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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
  • Anglers Concerned After Bass Caught In Susquehanna River Tests Positive For Cancer

    There’s an alert for area fishermen and fisherwomen as bass season is set to start next month. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission says a smallmouth bass with a large growth on its lip has now tested positive for a rare cancer. The state Fish and Boat Commission says that bass was caught last year in the Susquehanna River in Dauphin County. For anglers at a trout-stocked pond near Clarks Summit, this news has them very concerned. “We always want […]

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    Mount Carmel Remembers ‘Rapping Granny’ Actress Ellen Albertini Dow

    MOUNT CARMEL — Ellen Albertini Dow, an actress known best for her character roles in movies including “The Wedding Singer” and “Wedding Crashers,” passed away Monday at the age of 101. In the movies, Dow may have been known best as the rapping granny in “The Wedding Singer,” but for her hometown community in Northumberland County, she meant a lot more. “Mrs. Dow came back and decided to set up this a little bit for her home town.” At the […]

  • Republican Challenger For Schuylkill County Row Office Calls Foul On Incumbent

    POTTSVILLE — The primary elections are just two weeks away and one race for a county row office in Schuylkill County has a candidate calling foul on his opponent. The man looking to unseat the current Register of Wills filed a complaint with the District Attorney’s Office Monday. With the primary elections only two weeks away, the race for one row office in Schuylkill County is feeling the pressure. “There`s the seal and nowhere on this document anywhere does it […]

  • DEP Running Air Quality Tests Around Keystone Landfill

    DUNMORE — The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is doing air testing this week in neighborhoods surrounding the Keystone Landfill in Lackawanna County. This comes as DEP is reviewing the landfill’s request to expand the facility . A small box truck was parked in one Dunmore neighborhood Wednesday afternoon brought in by the State Department of Environmental Protection to test the quality of the air. DEP says an infrared light shot from the truck onto a reflection shield was measuring the […]

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    Main Street, Lonesome Road Bridge Set To Close Wednesday

    Crews have just closed the Lonesome Road bridge in Old Forge for construction @WNEP pic.twitter.com/3LhaxbcnGN — Stacy Lange (@stacylange) April 29, 2015 MOOSIC — A busy bridge connecting Moosic to Old Forge is expected to close Wednesday and stay that way for months. PennDOT is starting work to replace that bridge. The signs are posted warning drivers that the bridge where Main Street turns into Lonesome Road in Old Forge will be closed as PennDOT undergoes a bridge replacement project. […]

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    Grand Jury’s Presentment Against Kane Unsealed, What’s Next for the Attorney General?

    SCRANTON — Pennsylvania’s top law enforcement officer, state Attorney General Kathleen Kane, faces even more problems. Kane is fighting allegations she leaked confidential grand jury information and lied about it. Monday, we got a look at exactly why a grand jury recommended she be charged with perjury. It`s more bad news for the embattled top attorney for Pennsylvania. Earlier this year, a grand jury investigating State Attorney General Kathleen Kane recommended she face criminal charges for her role in an […]

  • UPDATE: Harrison Avenue Bridge In Scranton Reopened

    UPDATE April 26 — PennDOT says the bridge reopened around 8 p.m. Sunday. SCRANTON — The busy Harrison Avenue Bridge, which sees tens of thousands of drivers each day, is now officially closed to traffic through the weekend here in Scranton. PennDOT shut down the bridge around 10:30 Friday night as part of an $18 million bridge replacement project that is expected to last through 2017. The nearly 100-year-old bridge connects the city`s Hill Section to the city`s south side […]

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    Where’s The Warm Weather?

    SCRANTON — The month of May is just around the corner, but it certainly doesn’t feel like it. Folks in the Electric City may need to turn up the electricity to battle Thursday night’s unseasonable cold. At Scranton High School, it was a day outside for Track and Field. Unfortunately with snow falling the night before and earlier in the day, this spring time sport had people bundling up against the bitter cold. “It`s freezing. My fingers are numb,” said […]

  • Scranton Police Officer Helps Deliver Baby on City Sidewalk

    SCRANTON — It certainly wasn`t the average day on the job for a Scranton police officer. Officer James Golden was on patrol last Friday when his role quickly shifted from patrolman to stork. He responded to a call for a woman in labor and ended up delivering her baby! Just before 10 a.m. Friday, he responded to a call for a woman in labor and found Mohemi Falcon on the sidewalk on Quincy Avenue in Scranton’s Hill section. “I just […]

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    ‘The Trouble With Cali’ Movie Delivered To Lackawanna County

    SCRANTON — The trouble with getting a copy of the much-talked about movie “The Trouble with Cali” ended Tuesday morning. A half-million dollars of county tax money was used to make the Paul Sorvino film and residents have yet to see the movie or a dime of money, but county commissioners said they received copies of the film on Tuesday. To our knowledge, a short YouTube video is the most anyone in Lackawanna County has seen of the film. The now-infamous […]

  • Man’s Sixth DUI Leads To Deadly Crash

    SWOYERSVILLE — A man in Luzerne County has been arrested on vehicular homicide and drunk driving charges for a deadly crash earlier this year. John Payne of Luzerne is charged with the death of his passenger back in January. This is the sixth time he’s been charged with DUI-related offenses. “Are you sorry about what happened?” “I most certainly am,” Payne apologized for his actions shortly after being arraigned on vehicular homicide and drunk driving charges. Investigators say Payne’s blood-alcohol […]

  • Oscar List at Tunkhannock Film Festival

    TUNKHANNOCK — The 12th Annual Spring Film Festival hosted by the Dietrich Theater has been underway for a week. Organizers of the festival say this is the first year they’ve had so many Oscar-connected movies which has helped boosted ticket sales. They say this year the festival is also running for an extra week with three weeks instead of two. With a stellar list of critically acclaimed and award winning movies in this year spring film festival, movie fans came […]


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