Gabe Spiegel

Gabe joined the Fox 8 family September 2012.

You can see him weekdays on FOX 8 News at noon and 4 p.m.

Raised in Akron, and a proud graduate of North High School, Gabe is so glad to be home in Northeast Ohio.

He started in the news business in the early ‘80s as a paperboy for the Akron Beacon Journal. He delivered papers in Tallmadge, Cuyahoga Falls and Akron for many years. “It’s been a dream of mine to work for FOX 8. FOX 8 is the reason I went in the news business! It’s the most powerful news vehicle in the state.”
After graduating from

Anderson University (Indiana), Gabe went on to work in TV markets like Toledo, Omaha and Columbus. He’s a lifelong Browns, Buckeyes, Indians and Cavs fan.

Recent Articles
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    Michigan family heading to Ohio for a cicada vacation

    BAD AXE, MI – A Michigan mother of 4 is heading down to the shores of Lake Erie for vacation this year. Why did she chose this vacation spot particularly? She wants to hear the cicadas. Ohio is experiencing the once-in-a-17-year cicada season. The insects are about to enter into their mating season, when they aren’t just seen, but heard as well. Jennifer Rose, from Bad Axe, Michigan, is going to make the 5 1/2 hour drive from the “thumb” area of that […]

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    RNC Chairman Priebus breaks down what to expect during the convention, drama within party

    CLEVELAND- In 80 days, all eyes will be on Cleveland as the Republican National Convention kicks off in downtown Cleveland. Today, in a Cleveland exclusive, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus talked to FOX 8 about what we can expect over the course of the convention and Cleveland’s prep for the historic event. Preibus touched on the drama within the Republican party, but despite the hurdle he feels the committee in Cleveland is doing a great job.  He said, “We are pleased with […]

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    Swish! Gabe shoots and scores for charity

    COLUMBUS- Our own Gabe Spiegel finally got a bucket. Gabe played in a charity basketball game in Columbus Thursday night. It benefited Buckeyes Beyond the Field, a mentorship program where former Buckeyes help kids in and out of the classroom. Gabe was a part of the gray team, you might recognize some stars on the scarlet team, like Brush High School grad and Buckeye WR Roy Hall. Hall lead the scarlet team to victory with his electrifying dunk. Scarlet Buckeyes […]

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    Go behind the scenes of WGN America’s new show ‘Underground’

    The gripping new series, “Underground,” premieres Wednesday night on WGN America. It’s a show about the human spirit. It shows a group of courageous men and women fighting for their lives. ‘Underground’ is centered around a blacksmith, Noah, as he organizes a small group of fellow slaves and pieces together a daring plan of escape across hundreds of miles to freedom. Our Gabe Spiegel spent time with the cast in Los Angeles; he has a sneak peek in the video above of […]

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    Exclusive: Ohio Gov. John Kasich talks to FOX 8 after Republican debate

    DETROIT– Thursday night the field of four GOP presidential candidates squared off in another debate. As Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took shots at Donald Trump, Ohio Gov. John Kasich was proud to be “the adult on stage.” The governor sat down with FOX 8’s Gabe Spiegel for a one-on-one interview. He was the only local reporter to speak with the presidential candidate Friday morning. More You Decide 2016 stories here

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    Elyria APL hosts 7th annual ‘Wags to Riches’ fundraiser

    ELYRIA – On Saturday, the Elyria APL hosted the 7th annual ‘Wags to Riches’ fundraiser. Fox 8’s Gabe Spiegel was in attendance to host the casino-themed event. More than 130 animals are at the Lorain County Shelter and are in need of homes. Check out some of their adorable faces above!

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    Chef Gabe McPizza: It’s pizza like you’ve never seen before

    It’s pizza like you’ve never seen before. Our own Gabe Spiegel introduced us tonight to Chef Gabe McPizza– as he calls it. It’s pretty simple to whip up and Gabe says it will cost you about $20 for the ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need: — 8 cheeseburgers — shredded mozzarella — pizza sauce — pepperoni **Watch the video above for more**

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    Coming soon: Gabe Spiegel to return to FOX 8

    CLEVELAND- More than a month after leaving FOX 8, news anchor Gabe Spiegel is making a return. Gabe announced the news just a short time ago: I have some great news, I’m coming back to my family at Fox 8. I was able to make some adjustments in my personal life that will allow me to spend more time in Cleveland with my children.   I’m so thankful to Fox 8 for working with me and allowing me to return to the […]

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    Movie makes a difference, shows students in Medina the impacts of bullying

    MEDINA, Ohio– Homeroom was a little different for middle school students in Medina on Wednesday. They watched a student-made movie, highlighting the impacts of bullying. The idea began with one student’s push to make a difference as part of ‘Unity Day.’ The movie went over so well, other schools across the country are now interested in running it. ‘Unity Day’ began in 2011. Participants are asked to wear orange to unite and help end bullying. *Gabe Spiegel has more in […]

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    ‘Empire’ season 2: Wait for TV’s hottest show is almost over

    TV’s hottest show is almost back!  ‘Empire‘ season 2 premieres Wednesday night at 9 p.m. on FOX8! Don’t miss the return of Lucious, Cookie, and the rest of the Lyon family. So, what does ‘Empire’ have up its sleeve this season? FOX 8’s Gabe Spiegel gives you a sneak peek in the video above. Click for more on ‘Empire.’

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    Ups and downs! Watch what happens as Gabe takes on jobs at Cedar Point

    SANDUSKY, Ohio– A few weeks ago, while FOX 8’s Melissa Mack was showing a picture from Cedar Point, our own Gabe Spiegel told us that he always wanted to make those announcements on the roller coasters– getting riders all psyched up! Gabe said he thought, ‘Hey, that looks easy!’ But, it turns out, it’s not; there’s a lot of training involved.  He recently spent the day there getting a hands-on lesson at several jobs, and as you’ll see in the […]

  • Your child’s health: Food allergy challenge

    CLEVELAND – School is just starting for Ava Ford, 7, and Leah Lawrence, 5, and they are already taking a test. Both girls are taking a food challenge. Dr. Leigh Ann Kerns is a pediatric allergist at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital who oversees the food challenge. “We do a food challenge when we think that a child is not allergic to a food or when a child may be outgrowing a food allergy. So, we determine that a child […]