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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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    UPDATE: Marine’s Grave Marker Misspelled

    PITTSTON —  Thomas Kane,  who served with the Marines, said he was hired to clean out a home in Pittston when he a found a grave marker for Marine Corporal Stephen Rewtko. It turns out, that marker is misspelled. The family of the Marine who died in 1986 says the correct spelling of the last name is Rentko and his marker is on his grave in Luzerne County. Luzerne County Veterans Affairs says bronze plaques that are found should be […]

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    Private Citizens Taking up Arms to Protect Military Centers

    SCRANTON — In the wake of the deadly shootings at a military recruitment center in Tennessee last Thursday, private citizens are taking it upon themselves to guard other recruitment centers across the country, including in Scranton. However, the U.S. Army is discouraging folks doing this. Rob O’Donnell stood guard outside the military recruitment centers at the Icebox in Scranton Monday. The retired New York City Police Officer said he is providing armed protection at those offices in light of the […]

  • Hundreds Attend Viewing For Slain Scranton Police Officer

    SCRANTON — It was a somber day in Lackawanna County where hundreds came out to Scranton to pay their final respects to a Scranton police officer who was killed in the line of duty. The viewing for Officer John Wilding was held Thursday at Lackawanna College. Hundreds of mourners came to Lackawanna College to say farewell to a fallen Scranton police officer. The viewing for Officer John Wilding was held at the theater inside the college and throughout the day, […]

  • Lackawanna College, Police Academy Cadets Prepare For Fallen Officer’s Viewing

    SCRANTON — The city of Scranton is preparing to say farewell to a police officer killed in the line of duty. The viewing for Officer John Wilding will be held Thursday at Lackawanna College. Outside Lackawanna College in Scranton, these cadets with the college’s police academy rehearsed for what could be the toughest assignment they’ll get in their training. They will be assisting college officials and Scranton police during the viewing of a fallen Scranton police officer. “We’re just so […]

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    Another Round of Discussions on Proposed Power Plant in Jessup

    ARCHBALD — Residents in one part of Lackawanna County spent Tuesday evening once again at meeting for talks on a controversial proposed power plant that has divided the community in Jessup. After months of public hearings, this was supposed to be the last meeting. “No power plant! No power plant in Jessup!” chanted Joann Paciotti-Mosher as she walked into Valley View High School in Archbald. Fired up residents in Jessup came out to the high school for yet another battle. […]

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    Tanker Truck Dumps Load of Tar

    ORANGE TOWNSHIP — A tanker truck crash caused more than just traffic troubles. After the truck rolled, thousands of gallons of tar it was hauling leaked into a nearby creek. Police in Columbia County say the truck was carrying about 48,000 pounds of hot tar, but they are not sure how much went into nearby Fishing Creek. Since the crash, crews have stopped the spill and are trying to prevent it from spreading. Police say the driver was going too […]

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    69th Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction Back In Business

    DALLAS — Thursday’s bad weather was to blame for delaying the start of a popular summer event in Luzerne County. The first day for the annual Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction had to be pushed back to  Friday night. The 69th Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction was back in the swing of things in Dallas. The annual summer event was supposed to start Thursday night, but was canceled due to the storms that rolled through our area. But folks here […]

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    Public Gets First Taste of ‘The Trouble With Cali’

    SCRANTON — It was a movie premiere a decade in the making in Scranton Thursday night. After a half-million dollars in taxpayer money, after the incarceration of two former Lackawanna County Commissioners, after all the less than stellar reviews, the film “The Trouble With Cali” debuted in the county that helped pay for it. The opening credits of “The Trouble With Cali” rolled in front of the packed theater at the Scranton Culture Center. For the residents of Lackawanna County, […]

  • Vandalism Spree Near Lewisburg Damaged Cars, Pools

    KELLY TOWNSHIP — State police in Union County say two men went on a vandalism and burglary spree early Tuesday morning. Investigators said the men stole items from numerous cars, tried to set fire to one vehicle, and damaged several swimming pools by slashing the liners. State police believe 20 to 30 people were hit by vandals on six separate streets in a quiet community near Lewisburg. Several pools had linings slashed and numerous cars were broken into and items stolen. […]

  • Pocono Raceway Talks Safety Features at Track After Crash in Daytona

    LONG POND — The horrific crash at NASCAR’s race in Daytona Sunday night sent the car driven by Austin Dillon flying into the protective fence then tumbling across the track. Amazingly, Dillon walked away unharmed. In less than a month, NASCAR will be back at Pocono Raceway. While the Tricky Triangle is clear of traffic, in less than a month it will be crowded with screaming NASCAR drivers, racing hundreds of miles per hour at Pocono Raceway. Car crashes are […]

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    Starbucks to Raise Some Beverage Prices

    MOOSIC — Starting July 7, there’s a shot of reality that will come with your next shot of caffeine. Coffee giant Starbucks says starting Tuesday, it will raise the price on certain drinks, some as much as 20 cents. At the Starbucks at The Shoppes at Montage in Moosic, caffeine junkies made a pit stop for an early evening pick me up. For many customers, they can’t exactly explain why they love Starbucks, they just know they do. “Because it’s […]

  • Scranton Hosts Annual Fourth Of July Scrantastic Spectacular

    SCRANTON — One of the largest Fourth of July events in the area was held Friday evening in the Electric City. The Fourth Annual Scrantastic Spectacular drew more than 10,000 folks to Courthouse Square. Patriotic tunes blasted across the crowd of thousands gathered on Courthouse Square, electrifying the Electric City on this Fourth of July celebration. “I’ve heard them before but not on the outside like this,” said Elizabeth Canova of Scranton. The Fourth Annual Scrantastic Spectacular was hosted by the […]

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