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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    WWII Veteran Surprised With High School Diploma 70 Years After Leaving School

    TAYLOR — It’s not quite the time of year for graduation, but a man in Lackawanna County finally got his high school diploma more than 70 years after he left school. A World War II veteran received that diploma at his old high school in Taylor Tuesday night. Clearly emotional, George Fricovsky can now add high school graduate to the list of his lifetime accomplishments. It’s an achievement that’s taken 72 years to become a reality. The 90-year-old received his […]

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    Northeast Pennsylvania Rallies Again for Donald Trump

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump once again played to a full house at Mohegan Sun Arena near Wilkes-Barre. Thousands turned out again for a campaign rally Monday evening. This was the second time Trump has visited the complex in Luzerne County. Trump fired up the crowd throughout the hour-long event. “You’re going to look back in 10, 15, 20 years from now and say this was an important night,” Trump told the crowd. “More importantly, the single […]

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    Saturday Expected To Be Busy Day At Scranton High School

    SCRANTON — It`s expected to be a packed house at Scranton High School this Saturday with three events going on pretty much at the same time. Bill King, the director of the Steamtown Marathon, says thousands of runners will be at the school for the marathon`s expo starting at 11:30 that morning to pick up registration packets. “We have runners coming from 40 states, four countries, we have probably around 4,000 people associated with this race expo coming down here,” said […]

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    Penn State Students Organize Peaceful Sit-In to Protest Brutality and Racial Discrimination

    UNIVERSITY PARK — Cell phone video shows that as the National Anthem played before the start of the Penn State’s women’s volleyball game, an organized group of students dressed in black shirts remained seated with their fists pointed forward. “There’s things happening that needs to have attention brought to them and I feel like a lot of times when we’re here at State College and Penn State, those things are not always received,” said senior Shanta Mills, who is a member […]

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    Four Firefighters from Schuylkill County Given ‘Spirit of Courage’ Award

    BETHLEHEM — It was a night to honor heroes in the Lehigh Valley. The Lehigh Valley Health Network held its annual “Spirit of Courage” awards to recognize those who have saved lives from fires or burns in the past year. Four firefighters from northeastern Pennsylvania were among those awarded. Those four firefighters from Schuylkill County can now add lifesavers to their list of accomplishments. They each received an award for putting their lives at risk to save the life of […]

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    Last Week to Register to Vote in PA for Upcoming Presidential Election

    SCRANTON — If you still haven’t registered to vote in the upcoming presidential election, time is running out. The last day to sign up to vote in Pennsylvania is Tuesday, October 11 and during this last week, Republicans and Democrats are pushing to sign up first-time voters. According to the Lackawanna County Board of Elections, a large number of first-time voters are signing up. “I didn’t want to vote. I wanted to go on Ripley’s, being a 105 without voting. I […]

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    Home Buyouts Offered To Flood Victims In Wyoming County

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP — Property owners in Wyoming County learned how officials want to use grant money to buy out and demolish buildings ravaged by the devastating flood of 2011. Thursday flood victims packed a meeting with state and local leaders to find out how they can get that help. For the people who packed the Wyoming County Emergency Management Agency building near Tunkhannock, they all have one thing in common. They are sick and tired of their homes flooding out. “Every […]

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    Police, Coroner Called to Home in Monroe County

    ROSS TOWNSHIP — Police and the coroner were called a home in Monroe County. More than 30 state troopers from several departments and numerous other law enforcement officials swarmed a house on Woodhaven Road near Saylorsburg around noon Wednesday. What prompted the large response is unknown, but it was clear they were looking for something. Heavy machinery was brought out as troopers began digging up the backyard. Investigators could be seen sifting through evidence under a tent as others bagged […]

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    Entrance to Cemetery Closed by Bridge Work

    SCRANTON — The only way in and out of a cemetery in Scranton is now closed to visitors. The problem is with bridge abutments leading to St. Mary’s Cemetery off Stafford Avenue. Officials say they are working on an access route for funerals and visitors, but until a solution is found, St. Mary’s Cemetery could remain closed until early next summer. PennDOT says this bridge built in 1926 is in need of emergency replacement due to its crumbling foundation. PennDOT’s […]

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    Penn State University Offering One-Time ‘Trump’ Course

    UNIVERSITY PARK — Donald Trump can be called a number of things: business tycoon, real estate magnate, and of course, the Republican presidential nominee. Now, he can also be called a college course. Penn State University is currently offering a one-credit course on Donald Trump. It’s not unusual that the discussion in this college class was about the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, since their highly anticipated face off the night before drew a record viewing […]

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    Students Come Together for Watch Party of Presidential Debate

    SCRANTON — It was round one for the two people who want to win the race to the White House. The first presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump drew a large crowd inside the DeNaples Center at the University of Scranton. “I think it’s very exciting,” said Carson Clabeaux, the president of the College Republicans. “It’s the first time we get to see both candidates on the same stage for ninety minutes. Prepared remarks but no […]

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    JROTC Honors Veterans, POW’s, MIA’s At Panther Valley Football Game

    LANSFORD — As the Star Spangled Banner was sung, a large American flag was unfurled on the field at the Panther Valley Football stadium. Members of the Panther Valley Junior ROTC held the flag during a ceremony honoring military veterans here in Carbon County. “It`s really important to actually be a part and honor our veterans,” said JROTC Kendra Nelson. “We respect them so much in our community that we need to show them how much we respect them.” “It’s […]