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
  • Air Traffic Controllers Say Government Shutdown Suspension is Good but Bittersweet

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The board at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport shows flight are running smoothly and on time. But for the people directing those planes on and off the runway, life has been tense for the last 35 days as a partial government shutdown stopped air traffic controllers from receiving paychecks. Now, that shutdown has been suspended as President Trump announced that lawmakers in Washington agreed on a deal to reopen the government. “It’s good knowing that we’re finally getting […]

  • Rain, Melting Snow Leads to Flooded Roads, Yards

    CARBONDALE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — All that rain mixing with all the melting snow was a perfect recipe for flooding and it affected a number of area roads Thursday evening. Draining this flooded yard near Carbondale is a cold, wet, slushy mess but somebody’s got to do it. For the Miller family, this is something they do multiple times a year when it rains, including this time last year. “The township knows that we’ve been doing this for years, years. I mean […]

  • PA Auditor General Visits Scranton to Discuss School District’s Financial Recovery

    SCRANTON, Pa. — The state auditor general paid a personal visit to the city of Scranton Wednesday evening to meet with parents, students, teachers, and taxpayers in the Scranton School District. “It is my hope tonight to hear some feedback of what we want to see,” Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale told the packed theater inside Lackawanna College. DePasquale met face to face with those in the Scranton School District to discuss what should be put in the financial recovery plan […]

  • Rape Charges Against Wilkes-Barre Police Officer

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — State police have arrested a Wilkes-Barre police officer and are charging him with sexually assaulting four female victims over a 16-month period. Investigators believe Robert Collins, 53, of Mountain Top, sexually assaulted the victims while he was on duty and performing his function as a police officer. State police say the incidents happened between August 2013 and December 2014. Collins was charged with rape, indecent assault, and official oppression. Collins was arraigned on felony charges Tuesday night. […]

  • Icy Conditions Had Emergency Rooms, Home Heating Delivery Drivers Busy

    HAZLETON, Pa. — The heavy snow and frigid conditions had area emergency rooms and home heating delivery drivers working around the clock. At Lehigh Valley Hospital in Hazleton, the emergency room was busy. Emergency room Dr. Annette Mann says they’ve seen plenty of people coming with injuries related to shoveling snow or just out walking on the icy conditions. “We’re seeing hypothermia. We’re seeing falls. We’re seeing people who are out shoveling who are out straining themselves, back strains. This […]

  • College Student Helping Spread Cheer to Cancer Patients in Luzerne County

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Students at Kings College in Wilkes-Barre volunteered on Friday to make a decoration that will go to cancer patients. Freshman Alexandria Scalzo and other students were making a mobile using 1,000 paper cranes. The was started by Scalzo’s childhood friend who made and donated several to the hospitals treating his cancer. David Heard passed away when he was in fifth grade and his cause is now a national project. “This is particular stood out to me because […]

  • Helping Hand for the Howells After House Fire

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Folks came out for a night of music and entertainment in Wilkes-Barre, all to benefit a woman who was severely burned saving her family from a house fire. A fundraiser for Judy Howells took over the Kirby Center this evening. Inside the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, folks jammed out to some live music and it was all to benefit a woman whose arms were severely burned rescuing her family from a house fire. That fire broke outside the […]

  • State Officials Hold Meeting on Overcrowding Study of Beltzville State Park

    TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Concerned residents packed an informational meeting Thursday night in Carbon County to discuss the overcrowding issues at Beltzville State Park. The Bureau of State Parks hosted the gathering to give people an update on a crowd study it’s conducting. It’s no secret that lots of people seek out Beltzville State Park near Lehighton during the summer months, especially on weekends and holidays. People living around the park say it’s impossible to enjoy due to overcrowding. “I don’t […]

  • Scranton Mayor Denies Wrongdoing

    SCRANTON, Pa. — An attorney representing Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright released a statement Wednesday afternoon that sheds light on an FBI raid at Scranton City Hall and at the mayor’s home. Mayor Courtright hired an attorney after those FBI raids one week ago, and that attorney is now saying that the mayor denies any wrongdoing and expects to be exonerated. Since FBI agents raided Scranton City Hall and Courtright’s home last week, rumors have swirled and Courtright has done little […]

  • Tamaqua Area School Board Suspends Armed Teachers Policy Pending Lawsuits

    TAMAQUA, Pa. — A school district in Schuylkill County will not be implementing a controversial policy to arm its teachers and staff. The Tamaqua Area School Board’s plan is officially on hold. With a vote of 7-1, the school board decided against implementing a controversial policy Tuesday evening. Months ago, the board voted to allow teachers and staff to carry firearms as a safety measure to the mass shootings at schools across the country. “The board has had the foresight to […]

  • Scranton City Council Sounds off on FBI Investigation at City Hall, Mayor’s Home

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Scranton City Council is now speaking out about the FBI’s raid on City Hall and Mayor Bill Courtright’s home last week. Council made those remarks at its meeting Monday evening. “I would fully encourage the mayor, his cabinet, and any other government officials to fully cooperate with the FBI and Justice Department in their investigation,” said council member Bill Gaughan. Council members each sounded off on a possible FBI investigation of the city, first saying they still […]

  • Disney on Ice Spectators Provided Extra Security at Mohegan Sun Arena

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Folks enjoying the Wonderful World of Disney in Luzerne County were provided extra security. Families coming to Mohegan Sun Arena near Wilkes-Barre for the opening night of Disney on Ice passed through metal detectors before entering the event. The metal detectors went up last month for some hockey games. However, this was the first event where only clear bags could be brought in by spectators. “It was good. They checked everything. You have to put everything […]

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