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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
  • WWII Veteran Finally Receives High School Diploma

    LANDSFORD — A World War II veteran received an honor he’s wanted for more than 70 years: a high school diploma. William Tini left high school in 1942 to join the Army and never had the chance to graduate. “We’re proud to present you with a diploma from the Panther Valley High School.” For William Tini, 89, this is a moment in his life he only dreamed about, getting his high school diploma. The WWII  veteran received that honor at […]

  • Recovering Sharon Budd And Husband Get Wedding Anniversary Surprise

    KELLY TOWNSHIP — It was a wedding anniversary surprise for an Ohio woman severely injured after rocks were thrown off an overpass on Interstate 80 last year in Union County. Wednesday night Sharon Budd and her husband Randy got a special dinner at a restaurant near Lewisburg. “Happy anniversary!” “Oh, thank you that’s so nice! Hi!” From their happy expressions, Sharon and Randy Budd certainly weren’t expecting this welcome here at Applebee’s near Lewisburg. After spending another day at the […]

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    Testimony Continues over Proposed Power Plant

    ARCHBALD — Another public hearing was held Tuesday over the controversial proposed power plant in Jessup. Jessup council had been taking testimony for months from the energy company pushing the plant. Now those opposed to the plant got a chance to have their argument heard. Emotions were high once again as Jessup borough council held another public hearing on a proposed power plant in the borough. “And we live in a residential development near those buildings,” shouted someone in the […]

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    Centenarian’s Love For Booze Causes Internet Frenzy

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP — An update to the story we brought you last week about a woman celebrating her 100th birthday. After telling us her secret to a long life was her love of booze, Pauline Spagnola’s story went viral on social media. “Here’s luck to you, buddy!” Relaxing with a nice cold brew isn’t just a way to spend the afternoon, for Pauline Spagnola, it’s the key to a long life and she should know. It was during Pauline’s 100th […]

  • Man Charged With Killing Jogger While Driving Drunk

    LUZERNE COUNTY — Police in Luzerne County arrested a man Friday night for a hit and run that left a jogger dead and a community angry and the driver accused of hitting the woman then taking off has multiple DUI arrests in his past. “I wish I was dead.” Michael Scavone, of Harveys Lake, made clear his feelings as officers led him into his arraignment here near Dallas where he was charged with numerous offenses including homicide by vehicle while […]

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    Valley View School Community Mourns Loss of Classmate

    PECKVILLE — Thursday was a night of remembering a Valley View High School freshman who was killed in a crash late Wednesday night. From a moment of silence at the school’s graduation ceremony to a candlelight vigil afterwards, students honored 15-year-old Austin Bumbarger. “Before we begin tonight’s ceremony, I would ask for a moment of silence to remember a young man who was a student of Valley View High who died tragically last night.” It was a somber start to […]

  • W-B Area School Board Votes To Build New High School, Close Others

    The Wilkes-Barre Area School Board has finally made a decision on whether to build a new high school and where that school will be located. The district voted to move forward with those plans at a meeting Wednesday night to build that new school at the site where Coughlin High School sits currently. “I would just like to ask the audience who is here by a show of hands to oppose the board’s imminent decision to vote to build on […]

  • Keystone Landfill Hosts Open House

    People concerned over a proposed landfill expansion in Lackawanna County got to take their questions directly to the company. Tuesday night the Keystone Landfill held its first ever open house, providing information and tours of the facility in Dunmore. For many of the folks here, this is the first time they’re getting to see inside the Keystone Landfill in Dunmore. The company held its first ever open house in the hopes of answering questions and concerns of those living around […]

  • Heavy Downpours Cause Minor Road Flooding

    DUNMORE — The heavy rain caused some tough driving conditions for people trying to get around parts of northeastern and central Pennsylvania Monday. Several roads were left partially flooded out in parts of Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties. “There was a big wave coming at me and it sucked my car right in and then my car flooded out and it started floating a bit and I had to get out and push it,” said Eric Vosberg of Dunmore. Vosberg found himself […]

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    I-380 Open after Deadly Crash in Monroe County

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — The northbound lanes of Interstate 380 reopened around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday following a deadly crash between a tour bus and a tractor trailer. The southbound lanes had reopened around 3 p.m. Traffic was halted to a standstill in both directions on Interstate 380 after the wreck that left three people dead and several others injured. State police said around 10 a.m. Wednesday, a tractor trailer crossed over the median from the southbound lanes and hit another tractor […]

  • State Police Investigating Kidnapping, Brutal Assault

    UPDATE (6/3/15) — State police said Wednesday Chloe Isaacs was arrested in upstate New York. BEAR CREEK TOWNSHIP — State police have arrested one person and are looking for two others in connection with a kidnapping and brutal assault of a woman. Troopers arrested Jerone Moore, 31, Tuesday. He is charged with numerous offenses including attempted homicide for his alleged role in a kidnapping and assault last October. State police are still looking for Nygee Taylor, 25, and Chloe Isaacs, […]

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    NEPA’s Transgender Community Celebrates Caitlyn Jenner Cover

    MOOSIC — For many in the transgender community in our area, Bruce Jenner’s transition into Caitlyn has been a powerful boost to raising awareness of who they are. “I’m part of a generation that is fortunate that we’re going to try to be more visible and less of a joke.” For Dee, she knows just how important Bruce Jenner’s transition into Caitlyn is for her and to others in the transgender community. It was just a year ago she told […]


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