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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    Police Bust Meth Lab in Dunmore

    DUNMORE — Police swarmed the 200 block of East Drinker Street Friday afternoon after finding an active meth lab inside a second-floor apartment above Two Brothers Pizza. Marty Coar’s family owns the business. “We had a catering for a wedding today, so I had my grandmother, my aunt, my daughter, my mother, my sister, my father. When I think about how upset I am to have my family there that they could have been in severe trouble,” Coar said. “It […]

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    Residents Sound Off Against Proposed Drug, Alcohol Treatment Center

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — Residents in one community in Monroe County made their feelings known about the possibility of a drug and alcohol treatment center moving into their neighborhood. That was the topic of discussion at a special meeting with the Pocono Township commissioners Thursday night, and tempers flared. “Do you live next door to it? Are your grandkids and your children playing around it? Drugs bring drugs! Drugs bring drugs!” shouted Beverly Pope. “This facility belongs down in Stroudsburg where […]

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    12th Annual Grand Slam Parade Kicks Off Little League World Series

    WILLIAMSPORT — The biggest event to hit central Pennsylvania is gearing up for an at-bat! The Little League World Series will kick off Thursday in South Williamsport but Wednesday night the annual Grand Slam Parade was held in Williamsport, marking the start of the festivities. Float after float carrying eager Little Leaguers marched down West Fourth Street in Williamsport as the young athletes waved to the estimated 40,000 people who came out to cheer them on. This was the 12th annual […]

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    A Lesson in Baseball History from Babe Ruth

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — If we said the name Babe Ruth, lots of things would come to mind: baseball legend, the New York Yankees, the Curse of the Bambino. But would you think of the city of Scranton? Well, you should! Despite the rainy weather, baseball fans were pouring into PNC Field in Moosic for an evening Rail Riders game Tuesday night. But while they are here to root on the New York Yankees top minor league team, they are getting […]

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    Hillary, Biden Stop at Private Event in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden spoke for about an hour in Scranton Monday afternoon. After the rally, Clinton and Biden made another stop in the Electric City. The motorcade carrying Clinton and Biden stopped at a home in the city’s Green Ridge section for a private event. Secret service and state police surrounded the home of Virginia McGregor, as cheers were heard from under a tent. The Democratic presidential nominee and the vice president made a […]

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    Lightning Strike At Beltzville State Park May Have Claimed A Life

    BELTZVILLE STATE PARK  – The lightning strike at Beltzville State Park in Carbon County Saturday night may have claimed a life. Park officials confirm that three people were taken to the hospital after lightning struck the lake while people were swimming and the Lehigh County Coroner says one of those people, a 38-year-old man from New Jersey, died at Lehigh Valley Hospital. It was a hot and humid afternoon at Beltzville State Park, making it the perfect day to spend […]

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    Three Arrested For Theft Of $100,000 Worth OF VIP Peach Festival Passes

    MOOSIC — Moosic police have arrested three Florida men for the brazen theft of more than $100,000 in concert passes! The Peach Festival opens Friday night on Montage Mountain but for a while, more than 100 VIP passes were missing. It`s a busy weekend at the Hampton Inn in Moosic as hundreds of peach festival fans are choosing to stay there in comfort rather than camp out on Montage Mountain. “It`s awesome having the hotel, I`m really happy I`m not […]

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    Scranton Police: Rash Of Break-Ins At Businesses Overnight

    SCRANTON – Scranton police are investigating several reported break-ins at businesses that happened overnight Wednesday into Thursday. In one case, the thief or thieves made off with money and merchandise but in the others, police say they left empty-handed. A surveillance video captured at 1:14 a.m. Thursday shows a fast moving thief breaking into Castaldi`s Market on Birney Avenue in South Scranton. The burglar breaks in from a side door then quickly rummages through the cash register and other drawers. He […]

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    Softball Fans Flock To The Back Mountain For Regional Tournament

    DALLAS TOWNSHIP — Some of the finest softball teams from nine states, including Pennsylvania, are in Luzerne County this week. The Eastern Regional Tournament for nine and ten year old girls is being played in the Back Mountain, bringing in players, families, and fans As the Tunkhannock Tigers took to the field in Luzerne County’s Back Mountain, they were here to show why they were best in state. It`s pretty cool because no one ever went to regionals before and they […]

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    State Police: Man Grew Pot In Another Man’s Flower Pots

    RUSH TOWNSHIP —  State police say there were some unusual plants found growing in flower pots at a home in Northumberland County. Troopers say they found something rather unusual growing in flower pots at a home on Molter Road: marijuana plants. Even more shocking, investigators say the person who planted the pot doesn’t even live at the house. Neighbors here say it’s a strange crime to commit. “Yeah, that would be odd, I think, for somebody to do that,” said Martha […]

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    UPDATE: Road Back Open After Ammonia Leak

    UPDATE: A road reopened Tuesday morning after an ammonia leak in Luzerne County. New Commerce Boulevard was closed around 9 p.m. Monday night after five people had to be taken to the hospital after an ammonia leak at Nardone Brothers Baking in the Hanover Industrial Park. New Commerce Boulevard reopened around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Those people from the factory that makes pizza are expected to be okay. About 60 people were inside the building near Wilkes-Barre at the time. The EMA […]

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    Dunmore Residents Looking for Help from Flooding

    DUNMORE — People packed Monday night’s council meeting in Dunmore looking for help from borough officials. According to the Council, it is asking state lawmakers to see if PEMA will cover the costs of damages. A video taken by Kathleen Larussa on Saturday July 30th shows her flooded out neighborhood after a violent storm came through Dunmore. But the pictures, including one of her daughter`s car surrounded by water was taken just a few days before on July 25th when another […]