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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
  • Warm Weather Expected To Bring Big Boost To Winter Time Events

    CARBON COUNTY — This weekend’s unseasonably warm weather is expected to be a big boost to some winter-time events. One community in Carbon County is even holding a festival to celebrate old man winter right in the middle of a little taste of spring! The community in Jim Thorpe is ready to celebrate all things winter. The borough is throwing its 23rd annual WinterFest held in Jim Thorpe`s historic business district this weekend and vendors were already setting up. “We […]

  • Meeting Held To Discuss Alternate Routes For Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation Project

    SELINSGROVE — Concerned residents in Snyder County packed into a meeting to hear about alternate routes for a major thruway, currently being constructed. The Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation project will connect Route 147 in Northumberland County to Route 15 in Union County, but now that highway must be detoured to another location. It was a packed auditorium at Selinsgrove Area Middle School Wednesday as concerned residents came to learn more about plans for the project. “Well, we want to know […]

  • Investigated Attorney Files Complaint Against Lycoming County D.A.

    HUGHESVILLE — An attorney in Lycoming County is making harsh accusations against the county district attorney. Attorney Mary Kilgus says Lycoming County District Attorney Eric Lindhart intentionally targeted her for a criminal investigation since she is his political rival for a judge’s seat. Kilgus says she has filed a complaint with state law officials against Lindhart, accusing him of using his office to target her in a criminal investigation. Kilgus and Lindhart are running against each other this year for […]

  • Reaction to Child Sex Abuse Charges Filed Against Jerry Sandusky’s Son

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Jeffrey Sandusky, the adopted son of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky, was arrested Monday on child sex charges. State police in Centre County charged Jeffrey Sandusky, 41, with child sex abuse crimes. His father Jerry Sandusky was convicted of child sex abuse crimes in 2012. Jeffrey Sandusky remained silent after he was charged with numerous child sex abuse offenses at a magistrate’s office in Bellefonte. State police say Sandusky sent text messages to two children, […]

  • High School Sweethearts Tie the Knot, 50 Years After Break-up

    LEDGEDALE — A couple in Wayne County said “I do” on this Valentine’s Day weekend, but their trip to their altar was 50 years in the making. Alice Martin and Edward Christopher were high school sweethearts in the late 1960s. Now, they’re tying the knot after reuniting last October. “Oh it’s wonderful, really wonderful,” said bride-to-be Alice Martin. “I never thought I’d meet up with him again.” The two dated back in the late 1960’s while they both attended what […]

  • Resorts In Poconos Hoping Couples Flock To Winter Wonderland For Valentine’s Day Weekend

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — Resorts in the Poconos are hoping the snow brought in from the overnight storm will help create a winter wonderland for couples looking to getaway for the Valentine’s Day weekend. Two resorts offering starkly different ways to enjoy the snowy weather say they are expected big crowds over the next four days. Here at Pocono Manor Resort and Spa, love is in the air. The resort is decked out in red, ready for the weekend`s Valentine`s Day […]

  • Old Forge in National Spotlight for Being Self-Proclaimed Pizza Capital

    OLD FORGE — A community in Lackawanna County whose claim to fame is being the pizza capital of the world is now getting national attention for its tasty trays. Old Forge’s pizzas are being featured in a USA Today article published online on Wednesday. The dining room at Arcaro and Genell in Old Forge was jammed packed with diners raving about the food. “Very good, everything is good. Pizza, hoagies, everything, everything is good,” said one diner. It is that Old […]

  • Community Reacts to Tragic Accident that Ended with Woman’s Death

    MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP — Judith Permar, 56, of Mount Carmel died Sunday morning after a tragic accident at clothing donation bin on Route 54 just outside Mount Carmel. The Northumberland County coroner says Permar’s left arm became trapped in the donation bin for hours overnight after the step stool she was standing on collapsed. She was found dead later Sunday morning. The coroner ruled her death accidental, saying she died from blunt force trauma and possible hypothermia. “That’s a horrible way to […]

  • Fire Forces ESU Students out of Apartments

    EAST STROUDSBURG -- Fire broke out Monday afternoon in an East Stroudsburg University student residence.

  • Mount Airy Fined $25,000 for Overserving Guest

    PARADISE TOWNSHIP — Mount Airy Casino Resort is in hot water with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board after a patron became so drunk while gambling here that he fell off his barstool. The board says on October 7, 2016 that man came to casino around one in the afternoon and began playing slot machines at a bar on the gaming floor. The board says over the next nine hours that man was served 27 drinks by three bartenders. In nearby […]

  • After Year Of No Top Cop, Mahoning Township’s New Police Chief Sworn In

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — A community in Montour County that has been without a police chief for more than a year now has a top cop. Mahoning Township lost its chief last January when that chief was caught “huffing” from a can of compressed air inside the police station. It was a packed room at the Mahoning Township Municipal Building as folks came out for a supervisors meeting to watch the swearing in of the new police chief. The Mahoning Township […]

  • University of Scranton Holds Special Mass For Refugee Crisis

    SCRANTON — Just days after President Trump signed an executive order temporarily banning all refugees from entering the United States, people came together not to protest but to pray. The University of Scranton held a special Mass Wednesday evening for those seeking aid here. As hymns were sung, a procession made its way to the altar inside a chapel at the University of Scranton. This Catholic Mass was a special one, held to show that this community stands with the […]