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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    Honoring Our Veterans On National POW-MIA Recognition Day

    LUZERNE COUNTY — As the Star Spangled Banner was sung, a flag was flown at half-staff. This solemn gathering in Luzerne County’s Back Mountain was to remember those gone missing in action or taken prisoner during war. The ceremony at the Back Mountain Harvest Assembly Church was held to remind the community those war veterans will never be forgotten. Many in the audience were war veterans themselves. “I’ve had lots and lots of family members that have served in multiple […]

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    Fighting for Gas Money in Bradford County

    TOWANDA — A rally for people who feel they haven’t been getting their fair share of royalties from Chesapeake Energy was held Wednesday night in Bradford County. The rally is aimed to drum up support for a bill going through Harrisburg that would guarantee that companies pay a minimum fee to people who own land leased to the companies to drill and remove their natural gas. It’s been several years since the gas drilling rigs moved into parts of Bradford […]

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    Parents Who Lost Son in Deadly 2010 Crash on Route 220 Want Traffic Lights

    WOODWARD TOWNSHIP — In a span of about 24 hours, there were two deadly crashes within two miles of each other on the same stretch of road. For years, a family has pushed to make the road safer after their son died there, too. Parts of a PT Cruiser lay broken along a guide rail on Route 220 near Williamsport after a single car crash marked the third crash on this stretch of the highway in just 24 hours, the […]

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    Movie Projector Broken After Garden Drive-In Burglarized, Vandalized

    PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP —  A popular drive-in in Luzerne County had thousands of dollars worth of damage and loss after its concession stand was burglarized. Employees at the Garden Drive-In on Route 11 near Shickshinny say the break-in happened early Saturday morning. “You could see this is smashed,” said Dave Hudzik, the manager of the Garden Drive-In. Hudzik pointed out several spots where a projector was damaged. He said this vandalism happened during a break-in at the concession stand which they […]

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    Wall Of Remembrance Comes To Jessup For 15th Anniversary Of 9/11

    JESSUP — A roaring motorcade of motorcycles rolled under an American flag held high by two ladder trucks along Route 247 and escorted in the Wall of Remembrance into Jessup Thursday afternoon. The Wall of Remembrance is a 100-foot long display that documents acts of terror around the world since 1983. “Give memoriam to the people who have died either in service to our country or those who were victims of our enemies,” said Richard Silva from Nicholson. The Wall […]

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    New Push for Clues in 46-Year-Old Cold Case

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — State police in Monroe County are hoping for new information to crack a nearly five decades old cold case. A Cresco man was found shot inside his taxi cab, and as his murder hits its 46th year unsolved, there’s a new push for leads. It was at the now-former Buck Hill Inn where state police say a crime that quickly went cold occurred more than 40 years ago. Investigators say John Leonard, 52, of Cresco was found shot […]

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    Community Blocks Chesapeake Energy From Removing Gas

    WILMOT TOWNSHIP  — A community in Bradford County is taking a stand against the country’s second largest natural gas producer. On Tuesday night, the Wilmot Township supervisors voted to stop letting Chesapeake Energy remove gas from wells the company has drilled there in an effort to get gas leaseholders their full gas royalties. Last December, Chesapeake Energy was slapped with a lawsuit from the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office for allegedly using bait-and-switch methods with those who signed gas leases with […]

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    Motorcyclist Hits Deer Causing Deadly Chain-Reaction Crash

    BUSHKILL TOWNSHIP — Facebook posts showed an outpouring of grief and sorrow following a deadly double motorcycle crash. State police say Sean Aris, 25, of Pocono Pines and Gregory Conroy, 25,  of Stroudsburg were both killed after that crash along Route 33 near Wind Gap in Northampton county just before 2 a.m. on Monday. Troopers say one of the men hit a deer causing a chain-reaction collision involving both bikes. Both men died at the scene. Northbound Route 33 was […]

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    Installation Of Storm Drain Prompts Downtown Revitalization

    FOREST CITY  – Main Street in Forest City looks like a disaster site. Heavy construction equipment lines the street, sidewalks are torn up, temporary ramps lead into shops and traffic snarls around the work zone. “It’s a big disruption actually for all the businesses on Main Street but it needed to be done,” said Maryann Corey who owns Bloom, an accessories store on Main. “It’s definitely an inconvenience but every town goes through it so,” said Joy Zazzera, the manager […]

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    Latinos in NEPA React to Trump’s Mexico Visit

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — It’s dinner time at La Tonalteca and the Mexican restaurant in Dickson City was busy. Many of the servers there are from Mexico or from parts of Central America and say they came here to make a better life for themselves as American citizens. “Yes, I am a citizen now. I came to this country in 1990 when we were having the civil war in El Salvador,” said Mirciades Diaz. “I basically escaped.” “Work hard, you know? […]

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    After Allegedly Shoving 6-Year-Old Son from Car, Man Found Naked in Field Holding Naked One-Year-Old Son

    BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP — A father is locked up in Bradford County after state police say he pushed his 6-year-old son out of a car and left him on a rural road. Boyd Andrus, 42, was arrested Saturday after the child was found. When troopers found Andrus, they say he was naked in a field, holding his one-year-old son who was also naked. Andrus* is behind bars in Bradford County where he faces charges ranging from aggravated assault to endangering the […]

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    National And Local Outrage Over $600 Cost Of EpiPen

    OLD FORGE — There is now nationwide outrage over the skyrocketing price of a drug used to treat allergic reactions. The cost for a double pack of EpiPen auto-injectors is now $600 but now the company making it is responding to the outcry. The manufacturer says it’s taking immediate action to reduce the cost but for one man in Lackawanna County, those changes didn’t come soon enough. “I thought I was 75 percent dead because I could no longer breathe, […]