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
  • Candlelight Vigil Held to Send Prayers to 3-Year-Old as Family Prepares for Heartbreak

    DANVILLE, Pa. — Gathered at Memorial Park in Danville, dozens of people came out with heavy hearts for little 3-year-old Arabella Parker. Arabella has been in critical condition at Geisinger Medical Center for more than a month. State police say her mother’s boyfriend, 19-year-old Jahrid Burgess, brutally beat the child inside her home near Trevorton on October 10th. The candlelight vigil was to send prayers to Arabella as her family prepares to do the unthinkable. “We’re going to remove her […]

  • Local Golfer Gaining National Attention for Kindness off the Course

    DUPONT, Pa. — A professional golfer from Luzerne County is in the national spotlight and it’s not for what he did on the course. Dupont native Brandon Matthews missed his winning putt at a PGA tournament when a man yelled out as he took his swing. But it’s how Brandon responded that’s getting him all the attention. Speaking to us from his home in Florida, Brandon Matthews describes the last tense moments of the PGA tournament he was in taking […]

  • Big Boulder First To Open Its Slopes

    LAKE HARMONY, Pa.–Ski season is officially open for business in Carbon County. Once again, the ski resort is the first one to open its doors for the 2019 ski season. The area may have already had its first snowfall of the year but it’s nothing compared to what Big Boulder packed onto its slopes. Eager skiers and snowboarders quickly hit the ski lifts get their inaugural run to the bottom. “It’s so sick, nobody else around here can touch opening […]

  • After Devastating Fire, Community Rallies Around Its Pastors in Bradford County

    MONROE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A day after a fire reduced a house to a pile of rubble, smoke was still coming from the charred remains outside Monroeton. The home with six apartments inside is owned by Pastors Paul and Rose Benjamin who are taking shelter here inside their church, Arc of the Covenant, next door. Paul says the fire, which broke out around 7 Tuesday night, spread quickly. “I was laying in the bedroom and I saw smoke coming out […]

  • Mother Charged for Allegedly Letting Children Live in ‘Deplorable Conditions’

    OLYPHANT, Pa. —  A mother in Lackawanna County is facing felony charges, accused of letting her children live in a house of filth. Damelvis Crespo, 30, of Olyphant was charged with child endangerment after being arrested Monday. The Olyphant police chief says he was called to Crespo’s home at Walsh Plaza on Monday when workers with Aaron’s Rental Center said Crespo was refusing to return a rented television. Neighbors heard her arguing with those workers. “She said what the?” said […]

  • Police: Thief Stole Thousands from Children’s Piggy Banks

    LAKE ARIEL, Pa. — State police in Wayne County want to know who stolen money from the piggy banks of two small children. Investigators say whoever did it got away with three thousand dollars between the two banks. “When I realized there was no money in there, I was shaking, I was upset,” said Victoria Lanza. Lanza is still reeling after discovering a thief essentially stole candy from her babies at their home in Lake Ariel. She and her boyfriend, […]

  • ACF Industries in Milton Laying Off Workers

    MILTON, Pa. -- A company that makes railcars in Northumberland County is laying off about 150 workers.

  • Remains of WWII Soldier Killed in Combat Identified as a Man From Northumberland

    POINT TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The Department of Defense says the remains of a World War II soldier killed in combat have been identified as a man from Northumberland County. Horace Middleton died in Burma in the summer of 1944. A picture of Army Private 1st Class Horace Middleton sits mounted in a frame at the American Legion Post 44 near the borough of Northumberland. It shows Middleton, who was from Northumberland, was killed in action in Burma on July 12, […]

  • Crash Leaves 40,000 Pounds of Tortillas Scattered on Route 901 in Schuylkill County

    FOSTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Thousands of tortillas littered a road after a crash involving two tractor trailers and a car in Schuylkill County. Busy Route 901 was shut down for hours outside Minersville after a crash that left police say 40,000 pounds flour tortilla scattered all over the roadway. As traffic was detoured around the crash site, crews worked to get the vehicles and the mess out of the way while police investigated what happened. Dan Fritz got caught in […]

  • Paige Cognetti Named First Female Mayor of Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — This has been an unprecedented race for Scranton mayor, and now it is also a historic one. Paige Cognetti has accepted victory, becoming the Electric City’s first female mayor. Paige Cognetti is an unusual candidate for more than one reason. She hasn’t been a city resident for long. She’s an Oregon native. She moved here after marrying her husband, Ryan, who is from the area. “There are so many people around the world and around the country […]

  • Voting for Scranton Mayor

    SCRANTON, Pa. — People filed into Weston Field House in Scranton to cast their vote at the polling place on Providence Road. The city will be deciding a very big race, as a special election for the mayor of Scranton is on the ballot. That special election was prompted by the resignation of former mayor Bill Courtright who stepped down earlier this year and pleaded guilty to corruption charges. Still, workers here describe the turn out as steady but not […]

  • Historic Special Election for Scranton Mayor’s Office on Election Day

    SCRANTON, Pa. — When voters in Scranton head to the polls, they will be deciding who will helm the city for the next two years. In a historic special election to fill the office of mayor, seven candidates are on the ballot as well as an option to write-in. Now on the eve of Election Day, with so many vying for the job in city hall, do voters know who they want? At the Glider Diner in Scranton, some feel […]

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