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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.

Recent Articles
  • Scranton School Board Names New Superintendent

    SCRANTON — The Scranton School District has a new superintendent. The Scranton School Board voted 6-3 to name 66-year old Dr. Alexis Kirijan as the district’s new superintendent. Kirijan, a Scranton native, holds a doctorate of education. She previously worked as an administrator in the Atlanta public school district. She was selected from three finalists after a nation-wide search and will fill the position left vacant with the resignation of long-time superintendent Dr. Bill King who left the job last June. […]

  • Bucknell University Campus Reacts To Sigma Alpha Epsilon

    LEWISBURG — The fallout for Sigma Alpha Epsilon at the University of Oklahoma comes as SAE’s National Chapter continues to crack down on its fraternities nation-wide for hazing problems on campus. A chapter at Bucknell University in Lewisburg was suspended from campus for such violations in 2011. Shocking video making national headlines shows members of the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon chanting racial slurs against African-Americans while on a bus trip. The chapter, located at the University of Oklahoma has since […]

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    Group Protests University’s Abortion Coverage Ban

    SCRANTON — The University of Scranton recently made changes to the health care it provides to employees and it’s causing some controversy. The university plans to stop coverage on all abortions. On Courthouse Square, only a few blocks from the University of Scranton campus, people from Planned Parenthood and a group called Concerned Clergy for Choice gathered to protest the university’s decision to eliminate abortion coverage for employees. “It lacks compassion for women who need access to healthcare. That`s what […]

  • Pilots React To Actor Harrison Ford’s Plane Crash

    Actor Harrison Ford remains hospitalized a day after the single-engine plane he was piloting crashed on a golf course near Los Angeles. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash but says Ford reported engine failure just before going down. At Aviation Technologies at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, flight instructors and their students suit up for another day in the air. For instructor Idalo Masi, he’s been teaching people to pilot single engine planes for 15 years and says […]

  • Folks Fear Fire Will Close Factory For Good

    DURYEA — Investigators estimate a massive blaze at a factory in Luzerne County left roughly $50 million in damages. That fire broke out Tuesday at the Schott Glass plant in Duryea and burned through most of the evening. Smoke could be seen billowing for miles from the Schott Glass factory here in Duryea after a fire broke out around 5 p.m. Tuesday. Despite efforts from nearly 40 fire companies from Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties, the blaze burned for hours into […]

  • Messy Weather Making Travel Treacherous

    MOUNT COBB — The mixed bag of snow, sleet, and freezing rain certainly made for some tricky travels for anyone on area roads Tuesday evening. “Usually it takes me in weather like this almost two hours to get home and I left work about 4:30.” This latest blast of wintery weather turned roads into an icy, dicey mess. Eddie Barto was making his daily commute from work in Olyphant to his home in Lake Wallenpaupack. “Horrible, every road looks like […]


    Western Wayne School Board: Reviewing Officer Who Accidentally Fired Gun

    SOUTH CANAAN TOWNSHIP — The Western Wayne School Board met Monday night for the first time since a school police officer accidentally fired his gun inside the high school. Despite that fact, there was very little public outcry at the meeting. “This was a very dangerous situation that could have been deadly.” Only three members of the public chose to take the Western Wayne School Board to task that a school police officer accidentally fired his gun inside the high […]

  • 70th Birthday Bash For Former Scranton Mayor McNulty

    SCRANTON — It was a big bash in Scranton as the community came out to celebrate a long-time city icon. Former Scranton Mayor Jim McNulty turned 70 Friday and the party lasted for hours at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel. “I`ve been about boosting the city.” Even in the midst of his 70th birthday celebration, McNulty couldn’t help but talk about the city he devoted his life to. The former mayor of Scranton was feted by friends, family, and those […]

  • To Privatize Or Not To Privatize?

    Lawmakers in Harrisburg took a step in privatizing Pennsylvania’s state-run liquor and wine stores. Thursday the State House voted 114 to 87 to get the state out of the business of selling booze. This is the second time in two years the legislature has debated this on-going issue. To privatize or not to privatize? The big question is back in the state capitol in Harrisburg as lawmakers once again look to get Pennsylvania out of the business of selling booze. […]

  • Strong Show Of Opposition For Proposed Landfill Expansion

    DUNMORE — The Keystone Sanitary Landfill’s controversial proposed expansion has caught the concern of many people in Lackawanna County and a public meeting at Dunmore High School Wednesday night had the auditorium packed to capacity with most there to voice opposition. Representatives of Keystone Sanitary Landfill and officials with DEP, as well as the landfill’s owner Louis DeNaples, were at Dunmore High School to answer questions from concerned residents. “I’m all for business. I’m all for interstate commerce, but I […]

  • Splashing Winter Away At The Water Park

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — Folks fed up with winter say they aren’t waiting for summer to come to them; they are finding summer fun all on their own in the Poconos. The indoor water park at Great Wolf Lodge is booming with business. “The water’s warm. Slides are fun. It’s fun. It’s a good time,” said John Friedman from New Jersey. With this winter’s temperatures blowing at full frost, the humid, balmy 84-degree air inside the water park is enough to […]

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    Two Sunbury Police Officers Suspended Without Pay

    SUNBURY — It’s another black eye for the city of Sunbury’s police department. Two officers have been suspended without pay for improper behavior while on duty. Two police officers in Sunbury are suspended without pay after their department held an internal investigation into two separate complaints. Mayor David Persing announced that investigation`s findings at a council meeting Monday night. “Everything`s up front and that`s why I`m here tonight to put an end to this,” the mayor told the packed room […]


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