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
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    After Postponement, Scranton ‘Bell Game’ Finally Held

    SCRANTON — It’s an annual tradition in the Electric City that got postponed by the Scranton teachers strike, but now the big game is back on. The football face-off between the Scranton Knights and the West Scranton Invaders was supposed to played back in October, but the teachers strike halted that. Team rivalry was pumped up as Scranton’s and West Scranton’s football teams prepared to face off against each other in the decades-long annual tradition known as the Battle for […]

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    Jay Paterno in NEPA for Book Signing

    DICKSON CITY — Penn State fans got a personal visit from Jay Paterno in Lackawanna County. The son of the legendary Penn State coach was in Dickson City Thursday night to autograph the book he has written all about his late father. Eager Penn State fans lined up for a chance to meet Paterno. The son of the late Joe Paterno was at the Beer Deli in Dickson City, signing copies of the book that he’s written all about his […]

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    Women ‘Dressing’ for Success in Life

    WILKES-BARRE — Dress for Success is an organization providing women in need professional outfits for job interviews. Now it’s going a step further. Dress for Success just finished a pilot run of a multi-week program training women to find sustaining careers. “We work hand-in-hand with Dress for Success. They’re one of our most valued partners. We have the same goals, which is to empower you to become what you can become,” said speaker Christine Jensen as she addressed a classroom […]

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    Woman on Trial for Ex-Husband’s Death

    BLOOMSBURG — A woman is on trial in Columbia County for the death of her ex-husband more than three years ago. Maria Sanutti-Spencer was in court Wednesday in Bloomsburg where she faces charges of criminal homicide and arson. The attorney general’s office is prosecuting the case against Sanutti-Spencer and says she and her father killed Frank Spencer in July of 2012. Investigators say Spencer was shot at his home near Bloomsburg. Sanutti-Spencer’s attorney left the Columbia County courthouse after day […]

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    State Budget Proposal: Raise Sales Tax, Lower Property Tax, Fund Education

    Late Tuesday night there was word of progress on the Pennsylvania state budget. The Commonwealth is now more than four months without a spending plan. Now there’s slow trickle of information from the capitol as to what lawmakers have agreed on with Governor Wolf. Among the provisions, a hike in the state’s sales tax from its current 6 percent up to 7.25 percent with the added revenue going toward property tax relief. The plan would increase basic education funding by […]

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    Officer Injured During Gunfire in Berwick

    BERWICK — A police officer was injured after gunfire in Berwick Monday afternoon. The Columbia County district attorney said a man opened fire on officers and was injured himself when police returned fire. It happened at the Berwick Industrial Development Association. “I don’t know what happened. I guess a guy just went crazy and started shooting.” Onlookers at the industrial site in Berwick could only wonder why a man opened fire, first into the air then at responding police officers. […]

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    DEP: Two Years To Get Jeansville Mine Fire Out

    BANKS TOWNSHIP — Residents in a community in Carbon County now know how the state plans to tackle a mine fire that’s been burning for years. At a meeting Thursday night, they learned it will likely take two more years to douse the underground fire inside the Jeansville Mine near Tresckow. Smoke billows up from the ground as a fire down inside the mine has been burning for years. For residents living around the mine, in the past few years […]

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    Juvenile Accused of Stealing Thousands of Dollars of Fire Equipment

    TAMAQUA — Investigators in Tamaqua tell us the theft happened in broad daylight. Volunteer firefighters were seen collecting equipment in a video taken by shortly after it had been stolen from one of their trucks. Now Tamaqua police say a juvenile was caught stealing between $10,000 and $15,000 worth of items, all belonging to the Citizens Fire Company. “I keep telling myself I’ve seen it all but,” said Citizens Fire Chief Tom Hartz. Hartz says that truck was parked behind […]

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    60-Year-Old Man Among Four Injured in Weekend Assaults in Bloomsburg

    BLOOMSBURG — Police in Bloomsburg are investigating two separate assaults that left four people injured over the weekend. One of the assault victims is a 60-year-old man who remains hospitalized with serious damage to his jaw. “It’s scary. It’s really scary.” People living on the 400 block of Chestnut Avenue in Bloomsburg are extremely concerned to hear that a 60-year-old man was badly beaten over the weekend. Bloomsburg police say officers found that man with serious injuries to his face, especially […]

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    Gerrity’s Supermarkets To Raise Minimum Wage For Employees

    MOOSIC — It’s a Halloween treat for some workers in our area as a local employer is set to increase starting salaries this weekend. Gerrity’s Supermarkets says it will hike minimum wages starting this Sunday. Behind the deli counter at Gerrity’s Supermarket in Moosic, rush time can be tough for the team of workers. With customers taking numbers and waiting their turns, it’s important to get to them quickly while tending to other duties. “It’s very stressful,” said deli manager […]

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    Army, State Police Working to Deflate, Remove Blimp

    ANTHONY TOWNSHIP — The salvage work has begun, trying to get that massive blimp that floated into our area out of the woods in central Pennsylvania. There is a big military effort to protect and remove the equipment worth tens of millions of dollars. We were left with plenty of questions after the NORAD blimp from Maryland ended up in Montour County on Wednesday. The Army and state police worked all day Thursday to collect pieces of the multi-million dollar […]

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    Residents Flock To See Downed Blimp in Wooded Field

    ANTHONY TOWNSHIP — It as a wild ride for an unmanned military surveillance blimp Wednesday after it broke loose from its tether in Maryland and landed in central Pennsylvania more than four hours later. State police secured the area around the blimp after it touched down in Montour County near Muncy. Excited gawkers clogged Muncy Exchange Road after that blimp landed in a wooded area. Many folks had been tracking the blimp after it became untethered in Maryland and crossed […]


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