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
  • 12-Year-Old Little Leaguer Dedicates Game Balls To Aunt, Cousins After Deadly Crash

    SCRANTON — Just days after a deadly crash claimed the life of an 8-year-old girl and hospitalized her mother and sister, their young cousin is making an emotional plea for the community to pray for his family. 12-year-old Yensen Pedraza even dedicated his baseball game last night to his relatives. The crowd went wild as Pedraza hit a home run during the North Scranton Little League game last night. Along with the homer, Yensen played an amazing game. As pitcher, […]

  • Luzerne County Officials Take Steps to Settle Decade-Long Lawsuit

    LUZERNE COUNTY — Luzerne County officials took a step to settle a nearly decade-long lawsuit against Lackawanna County. That suit was filed in 2010 over the sale of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders to the New York Yankees. With a majority vote of seven to four, the Luzerne County Council made the decision to settle a seven-year lawsuit against Lackawanna County for $4 million. “Lackawanna County has made a proposal, Luzerne County will be voting on that proposal tonight,” said Luzerne County Manager […]

  • Police: Mom Left 3 Year Old Alone in Vehicle While Shopping at Walmart

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Police say a mother was cited for leaving her 3-year-old child alone in a locked vehicle in Luzerne County. Wilkes-Barre Township police say some shoppers noticed something very disturbing in the Walmart parking lot: a young child sleeping inside a vehicle with no one else with him. “That’s crazy, should not be happening. Take your kid with you,” said Carrie Modzelewski of Wilkes-Barre. They called 911. Police, EMS, and the township’s fire department all responded. “When we got […]

  • Pounding the Pavement to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

    SCRANTON — People pounded the pavement in purple Saturday morning along the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail all to fight pancreatic cancer. Saturday was the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s annual PurpleStride 5K in Scranton, where runners and walkers raise money to fight the deadly disease. This year the effort raised more than $108,000. WNEP-TV is a proud media sponsor and our Newswatch 16’s Peggy Lee once again emceed the event here in Lackawanna County.

  • Search Warrant Shows Chilling Account of Weis Shooting from Sole Survivor

    EATON TOWNSHIP — We are learning more about that terrifying night when a gunman opened fire in a grocery store, killing three co-workers before taking his own life. Now, a search warrant shows a fifth co-worker managed to escape, and she gives a chilling account of what happened inside the Weis Market. State police accuse Randy Stair of gunning down three of his co-workers inside the Weis Market near Tunkhannock before taking his own life, during an overnight shift Wednesday. […]

  • State Police Describe Night Of Terror Inside Weis Market During Killing Spree

    EATON TOWNSHIP — Nearly 24 hours after 24-year-old Randy Stair opened fire inside a Weis Market near Tunkhannock, investigators are painting a picture of a night of terror inside the store. State police say Stair fired off nearly 60 shots, killing three co-workers before turning the gun on himself and taking his own life. Other employees heard about the deaths of their colleagues on their way into work. “As I pulled in, people were calling me on my way to […]

  • WWII Veteran Finally Gets High School Diploma More Than 70 Years Later

    COAL TOWNSHIP — One day after the anniversary of D-Day, a World War II veteran in Northumberland County is marking another major milestone. Elmer Shinskie never graduated from high school as he was drafted into the war. “It is my sincere privilege to welcome Elmer Shinskie,” said Shamokin Area High School Principal Chris Venna. And with that Elmer Shinskie officially became a graduate of Shamokin Area High School. The 92-year-old World War II veteran was handed his high school diploma on stage […]

  • Harveys Lake Police Chief to Residents After Thieves Get into Vehicles: Lock Your Doors

    HARVEYS LAKE — Residents in one community in Luzerne County are being put on alert to make sure they lock their homes and vehicles. The Harveys Lake police chief says within the past month, items have been taken out of cars and two vehicles have even been stolen from driveways. “I feel we have a safe community, but we as residents are allowing the crime to happen because we’re not locking our cars or locking our houses.” That’s the message from […]

  • Pharmacist Charged with Stealing Thousands of Pills

    SCRANTON — A pharmacist in Scranton is accused of stealing thousands of prescription drugs from the place where he worked. Keith Carson of Dunmore was arraigned Monday night at the Lackawanna County Courthouse. Carson is facing several charges for allegedly stealing thousands of prescription drugs from the Rite Aid in downtown Scranton where he worked. Scranton police say Carson stole the pills over the course of three years. Investigators say from 2013 through 2016, he stole thousands of pills, including […]

  • PSU Students: New Strict Regulations On Greek Community “Long Overdue”

    STATE COLLEGE — Penn State University laid out strict regulations for the university’s Greek life in an effort to reform fraternities and sororities. These new rules come after a pledge died at fraternity following a hazing ritual in February. The death of 19-year-old Penn State sophomore Timothy Piazza following a hazing ritual at Beta Theta Pi in February is bringing sweeping changes to the Greek community at Penn State University. New strict regulations were announced by university President Eric Barron, […]

  • Delaware River Water Supply Will Continue Despite Multi-State Agreement Fails To Renew

    BUCKINGHAM TOWNSHIP — The groups controlling water flow on the upper Delaware River failed to reach an agreement before midnight last night. It sounds like a bad thing for businesses along the river, but as Newswatch 16 found out — that’s not the case. At the Delaware River Club, two fly fishermen were packed up and headed out for a day on the water in northern Wayne County. The parking area was packed at the boat launch near the Whitetail […]

  • Boy Hurt in Parade Released from Hospital and Recovering at Home

    SHAMOKIN — The 10-year-old boy was who injured in a parade last Friday in Northumberland County is out of the hospital and now recovering at home. Aaron Leffler was hurt after a float carrying his baseball team ran over him during a festival in Shamokin. Leffler was sporting a “thumbs up” from his hospital bed in pictures taken at Geisinger Medical Center near Danville with his baseball coach at his side. Those pictures were taken on Monday. Now just two days […]