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.

Recent Articles
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    Mother, Daughter Dead in Carbon County Crash

    NESQUEHONING — A mother and her daughter are dead, and two other children were hurt after a crash in Carbon County. That crash happened around 4 p.m. Friday on Route 93 in Nesquehoning. Police said Ana Iris Luna Hernandez, 36, of Hazleton was killed when her car crashed into a tree. She was driving only with a learner’s permit. Her 18-year-old daughter, Allejandra Luna was also killed. Two kids in the back seat were flown to the hospital for treatment. […]

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    Making a Splash in the Poconos

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — With the scorching temperatures this weekend, many folks will be looking for ways to beat the heat. Some people in the Poconos are turning the hot sun into fun at a waterpark. The sun may be scorching above, but it’s not bothering any of the relief seekers at Camelbeach in the Poconos. “Always remember to have fun in the sun. I’ve traveled two hours and it’s definitely worth it,” said Gage Conway of Mill Hall. “It was […]

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    Thousands Visit ‘Moving Wall,’ Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica

    PALMERTON — Thousands of people came out to the park in Palmerton to walk along the Moving Wall, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C., on its first night here in the borough. “These men, they weren’t even men most of them, they were just young kids right out of high school signed up and they gave their lives for this country, to keep us safe and free,” said Donna Horn. Many of the people here […]


    Active Shooter Seminar Held to Educate Residents if Faced with a Gunman

    WYOMING — From San Bernardino, California to Orlando, Florida, to a sniper in Dallas, Texas opening fire and targeting police just this month; the mass shootings in our country are becoming a regular occurrence. “Columbine really changed the way law enforcement responded to active shooter situations,” said Wyoming Police Chief Michael Flanagan In light of those shooting, Flanagan decided to take action. He held his first active shooter seminar at the Wyoming Hose Company to educate residents on what to […]

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    Clinton Campaign Opens Office in Scranton; Democrats, Republicans Discuss Conventions

    SCRANTON — It was a packed room on North Washington Avenue as Hillary Clinton’s new campaign office opened in Scranton Tuesday evening. The event comes as democrats are gearing up for their national convention in Philadelphia next week. Patrick Joyce is a volunteer from Moosic and can’t wait to see Clinton accept the democratic presidential nomination. “We are so thrilled that we’ll have our first woman candidate for president and somebody who have so much experience, so much knowledge, so […]

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    Residents Get Final Chance to Sound off on Proposed Landfill Expansion

    THROOP — Speaker after speaker went before representatives from the state Department of Environmental Protection to voice their feelings about a proposed expansion of the Keystone Sanitary Landfill. “I implore you to deny this expansion, to choose the hard right over the easy wrong,” said Katharine Spanish from Dunmore. “Please, I implore you to deny this expansion. Enough is enough. Thank you,” said Vince Amato from Dunmore. The landfill is seeking permission from DEP to expand its facility vertically by […]

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    Friends, Family Plant Cross for Man Who Died in Crash

    GIBSON TOWNSHIP — For friends and family members of Andrew Mazza, mourning his death is not how they expected to spend Andrew’s 24th birthday. Instead of celebrating, they were raising a cross at the spot of a car crash that claimed Andrew’s life. “Everyone here, everyone misses him. He’s an unbelievable person,” said Chris Mazza, Andrew’s cousin. Andrew died after the car he was riding in ended up in a creek on its roof after the driver, 20-year-old Jonathan Yacinovich, was […]

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    Rescue Calls To Glen Onoko Overwhelming Volunteer Fire Department

    JIM THORPE — Since the start of the summer season, there have been several rescue calls at Glen Onoko Falls, including one death. Volunteers with the Jim Thorpe Fire Department say those calls are tying up much of their job time and its overwhelming their limited manpower. Now Jim Thorpe Council is asking the state to help with this burden. Volunteer firefighters from Jim Thorpe and the surrounding communities were called to the Glen Onoko Falls in May after two […]

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    Proposed Power Plant Gets Greenlight To Move Forward

    ARCHBALD — Plans for a proposed power plant in Lackawanna County got the green light to move forward. At a meeting Wednesday night, Archbald council voted to change the zoning in an industrial park where an energy company wants to build. But for the residents who packed the meeting, this decision was a bad one. Folks were fired up over the thought that a power plant could someday be a part of their community. “We want what we moved here […]

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    Friends, Neighbors In Grief After Couple Dies In Crash

    SAINT CLAIR — 87-year-old John Yanchulis and his wife, 82-year-old Jean Yanchulis, died after a horrific crash at an intersection in Saint Clair. Police say Jean had been turning left off of busy Rt. 61 and onto East Russell Street when a  Jeep Liberty slammed into the passenger side of Yanchulis`s car, where John was sitting. Vicki Hesse came upon the crash moments after it happened and tried to comfort the elderly couple while waiting for help to arrive. “I […]

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    Community Remembers Infant ‘Baby Mary’ on 15th Anniversary of Murder

    SHAMOKIN DAM — A solemn ceremony for a baby murdered 15 years ago was held Monday night in Snyder County. The newborn girl known as “Baby Mary” was found in the garbage in Sunbury in 2001. Her death led to the state’s so-called Safe Haven Law. “A precious life lost too soon.” It was a somber gathering at the Orchard Hills Memorial Cemetery in Shamokin Dam to remember an infant taken from this world just minutes after she entered it. […]

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    Area Police Respond to Officers Killed in Sniper Attack in Dallas

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY — After a night of terror and chaos in Dallas, Texas, five police officers are now dead and several injured after a sniper allegedly opened fire targeting police. “It’s devastating, I’ve been on this job for 31 years, I never thought I’d see police being targeted at the rate that we’re being targeted today,” said Wyoming Police Chief Michael Flanagan. Flanagan says in light of recent mass shootings, including the one in Orlando last month, he is holding […]