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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
  • Fans Flock To Christmas Opening Of “The Interview”

    MARSHALLS CREEK — It was the Christmas day movie release that almost didn’t happen. Sony Pictures’ controversial flick, “The Interview,” opened nationwide at 300 independent theaters, including some in Monroe County. For these moviegoers, this was the one Christmas gift they almost didn’t get. At Pocono Movieplex in Marshalls Creek, many were here for the movie that unintentionally sparked international controversy. “I was upset when they said they weren’t going to show it, so I was really excited when we […]

  • Woman Charged With Stabbing Son In Chest

    BERWICK — A woman is facing charges of attempted homicide in Columbia County after police say she stabbed her son in the chest with a steak knife. Rachel Fallat was arrested Christmas Eve morning in Berwick. Berwick police have charged Rachel Fallat with attempted homicide and aggravated assault for allegedly attacking her son with a steak knife. Officers were sent to Fallat’s home here on Summerhill Avenue in Berwick around 8 in the morning. They say they found Fallat leaning […]

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    Community Reacts To Police Officer Lay Off

    SUNBURY — The city of Sunbury is now down one police officer, leaving the city with 12 officers. City council made that decision Monday night saying the city could not afford to keep that cop and that another officer may even have to be let go in the future. Residents said this decision is putting community safety in jeopardy. “I don’t think they should let any of our officers go because we need them in this town, too much crime, […]

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    Dozens Attend Vigil To Mourn Four Teens Killed In Crash

    PALMERTON — Just days before Christmas, a community in Carbon County came together to grieve the loss of four teenagers. A vigil was held Monday night in Palmerton for those teens, killed in a car crash on Friday. With heavy hearts, dozens of members of the community came together at Palmerton Park for a candle vigil to mark a tragic event. This vigil was held to remember four teenagers killed in a crash late Friday night “Four innocent lives lost, […]

  • Brother Dedicates Holiday House To Sister After Cancer Diagnosis

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — A high school senior in Monroe County is bringing some extra special holiday cheer to his family and his community. The 17 year old said he decided to go big with the Christmas decorations after his sister was diagnosed with cancer. Streaming holiday music is just one attraction among many that folks can take in at the Faler home in Cresco. The Christmas display contains 7,000 lights, 90 lollipops that run 500 feet around the yard, a […]

  • No Anti-Discrimination Ordinance For Gay, Lesbian Community in Bloomsburg

    BLOOMSBURG — Leaders in Bloomsburg have decided against going ahead with plans for a controversial law at a meeting Monday night. With a narrow vote of four to three, Bloomsburg town officials voted not to draft an ordinance that would make it illegal for businesses to discriminate against people based on sexual orientation. Council met with a packed room and heard hours of input on whether the town needed such an ordinance. “Lacks constitutional weight both federally and at a state […]

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    Dunmore Bucks Get Big Send-Off On Road To Hershey

    The state finals in high school football are being played this weekend in Hershey and one team from our area has a shot at a title. Friday night the Dunmore football team got a huge send-off as the Bucks left Lackawanna County on their way to Chocolate-town. The Dunmore Bucks Football team was given a police and fire escort as they left the high school, heading for Hershey and hopefully victory. Parents said they couldn’t be more proud to see […]

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    Still Digging Out After Surprise Snowfall Amount

    A light snow was still coming down in parts of Schuylkill County Thursday hours after it had ended in others places in northeast Pennsylvania. Plow trucks were out removing snow from slushy streets. Truck driver Tom Bonwitz was not expecting to clear this much snow in Pottsville. “Surprised, about 10 inches surprised, yeah we got quite a bit, we weren`t expecting this at all,” said Bonwitz. Many people in the city had to make multiple passes with their shovels. “I […]

  • Dump Truck Falls Into Old Coal Bin In Exeter

    EXETER — It wasn’t an average afternoon for folks in one neighborhood after a dump truck ended up in a hole. The truck was dropping off dirt for an upcoming sewer project in Exeter Friday afternoon when that hole opened up underneath it. It wasn’t a sight people see every day in Exeter: a dump truck stuck in a hole that opened up in the 200 block of Susquehanna Avenue. The street was clogged with on-lookers watching the truck company’s […]

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    Utility Crews Still Working To Restore Power After House Explosion

    DUNMORE — Utility crews were still on the scene of a deadly natural gas explosion more than 18 hours after it happened. Investigators say an 86-year-old woman was killed when her house went up in flames after a water main break led to the discovery of a gas leak in Dunmore. UGI crews worked into the night Thursday, trying to restore power to a Dunmore neighborhood after a natural gas leak turned a home into an inferno. Dunmore police responded […]

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    Wind Farms Denied In Foster Township

    FOSTER TOWNSHIP — A community in Luzerne County is celebrating a victory after a company wanting to build wind turbines there was denied its application. Wednesday night Foster Township officials voted against the company’s request to install three wind farms in the area near Hazleton. The packed municipal building erupted in cheers in Foster Township as residents heard the news they hoped to hear from the township`s zoning board: wind turbines cannot be built in their community. “The application to […]

  • County’s Head of Finance Grilled Over Missed Payday

    WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County’s Budget and Finance director faced tough questions after a mistake left hundreds of county employees with no paycheck on payday last Friday. An employee was fired for that mistake Monday. County officials would not release the name of that employee, but said that person failed to authorize those direct deposit paychecks because they were on vacation. At the Luzerne County council meeting Tuesday, some on the council said the finance director should be the one to […]

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