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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
  • Mixed Reactions From Local Veterans on Soldier’s Release

    At the American Legion in Swoyersville, members are watching the latest on the news of the release of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who had been held captive by the Taliban for the last five years. Some here are applauding the effort. “We do what we have to do to bring them back,” said one member. However, others feel the Obama administration gave up too much. In exchange for Bergdahl`s release, the U.S. handed over five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo Bay […]

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    “Move Over” Law Protects Troopers, Emergency and Highway Workers

    State police here in Pennsylvania say anytime a trooper has a traffic stop on the highways, they are always in a dangerous situation. As a safety precaution, state law in both New York and Pennsylvania maintains that drivers must “move over” to the opposite lane if there is any type of emergency vehicle in the shoulder. 42-year old Christopher Skinner, a New York State Trooper, was killed on Interstate 81 when he was struck during a traffic stop Thursday afternoon. […]

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    Drivers React To NY State Trooper’s Hit And Run Death

    News of the New York State Trooper`s death quickly spread down the Interstate 81 corridor as drivers from New York came passing through our area. The pit stop just of off Interstate 81 in Great Bend was packed with cars from New York. Many of these drivers just came off the highway from New York and knew the tragic news about the death of a New York State Trooper who was killed in a hit and run. “It`s sad, it […]

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    Viewing, Funeral Service Held For Slain Cab Driver

    SCRANTON — Friends and family came out to a funeral home  in South Scranton to pay their respects to a cab driver whose life was cut short by two gunshots to the back of his head. A viewing and funeral service was held Wednesday night for Vincent Darbenzio. “I’m very angry, to tell you the truth, because this is taking a human life, the way this was, this was senseless,” said John Ketchick of Archbald. The body of Vincent Darbenzio was […]

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    Columbia County D.A.: Police Officer Shooting Justified

    Investigators in Columbia County say a police officer had no choice but to shoot a truck driver after that driver attacked him Monday night. It happened during a traffic stop along Interstate 80 at the Buckhorn exit; now the truck driver remains hospitalized but is expected to live. State police were on scene for hours on the off-ramp from east bound Interstate 80 at the Buckhorn exit Monday night after a police-involved shooting left the driver of a tractor trailer […]

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    16 Year Old Charged In Scranton Cab Driver’s Murder

    SCRANTON — A 16 year old is locked up on murder charges for the shooting death of a cab driver in Scranton. Aazis Richardson was arraigned Friday night on numerous felony charges for killing Vincent Darbenzio early Friday morning. Aazis Richardson is charged with murder in the first, second and third degrees. Police said Richardson was riding in Darbenzio’s cab when Richardson shot him because he felt the driver was trying to overcharge him. “What did you say to him when you […]

  • “Sandy Hook Hero Teacher” Keynote Speaker At LCCC Graduation

    More than 800 students graduated from Luzerne County Community College Thursday evening. As they prepared to bravely step into their next phase in life, the keynote speaker at the ceremony was a woman who knows all about bravery. Kaitlin Roig-Debellis was the teacher who saved her first grade class during the school shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. It was the deadly school shooting that rocked our nation and broke hearts across the country. The morning of […]

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    School Closure Debate

    STROUDSBURG — Tempers flared and insults flew at a school board meeting in the Poconos Wednesday night. Emotions among parents and board members in the Stroudsburg Area School District boiled over as the board discussed closing two elementary schools. The superintendent said Ramsey Elementary is set to close June 15th of this year and Clearview Elementary is set to close June 15th of next year. However, he said the board could re-visit the issue of Clearview Elementary between now and […]

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    Proposal To Change County Government Voted Down

    SCRANTON — Lackawanna County’s form of government will remain the same. On the ballot, voters in the county were asked if they’d like to see a change in the way the county is run. The unofficial poll results show the voters want the three county commissioner form to stay. Despite having their efforts fail, the party at the Radisson Lackawanna Station in Scranton for Fix Lackawanna was still spirited. Fix Lackawanna is a group pushing to change the way Lackawanna […]

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    WWII Veteran Receives France’s Highest Honor

    SCHUYLKILL COUNTY — A World War Two veteran in Schuylkill County got some major international recognition for his efforts in combat in France. Angelo “Abe” Barone was awarded France’s Legion of Honor, one of the country’s highest medals. It was a hero’s reception for World War Two veteran Angelo Barone at the Zerbey Airport near Minersville. The 92-year-old Pottsville native, known as Abe, was being feted by his fellow members of the Pottsville Lions Club for being awarded, France’s Legion […]

  • East Stroud North Student Arrested For “Terroristic” Rap Song

    PIKE COUNTY — A high school student in the Poconos is facing serious felony charges because of a rap song he posted online. In the song, titled “Columbine,” Zyiar Clark, 18, allegedly makes physical threats against his teachers at East Stroudsburg High School North and calls them out by name. Investigators arrested Zyiar Clark of East Stroudsburg Tuesday, charging him with numerous crimes, including three felony counts of aggravated assault and making terroristic threats. At a movie theater in Marshalls Creek, some […]

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    L.A.G. Towing Owner Guilty Of Theft

    WILKES-BARRE — The owner of a towing company in Wilkes-Barre was found guilty of theft. Leo Glodzik was charged with stealing money from a car he towed. Cell phone video taken by Newswatch 16 shows Leo Glodzik racing from the Luzerne County Courthouse shortly after a jury returned a split verdict in his theft trial Thursday afternoon. Glodzik, the owner of L.A.G. Towing Company in Wilkes-Barre had been accused of stealing more than $2,000 in cash from a vehicle that […]