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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.

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    IndyCar Drivers Root For Home Countries In World Cup

    The big Verizon IndyCar Series race is this weekend at Pocono Raceway, but for some drivers, their minds were far from the track Friday afternoon. Brazil and Colombia faced off in the World Cup and drivers from those countries, including Helio Castroneves, got caught up in the action. He’s used to doing victory laps, but what Helio Castroneves was doing here could be called a victory jump. The race car driver was celebrating after his home country, Brazil, scored its […]

  • Rain, Thunder Washes Out Scranton’s Fourth Of July Party

    SCRANTON — The Fourth of July celebration got off to a soggy start with the stormy weather postponing many fireworks displays. However, the City of Scranton did try to forge ahead with its party downtown. The Electric City’s Fourth of July celebration got off to an electrifying start. As a wicked thunderstorm rolled over Courthouse Square, Mother Nature provided her own fireworks display. Despite the weather, organizers forged ahead with the fourth annual Scrantastic Spectacular. “This is our fourth year […]

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    Financial Adviser Reveals Recovery Plan To Scranton Council

    SCRANTON — It was a dire message to officials in the city of Scranton: act now or the financial situation will just only get worse and worse by a lot. Wednesday night, the mayor and a financial adviser presented city council a four-year plan to get out of its monetary mess. The city of Scranton has been a financial disaster for decades and its residents have seen property taxes on a steady and steep increase. Now a financial adviser hired […]

  • Thousands Turn Out In Lehigh Valley To Root USA

    BETHLEHEM — Many eyes in our area were glued to the World Cup game. Thousands of soccer fans were tuned into several big screens at what could be called the largest World Cup viewing party in this neck of the woods. Soccer fans were worked up to a frenzy here at this outdoor viewing party in the Lehigh Valley. As Team USA took on Belgium in the World Cup, patriotic pride was kicked up into over drive at the Steel […]

  • One Dead In Multi-Vehicle Crash On I-80

    A multi-vehicle crash along the west bound lanes of Interstate 80 in the Bloomsburg area that left one driver dead had the highway shut down for hours Monday. State Police said William Boettinger, 60, of Danielsville died. Further east on the interstate, Route 11 was clogged as drivers were detoured off at the Berwick exit. “We left at 2 o’clock from new jersey and we were supposed to get to Johnstown at seven and it’s 7:43, we’re been in traffic […]

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    Deadly Crash Closes Part Of I-80

    SCOTT TOWNSHIP — One person is dead after a wreck on Interstate 80 in Columbia County and part of the highway is shut down. It happened around 1 p.m. Monday near the Lightstreet exit (236), near Bloomsburg. The westbound lanes are closed, according to PennDOT. Three tractor trailers and several cars were involved in the crash, according to troopers. The name of the person killed has not been released. A detour is in place. Westbound traffic should take Exit 241, […]

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    Nudist Resort Getting National “Exposure” For Beer Bash

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — A resort in the Poconos is getting some national “exposure” just for throwing a beer bash this Saturday. However it may be the one requirement that’s causing the stir, clothes are not allowed, that’s giving this nudist getaway all that attention. Sunny Rest Resort, near Palmerton, has all the amenities to provide a get-away from home. There are plenty of places to stay on the 190-acre wooded spot in Franklin Township, Carbon County; there`s a restaurant and […]


    Parents, Students React To Superintendent’s Resignation

    SCRANTON — Parents and students in the Scranton School District are talking about the sudden resignation of their superintendent. Bill King, who oversaw the district for the past five years, had his resignation accepted at a board meeting Monday night. At the fields for the West Scranton Little League, the abrupt resignation of the Scranton School District’s superintendent is on everyone’s mind. Most of these children attend the city’s schools and many say they are surprised and saddened that Superintendent […]

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    Scranton School Superintendent Resigns, Board Accepts, Criticisms Thrown

    There’s been a major shake-up in leadership in the Scranton School District. Monday night the school board voted to accept the resignation of Superintendent Bill King. At a special school board meeting called for personnel issues, the school board when right to the top of the employee list. This bomb shell was dropped on those here at the administration building. “The Personnel Committee recommends the acceptance of the resignation of Superintendent William F. King,” said board member Armand Martinelli. The […]

  • Widow in Mourning a Day After Husband’s Sudden Death

    SCRANTON — Cecelia Gorgol said she knew something was wrong when her husband Joseph was late returning home from running errands. “He`s usually home about a quarter to three and I was very nervous.” Police said the 91-year old Gorgol was walking in the parking lot of a Turkey Hill on Meridian Avenue around 4:30 Thursday afternoon when he was struck by a car, driven by 85-year old Ralph Carlacci. Police said Carlacci’s car backed into Gorgol and knocked him […]

  • “Parrot Heads” Flock To Jimmy Buffett Concert At Drive-In

    HUNLOCK TOWNSHIP — Hundreds of music fans known as “Parrot Heads” flocked to the Garden Drive-In in Luzerne County for a live simulcast of a Jimmy Buffett concert. It was a field packed with self-declared “Parrot Heads” to see their musical idol, Jimmy Buffett on the big screen. “They should do it every year, more bands, more band too,” said Patti Hughus of Wilkes-Barre. “Parrot Heads, unite!” The Garden Drive-In near Hunlock Creek turned into a concert venue for the […]

  • No AC At Olyphant Senior Housing Apartment Complex

    OLYPHANT — An apartment complex in Lackawanna County that houses senior citizens has had no air conditioning for weeks. According to the management company, the building in Olyphant won’t have AC until at least July. The fans are on and the windows are open, but for the senior citizens living at Lackawanna Heritage Apartments in Olyphant, it’s not doing much to beat the heat. The problem is with the building’s industrial air conditioner, which broke about three weeks ago. “Terrible, […]


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