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
  • Man Accused Of Inappropriate Sexual Contact With Mentally Disabled Man

    MCADOO — Thomas Danishesfsky, 77,  is locked up at the Schuylkill County Prison, accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a man who investigators say is mentally disabled. Authorities say the contact happened at Danishesfsky’s home on South Cleveland Street in McAdoo a week ago on August 3rd. Dave DeJesus lives on the other side of the double block home and was stunned to hear why his next-door neighbor was arrested. “That’s just wrong in every single regard. He’s not […]

  • Mother Charged with Attempted Murder After Baby Found Alive in Plastic Bag

    SAYRE — A teenage girl is under arrest facing charges of attempted murder. Police say she left her 8-month-old daughter in a bag in the trash. Police in Elmira, New York say the infant was found in the trash Tuesday afternoon. The child is expected to be OK, but it didn’t take long before a 17-year-old girl from Bradford County was under arrest. That baby’s cries may have saved her life. Investigators in New York believe the 8-month-old child was […]

  • Dentist Charged With Ordering Illegal Prescription Pills For Woman

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Authorities in Lackawanna County arrested a dentist for allegedly ordering illegal prescriptions for pain killers. Christopher Bereznak, 47, of Clarks Green, is charged with ordering illegal prescriptions for prescription pain killers for a woman he met on Craigslist with whom he became romantically involved. Authorities in Lackawanna County say Bereznak is a dentist with an office on Route 6 near Tunkhannock. They say he provided free dental work for a woman, Ashley Gammon, 25, after hours, then […]

  • Break-in at Firehouse Comes Just Days After Successful Fundraiser

    BRANCH TOWNSHIP — Just days after a volunteer fire company in Schuylkill County held its largest fundraiser, thieves broke into the firehouse and ransacked it looking for cash. Members of the Good Intent Hose Company believe the thieves knew they just raised thousands of dollars. “We came in the office, noticed it was trashed,” said John Bushar, the president of the Good Intent Hose Company. Bushar showed the extensive damage done by whoever broke into their firehouse near Minersville. It’s not […]

  • Thousands Expected In The Electric City For Big Weekend

    SCRANTON — Thousands of people flocked to the Electric City today and many are planning to stay through the weekend, as two major annual events are back in town. That`s good news for Scranton’s downtown who welcome the added business. Gospel music was pumping at the University of Scranton as the annual Catholic Charismatic Conference was gearing up for the weekend. Organizers say more than 2,000 people are expected to come to Scranton for the religious gathering; many of them […]

  • State Police: Volunteer Firefighter Charged With Arson

    FACTORYVILLE — State police have arrested a man for setting a fire at a vacant home in Lackawanna County. That fire broke out on Monday in near Keystone College and police say the man who set it is a volunteer fire fighter. 19-year-old Jacob Richmond of Factoryville is now facing arson and other related charges for setting a fire at a vacant house near Factoryville on Monday; a fire that turned the house into a burning inferno. Employees from nearby […]

  • Toll Violators Have Until Friday to Pay Up or Have Their Vehicle Registrations Revoked

    The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is sending a message to Pennsylvania drivers with outstanding unpaid tolls: pay your bill by 7 p.m. Friday or get your vehicle registration revoked. “That’s great,” said Bill Schneider from Tobyhanna. “Because I pay for my tolls, so I think everyone should pay for their toll. If you use the turnpike, you shouldn’t get away with not paying your bills.” The commission said as of June 23, the statewide total of outstanding turnpike violations was $17.1 […]

  • Family Raises Money, Awareness for Scholarships to Camp for Prosthetics, Limb Loss

    MOOSIC — More than 200 people came out to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders game on Tuesday to help raise money to send children with prosthetic and missing limbs to a special camp. The effort is being led by a Lackawanna County couple who have three adoptive children with that condition. Siblings Matthew, Emily, and Sarah Reid came to the pitcher’s mound to throw out the first pitch at PNC Field in Moosic. Their parents, Guy and Linda, say although their children each […]

  • Calls for More Safety Features at Railroad Crossing After Crash

    NESQUEHONING — One community in Carbon County is railing for change at what they call a dangerous train crossing. This comes after a crash last week sent a man to the hospital. The driver of a Jeep was flown to a hospital after colliding with a train in Nesquehoning last Tuesday. The wreck happened as the man pulled out of an industrial park where he works and was crossing the tracks to get onto Route 54. Other workers at those […]

  • NASCAR Drivers Entertain Fans At Pocono Raceway’s First “Fan Fest”

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP –NASCAR weekend is well underway in the Poconos with the Overton’s 400 set for this Sunday. Tonight, hundreds turned out for the first ever “Fan Fest” at Pocono Raceway where people got up close and personal with some drivers. “Are you guys ready to see some drivers up here?” yelled the MC. “Yeah!” the crowd yelled back. “I think that was a third of you, the people in the back, are you guys ready to some drivers up […]

  • NASCAR Fans Sad For Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Last Race At Pocono Raceway

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP — It is race weekend once again in the Poconos and NASCAR fans have already set up camp in the infield for the Overton’s 400 this Sunday. But for some fans, this race will be bittersweet as it will be fan-favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s last race at Pocono Raceway. Yes, it’s that time again. Race time! The infield at Pocono Raceway was filling up fast as campers piled in for the big NASCAR Overton’s 400 race this Sunday. […]

  • Valley View Estates Not Safe for Resident After Water Shut Off

    ARCHBALD — Residents of a mobile home park in Lackawanna County are being put on notice that their homes are no longer safe to live in. Warning notices were tacked up Wednesday afternoon at Valley View Estates in Archbald which has not had water since Monday. As worried residents looked on, inspectors with a private firm went door to door in Valley View Estates, putting warning notices on doors. They were brought in by Archbald officials to alert residents their mobile […]