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.

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    County Employee Talks About New Consolidated Government Building

    SCRANTON — Anyone looking for a copy of their mortgage or deed in Lackawanna County can find it at the Lackawanna County Gateway Center in Scranton. That’s where the county’s Recorder of Deeds Office is located but it won’t be in the next few years. It is set to relocate to the former Globe store building on Wyoming Avenue. “So, you know it’s our third time moving,” said Deputy Recorder Colleen Eagen Gerrity. She says her office is used to […]

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    Circus Elephants Taking Final Bow At Mohegan Sun Arena

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — After nearly 150 years, it’s the final curtain call for elephants with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. “I said, are you ready for the greatest show on earth?” yelled the barker into the crowd at Mohegan Sun Arena. That phrase can only mean one thing; the circus is back in town. “It’s absolutely wonderful to see all the performers and the costumes and the acts. It’s just fantastic. We’re so thrilled to be here […]

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    Mahanoy City Police Chief Abruptly Retires, Police Corporal Suspended By Council

    MAHANOY CITY — Two members of a police department in Schuylkill County are off the force. Mahanoy City Borough Council held an emergency meeting Wednesday evening where they accepted the abrupt retirement of the Mahanoy City police chief and voted to suspend a police corporal with pay. This development comes as the Schuylkill County District Attorney says thousands of dollars seized by the police department are unaccounted for. Mahanoy City Police Corporal Michael Dissinger told Newswatch 16 he had no […]

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    Republican Race for A.G. Goes to Rafferty

    SCRANTON — John Rafferty is set to take the Republican race for Pennsylvania Attorney General. Rafferty, a State Senator representing parts of Berks, Chester, and Montgomery Counties has a strong lead, based on unofficial returns, over Joe Peters, a Scranton native and Wyoming County resident. Peters called Rafferty to concede. “I called Sen. Rafferty and congratulated him, conceded the race and wished him well. We made a statement. This was an incomprehensible task, almost, against an opponent that has been […]

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    Supporters Line Up for Hours Ahead of Donald Trump Visit to Luzerne County

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — On the eve of the Pennsylvania primary, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made an 11th-hour pitch for votes at Mohegan Sun Arena near Wilkes-Barre. While the main event was inside, there was plenty of action outside. Trump protesters exchanged jabs with supporters, and then there were plenty of people not too happy about getting shut out. With the excitement of a pre-concert tailgate, Trump supporters lined up as early as eight hours before his evening appearance. “Well for […]

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    Hillary Clinton Rallying in Dumore

    DUNMORE — Pennsylvania’s primary election is on Tuesday and the candidates are crisscrossing the Keystone State. Hillary Clinton stopped in Dunmore. “Wow, it is so great to be back in northeastern Pennsylvania, to be here in Dunmore!” That was Hillary Clinton as she addressed the enthusiastic crowd at Dunmore High School Friday night, as folks packed into the gymnasium, ready to welcome Clinton back home. The democratic presidential hopeful stumped in the community that neighbors her father hometown of Scranton […]


    Keystone State “Key” In Primary Tuesday

    DUNMORE — The presidential primary in Pennsylvania is a little more complicated than other states, especially for Republicans. They need to do more than just vote for the candidate they support; the delegates they choose can be even more important. At Two Brothers Pizza in Dunmore, the “H” shape of a buffalo chicken pizza tray doesn’t stand for “hot” — it’s Hillary Clinton’s campaign logo, as the Democratic presidential candidate is set to visit Bucktown tomorrow. “In honor of Hillary […]

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    Williamsport Black Community Leaders React to Harriet Tubman on $20 Bill

    WILLIAMSPORT — A historical marker stands at an African American cemetery on symbolically named Freedom Road in Williamsport. Buried here are the bodies of African American slaves, some of whom fought in the Civil War after escaping to freedom in Pennsylvania. “They were brought up from the South and after the war, they lived here and died here and were buried here,” said Richard James, a leader in the black community. James says Williamsport has a deep African-American history. Some of […]

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    Bernie Sanders Rally Draws Hundreds of Students at Penn State

    UNIVERSITY PARK — The Pennsylvania primary is next Tuesday and one Democratic presidential candidate had supporters “feeling the Bern” in central Pennsylvania. Bernie Sanders made a stop at Penn State’s main campus, which drew hundreds of college students. There was a raucous rally cry from Sanders’ supporters as the Democratic presidential candidate took the stage at Rec Hall at Penn State University. “So next Tuesday, let us have the highest voter turnout in Pennsylvania history,” Sanders said to his supporters. […]

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    RailRiders Adding More ‘Bark in the Park’ at PNC Field

    MOOSIC — It was a perfect spring night to take in a ball game with your best friend at PNC Field. Especially if your buddy happens to have four legs! As the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders took the field against the Buffalo Bisons, the fans couldn’t contain their excitement as tails were wagging like crazy. For “Bark in the Park” night, man and man’s best friend could watch the New York Yankees top minor league team together. This season, the RailRiders are […]


    Tattoo Convention Brings Hundreds To Downtown Scranton

    SCRANTON — Ink was flowing in Scranton, which means a lot of green for the Electric City. The annual Electric City Tattoo Convention kicked off Friday evening at the Hilton on Adams Avenue, and it means big business for downtown shop owners. It’s the seventh year for the ever-growing event that brings in veteran tattoo-lovers to those just getting started. “I’ve just been really into tattoos for like a really long time, and my first one was actually just three months ago so […]


    PennDOT: Big Rigs Unsafe For Route 93, Broad Mountain

    NESQUEHONING — A dangerous stretch of road in Carbon County has caught the attention of state and local officials. It was after a third tractor-trailer crashed on Route 93 in Nesquehoning in three days that prompted PennDOT to act. The other two rig crashes happened near the intersection of busy Route 209 as those trucks also lost control of their brakes. PennDOT say is something has to be done. People living here say they’ve been saying that for some time.“Someone’s going to […]


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