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
  • State Officials Hold Meeting on Overcrowding Study of Beltzville State Park

    TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Concerned residents packed an informational meeting Thursday night in Carbon County to discuss the overcrowding issues at Beltzville State Park. The Bureau of State Parks hosted the gathering to give people an update on a crowd study it’s conducting. It’s no secret that lots of people seek out Beltzville State Park near Lehighton during the summer months, especially on weekends and holidays. People living around the park say it’s impossible to enjoy due to overcrowding. “I don’t […]

  • Scranton Mayor Denies Wrongdoing

    SCRANTON, Pa. — An attorney representing Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright released a statement Wednesday afternoon that sheds light on an FBI raid at Scranton City Hall and at the mayor’s home. Mayor Courtright hired an attorney after those FBI raids one week ago, and that attorney is now saying that the mayor denies any wrongdoing and expects to be exonerated. Since FBI agents raided Scranton City Hall and Courtright’s home last week, rumors have swirled and Courtright has done little […]

  • Tamaqua Area School Board Suspends Armed Teachers Policy Pending Lawsuits

    TAMAQUA, Pa. — A school district in Schuylkill County will not be implementing a controversial policy to arm its teachers and staff. The Tamaqua Area School Board’s plan is officially on hold. With a vote of 7-1, the school board decided against implementing a controversial policy Tuesday evening. Months ago, the board voted to allow teachers and staff to carry firearms as a safety measure to the mass shootings at schools across the country. “The board has had the foresight to […]

  • Scranton City Council Sounds off on FBI Investigation at City Hall, Mayor’s Home

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Scranton City Council is now speaking out about the FBI’s raid on City Hall and Mayor Bill Courtright’s home last week. Council made those remarks at its meeting Monday evening. “I would fully encourage the mayor, his cabinet, and any other government officials to fully cooperate with the FBI and Justice Department in their investigation,” said council member Bill Gaughan. Council members each sounded off on a possible FBI investigation of the city, first saying they still […]

  • Disney on Ice Spectators Provided Extra Security at Mohegan Sun Arena

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Folks enjoying the Wonderful World of Disney in Luzerne County were provided extra security. Families coming to Mohegan Sun Arena near Wilkes-Barre for the opening night of Disney on Ice passed through metal detectors before entering the event. The metal detectors went up last month for some hockey games. However, this was the first event where only clear bags could be brought in by spectators. “It was good. They checked everything. You have to put everything […]

  • Crossing Guard Hit at School Bus Stop in Critical Condition; Parents Worried About Safety

    WYOMING, Pa. — Police in Luzerne County say the driver who struck a crossing guard Tuesday afternoon is being cited for failing to stop for a school bus. Parents picked up their children at the end of the school day at the Wyoming Area Primary Center on Wednesday, a day after a crossing guard was hit by a car as she helped elementary students from the school off their bus along Wyoming Avenue near 3rd Street in Wyoming. Wyoming Borough police identified […]

  • Retailers Closing, New Stores Moving in at Shopping Plaza in Snyder County

    MONROE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — In Snyder County, news that two national retailers are closing their doors in an area shopping plaza isn’t upsetting folks as much as you’d think. Staples and Bed, Bath and Beyond in Monroe Marketplace near Selinsgrove are set to close in the next few months, but those vacant lots aren’t expected to stay empty for long. The sign outside Bed, Bath and Beyond advertises a closing sale to shoppers. The Monroe Township zoning officer says this […]

  • Carbon County Woman Championing Her Cause with a Crown

    PENN FOREST TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A young woman in Carbon County isn’t letting a life-altering car accident stop her from seeking her dreams to stand out. 27-year-old Danielle DeAngelis was left paralyzed after that crash seven years ago. This weekend, she was crowned Miss Wheelchair Pennsylvania. As a college student in 2011, Danielle DeAngelis had dreams for her future. But nearly 8 years ago, a life-altering crash on Route 903 changed all that, leaving the now 27-year-old paralyzed from the hips […]

  • Arson Suspect Claims She Suffers From Pyromania and Ran Out of Medicine

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A woman facing arson charges in Lackawanna County told police she suffers from pyromania. Laura Grosvenor of Scranton was arrested Thursday for allegedly setting several fires since October. Investigators say on October 26th, Grosvenor set fire to the porch of a vacant house on 1750 Nay Aug Avenue. Diane Vaughn credits her neighbor Arthur Phillips for saving her home next door. “We weren’t home at the time,” said Vaughn. “So he came, we were lucky, there was […]

  • Lake-Lehman Grad, Penn State Offensive Lineman Headed to NFL Draft

    LEHMAN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The Lake-Lehman school community is celebrating after learning one of their former football players is taking a shot at the NFL. Connor McGovern, a 2015 Lake-Lehman graduate and current Penn State offensive lineman says he is headed to the draft this year. Inside a display case in the lobby of Lake-Lehman High School is the All-American jersey worn by 2015 graduate Connor McGovern. The former standout for the Black Knights just completed his third season as […]

  • Sad Day for Happy Valley Fans as Penn State Loses Citrus Bowl

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. — It was tense inside Legends Saloon in Dickson City as Penn State began the second half of the Citrus Bowl trailing Kentucky 10-7. As the Nittany Lions faced off against the Wildcats in the Sunshine State, fans in Lackawanna County watched anxiously as Kentucky continued to gain points. “They’re having a bad day. That’s what happening. They’re having a bad day,” said Gene Wizer from Olyphant. “I thought they were going to win, so once again […]

  • Ringing in the New Year out on the Town

    NORTHEASTERN Pa. — Hours before midnight and people were already checking into the hotel at Mohegan Sun Pocono near Wilkes-Barre for a private New Year’s Eve party in the casino’s ballroom. “We got an invitation for the New Year’s Eve festival, so we’re here,” said Linda Traver from Monroe Township, Wyoming County. “It’s close, it’s convenient, we have fun.” “They have a DJ and some type of food,” said her husband, Bob. Casino officials say there are plenty of other […]