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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

    Parents, Students React To Superintendent’s Resignation

    SCRANTON — Parents and students in the Scranton School District are talking about the sudden resignation of their superintendent. Bill King, who oversaw the district for the past five years, had his resignation accepted at a board meeting Monday night. At the fields for the West Scranton Little League, the abrupt resignation of the Scranton School District’s superintendent is on everyone’s mind. Most of these children attend the city’s schools and many say they are surprised and saddened that Superintendent […]

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    Scranton School Superintendent Resigns, Board Accepts, Criticisms Thrown

    There’s been a major shake-up in leadership in the Scranton School District. Monday night the school board voted to accept the resignation of Superintendent Bill King. At a special school board meeting called for personnel issues, the school board when right to the top of the employee list. This bomb shell was dropped on those here at the administration building. “The Personnel Committee recommends the acceptance of the resignation of Superintendent William F. King,” said board member Armand Martinelli. The […]

  • Widow in Mourning a Day After Husband’s Sudden Death

    SCRANTON — Cecelia Gorgol said she knew something was wrong when her husband Joseph was late returning home from running errands. “He`s usually home about a quarter to three and I was very nervous.” Police said the 91-year old Gorgol was walking in the parking lot of a Turkey Hill on Meridian Avenue around 4:30 Thursday afternoon when he was struck by a car, driven by 85-year old Ralph Carlacci. Police said Carlacci’s car backed into Gorgol and knocked him […]

  • “Parrot Heads” Flock To Jimmy Buffett Concert At Drive-In

    HUNLOCK TOWNSHIP — Hundreds of music fans known as “Parrot Heads” flocked to the Garden Drive-In in Luzerne County for a live simulcast of a Jimmy Buffett concert. It was a field packed with self-declared “Parrot Heads” to see their musical idol, Jimmy Buffett on the big screen. “They should do it every year, more bands, more band too,” said Patti Hughus of Wilkes-Barre. “Parrot Heads, unite!” The Garden Drive-In near Hunlock Creek turned into a concert venue for the […]

  • No AC At Olyphant Senior Housing Apartment Complex

    OLYPHANT — An apartment complex in Lackawanna County that houses senior citizens has had no air conditioning for weeks. According to the management company, the building in Olyphant won’t have AC until at least July. The fans are on and the windows are open, but for the senior citizens living at Lackawanna Heritage Apartments in Olyphant, it’s not doing much to beat the heat. The problem is with the building’s industrial air conditioner, which broke about three weeks ago. “Terrible, […]

  • Death Investigation In Wayne County Now Homicide

    DYBERRY TOWNSHIP — The Wayne County coroner said a death investigation that has been going on for months is now a homicide investigation. The death of Ryan Clemo, 31, of Waymart was ruled a homicide on Tuesday. While no charges have been filed, the Wayne County coroner said Clemo died from lack of oxygen. It was back in March that Clemo was brought to the emergency room at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale by ambulance where he died. Police had […]

  • Meeting Held To Discuss Youth Offenders Attending Jim Thorpe Area Schools

    JIM THORPE — Hundreds of concerned parents and students came out for a school board meeting in Jim Thorpe Monday night. They’re concerned that the school district could be getting an influx of students from a nearby youth detention center when school resumes this fall. Armed with concerns, fears, and outrage parents and students filed into Jim Thorpe Area High School, demanding answers. “If these children end up in our school and say there`s 50 or 60 of them, how […]


    Williamsport Crosscutters Fans Approve Of New Stadium Name, Upgrades

    The Williamsport Crosscutters hit the field for the season home opener Friday night with an improved field and a new name. Fans flocked to help kick off the season and enjoy the new look. The boys of summer are back in Lycoming County and fans of the Williamsport Crosscutters couldn`t be more thrilled. The line was long as folks filed into the team`s home field, ready to go for opening night. “We`re pumped, I love the energy these guys put […]

  • Bonacci Family, Friends React To Neil Pal Guilty Verdict

    SCRANTON — Neil Pal is now guilty of first degree murder and conspiracy for the shooting death of Frank Bonacci. Pal had been on trial at the Lackawanna County Courthouse, accused of helping Jason Dominick kill Bonacci last July. After the verdict came down, Bonacci’s family gathered outside in victory. “Now I can start concentrating on the way Frankie lived, not the way he died, every day seeing the pictures of his dead body,” said Robin Bonacci, Frank’s mother. “We […]

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    Police Searching for Pair After Bank Robbery In Edwardsville

    EDWARDSVILLE — Police say two bank robbers remain on the loose after a hold up this afternoon in Luzerne County. It happened at Community Bank in Edwardsville around 3 p.m. Wednesday. Edwardsville Police say the man and woman seen running in the surveillance pictures below are the people responsible for holding up Community Bank in the borough. Investigators say the couple came out to the bank in the West Side Shopping Center on Wyoming Avenue and made off with more […]

  • PennDOT Delays Closing The Lonesome Road Bridge

    MOOSIC — A bridge closure in Lackawanna County set for today has been put off for now. PennDOT says there are concerns emergency vehicles may not be able to get to a nearby neighborhood in Moosic because once the bridge is closed, the only access road is over a railroad track that carries up to 14 trains per day. The sign is up at the Lonesome Road bridge, alerting drivers that work is set to begin and the bridge will […]

  • Dunmore Adopts “One-Strike” Rule For Drug Activity At Rental Units

    DUNMORE — Officials in Dunmore are sending a strong message to tenants having drug activity inside their rental unit. Adopting a “one-strike and you`re out” rule, borough council said tenants caught with drugs inside their homes will be kicked out and the properties they are renting could be condemned for up to six months. “We don`t want these people coming into our area, setting up shop in an apartment and distributing drugs out of them,” said council member Michael Dempsey. […]