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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
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    Accused Killer Suing Jail Over Food

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — An accused killer is suing the warden of the Monroe County jail because he doesn’t like the food. Rockne Newell has been there since 2013 when police say he opened fire at a Ross Township supervisors meeting, killing three people. August 5, 2013 was a horrific night in Ross Township`s history. The rural community in Monroe County was shocked when resident Rockne Newell allegedly stormed into the supervisor`s meeting and opened fire. Three people, including a township […]

  • UPDATE: Taylor Homes Evacuated for Gas Leak

    TAYLOR — It’s not clear when contractors are expected to begin repairing the broken fuel pipe that displaced dozens of people in Lackawanna County. More than 100 residents of a community in Taylor were put out into the cold Tuesday night into Wednesday. Officials have not given a timetable as to when this gas leak inside Kennedy Boulevard development in Taylor will be repaired. Property managers are still troubleshooting the issue with contractors who didn’t even start digging for the […]

  • Proposed Power Plant In Jessup Draws Divided Opinions

    JESSUP — A community is finding itself divided over a proposed power plant fueled by natural gas. Residents both for and against building the plant in Jessup packed a borough council meeting Monday night. “Right now Jessup has an opportunity. It has land that`s zoned for it. It has an ability for a tax base in the future,” said Mike Guida of Jessup. “I think we need to really consider, are we going to be that group again here that […]

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    Woman Charged in Four Year Old’s Death

    STROUDSBURG — Mary Winbush, 57, was at a magistrate`s office in Stroudsburg Tuesday afternoon where she was charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment, and numerous controlled substance offenses. Police say four-year-old Janessa Davis, who had been in Winbush`s care since infancy, died of an overdose of oxycodone back in May at the home on North Second Street in Stroudsburg where Winbush used to live with the girl. Officers later searched Winbush`s home and found her to be in possession of at least […]

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    Genetti’s in Downtown Wilkes-Barre Prepping for NYE Bash

    WILKES-BARRE — We’re just days away from ringing in the new year and a business in Wilkes-Barre is gearing up to welcome 2015. At Genetti’s Hotel, the staff is busy getting the banquet room ready for the big New Year’s Eve bash. Each year the hotel in downtown Wilkes-Barre throws a party and this year’s theme is a tribute to the Kennedy-era. “Kennedy’s Camelot is our theme, so we’re obviously in set-up right now, but we do a new year’s […]

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    8 Year Old Donates Christmas Gifts to Hospital

    COALDALE — An 8-year-old boy in Schuylkill County got a chance to play Santa Claus by donating presents, including some of his own, to the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital near Danville. 8-year-old Connor Reighard is like any other boy, playing with video games he got for Christmas at his home in Coaldale. But not every child would volunteer to give up some of their gifts so that others could enjoy them. “It feels like good to be nice,” said Connor. […]

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    Top Cop In Milford Hanging Up His Badge

    MILFORD — The top cop in a community in Pike County is hanging up his badge after 40 years of being on duty. Milford Borough Police Chief Gary Williams will be retiring at the end of this year. “So I came to work for Milford borough then and I’ve been here ever since.” For 40 years, Milford Police Chief Gary Williams has patrolled the streets of the borough. Every landmark has a memory. “Like coming past Turkey Hill of an […]

  • 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 […]


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