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
  • Mandatory Evacuation Lifted in West Pittston

    WEST PITTSTON — UDPATE: West Pittston Mayor Tom Blaskiewicz announced Thursday morning that the mandatory evacuation will be lifted at 11:00 am. Previous Story: The ice jam on the Susquehanna River has now lead to a flooding emergency in a community in Luzerne County. West Pittston officials have issued a mandatory evacuation for areas affected by flooding as water from the Susquehanna River is surging onto some streets. As night fell in West Pittston, the flooding continued to worsen. Wyoming […]

  • 15 Dead Cats, 5 Living Found in House of Filth in Carbon County

    SUMMIT HILL — More than a dozen cats were found dead inside a home described to be a house of filth in Carbon County. The Carbon County Humane Officer says 15 dead cats were removed from that house in Summit Hill. “This is absolutely without a doubt the worst one I’ve seen,” said Carbon County Humane Society Police Officer Donna Crumb as she described what she found inside the house. Crumb said the 15 dead cats were severely neglected without food, […]

  • Dunmore DPW Worker Critically Injured After Falling From Garbage Truck

    DUNMORE — A DPW worker in Lackawanna County is in critical condition after he fell off a garbage truck. Michael Butler, 40, of Dunmore has been hospitalized since the accident last Thursday. Posted on the Facebook site of Michael Butler were messages of support and prayers. Police say the Dunmore DPW worker was seriously injured last Thursday when he fell off the garbage truck he was riding on. Dunmore police say Butler was standing on the back of the truck while […]

  • Kingston Spa Co-Owner Charged With Stealing More Than $100,000 Of Company Money

    KINGSTON — The co-owner of a beauty spa Luzerne County is in hot water, accused of using thousands of dollars of company money on herself. Kingston Police say Judith Cefaly of Mountain Top faces theft charges for stealing more than $100,000 from the Shakti Day Spa in Kingston. Investigators first learned of the alleged crime, reportedly committed by Judith Cefaly of Mountain Top, back in July. Cefaly’s business partner at the spa told police he suspected Cefaly was using a […]

  • Fight Between Four Males Leads to Two Injured, Two in Custody

    HAZLETON — A brawl in Hazleton sent two people to the hospital and two others into police custody. The Hazleton police chief says one victim was stabbed and the other was grazed by a bullet. Hazleton police cruisers sat in the middle of East Green Street for hours on Wednesday. Investigators pulled two teenage boys out of a house after two other males were found injured and sitting in a Jeep around 3:30 p.m. The Hazleton police chief believes there […]

  • Suspect in Turkey Hill Heists in Custody

    SUGARLOAF TOWNSHIP — Police in Luzerne County say they have the man responsible for a string of robberies at the same Turkey Hill near Hazleton. Sugarloaf Township Police arrested John Brogan of Hazleton Tuesday evening, but police say he didn’t go easy. Brogan literally had to be carried into his arraignment as he resisted officers’ attempt to escort him inside. Brogan is accused of robbing the Turkey Hill on Airport Road near Hazleton around 11 a.m. Tuesday and then leading state police […]

  • Still No Explanation on What Led to Murder-Suicide in the Poconos

    COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — There is still no explanation as to what led a man to take the life of 16-year-old girl before killing himself in Monroe County. Police say Freddie Simmons, 63, shot the girl, believed to be his niece, multiple times Friday night before shooting himself. “It’s quite sad. I just moved on the block, nice and quiet and never would have expected something like this,” said neighbor Christian Battle. People living in a quiet cul-de-sac in the Pocono […]

  • Tale Of Two Temperatures In 24 Hours

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Friday’s unseasonably warm weather is coming to an abrupt end. While temperatures were in the 60’s in Lackawanna County, those digits are expected to do a 180 by morning. Call it the tale of two temperatures in 24 hours. Friday’s muggy, rainy weather saw digits up into the 60’s, keeping ice skaters off the slightly melted pond at Hillside Park near Clarks Summit. Some say that’s not good for January. “What happens is it’ll lull you into […]

  • Second Man Admits to Brutal Home Invasion in Lycoming County

    FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP — A second man has admitted to tying up an older couple during a brutal home invasion two years ago. The man robbed them and then set fire to their house as he left. Brian Vroman pleaded guilty to attacking the parents of his friend’s girlfriend in January of 2016. It was two years ago that police and fire crews were called the home of Gary and Linda Inch near Montoursville for a house fire. Police determined that […]

  • People Applaud Governor Wolf’s Harsh Stance Against Opioid, Heroin Epidemic

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — Governor Tom Wolf declared Pennsylvania’s opioid crisis a state emergency. He made the announcement in Harrisburg on Wednesday. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the epidemic claimed 4,600 Pennsylvania lives in 2016, and more than 5,000 last year. “Those who we have lost are not just numbers,” Gov. Wolf said. “They’re mothers. They’re fathers, sons, daughters, family members, neighbors, all of them contributing members of our society. They’re people whose parents and grandparents I have sat with […]

  • WWII Marine’s Remains to be Returned to Family After 75 Years

    JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP — 75 years after he was killed in World War II, a Marine from Lackawanna County is finally coming home to be laid to rest. The remains of Harold Hannon were identified by the Department of Defense and are now being returned to his family in the Moscow area. “For the longest time, it was a mystery. And rumor had it that he may have never made it off the landing craft.” Bill Hannon talks about the decades that […]

  • Three Charged in Alleged Theft of Drugs from Ambulance

    UPDATE (March 13, 2018): Charges have been withdrawn against Kathleen Knecht after the district attorney’s office determined there not enough evidence to convict her. (Original story) HONESDALE, Pa. — Honesdale police accuse three people of stealing drugs from a Commonwealth Health Ambulance back in November, and now, they face charges. Officers were called to the Texas 4 Fire Station on November 25 where it was reported that a bag of pills was taken from that ambulance assigned to Kathleen Knecht. Police say […]