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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
  • Jewish Community Remembers Holocaust on 75th Anniversary of Liberation of Auschwitz

    Scranton, Pa.  — Members of the Jewish community were joined by friends and those of other faiths for a somber evening on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Haunting music filled the room at the Jewish Community Center while people watched the emotional ceremony that took place across the Atlantic in Poland earlier in the day. The event marked the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz and it was held at the former concentration camp where more […]

  • Honoring Coach Perryman

    POCONO SUMMIT, Pa. — Members of the Pocono Mountain West School community came together tonight to remember a beloved coach who lost her battle to breast cancer. 45-year-old Stacy Perryman helmed the girls’ basketball team and the school honored her at the team’s first home game since her passing. The Pocono Mountain West girls basketball game began not with a whistle with but with the sound of silence. The team and crowd donned pink shirts as this is the team`s […]

  • Tamaqua Police Investigating Mail Thefts at Postal Drop Boxes

    TAMAQUA, PA. — Police in one Schuylkill County community are sending a warning to residents. Tamaqua police are investigating several mail thefts from postal drop boxes around the borough. If you’re about to drop a check in the mail, watch out. That’s the message from Tamaqua police who are investigating thefts of mail with checks inside from postal drop boxes around the borough. Those checks were then changed to different recipients, or in some cases, the amount of money was […]

  • Mr. Peanut Superfans React to the Character’s Apparent Death

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — If you found yourself scrolling through social media on Wedneday, you may have witnessed something heartbreakingly — nuts? Mr. Peanut, the iconic Planters Peanuts brand mascot, appears to meet his end in a newly released Super Bowl commercial. The news has really hit home for many, especially those in the city of Wilkes-Barre. Is this goodbye to Mr. Peanut? In a Super Bowl ad posted online, it appears that the iconically monocled mascot for Planters Peanuts gets killed […]

  • Remembering Volunteer Firefighter, Newspaper Carrier Killed in Garbage Truck Crash

    DALLAS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A woman is dead after a crash Tuesday morning in Luzerne County’s Back Mountain. Dallas Township police say 46-year-old Heather Stoss of Dallas crashed into a parked garbage truck in the area of Wyoming Road and Gypsy Lane just before 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Stoss worked as an independent contractor delivering newspapers for the Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre. “I know that I can say this, that she was a very hard worker,” Christopher Concert from The Times Leader […]

  • New Grocery Store Taking Stock Against the First Winter Storm of 2020

    WAYMART, Pa. — While the wintry weather may cause some troubles on Saturday, it’s good news for area supermarkets, as people look to stock up before the storm. It’s a very welcome development for one supermarket in Wayne County that’s only been open just a little more than a month. With snow in the forecast, Hayes Market owner Rich Hayes checks the inventory in the store he opened last month in this Shur Save in Waymart. After spending 20 plus […]

  • Part of Dunmore Dry as Crews Repair Water Main

    DUNMORE, Pa. —  Well into the evening on Thursday crews remained along North Blakely Street in Dunmore installing a valve on an 18-inch water main. To do that, Pennsylvania American Water shut off water to roughly 200 homes and businesses around 1 p.m. Cutting the workday short for some well-visited locations in the shopping plaza. “I’m a little upset. We had class, and we had a break, and I was just really hoping for an iced tea,” said Jillian Castellani […]

  • Veterans Affairs Officials Looking for WWII Veteran’s Family After His Purple Heart Is Found

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Officials are looking for family members of a World War II veteran who died in 1945. A Purple Heart belonging to a Navy seaman was discovered a few weeks ago in a storage unit near Elysburg. Dale Breech took us to the storage unit where he made an unbelievable discovery. “It was down here towards the end. I think it was 64,” said Breech. Breech is hired occasionally by the facility’s owner to clean out units […]

  • Charges Filed in Shooting at Firearms Facility

    STROUDSBURG, Pa. — Police in Monroe County filed charges in a shooting at a firearms facility that left a man paralyzed from the neck down. Cody Saylor, 28, of Allentown is facing aggravated assault and other offenses for shooting Darin McMahon, 46, of Delaware on September 15. Officers swarmed the Threat Assessment and Tactical Solutions building (TATS) in Stroudsburg on the afternoon of September 15. Police found McMahon with a gunshot wound to the neck. Now, Stroud Area Regional Police […]

  • Homicide by Vehicle Charge Filed for Deadly 2018 Wrong-Way Crash on Turnpike

    CARBON COUNTY, Pa. — State police in Carbon County have charged a prominent attorney from Shavertown with several offenses for a deadly crash that happened here on the turnpike in November 2018. Police accuse 69-year-old Joseph Persico of being drunk when he crashed into the vehicle driven by 50-year-old Paul Gerrity of Scranton. He’s charged with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence. Gerrity’s neighbors had been wondering for months when Persico would be held responsible. “It was a […]

  • Warm, Wet Weather not a Welcome Sight at Ski Resorts in Susquehanna County

    Herrick Township, Pa.  — Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania are expected to hit a rollercoaster with the weather. Temperatures that were in the teens just a few hours ago are expected to hit the 60’s Saturday. That’s just in time to affect the weekend on the ski slopes. The skiers weren`t schussing down the slopes through light, powdery snow they typically find at Elk Mountain Resort and Old Man Winter can blame Mother Nature for that. People in the ski industry […]

  • Auditor General Finds Misuse of Funds at Volunteer Fire Company

    WEST HAZLETON, Pa. — The Pennsylvania auditor general is offering his findings in an investigation into a volunteer fire company. In March of 2018, authorities raided the West Hazleton Volunteer Fire Company over allegations of misspending of tax dollars. The West Hazleton Volunteer Fire Company has been under financial investigation since March of 2018 after state, and local police raided the firehouse on South 4th street. Now the state auditor general’s office found that the former fire chief misspent nearly $22,000 […]

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