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.


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    After 19 Overdose Deaths, Vigil Held to Remember Victims

    BLOOMSBURG — It was a somber evening in Columbia County as a vigil was held to remember more than a dozen people who have died from drug overdoses there just this year. “We’ve all been to way too many funerals. The best drug problem is the one that’s never started,” said Columbia County Commissioner David Kovach. It was a night of testimonials and tears in Bloomsburg. “My daughter died at 23 years of age after a nine-year addiction problem,” said […]

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    Troopers on Scene All Day for Deadly Shooting Investigation near McAdoo

    KLINE TOWNSHIP — Authorities in Schuylkill County are investigating a man’s death after gunfire Tuesday morning. Police swarmed James Street in Kline Township around 10 a.m. and found the man’s body outside of a home, apparently shot to death. “I was laying in bed and I just heard three bangs. The first bang sounded like a gunshot. The second two didn’t really sound like anything major. Then next thing you know, there are cops all up and down James Street,” […]

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    Back Mountain Community Holds Safe, Family-Friendly Halloween at Fairgrounds

    LEHMAN TOWNSHIP — A community in Luzerne County may have just started a new tradition for Halloween. Folks gathered in the Back Mountain for a night of trick or treating at the Luzerne County Fairgrounds. Even before the sugar rush set in, the youngsters who came out for Halloween were already fired up, ready for a night of fun in Luzerne County, collecting as much candy as their bags could hold. “Oh I love trick or treating!” said 10-year-old Cameron […]

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    Structural Problems Close Pottsville Garage

    POTTSVILLE — Orange netting and barriers are up around the base of the Mahantongo Street Parking Garage in Pottsville. According to the city,  the building was found to be structurally unsound. As a matter of public safety, the garage is closed indefinitely. “We had a meeting and we just decided it was a safety issue and we needed to shut it down and get the cars out of there,” said Pottsville’s mayor, James Muldowney. Mayor Muldowney says a construction crew […]

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    State Lawmakers Pushing To Lift Ban On Semi-Automatic Rifle Use In Hunting

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — Pennsylvania’s deer rifle hunting season is less than a month away and there’s now a push in Harrisburg to allow hunters to use semi-automatic rifles. A bill was sent to Governor Wolf Thursday that would lift the ban on those weapons as well as some others. It was a bustling Thursday night at Advanced Arms in Pittston Township as customers were checking out some merchandise. But business may get even better as there is a push in […]

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    Residents Sound Off Against Another Power Plant Moving to Part of Lackawanna County

    ARCHBALD — Residents in Lackawanna County sounded off on another proposed power plant possibly coming to their community at a public hearing Wednesday night. An energy company wants to put a plant in Archbald that would be just two miles from where another power plant is already being built. Concerned residents from Archbald and others communities told officials from the Department of Environmental Protection they did not want another power plant coming to this part of Lackawanna County. “I’m here tonight […]

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    Vatican Issues New Guidelines for Cremated Remains

    SHAMOKIN — On Tuesday, the Vatican issued new guidelines for Catholics when it comes to cremating remains of loved ones. The Catholic Church allows its faithful to be cremated, however how the ashes are kept is now a concern for religious leaders. The Farrow Funeral Home has been in Shamokin for 140 years and for the past 46, it’s been run by Malcolm and his brother. Over those years, Malcolm has seen more and more customers opting for cremation rather […]

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    West Scranton Reacts To Scranton Native Kathleen Kane’s Jail Sentencing

    WEST SCRANTON — Kathleen Kane, once Pennsylvania`s top cop, was led out of a Montgomery County Courthouse in handcuffs. The former attorney general was sentenced to 10 to 23 months in jail for leaking grand jury testimony then lying about it under oath. Kane, a Scranton native, was raised in the city`s west side and it was clear that people in this area were keeping an eye on what happened to Kane in court. “Unfortunately, you know, her career and […]

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    Man Dies After Tree Crashes Onto House During Violent Storm

    LAMAR TOWNSHIP  –  Thursday night’s storms are also being blamed for killing a man in Clinton County, after a tree fell on his home. The victim was a well-known retired teacher. The back end of this house was demolished after a roughly 100-foot pine tree came crashing down on it during a violent thunderstorm late Thursday night here near Mill Hall. Karen and Ken Shadle live next door and say the homeowner Kathy Dwyer came over frantic, saying she couldn`t […]

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    Woman’s Plan To Ease Confusion On Roundabouts Takes Off

    AVOCA — It`s no secret that the roundabouts installed by Penn DOT have not been received well by drivers in Luzerne County. The lanes circling the roundabouts take people from Interstate 81 mostly to the Wilkes-Barre-Scranton International Airport but also to a hotel, a restaurant and now to nearby industrial parks. Many say the roundabouts are confusing and hard to navigate. “This is the first time we`ve been up here in a long time so it was all new to […]

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    Students React to Final Presidential Debate

    MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY — The third and final showdown between two of the people vying to be our next president drew a crowd inside Marywood University’s Student Center to watch Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton try to best each other one last time. “I’ve been following the election. I watched both the other debates, so I’m curious to see how it’s going to end up tonight, how they’re going to drive it home,” said junior Niki Digaetano. The two previous debates […]

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    Field Hockey Team Honors Coach Killed In Weekend Fire Before Game

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — It was a somber night in Columbia County for a field hockey team as they played their first game after the sudden death of their coach. The Southern Columbia team took a moment to honor coach Ellen Sosnoski, who was killed in a house fire over the weekend. “At this time we’d like a moment of silence to honor Coach Ellen,” said the announcer before the Southern Columbia field hockey game against Muncy. As members of the Southern […]