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
  • Annual Tattoo Convention Expected To Draw Thousands To Scranton For Three-Day Event

    SCRANTON — Thousands of people are expected to flock to Scranton this weekend all to get a little or maybe a lot, of ink! The 8th Annual Electric City Tattoo Convention is back at the Hilton Hotel and it gets bigger every year, much to the delight of downtown businesses. The buzzing sound of ink needles filled the air at the Hilton Hotel as ballrooms were transformed into an artist’s den. The 8th Annual Electric City Tattoo Convention is back in Scranton and […]

  • Guilty Verdict in Child Overdose Death

    SUNBURY — It’s been more than two years since a 9-year-old boy overdosed on a powerful painkiller. Thursday afternoon, there was a verdict in the case against a man charged with the boy’s death. A jury found Victor Hare, 61, of Point Township, guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of the young boy he was supposed to be watching. Victor Hare was babysitting, when he gave the child, a powerful painkiller, causing the boy to die. Hare has been found […]

  • Business Owner Accused of Illegally Selling Prescription Drugs out of Store in Mayfield

    MAYFIELD — A businessman in Lackawanna County has been arrested on drug charges. Investigators say Eric Ofcharsky, 44, was selling illegal prescription drugs out of his family-owned grocery store in Mayfield. Ofcharsky is facing several felony drug charges after the Lackawanna County Drug Task Force allegedly caught him in the act of selling the prescription drugs from his family’s store, the Big Chief Market in Mayfield. At the Windsor Inn in neighboring Jermyn, employees know the Ofcharsky family and their business […]

  • Fires Ruled Arson at Two Vacant Homes, Fire Marshal Investigating Third Fire at Abandoned Church

    HARFORD TOWNSHIP — Pictures posted to the Harford Volunteer Fire Company`s Facebook page show two recent fires in vacant homes in that part of Susquehanna County. The most recent was early Easter Sunday morning at an empty house on Stephens Road. Boyd Smith lives across the street and says he heard someone driving away shortly after flames started to show. “Quarter to two, we heard the dogs carrying on again and then we heard a car take off. Two doors slammed, […]

  • Garden Drive-In Open For Business After Vandalism Cut Last Season Short

    PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP — A popular drive-in is now open for the season in Luzerne County! It’s a big come back for the Garden Drive-In near Hunlock Creek after last year’s season was cut short due to vandals causing thousands of dollars in damage. It’s a sure sign warm weather is here to stay as the Garden Drive-In opened for business, kicking of its 65th season on Route 11 near Hunlock Creek. Car after car pulled in, with folks excited to […]

  • Investigators Unlock Victim’s iPhone In Three-Year-Old Unsolved Arson Case

    WILKES-BARRE — It’s been nearly three years since Laurie Merritt lost her life to an arson fire inside the attic of her home in Wilkes-Barre, there are still no answers as to who started the fire. Daughter Kristen Merritt says her family was changed forever on April 15th, 2014. “It changed it completely,” said Kristen. “My mother had ever dinner here for every holiday. My mother held everyone together.” But now there could be a break in the case. The Luzerne […]

  • Anthony Franklin Arraigned for 2012 Murder of Frank Spencer

    MILLVILLE — A murder suspect who fled the country is now back in our area to face charges. Anthony Rocco Franklin was brought back from Argentina and arraigned in Millville Wednesday afternoon. Franklin is charged with murder, arson, and other offenses for the death of Frank Spencer in July 2012. “Did you kill your son-in-law?” “You got the wrong case, hon. I’m here for drunk driving,” Franklin said. Franklin was not brought into a magistrate’s office to be arraigned on […]

  • Abington Heights Grad Killed in Early Morning Crash

    NEWTON TOWNSHIP — A young man is dead following an early morning crash in Lackawanna County. Police say Geoffrey Galdieri, 19, of Newport Township, veered off Newton-Ransom Boulevard around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. His vehicle crashed through a yard before finally stopping in a field in Newton Township. Galdieri`s Subaru Legacy was left crumpled after the crash. The police chief says the force of the crash threw the teenager from the vehicle. He died at the scene. “He must have come right […]

  • Baseball Fans Flocked to PNC Field for RailRiders Home Opener

    MOOSIC — With the crack of the bat, the “boys of summer” were back in northeastern Pennsylvania once again. Monday was the home opener for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders at PNC Field in Lackawanna County and fans were lining up at the gate hours before the 7:05 p.m. start. People said the warm weather made it the perfect night for a ball game. “Compared to last year when it was 40 degrees and rainy and they called the game after a […]

  • Girardville’s Annual St. Patrick’s Parade To Go On A Week Before Easter

    GIRARDVILLE — The terrible weather last month pushed back a huge annual event in Schuylkill County. Girardville’s St. Patrick’s parade is now scheduled for tomorrow more than 3 weeks after most of us celebrated the wearing of the green. Despite the freezing rain, the Easter decorations are a sure sign spring is here in this Schuylkill County community of Girardville. However, those decorations are being outnumbered by all the green that`s still around. That’s because the borough’s Saint Patrick’s parade was […]

  • Protesters Gather Outside Ringling Bros Circus Over Animal Rights

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Not everyone was happy the circus was in town. Newswatch 16’s found protesters outside the Mohegan Sun Arena before the start of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey show. The group is not only upset about current treatment of the show’s animal but concerned for their future care. “We’re out here to educate people who don’t know about the abuse, and we are very concerned because Ringling has not told us where they’re going to take the […]

  • For Ringling Bros And Barnum & Bailey, The Greatest Show On Earth Will Not Go On

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP  — The circus is back in town in Luzerne County! Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus kicked off its four-day show at the Mohegan Sun Arena but it’s for the last time. After nearly 150 years in business, the show won’t go on. “Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, Feld Entertainment is proud to present Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey welcome the Greatest Show on Earth,” the ringmaster yelled from the arena floor. The opening performance […]