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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    Mahoning Township Police Chief Placed Back on Leave

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — A police chief in Montour County who found himself on the wrong side of the law is back off the job again. The Mahoning Township police chief is accused of “huffing” from a can of compressed air while on duty last spring. Huffing is used as a means of getting high. With a vote of 2-1, the Mahoning Township Supervisors put Chief Chad Thomas on unpaid administrative leave, causing the room here to explode with applause. This […]

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    Girl Uses Her Sweet Sixteen To Celebrate Mother’s Win Over Cancer

    SCRANTON — It was an extra special sweet sixteen for a young lady on this New Year’s Day in Scranton. The teenager celebrated not only her birthday but also celebrated her family. Her mother has won her fight against cancer. At the Hilton in Scranton, a sweet sixteen celebration was in full swing Friday night. Brittany Koch was born 16 years ago on New Year’s Day in 2000, making the young lady a millennium baby. Her proud mother went into labor […]

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    $300,000 In Damage Claims Filed for Runaway Blimp

    It has been a little more than two months since a military blimp broke free and cut a path of destruction across central Pennsylvania. It got loose back in October and crashed in Montour County. Since the crash, the army reports it has received roughly $300,000 worth of damage claims. Twelve claims have been filed. The blimp and its tether broke loose in Maryland. It floated over Pennsylvania before crash landing in a rural community near Muncy. Dan Grecsek is […]

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    More Debate Over Halted Construction Project At Montoursville Area School District

    MONTOURSVILLE — A community in Lycoming County continues to debate a controversial construction project for the Montoursville Area School District during a school board meeting Tuesday night. Earlier this month, five newly elected school board members put a halt to a controversial $ 36 million renovation plan that had already gotten underway. “I think I`m perfectly qualified for my part of the study,” said Britt Bassett. Bassett, the head of Bassett Engineering, was put on the hot seat by one […]

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    Hundreds in the Dark and Cold in Bradford County

    WYSOX TOWNSHIP — Hundreds of homes and businesses in Wysox were plunged into the cold and dark after a transformer went out at a  substation near the township’s fire house. For those without power including Lynn O’Dell, this isn’t only an inconvenience, it’s a concern with temperatures expected to be frigid and snow and sleet on its way. “There’s people with small children in the area. They’re gonna freeze and the power lines they could come down and then we’re […]

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    Last Minute Shoppers Race Against the Countdown Clock to Christmas

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — It’s the race against the clock. With Christmas just about a day away, many people spent Wednesday doing some last minute shopping. Some of the busier shopping areas have been nothing short of crazy all day. The halls were decked with a lot of people at the Viewmont Mall in Dickson City. With the countdown clock ticking until Santa’s arrival, many folks were rushing for those last minute gifts. “Shopping for my mom, dad, family members,” said Jessie […]

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    Christmas Caroling for a Cause

    LARKSVILLE — Some carolers in Luzerne County took their singing one step further to spread the holiday cheer Tuesday evening. For the last three years, a group of Wyoming Valley West students have performed carols to raise money for an area non-profit. The neighborhood in Larksville was filled with the sounds of the season as a group of carolers went door to door spreading some holiday cheer. These carolers, who are students in the Wyoming Valley West School District, are […]

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    Joe Maddon Hosts Annual Fundraiser For Hazleton Integration Project

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — A major league Hazleton native is home for the holidays. Friday night Chicago Cubs’ manager Joe Maddon held his annual dinner and sports auction. Once again, he brought in some heavy hitters to help him. When Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon throws his annual fundraiser, he always brings in some famous friends. More than 600 people came to the ticketed dinner and auction to rub elbows with former Dallas Cowboy Ed ‘Too Tall’ Jones and retired major […]

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    Pocono Man Accused of Violent Bank Robberies in Tennessee

    Authorities in two states say a string of violent bank robberies were planned and committed by a man from the Poconos. Michael Benanti of Lake Harmony was arrested last month in North Carolina for those bank robberies in Tennessee. And this isn’t his first run-in with the law. Michael Benanti of Lake Harmony is accused of a series of violent bank robberies in Tennessee. It was following a car chase with police in North Carolina on November 25 that Benanti and […]

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    FBI Investigates Possible Threat To Sunbury Agency Party

    Fears of a terror attack have police in Northumberland County taking no chances. Sunbury police say the FBI investigated an individual in the city Friday over a possible threat to a holiday party hosted by one of the city’s agencies. Sunbury police say they wasted no time calling the FBI about a possible threat to a Christmas party that a city agency was holding. Chief Brad Hare says someone called 911 Thursday night, reporting that a family member told them […]

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    AG’s Office: Chesapeake Used ‘Bait and Switch’ on Leaseholders

    HARRISBURG — One of the country’s largest producers of natural gas has been hit with a lawsuit by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office. Chesapeake Energy is accused of practicing bait-and-switch methods with those who signed gas leases with the company. In a Newswatch 16 Investigation back in July, we showed you landowners in Bradford County who believe the gas company they had leases with was bilking them out of their royalties by charging them fees that were never in the […]

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    Warmer Weather Puts Damper on Snow Making at Ski Resorts

    SCRANTON — The unseasonably warm weather is causing problems for some ski resorts in our area. There is a lot of green on Montage Mountain in Lackawanna County and not enough white. At this time last year, many ski resorts were up and running, but that’s not the case this year. If you’re a fan of skiing, the slopes of Montage Mountain are not an encouraging sight. Still, even though there’s not a spot of snow on the mountain, Ashlee […]


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