Peggy Lee WNEP
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 Scranton and the Poconos, Peggy has spent much time playing in the mountains.
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 after two internships in the New York City market. The first day of her second internship was September 11th, 2001, a day she will never forget.
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, at the gym, or just out with friends and coworkers at WNEP.

Recent Articles
  • Special Education Teacher Charged With Having Sex With 15-Year-Old Boy

    BLOOMSBURG  — A special education teacher is locked up in Columbia County accused of having sex with a 15-year-old boy. Dennis Delorso of Bloomsburg was arrested Tuesday after the child’s mother discovered the relationship. 45-year-old Dennis Delorso faces charges for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy. Delorso is a k-12 special education teacher in the Bloomsburg Area School District, according to the district superintendent. Scott Township police say he met the boy in June through a personal […]

  • Grand Slam Parade Welcomes Little League World Series

    WILLIAMSPORT — Excitement was in the air on West Fourth Street as Williamsport once again welcomed the world of Little League Baseball. “Go Little League!” shouted a team of young ballplayers. The 13th annual Grand Slam Parade marks the start of the Little League World Series which takes place across the river in South Williamsport, and organizers say it drew about 40,000 people. “Oh it`s beautiful. What can you say? Look at the day.  Look at the night,” said Ann […]

  • PennDOT’s 511PA Adds Travel App for Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — Festivities for the Little League World Series kick off Wednesday in Lycoming County. That means thousands will be traveling to South Williamsport over the next several days. This year, PennDOT has an app to help those traveling to Lamade Stadium. The traffic cones are up and ready around the Little League International Complex as it is that time of year again to play ball In Lycoming County. Thousands are expected to travel to South Williamsport for the […]

  • Wilkes-Barre Police Investigating Reported Rape on Busy Street During the Day

    WILKES-BARRE — Police in Wilkes-Barre are investigating a report of a rape that allegedly took place on a busy city street in broad daylight. Police say a woman said she was attacked at knife point around 6 p.m. Sunday. A posting on the Wilkes-Barre Police Department’s Facebook page alerts residents about the alarming attack reported to them. A 29-year-old woman told police she was walking on Carey Avenue in the city when a man approached her, threatened her with a knife, […]

  • Philharmonic Suspends Operations

    SCRANTON — For the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, the show will not go on – at least for the time being. The Philharmonic says it is canceling its 2017-2018 season to restructure its operations for a more financially sustainable model. “We have already started looking a business model that really looks like it could be sustainable and financially viable,” said Nancy Sanderson, the executive director of the NEPA Philharmonic. The Philharmonic says even with a sold-out house that only covers 35 % […]

  • Man Accused Of Inappropriate Sexual Contact With Mentally Disabled Man

    MCADOO — Thomas Danishesfsky, 77,  is locked up at the Schuylkill County Prison, accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a man who investigators say is mentally disabled. Authorities say the contact happened at Danishesfsky’s home on South Cleveland Street in McAdoo a week ago on August 3rd. Dave DeJesus lives on the other side of the double block home and was stunned to hear why his next-door neighbor was arrested. “That’s just wrong in every single regard. He’s not […]

  • Mother Charged with Attempted Murder After Baby Found Alive in Plastic Bag

    SAYRE — A teenage girl is under arrest facing charges of attempted murder. Police say she left her 8-month-old daughter in a bag in the trash. Police in Elmira, New York say the infant was found in the trash Tuesday afternoon. The child is expected to be OK, but it didn’t take long before a 17-year-old girl from Bradford County was under arrest. That baby’s cries may have saved her life. Investigators in New York believe the 8-month-old child was […]

  • Dentist Charged With Ordering Illegal Prescription Pills For Woman

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Authorities in Lackawanna County arrested a dentist for allegedly ordering illegal prescriptions for pain killers. Christopher Bereznak, 47, of Clarks Green, is charged with ordering illegal prescriptions for prescription pain killers for a woman he met on Craigslist with whom he became romantically involved. Authorities in Lackawanna County say Bereznak is a dentist with an office on Route 6 near Tunkhannock. They say he provided free dental work for a woman, Ashley Gammon, 25, after hours, then […]

  • Break-in at Firehouse Comes Just Days After Successful Fundraiser

    BRANCH TOWNSHIP — Just days after a volunteer fire company in Schuylkill County held its largest fundraiser, thieves broke into the firehouse and ransacked it looking for cash. Members of the Good Intent Hose Company believe the thieves knew they just raised thousands of dollars. “We came in the office, noticed it was trashed,” said John Bushar, the president of the Good Intent Hose Company. Bushar showed the extensive damage done by whoever broke into their firehouse near Minersville. It’s not […]

  • Thousands Expected In The Electric City For Big Weekend

    SCRANTON — Thousands of people flocked to the Electric City today and many are planning to stay through the weekend, as two major annual events are back in town. That`s good news for Scranton’s downtown who welcome the added business. Gospel music was pumping at the University of Scranton as the annual Catholic Charismatic Conference was gearing up for the weekend. Organizers say more than 2,000 people are expected to come to Scranton for the religious gathering; many of them […]

  • State Police: Volunteer Firefighter Charged With Arson

    FACTORYVILLE — State police have arrested a man for setting a fire at a vacant home in Lackawanna County. That fire broke out on Monday in near Keystone College and police say the man who set it is a volunteer fire fighter. 19-year-old Jacob Richmond of Factoryville is now facing arson and other related charges for setting a fire at a vacant house near Factoryville on Monday; a fire that turned the house into a burning inferno. Employees from nearby […]

  • Toll Violators Have Until Friday to Pay Up or Have Their Vehicle Registrations Revoked

    The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is sending a message to Pennsylvania drivers with outstanding unpaid tolls: pay your bill by 7 p.m. Friday or get your vehicle registration revoked. “That’s great,” said Bill Schneider from Tobyhanna. “Because I pay for my tolls, so I think everyone should pay for their toll. If you use the turnpike, you shouldn’t get away with not paying your bills.” The commission said as of June 23, the statewide total of outstanding turnpike violations was $17.1 […]