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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.

Recent Articles
  • Murder Victim’s Neighbors React To Homicide Charges

    MILLVILLE — The ex-wife of a murder victim in Columbia County is now being charged for his death. Maria Sanutti-Spencer, 49, is accused of homicide and arson in the death of Frank Spencer two years ago. State investigators said Sanutti-Spencer’s father is wanted on the same charges. The state attorney general’s office said Sanutti-Spencer and her father, Anthony Rocco Franklin, 72, terrorized Spencer for years, even setting fire to his home. Spencer was found shot execution style inside his home […]

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    Police Chief Says Politics Played Role In Firing

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — A police chief in one township in Luzerne County was suddenly fired Friday morning. Robert Avvisato confirmed he was terminated at a special meeting with the Pittston Township Supervisors and no reason was given. However, this came as Avvisato said he was about to enter into arbitration with the supervisors over complaints they’ve made against him. “This is politics, this is just a show of what politics are,” Avvisato said. Avvisato said he’s still reeling after his […]

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    Scranton Real Estate Owner Appointed To City Council

    SCRANTON — The city of Scranton now has a full council as the fifth member was selected Thursday night. Council voted to appoint Scranton businessman Wayne Evans to fill the seat vacated by Jack Loscombe earlier this month. Wayne Evans will soon be the fifth member of Scranton City Council. He sat down with Newswatch 16 at his real estate office on Pittston Avenue shortly after hearing the news he was chosen to fill the open seat. “I have a […]

  • Woman In Schuylkill County Says She Is Victim Of Home Repair Fraud

    NUREMBURG — A woman in Schuylkill County said she was a victim of a contractor charged in Lackawanna County for home repair fraud. Joseph Senese was arrested yesterday by county detectives on felony charges he bilked eight people out of money they paid for him to work on their homes, work that he never did. A day after his arrest, Gloria Demansky of Nuremburg told Newswatch 16 he did the same thing to her three years ago. Demansky said she […]

  • Home Contractor Arrested For Bilking Customers

    TAYLOR — A man is locked up in Lackawanna County on felony charges he scammed at least eight people out of hundreds of dollars for home repairs he never did. Investigators arrested Joseph Senese of Taylor Tuesday on charges of fraud and believe he stole a combined total of $15,000 from his victims. Joseph Senese is locked up at the Lackawanna County Prison for allegedly scamming eight people out of thousands of dollars for home repair work he promised but […]

  • Congressman Tom Marino’s Staffer Arrested

    A member of U.S. Congressman Tom Marino’s staff was arrested Friday morning and charged with allegedly bringing a gun into a Capitol building in Washington D.C. Marino represents the 10th District in Pennsylvania, covering 15 counties, including Lycoming County. Ryan Shucard was escorted by U.S. Capitol Police after his arrest in Washington D.C. Police said Shucard, a member of Congressman Tom Marino’s staff, was caught carrying a 9 mm handgun and ammunition into the Cannon House building during the required […]

  • Scranton Commuter Tax Passes First Round Of Votes

    SCRANTON — Scranton is one step closer to imposing a commuter tax on non-residents who work in the city. City council approved the first reading of the ordinance with a vote of two to one at its meeting Thursday night. “The ayes have it, so approved,” said council vice president Pat Rogan. With a vote of two to one, Scranton City Council approved the first reading of the commuter tax, which now introduces the ordinance for discussion. Council believes the […]

  • Jason Dominick Profiting From Frank Bonacci Murder?

    SCRANTON — Jason Dominick, who was convicted of the murder of Frank Bonacci in May, is back in the news once again. More court action has been taken against Dominick and another man over the online sale of T-shirts. A posting on Facebook has now triggered court action against Jason Dominick and his friend, Mike Castellano. Jason Dominick’s father posted that shirts printed by Castellano were on sale to raise money for Jason, who is locked up for the murder […]

  • Former Cop Pleads Guilty For Selling Oxycodone

    HUGHESTOWN — A former police office in Luzerne County pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday for selling prescription drugs. Robert Evans, a former Hughestown police officer, pleaded guilty in federal court in Scranton, admitting that he sold prescription drugs, even dealing them from the borough’s police station. Evans was arrested last August by the FBI, who alleged Evans sold oxycodone while on duty in uniform from his cruiser and armed with his gun. Here in Hughestown, people said they still […]

  • Girl Swept Into Drainage Pipe After Rain Storm

    FRACKVILLE — A 12-year old girl is in the hospital after heavy flood waters swept her into a drainage pipe. Fire fighters were called out to Arch Street in Frackville Monday afternoon and were able to pull her to safety half a mile downstream. The girl was near a creek with two friends, watching as flood waters crested the banks when she fell in and was pulled into a drainage pipe. “She was standing right there. Her foot was there […]

  • Giardia Found In Community’s Water

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — Some residents in Luzerne County are being warned not to use their water due to some serious health concerns. Testing by the Department of Environmental Protection of that water in a community in Hazle Township shows an organism that causes the disease giardiasis, which can make people very sick. In the village of Stockton near Hazleton, residents in 40 homes are being told not to use their water at all. The Department of Environmental Protection said those homes […]

  • Scranton City Council Member Abruptly Resigns

    SCRANTON — In a surprise move, a Scranton city council member abruptly resigned at Thursday night’s meeting. Jack Loscombe said he is stepping down immediately, despite the fact he has more than a year left in his term. “Effective with the conclusion of this meeting, I will be resigning from my position as a Scranton city councilman,” said Loscombe. Jack Loscombe, one of Scranton’s five council members, delivered this surprise statement during city council’s meeting Thursday night. After serving just […]


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