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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
  • University of Scranton Holds Special Mass For Refugee Crisis

    SCRANTON — Just days after President Trump signed an executive order temporarily banning all refugees from entering the United States, people came together not to protest but to pray. The University of Scranton held a special Mass Wednesday evening for those seeking aid here. As hymns were sung, a procession made its way to the altar inside a chapel at the University of Scranton. This Catholic Mass was a special one, held to show that this community stands with the […]

  • Shamokin Mayor Arrested in Connection with Cell Phone Tower Construction

    SHAMOKIN — The mayor of Shamokin has been arrested. Shamokin Mayor Bill Milbrand was charged with 42 counts, 14 of which are felonies. It’s all in connection with the alleged disturbance and vandalism of burial sites in the city. Investigators say the mayor allowed construction crews to cover more than a dozen graves with dirt in the Shamokin Cemetery in order to place a new cell tower there. Some people in Shamokin were shocked to hear the news their mayor […]

  • Pilot Cites Training for Surviving Plane Crash

    FOSTER TOWNSHIP — A pilot is crediting his training for saving his life after his plane crashed Monday afternoon. A single engine Cessna lay crumpled along Route 901 just outside Minersville in Schuylkill County after a crash landing around 2 p.m. Pilot John Ruble says he and a passenger were flying from Allentown to Ohio when suddenly the engine failed. “The engine just completely quit. It was an ignition problem,” said Ruble. “We still had good fuel pressure, so I […]

  • Police: Ambulance EMT Sexually Assaulted Special Needs Patients In His Care

    STROUDSBURG — 31-year-old Matthew Menist of Stroudsburg is facing serious charges for allegedly sexually assaulting three people. Stroud Area Regional Police say Menist works as an EMT for Suburban Ambulance in Stroudsburg and he violated those people when they were patients in his care. People here say if Menist truly did this, he also violated those patients` trust. “I had my mother in a nursing home and I would go visit almost every day and do unexpected visiting just because […]

  • Woman Accused Of Running Prostitution Business In Massage Parlor

    DICKSON CITY —  Donna Venturi, 57,  is now facing prostitution charges and other related offenses. Investigators say clients who bought massages at her Dickson City business, The Ultimate Massage, which is now closed, got more than just a back rub. “I know that it was shut down and it never reopened, once whatever they had done was sufficient to keep it closed,” said Justin Resnick, who owns Resnick’s Mattress Warehouse, which is in the same strip mall as The Ultimate […]

  • Riverside Community Remembering Former Football Player, Former Coach

    TAYLOR — A school district in Lackawanna County is mourning the loss of a former student and stand-out football player. Jim Pietrowski, who graduated from Riverside High School in 2008, died suddenly Tuesday after collapsing at a school in North Carolina at the age of 27. At the Vikings home field in Taylor, his former coaches are still reeling with shock and sadness. “Just sad, just way too young. I feel bad for his family. He has a large family […]

  • Train, SUV Collide in Sunbury

    SUNBURY — A man was sent to a hospital after his vehicle collided with a train in Northumberland County. It happened Tuesday afternoon in Sunbury, causing downtown traffic to be diverted for hours. The crash happened at the intersection of Third and Arch Streets around 3 p.m. People who work nearby say the crash halted the train and brought first responders and onlookers running to the scene. “I was in the middle room here, mopping the floor, and I heard the […]

  • Freezing Rain, Sleet Turns Roads in Freeland into Slushy Mess

    FREELAND — In the higher elevation in Luzerne County, freezing rain and sleet fell on Monday, turning the streets into slushy, wet messes. Plenty of PennDOT trucks were out and about in Freeland, but folks said they were still having a rough time getting around. “The roads are pretty bad out there,” said Lynn Sjogren. “I know the trucks are out, but the roads are pretty bad out there and coming on the highway, even coming up the mountain, coming […]

  • Studios, Area SPCA Cancel Screening Of “A Dog’s Purpose” Due To Controversial Video Showing Handling Of Dog

    LUZERNE COUNTY — The Los Angeles premiere of a new movie is canceled after a controversial video surfaced that shows a dog being repeatedly forced to perform a stunt against its will. Universal Pictures say the film “A Dog’s Purpose” will not open in California after the movie received nationwide backlash to the video. National outrage erupted after the controversial video surfaced showing the handling of a German Shepherd on the set of the movie “A Dog`s Purpose”. The dog, […]

  • What Are People Expecting From A Trump Presidency?

    EXETER — At the Avenue Diner in Exeter, folks were tuning in to the television as Donald Trump addressed the nation following a concert in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. This celebration comes on the eve of the swearing in of the president-elect when Trump will become the 45th leader of the United States of America. Many worry about possible problems during the inauguration ceremony. “I think there`s going to be a lot protests and I`m hoping […]

  • North Schuylkill Elementary Parents React To Mom Attacking School’s Assistant Principal

    POTTSVILLE — One day after police arrested an elementary school parent for allegedly beating her daughter’s assistant vice principal in Schuylkill County, other parents in the North Schuylkill School District are reacting with shock and anger. Pottsville police say Carisa Rhoads attacked Janel Hansbury after a court hearing Tuesday morning. Carisa Rhoads of Frackville is facing numerous charges, including aggravated assault, for allegedly beating up Janel Hansbury, the assistant principal of her daughter`s elementary school in the North Schuylkill School […]

  • Geisinger Health System To Hire More Than 150 Nurses

    WILKES-BARRE — One of our area’s largest employers is planning to take on more hires. Geisinger Health System announced Tuesday it is launching a recruitment effort to hire more than 150 new nurses. Nursing students at Wilkes University were back to work Tuesday evening in the simulation lab after their winter break. The students are in their junior year and say they’re already thinking of the future and what possible jobs will be available when they graduate. Hearing that Geisinger […]