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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.


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  • pike psp shooting

    Hunt for Cop Killer Continues

    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — Officials with the Pennsylvania State Police released some new information Monday afternoon at news conference in Pike County. State police said a .308 caliber rifle was used to shoot Corporal Bryon Dickson and Trooper Alex Douglass during an ambush outside the state police barracks at Blooming Grove during shift change Friday night. Dickson was killed. Douglass remains hospitalized. At a news conference, state police described the type of person they are searching for. “Looking for a […]

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    Suspect Arraigned For Deadly Stabbing

    HAZLETON — Police believe they have the man responsible for a deadly stabbing and a violent armed robbery. Amir Edwards, 22, was arraigned Friday in Hazleton, accused of killing Zachary Richards, 27, on Thursday. Edwards is facing one count of criminal homicide for the death of Richards. Edwards had nothing to say as he was led out of Hazleton City Hall. Investigators said Richards was a brother of a Luzerne County assistant district attorney. Because of that, the state attorney […]

  • Annual 9/11 Motorcycle Ride Brings Record-Breaking Turn Out

    MONTGOMERY — Across the nation Thursday, many remembered the lives lost during the attacks on September 11 thirteen years ago. In Lycoming County, an annual motorcycle ride drew a record breaking crowd with nearly 10,000 riders taking part. Route 54 in Lycoming County was alive with the sound of rolling thunder. Thousands of motorcycles proceeded through the rural route near Muncy for the annual 9/11 Memorial Coalition Motorcycle Ride. “True U.S. citizens, people who are here because we love our […]

  • Former Teacher Charged With Sending Inappropriate Texts To Student

    LEHIGHTON — A former teacher in Carbon County is accused of sending inappropriate text messages to a 16-year-old boy over the summer. State police said Matthew Fisher, 32, was a teacher in the Lehighton Area School District when those texts were sent. They said that boy is a student in the district. Investigators said Fisher became friends with the boy during the last week of July and sent several sexual texts over the next several days. Fellow students were surprised […]

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    UPDATE: Carjacking Suspect Pleaded Guilty to Slew of Charges

    UPDATE: According to authorities, Noah Bomboy pleaded guilty to a long list of charges on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Officials said the charges include three counts of kidnapping, robbery, aggravated assault, simple assault, and theft. A man is locked up in Columbia County on a slew of charges after he went on an overnight carjacking spree. Berwick Police finally nabbed Noah Bomboy this morning after he was allegedly involved in three carjackings just twelve hours. “I’m very sorry to the […]

  • luz penn state penalties

    PSU Hazleton Campus Reacts To Sanctions Being Partially Lift

    SUGARLOAF TOWNSHIP — “We are Penn State!” At Penn State`s Hazleton campus, the students were getting great news, right at the start of a new school year. The NCAA announced it is lifting some of the sanctions imposed against the school after the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal broke in 2011. All athletic scholarships will be restored in the 2015-2016 school year and the NCAA is lifting the school`s ban on postseason games immediately, which means that the Nittany […]

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    Honesdale Hosting Annual Firemen’s Convention, Parade

    HONESDALE — Hundreds of volunteer firefighters will be marching through a community in Wayne County this weekend. The annual volunteer firefighters’ parade is being hosted by the Honesdale Fire Department. At Hose Company # 1 in Honesdale, the guys were setting up to welcome their fellow firefighters who will be in town for the weekend. The borough is hosting the annual Northeastern Pennsylvania Volunteer Firemen’s Federation convention. Fire companies from Wayne, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, Wyoming, Monroe and Pike Counties — […]

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    Remembering Joan Rivers

    Outside the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, the electronic sign paid respects to Joan Rivers, the edgy and outspoken comedian, who passed away at the age of 81. Will Beekman, the managing director of the F.M. Kirby Center, said Rivers performed here four times over the years. “I wish all the artists were like her, we all know what you got on stage,” said Beekman. “Off stage she was a kind as can be, she wanted to know your name […]

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    Abington Heights School District Facing Possible Teachers’ Strike

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — It was the first day of school for students in the Abington Heights School District in Lackawanna County and already there’s conflict brewing. Parents, teachers, and administrators gathered Wednesday night to discuss a possible strike that’s scheduled for next week. “We, the teachers, do have a strike planned for next week.” It was a bold message from Abington Heights Teachers Union President Jim Maria to the school board. The teachers will go on strike on September […]

  • Mandalay Sells Its Share of RailRiders

    MOOSIC — The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders announced Wednesday that Mandalay Baseball, the co-owner of the team, has sold its share of the Triple-A franchise to an investment group. According to RailRiders President and General Manager Rob Crain, it will be business as usual. Fans will see no disruption to the team or the stadium in Moosic. That investment group, SWB Investors LLC, is made up of five partners, two of whom have been friends since attending college together at the University […]

  • Vigil Marks 20th Anniversary Of Brutal, Unsolved Murders

    WILLIAMSPORT — Family and friends of a slain mother and young daughter came together Tuesday night for the 20th anniversary of their deaths. Gail Matthews and her 5-year-old daughter Tamara Berkheiser were killed in Williamsport back in September 1994 and the crime remains unsolved. It’s been two decades with no answers, but friends and family of Gail Matthews came together once again for an annual vigil in Brandon Park. “Why? Who would do such a thing?” said Gail’s brother, David […]

  • luz 309 crash

    SUV, Cycle Involved In Wreck

    KINGSTON TOWNSHIP — The Labor Day holiday weekend has ended with another serious crash, this one in Luzerne County. Police in Kingston Township say two people went to the hospital after an SUV and motorcycle collided on Route 309. A motorcycle was cut in half on Route 309 near Dallas after police say it was involved in a crash with an SUV. It happened at the entrance of Sheetz, around 4:30 Monday afternoon. Grace Myers of Bucks County was sitting […]

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