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
  • Couple Frantically Searching For Missing Pet Boa

    COOPER TOWNSHIP — There’s an unusual search effort going on in a part of Montour County for a missing boa constrictor. The snake is a pet and the owners say it went missing over the weekend. “We took her down here to get exercise, go swimming because she loves the water,” said Zachary Latranyi. Since Sunday, Zachary and his husband Kolby Latranyi have back to a section of River Road near Danville, desperately looking for their beloved pet Leyla. Except […]

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    Reaction To AG Kathleen Kane’s News Conference

    SCRANTON — After hearing Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s explosive statements in Harrisburg Wednesday afternoon, there’s a question: did her message make a mark with the public? “This is the best day Kathleen Kane has had in a long time.” Attorney Peter Paul Olszewski feels that in Kathleen Kane’s first public appearance since being arraigned on nine criminal counts, including perjury, the state’s top law enforcement officer nailed it. “She came out today, she told the members of the media and the public […]

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    Luzerne County D.A.: Man Killed By Suicide By Cop

    WILKES-BARRE — The joint investigation into a deadly police involved shooting in Luzerne County has been ruled justified. The Luzerne County district attorney’s office and state police say the two Pittston police officers who shot at a 77-year-old man are cleared of any wrongdoing. The people living at Anthracite Apartments say the death of resident Robert Quinn is simply a tragedy for all involved. The 77-year-old man died Sunday night after being shot at by two Pittston police officers who […]

  • Will Biden Make A Bid For White House?

    SCRANTON — We could soon know if Scranton’s native son and current vice president Joe Biden will make a bid for the White House. According to published reports, that announcement could happen when Biden returns from vacation next week. For Tom Bell, the pictures hanging in his downtown Scranton office aren’t just photo-ops with him and the vice resident of the United States; these are pictures of Bell and his longtime childhood friend Joe Biden, whom he grew up with […]

  • Humane Fire Company’s Block Party Ends After 65 Years

    POTTSVILLE — A tradition spanning 65 years came to an end Friday night in Schuylkill County. The Humane Fire Company in Pottsville hosted its final block party, an event that was once its largest fundraiser. For many here in Pottsville, the Humane Fire Company’s annual block party brings with it a life time of memories. “I grew up with this hose company. I had my first slice of pizza here when I was 13, yeah,” said Rose Tokonitz. “I’ve been […]

  • Demolition Work Started On House Gutted By Fire

    SCRANTON — More than 24 hours after a massive fire gutted a rooming house in Scranton, construction crews have already started to bring it down. The fire broke out around 8 p.m. Wednesday in the city’s Pinebrook section. Massive flames and smoke billowed out of a rooming house on Capouse Avenue, after a fire broke out. Residents fled for safety in the nick of time, as cell phone video captured the building tumbling down a half hour later. Bobby DeGraw […]

  • Wilkes-Barre Police: Alarming Spike In ‘Spice’ Overdoses

    WILKES-BARRE — Wilkes-Barre police say there has been an alarming spike in overdoses of people abusing the drug known as “spice.” Police say the drug described as “synthetic marijuana” has led to dozens of people going to hospitals just this past week. Sirens blared as police and rescue crews raced to the Market Street Bridge in Wilkes-Barre around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Under that bridge, officers found two men, barely conscious. Police say an empty bag of spice was found on […]

  • Special Olympian Honored in Home Community

    SELINSGROVE — It was a hero’s welcome home for a woman in Snyder County Tuesday night, who captured two medals in the Special Olympics World Summer Games last week. Amanda Swazey of Selinsgrove won both the gold and silver medals in the equestrian competition in Los Angeles. “Amanda Swazey, who is the proud winner of a silver and gold medal in the Special Olympics World Games,” said Kay Spigelmyer, announcing from the gazebo at Pump Park in Selinsgrove. “Amanda will […]

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    State-Funded Agency Braces for Impact with PA Budget Month Overdue

    SCRANTON — Pennsylvania’s state budget is now overdue by more than a month. Republican lawmakers in Harrisburg are at an impasse with Democratic Governor Tom Wolf and it’s not clear when Pennsylvania will get a spending plan. Now workers at the state-funded United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania are bracing to take the financial hit. Two students were taking advantage of an evening class, learning English as a second language on Monday night. Free classes are offered throughout the week […]

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    From Forest City To Radio City; ‘Roxy’ Rothafel Honored

    FOREST CITY — There was a dedication Thursday night in Susquehanna County to honor a man who was a pioneer in the entertainment business. The man who opened Radio City Music Hall and brought the famous Rockettes into the Big Apple in the 1930s got his start in show business in Forest City. A marker from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission will now stand outside Zazzera’s Supermarket in Forest City. The marker is dedicated to Samuel Lionel Rothafel, who […]

  • Hillary Returns To Electric City For Campaign Fundraiser

    SCRANTON — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton came to Scranton’s Green Ridge section for a fundraiser Wednesday afternoon. For at least $1,000 a pop, donors were invited to rub elbows with the former secretary of state. For those not at the private fundraiser for Clinton, a brief glimpse of her giving a thumbs up was all they got to see before she departed the Electric City. However, for the roughly one hundred people who paid a $1,000 or more to […]

  • Williamsport Man Charged With Killing Girlfriend, Stashing Body In Closet For Weeks

    WILLIAMSPORT — A man is locked up in Lycoming County on homicide charges, accused of killing his girlfriend then hiding her body in a closet in his apartment for weeks. Williamsport police arrested and charged Hasan Gooden-Reid, 34, Tuesday evening. “I don’t got nothing to say, can you just take camera off me right now? Gracias,” said Gooden-Reid. Gooden-Reid was led out of the Williamsport police station and taken away to be arraigned on criminal homicide, abuse of corpse, and […]


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