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
  • Young Athlete from Williamsport Gets Selected by Indiana Pacers in NBA Draft

    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The packed room at the Trade and Transit Centre on West Third Street in Williamsport went crazy as 22-year-old Alize Johnson made his entrance at his NBA draft party, where he hoped to hear his name called. Now that dream has come true as he was selected by the Indiana Pacers in the second round. “I started to break down and cry tears of joy and the pain that I went through to get to this point,” […]

  • Open House Held to Say Farewell to Closing Elementary School

    FALLS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — It was a bittersweet night for some current and former students of an elementary school in Wyoming County as they said farewell to their childhood school. Mill City Elementary near Dalton hosted an open house Thursday night as it is set to close at the end of this school year. “Mill City is the best, the best of all the rest.” In an adorable and bittersweet performance, students here at Mill City Elementary gave their school […]

  • Sunbury Residents React to Verdict in Trial for the Squeeze-In’s Owner

    SUNBURY, Pa. — Robert Snyder was found not guilty on the attempted homicide charge he faced during his trial at the Northumberland County Courthouse. The owner of the well-known hot dog shop called the “Squeeze-In” on Market Street in Sunbury was facing that count after authorities say he threatened to kill his wife and himself during a fight at their home on East Drive in Upper Augusta Township near the city. Snyder is also a former Sunbury city councilman and many […]

  • Hazleton Integration Project’s Playground Funded by Joe Maddon Marks One Year Anniversary

    HAZLETON, Pa. — A playground in Luzerne County at the Hazleton Integration Project is marking a milestone: its one year anniversary. Last June, that playground was installed at the center known as HIP, which was created by Chicago Cubs Manager and Hazleton native Joe Maddon. It’s the sights and sounds of carefree happiness at the playground on East 4th Street in the city. It’s also the sign of a successful first year for the playground. “They love being outside. They […]

  • No Contract; Dallas Teachers Announce One-Day Strike

    DALLAS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Teachers in the Dallas School District will be walking the picket line once again on Tuesday. Teachers say they’ve been working without a contract for three and a half years and they wanted the school board to approve their latest offer at Monday’s board meeting. Tempers flared as Monday’s meeting came to a close, and it became clear there would be no vote on the new contract teachers offered to the district. The teachers union said […]

  • Fire Guts Apartment Building in Peckville

    BLAKELY, Pa. — Fire crews in Lackawanna County spent hours Friday afternoon battling a blaze that broke out in an apartment building. That fire gutted the building in Peckville, a part of Blakely, and initially, there were reports of an explosion. “What happened? What happened?” asked Sherry Carey. “We don’t know! We don’t know,” answered her husband, Jerry. Distraught tenants watched a blaze at their apartment complex on Geno Merli Drive. Fire companies from numerous communities battled flames for hours; […]

  • Panera Employee Hailed as Hero for Rescuing Co-workers After Tornado

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, Pa.  – Darrin Kline describes the moments when a tornado tore through the Wilkes-Barre Township Commons shopping plaza while he was closing up at the Panera Bread location. “The windows started shaking and making weird sounds and I was like, maybe this isn’t good, so then all the glass shattered,” said Kline. The 19-year-old said when the twister hit, it hit fast “The roof caved in and we were slammed against the wall,” said Kline. “Then it hit, […]

  • Arena Hub Shopping Plaza Heavily Damaged After Storm

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Strong storms pounded the area Wednesday night. One of the areas hit hard was a shopping plaza in Luzerne County. There are reports of several building collapses in the Arena Hub Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township. This comes following a tornado warning that was issued in the area. BREAKING: Some store fronts at the Arena Hub Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township were shattered from tonight’s storm. Here’s a look at Eddie Bauer outlet and Barnes and Noble. It […]

  • Penn State Football Player Gets Scholarship in Viral Video

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Video posted to Twitter shows Penn State Head Football Coach James Franklin making a visit to the Nittany Lions’ summer practice. Franklin asks how many players are working jobs and when Kyle Vasey, a fifth-year senior long snapper for the team raises his hand. Franklin asks him where and Vasey tells him Bar Bleu, a sports bar in downtown State College. “So how many hours a week you doing?” Franklin asks. “25, 30,” Vasey answers. “Quit, you’re on […]

  • Not Guilty on all Counts; Verdict in Overdose Death in Schuylkill County

    POTTSVILLE, Pa. — A man on trial in Schuylkill County for the overdose death of a woman two years ago was found not guilty. The jury acquitted Kyle Merenda, of Barnesville, on all four counts he was facing in the death of Alexandria Sienkiewicz at the Schuylkill County Courthouse Tuesday night. When the jury’s decision was read, the courtroom filled with her family erupted in outrage. “I’m devastated.” That was all from the tearful mother of Alexandria Sienkiewicz moments after […]

  • Bloomsburg’s Only Fine Dining Restaurant to Close After Lease Not Renewed

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — A restaurant owner in Columbia County says he will be closing up shop by the end of the month. The owner of Seasons on Main in Bloomsburg says his landlords told him over the weekend his lease will not be renewed. Though Seasons on Main is usually closed on Mondays, chef and owner Gary Vadakin is at his restaurant in Bloomsburg fielding calls, as the phone is ringing non-stop. “Yes, we’ll remain open until June 30, [that] will […]

  • Joyce’s Café Celebrates 100th Anniversary in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Dozens of people spent the evening in Scranton helping a local business mark a milestone. Joyce’s Café, also known as the Notre Dame Club, celebrated its 100th anniversary on Birney Avenue. The owner, Tom Barrett, says his maternal grandparents, Marty and Sarah Joyce, opened the bar in 1918. “Down through generations, my mother and father and my uncles ran it and then I took it over and I got married and my wife and I ran it,” […]