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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
  • Union County Community Reacts To Testimony In Rock Throwing Case

    LEWISBURG — Four teenagers charged with throwing rocks onto Interstate 80 were at the Union County Courthouse for their preliminary hearings Tuesday afternoon. Investigators say Brett Lahr, Tyler Porter, Keefer McGee and Dylan Lahr threw rocks off the overpass above the eastbound lanes near exit 212, the Milton exit. One of those rocks hit the vehicle carrying Sharon Budd, who was traveling from Ohio to New York with her husband, Randy and daughter, Kaylee. Sharon was left critically injured and […]

  • 157th Annual Harford Fair Open For Fun

    HARFORD — Monday night was filled with the sights and sounds of a really great time as the Harford Fair is back in business once again in Susquehanna County, ringing in its 157th year. “It is very super fun. It is awesome at the Harford Fair. Come on up,” said Jesse Koch of Harford. There are plenty of things to do and see with many opting to get their thrills spinning, sliding, and looping through the air. “My favorite thing […]

  • Woman Dies After Car Goes Into Pond

    LOCUST TOWNSHIP — A small camping community in Columbia County is still in shock after a tragic accident claimed the life of a resident yesterday. 79 year old Virginia Lindenmuth died Thursday night after the car she was in went into a pond. It was a dramatic and terrifying Thursday afternoon after a car went into a pond at the Ideal Park Campground near Catawissa, carrying 79 year old Virginia Lindenmuth inside. Mark Hoffman said Virginia and her husband, 81 […]

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    Two More Stores Leaving The Schuylkill Mall

    It’s more bad news for another mall in our area. Two stores inside the Schuylkill Mall say they will be closing their doors for good. It`s another blow for the Schuylkill Mall near Frackville as two more stores say they will be pulling out. Gamestop and the Cigar Box will no longer operate there leaving two more vacancies at an already struggling center. For shoppers they say it`s almost sad how empty the mall has become. “This mall is depressing, […]

  • Grand Slam Parade Kicks Off Little League World Series

    It`s that time of the year again in Lycoming County to play ball! The Little League World Series starts Thursday but before the games begin, one big celebration was held in the city`s downtown. Downtown Williamsport was a celebration of all things baseball. The annual Grand Slam Parade held on West Fourth Street signaled the start of the 68th year of the Little League World Series in Lycoming County. It`s a party for the young and young at heart. “We`re […]

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    Non-Profit Provides Local Help To Those Affected By Suicide

    After the shocking news about the suicide of Robin Williams, volunteers with a prevention group here in northeastern Pennsylvania want to people to know there is help out there. The local chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention said there is support for both people struggling with depression and their loved ones. The sudden death of comedian and actor Robin Williams sent shock waves well beyond the entertainment community, hitting home to those who have lost someone to suicide. […]

  • Man Dies After Being Hit With Taser

    TAMAQUA — A man is dead after being tased by officers early Friday morning in Schuylkill County. State police said Jose Paulino, 38, died after being hit with Tasers. They said he was aggressive with police and it took four officers to take him into custody. Crime scene tape surrounded Fegley’s Mini Mart on Center Street in Tamaqua, as well as the Sunoco station next door. State police were on scene investigating the death of a man who had been […]

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    Death Investigation After Man Hit With Taser

    TAMAQUA — State police said they are investigating an incident in which a man died after police hit him with a Taser. According to troopers, it happened in Tamaqua about 4 a.m. Friday. Four officers from three police departments responded to a call of a man running around a mini market parking lot shouting obscenities. Officers tried to subdue Jose Paulino, 38, from Tamaqua. Investigators said at least one used a Taser on him numerous times. Paulino had to be […]

  • State Police In Poconos Investigating Attempted Child Luring

    CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP — State police in the Poconos are investigating an attempted child luring that reportedly happened last week and still, no one has been arrested for the crime. Troopers said two men drove up to two children at the Birches development in Monroe County and asked them if they wanted a ride. It was here in the Birches development in Chestnuthill Township that state police said an attempted child luring took place. Troopers said on August 1st two men […]

  • Canton Native Runs Across Country For Cancer

    CANTON — It was a hero’s welcome in Bradford County to a man running cross-country to raise money for cancer. Garth Watson made a stop in his home community of Canton on his run from Los Angeles to New York City. “Who`s ready for Garth?” yelled the DJ to the dozens gathered on Main Street. The crowd in Canton was alive with excitement to welcome home the local hero. As Watson jogged onto Main Street with an entourage in tow, […]

  • Woman Charged After Infant’s Body Found

    BLYTHE TOWNSHIP — A 22-year-old woman is locked up Tuesday night charged in connection with a gruesome crime. State police arrested Tara Paltanavage of Blythe Township after the body of a newborn girl was found at a home near Tamaqua. State troopers were seen at the home on Winfield Drive in Blythe Township after a person living there found an infant`s body inside a trash bag. Now 22-year-old Tara Paltanavage is locked up in Schuylkill County charged in connection to […]

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    A Dozen People Out of Their Homes Due to Building Collapse

    SHENANDOAH — About a dozen people are being kept out of their homes for at least the weekend. Part of a building collapsed in Shenandoah Friday night, putting the houses surrounding it in danger. The building is barely standing in the 200 block of North White Street in Shenadoah after a wall and roof caved in. Alyssa Heintzelman lives around the corner and heard a loud crash Friday evening. “We were inside painting and all of a sudden we heard […]


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