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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
  • One-on-One with FOX News: What to expect in the first Republican presidential debate in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND– The first Republican presidential debate will be in Cleveland on Aug. 6 at Quicken Loans Arena with the top 10 candidates up for nomination. FOX News Channel is teaming up with Facebook for the debate. Our Gabe Spiegel spoke with FOX News anchor Bret Baier, who explained what it means to have both the debate and the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Bret will moderate the debate, along with FOX News’ Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace. *Watch Gabe’s interview […]

  • ‘The battle is on': Inside ‘Salem’ Season 2 just days before premiere

    SHREVEPORT, Louisiana– Are you ready for the Witch War? The second season of the WGN America show, ‘Salem,’ premieres Sunday, April 5 at 10 p.m. Find what channel to watch it on here. ‘Salem’ is a one-hour drama that re-imagines the infamous 17th century witch trials in colonial Massachusetts. It stars Janet Montgomery (“Made in Jersey,” “Human Target”), Shane West (“Nikita,” “ER”) and Lucy Lawless (“Xena: Warrior Princess,” “Spartacus”). FOX 8’s Gabe Spiegel went behind the scenes of ‘Salem’ Season 2. He […]

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    What are the odds? Calculator lets you know chances of a snow day

    When it comes to predicting days off from school- there are a few online tools you can use, for fun. One of them is the Snow Day Calculator. The calculator was created by a student at MIT and works with the National Weather Service. It all starts with your zip code. *CLICK HERE for the calculator and watch Gabe’s report above for more* (**Of course, the latest school closings and delays can always be found RIGHT HERE on FOX8.com**)

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    Video: Snowstorm strands Akron trucker 35+ hours on Buffalo interstate

    AKRON, Ohio —  A truck driver from Akron has been stuck for more than 35 hours in the wintry Buffalo weather. Doug Still, 55, was on his way back to Ohio from Buffalo late Monday night on Interstate 90 westbound when the storm hit. At about 11 a.m. Wednesday, Still said he was about 15 miles south of the downtown area, and his photos show he is buried in snow. He said he’s been stuck for more than 35 hours. […]

  • Governor Kasich on re-election: ‘This is an amazing night for me’

    COLUMBUS, Ohio– Republican John Kasich has coasted to a second term as Ohio’s governor by defeating Cleveland Democrat Ed FitzGerald. “This ain’t your old man’s Ohio anymore. This is a new, exciting and innovative state!” Those were John Kasich’s comments after winning his second term in the governor’s office. Kasich’s platform has been jobs. His campaign team touted his focus on the creation of 250,000 jobs over his first term. He cut income taxes and taxes on small businesses working […]

  • 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 […]