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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    Residents Meet with Fish and Boat Commission over Pond Drainage Outrage

    FOREST CITY — Outrage over the draining of two ponds in Wayne County prompted the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to host a public meeting with residents. That meeting was held Thursday night in Forest City before a packed house. “Wayne County has been neglected and now we have many problem dams, please correct them!” yelled one speaker as the room erupted in applause. It was a packed auditorium of some not so happy people at Forest City High School. […]

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    Political Science Professor Weighs in on Biden Decision

    SCRANTON — In the latest news about the race for the White House, we now have the long awaited answer to the question: will he or won’t he? He, of course, is Vice President Joe Biden and native son to Scranton, who announced Wednesday he will not be running for president. “Unfortunately, I believe we are out of time, the time necessary to mount a winning campaign for the nomination.” After months of speculation, the game of will he or […]

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    UPDATE: Lockdown Lifted, No Shooter at Keystone College

    LA PLUME — The possible threat of a gunman put a college campus on lockdown for more than an hour Monday afternoon. That lockdown was lifted from Keystone College shortly after 2 p.m. after state police said there was no gunman. State police said this all happened after school officials caught wind of a rumor on social media that there was a shooter on campus. Those rumors led Keystone College to issue an alert about a campus hazard just before 1 […]

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    Annual Seminar Helps “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren”

    WILKES-BARRE — Roughly 80,000 people in Pennsylvania who raised their children are finding themselves doing it all over again, raising their children’s children. On Friday, a seminar in Wilkes-Barre called “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren” brought in a crowd of nearly 200 people. For John and Gerry Mikelski of Pittston, their 11-year-old granddaughter Judy is the apple of their eyes. But their relationship with their son’s daughter isn’t a typical one since the older couple has pretty much raised her from birth, […]

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    Northbound I-81 Around Exit 175 Now Split Into Two Lanes

    There’s a new traffic twist on an already tricky section of Interstate 81 in Luzerne County that’s already cluttered with construction. Now Penn DOT split the northbound lanes of the highway near Exit 175 and that traffic pattern is expected to stay in place until next summer. But the big question, how are drivers handling the big change? if you`re driving on the northbound lanes of interstate 81 in one part of Luzerne County, pay close attention to those electronic […]

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    NEIU: If No State Budget by December, No Payroll for Teachers

    ARCHBALD — An agency in Lackawanna County that provides special education services in three counties could soon lose the employees that many rely on. The Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit, or NEIU, says it will not be able to pay those teachers by mid-December. And the NEIU says it’s all because the state budget is months over and the NEIU relies heavily on state funding. “The bottom line is we have a budget impasse at the state level and you know […]

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    Scranton Knights Back on the Playing Field

    SCRANTON — In the city of Scranton, it’s back to school for the thousands of students in the Scranton School District. Scranton teachers, who have been on strike for the last two weeks, approved a contract proposal Tuesday afternoon. Now that proposal will go to the school board for a final vote. It’s been two weeks since the Scranton High School football team suited up and hit the turf at Memorial Stadium. For these young athletes, they couldn’t be happier […]

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    Carbondale Area Looks To Borrow More Money

    CARBONDALE — A school district in Lackawanna County is looking to borrow more money in an effort to stay afloat. Carbondale Area officials say the lack of a state budget has them just barely keeping up with their bills. While one option could have been to close schools to save money, at a board meeting Monday night, members opted to borrow another roughly $2 million. “I totally understand if you said we’re closing the doors tomorrow because we can’t afford […]

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    New Milford Getting $1.3 Million from Natural Gas Impact Fee

    NEW MILFORD — A community in Susquehanna County has received some very good news to the tune of a million dollars. The quiet community of New Milford just hit the jackpot, getting a windfall of $1.3 million. That money is coming from the impact fee on the natural gas industry. Governor Tom Wolf says New Milford is among several areas getting money from the natural gas impact fee. “Well it seems like an awful lot of money but I’m sure we […]

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    Superintendent Speaks out About Scranton Teachers Strike

    SCRANTON — The Scranton teachers strike continues on after late night negotiations with the district Wednesday night failed to reach an agreement. Now the school superintendent herself is speaking out on the impasse. Scranton teachers rallied outside the school district’s administration building Thursday afternoon after a late night negotiating session with the school board ended after midnight with no resolution. “We figured if we stayed just a little bit longer we would have hammered out our deal and contract negotiations […]

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    Accused Killer in Luzerne County Court

    WILKES-BARRE — The man accused of killing his girlfriend’s estranged husband was in court Wednesday. A magistrate in Luzerne County found enough evidence to send a homicide case to trial. During the court hearing, we heard what may have been the motive for the suspect to allegedly kill his girlfriend’s estranged husband. That preliminary hearing was at the Luzerne County Courthouse in Wilkes-Barre for safety reasons. Preliminary hearings are typically short. This one lasted seven hours had 10 witnesses and […]

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    Scranton Teachers, Board Clash During Meeting

    SCRANTON — It was a boisterous school board meeting in the city of Scranton Monday night. The city’s teachers are now into their second week of striking, at odds with the district over pay, benefits, and class sizes. “Gentlemen, would you please distribute the 11,000 petitions that were brought here from Washington,” said Rosemary Boland, the president of the Scranton Federation of Teachers. As shouts and cheers erupted inside the Scranton High School Auditorium, thousands of petitions were dumped on […]


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