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
  • Reaction to Bill Cosby’s Prison Sentence from ‘Cosby Show’ Fans

    EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. — At Brand’s Barber Parlor in East Stroudsburg, both clients and workers were reflecting on the three to 10-year sentence Bill Cosby faces in state prison. Joshua Gamble and Raoul Quinones say they grew up watching the actor and comedian’s hit sitcom “The Cosby Show,” which aired more than 25 years ago. “I watched him a lot growing up. I watched him a lot,” said Quinones. “And I’m glad he made me happy that he made my […]

  • Four Firefighters Honored for Heroic Efforts During Water Rescue

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa. — One after the other, four firefighters stood before the Mahoning Township supervisors meeting to be awarded for their heroic efforts they displayed during this water rescue over the summer. “While risking great personal harm, he took part in the conduct of a swift water rescue under hazardous and complex conditions,” said T.S. Scott, the supervisors chair. The four volunteer members of the East End Fire Company in Mahoning Township near Danville were called to a house […]

  • Christy’s Hometown of McAdoo Reacts to His Capture

    MCADOO, Pa. — After eluding authorities, allegedly in several states, Shawn Christy was finally caught in Ohio by U.S. Marshals. In Christy’s hometown of McAdoo in Schuylkill County, once news spread that he had been caught, people were relieved this ordeal is finally over. “It’s about time, I guess. They’ve been looking for him hard enough,” said Vance Kisthardt. “It just puts fear into the town, too, as well. He was everywhere. Who knew if he had a gun or what […]

  • Father of 17-year-old Girl Critically Hurt in Building Collapse Talks About Her Recovery

    BERWICK, Pa. — Chris Leiby is still in shock after his wife and daughter were involved in a freak accident in Berwick. Denise and 17-year-old Letia Leiby were on 2nd Street when suddenly, debris from the old Masonic building came crashing down on their SUV as the building’s roof collapsed. While Leiby says Denise wasn’t hurt, Letia was, critically. Both women were taken to Geisinger Medical Center near Danville. “Just, just it hits you, boom,” said Leiby. “You know, you […]

  • Elizabeth Smart Speaks at Lock Haven University the Day One of her Captors is Released From Prison

    LOCK HAVEN UNIVERSITY, Pa. — Elizabeth Smart was upbeat telling jokes to the packed auditorium at the Price Performance Center at Lock Haven University. “I don’t understand why we teach don’t take candy from people, you don’t know, but then we have a whole holiday celebrating taking candy from people you don’t know,” said Smart as the room erupted with laughter. She did it all while describing in detail the most horrific time of her life, her kidnapping. “And then […]

  • Parents, Students React to Former Scranton School District Fleet Manager Accused of Defrauding the District

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Daniel Sansky of Jefferson Township left his arraignment in West Scranton without having to post bail. The state attorney general accuses the former fleet manager for the Scranton School District of defrauding the district of hundreds of thousands of dollars by overbilling the district for work done on district vehicles and on the personal vehicles of some district employees between 2005 and 2017. At Scranton High School, parents and students gathered for an afternoon game of football. They […]

  • East Stroudsburg Area Teachers Union, Board Agree on New Contracts, Ending Strike

    EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. — A teachers’ strike in the Poconos is over. The East Stroudsburg Area School Board voted unanimously Monday night to the terms already ratified by the teachers union Monday afternoon. “All in favor? Aye. Opposed? Passed 9-0,” said the school board president for the East Stroudsburg Area School District. And with that unanimous vote, the teachers’ strike ended in the East Stroudsburg Area School District, bringing people in the packed room to their feet in applause. The […]

  • PennDOT Plans Lane Restrictions in Dallas

    DALLAS, Pa. — A construction project in Luzerne County could clog up traffic extensively for a week but PennDOT says there’s good news once its over. PennDOT plans to shut down Route 415 to one lane as part of the ongoing Dallas roundabout project in the borough. Truck traffic is being detoured off Route 415 to Route 309 while cars in the north and southbound lanes will use the single lane in an alternating traffic pattern. PennDOT says construction will […]

  • Death Investigation Prompts Heavy Police Search at Two Locations

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — The body of a man found with a stab wound in his back in Wilkes-Barre led to a daylong police search involving at least two locations in the city. The investigation led police from the victim’s home to an apartment a few blocks away. Donald Court in Wilkes-Barre was swarming with police officers and detectives after the body of Fred Boote was found dead inside his home with a large stab wound in his back. Investigators launched into […]

  • After Classes Halted Twice This Year, Keystone Central School District Says Schools Will Open Thursday

    BALD EAGLE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — It’s been a bumpy start for the school year in the Keystone Central School District as classes have been halted twice now. Students in the Mill Hall area began the school year on August 22, but then mold was discovered in two schools prompting district officials to cancel classes at all schools. “They said it was a low amount. I mean, it was a little bit,” said parent Stephanie Kennedy. “I figured they would take care of […]

  • Hurricane Florence Keeps Governor’s Cup Playoffs at PNC Field

    MOOSIC, Pa. — Our boys of summer have done it again. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders are playing for the Governor’s Cup for the third year in a row. Tuesday night was game one of the best-of-five series against the Durham Bulls, and with the anticipated arrival of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina, all five games will be played at PNC Field in Moosic. “That’s going to be a nice thing for the Scranton area, for people to come out and see them,” […]

  • Harford Fair Board of Directors Donated Thousands for Flood Victims in Susquehanna County

    HARFORD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Susquehanna County has been hit hard by flooding this summer. Officials with the Harford Fair came to the aid of flood victims in their community. The seemingly nonstop heavy downpours that fell last month caused streams and creeks to overflow in several parts of Susquehanna County, devastating homes and businesses. In an effort to help flood victims, the board of directors of the Harford Fair donated one dollar of every paid gate admission on Saturday. “We […]