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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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    Little League Strips Chicago Little League Title

    UPDATE: Little League baseball officials announced Wednesday that they’ve stripped the title from the team that captured the U.S. Championship last summer in South Williamsport. The Chicago team was accused of recruiting players from outside the city, which is a violation. Little league also suspended the coach. The U.S. Championship has been awarded to the team from Las Vegas. SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — A controversy is swirling around the Little League team from Chicago that was the best in the U.S. […]

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    Dealing With Another Round Of Winter Weather In Equinunk

    EQUINUNK — It was yet another round of snow for our region with some areas getting more than others. Parts of northern Wayne County even saw five inches of snow. While the snow might make the sleepy community of Equinunk look even more idyllic, it’s making those who live here beg for a break. “It’s crazy up here,” said Silvana Sykes. “Just so much snow, it’s like it keeps coming and coming.” They’re dealing with another round of snow dumping […]

  • Scranton DPW Crews To Tackle Snow Starting At Midnight

    The city of Scranton is finally going to get rid of some of the snow piled up from the roads! Starting at midnight Saturday, DPW crews will be removing snow on certain streets in the heart of the downtown. Parking is never easy to find here in Scranton`s downtown but when you add in all these piles of snow, it`s next to impossible. “It`s hard because you have to pick and choose where you`re going to park and is it […]

  • Broadcasting Class Reacts To NBC’s Williams False Story

    SCRANTON — It`s the apology making national headlines. NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams is admitting his claims that he was on a military helicopter that was grounded after being hit by enemy fire during the Iraq invasion in 2003 were false. “I want to apologize, I said I was traveling in an aircraft that was hit by RPG fire, I was instead in a following aircraft,” Williams told his audience during the Wednesday evening broadcast of his show. For […]

  • Power Plant Proposal Grilled By Jessup Planning Commission

    JESSUP — An energy company was on the hot seat Wednesday night as representatives answered questions about a proposed power plant in Lackawanna County. The Jessup Planning Commission held the meeting at the Jessup Hose Company to accommodate the large crowd. The heat was turned up on representatives from an energy company as members of the Jessup Planning Commission grilled them on a proposed power plant for the borough. “We have to protect, and again this board, in recommending something […]

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    Time Capsule Opened in Celebration of Stroudsburg’s Bicentennial

    STROUDSBURG — It was a night for the history books in Monroe County as folks got a glimpse of life from 50 years ago. A time capsule buried in 1965 in Stroudsburg was opened at Tuesday night’s borough council meeting to mark the community’s bicentennial celebration. With a cheer from the audience, the capsule was unsealed exposing artifacts that haven’t seen the light of day in five decades. The capsule was opened to a packed room at the borough building […]

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    More Snow For Susquehanna County

    MONTROSE –The heavy snow throughout Pennsylvania is ending in a deep freeze including Susquehanna County. “There was four, five inches on the ground to begin with I believe.” With another round of snow falling in Montrose, the piles of snow were stacked high on the streets around the Susquehanna County Courthouse. Many of the businesses here stayed closed except for the Montrose Sporting Goods store however owner Larry Coy says maybe he should have taken a snow day too. “There […]

  • State Lawmaker Wants I-84 Exit Renamed To Honor Fallen State Trooper

    There’s an effort by a state senator to have an exit off Interstate 84 in Pike County named in honor of a fallen trooper. That trooper was Corporal Bryon Dickson, who was killed during an alleged ambush at the State Police Barracks in Blooming Grove last fall. Exit 30 off Interstate 84 in Pike County could soon be a memorial to a fallen state trooper. Corporal Bryon Dickson worked at the State Police Barracks in Blooming Grove, which sits a […]

  • Parents on Alert After Students Report Man Tried to Lure Them into Van

    MUNCY — The Muncy School District is putting parents and students on high alert after two students from Myers Elementary reported a man tried to lure them into his van. The superintendent says the two students said they were walking home from school around 3:15 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Lincoln and South Washington Streets in the borough when that van pulled up. They told school officials the man tried two separate times to get them into the vehicle. […]

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    DEP: Coal Refuse Fire Extinguished

    ARCHBALD — An underground fire that’s been burning in Lackawanna County for months is now finally out. The DEP says construction crews were able to extinguish that fire in Archbald sometime last week. At first glance at the massive crater in one part of Ed Staback Regional Park, a person might think that a meteor hit. “It goes down probably about 40 feet or so and it`s huge, width wise,” said resident Brian Walker. But actually the hole was created […]

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    Travel Affected by Snow Storm

    MOUNT POCONO — After a long ride home from New York City, commuters quickly departed Martz buses at the terminal in Mount Pocono. Passengers say they were just happy to get out of the city as a potential blizzard bears down on the Big Apple. “It took like three hours to get out. It usually takes like an hour and 45 minutes, but three hours today, it`s crazy,” said Michael Farnolo from Mount Pocono. “I got home safe, that`s all […]

  • Witness: Selenski, Shovel Covered In Mud On Property Where Bodies Found

    WILKES-BARRE — Jurors in Luzerne County heard what could be some key testimony in the Hugo Selenski murder trial. A witness describes seeing Selenski “sweaty” and “covered in mud” with gardening equipment on Selenski’s property where the bodies of Michael Kerkowski and Tammy Fasset were later found. Robert Steiner took the stand for the prosecution, testifying he stopped by Hugo Selenski`s home around the time that Michael Kerkowski and Tammy Fassett went missing. He says he found Selenski and Paul […]


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