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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
  • Non-profit Fundraiser Helps Showcase Scranton’s Growth In Downtown Living

    SCRANTON — The city of Scranton got to showcase its recent growth of downtown living Friday night, offering a tour of eight historic buildings that are all in the process of being refurnished with modern apartments. This comes as the city is attempting to tackle a controversial recovery plan to get out of its financial hole. As folks took a look around these newly modeled apartments at the Bittenbender Building on Franklin Avenue, many were impressed; some downright shocked. “This […]

  • Scranton Commuters To Pay City Wage Tax

    SCRANTON — Non-residents who work in Scranton will soon have to pay a city wage tax. City council voted Thursday night to impose a commuter tax starting in October. For people who come to the city of Scranton for work, you will be shelling out more in taxes. “Yes, I hereby declare 7-A legally adopted,” said Council president Bob McGoff. Scranton city council voted four to one to impose a commuter tax on non-residents under Act 205 legislation despite opposition […]

  • Woman Who Made Harassing 911 Calls Tells Her Side

    MOUNT CARMEL — The woman in Northumberland County accused of making several harassing calls to 911 is now telling her side of the story. Bonnie Ziegler of Mount Carmel was charged for calling 911 seven times in a three-hour period. Ziegler said the night she made those calls she felt she had been pushed to her limit. She said she’s had ongoing problems with her neighbors and police have failed to stop it. She said she kept calling 911 because […]

  • Mount Carmel Woman Arrested For Harassing 911 Calls

    MOUNT CARMEL — A woman from Northumberland County is in trouble with the law after placing a series of harassing phone calls to police. Bonnie Ziegler, 52, of Mount Carmel is facing charges of simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment. Police said Ziegler called 911 seven times in a three-hour period, once to say she was dying, another to say she was mad police broke her door when they came to help her. Tim Weaver heard all about those calls […]

  • Murder Victim’s Neighbors React To Homicide Charges

    MILLVILLE — The ex-wife of a murder victim in Columbia County is now being charged for his death. Maria Sanutti-Spencer, 49, is accused of homicide and arson in the death of Frank Spencer two years ago. State investigators said Sanutti-Spencer’s father is wanted on the same charges. The state attorney general’s office said Sanutti-Spencer and her father, Anthony Rocco Franklin, 72, terrorized Spencer for years, even setting fire to his home. Spencer was found shot execution style inside his home […]

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    Police Chief Says Politics Played Role In Firing

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — A police chief in one township in Luzerne County was suddenly fired Friday morning. Robert Avvisato confirmed he was terminated at a special meeting with the Pittston Township Supervisors and no reason was given. However, this came as Avvisato said he was about to enter into arbitration with the supervisors over complaints they’ve made against him. “This is politics, this is just a show of what politics are,” Avvisato said. Avvisato said he’s still reeling after his […]

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    Scranton Real Estate Owner Appointed To City Council

    SCRANTON — The city of Scranton now has a full council as the fifth member was selected Thursday night. Council voted to appoint Scranton businessman Wayne Evans to fill the seat vacated by Jack Loscombe earlier this month. Wayne Evans will soon be the fifth member of Scranton City Council. He sat down with Newswatch 16 at his real estate office on Pittston Avenue shortly after hearing the news he was chosen to fill the open seat. “I have a […]

  • Woman In Schuylkill County Says She Is Victim Of Home Repair Fraud

    NUREMBURG — A woman in Schuylkill County said she was a victim of a contractor charged in Lackawanna County for home repair fraud. Joseph Senese was arrested yesterday by county detectives on felony charges he bilked eight people out of money they paid for him to work on their homes, work that he never did. A day after his arrest, Gloria Demansky of Nuremburg told Newswatch 16 he did the same thing to her three years ago. Demansky said she […]

  • Home Contractor Arrested For Bilking Customers

    TAYLOR — A man is locked up in Lackawanna County on felony charges he scammed at least eight people out of hundreds of dollars for home repairs he never did. Investigators arrested Joseph Senese of Taylor Tuesday on charges of fraud and believe he stole a combined total of $15,000 from his victims. Joseph Senese is locked up at the Lackawanna County Prison for allegedly scamming eight people out of thousands of dollars for home repair work he promised but […]

  • Congressman Tom Marino’s Staffer Arrested

    A member of U.S. Congressman Tom Marino’s staff was arrested Friday morning and charged with allegedly bringing a gun into a Capitol building in Washington D.C. Marino represents the 10th District in Pennsylvania, covering 15 counties, including Lycoming County. Ryan Shucard was escorted by U.S. Capitol Police after his arrest in Washington D.C. Police said Shucard, a member of Congressman Tom Marino’s staff, was caught carrying a 9 mm handgun and ammunition into the Cannon House building during the required […]

  • Scranton Commuter Tax Passes First Round Of Votes

    SCRANTON — Scranton is one step closer to imposing a commuter tax on non-residents who work in the city. City council approved the first reading of the ordinance with a vote of two to one at its meeting Thursday night. “The ayes have it, so approved,” said council vice president Pat Rogan. With a vote of two to one, Scranton City Council approved the first reading of the commuter tax, which now introduces the ordinance for discussion. Council believes the […]

  • Jason Dominick Profiting From Frank Bonacci Murder?

    SCRANTON — Jason Dominick, who was convicted of the murder of Frank Bonacci in May, is back in the news once again. More court action has been taken against Dominick and another man over the online sale of T-shirts. A posting on Facebook has now triggered court action against Jason Dominick and his friend, Mike Castellano. Jason Dominick’s father posted that shirts printed by Castellano were on sale to raise money for Jason, who is locked up for the murder […]


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