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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
  • Presidential hopeful Gov. Kasich kicks off opening of Ohio State Fair

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — It’s one of the biggest fairs in the country: the Ohio State Fair. And Gov. John Kasich kicked off the event as he ramps up his race to the White House. Our Gabe Spiegel is the only local TV reporter to talk with him at the event, and asked if he thought he had an edge at the GOP debate that will be held in Cleveland next week. “Honestly, I believe the work we’re doing on the […]

  • All eyes on Cleveland: Democrats to hold watch party during GOP debate; tickets sold out

    CLEVELAND– The republicans have dominated headlines since announcing the National Convention and first national debate will be held in Cleveland. We wanted to know what local democrats have planned for the debate night next Thursday. They’re planning a watch party. It will be held at: Market Garden Brewery (lower level) 1947  W. 25th St. Cleveland, OH 44113 8:30p-11p Meanwhile, tickets to the GOP debate are sold out. *Read more on the debate here*

  • How old is he? Who is he? Top questions Americans are asking about John Kasich

    Next year, voters will head to the polls to pick the next leader of the United States. So, when Ohio Governor John Kasich said he was throwing his hat in the race for the White House, Americans rushed to Google to ask a bunch of questions about him. Check out the questions and searches below, courtesy of Google Trends. Top questions on John Kasich after he announced his presidential bid for 2016: How old is John Kasich? How old is […]

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    Surprising questions people are asking about presidential candidates

    We are getting close to the first big national political debate in the Race for the White House. Republican candidates will square off in Cleveland on Aug. 6. We wanted to know what questions you’re asking about both parties– and some may surprise you. Watch Gabe Spiegel’s report above for more and check out our web extras below for more on what people from Northeast Ohio and around the country are really curious about, all courtesy of Google Trends.   […]

  • 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, […]