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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    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 […]

  • Your child’s health: Lazy eye iPad study

    CLEVELAND – Greyson Sluzewski not only likes playing games on an iPad, it is doctor’s orders. The six-year-old has amblyopia or lazy eye. “He has been patching for about three years now with little improvement. And, it’s becoming much more difficult to have him comply with keeping his patch on. “Greyson’s mom Beth Sluzewski said. If you would like to submit a question or concern to be addressed by Maria – CLICK HERE Dr. Faruk Orge is a pediatric ophthalmologist […]

  • Girl who survived Bedford crash that killed mom, 2 sisters to speak at DARE convention

    BEDFORD, Ohio- It’s all about forgiveness, thinking about what lies ahead and no looking back. “I can do and be anything I want to be,” Zumyah Thorpe said. Zumyah has a lot to forgive. In March 2013, her pregnant mother, Maria Thorpe, and her two younger sisters, ages 5 and 8, were killed when a drunken driver hit their car in Bedford. Zumyah, who was 10 at the time, and her older sister survived, but she suffered severe head trauma […]

  • 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 […]