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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
  • NY Yankee Starting Pitcher Pulls in Record Crowd at RailRiders Game

    MOOSIC — It was a huge night at PNC Field for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders game Thursday night. Fans came out for a chance to watch New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka take the field with the Yankees top minor league team. “Go Tanaka!” Baseball fans were in a frenzy as they watched the starting pitcher take the field with the RailRiders at PNC Field. “This guy, I get to see this guy pitch. I got tickets behind the plate and […]

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    DEP Meets with Residents Concerned with Jeansville Mine Fire

    BANKS TOWNSHIP — Residents in Carbon County who are concerned over a mine fire burning near their homes got a chance to meet with state environmental officials Wednesday evening. Smoke billows from a fire burning inside the Jeansville Mine near Tresckow, filling the air with a foul smell that has raised concerns and complaints from the folks who live around it. “It is very bad. It smells like a rotten egg smell. Even when I take my dog out, he`ll […]

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    Schuylkill County Register of Wills Holds Her Seat in Primary

    POTTSVILLE — A row office race in Schuylkill County gained some attention after a bit of controversy. Despite that, the Republican incumbent of register of wills held on to her seat, narrowly winning the primary Tuesday. With cheers and tears the victory party for Theresa Santai-Gaffney was filled with relief. Kerry Ansbach, a longtime employee with the Pottsville Area School District tried to oust Gaffney, but failed to do so. This race came with a bit of controversy when Ansbach accused […]

  • Vandals Graffiti Rocks at Hickory Run’s Boulder Field

    KIDDER TOWNSHIP — Rangers at a state park in Carbon County are taking to social media to hunt down whoever vandalized several boulders at a popular site. Graffiti was found spray painted on numerous large rocks at Boulder Field in Hickory Run State Park. These pictures posted on the Hickory Run State Park’s Facebook page show several boulders covered with graffiti and spray paint. The post included a caption referencing the name “Chelsea Dee” painted on one rock, asking: “Do […]

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    UGI Credits Local Natural Gas Industry with Upcoming Rate Reduction

    A utility company has some rather unusual news and it’s good! UGI says starting next month, customers’ bills will go down by about 10 percent. The company credits the natural gas industry in our area for making this possible. People in Factoryville cannot believe what they are hearing. Gas utility company UGI says starting next month, its gas cost rates will go down by 10.3%. For the average homeowner, that means monthly heating bills will decrease from $93.83 to $84.17. […]


    Caretaker Arrested in Death of Elderly Man

    Judith Marc was arrested today by Pocono Mountain Regional PD for the death of 92-year old William Collins last December. @WNEP — Amanda Kelley (@wnepamandak) May 14, 2015 COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — A woman is facing charges in the death of a man who she was caring for in Monroe County. The charges, including criminal homicide, came after a Monroe County coroner’s inquest in  April  determined the death of the 92-year old was no accident. Judith Marc remained silent as she […]

  • DEP To Meet With Residents Over Mine Fire In Carbon County

    BANKS TOWNSHIP — Concerns over a mine fire in Carbon County have the Department of Environmental Protection planning to meet with residents who live around the scene. That fire is burning in Banks Township near the Luzerne County line. Smoke billows up from a fire burning in the Jeanesville Mine near Beaver Meadows as a steady stream of water is sprayed on it. For the residents who live right next to the fire, they say some days the smell of it […]

  • Missing 12-Year-Old Boy Found Safe In Jim Thorpe

    JIM THORPE — A 12-year-old boy is now home safe with his family after he went missing for 12 hours in Jim Thorpe. Mason Pachulski disappeared Monday morning and was found around 7 p.m. “I`m sorry,” a dirt-smudged Mason Pachulski apologized to the cameras as his mother stood behind him. The 12 year old was found safe after going missing for 12 hours. Mason admitted to leaving his house on Center Avenue on his own and staying hidden while a […]

  • Daycare Employee Accused of Breaking Child’s Leg

    JERMYN — A worker at a day care center in Lackawanna County is being charged with breaking the leg of a three-year-old boy. Jennifer Mecca, a worker at the Millennium Daycare Center in Jermyn, was brought in to the Jermyn Police Department late Friday night where she now faces charges of endangering the welfare of a child, aggravated assault, and simple assault. Police say on May 4, Mecca was sitting with a three-year-old boy at the center who had been […]

  • Students Help Beloved Teacher After Fire

    CARBONDALE — Some students in Lackawanna County got a chance to help a teacher who lost everything in a house fire. The Carbondale Area teacher has not been able to return home since that fire in march. His students presented him with a check Friday night in an effort to get him back on his feet. The proud students of the Carbondale Area School District happily handed over a check for $1,000 to a teacher they say is much loved. […]

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    WWII Veteran Had Crucial Role In Making VE Day Happen

    CLIFFORD — Friday, May 8 marks a major milestone in history with the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe and one veteran of that war from Susquehanna County played a pivotal role in the making of that day. “I was asked by the chief of staff of the British Army that I was going to fly some people down to Reims, France.” John “Jack” Race, 93, of Clifford remembers the day World War II came […]

  • Anglers Concerned After Bass Caught In Susquehanna River Tests Positive For Cancer

    There’s an alert for area fishermen and fisherwomen as bass season is set to start next month. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission says a smallmouth bass with a large growth on its lip has now tested positive for a rare cancer. The state Fish and Boat Commission says that bass was caught last year in the Susquehanna River in Dauphin County. For anglers at a trout-stocked pond near Clarks Summit, this news has them very concerned. “We always want […]


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