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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

    New Mormon Center To Showcase Historic Religious Site

    A part of Susquehanna County’s history is going to be showcased in a big way and by an organization that may be a surprise: the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! The church says the Mormon religion was started in Susquehanna County, and the church is building a historic center on the site of its founder’s home. Despite the rainy weather on Thursday, the work was going strong, getting these structures off the ground in Susquehanna County. The Church […]

  • Not Guilty Verdict For Woman Charged With Killing Mother’s Boyfriend

    POTTSVILLE — A woman on trial in Schuylkill County for killing her mother’s boyfriend was found not guilty on all counts. Kimberly Hons left the Schuylkill County Courthouse free of all the charges she faced for the death of her mother`s boyfriend. Her trial in Pottsville lasted only one day and it took the jury only a few hours to find her not guilty on all counts. “All I wanted is for people to see what it was not for […]

  • State Grant Going To Help Long Awaited Flood Project

    JERMYN — A long awaited county flood-protection project slated for a community in Lackawanna County is getting some financial help. Nearly $400,000 state dollars is set to go to improving a creek running through borough that flooded in 2003, but many residents say they want work to start now. The bridges spanning Rushbrook Creek in Jermyn are in clear need of repairs. Sandra Soey lives next to a blocked off bridge and says the bridges have been falling apart since […]

  • Underground Fire Still Burning In Eynon

    EYNON — There are concerns about an underground fire that continues to burn despite crews working all day Monday to dig it up. The fire is burning inside a park in Eynon right near several homes. Smoke and steam billowed out of a large hole as an excavator worked to reach an underground fire at Staback Park in Eynon. Several fire companies were on scene all day long, something parents coming to a soccer field in the park weren’t expecting […]

  • Police: Suspect Planned To Kill Ex-Girlfriend For Months

    SUSQUEHANNA — A 22-year-old woman was found dead early Friday morning inside her car in Susquehanna County; investigators say she was shot multiple times inside her car. Friday night, state police said Jonathan Kopacz is locked up, charged with killing her, which they said he had been planning to do for months. Kopacz remained silent as he was taken to his arraignment where he was charged with homicide Friday afternoon in Susquehanna County. The 34-year-old man from Thompson is accused […]

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    UPDATE: Suspect Arrested in Shooting Death in Susquehanna County

    SUSQUEHANNA — State police arrested a man for a shooting death in Susquehanna County. Jonathan Kopacz, 34, of Thompson is being charged with homicide for the death of Kelly Conklin, 22 of Susquehanna. The two had a relationship that ended in May. Authorities said Conklin’s body was found inside a car at a home on Washington Street in Susquehanna around 1:15 a.m. Friday. Troopers said Kopacz admitted he had been planning this for months and bought two guns specifically to […]

  • Governor, Senator Talk Frein Manhunt Costs

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — It’s been more than a month since Eric Frein allegedly opened fire on the state police barracks at Blooming Grove, killing Corporal Bryon Dickson and wounding Trooper Alex Douglass. Hundreds of state troopers have combed the wooded areas in parts of Monroe and Pike Counties since that night; Frein is still at large. Now the mounting cost to keep the level and hours of manpower is becoming a pressing issue. Earlier this week, state lawmakers met with […]

  • Car Crashed Through Candle Store, Weather Suspected Cause

    NORTH MANHEIM TOWNSHIP — The heavy rains throughout the day Wednesday caused problems on area roads. In Schuylkill County, a car swerved off Route 61 and smashed through the front of a candle shop. While the crash is under investigation, weather is suspected to be the cause. Surveillance video taken inside Mach`s Gut Candle Barn on Route 61 near Pottsville shows a car come smashing through the front glass windows. Employees inside the shop say it happened around 1:30 Wednesday […]

  • Area Heroes Honored For Their “Spirit Of Courage”

    BETHLEHEM — Some local heroes were honored Tuesday night in the Lehigh Valley for their efforts during fire emergencies. The annual Spirit of Courage Awards was hosted by Lehigh Valley Health Network. It was a night for honoring heroes: those who risked their lives to save others. Among those being recognized were several people from northeastern Pennsylvania. Two fire fighters from McAdoo were awarded for getting a family out of a burning home in June of 2013, including a seven-year-old […]

  • Power Outage Halts Holiday Business in Poconos

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — A power outage in Monroe County left thousands in the dark, including the Stroud Mall and several other businesses along Route 611. This outage came on the Columbus Day holiday, a day that retailers see a lot of extra business. Unfortunately while the lights were out, that business was put on hold. Inside the Stroud Mall it was a ghost town after a power outage sent the building into darkness and many stores shuttered their doors. And […]

  • First Use of ‘Kevin’s Law’ in Lackawanna County DUI Case

    SCRANTON — For the first time a new state law named for a boy killed in a hit and run is being used to increase the potential jail time for a man from Lackawanna County. Police say the suspect, David Turano of Carbondale, attempted to flee the scene of a crash that killed a boy and badly injured the boy’s father. Turano was brought into the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office where he was charged with homicide by vehicle while […]

  • Frein On The Run For Three Weeks

    BLOOMING GROVE TWP. — It’s been three weeks to the day since Eric Frein reportedly opened fire on the State Police barracks in Pike County and Frein remains on the loose. Friday state police released more information on their search, including items of Frein’s found at a campsite. The search for Eric Frein has reached into its 21st day and the alleged cop killer continues to elude police. Three weeks ago investigators say Frein ambushed the State Police barracks at […]


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