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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    Superintendent Speaks out About Scranton Teachers Strike

    SCRANTON — The Scranton teachers strike continues on after late night negotiations with the district Wednesday night failed to reach an agreement. Now the school superintendent herself is speaking out on the impasse. Scranton teachers rallied outside the school district’s administration building Thursday afternoon after a late night negotiating session with the school board ended after midnight with no resolution. “We figured if we stayed just a little bit longer we would have hammered out our deal and contract negotiations […]

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    Accused Killer in Luzerne County Court

    WILKES-BARRE — The man accused of killing his girlfriend’s estranged husband was in court Wednesday. A magistrate in Luzerne County found enough evidence to send a homicide case to trial. During the court hearing, we heard what may have been the motive for the suspect to allegedly kill his girlfriend’s estranged husband. That preliminary hearing was at the Luzerne County Courthouse in Wilkes-Barre for safety reasons. Preliminary hearings are typically short. This one lasted seven hours had 10 witnesses and […]

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    Scranton Teachers, Board Clash During Meeting

    SCRANTON — It was a boisterous school board meeting in the city of Scranton Monday night. The city’s teachers are now into their second week of striking, at odds with the district over pay, benefits, and class sizes. “Gentlemen, would you please distribute the 11,000 petitions that were brought here from Washington,” said Rosemary Boland, the president of the Scranton Federation of Teachers. As shouts and cheers erupted inside the Scranton High School Auditorium, thousands of petitions were dumped on […]

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    Scranton, West Scranton Football Games Canceled Due To Strike

    PECKVILLE — There was no football Friday night for some area high schools in Lackawanna County. Due to the Scranton teachers strike, the district canceled the games scheduled Friday, October 2, for both Scranton and West Scranton. At the Valley View Football stadium in Peckville, the varsity team has the guts and the glory, just unfortunately, no game to go to. The Cougars were set to take on the Scranton Knights at Scranton High School but due to the ongoing […]

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    Can AG Kane’s Political Career Survive After Investigation?

    WILKES-BARRE — Attorney General Kathleen Kane was once again in a Montgomery County courtroom Thursday afternoon to be arraigned on more charges of perjury, false swearing, and obstruction. But once again Kane, a Scranton native, stood her ground, saying she is being targeted because her office is set to expose state officials caught up in a racist and pornographic email exchange on state servers. “You can arrest me two times. You can arrest me ten times. I’m sure this isn’t […]

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    Jazz Legend Phil Woods Passes Away at 83

    DELAWARE WATER GAP — The music world is mourning the loss of one of jazz’s great legends, Phil Woods, who passed away Tuesday. At the Deer Head Inn, if there’s one thing they know, it’s jazz. Touting itself as the longest continuously running jazz club in the country, the place in Delaware Water Gap has hosted some of jazz’s legendary greats, including jazz master Phil Woods, who just passed away at the age of 83. “Last night would have been […]

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    Dunmore Zoning Board: Height Restriction Does Not Apply To Landfill

    DUNMORE — An expansion plan for a landfill in Lackawanna County cleared another hurdle Monday night. The Dunmore Zoning Board said a height restriction in a borough ordinance does not apply to the Keystone Sanitary Landfill. The Keystone Sanitary Landfill’s plan for expansion cleared that hurdle, allowing the Louie Denaple-owned garbage site to move forward. In a meeting Monday night that lasted no longer than 10 minutes, all five Dunmore Zoning Board members voted unanimously that a height restriction in an […]

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    Sports, After School Programs To Be Suspended During Scranton Teachers Strike

    SCRANTON — It appears there’s yet another teachers strike looming for yet another school district, this one in Lackawanna County. Teachers in the Scranton School District are set to strike at 3:30 p.m. Friday and the district says during the strike, sports programs and after school activities will be suspended. “My stepdaughter is a cheerleader and she’s devastated so she told me today, that’s why they’re having the game tonight. If they can’t have it for tomorrow,” said parent Thomas […]

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    Teachers Ordered Back To School In Shamokin Area School District

    SHAMOKIN — For some students in Northumberland County, tomorrow will be the first day of the school year! Teachers in the Shamokin Area School District went on strike on September 8, what would have been the first day of school. At the Shamokin Area School District’s athletic fields, activities carry on as usual. However none of these students have been to school since classes dismissed for summer in June. “I just like school. I know that’s kind of weird. I […]

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    Update: Four Suspects Charged in Kingston Shooting

    Update 9/23/15: Police said two men from New York and two from Wilkes-Barre have been charged for their parts in the shooting. Officers said the men went to the home to steal money and drugs. KINGSTON — Kingston Police are now saying the four men taking into custody Tuesday afternoon are suspects in a shooting in the borough which sent a woman to the hospital. Officers caught the men at an apartment in the Hilltop Apartment Complex in Edwardsville where […]

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    Court Places Kane Law License Under Temporary Suspension

    HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has issued an order temporarily suspending the law license of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane. The court says that the order is not an attempt to remove Kane from office and is limited to a temporary suspension of her license to practice law. The court’s ruling backs up the state disciplinary board’s finding that by keeping her law license, Kathleen Kane is causing, “immediate and substantial public harm.” Complicating the case, the Pennsylvania constitution […]

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    Restaurant Week Kicks Off In Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — If you’re looking for some good food at great prices, look no further than Luzerne County. Restaurant Week, when restaurants offer special deals, kicked off Friday in Wilkes-Barre. The signs are up and the diners are out as more than 20 restaurants are gearing up for a week of big specials. It’s Restaurant Week in the Diamond City–when eating establishments offer dining deals. For those grabbing a quick drink at Franklin’s on Public Square, one of the restaurants […]


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