Peggy Lee WNEP
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 Scranton and the Poconos, Peggy has spent much time playing in the mountains.
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 after two internships in the New York City market. The first day of her second internship was September 11th, 2001, a day she will never forget.
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, at the gym, or just out with friends and coworkers at WNEP.


Recent Articles
  • Displaced Residents Bedding down for the Night at Red Cross Shelter

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Volunteers with the American Red Cross prepared a classroom at the Grace Reformed Church for the night, setting up multiple cots for about 20 people being sheltered there. They are what remains of the 120 people forced out of the Lutherwood Apartment Building after strong winds blew the roof off of the senior living facility around 6 a.m. Monday. The Red Cross says the building’s sixth floor took on water damage during the heavy rain. “I’m up on […]

  • ‘April the Giraffe’s’ Baby Turning 1-Year-Old on Sunday

    HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. — “April the Giraffe” became an internet sensation and household name last year as millions watched her online as she prepared to deliver her baby at an animal park in New York. Now 12 months later, the folks at Animal Adventure Park near Binghamton are planning to throw her son his first birthday party as he turns one year old this Sunday. Little Tajiri roams around the home that he shares with his parents at Animal Adventure Park […]

  • Traffic Delays Expected at Lehigh Tunnel on Turnpike

    EAST PENN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Anyone traveling on the northeast extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Wednesday night should plan for some delays around the Lehigh Tunnel. The Turnpike Commission says from 11 p.m. until 1 a.m., crews will be doing tunnel inspections and camera maintenance during that time. Drivers could see intermittent, 15-minute traffic stoppages during those hours and the speed limit reduced to 25 miles an hour in both the northbound and southbound lanes. For people who drive the […]

  • Neighbors React to Head-on Crash that Killed Two

    ANTHONY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Emergency crews crowded a stretch of Route 54 at the intersection of Route 44 for a two-vehicle crash that left both drivers dead. State police say it happened just before 8 a.m. Tuesday about 12 miles outside of Danville. Investigators say 43-year-old Kimberly Morgan’s Subaru Forester crossed over into the opposite lane, causing a head-on collision with the Ford Escape driven by Melanie Powers, 32, of Pennsdale. “There’s been a couple accidents down here on 54, […]

  • Elementary Students Deliver More Than 100 ‘Jared Boxes’ to Janet Weis Children’s Hospital

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa. — It was a special delivery for some children at the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital Tuesday afternoon. Some elementary students from Liberty Valley Intermediate School in the Danville Area School District brought more than 100 Jared Boxes filled with small gifts, toys, and games for the patients in Montour County. This effort was organized by their class advisor through a new service club she helped create called K-Kids. This was the group’s first project. “I felt very […]

  • Scranton School Board Approves Sending McNichols, Kennedy Students to West Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — It’s been less than two weeks since the Scranton School Board met to pass its approved balanced budget for 2018, but apparently, people still wanted to talk about it at West Scranton Intermediate School. Despite the fact the board was expected to vote on whether to send students from two elementary schools to West Scranton High School instead of Scranton High School, those who spoke only wanted to beg the board reconsider cuts to programs and the furlough […]

  • Chilly Start for the “Boys of Summer” at PNC Field

    PNC FIELD — With the crack of a bat, baseball was officially back at PNC Field in Lackawanna County. It was the home opener for the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders who faced off against the Syracuse Chiefs. But while the boys of summer are here for the season, the weather wasn`t even close to spring. The chilly temperatures and extremely brisk wind made folks feel like they were gearing up for a completely different sporting event. “It’s more football weather,” Jen […]

  • School District Meets With Father of Bullied Fourth-grader After She Posts Video About Harassment at School

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A video posted by a fourth-grade student on Facebook about being bullied that went viral has gotten the attention of Scranton School District officials. Thursday night, the father of 10-year-old Cassidy Warner met with the superintendent to work on ways to stop the harassment of his daughter. In a video posted to Facebook by Cassidy Warner, the 10-year-old fourth grader heartbreakingly outlines the bullying she’s endured since the 1st grade. The John Adams Elementary student tells the […]

  • Community Reacts to Wilkes-Barre Police Chief Retiring

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — It was in an abrupt announcement from the city of Wilkes-Barre that the police chief is stepping down. The mayor’s office sent out word of Chief Marcella Lendacky’s retirement Wednesday afternoon. After less than three years as the Wilkes-Barre Police chief, Chief Marcella Lendacky is stepping down. The mayor’s office made the announcement in a brief statement, saying after 29 years with the department, Chief Lendacky will retire on June 3. No reason was given for why […]

  • Former Berwick Cop Arrested for Choking Another Man Inside Church After Easter Service

    SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A former Berwick police officer is accused of attacking another man at a church in Columbia County. South Centre Township police say Jimmie Hill, 33, of Benton, choked a man Sunday morning as church let out after an Easter service. Hill is facing charges of strangulation, assault, and harassment for an altercation that took place inside the Lime Ridge Methodist Church near Bloomsburg. South Centre Township police were called to the church around 11:45 a.m. after it […]

  • SPCA of Luzerne County to Charge Municipalities for Strays Starting April 1

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Stray animals are soon going to cost area communities money starting this Sunday in Luzerne County. The SPCA of Luzerne County says it can no longer afford to take in animals for free and will now charge municipalities for animals it takes in. The sign is posted at the front desk of the SPCA of Luzerne County, showing the thousands of stray animals taken in just in 2017 and the hundreds already taken in this year. But […]

  • Easter Feast Prompts Last-minute Shoppers Mad Dash

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. — Many of us will be sitting down for a big family meal this Easter Sunday, which means many people spent their day Friday in a mad dash of last-minute shopping. At Gerrity’s Supermarket in Moosic, the celebration of Easter means one thing: ham. “Well, that’s the main thing is hams, kielbasa, buying some prime rib roast,” said Ken Keeler, who works in Gerrity’s meat department. “But mostly hams.” Folks were packing into the grocery store on […]