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
  • Thousands Attend Rally with President Trump

    MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. — Thousands turned out for a rally with President Donald Trump in Lycoming County. It’s the first presidential visit to the county in two decades, and the president didn’t disappoint those who waited hours to see him at Williamsport Regional Airport on Monday. The president’s appearance falls on the eve of Pennsylvania’s primary election, and Trump’s visit was both to drum up support for Republican candidates as well as get Pennsylvania pumped for the 2020 presidential election. As […]

  • Local Brewery Teaming Up with Big Name Convenience Store to Launch New Limited Edition Beer

    MIFFLINBURG, Pa. — It was a very hoppy hour Friday night at a brewing company in Union County. Rusty Rail held a launch party for its new line of craft beer, and its co-creator is a very well-known convenience store. At Rusty Rail Brewing Company in Mifflinburg, workers were saying cheers and bottoms up to everyone who came out for a special event. The brewhouse has plenty to celebrate; out of all the brewers in Pennsylvania, Sheetz selected Rusty Rail […]

  • ‘Lucky Lehighton Ladies’ Win $3.2 Million in Match 6

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa. — 11 employees in the Lehighton Area School District in Carbon County are thanking their lucky stars. Try 3.2 million stars; that’s how much the group of friends won playing the Match 6 lottery on May 9th. “I’m proud to present the ceremonial check to the Lucky Lehighton Ladies, congratulations ladies,” said an official with the Pennsylvania Lottery. And with those words, it all became real. 11 employees of the Lehighton Area School District were handed their […]

  • Residents Pack Meeting to Oppose Roundabout for Route 118 in Lehman Township

    LEHMAN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — PennDOT is planning another roundabout in Luzerne County, and on Wednesday night, upset residents packed the Lehman Township Municipal Building to make their opposition known. PennDOT is proposing to put a roundabout along a stretch of Route 118 from the Citgo gas station to the intersection of Market Street. The state says its to improve safety, but those living in the area say it’s unnecessary. “We travel that road quite often. We see traffic, but everybody […]

  • Sports Betting Approved at Mohegan Sun Pocono

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The much-awaited announcement has finally come at an area casino in Luzerne County. Mohegan Sun Pocono will soon be offering sports betting. The casino got the green light Wednesday from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board in Harrisburg to open a sports betting lounge on site, making it the only casino in northeastern and central Pennsylvania to have legalized sports betting. Casino president Tony Carlucci says there are two ways people can bet on sports at the […]

  • Dead Dog Found in Backpack

    ARCHBALD, Pa. — An investigation is underway in Lackawanna County after officials say a dead dog was found in a backpack. Archbald police say it was just feet off a path inside Ed Staback Regional Park in the borough that a man walking his dog made a gruesome discovery just before 1 p.m. Tuesday. Police say after his dog ran up to a backpack, the man opened it up and found a dead dog inside. Other dog owners in the […]

  • Police: Woman Stole Nearly $100,000 from Arts Non-profit

    POTTSVILLE, Pa. — A woman in Schuylkill County is facing theft charges. Police say she ripped off a non-profit organization to the tune of nearly $100,000. Caroline Coyle is accused of writing checks to herself from the bank account of the Schuylkill County Council for the Arts for years. The Majestic Theater is holding a performance of Macbeth here in Pottsville’s downtown. This comes as the theater`s executive director, Lisa Gillespie, was recently named as acting administrator of the Schuylkill […]

  • Vatican Issues New Law Making it Mandatory to Report Clergy Sexual Abuse

    SCRANTON, Pa. — A proclamation was issued Thursday by the Vatican about how to handle sex abuse allegations in the Roman Catholic Church. Pope Francis is ordering priests and nuns to report abuse allegations to church authorities. But does the order go far enough? Law enforcement says no, some Catholics say yes. Here at Saint Peter’s Cathedral, hundreds of Catholic families gathered in downtown Scranton for a special mass to recognize the religious service of teenagers in the diocese. This […]

  • Worker Talks About Near Miss with Disaster After Jeep Crashes into Auto Shop

    MIFFLINBURG, Pa. — Police are still looking into what caused a Jeep to smash into an auto service center on Tuesday, but one day later, a man working inside that building is talking about his near miss with disaster. “The Jeep was completely where my desk was. My desk was against that wall, and it just was sitting there,” said Brandon Ruhl, pointing to all the rumble that is now his office. His office inside the Mifflinburg Auto Sales and […]

  • Little Girl from Hunlock Creek Gets Personal Blessing from Pope Francis

    HUNLOCK CREEK, Pa. — A 2-year-old girl from Luzerne County got the chance meeting of a lifetime, getting blessed in person by Pope Francis. Taylor Hall was on a trip with her family in Rome when she was plucked from the crowd by the pope’s security. Cell phone video shows the moment Vatican City security chose 2-year-old Taylor Hall from the crowd and brought the child to Pope Francis. The pontiff then blesses the girl in a moment that seemed […]

  • Mountain Top Native Recalls Being Member of the Tuskegee Airmen

    MOUNTAIN TOP, Pa. — A Mountain Top native is sharing his story in our nation’s history as a member of the Tuskegee Airmen. Lieutenant Colonel James Harvey III was a part of the first all African American military pilot team to fight in World War II. As Lieutenant Colonel James Harvey III returned to where he grew up, the honor is much deserved for the Mountain Top native who played an important role in American history. Harvey is one of […]

  • Bowling to Raise Money for Scholarship Fund Named in Honor of Fallen Trooper

    Dickson City, Pa. — A fundraiser was held at a bowling alley to raise money for a scholarship named in honor of a slain state police trooper who once served in our area. Trooper Paul Richey was killed in the line of duty in 2010. Cadets from Lackawanna Colllege`s police academy packed into Idle Hour Lanes in Dickson City for a night of bowling. But this isn`t just a Friday night out hanging with friends and family; this was to […]

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