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
  • Joe Biden Appears to Joke About Accusations During Speech

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Just one day after Joe Biden’s unexpected visit to Scranton, the former vice president is again finding himself in hot water. Biden was making a speech in Washington, D.C. where he appeared to poke fun at accusations he was too touchy with some women. “I just want you to know, I had permission to hug Lonnie,” said Joe Biden, referencing his hug to the president of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Biden was speaking to the […]

  • Joe Biden Spotted in Scranton

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Former Vice President Joe Biden made a stop in his old hometown on Thursday. A homeowner in Scranton confirmed to Newswatch 16 that the former U.S. senator and vice president was in the area. #joebiden at his childhood home in #scranton with a film crew, must be getting a campaign ad ready! #biden2020. — Benjamin Babarsky (@bbabarsky) April 4, 2019 This unexpected stop comes as Biden is facing accusations he made some women uncomfortable by his […]

  • Camping out for Free Chick-fil-A for a Year

    BARTONSVILLE, Pa. — Folks spent their night camping outside in Monroe County all for some chicken. Chick-fil-A held its grand opening festivities at its new restaurant in the Poconos, and people are sleeping outside tonight in order to qualify for free Chick-fil-A for a year. As night fell in Monroe County on Wednesday, chicken lovers prepared to make camp for the night. Sleeping outside a fast food restaurant may seem a little odd, but folks here say it’s all for: […]

  • Couple Sought After Card Skimmer Found in Bank ATM, Fake ATM Cards Used

    GREENTOWN, Pa. — State police are looking for two people after they say a card skimmer was found in a drive-through ATM at a bank in Pike County. Investigators say a man was seen on surveillance video putting that skimming device in the machine at The Dime Bank in Greentown. Police say the skimmer was placed around 10 p.m. on March 20. Customers of the bank say this makes them uneasy. “Just the obvious concerns, did anybody use my card? […]

  • Exit 3, River Street Exit, Now Closed on Expressway

    PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Pa.  — An off-ramp on the North Cross Valley Expressway is now closed to traffic as parts of that ramp are undergoing repair work. A detour has been set up around that ramp which takes you to River Street near Wilkes- Barre in Plains Township. For drivers here on the southbound North Cross Valley Expressway, the ramp closure at Exit 3 will be what you should expect to see until fall of next year. Repair work is being […]

  • World War II Veteran Turns 100

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Surrounded by friends and family, Joe Campagna was celebrated as he turned 100 years old. This surprise party was here at the Green Ridge Senior Apartments in Scranton, where Joe and his wife are staying temporarily. “It really was a surprise, I didn`t expect this,” said Campagna. The World war II veteran earned numerous medals fighting for the army over seas. “Naples and Sicily, we started out in Sicily to Salerno,” said Campagna. But it was this […]

  • Bike Store Closing Leaves Customers with No Wheels

    KINGSTON, Pa. — There is some controversy in Luzerne County over the closing of a bike shop in Kingston. Main Bike World in Kingston abruptly closed this month after being in business for two decades leaving some customers wondering what will happen to their bikes. “The rear trailer was bent on that and the chain was broken and I needed tires,” said Gus Panagakos of Dallas. He showed a picture of a TREX 8500 bike similar to the one that he […]

  • More Than 100 Cats Found in Home near Allentown; Some Taken to Shelter in Poconos

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A rescue shelter in the Poconos is asking for the community’s help after it says more than 100 cats were found in a home near Allentown. Camp Papillon says while it was only able to take a dozen cats with them, they are hoping to take more. The cats were taken from a house near Allentown by workers at the rescue shelter near Stroudsburg. Vice President Felicia Katz says the cats were found over the weekend, living […]

  • PA State Rep.’s Opening Prayer Draws Controversy

    LOCK HAVEN, Pa. — A state representative from Clinton County is finding herself in the center of controversy over a prayer she gave in the state House in Harrisburg. Republican State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz offered that prayer to begin the session in which the first female Muslim member of the Pennsylvania State House was sworn into office. “Jesus, we’ve lost sight of you. We’ve forgotten you, God, in our country, and we’re asking you to forgive us, Jesus,” Borowicz said […]

  • Woman Dies Following Three-car Crash on Route 209 in Monroe County

    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A woman is dead following a three-car collision on a busy road near Stroudsburg in Monroe County. State police say a car was turning off Route 209 and onto Route 33 when it was hit from behind just after 2 p.m. Sunday, causing a chain-reaction crash. State police say Star Rousie-Levitt, 21, was headed north on Route 209 and had slowed to turn onto Route 33. That’s when the car driven by William Deremer, 43, hit […]

  • Lourdes Regional Girls Basketball Team Feted with a Hero’s Welcome Home After State Finals

    COAL TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The high school basketball season is officially over for all the schools in northeastern and central PA. Our area’s last chance to bring home a state championship rested with the Lady Raiders of Lourdes Regional near Shamokin. But Lourdes came up short in Friday’s title game. The procession of fire trucks stretched from the parking lot of Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School down into the neighborhood surrounding it as an escort of fire trucks […]

  • 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, […]

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