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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    Latinos in NEPA React to Trump’s Mexico Visit

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — It’s dinner time at La Tonalteca and the Mexican restaurant in Dickson City was busy. Many of the servers there are from Mexico or from parts of Central America and say they came here to make a better life for themselves as American citizens. “Yes, I am a citizen now. I came to this country in 1990 when we were having the civil war in El Salvador,” said Mirciades Diaz. “I basically escaped.” “Work hard, you know? […]

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    After Allegedly Shoving 6-Year-Old Son from Car, Man Found Naked in Field Holding Naked One-Year-Old Son

    BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP — A father is locked up in Bradford County after state police say he pushed his 6-year-old son out of a car and left him on a rural road. Boyd Andrus, 42, was arrested Saturday after the child was found. When troopers found Andrus, they say he was naked in a field, holding his one-year-old son who was also naked. Andrus* is behind bars in Bradford County where he faces charges ranging from aggravated assault to endangering the […]

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    National And Local Outrage Over $600 Cost Of EpiPen

    OLD FORGE — There is now nationwide outrage over the skyrocketing price of a drug used to treat allergic reactions. The cost for a double pack of EpiPen auto-injectors is now $600 but now the company making it is responding to the outcry. The manufacturer says it’s taking immediate action to reduce the cost but for one man in Lackawanna County, those changes didn’t come soon enough. “I thought I was 75 percent dead because I could no longer breathe, […]

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    One Teen in Union County Rock Throwing Paroled

    LEWISBURG — One of the teens jailed for throwing rocks off an overpass in Union County has now been paroled. 19-year-old Keefer McGee was one of four teenagers convicted of throwing rocks onto Interstate 80 which left a woman severely injured. Keefer McGee is now a free man after a judge released him from prison on parole despite strong objections from the Union County District Attorney. The judge said McGee served 11 ½ months behind bars which was his minimum […]

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    New Multi-purpose Stadium Dedicated at Lehighton Area School District

    LEHIGHTON — With the snips of a ribbon by several scissors, the brand new multi-purpose stadium was welcomed in by the Lehighton Area school community. The $6.5 million facility was dedicated before a packed house that filled the bleachers. For the Lehighton Area varsity football team, this just makes the start of football season even more exciting. “Very exciting,” said senior Michael Mayernak. “It’s going to be a different atmosphere than last year because there’ll be a lot more people […]

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    Red Cross Installs Free Smoke Alarms After House Fire Claims a Life

    SCRANTON — Volunteers with the American Red Cross fanned out along the 800 block of Hickory Street in south Scranton, going door to door, asking homeowners if they needed a smoke alarm installed in their house, all free of charge. “That’s really nice because this is an old neighborhood and I think there’s older people who need that to go around and knock and see if they have alarms, smoke alarms,” said neighbor Jane Osborne. This push for safety comes […]

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    Police Bust Meth Lab in Dunmore

    DUNMORE — Police swarmed the 200 block of East Drinker Street Friday afternoon after finding an active meth lab inside a second-floor apartment above Two Brothers Pizza. Marty Coar’s family owns the business. “We had a catering for a wedding today, so I had my grandmother, my aunt, my daughter, my mother, my sister, my father. When I think about how upset I am to have my family there that they could have been in severe trouble,” Coar said. “It […]

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    Residents Sound Off Against Proposed Drug, Alcohol Treatment Center

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — Residents in one community in Monroe County made their feelings known about the possibility of a drug and alcohol treatment center moving into their neighborhood. That was the topic of discussion at a special meeting with the Pocono Township commissioners Thursday night, and tempers flared. “Do you live next door to it? Are your grandkids and your children playing around it? Drugs bring drugs! Drugs bring drugs!” shouted Beverly Pope. “This facility belongs down in Stroudsburg where […]

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    12th Annual Grand Slam Parade Kicks Off Little League World Series

    WILLIAMSPORT — The biggest event to hit central Pennsylvania is gearing up for an at-bat! The Little League World Series will kick off Thursday in South Williamsport but Wednesday night the annual Grand Slam Parade was held in Williamsport, marking the start of the festivities. Float after float carrying eager Little Leaguers marched down West Fourth Street in Williamsport as the young athletes waved to the estimated 40,000 people who came out to cheer them on. This was the 12th annual […]

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    A Lesson in Baseball History from Babe Ruth

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — If we said the name Babe Ruth, lots of things would come to mind: baseball legend, the New York Yankees, the Curse of the Bambino. But would you think of the city of Scranton? Well, you should! Despite the rainy weather, baseball fans were pouring into PNC Field in Moosic for an evening Rail Riders game Tuesday night. But while they are here to root on the New York Yankees top minor league team, they are getting […]

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    Hillary, Biden Stop at Private Event in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden spoke for about an hour in Scranton Monday afternoon. After the rally, Clinton and Biden made another stop in the Electric City. The motorcade carrying Clinton and Biden stopped at a home in the city’s Green Ridge section for a private event. Secret service and state police surrounded the home of Virginia McGregor, as cheers were heard from under a tent. The Democratic presidential nominee and the vice president made a […]

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    Lightning Strike At Beltzville State Park May Have Claimed A Life

    BELTZVILLE STATE PARK  – The lightning strike at Beltzville State Park in Carbon County Saturday night may have claimed a life. Park officials confirm that three people were taken to the hospital after lightning struck the lake while people were swimming and the Lehigh County Coroner says one of those people, a 38-year-old man from New Jersey, died at Lehigh Valley Hospital. It was a hot and humid afternoon at Beltzville State Park, making it the perfect day to spend […]