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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
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    DEP: Coal Refuse Fire Extinguished

    ARCHBALD — An underground fire that’s been burning in Lackawanna County for months is now finally out. The DEP says construction crews were able to extinguish that fire in Archbald sometime last week. At first glance at the massive crater in one part of Ed Staback Regional Park, a person might think that a meteor hit. “It goes down probably about 40 feet or so and it`s huge, width wise,” said resident Brian Walker. But actually the hole was created […]

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    Travel Affected by Snow Storm

    MOUNT POCONO — After a long ride home from New York City, commuters quickly departed Martz buses at the terminal in Mount Pocono. Passengers say they were just happy to get out of the city as a potential blizzard bears down on the Big Apple. “It took like three hours to get out. It usually takes like an hour and 45 minutes, but three hours today, it`s crazy,” said Michael Farnolo from Mount Pocono. “I got home safe, that`s all […]

  • Witness: Selenski, Shovel Covered In Mud On Property Where Bodies Found

    WILKES-BARRE — Jurors in Luzerne County heard what could be some key testimony in the Hugo Selenski murder trial. A witness describes seeing Selenski “sweaty” and “covered in mud” with gardening equipment on Selenski’s property where the bodies of Michael Kerkowski and Tammy Fasset were later found. Robert Steiner took the stand for the prosecution, testifying he stopped by Hugo Selenski`s home around the time that Michael Kerkowski and Tammy Fassett went missing. He says he found Selenski and Paul […]

  • Former Cardinal Brennan School To Be North Schuylkill Middle School

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP — A former Catholic school in Schuylkill County will soon be home to students once again. The North Schuylkill School District purchased the old Cardinal Brennan School near Ashland with the hopes of turning it into a middle school. At the North Schuylkill Junior Senior High School, grades seventh through twelfth share the same building. But what if the middle school students could have a place of their own? “That actually does sound pretty awesome,” said seventh grader […]

  • Outrage, Insults Fly Over Ousting Of Stroudsburg Area Superintendent

    STROUDSBURG — It was a contentious meeting for a school board in Monroe County as parents and students are outraged over the dismissal of their superintendent. The Stroudsburg Area superintendent was told earlier this month, his contract won’t be renewed at the end of this year. “Where do you come off picking on me?” “Are you going to cry?” Insults and jabs flew during the Stroudsburg Area School Board meeting as parents and students fought the school board majority to […]

  • Folks Reacting To New Governor, New Administration

    EATON TOWNSHIP — On Tuesday Tom Wolf became Pennsylvania`s 47th governor. Now it will be up to the Democrat from York County to guide the Commonwealth for at least the next four years. For some folks in Wyoming County, they`re ready to see the state take on a new course. “I think it might be a good change, I think that we`re due for a change, we need some positive happenings,” said Terri Curtis from Lake Winola. On Election Night […]

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    Family Praises Dog For Saving Them From Fire

    CARBONDALE — A family forced out of their home by a fire in Lackawanna County is now thanking the family dog for saving their lives. The blaze broke out early Saturday morning in Carbondale and the family says the dog’s frantic barking alerted them their home was on fire. If a dog is man`s best friend, Lou the pit bull may have gotten a promotion to guardian angel. A blaze broke out in Carbondale around 4:30 a.m. Saturday on Sand Street. […]

  • Former High School Coach Guilty Of Having Sex With Student

    WILKES-BARRE — A jury in Luzerne County found a former high school wrestling coach guilty of having sex with a female student a decade ago. Friday night that jury returned that verdict against Stephen Stahl after two hours of deliberations. Surrounded by his family and friends, Stephen Stahl had nothing to say as he left the Luzerne County Courthouse, now a guilty man. The jury took less than two hours to convict Stahl on a single count of corruption of […]

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    UPDATE: Accused Educator Found Guilty

    WILKES-BARRE — UPDATE: 8:43PM A  jury has found Stephen Stahl, a former wrestling coach, guilty of corruption of minors. ======================================================================= A former wrestling coach accused of having a sexual affair with a 16-year-old student took the witness stand Friday to say it never happened. But some other testimony in court late Friday afternoon, casts doubt on his claims. For the first time since this trial started, a witness testified that she heard more than rumors and saw more than a […]

  • Lackawanna County Commissioner Commends Prison Evacuation

    SUNBURY — Within moments the Northumberland County Prison turned into a towering inferno as flames and smoke billowed from the roof Wednesday afternoon. By that time, fire crews and prison employees had already snapped into action with their evacuation process. In the end all 208 inmates, along with prison personnel, got out of the building safely. “Hat`s off to the corrections officers and police and fire department for a great job because you`re trying to get these people out to […]

  • More Than 200 Inmates Relocated After Massive Prison Fire In Sunbury

    SUNBURY — Flames and smoke could be seen billowing out of the top of the Northumberland County Prison after a fire broke out around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Sunbury. As firefighters battled the massive blaze, the staff at the prison worked quickly to remove the 208 inmates who were housed inside. “Obviously the inmates, we need to make sure they`re secured. Law enforcement did a really good job. We had a lot of law enforcement agencies, state department of corrections, […]

  • Holy Redeemer, MMI Prep Girls Basketball Teams Respond to Blowout Game

    WILKES-BARRE — It was a light crowd at Holy Redeemer High School in Wilkes-Barre as the boys varsity basketball team faced off against the basketball team from MMI Prep. But it was the blowout game the night before between the two schools’ girls varsity basketball teams that had players on those teams talking. Monday night, Redeemer beat MMI Prep at Prep’s home game in Freeland by 125 -13. The Lady Royals said the starters were pulled from the game once […]


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