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
  • Missing Former Federal Judge Found in Lackawanna County

    DUNMORE — A former federal judge who went missing nearly 48 hours ago has been safely recovered Thursday night in Lackawanna County. 92-year-old former Federal Judge Edwin Kosik disappeared two days ago near his home in Daleville, but as of Thursday evening, he is safe and sound. Police escorted the ambulance carrying the retired judge out of a wooded area off of Tigue Street in Dunmore after 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening, transporting him to the hospital for medical evaluation. “Tonight, I […]

  • Milford Residents Bracing for Chaos as Eric Frein’s Death Penalty Trial Less Than a Week Away

    MILFORD — In the idyllic community of Milford, it’s the calm before the chaos. With the start of death penalty trial for accused cop killer Eric Frein less than a week away at the Pike County Courthouse, residents are just bracing for the circus to arrive. “I’m leaving town,” laughed Nanette Stewart. “Traffic is probably going to crazy in here,” added Frank Navarro. “Unfortunately, it will take up a lot of time and resources and the town will be a zoo,” […]

  • Four Teens Charged With Burglary Offenses For Multiple Thefts

    DUNMORE — State police in Dunmore say Nicholas Hnatusko, 19, of Jefferson Township; Louis Florio, 19, of Madison Township; Sean Shearin, 18, of Madison Township; and 18-year-old Tristan Parris, 18, of Tannersville; are all charged with burglary offenses in connection to thefts that took place on three separate occasions last year. Lewis Gardner says he’s one of the victims. “It seems like they’re just kids looking probably for drug money,” said Gardner. Police say Hnatusko and Florio broke into Gardner’s […]

  • PennDOT Installing Guide Rails on I-380, I-80 After Deadly Crossover Crashes

    TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP — PennDOT is making an effort to improve safety conditions on two major highways in our area. On Monday, crews began installing guide rails along Interstate 380 in Monroe County to prevent vehicles from crossing over the median and into oncoming traffic. PennDOT also plans to place them along Interstate 80 in Monroe and Carbon Counties. PennDOT is placing the new guide rails along the interstates in an effort to prevent drivers from crossing over the medians and […]

  • The Leonard Theater Looks To Improve Adams Avenue By Drawing Crowds

    SCRANTON — The revitalization of a downtown Scranton neighborhood is getting a big boost Friday night. The Leonard Theater threw an 80’s style bash that brought hundreds to Adams Avenue. Hundreds of party-goers took a trip back to the 80’s as The Leonard Theater in Scranton hosted a “Back To The Eighties Show” The bash featured the popular New York City band “Jessie’s Girl”. The show sold out, making it the largest event at the Leonard since it opened in 2014. “It […]

  • Minersville Area Girls Basketball Team Feted After First State Championship Win

    MINERSVILLE — It was a hero’s welcome home in Minersville as the Minersville Area High School Girls’ Basketball team got a victor’s escort through the borough. People lined the streets as the girls returned as the new state champions after defeating Bishop McCort in the PIAA Class AA Championship game in Hershey. It’s the first time in the school district’s history the girls’ basketball team has claimed the top title, and the community’s pride was evident. “Go Miners!” “It’s amazing,” said […]

  • Man Charged with ‘Viciously’ Stabbing Woman Outside Bar in Hazleton

    HAZLETON — A man was charged Wednesday for allegedly stabbing a woman “viciously” outside a bar in Hazleton early Monday morning. The man was then shot and had to attend his arraignment in a wheelchair. Nelson Hernandez-Rivera said nothing as he was wheeled from his arraignment in Hazleton and taken away in shackles. The 34 year old was charged with multiple counts of aggravated assault for allegedly stabbing a woman outside the Crystal Lounge and Barbecue on Broad Street in […]

  • Family, Friends Support Couple After Fire Claims Home, Belongings

    WEST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP — A couple in Union County lost their home and almost everything inside after a fire gutted it. That fire broke out inside a home in a rural area near Mifflinburg Tuesday afternoon. “Lost most everything,” said Barry Bingaman. He and his wife Vanessa stood in shock and disbelief as they looked at what was left of their home of 29 years. The fire broke out around 2:30 p.m. Their daughter-in-law who lives next door called to tell […]

  • Hillary Clinton Speaks at Society of Irish Women’s St. Pat’s Dinner

    SCRANTON — A well-known Saint Patrick’s Day celebration drew hundreds Friday evening in Scranton. The Society of Irish Women held its annual dinner, but this year’s event was anything but ordinary due to who the ladies brought in as their keynote speaker: Hillary Rodham Clinton. And with an introduction from the president of the Society of Irish Women, the ballroom at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Scranton erupted with thunderous applause and a standing ovation. As keynote speaker for the Society’s 19th […]

  • Hillary Clinton Visits Scranton, Speaking at St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

    SCRANTON — The Hilton Hotel in downtown Scranton is decked out in green and orange — and the ballroom is set — all for the 19th annual Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration for the Society of Irish Women. The annual gathering draws hundreds out to Adams Avenue for an evening dinner each year, however this year there will be a little more excitement than usual. This year’s keynote speaker? None other than the Former First Lady, Former Secretary of State, and […]

  • Montage Mountain Ski Resort Extending Season After Record Snow Fall

    SCRANTON — At Montage Mountain Ski Resort, families were turning a snow day off from school to a ski day. “We were all dug out yesterday so school`s off and we figured what a better way to spend the day,” said Michaelyn Reichwein from Mount Carmel. “It’s beautiful.” With Tuesday’s winter storm dropping more than a foot of snow in our area, many students still haven’t returned back to class, so why not spend this beautiful day on the slopes? […]

  • Interstate 81 Back Open After Wrecks in Luzerne County

    It was a slow go for drivers in the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 in Luzerne County Wednesday afternoon as traffic was halted to a stop several times. A day after a record-breaking snowfall dumped more than a foot of snow in our area, the flakes continued to fly, creating white-out and dangerous conditions. Many drivers took a breather at a gas station at the Nuangola exit (159). “It’s only five or six miles per hour so I thought it […]