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
  • PennDOT: Roundabouts Decreased Number of Major Crashes, Fatalities

    LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. — PennDOT claims the state’s roundabouts are protecting drivers in Pennsylvania from deadly crashes and major accidents. Four of those roundabouts are in Luzerne County. Here in Dallas, drivers navigate around the roundabout as rush hour traffic builds up. The circular intersection seems to be a thing people love to hate, but those living here say it’s growing on them. “I think it’s okay now,” said Ed Miknevick. “I was against it at first, but it seems […]

  • NRA: NASCAR Not Using Gun Ads with Assault Rifles in Them

    Luzerne County, Pa. — It appears that NASCAR is pulling away from the gun industry on the heels of the mass shootings across the country. The NRA says several gun retailers told the gun-rights advocate that NASCAR turned down advertisements that include assault-style rifles or sniper rifles. According to the NRA, the racing organization told those companies it is undergoing a “gradual shift in its position on guns”. At Advanced Arms gun store in Pittston Township, gun dealer Jason Gnall […]

  • Neighborhood in Panic After Entire Block of Row Homes Condemned

    RENOVO, Pa. — An entire neighborhood in Clinton County is reeling after the sudden condemnation of 16 homes. On Thursday, the entire block of row homes in Renovo was declared to be not fit to be lived in. To the people living on14th Street in Renovo, the orange condemned signs represent heartbreak and fear. “Everybody on this block is afraid right now because we don’t know exactly what’s going to take place,” said Kevin Little. They were caught off guard […]

  • Hundreds Take Part in Annual 9/11 Memorial Motorcycle Ride

    LYCOMING COUNTY, Pa. — With the roar of engines, hundreds of motorcycle riders thundered away from the Clinton Township Fire House and onto several communities for the annual 9/11 Memorial Motorcycle Ride. In their hearts, they carried those lost on September 11, 2001, on this 18th anniversary of the terror attacks. “It was an attack on our country. We lost 3,000 people that day. We can never forget,” said Mark Woodhead from Pensdale. “It’s to honor the people who lost […]

  • Bloomsburg University Set to Remember 9/11 on 18th Anniversary

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — On the eve of the 18th anniversary of the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, the country is preparing to remember those who lost their lives on that tragic day. Bloomsburg University is just one of those in our area planning a memorial service. More than 2,000 American flags stand proudly on display on the quad of Bloomsburg University’s campus. They stand in the face of the terror attacks that took place 18 years ago. The Bloomsburg chapter […]

  • Montrose Area Considers Restructuring Schools to Reduce Budget

    BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Students in the Montrose Area School District may be attending a different school than they expected in the future, and while it’s just a proposal, it already has parents concerned. “I believe that once the schools are consolidated after teachers retire, they won’t be replaced,” said Nicholas Hawley. Those parents came to a meeting at Montrose Area Junior/Senior High School on Monday to hear plans about the shifting of grades at all three of the district’s […]

  • State Police: Couple Went on Spending Spree After Accidental Deposit of $120K in Bank Account

    MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. — A couple in Lycoming County are facing theft charges after their bank accidentally deposited more than $100,000 into their account. State police say Robert and Tiffany Williams of Montoursville spent most of the money on items ranging from an SUV to a race car. Investigators say Robert and Tiffany Williams had $120,000 deposited into their account at BB&T on May 31 through a mistake by a teller. But instead of contacting the bank about the deposit, the […]

  • Police Investigating After Student with Special Needs Left Unattended on School Van

    Palmerton, Pa. —  Police in Carbon County have launched an investigation after a high school student with special needs was left unattended on a school van for an extended period of time. The executive director of the Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21 here in Schnecksville admits that a high school student with special needs was left unattended on one of the intermediate unit’s vans for “an extended period of time ” Wednesday afternoon. The intermediate unit provides services to 14 […]

  • Seasoning Shortage Over, Middleswarth Barbecue Chips Coming Back to Store Shelves

    MIDDLEBURG, Pa. — A potato chip maker in Snyder County found itself in a pickle after it ran out of its most popular chip. Middleswarth Potato Chips says the seasoning for its barbecue chip was unavailable for nearly a month as its seasoning supplier could not make it, causing the company’s barbecue chip supply to run out. “We actually had to call some of our suppliers and our stores and vendors and letting them know there might be a chance […]

  • Walmart Customers React to News the Giant Retailer Will Stop Selling Handgun Ammunition and Other Safety Changes

    TAYLOR, Pa. — Walmart, the country’s number one retailer, is taking a big step to combat gun violence. In a statement released Tuesday, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon rolled out new plans to stop the sale of handgun ammunition once its current stock sells out. This move comes on the heels of mass shootings in several communities, including Midland and Odessa, Texas just this past weekend. At the Walmart in Taylor, customers praised the move. “I think that’s absolutely needed. I […]

  • Murder Victims Remembered on 25th Anniversary of Their Deaths as Case Remains Unsolved

    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Friends and family of a murdered mother and daughter gathered to remember them in Williamsport on the 25th anniversary of their deaths. Gail Matthews, 23, and her 5-year-old daughter Tamara Berkheiser were found dead in their home on Center Street in Williamsport on September 2, 1994. Since then, no one has been charged and their murders remain cold cases. Clutching candles and armed with grief, friends and family gathered together at Brandon Park in Williamsport on Monday […]

  • Relief Workers, Utility Crews Headed to Florida as Hurricane Dorian Barrels Towards Coastline

    SCRANTON, Pa. — As people in Florida brace for impact, relief workers in our area are already headed down south preparing to deal with whatever Hurricane Dorian throws down once it makes landfall. With a call to arms, the cavalry assembled as nearly 50 PPL employees headed off from PPL’s headquarters in Allentown, traveling south to Florida. With Hurricane Dorian barreling towards Florida’s coastline, these workers want to be in place to help pick up whatever Dorian throws down. “The […]

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