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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

    Police: Hunting-Related Argument Leads To Car Chase, Crash

    Police in Wyoming County are investigating a reported hunting-related argument that ended with a car crash in Luzerne County on the first day of rifle deer season. That crash happened on a rural road in Luzerne County’s back mountain Monday night. Police say the altercation started in Overfield Township in Wyoming County. Several police officers from Wyoming and Luzerne Counties as well as state police were on scene for hours after an SUV crashed into a tree on Upper Demunds […]

  • Snow Storm Causes Road Issues, Power Outages In Monroe County

    MONROE COUNTY — Wednesday’s snow storm caused all sorts of the problems for folks in the Poconos, from dangerous roads conditions to power outages. Generator power was what some folks were lucky to have as part of Monroe County near Saylorsburg was left in the dark due to the wintery storm. Nate Heater made the best of a bad situation, using his grill to make dinner. “We have everything we need. We have a house to stay warm overnight. We […]

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    Game Commission: Two Teens Shot by Hunter in Schuylkill County

    TAMAQUA —  The Pennsylvania Game Commission is investigating a shooting near the Tamaqua Area High School on Tuesday. Officials believe two teens were shot with a .270 caliber hunting rifle around 5 p.m. Tuesday. Police said it happened in a wooded area off of Green Street in the borough near Tamaqua Area High School. When our crews arrived officers with the game commission were seen talking with people including a man dressed in hunting gear. Authorities say a 54-year-old male hunter […]

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    Local Reaction Mixed Over Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

    SCRANTON — Reaction from folks in our area is mixed following a Missouri grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown. People at Kildare’s in Scranton were tuned to the televisions when that decision was announced just after 9 p.m. Monday. That decision was determined by a grand jury Monday afternoon after two days of deliberations. Some said the jury faced a tough job and the country should respect its […]

  • Turkey Trying To Out Trot Thanksgiving?

    TUNKHANNOCK — While most of us are looking forward to Thanksgiving, there are those who down right dread it. That would be turkeys, of course, who must pay the ultimate price for that delicious meal! But up in Wyoming County, one turkey says the holiday is for the birds and he’s making a break for it. We all know Thanksgiving is really all about the food. Most of us will find ourselves more stuffed than the turkey. Unfortunately, it’s no […]

  • Skiers Flock To Big Boulder Resort For First Day Of Ski Season

    KIDDER TOWNSHIP — It was a great day for skiers in the Poconos Thursday as one resort is open for the season. Big Boulder Ski Resort in Carbon County is once again the first to kickstart the fun in the snow. With the swish of their boards cutting across snow, the snow bunnies were off, enjoying the first day of ski season in the Poconos. “It’s opening day, man. We’ve been waiting for this since summer!” “It’s worth it because […]

  • Residents Not Happy About Proposed Power Plant

    SALEM TOWNSHIP — A proposed power plant for a part of Luzerne County has cleared another hurdle in becoming a reality. Moxie Energy wants to build that plant in Salem Township and at a public hearing Wednesday night the township supervisors approved a conditional use permit for that site. The proposed site is in a rural part of Salem Township and Moxie wants to build a natural gas fuel plant that it says would produce up to 900 megawatts of […]

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    People Already Fed Up With Freezing Temperatures

    LUZERNE COUNTY — Even before sunset, the temperature was already below freezing in the Hazleton area. With more than a month before the official start of winter, people here say they’re already officially fed up with the cold. “It’s too cold, way too cold,” said Kelly Mensinger of Hazleton. “I hate it, really bad. I hate it,” said Michelle Berger of Pottsville. “I hate this weather. It’s painful on my legs and I wish it was summertime again,” said Debra […]

  • UPDATE: Police Charge Man Who Carried Crossbow onto Public Square

    WILKES-BARRE — Police in Wilkes-Barre had to respond to a bizarre and alarming 911 call: a man seen walking around Public Square armed with crossbow. The calls came in around 5:30 p.m. Monday, with plenty of people out on the square. Wilkes-Barre police came rushing out to Public Square after the calls came in. Moments later, Newswatch 16 found officers surrounding the man who was taken into custody after being hit with a stun gun. Witnesses tell us that man […]

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    Longtime Firefighter In Carbon County Laid To Rest

    JIM THORPE — A longtime firefighter in Carbon County was laid to rest and given a hero’s farewell by members of his company. Bruce Solomon passed away after a three-year struggle with lung disease. He spent 44 years with a volunteer fire company in Jim Thorpe. A procession of fire trucks draped in black bunting pulled up to the Mauch Chunk Cemetery in Jim Thorpe as the longtime firefighter was laid to rest. Family, friends, and fellow brothers of Bruce […]

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    Frein Charged With Terrorism

    PALMYRA TOWNSHIP — Prosecutors filed two charges of terrorism against accused cop killer Eric Frein. Thursday, the Pike County District Attorney said new evidence found earlier this month, led authorities to now charge Frein with terrorism. Accused cop killer Eric Frein is now facing two counts of terrorism for the ambush at the State Police Barracks at Blooming Grove two months ago that left one trooper dead and another seriously wounded. The Pike County District Attorney filed those new charges Thursday afternoon, […]

  • Residents Meet With Officials To Talk Nuisance Train Horns

    WILLIAMSPORT — Some loud train horns have residents in Williamsport looking for a way to put the brakes on all the noise. Wednesday night they met with city leaders, the owners of the rail line, and the owners of the trains to look for possible solutions. Residents say this has been a problem for many years. The railroad’s owner, a multi-county economic development group known as SEDA-COG, says it hopes to have this issue resolved over the coming months. Horn […]


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