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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    ATM Card ‘Skimming’ Victim Talks About Account Being Hacked

    SCRANTON — Surveillance video taken from the ATM at the Penn East Federal Credit Union shows a man installing something at the machine. Bank officials say it’s a device that has card “skimming” technology, and it was used to steal bank card information from their members. The credit union became suspicious when several members called about problems with their accounts. Mary Marichak from Scranton is one of them. “I went to the gas station and I couldn’t get gas because […]


    Wallenpaupack Community Grieves Loss of Kindergarten Student

    PALMYRA TOWNSHIP — A community in Pike County continues to grieve after a six-year-old girl died in a car crash. The crash happened on Interstate 84 near Matamoras and state police say the little girl was riding unrestrained. The Wallenpaupack Area School District community is just processing the tragic loss of a six-year-old girl who was a kindergarten student at Wallenpaupack North Primary School. “My heart goes out to the family, so devastating to hear something like that. It’s so […]

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    Surprise 50th Anniversary Party Thrown For Hair Stylist

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP — A woman in Wyoming County is hitting a major milestone this year; it is her 50th year working as a hair stylist. To mark the event, co-workers and clients threw her a surprise anniversary party at the salon where she’s spent half her career. When hair stylist Donna Robinson walked into the Majestic Three Salon near Tunkhannock Monday afternoon, she was expecting a staff meeting with co-workers. Instead, she got a big surprise as her co-workers threw […]


    Store Owners Fear Bridge Replacement Project Will Hurt Business

    LENOX TOWNSHIP — A bridge replacement project in Susquehanna County is raising a lot of concern from store owners nearby. Business is bustling at the ever-popular Bingham’s restaurant just off Interstate 81, but with the Route 106 bridge in Lenox Township set to shut down next month, owner Dave Scarpetta worries it will keep diners away. “Of course that’s a key artery for people to get to the restaurant,” said Scarpetta. PennDOT is scheduled to replace the bridge which runs over Tunkhannock Creek. Work is expected […]

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    Police: Thieves In Church Burglary Will Be Pursued To The “End Of The Earth”

    HAZLETON — One of the 10 Commandments is “Thou shall not steal,” but police in Hazleton say that didn’t stop someone from breaking into a church and stealing religious items. Father Jerome Wolbert believes the thieves broke into Saint John’s Byzantine Catholic Church on E 20th Street through a window in the basement and made their way upstairs. Then, they broke into the office in the rectory and made off with a 600-pound safe. “This is the corner where we kept the […]

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    Flood Insurance Rates Going Up

    HEMLOCK TOWNSHIP — Homeowners with flood insurance are hearing two words they never want to hear: premium increases. However, that news comes with the possibility of financial assistance from the county. The historic flood of September 2011 devastated Bloomsburg and surrounding communities in Columbia County. In Hemlock Township, Little Leaguers were practicing at a park that was underwater five years ago when Fishing Creek overflowed. “There was enough water to move the playground equipment downstream, and they found some it […]

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    Luzerne County Council Selects New County Manager

    WILKES-BARRE — With a vote of 7-4, Luzerne County Council selected David Pedri as the county’s new manager. Pedri, the county’s former solicitor, served as the acting county manager for the last four months. “The County of Luzerne means a great deal to me. This is my home. This is where I chose to raise my children. I’m going to do the job,” Pedri said after the votes were tallied. Pedri was one of two candidates for the position and […]

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    Father Charged in Infant Daughter’s Death

    EAST STROUDSBURG — A father in the Poconos is charged with his infant daughter’s death. Anthony Gudino, 25, of East Stroudsburg brought his 5-month-old daughter to Pocono Medical Center on Friday. According to police, she was limp and not responding. Hospital staff said Gudino was intoxicated and claimed he found his daughter in that condition on a swing. The infant was found to have several injuries and died a short time later, according to Stroud Area Regional Police. Police believe […]

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    GOP Leaders Divided On Supporting Trump

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — It was clear by the thousands of people that came out to see Donald Trump during his stop at Mohegan Sun arena last week that he has plenty of support in northeastern Pennsylvania. But it appears where Trump is lacking support is in his own party. Top GOP members are saying they won’t back the presumptive republican nominee. “Now it’s settled as far as I’m concerned, he’s the front runner and we’ll forge ahead and we’re going […]

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    Hundreds Rally Against Heroin Epidemic

    TOWANDA — Grief, anguish, heartbreak, and anger drove a show of force outside the Bradford County Courthouse against what’s being called an epidemic. Hundreds gathered at the courthouse in Towanda for the Bradford County Addiction Awareness Rally, with a focus on one drug in particular: heroin. “This is our reality. This is the reality of heroin. This is it. There’s no end. You will die. It will kill you,” said April Swain of Canton. Swain was among many at the rally who lost […]

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    Beaver Brook Residents Get Reprieve; Water Stays on Despite Unpaid Bill

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — A community in Luzerne County is on the verge of having its water shut off, but residents of Beaver Brook got a reprieve Tuesday afternoon, despite owing thousands for an unpaid bill. Promising words were exchanged between the Kline Township Municipal Authority and the president of the Beaver Brook Association. “Hopefully, this will be a productive start tonight, and we take it from here,” said authority chairman Francis Patton. This meeting comes one day after the Beaver […]

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    DEP: No Gas Contamination at Elementary School

    PECKVILLE — Concerns that gas from a closed gas station may have contaminated a nearby elementary school in Lackawanna County prompted the gas station owner to take action. The owner hired an engineering firm to test water samples from both his property as well as the school’s. Inside the parking lot at Valley View Elementary in Peckville, there are markers in the concrete. Those are monitoring wells that are there to detect if any gas from a former nearby gas […]


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