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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
  • She’s lovin’ it! 37-year McDonald’s worker gets surprise of lifetime from boss

    MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — For many work anniversaries, employees might get a watch, a pen or even crystal. But not Mary Conti. Conti has been working at the Mayfield Heights McDonalds for more than 37 years. Her boss, Tony Philiou, awarded her Wednesday with an all expenses paid, 7-day Carribbean cruise for her great attitude, great customer service and her million-dollar smile. “I hope you enjoy yourself down there,” Philiou told Conti. “We are looking forward to having you back. […]

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    Countdown to preseason: Browns prepare for game against Lions

    BEREA, Ohio — The Browns continue to get ready for their first preseason game with Coach Mike Pettine releasing the team’s depth chart on Tuesday. As of now, #2 remains the number two quarterback. Pettine said Brian Hoyer is penciled in as the starting QB with Johnny Manziel backing him up. The coach said positions will be evaluated from day to day. He’s getting excited for Saturday’s showdown with the Lions; the team’s first preseason game will be in Detroit. […]

  • Tradition touching students’ lives: FOX 8 Stuff the Bus campaign

    School is just a few weeks away and you can help students get the supplies they need by being a part of the FOX 8 Stuff the Bus campaign. This is our 8th year and we hope it is our best year to date. Kathy Hirko from the Cleveland Kids in Need Resource Center shows you how it works and how you can do your part. Watch the video above for more. We will be collecting the school supplies on Thursday, […]

  • Cleveland connection: ‘Manhattan’ cast includes talented local actor

    Less than a week until TV show, ‘Manhattan,’ airs. WGN America created an entire series around the race for the atomic bomb: one of the most compelling stories in history. Our own Gabe Spiegel visited Los Alamos, New Mexico, where the show is set and has brought us many behind-the-scenes looks. Tonight, you’re going to learn more about a cast, that has a Cleveland connection: Rocky River actor, Michael Chernus. *Watch Gabe’s report above for more and hear more from […]

  • Shot at Stardom: Look inside ‘American Idol’ auditions in Columbus

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — It’s the No. 1 singing competition in the world: ‘American Idol.’ For season 14, producers are targeting new areas looking for talent. This past weekend, ‘Idol’ buses rolled into Columbus. Several people from Northeast Ohio were at the auditions. Our own Gabe Spiegel was there. Watch his report above. *CLICK HERE for a photo gallery of the auditions*

  • Challenges & secrets: Behind-the-scenes of ‘Manhattan’

    Its creation ended World War II. The atomic bomb was built by a group of scientists in an American desert- shrouded in secrecy. Now, it’s the theme of the new TV series, ‘Manhattan.’ ‘Manhattan’ is WGN America’s second original show this year. They first brought you ‘Salem,’ back in April. Fox 8’s Gabe Spiegel explores the challenges and secrets on the set and behind the scenes in New Mexico in the video above. ‘Manhattan’ debuts Sunday July 27, at 9 […]

  • The race for the atomic bomb: What you need to know about ‘Manhattan’

    It is one of the most compelling stories in American history, the race for the atomic bomb. Our parent company, Tribune Broadcasting and WGN America have made it into a TV series. “Manhattan’ is set to debut Sunday, July 27th at 9p est on WGN America. You can also watch it on FOX 8 at 11 p.m. FOX 8’s Gabe Spiegel got a behind-the-scenes-tour of the ‘Manhattan’ set in New Mexico. According to Gabe, it is historically accurate and is […]

  • First look: St. Jude Dream Home winner ‘in awe’ of new house

    AVON, Ohio — Seeing is believing, and that’s just what Nicole Johnson of Akron did on Monday. For the first time since winning the 2014 St. Jude Dream Home she got to see it with her own two eyes and needless to say she was impressed. “We gave a private tour to Nicole and her family today. They love it. We’re so excited to give it away. We’re so excited they love it so much and welcome them to the […]

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    City Council, Browns make deal on game-day parking

    CLEVELAND — While parking in one area while attending Browns games this season, know your money won’t be going to the city, but rather, to the Browns. The city owns the land on the west side of FirstEnergy Stadium, which holds 1,700 parking spots. As part of the agreement, the Browns will pay the city about $7,000 per game for the spots. The organization can then turn around and sell those spots for whatever they want. City Councilman Mike Polensek […]

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    Now Taking Reservations: The Westin Moves into Downtown Cleveland

    CLEVELAND– A brand new hotel is taking reservations.The Westin, a contemporary hotel with a superior reputation for comfort, is located in the heart of downtown Cleveland on St. Clair Ave. A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on Thursday on the $70 million project. The Westin adds nearly 500 rooms and 40 suites with a view of the lake. The hotel is taking reservations for next week. It’s just one of a handful of hotels coming to downtown Cleveland; the 600-room Hilton […]

  • Eyes to the Sky: Chinooks Make Unexpected Stop in Cleveland

    A line of Army helicopters could be seen and heard in Cleveland Wednesday. It was nothing to worry about; five Chinooks made an unexpected stop in Cleveland. “We are in the middle of moving 5 CH47s from Fort Campbell, Kentucky to Fort Drum, New York. We just had an opportunity to stop in Cleveland due to some inclement weather. It was a good chance to stop here. Nice city,” said 1st Lt. Casey Thome with the United States Army. Bad […]

  • Brothers Behind ‘Captain America’ Talk Big Debut

    Remember all those traffic tie-ups last summer because of the making of ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’ Now, comes the payoff. The movie premieres everywhere this Friday. Watch Gabe Spiegel’s report as the Russo brothers stop in Cleveland to talk about the film. CLICK to read much more on ‘Captain America.’