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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    Supporters Rally For Their Candidate As PA Primary Approaches

    SCRANTON — Pennsylvania’s primary elections are only three weeks away. Political leaders hope moving the primary up from May to April will increase Pennsylvania’s impact on the presidential election. Supporters for three presidential candidates were out Tuesday night drumming up enthusiasm in our area. With the Pennsylvania primary just three weeks away, supporters of Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump came out in droves to the Holy Cross Athletic Association to volunteer for his campaign. “He’s hit the heartbeat of America, […]

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    Mourners Continue to Honor Legendary Football Coach Curry at Memorial

    BERWICK — A day after a legendary high school coach passed away in Columbia County, the memorial continues to grow at the football field where George Curry earned his title as the winningest high school football coach in the state. They came with flowers. They came with prayers. Mourners came out in droves to Crispin Field in Berwick throughout the day Saturday to pay their respects at a memorial made in honor of long time legendary football coach George Curry. […]

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    Third Rig Wreck in Three Days on Same Stretch of Road in Carbon County

    NESQUEHONING — For the third time in three days, a tractor trailer has crashed while traveling down Route 93 near Jim Thorpe. The most recent crash happened just before 8 a.m. Saturday, injuring the driver. In this latest crash, the driver managed to get onto the runaway truck ramp but overshot it and ended up in the woods. It’s becoming a familiar yet frightening sight in this part of Carbon County. “Becoming a routine hazard here last three days,” said […]

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    Fans Flock To Dietrich’s Spring Festival

    TUNKHANNOCK — Attention film lovers! If you’re looking to binge on some Oscar nominated movies, look no further than Wyoming County. The Dietrich Theater’s spring film festival kicked off Friday night. This year, the theater is celebrating its 15th anniversary. If there’s any indication just how popular the Dietrich Theater’s Annual Spring Film Festival has gotten, check out the long line waiting for the opening night gala to start. “We’re going to see ‘The Lady in the Van’ tonight and […]


    Stroudsburg Wrestler Makes District, County History With State Win

    STROUDSBURG — A Stroudsburg High School wrestler was celebrated Thursday night for a historic win earlier this month. Senior Jake Jakobsen claimed the state title in Hershey on March 12, becoming the first-ever state wrestling champion in both Stroudsburg and Monroe County. Family, friends, and fans gathered at Courthouse Square in Stroudsburg to celebrate the wrestler’s triumphs. “Look at the crowd, take it all in, and it just felt great,” said Jakobsen. “It felt like I was supposed to be […]

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    PA Sec. of Drug and Alcohol: Heroin Problem ‘Worst Epidemic in Last Century’

    TAMAQUA — Concerns over heroin overdoses in the Commonwealth now has the state’s drug and alcohol secretary calling this the worst epidemic in the last century. That harsh assessment was delivered at a town meeting in Schuylkill County Wednesday night. Overcome with grief, Georgiann McKay of Tamaqua cried when talking about the loss of her 25-year-old son Kevin, who died from a heroin overdose in December. “My son, I cry every day about my son,” said McKay. “I go to […]

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    Concerned Residents Say PennDOT’s Detour Is Public Safety Issue

    NORTHUMBERLAND — Residents in one community in Northumberland County are taking a stand against a PennDOT plan to divert traffic off two heavily traveled roads and onto residential streets. Tuesday night residents packed into a town meeting held by a group of concerned citizens who are hoping to get PennDOT to come up with a different detour plan. Traffic typically snarls at the intersection of Routes 11 and 147 in Northumberland borough, taking thousands of drivers either to Sunbury or […]

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    Woman Severely Burned In Minersville Fire, Others Displaced

    MINERSVILLE — A woman is severely injured after an apartment building caught fire in Schuylkill County. That fire broke out in Minersville Friday afternoon and now, more than a dozen people are left without a home. Roughly fifteen people are without a home after a blaze broke out inside the three-story apartment building on Sunbury Street in Minersville around 2:30 Friday afternoon. “I was sleeping in for the Good Friday and banging on the door,” said Mike Greenawalt, who was […]


    Carbondale Community Reacts to Police Officer Charged with Homicide

    CARBONDALE — Hours after a police officer in Carbondale was taken into custody on a homicide charge, the community he was hired to protect and serve spoke out about his arrest. Part-time Carbondale Police Officer Frank Schulze turned himself into authorities. He was arraigned on criminal homicide, assault, and reckless endangerment in the shooting death of 34-year-old Joseph Molinaro on February 2. Investigators said Schulze was off-duty that night when he confronted Molinaro on Chestnut Street where Molinaro was walking with […]

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    ‘Stuie,’ WWII Tank Returns Home To Berwick

    BERWICK — A piece of American history that played a role in World War II is back home in Columbia County. Thousands of Stuart Light Tanks were made at a factory in Berwick in the 1940’s. One of those tanks returned to the borough for good. It was a historic homecoming for the crowd who welcomed it back Wednesday. “It will be 12 years in July that we’ve been working on this,” said Commissioner David Kovach D-Columbia County. “This is […]

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    Northumberland County Coroner Believes Heroin Overdoses Caused Six Deaths This Year

    SHAMOKIN — The Northumberland County coroner is sounding the alarm over concerns of a heroin epidemic. Coroner James Kelley believes six people have died from drug overdoses in the county so far this year. The coroner says two deaths are confirmed heroin overdoses. Now the mother of a possible overdose victim is speaking out against the county’s drug problem. “Do everything you can to get the kids off of drugs before it’s too late.” Making a plea from her home […]

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    Body of 24-Year-Old Man Found Shot, Partially Burned in Wooded Area

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP — State police in Monroe County are investigating a homicide after man’s body was found shot and partially burned. Troopers say the body was found in a wooded area near Tannersville on Wednesday. “It’s normally very quiet, but hearing this it does make me nervous,” said Melinda Schaller. Schaller and others living in the secluded wooded area in Jackson Township said they knew something was up Wednesday when they saw state police in their neighborhood. “When I came […]


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