new indoor waterpark open this winter, there’s a lot more for people to do. For the winter warriors sliding down the slopes at Camelback Mountain, they couldn’t keep their excitement contained. “It’s awesome. I was waiting for a long time. It finally […]

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    Mental Health Care Expert Responds to Obama’s Gun Control Plan

    KINGSTON — One of the president’s key points in reducing gun violence was beefing up mental health background checks to prevent firearms getting into the wrong hands. “If we can continue to de-stigmatize mental health issues and get folks proper care and fill gaps in the background check system, then we can spare more families the pain of losing loved ones to suicide.” As President Obama addressed the nation on his latest stance against the growing gun violence in America, […]


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