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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    Southern Columbia Field Hockey Team Honors Coach Who Died in Fire

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — It is a sad night for players, students, and others in Columbia County. A high school field hockey team played its first game since their coach died in a fire. Ellen Sosnoski died in a fire at her home near Shamokin on Saturday morning. The coroner said Sosnoski died from breathing in too much smoke and added that the cause of the fire was still under investigation. The team played that game Tuesday afternoon at Southern Columbia […]

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    Police: Man Stole Two Cars, Lead Police On Chase To Avoid Arrest

    STROUDSBURG –  A man in the Poconos is accused of stealing not one, but two cars after he tried to avoid getting arrested Monday morning. The man allegedly ran from authorities at the Monroe County Courthouse then carjacked a utility worker’s vehicle that was parked outside. Anthony McGuire of Scranton is now facing charges of robbery and fleeing to avoid arrest after running from authorities Monday at the Monroe County Courthouse. The Stroud Area Regional Police say McGuire had been at […]

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    Police: Man Steals Two Vehicles, Leads Police on Chase in Poconos

    STROUDSBURG — Police say a man from Scranton took off from the Monroe County Courthouse and stole two vehicles after sheriff’s deputies tried to arrest him on a warrant. Officers said Anthony McGuire, 32, of Scranton was at the Monroe County Courthouse in Stroudsburg Monday morning for an unrelated incident. While he was there, sheriff’s deputies discovered there was a warrant for his arrest out of Lackawanna County. When they tried to arrest him, he took off. Police said McGuire […]

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    ‘Hunting Humans’ DVD Found In Murder Suspect’s Home

    ROSS TOWNSHIP — Michael Horvath is behind bars, charged with criminal homicide, tampering with evidence and abuse of corpse, accused of the death of Holly Grim, a woman who disappeared from Lehigh County three years ago. His arrest comes after state police spent days of digging and searching his home and property in Ross Township last month. Now investigators say several bones belonging to Grim were found buried in Horvath`s backyard. Grim’s family released a statement through a spokesperson shortly after […]

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    Fundraiser Held To Help Family Of Beloved Former Scranton Prep Teacher Who Passed Away

    SCRANTON — Friends and colleagues of a beloved former Scranton Prep teacher and coach who passed away this week rallied Wednesday to help the family he left behind. A fundraiser was held in Scranton for the family of Tony Cantafio. Friends and colleagues of Tony Cantafio and his wife Joanne packed into Andy Gavin`s in Scranton to support Cantafio`s family in their time of sorrow. Cantafio, known as Taps to friends, died on Monday. The former Scranton Prep teacher and coach […]

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    WWII Veteran Surprised With High School Diploma 70 Years After Leaving School

    TAYLOR — It’s not quite the time of year for graduation, but a man in Lackawanna County finally got his high school diploma more than 70 years after he left school. A World War II veteran received that diploma at his old high school in Taylor Tuesday night. Clearly emotional, George Fricovsky can now add high school graduate to the list of his lifetime accomplishments. It’s an achievement that’s taken 72 years to become a reality. The 90-year-old received his […]

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    Northeast Pennsylvania Rallies Again for Donald Trump

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump once again played to a full house at Mohegan Sun Arena near Wilkes-Barre. Thousands turned out again for a campaign rally Monday evening. This was the second time Trump has visited the complex in Luzerne County. Trump fired up the crowd throughout the hour-long event. “You’re going to look back in 10, 15, 20 years from now and say this was an important night,” Trump told the crowd. “More importantly, the single […]

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    Saturday Expected To Be Busy Day At Scranton High School

    SCRANTON — It`s expected to be a packed house at Scranton High School this Saturday with three events going on pretty much at the same time. Bill King, the director of the Steamtown Marathon, says thousands of runners will be at the school for the marathon`s expo starting at 11:30 that morning to pick up registration packets. “We have runners coming from 40 states, four countries, we have probably around 4,000 people associated with this race expo coming down here,” said […]

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    Penn State Students Organize Peaceful Sit-In to Protest Brutality and Racial Discrimination

    UNIVERSITY PARK — Cell phone video shows that as the National Anthem played before the start of the Penn State’s women’s volleyball game, an organized group of students dressed in black shirts remained seated with their fists pointed forward. “There’s things happening that needs to have attention brought to them and I feel like a lot of times when we’re here at State College and Penn State, those things are not always received,” said senior Shanta Mills, who is a member […]

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    Four Firefighters from Schuylkill County Given ‘Spirit of Courage’ Award

    BETHLEHEM — It was a night to honor heroes in the Lehigh Valley. The Lehigh Valley Health Network held its annual “Spirit of Courage” awards to recognize those who have saved lives from fires or burns in the past year. Four firefighters from northeastern Pennsylvania were among those awarded. Those four firefighters from Schuylkill County can now add lifesavers to their list of accomplishments. They each received an award for putting their lives at risk to save the life of […]

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    Last Week to Register to Vote in PA for Upcoming Presidential Election

    SCRANTON — If you still haven’t registered to vote in the upcoming presidential election, time is running out. The last day to sign up to vote in Pennsylvania is Tuesday, October 11 and during this last week, Republicans and Democrats are pushing to sign up first-time voters. According to the Lackawanna County Board of Elections, a large number of first-time voters are signing up. “I didn’t want to vote. I wanted to go on Ripley’s, being a 105 without voting. I […]

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    Home Buyouts Offered To Flood Victims In Wyoming County

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP — Property owners in Wyoming County learned how officials want to use grant money to buy out and demolish buildings ravaged by the devastating flood of 2011. Thursday flood victims packed a meeting with state and local leaders to find out how they can get that help. For the people who packed the Wyoming County Emergency Management Agency building near Tunkhannock, they all have one thing in common. They are sick and tired of their homes flooding out. “Every […]