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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    Williamsport Black Community Leaders React to Harriet Tubman on $20 Bill

    WILLIAMSPORT — A historical marker stands at an African American cemetery on symbolically named Freedom Road in Williamsport. Buried here are the bodies of African American slaves, some of whom fought in the Civil War after escaping to freedom in Pennsylvania. “They were brought up from the South and after the war, they lived here and died here and were buried here,” said Richard James, a leader in the black community. James says Williamsport has a deep African-American history. Some of […]

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    Bernie Sanders Rally Draws Hundreds of Students at Penn State

    UNIVERSITY PARK — The Pennsylvania primary is next Tuesday and one Democratic presidential candidate had supporters “feeling the Bern” in central Pennsylvania. Bernie Sanders made a stop at Penn State’s main campus, which drew hundreds of college students. There was a raucous rally cry from Sanders’ supporters as the Democratic presidential candidate took the stage at Rec Hall at Penn State University. “So next Tuesday, let us have the highest voter turnout in Pennsylvania history,” Sanders said to his supporters. […]

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    RailRiders Adding More ‘Bark in the Park’ at PNC Field

    MOOSIC — It was a perfect spring night to take in a ball game with your best friend at PNC Field. Especially if your buddy happens to have four legs! As the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders took the field against the Buffalo Bisons, the fans couldn’t contain their excitement as tails were wagging like crazy. For “Bark in the Park” night, man and man’s best friend could watch the New York Yankees top minor league team together. This season, the RailRiders are […]


    Tattoo Convention Brings Hundreds To Downtown Scranton

    SCRANTON — Ink was flowing in Scranton, which means a lot of green for the Electric City. The annual Electric City Tattoo Convention kicked off Friday evening at the Hilton on Adams Avenue, and it means big business for downtown shop owners. It’s the seventh year for the ever-growing event that brings in veteran tattoo-lovers to those just getting started. “I’ve just been really into tattoos for like a really long time, and my first one was actually just three months ago so […]


    PennDOT: Big Rigs Unsafe For Route 93, Broad Mountain

    NESQUEHONING — A dangerous stretch of road in Carbon County has caught the attention of state and local officials. It was after a third tractor-trailer crashed on Route 93 in Nesquehoning in three days that prompted PennDOT to act. The other two rig crashes happened near the intersection of busy Route 209 as those trucks also lost control of their brakes. PennDOT say is something has to be done. People living here say they’ve been saying that for some time.“Someone’s going to […]

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    Medical Marijuana Bill Approved by State Legislature; Headed to Governor Wolf

    HARRISBURG — It’s a historic day for Pennsylvania’s medical community. The medical marijuana bill is now headed to the governor’s office after being approved by the State House Wednesday. In a historical decision by the Pennsylvania legislature, a medical marijuana bill cleared its final legal hurdle, being approved by State House lawmakers 149-46 one day after it was passed by the State Senate. Governor Wolf promises to sign it, making Pennsylvania the 24th state to allow medical marijuana. Pennsylvania, this is […]

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    School Board Votes to Close Watsontown Elementary

    WATSONTOWN — An elementary school in Northumberland County will be closing by the end of the school year. However it may not be closed for good. The Warrior Run School District will close Watsontown Elementary as it decides whether to renovate the school or just build a new one. It’s a busy afternoon at both elementary schools in the Warrior Run School District with after-school activities in full swing. But parents say it will just be worse come next school […]

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    Couple Rescues Deer After It Falls into Their Pool

    HUNLOCK CREEK — A surprise guest at a home in Luzerne County had one couple saying, “Oh dear!” James and Alicia Angeli found themselves rescuing a young deer Sunday afternoon after it landed in their pool. Cell phone video shot by Alicia Angeli shows her trying to calm the young deer after it was rescued from her pool. Alicia found the deer in the water when she took her dogs outside around one Sunday afternoon in Hunlock Creek. “I could […]

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    People Dealing With April Snow Showers

    MOUNT CARMEL — The calendar may say April but the weather seems to think it’s mid-January. Folks in Mount Carmel found themselves shoveling snow on this Saturday afternoon in spring. “I wasn’t ready for this, I’d rather be camping right now, just opened up the camper last weekend,” said Richard Chapel. “I have to wait for next weekend to be nice.” Colin Zigner was playing Good Samaritan to his neighbors, clearing out the white stuff all free of charge. “My […]

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    Despite Rain, Fans Flock To RailRiders’ Opening Day

    MOOSIC — The wet weather didn’t dampen the spirits of some hearty baseball fans in Lackawanna County. Folks bundled up and waited out the rain to catch opening night for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. “Can’t miss opening night, opening days, never!” Eager baseball fans lined up outside PNC Field in Moosic, excited to welcome the boys of summer back to town. “Go Railriders!” It was opening day for the RailRiders Thursday as they took on the Rochester Red Wings. Despite the […]

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    Big Announcements for Malls in Lackawanna County

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — There were two big announcements Wednesday for two malls in Lackawanna County. The first announcement was some good news for the Mall at Steamtown in Scranton. The other announcement was some not so good news for the Viewmont Mall in Dickson City. By this summer, Sears will no longer be at the Viewmont Mall. Its corporate office will close the store and the auto center by mid-July. Shoppers in Dickson City say it’s a sign of the […]

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    Sears at Viewmont Mall to Close

    SCRANTON — The Sears store and Sears Auto Center at the Viewmont Mall in Scranton are closing, according to company officials. A Sears spokesperson said the company is closing some of its stores to reduce expenses. A liquidation sale is scheduled to begin on April 22. The store in the Viewmont Mall will be closed for good by mid-July. Officials said 86 employees in the store and auto center can apply for open positions at other Sears or Kmart stores.


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