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
  • Arrest in Bank Robbery in Lackawanna County

    JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — State police caught the man they say held up a bank in Lackawanna County. Troopers say Petr Alexanderovich Kostenetskiy of Thornhurst robbed NBT Bank in Mount Cobb around 1:30 p.m. Monday. According to state police, he admitted to robbing NBT Bank in Jefferson Township Monday afternoon. Troopers said Kostenetskiy was wearing a camouflage ghillie suit when he walked into the bank around 1:30 p.m. when he slipped and fell, before getting up, showing a BB gun, […]

  • Pottsville Celebrating 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Landing by Throwing Out of this World Party

    POTTSVILLE, Pa. — At Pottsville Area High School, party planners are preparing for an event that you might call “out of this world.” Adrian Portland, the head of the science department says they’re throwing a celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. “It’s arguably one of the greatest, achievements of man and why I think it’s important is there’s a whole generation that wasn’t able to experience it,” said Portland. The party will kick off […]

  • Sailor Returning Home from Afghanistan Gets Hero’s Welcome

    CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The roar of sirens and the rumble of engines could be heard as dozens of motorcycles joined by fire and police pulled into an ice cream shop near Brodheadsville, giving a sailor returning from overseas a hero’s welcome home. The Warriors’ Watch Riders Northeastern Pennsylvania escorted Petty Officer 1st Class Kari Raffensberger back to Monroe County as she just arrived back from serving in Afghanistan for seven months. It was at a shopping plaza in Bethlehem […]

  • 16 People Applying for Interim Mayor in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Sixteen people are being considered to oversee the city of Scranton for the next few months until a new mayor can be chosen in a special election in November. Scranton City Council had asked those who wanted to be interim mayor to submit resumes to council after former Mayor Bill Courtright resigned abruptly before he pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges. A meeting is set for next Monday between the council and those candidates, which is open […]

  • PA Turnpike Commission to Raise Tolls on January 5th

    LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. — If you ask drivers on the Pennsylvania Turnpike how they feel about the tolls they pay, you’ll get pretty much the same response. “It’s ridiculous,” said Bill Hollings from White Haven. “When I first got here it was 25 cents to go to Wilkes-Barre and now it`s $2.30 so it’s just out of hand.” So, it’s no surprise that people aren’t happy to hear that the turnpike commission announced another hike in tolls come January 5th. […]

  • Search Continues for Missing Boater

    LAKE WALLENPAUPACK, Pa. — In Wayne County, dive teams were back on the water searching for a missing man. Jeffrey Greene’s empty boat was found floating on Lake Wallenpaupack last week. Members of the Ledgedale Dive Rescue team say they were out on the water around 6:15 Monday morning coming back to shore just before 8:00 Monday night. They’ve been searching for Greene since Wednesday afternoon. A boat carrying members of the Ledgedale Dive Rescue Team could be seen skimming […]

  • Caskets, Tombstones of Former Priests to be Moved to Cemetery

    TAMAQUA, Pa. — Excavation work is going on at former church in Schuylkill County to remove the remains of three priests buried in front of the building. Saint Jerome’s Church in Tamaqua closed last year. Now, the caskets are being transferred off the property. Excavator Danny Farber points to the work underway outside the former Saint Jerome’s Church here in Tamaqua. “We did dig the one right here, this one’s exposed and it’s all in concrete and rock. Now, the […]

  • Gaughan Auto Sales Gets Zoning Change Approval Despite Public Pushback Over Possible Sheetz Store

    TAYLOR, Pa. — So many people were packed into the Taylor borough building some couldn’t even get into the meeting room for a zoning hearing Wednesday night. They were all here to express their opposition to a zoning change request submitted by the owners of Gaughan Auto Sales, which sits at the corner of Main and Union Streets. “We’re not parcels, we’re people. I just want to make that clear that what you’re looking at and what you’re doing, is […]

  • Public Outcry Continues as Former Scranton Mayor Pleads Guilty to Corruption Charges

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Callers continued their outcry at WILK Studios over the abrupt downfall of former Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright. “The citizens of Scranton who are really outraged that this happened again, sort of like here we go again with the corruption,” said WILK DJ Rob Neyhard about all the calls and emails the station was getting. Hours before the show went on air, Courtright was in federal court in Williamsport where he admitted taking money from businesses hoping to […]

  • Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright Resigns After Federal Plea Deal on Corruption Charges

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright has entered into a plea agreement on three federal charges, including bribery, conspiracy, and attempt to obstruct commerce by extortion. Courtright resigned Monday, according to a memo sent to members of Scranton City Council. Scranton City Council members confirm that Mayor Bill Courtright will resign today at 4pm. Message sent by memo to council. @WNEP pic.twitter.com/AwFsXIDgCv — Stacy Lange (@stacylange) July 1, 2019 Minutes after Courtright filed his letter of resignation, city officials […]

  • Former Fire Chief Faces Sex Assault Charges

    COAL TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Kevin Mains chatted with officers as he left his arraignment near Shamokin. Mains, age 42, faces several charges for allegedly having sexual contact with a 14-year-old. Police say that sexual contact happened at the unknown riders motorcycle club in Coal Township as well as at the Strong Volunteer Fire Company in Mount Carmel Township where Mains served as the fire chief. “We had no idea that, no idea at all that this was going on,” said […]

  • UPDATE: Water Restored in New Milford After Massive Blaze Drains Borough’s Water Supply

    UPDATE FRIDAY: The water system in the New Milford area is up and running again. Official are urging everyone to conserve water while reserves are restored and  a mandatory boil water advisory is in effect. NEW MILFORD, Pa.  — A massive fire that gutted a long-time restaurant in Susquehanna County continues to impact people living around it. New Milford’s water supply was depleted fighting the flames and now water has been shut off entirely to the community. People in New […]

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