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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
  • Northumberland County Cleaning Up After Severe Storm

    Northumberland County was among the seven counties under a tornado warning Tuesday night. While no twisters were reported there, many said today the winds felt strong enough to form one. Video sent into Newswatch 16 shows just how intense the wind gusts were here in Montandon, a small community near Lewisburg. The severe storm put Northumberland County under a tornado warning for much of Tuesday evening. A day later, an old dog cage and shed were damaged during that storm. […]

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    Possible Tornado Touch Down In Bradford County

    The Bradford County Emergency Management Director says he believes a small tornado touched down at a home Tuesday evening, however he says official word will have to come from the National Weather Service. A severe storm blew through along Marsh Road in Albany Township near New Albany, leaving damage around the outside of a home there. The homeowners were inside their main house when heavy winds pushed a trailer right off its foundation then toppled their barn across the street. […]

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    Indycar 500, Fourth of July Means Big Bucks For Pocono Businesses

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP — It’s a busy weekend in the Poconos. The Pocono Indycar 500 is back at the raceway in Long Pond, bringing in race fans. Plus, plenty of folks are in the area for the Fourth of July weekend. That`s good for area businesses. The lots were filling up with cars outside Pocono Raceway as the Pocono Indycar 500 race is back in Monroe County. Route 115 was full of traffic as race fans made their way to the […]

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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 […]


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