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
  • Parkland Teacher Killed While Saving Students to be Honored at Former High School in the Poconos

    CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP, Pa. — There was special recognition Thursday night for a Monroe County native who was killed in a school shooting. Chris Hixon, a graduate of Pleasant Valley High School, who was originally from Monroe County, was shot and killed in Parkland, Florida in February but not before helping to rescue some of his students. With a unanimous vote from the school board, Pleasant Valley High School’s fitness center will soon bear the name of the graduate who died […]

  • Catholics at Novena Say Church Abuse Report Should be Released

    SCRANTON, Pa. — At St. Ann’s Basilica in west Scranton, the faithful make their annual pilgrimage to participate in the weeklong novena. This religious service comes as the state attorney general is attempting to release an 800-page grand jury report that details decades of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. But that’s currently being denied by a Pennsylvania Supreme Court order after a group of unnamed individuals petitioned to keep it under wraps. People at the novena say the report […]

  • Reaction to Former Lackawanna County Chief of Staff Being Arrested on Sex Charges

    ARCHBALD, Pa. — The former chief of staff to the Lackawanna County Commissioners was charged Tuesday with attempting to perform a sex act on an 18-year-old man in the parking lot of a grocery store last month. Andy Wallace was arraigned on charges of indecent assault and harassment. Wallace had nothing as he walked into the Archbald Borough Building with his attorney in tow. Prosecutors say on June 18, Wallace followed an 18-year-old employee of P & R Discounts Store on […]

  • Minersville Police Officer Accused of Welfare Fraud

    MINERSVILLE, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Inspector General’s Office says a part-time officer with the Minersville Police Department landed herself in hot water for fraudulently using welfare services she did not need. Investigators say Ashley Michel applied for food stamps through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP, as well as Medical Assistance (MA) benefits. Court papers show Michel applied for welfare assistance in July of 2017, saying she had no income, and received $7,254.34 of help from August 2017 […]

  • Lycoming County Fair Draws Crowd Seeking Food, Fun and Entertainment

    HUGHESVILLE, Pa. — Festivities were in full swing here at the Lycoming County Fair as fairgoers packed into the fairgrounds to kick-start their weekend with some fun times and good food. The Lycoming County Fair in Hughesville started Wednesday and those coming out could find amusements in rides and games. “One of my favorite rides are the one that goes up and then it goes upside down when it goes up and then it comes back down,” said 9-year-old Ciara […]

  • Customers Get a Sneak Peak at New Doggie’s Rathskeller in State College

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — A legendary bar in Centre County has temporarily re-opened its doors to business. The former All American Rathskeller bar, now renamed Doggie’s Rathskeller and Garden is open during this week’s Arts Fest in State College. It’s a breath of new life at Doggie’s Rathskeller and Garden on Thursday afternoon with friends gathering to toast a cold one with one another. But this is just more than just meeting for drinks; this is the first time any […]

  • Tempers Flare as North Scranton Residents Make Clear Their Opposition to Proposed Apartments

    SCRANTON, Pa. — What was supposed to be an informational meeting at Scranton City Hall between representatives of a development company and some north Scranton residents quickly escalated into a shouting match as emotions and tempers flared. At issue is a proposed housing complex in north Scranton. That developer, NEPA Realty Ventures out of Allentown, wants to build several three-story apartment buildings holding more than 200 units in a neighborhood known as the Hollow. At the meeting Wednesday night, residents–some […]

  • Truck Fire Slows Traffic in Part of Poconos

    POCONO TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A truck fire Wednesday afternoon slowed traffic in part of the Poconos.

  • ‘Suspicious’ Fire Guts Church in Monroe County

    CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A fire at a church in Monroe County was called in just after midnight and state police are calling it suspicious. Flames destroyed Full Gospel Tabernacle Bread of Life Church in Chestnuthill Township, but a fire marshal says that’s not the only damage on the property. In addition to the fire, five vehicles were found with slashed tires on the property, including a van belonging to the church. Once daylight hit, a state police fire marshal […]

  • Helping Young Baseball Players Beat the Heat

    ASHLAND, Pa. — The hot weather isn’t making it easy for some young athletes to practice baseball outdoors in Schuylkill County. Two Ashland Little League teams are now in their district All-Stars, hoping to make it to the Little League World Series, so practice and elimination games are a must. At the Ashland Little League Complex in Schuylkill County, these young athletes take to the fields to test their talent. These practices are extremely important as both the 11-year-old and 12-year-old […]

  • Father Accused of Keeping Young Children in House of Filth in West Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Keith Conklin is accused of keeping his young children in a house of filth. Police were called to his apartment on 3rd Avenue in Scranton’s west side just after midnight Wednesday morning by Conklin’s downstairs neighbor. That neighbor said water from Conklin’s apartment was leaking into hers. Officers say they found Conklin trying to unstop a bathroom sink. They found his two children, naked and unattended. In court papers, police describe the apartment as “…in complete disarray […]

  • Abington Heights Teachers Get New Contract

    CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa. — After a year and a half of negotiations, the Abington Heights teachers union now has a contract agreement with the district. The school board approved that contract Wednesday night. The board met at the administration building in Clarks Summit and voted 6-2 to OK a five-year teachers contract. The vote ends a year and a half battle with the teachers union. As for a teachers strike the union planned for the fall, that is now called […]