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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
  • Dunmore Adopts “One-Strike” Rule For Drug Activity At Rental Units

    DUNMORE — Officials in Dunmore are sending a strong message to tenants having drug activity inside their rental unit. Adopting a “one-strike and you`re out” rule, borough council said tenants caught with drugs inside their homes will be kicked out and the properties they are renting could be condemned for up to six months. “We don`t want these people coming into our area, setting up shop in an apartment and distributing drugs out of them,” said council member Michael Dempsey. […]

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    Little League Turns 75

    WILLIAMSPORT — Friday marked a major milestone for the Little League Organization in Lycoming County. 75 years ago, Little League got its start in Williamsport. Friday evening, the city threw a major celebration for what is now the largest youth sports organization in the world. West Fourth Street was packed to the gills in Williamsport as a crowd of roughly 900 people gathered outside the Community Arts Center. It was a celebration to mark the 75th anniversary of Little League, […]

  • Fans Camped Out At Pocono Raceway For NASCAR Weekend

    LONG POND — NASCAR fans have descended on the Poconos! The Pocono 400 is just days away but folks are already at Pocono Raceway where the party has begun. The RV`s are parked, the tents are up, and the party has started. Campers said the real way to have a good time is in the infield. “It`s just, you can have more fun. It`s more free to roam around. It`s more people to talk to, and they`re camping and doing […]

  • Alleged Shooter Is In Custody

    ELDRED TOWNSHIP — Police say it was a dispute over drugs that led to a shooting in Monroe County. Police arrested Dylan Frantz, 20, from Eldred Township for allegedly shooting another man around 3 p.m. Thursday along Sycamore Drive near Kunkletown. Investigators say a Frantz shot and wounded Albert Guzman, 22, because the man threatened to kill him after Frantz stole drugs and money from the victim the previous evening. Guzman was taken to the hospital. Dylan Frantz is locked […]

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    Shooting Reported In Monroe County

    ELDRED TOWNSHIP — Troopers have been called to the scene of a reported shooting in Monroe County. It happened after 3 p.m. Thursday on Sycamore Drive near Kunkletown, according to emergency officials. Authorities said one male was shot and flown to the hospital. There is no word if a suspect is in custody and no word on the condition of the victim.

  • WWII Veteran Receives High School Diploma After 71 Years

    WWII Veteran Receives High School Diploma After 71 Years

    SHAMOKIN — A World War II veteran received something he has wanted for more than seven decades: his high school diploma. Joseph Shepos would have graduated from Shamokin Area High School in 1943, but instead, chose to serve overseas. To thunderous applause, Joseph Shepos was wheeled onto the stage at Shamokin Area High School Wednesday evening to get the diploma he would have received 71 years ago. As a member of the graduating class in 1943, the then 17-year-old Shepos […]

  • Mixed Reactions From Local Veterans on Soldier’s Release

    At the American Legion in Swoyersville, members are watching the latest on the news of the release of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who had been held captive by the Taliban for the last five years. Some here are applauding the effort. “We do what we have to do to bring them back,” said one member. However, others feel the Obama administration gave up too much. In exchange for Bergdahl`s release, the U.S. handed over five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo Bay […]

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    “Move Over” Law Protects Troopers, Emergency and Highway Workers

    State police here in Pennsylvania say anytime a trooper has a traffic stop on the highways, they are always in a dangerous situation. As a safety precaution, state law in both New York and Pennsylvania maintains that drivers must “move over” to the opposite lane if there is any type of emergency vehicle in the shoulder. 42-year old Christopher Skinner, a New York State Trooper, was killed on Interstate 81 when he was struck during a traffic stop Thursday afternoon. […]

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    Drivers React To NY State Trooper’s Hit And Run Death

    News of the New York State Trooper`s death quickly spread down the Interstate 81 corridor as drivers from New York came passing through our area. The pit stop just of off Interstate 81 in Great Bend was packed with cars from New York. Many of these drivers just came off the highway from New York and knew the tragic news about the death of a New York State Trooper who was killed in a hit and run. “It`s sad, it […]

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    Viewing, Funeral Service Held For Slain Cab Driver

    SCRANTON — Friends and family came out to a funeral home  in South Scranton to pay their respects to a cab driver whose life was cut short by two gunshots to the back of his head. A viewing and funeral service was held Wednesday night for Vincent Darbenzio. “I’m very angry, to tell you the truth, because this is taking a human life, the way this was, this was senseless,” said John Ketchick of Archbald. The body of Vincent Darbenzio was […]

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    Columbia County D.A.: Police Officer Shooting Justified

    Investigators in Columbia County say a police officer had no choice but to shoot a truck driver after that driver attacked him Monday night. It happened during a traffic stop along Interstate 80 at the Buckhorn exit; now the truck driver remains hospitalized but is expected to live. State police were on scene for hours on the off-ramp from east bound Interstate 80 at the Buckhorn exit Monday night after a police-involved shooting left the driver of a tractor trailer […]

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    16 Year Old Charged In Scranton Cab Driver’s Murder

    SCRANTON — A 16 year old is locked up on murder charges for the shooting death of a cab driver in Scranton. Aazis Richardson was arraigned Friday night on numerous felony charges for killing Vincent Darbenzio early Friday morning. Aazis Richardson is charged with murder in the first, second and third degrees. Police said Richardson was riding in Darbenzio’s cab when Richardson shot him because he felt the driver was trying to overcharge him. “What did you say to him when you […]