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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
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    Penn State Fans Headed To The Rose Bowl

    WILKES-BARRE — It’s a big weekend for Penn State fans. With the Rose Bowl just days away in California, folks in our area are shipping out west to watch the Nittany Lions take the field. For many PSU fans, this is the comeback they’ve been waiting for. It`s pretty obvious Jodi and Don Walp of Berwick can`t wait to root on Penn State as the Nittany Lions take field in the Rose Bowl in California. “To rally back and wind […]

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    Electric City Is Getting Ready To Ring In The New Year

    SCRANTON –The countdown to the New Year is now just two days away! With New Year’s Eve falling on a Saturday, restaurants and hotels in Scranton’s downtown are expecting business to be booming. This Saturday, folks across Northeastern and central Pennsylvania will be celebrating on New Year`s Eve, waiting for the moment to say: “Happy New Year!” So as the countdown to the big night winds down, what`s the big plan to ring in 2017? “We`re still not sure as […]

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    Scranton Police Investigating Reported Robbery In Hill Section

    SCRANTON — Scranton police are investigating the report of a robbery in the city’s Hill Section. A man told police he was robbed by two people while walking along East Gibson street around 7 o’clock Tuesday night. For people living in this part of the city`s Hill Section, the news isn`t exactly surprising. “Around Scranton, up here in the Hills, you always hear something like that. You know, you hear someone getting mugged, or a car broken in or someone […]

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    Vehicle Vandals Cause Damage in the Poconos

    TOBYHANNA –Commuters returning home in the Poconos after work in New York City Tuesday evening got a shocking welcome home. Many found their vehicles had been badly vandalized! The damage was done in a Martz commuter lot in Tobyhanna sometime Tuesday morning. After a long day at work in the Big Apple, this was the last thing these commuters wanted to see when returning back to their cars here in Tobyhanna. Several vehicles had multiple windows smashed out and their […]

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    Favorite Stories 2016: Program Honors Veterans on Anniversary of Vietnam War

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    Pittston Police Investigating Report Of Attempted Abduction Of Teenage Girl

    PITTSTON — Police in one Luzerne County community are looking into a report of a brazen abduction attempt. Officers in Pittston say a 15-year-old girl told them a man tried to force her into his car on a very busy city street, right in broad daylight! Pittston police are looking for the black BMW seen in a surveillance picture and want to talk with the man driving when the picture was taken. Police say this car was reportedly involved in an […]

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    Police Catch Man Accused of Choking Infant and Escaping Police Custody

    WILKES-BARRE — Police caught a man who they said escaped their custody last month after he was arrested for attempting to strangle a 6 month old. Derek Reich, 26, has been caught again after being on the run from Wilkes-Barre authorities for exactly two weeks. On December 5, Reich was arrested for allegedly choking a 6-month-old girl at a home on Barney Street in Wilkes-Barre as well as attacking a woman when she tried to stop him. When an officer […]

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    Couple Loses Home to Blaze as Firefighters Battle Flames and Freezing Temps

    SLOCUM TOWNSHIP — A couple in Luzerne County is dealing with the devastating loss of their home after a fire tore through the second floor and up through the roof. That fire broke out in Slocum Township Friday afternoon, destroying everything inside, including the family’s pets. Huge flames and thick smoke shot from this house as fire tore through the second floor on Lilly Lake Road. Dozens of volunteer fire companies rushed to the scene. “Around 2:30, we were notified […]

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    Star Wars Fans Turn Out In “Force” For Opening Of “Rogue One”

    MOOSIC — The Force was clearly with fans as they packed into the Cinemark Theater in Moosic for the opening of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”. “Pretty much Star Wars is the greatest film series ever made,” said Casey Lucas from West Pittston. But “Rogue One” is different than the other seven Star Wars in that this is an independent movie; it’s not part of the series of episodes. So, this is not a sequel to “The Force Awakens” […]

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    Duryea Police Investigating Rash Of Vehicle Break-ins

    DURYEA — Police in Luzerne County are looking into a rash of vehicle break-ins that all happened in the overnight hours. Duryea police are putting residents on alert after they say more than a dozen cars were reported to have been entered and ransacked. Sometime in the overnight hours, the chief says at least 14 vehicles were reportedly broken into. Michelle Reviollo says her car was one of them as well as others on her block. “When I woke up […]

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    State Police: Six Gas Station Convenience Marts Burglarized in Two Counties

    DELAWARE WATER GAP — Investigators believe at least six convenience stores in two counties were broken into in the overnight hours. The break-ins were reported in both Monroe and Pike Counties and state police believe it’s the same person who did them. State police believe the man caught on a surveillance camera is responsible for breaking into six convenience stores in two counties within a five-hour time span. The first break-in happened Monday at 11:36 p.m. at a Gulf Gas […]

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    Tempers Flare Over Ongoing Teachers Strike

    DALLAS TOWNSHIP — Teachers in the Dallas School District have been on the picket line for roughly a month, putting 2,700 students out of school. Tempers boiled over at the school board meeting Monday night as outraged parents demanded their children get back to classes. “As a parent, I want my kids back in school. I am tired of the games that are being played,” said parent Susan Allen. Teachers went on strike last month. The board says according to […]