Peggy Lee WNEP
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 Scranton and the Poconos, Peggy has spent much time playing in the mountains.
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 after two internships in the New York City market. The first day of her second internship was September 11th, 2001, a day she will never forget.
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, at the gym, or just out with friends and coworkers at WNEP.


Recent Articles
  • Hillary Clinton Speaks at Society of Irish Women’s St. Pat’s Dinner

    SCRANTON — A well-known Saint Patrick’s Day celebration drew hundreds Friday evening in Scranton. The Society of Irish Women held its annual dinner, but this year’s event was anything but ordinary due to who the ladies brought in as their keynote speaker: Hillary Rodham Clinton. And with an introduction from the president of the Society of Irish Women, the ballroom at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Scranton erupted with thunderous applause and a standing ovation. As keynote speaker for the Society’s 19th […]

  • Hillary Clinton Visits Scranton, Speaking at St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

    SCRANTON — The Hilton Hotel in downtown Scranton is decked out in green and orange — and the ballroom is set — all for the 19th annual Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration for the Society of Irish Women. The annual gathering draws hundreds out to Adams Avenue for an evening dinner each year, however this year there will be a little more excitement than usual. This year’s keynote speaker? None other than the Former First Lady, Former Secretary of State, and […]

  • Montage Mountain Ski Resort Extending Season After Record Snow Fall

    SCRANTON — At Montage Mountain Ski Resort, families were turning a snow day off from school to a ski day. “We were all dug out yesterday so school`s off and we figured what a better way to spend the day,” said Michaelyn Reichwein from Mount Carmel. “It’s beautiful.” With Tuesday’s winter storm dropping more than a foot of snow in our area, many students still haven’t returned back to class, so why not spend this beautiful day on the slopes? […]

  • Interstate 81 Back Open After Wrecks in Luzerne County

    It was a slow go for drivers in the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 in Luzerne County Wednesday afternoon as traffic was halted to a stop several times. A day after a record-breaking snowfall dumped more than a foot of snow in our area, the flakes continued to fly, creating white-out and dangerous conditions. Many drivers took a breather at a gas station at the Nuangola exit (159). “It’s only five or six miles per hour so I thought it […]

  • Turning Snow Day into Play Day in Stroudsburg

    STROUDSBURG — With Main Street in Stroudsburg covered with snow, it seemed the best way to get around seemed to be by snowmobile as a group of friends came barreling down the main thoroughfare in the borough. “They should do it more often I feel like, take advantage of it,” said onlooker Dennis Protsouk. “We don’t get the winters that we used to so might as well rip the snowmobile around for the day, you know? Pretty sweet.” With this March […]

  • Scranton Bracing For A Smack From Old Man Winter

    SCRANTON — The city of Scranton is bracing for a smack from Old Man Winter. Mayor Bill Courtright says he’s had briefings with both the fire and police departments as well as the Department of Public Works, and those agencies are battle ready. “Especially the police and fire in cases that it’s heavy snow and maybe trees are coming down or power lines coming down. Our DPW, we have 16 trucks ready to go. All our men are ready,” said […]

  • Demolition Crews to Return Friday Morning to Tear Former Brewery Down in Mahanoy City

    MAHANOY CITY — Demolition crews were busy at work Thursday afternoon, tearing down the former Kaier Brewery on Main Street in Mahanoy City. Borough officials fear the building is in danger of collapsing. So earlier this week, they shut down the roads surrounding the building and evacuated homes and two businesses nearby by. Then, they called in a demolition crew from Lackawanna County to bring it down. “The building’s putting up more of a fight than they anticipated,” said Mahanoy City […]

  • Residents in Monroe County Area Impacted by Frein Manhunt React to Start of His Jury Selection

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — Two and a half years after he allegedly opened fire on a state police barracks in Pike County, accused cop killer Eric Frein’s death penalty trial is now getting underway. Jury selection will start Thursday, March 9, in Chester County near Philadelphia. “It’s another step in the process and hopefully it will come out the way it should come out,” said Glen Reilly from Greentown. “He is entitled to his fair trial but he did what he […]

  • Concerns of Building Collapse in Mahanoy City

    MAHANOY CITY — Emergency crews shut down several streets in Mahanoy City over concerns that a building may collapse. Authorities are concerned about the old Kaier Brewery along North Main Street. Demolition was supposed to start soon on the building in Schuylkill County, but instead, it started to come down on its own. A six-block area of Mahanoy City is now off limits. Crews were bringing in equipment, preparing to start demolition on the old building when bricks started to fall […]

  • Pennsylvania Auditor General Supports Legalizing Marijuana

    HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s auditor general said Monday he is in strong support of legalizing marijuana in Pennsylvania, saying it is a taxable assest the state needs. Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale (D) says making marijuana legal and taxing it would create a $20 billion industry and create more than 280,000 jobs in the next decade. “Cities in Pennsylvania and some towns have started their own decriminalization process,” DePasquale pointed out. DePasquale cited states like Colorado that have seen benefits of […]

  • UPDATE: One Dead After 32 Car Pileup in Schuylkill County, I-81 Back Open Both Directions

    UPDATE: Interstate 81 north in Schuylkill County reopened around 1 a.m. Saturday. (Original story) DELANO TOWNSHIP — A 55-year-old man from Hazleton has died as a result of a multi-vehicle crash near McAdoo Friday afternoon. Charles Ehrenberg of Hazleton lost his life in the incident that left 23 others hospitalized, and three LifeFlighted. “There is a big mess northbound, there’s multiple vehicles involved there and multiple entrapment, I would send heavy rescues.” Those are just a few examples of the frantic […]

  • Powerful Winds Topple Partially Built Barn In Wyoming County

    LEMON TOWNSHIP — Powerful winds wreaked havoc at a farm in Wyoming County. A barn that was under construction was brought down by those strong gusts Wednesday night, devastating the family who owns it. Planks of wood and metal lay crumpled on the ground at the Locust Grove Farm near Tunkhannock as a partially built barn became a victim of the heavy winds overnight. Dennis Brown took over the farm from his parents and building the barn was one of […]