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
  • WWII Veteran Finally Gets High School Diploma More Than 70 Years Later

    COAL TOWNSHIP — One day after the anniversary of D-Day, a World War II veteran in Northumberland County is marking another major milestone. Elmer Shinskie never graduated from high school as he was drafted into the war. “It is my sincere privilege to welcome Elmer Shinskie,” said Shamokin Area High School Principal Chris Venna. And with that Elmer Shinskie officially became a graduate of Shamokin Area High School. The 92-year-old World War II veteran was handed his high school diploma on stage […]

  • Harveys Lake Police Chief to Residents After Thieves Get into Vehicles: Lock Your Doors

    HARVEYS LAKE — Residents in one community in Luzerne County are being put on alert to make sure they lock their homes and vehicles. The Harveys Lake police chief says within the past month, items have been taken out of cars and two vehicles have even been stolen from driveways. “I feel we have a safe community, but we as residents are allowing the crime to happen because we’re not locking our cars or locking our houses.” That’s the message from […]

  • Pharmacist Charged with Stealing Thousands of Pills

    SCRANTON — A pharmacist in Scranton is accused of stealing thousands of prescription drugs from the place where he worked. Keith Carson of Dunmore was arraigned Monday night at the Lackawanna County Courthouse. Carson is facing several charges for allegedly stealing thousands of prescription drugs from the Rite Aid in downtown Scranton where he worked. Scranton police say Carson stole the pills over the course of three years. Investigators say from 2013 through 2016, he stole thousands of pills, including […]

  • PSU Students: New Strict Regulations On Greek Community “Long Overdue”

    STATE COLLEGE — Penn State University laid out strict regulations for the university’s Greek life in an effort to reform fraternities and sororities. These new rules come after a pledge died at fraternity following a hazing ritual in February. The death of 19-year-old Penn State sophomore Timothy Piazza following a hazing ritual at Beta Theta Pi in February is bringing sweeping changes to the Greek community at Penn State University. New strict regulations were announced by university President Eric Barron, […]

  • Delaware River Water Supply Will Continue Despite Multi-State Agreement Fails To Renew

    BUCKINGHAM TOWNSHIP — The groups controlling water flow on the upper Delaware River failed to reach an agreement before midnight last night. It sounds like a bad thing for businesses along the river, but as Newswatch 16 found out — that’s not the case. At the Delaware River Club, two fly fishermen were packed up and headed out for a day on the water in northern Wayne County. The parking area was packed at the boat launch near the Whitetail […]

  • Boy Hurt in Parade Released from Hospital and Recovering at Home

    SHAMOKIN — The 10-year-old boy was who injured in a parade last Friday in Northumberland County is out of the hospital and now recovering at home. Aaron Leffler was hurt after a float carrying his baseball team ran over him during a festival in Shamokin. Leffler was sporting a “thumbs up” from his hospital bed in pictures taken at Geisinger Medical Center near Danville with his baseball coach at his side. Those pictures were taken on Monday. Now just two days […]

  • Former Tunkhannock Baseball Star Plays at PNC Field

    MOOSIC — A former high school baseball star from Tunkhannock returned home to a field of fans. Mike Papi, a 2011 graduate of Tunkhannock Area, now finds himself one step from the major leagues. He joined the Columbus Clippers as they faced the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders in Moosic Tuesday night. The crowd was all Tiger pride as people from Tunkhannock packed the stadium. Papi may be the right fielder for the Columbus Clippers, but at PNC Field, he’s already got a […]

  • Motorcycle Club Holds Annual Memorial Day Bike Night to Honor Military Current and Past

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — Members of a motorcycle club held their annual Memorial Day observation in the Poconos Monday. The Latin American Motorcycle Association gathered at a restaurant in Monroe County to honor military veterans as well as those still serving. They came roaring into the parking lot of Texas Roadhouse armed with American pride. It was the Latin American Motorcycle Association’s special Memorial Day Bike Night where they took the time to honor military veterans as well as those still serving. “The […]

  • Scranton Chimney Contractor Charged with Fraud

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — A chimney contractor in Lackawanna County is facing felony charges, accused of ripping off an elderly couple. Investigators say Daniel Brennan of Scranton charged the couple for fireplace repairs that he never did. Daniel Brennan, 52, is now facing felony fraud charges. He’s accused of bilking an elderly couple in Clarks Summit out of $1,400. According to the criminal complaint, Brennan promised to do repair work on the fireplace at the home of Ernest and Maureen Chell, […]

  • After Commencement, LCCC Grads Plan to Continue Higher Education

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Hundreds of graduates walked the stage at Mohegan Sun Arena Thursday evening in Luzerne County. Luzerne County Community College held its commencement with one of its largest graduating classes. At Mohegan Sun Arena near Wilkes-Barre, the 803 members of the graduating class marked a major milestone in front of family and friends. And now, as these graduates are set to embark on the next chapter in their lives, what will be their next step? “The next step […]

  • Two Killed in Multi-Vehicle Wreck on I-81 in Schuylkill County

    SCHUYLKILL COUNTY — The northbound lanes of Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County were closed for hours after a crash killed two people Wednesday afternoon. Several vehicles were involved, including a tractor-trailer that caught fire after the crash. Emergency crews rushed to the scene after that pileup happened just after 2 p.m. roughly six miles north of the Minersville exit (116). State police in Frackville say the crash involved two tractor trailers and two pickup trucks. Two people in one of […]

  • Skimming Device Found in Gas Pump in Luzerne County

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — Police say a device that copies credit card information was found at a gas station in Plains Township. That equipment, known as a skimming device, was discovered a pump at the Carriage Stop Plaza Sunoco gas station on Route 115 Tuesday morning. If you bought gas from that gas station on Route 115 near East Mountain Boulevard, police say you should pay close attention to activity on your bank account. The department posted an alert on its […]