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
  • Dunmore Fans Rally Behind Lady Bucks in Championship Game

    DUNMORE, Pa. — Dunmore fans rallied at Carmella’s Restaurant as they watched the girls’ basketball team fight for the title of best in the state. The Lady Bucks rallied too, after falling behind in the first half of the state championship game in Hershey. But unfortunately, in the end, Dunmore lost 49 to 43 in a nail biter. “The first half, I thought they got out of sync a little bit but the second half they played very, very hard, […]

  • Old Forge School Board Solicitor Sends Scathing Resignation Letter

    OLD FORGE, Pa. — Just weeks after the Old Forge School Board voted to remove its president following some offensive social media posts, the board’s solicitor has stepped down, and he did not go quietly. “Just best wishes in accepting Mr. Mariotti’s absence and separation with regret,” said Old Forge board member Frank Scavo. That was all the former board president had to say about Joseph Mariotti at Wednesday night’s board meeting. Mariotti resigned as the board solicitor this week. At […]

  • Scranton School District Tackling Mice Issue at Several Schools

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The latest problem to plague the troubled Scranton School District: mice. Officials confirm there are rodent issues at several district schools, including Scranton High School. At schools across the city of Scranton, students and teachers should be focused on reading, writing, and arithmetic, but definitely not rodents. The teachers union told the Scranton School District earlier this month that mice have been seen in several schools, including three elementary schools, West Scranton Intermediate, and Scranton High School. […]

  • Homes, Belongings Lost After Blaze Inside Apartment Building in Mount Carmel

    MOUNT CARMEL, Pa. — A day after a fire tore their homes in Northumberland County, residents returned to survey what’s left of their belongings. Crews battled that fire for hours Sunday afternoon at an apartment complex in Mount Carmel. Grief-stricken residents gathered at their apartment building on North Maple Street on Monday hoping to salvage whatever belongings that managed to survive the blaze that tore through their homes. Raymond Dechert and Cassandra White say they’ve lost just about everything they […]

  • University of Scranton Throws Watch Party to Root on Lady Royals in Final Four

    UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON — The ballroom inside the DeNaples Center was riled up early on in the game as the University of Scranton Women’s basketball team faced off against Thomas More University from Kentucky in the Final Four. “Everyone is a royal, today especially. It`s a great day to be a royal. we love to say that on this campus,” said Dr. Kim Pavlick, a communications professor. The university hosted a watch party so fans could cheer on the Lady […]

  • Diocese of Harrisburg Holds Last Listening Session on Child Sex Abuse Report

    BRIAR CREEK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Catholics in Columbia County gathered once again for a meeting with the Bishop of Harrisburg Thursday night, this time at a parish near Berwick. It was the last of 14 listening sessions hosted by Bishop Ronald Gainer to discuss child sex abuse inside the Catholic Church. Catholics came out to Immaculate Conception Parish near Berwick for a somber but hopefully insightful meeting with the diocese of Harrisburg. It was the last of 14 listening sessions […]

  • ‘Hero’ Student Saves Bus Driver, Students During Medical Emergency

    JIM THORPE, Pa. — A high school student in Carbon County is being hailed a hero by his school community for saving not only his bus driver but also a busload of students. Jim Thorpe Area freshman Matt Stauffer was boarding his school bus on Tuesday morning when he noticed something was wrong with the driver. “I wasn’t really thinking. I was just acting, just doing what I thought was right,” Stauffer said. For 14-year-old Stauffer, Tuesday was just any […]

  • Democrat Bridget Malloy Kosierowski Declares Victory in 114th Special Election

    TAYLOR, Pa. — Democrat Bridget Malloy Kosierowski has declared victory in the special election in the 114th District to fill the seat left vacant after State Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich passed away in October. Kosierowski was facing off against Republican Frank Scavo. Unofficial results have Kosierowski with 62.44% of the votes to Scavo’s 37.56%. After a whirlwind campaign, it was a celebration in Taylor where Kosierowski claimed victory in front of a room of supporters. Both candidates had been seeking […]

  • Last Push for Votes in Special Election for State House Seat in 114th District

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. — Voters in parts of Lackawanna County will head to the polls Tuesday to select the person to take over the state house seat in the 114th District left vacant by the death of State Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich. A special election is being held to replace the Democrat who passed away last October. On the eve of the special election in Lackawanna County, volunteers made one last push through Old Forge to drum up support for […]

  • Frank Scavo Voted Out as Old Forge School Board President

    OLD FORGE, Pa. — A school board president in Lackawanna County has had his title taken away. Frank Scavo was voted out as president of the Old Forge School Board Thursday night. The move comes after some offensive posts were found on his Facebook page. “No,” said Frank Scavo as the members of the Old Forge School Board voted to force his resignation as board president. “Ok, now it’s my turn to say I’m not resigning.” Despite that declaration, Frank […]

  • Old Forge Mayor Speaks Out About Facebook Post

    OLD FORGE, Pa. — A borough mayor in Lackawanna County is speaking out one day after offensive comments found on his Facebook page were exposed. Old Forge Mayor Robert Legg posted that some high-profile Democrats should be shot for their pro-choice stance on abortion. “I didn’t do this big thing that was on there. I did not do that,” Legg tells Newswatch 16. From his office in the Old Forge borough building, Mayor Robert Legg is telling his side of […]

  • Old Forge Mayor’s Facebook Post Calls for High-profile Democrats to be Shot

    OLD FORGE, Pa. — Another politician in Lackawanna County is facing heat this week after allegedly making an offense post on social media. The mayor of Old Forge reportedly took aim at some high-profile Democrats, posting that they should be shot. Old Forge Mayor Robert Legg is facing some public shaming after a message posted to his Facebook page caught the attention of the Pennsylvania Capitol-Star. A screenshot of the post, dated January 23, takes aim at high profile Democrats, […]

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