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
  • SPCA of Luzerne County to Charge Municipalities for Strays Starting April 1

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Stray animals are soon going to cost area communities money starting this Sunday in Luzerne County. The SPCA of Luzerne County says it can no longer afford to take in animals for free and will now charge municipalities for animals it takes in. The sign is posted at the front desk of the SPCA of Luzerne County, showing the thousands of stray animals taken in just in 2017 and the hundreds already taken in this year. But […]

  • Easter Feast Prompts Last-minute Shoppers Mad Dash

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. — Many of us will be sitting down for a big family meal this Easter Sunday, which means many people spent their day Friday in a mad dash of last-minute shopping. At Gerrity’s Supermarket in Moosic, the celebration of Easter means one thing: ham. “Well, that’s the main thing is hams, kielbasa, buying some prime rib roast,” said Ken Keeler, who works in Gerrity’s meat department. “But mostly hams.” Folks were packing into the grocery store on […]

  • Armed Homeowner Chases Off Armed Intruder

    BENTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — State police were called to the home of Mark Zika in a rural community in Columbia County for the report of a burglary. Investigators say Zika returned to his home on Blueberry Lane in Benton Township around 3 p.m. yesterday only to find a man in his basement. The would-be burglar then ran outside and Zika confronted him. That’s when police say the intruder pointed a handgun at Zika but took off after Zika fired warning […]

  • Scranton School Board Approves Budget, Teacher Furloughs

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The Scranton School Board voted unanimously on a roughly $161 million budget which calls for the furloughs of 51 teachers and cuts to some programs. Many who spoke before the vote at Wednesday night’s meeting begged the board to reconsider. “When you go into the classrooms where there are no teachers, don’t say, ‘Where’s the teacher?’ Say ‘Where was my brain when the people in this district said don’t do it.’ I’m telling you, don’t do it,” […]

  • Robbers Attack Man, Use His Card to Withdraw Cash from ATM

    STROUD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Police in Monroe County are looking for two men who are accused of brutally assaulting a 20-year-old victim inside the parking garage at the Stroud Mall. Investigators say the men forced the victim into his own car at gunpoint and made him withdraw money from an ATM Stroud Area Regional Police say the victim was walking in the lower parking deck at the Stroud Mall around 6:30 p.m. on March 20. Two men forced the victim […]

  • Two Turnpike Toll Plazas Going Cashless in Lackawanna County

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Changes are coming to two toll plazas on the Northeast Extention of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Lackawanna County. In about a month, a few things will be missing from the toll plaza at the Clark Summit and Keyser Avenue exits: a cash lane, coin baskets, stop signs, and toll collectors. The Turnpike Commission says by April 29, the Clark Summit and Keyser Avenue toll plazas will be cashless. Some aren’t looking forward to the change. “We’ve […]

  • Texting, Speeding Driver Charged For Deadly Crash In Columbia County

    MONTOUR TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A woman is facing felony charges in Columbia County for her role in a deadly multi-vehicle crash. Sarah Conrad of Bloomsburg was charged with homicide by vehicle for causing that chain reaction crash on Route 11. Investigators say it was a four vehicle crash along Route 11 just outside Bloomsburg that claimed the life of 28-year-old Andrew Protsko and injured several others on December 20th, 2016. Now a little more than a year later, investigators have […]

  • Superintendent Says Students Are Armed with Rocks In Case of a School Shooting

    SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, Pa. — There’s a rocky controversy when it comes to school safety in Schuylkill County. The superintendent of the Blue Mountain School District is in the spotlight after telling lawmakers in Harrisburg his students protect themselves against potential school shooters with rocks. “Every classroom has been equipped with a five-gallon bucket of river stone. If an armed intruder attempts to gain entrance into any of our classrooms, they will face a classroom full students armed with rocks and […]

  • Truckers Sit Idle as Commercial Vehicles Banned on Interstates

    WAYNE COUNTY, Pa. — At Twin Rocks Diner near Lake Ariel off Interstate 84 in Wayne County, several tractor trailer drivers were sitting as idle as their trucks parked outside. With a ban in place since 8 p.m. Tuesday night restricting all commercial vehicles from Interstates 84 and 380, there was simply no place to go. “I need to get to Connecticut,” said truck driver Kevin Walker. “I got to be there at 6 in the morning and I’d like to […]

  • PennDOT Explains How Trucking Companies Get Notified About Highway Restrictions During Storms

    DUNMORE, Pa. — With an 8 p.m. ban now in place, certain vehicles are now restricted from entering the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Clarks Summit. That includes tractor trailers with empty trailers or double trailers and RVs. PennDOT also has the same restrictions on most interstates in northeastern Pennsylvania with monitors keeping a close eye on traffic inside PennDOT’s operations center in Dunmore. PennDOT spokesperson James May says they have multiple ways of alerting trucking companies about the ban. […]

  • ESU Women’s Basketball Manager Meets Her Idol, NBA Star Steph Curry

    EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. — The manager of the women’s basketball team at East Stroudsburg University got treated to an experience of a lifetime, meeting her idol, NBA star Steph Curry. Rachel Grace was flown to a Golden State Warriors game last week by Curry himself after he saw a video of her professing her love for him. ESU team manager Rachel Grace got to meet her hero Friday night. Thanks so much to @StephenCurry30 for making her dream come true! — […]

  • Red Cross Honors Heroes Who Go Above And Beyond To Help, Rescue

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — It was an evening of honoring heroes in Luzerne County Thursday night at Mohegan Sun Pocono. The Red Cross held its annual “Heroes Celebration” award ceremony to recognize those who went above and beyond last year, to provide aid or rescue to someone in need. Army Sergeant First Class Estevan Azocar of West Pittston received the Good Samaritan Hero award for rescuing a couple from a disabled car on Interstate 80 last May; that car had started […]