Lou can be seen weekdays as co-anchor of Fox 8 News at Six.

Lou Maglio came to WJW in 1994 as an anchor/reporter, serving as anchor of the morning and 5 p.m. newscasts. He later became the co-anchor of the 6 and 10 p.m. weekend editions of Fox 8 News.

Prior to joining Fox 8, Lou was an anchor at WEWS-TV in Cleveland from 1981-94. He was also a reporter and producer at WFMY-TV in Greensboro, N.C., from 1980-81. In 1977-80, Lou was a reporter at KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, from 1977-80.

Lou graduated from Binghamton University in New York with a degree in mass communications. He also obtained his master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. Lou has won two Emmy Awards.

During his free time, Lou enjoys playing soccer and golf, gardening and working with computers. He resides on the west side of Cleveland with his wife and three sons — Zach, CJ and Joey. Spending time with his family and their many activities is Lou’s greatest passion.

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    Woman, two daughters attacked: ‘No one came out to help’

    CLEVELAND — A woman who has spent years helping victims of violence, became a victim herself. Laura Cowan and two of her daughters were viciously attacked on a Cleveland street, Monday evening. One of the daughters said, “I looked up and saw three men stomping me and kicking me. I saw my sister run over to help. Right then, I was scared for her because I knew this was a fight we were never going to win.” The sister and […]

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    Happy ending to horrific case of abuse: Chance the dog gets forever home

    LORAIN COUNTY, Ohio — A happy ending to a horrific case of animal abuse. In November, a good Samaritan found an injured golden retriever and contacted the animal warden, who then took the pup to the Lorain County Emergency Animal Center. The dog, who was named Chance, because he was such a sweet dog who needed a second chance at life, was shot in the back left leg and his front leg was stuck in a trap. They had to amputate Chance’s […]

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    Dick Goddard has message for everyone before Sunday’s huge Woollybear Festival

    VERMILION, Ohio– The 44th Woollybear Festival is coming up this Sunday in Vermilion and we have a message from Dick Goddard: He wants to make sure everyone has fun and hopes this is among the best years ever! The legendary weatherman is still recovering from a fall at his home last week that led to hip surgery. He’s doing very well, but some of our FOX 8 News anchors will try to fill his shoes at the festival. When you […]

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    3-year-old Wellington boy rescued from 8-inch septic tank pipe

    WELLINGTON, OH  – A three-year-old boy is alive after a terrible scare. Rex Wlodyka pried the cover off the pipe of a septic tank at his home on Saturday. Somehow, he managed to get stuck inside the eight inch diameter pipe. His brother ran to call their father, who was working in the garage. The father hurried to Rex and dialed 9-1-1. He told dispatchers he was able to grab Rex’s arm but could not pull him out of the pipe. […]

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    See how workers at Louis Stokes VA Medical Center make life better for veterans every day

    CLEVELAND, Ohio– We are proud this year to see proceeds from the FOX 8 FOX Trot will benefit the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center in Cleveland. The funds will be used to support critical programs at the hospital. Watch the video above, as we go inside the prosthetic lab, where a team of dedicated workers makes life better for the vets each and every day. The 4th annual FOX Trot, presented by your Northern Ohio Honda dealers, will be Sunday, August 28, at […]

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    Local tattoo shop offers free Cavs tattoos Tuesday in honor of NBA Championship

    WILLOUGHBY, OH  – It’s a lasting – or rather – permanent memory of the Cavs’ 2016 NBA Championship…and it won’t cost you anything. Classic Tattoo East is offering free Cavs-themed tattoos Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The shop decided to give away the ink after the amazing win by the Cavs to beat the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the NBA Finals Sunday night. They’re offering a number of different designs to choose from. Fox 8’s Lou Maglio […]

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    Parent says some Sandusky students will not walk at graduation after stinky senior prank

    SANDUSKY, Ohio– Some students at Sandusky High School will not get to walk with their classmates at graduation because of a senior prank. After finals, the students went back inside the school and set off stink bombs. They thought it was funny, but the administration didn’t see the humor. So those involved have not been allowed to attend practices for graduation and they won’t be allowed in the audience to watch their friends graduate on Sunday. Parents say they’re okay with […]

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    Medical marvel: Teen who wondered if he would ever walk again about to graduate from high school

    FOSTORIA, Ohio — In just a few days, 18-year-old Dugan Smith will graduate from high school and go to college. There was a time when the teen from Fostoria, Ohio, wondered if he would ever walk again, let alone graduate from high school playing varsity sports in both baseball and basketball. Eight years– then 10-year-old Dugan — was diagnosed with bone cancer. “I realized I was limping a lot and then I broke my leg and found out I had […]

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    Video: thieves ransack, rob historic Lorain jewelry store

    LORAIN,  OH – Thieves ransacked one of the oldest and best-known retailers in Lorain early Tuesday morning. Police say four thieves broke into Nielsen Jewelers at approximately 3:30 a.m.  It is believed a fifth suspect stood guard outside while the Broadway Avenue store was struck. The suspects smashed display counters and took jewelry and watches.  There is no estimate of the value of the items stolen, but it is significant.  The suspects, wearing masks, were last seen running west on Broadway. […]

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    Deep down under: a tour of the almost finished Cleveland pump station

    CLEVELAND – It reaches 240-feet underground, is built to last at least 100 years, and is going to help stop flooding in Cleveland. Watch as our cameras got an in-depth, deep down tour of the new pump station being built by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District. The station has taken six years to build and is set to open later this year.  

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    Cleveland City Council begins debate over $15 minimum wage

    CLEVELAND –  – City Council members are considering a proposal that would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in the city. Members of a union submitted petitions to force the city to address the idea.  The process began on Monday evening and will continue in committee meetings beginning Tuesday morning. Two council members spoke in favor of the idea.  “I sympathize with the status of the minimum wage and the complete failure of the federal government to act,” said […]

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    Police work never ends! See how 6-year-old CJ is called upon again to protect and serve

    Who could forget the day our buddy, CJ, was sworn in as Cleveland police chief– and saved our city from the ‘Evil Crump’!  But, when you vow to serve the city,  your work is never done! And, once again, CJ is called on to protect and serve. Watch Lou Maglio’s report above for more. **Much more on CJ here**