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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
  • Williamsport To Name Street After Officer Killed In 1906

    WILLIAMSPORT — One of Williamsport’s first African-American police officers was given an honor more than 100 years after his death. Officer Thomas Hughes died days after being beaten by an angry mob back in 1906. At a meeting Wednesday evening, city council voted to have a street bear his name. At a meeting Wednesday evening, city council voted to have a street bear his name. “This is my great-grandfather standing in Market Square in 1906, 1905, just before he was […]

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    March Goes Out Like A Lion With Spring Snow Storm

    The Easter flower tents are up. It’s a sure sign that spring has sprung, but apparently Mother Nature decided to pull an April Fools’ Day joke a day early. With April about to start, March went out like a lion. “It’s really, really bad.” In Lewisburg, many people found themselves shocked to still be shoveling snow. “I was really hoping that the last time this came it was done, not so lucky.” “I wasn`t expecting, I thought winter was over. […]

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    Controversial Power Plant Offers Money Incentives

    JESSUP — A controversial power plant proposed for a community in Lackawanna County could mean even more money for residents living there. The company wanting to build the power plant, Invenergy, says if the deal goes through in Jessup, it will commit hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to the borough. Signs all over the borough show a community divided. The issue: a proposed power plant that a Chicago-based energy company wants to build on an industrial site in […]

  • Trooper Hit on I-81 in Schuylkill County

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP — A state trooper was hit by a vehicle and critically injured along Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County. Officials say the trooper was helping a stopped driver when he was hit on the interstate near Frackville. Both southbound lanes of I-81 were closed for more than five hours while the crash was investigated. Traffic was being diverted off the interstate at exit 124, the Saint Clair/Frackville exit as both lanes were closed between there and exit 119. “It’s […]

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    Reaction To German Airplane Crash

    LUZERNE COUNTY — “Overall it’s just a tragic situation.” Jim Gallagher and his brother Michael are the owners and operators of Aviation Technologies Incorporated, a private airport at the Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport. They say the news of the German airline crash in the French Alps was tragic enough; now hearing the co-pilot reportedly deliberately crashed the plane is extremely upsetting. “A pilot’s goal is to perform a service, whether it’s for business or pleasure and their goal is to […]

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    ‘Homework Diner’ Feeds Brains and Families

    SCRANTON — Some elementary students in Scranton are getting a helping hand, filling their brains and their stomachs. An after-school program called Homework Diner has been launched at a school in south Scranton, offering free dinner and free tutoring. At McNichols Plaza Elementary on South Irving Avenue, students were enjoying food, fun, and family. And it’s all for free. Homework Diner runs after school on Mondays and Wednesdays at McNichols Plaza. It provides free tutoring in reading and writing and a […]

  • Alleged ‘Art Thief’ Formally Charged

    STROUDSBURG — Police have arrested an alleged art thief in Monroe County. Amanda Packard, 56, of Canadensis is accused of stealing a painting from the Monroe County Administration building earlier this month. Detectives from the district attorney`s office say Packard was caught on camera removing the painting from the building and then caught on camera again trying to return it. Investigators in Monroe County have now formally charged Packard. “I have no idea why she would take that painting,” said […]


    Wall on Route 435 Bridge Collapses

    ELMHURST TOWNSHIP — PennDOT has put an emergency repair plan in place after a bridge partially collapsed Monday afternoon in Lackawanna County. It happened around 3 p.m. Monday near Elmhurst. Crews from PennDOT were out along a bridge on Route 435 in Elmhurst Township after its retaining wall fell into Roaring Brook. Inspectors were out along the bridge, checking to see how bad the damage was. For folks passing through, they were shocked to see the ground under the bridge […]

  • Girardville St. Pat’s Parade Still On!

    GIRARDVILLE — The wintry weather may have put a damper on things for some on Friday but folks in Schuylkill County say it’s not going to affect their parade. The 12th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day parade is still on for Girardville set to step off Saturday at noon. With the big Irish shindig planned for this sleepy coal community in Schuylkill County, the cavalry came rolling through, plowing the several inches of snow that fell from this wintry blast. Parade […]

  • Old Forge Lady Devils Going To State Championship Again!

    OLD FORGE — A girls’ basketball team in Lackawanna County got a heroes’ sendoff Thursday night as they prepare to head to the state championship game in Hershey. This is the second year in a row the Old Forge Lady Devils will play for the state title. School spirit was rallied to a frenzy at Old Forge High School. For the team, all this school pride makes them feel they`ve already won. “Just now they`re hanging stuff up behind me […]

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    Scranton Business Owners Agree With Biden’s Vision Of Hope

    SCRANTON — Tuesday’s vice presidential visit from Scranton native Joe Biden left behind a message of hope and opportunity, both for our country and for the city he once called home. Biden made that impassioned speech to the crowd at the annual Friendly Sons of St. Patrick dinner Tuesday night. Biden acknowledged the hard financial times the city has faced for decades but reminded folks about the hard work our founding fathers, including Irish immigrants, did to build both Scranton and […]

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    Vice President Biden Speaks at Friendly Sons Dinner

    DICKSON CITY — Vice President Joe Biden returned to his native northeastern Pennsylvania Tuesday. Biden is the guest speaker for the 110th annual Friendly Sons of St. Patrick dinner. The doors opened around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and the ballroom at Genetti Manor in Dickson City quickly filled up. The vice president arrived around 7:30 p.m. He spoke to the crowd around 10:30 p.m. for about 40 minutes. Approximately 1,300 men were on hand for the event. Biden said he loved […]


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