Peggy Lee WNEP
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 Scranton and the Poconos, Peggy has spent much time playing in the mountains.
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 after two internships in the New York City market. The first day of her second internship was September 11th, 2001, a day she will never forget.
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, at the gym, or just out with friends and coworkers at WNEP.


Recent Articles
  • Feeding Hundreds in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The annual Friends of the Poor dinner is a holiday tradition in Scranton. The dinner feeds hundreds of people each year. This was the 42nd year for the dinner, which drew hundreds of people to the Scranton Cultural Center on Tuesday evening. The doors opened up at 5 p.m. with people lining up well before then. People filled up on turkey, stuffing, and all the other Thanksgiving trimmings you can imagine. Friends of the Poor says this […]

  • State Investigators Raid Scranton School District Offices

    SCRANTON, Pa. -- State officials are conducting a raid at Scranton School District offices in the city.

  • Crumbling Former Dress Factory Set to be Demolished

    SHAMOKIN, Pa. — A vacant factory that is not only a cause of blight in a city in Northumberland County but also a threat to public safety is finally coming down. The former Shroyer’s Dress Factory in Shamokin got a “ceremonial” demolition as city and state officials tore down a wall as a way to mark the start of the project. There’s now a gaping hole in the wall of the former factory, and that’s a cause for the city […]

  • Big Boulder Park First to Open for Ski Season Again

    KIDDER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — It’s officially ski season in Carbon County. Big Boulder Park is hailing itself once again this year as being the first resort to open. At Big Boulder Park, the hills were alive with the sound of happiness. As the first resort to open for the season, folks were eager to get out on the slopes and have some fun. “Feels good to get back that’s for sure,” said Alex Beidler from Allentown. “Sure, let me come, get […]

  • Cressona Borough Secretary Accused of Stealing Nearly Half a Million Dollars from Borough

    CRESSONA, Pa. — A borough secretary in Schuylkill County is facing theft charges after state police say she stole nearly a half million dollars from the municipality where she worked. Erin Hossler of Pottsville is accused of stealing from the borough of Cressona. According to state police, Hossler took $425,546.79 while working as the borough secretary. State police say Hossler forged checks and made purchases for herself using borough funds. An audit revealed the missing money. At bingo night at […]

  • Diocese of Allentown Responds to Lawsuit Filed over Child Molestation Allegation

    NESQUEHONING, Pa. — The Diocese of Allentown is now responding to a lawsuit filed against it by a former altar boy. That suit claims a former priest abused him nearly 20 years ago at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Nesquehoning. The former Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church is named in a lawsuit as being the place where a former priest served when he sexually abused one of the church’s altar boys. The suit, filed on behalf of […]

  • Comic Book Fans Honor Stan Lee, Marvel Comics Founder and Comic Book Genius

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Comic book fans came out to Comics on the Green in downtown Scranton to buy up mementos to honor the late Stan Lee, who passed away Monday morning. The 95-year-old comic book writer, editor, and publisher became world famous after he founded Marvel Comics. In the early 1960s, Lee co-created well-known superheroes, including Spider-Man, the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men, and many other characters. “It’s pretty sad to see a legend go like that, so we’re […]

  • Family Pet Killed After Being Shot by Pellet Gun in Dunmore

    DUNMORE, Pa. — A family in Lackawanna County is mourning the loss of a pet who was killed after being shot in the abdomen. Now the Cherney family is asking for the community to help find who did it. The Cherney family loved their cat, Butters. Unfortunately, the family says Butters passed away after being shot in the abdomen Sunday night in Dunmore. Brooke Cherney says Butters came back inside the house after being outside around 7:30 in the evening […]

  • Former Griffin Pond Animal Shelter Bookkeeper Charged with Theft

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — More bad news for an animal shelter in Lackawanna County that’s been hit with issue after issue for more than a year. Now authorities say the former bookkeeper for the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter is facing theft charges, accused of ripping off thousands from the non-profit. The former bookkeeper at the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter near Clarks Summit faces theft charges for allegedly stealing $12,631 from the non-profit. The Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office says […]

  • Community Concerned over District’s Plan to Arm Teachers

    TAMAQUA, Pa. — Concerned parents, teachers, and students came before the Tamaqua Area School Board Wednesday night to show their opposition to a controversial move by the board. In September, the board adopted a policy that would allow staff to carry guns in school in response to the school shootings happening across the country. “We recognize that there is a need for protection, but we do not think that arming the staff is the answer to this problem,” said sophomore […]

  • Susan Wild Wins US House 7th District

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Democrat Susan Wild has declared victory in the race for Pennsylvania’s newly-drawn 7th District in the US House of Representatives. The 7th District covers Lehigh and Northampton counties and part of Monroe County. Wild, who is from the Lehigh Valley, declared victory at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown just before 11 p.m. Tuesday to a crowd of supporters after polls showed her leading her Republican opponent, Marty Nothstine. Wild used her victory speech to talk about the future […]

  • Republican Candidates Stump in Democratic-heavy Lackawanna County on Election Eve

    OLD FORGE, Pa. — Polls in Pennsylvania open at 7 a.m. Tuesday. In Lackawanna County on the eve of Election Day, several candidates were out stumping for those last-minute voters. Republicans were putting on a strong front in a county with more registered Democrats. Before a packed room at Arcaro and Genell’s restaurant in Old Forge, supporters of Republican Senate candidate Lou Barletta rallied. “We’ll see you tomorrow night when we have the upset of the country right here in Pennsylvania. Thank […]