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.


Recent Articles
  • Norton six-year-old gets to ride a bike, thanks to biomed students, engineers

    NORTON, Ohio – A six-year-old boy can now ride a bicycle just like his friends. It’s all thanks to students at the University of Akron and a group of dedicated professionals. Wesley Radebaugh was born with a rare genetic condition called spinocerebellar ataxia, type 29. It affects his motor skills and he uses braces and a walker for short distances. He needs a wheelchair for longer trips. Wesley always wanted to ride a bike but was unable to, until now. […]

  • Alliance police find explosives, dynamite inside abandoned home

    ALLIANCE, Ohio – Dynamite was found inside a northeast Ohio home Wednesday and police are investigating how it got there and if there were any plans for it. Police in Alliance say they were actually conducting another investigation when they came across the explosives in a vacant home on West High Street. Originally they were looking for and seized a sawed-off shotgun. The home had been abandoned for about 10 years, and at one time belonged to the family of […]

  • Concussion concerns: Cleveland Clinic using special app to keep athletes safe

    CLEVELAND — It’s one of the most intensely-debated topics in football: what to do about concussions. Three-million concussions are diagnosed across the country each year. The Cleveland Clinic is studying it closely and monitoring athletes with a special app aimed at keeping them safe. Friday, young players at the Western Reserve Football League were having their balance tested and monitored — this is for coaches and people of science trying to keep kids safe on the field. “I think anything […]

  • Man pulled from waters at North Ridgeville park after police jump in to rescue him

    NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio – Local police jump into a local pond trying to save a man from drowning. The rescue attempt happened in dark, murky waters with one officer saying he could hardly see his hand in front of his face. It happened in South Central Park in North Ridgeville Wednesday night. Several people started shouting that a man was under water and that help was needed, they couldn’t find him. Somebody called 911 and police and firefighters got to work. […]

  • Runaway dog reunited with owner after fireworks scare

    PARMA, Ohio – This is a story about a dog named Knox (short for Knoxville, where she was found as a stray.) Knox loves her home in Parma, but does not love fireworks. On July 4, a round of early neighborhood fireworks scared her so much that she broke free from her collar and just ran.  Her mom, Erin, started posting for help on social media and quickly had about 150 shares on Facebook. As luck would have it, the police officer […]

  • ‘We lost a brother’: Football player wears number of teammate killed in Chardon crash

    MENTOR, Ohio — A high school all-star football game was packed with emotion, Friday night. Players from Chardon High School honored one of their own, Dominic Ricci, who was killed in a car crash last week. Dominic, 18, played football for the Hilltoppers and wore #4. One of the eight Chardon players in the News-Herald Senior Bowl at  Jerome T. Osborne Senior Stadium in Mentor wore Dominic’s number. The Chardon players are a close group; they’ve played together and studied together […]

  • Cleveland city council calls for crackdown on dirt bikes, ATV’s

    CLEVELAND – Cleveland City Council members are calling for a crackdown on dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles in the city. As the Fox 8 I-Team has reported, groups of marauding dirt bike and ATV riders are creating havoc in parts of the city, damaging property and scaring motorists. Council member Zack Reed said police officers are not being given the power to properly control the situation. “You cannot have a police department in the city of Cleveland where you have laws […]

  • ‘He taught us how to fight’: Family of man who died at Kalahari speaks out

    The family of a man who died after falling from a balcony at Kalahari in Sandusky is speaking out about the tragedy. The VanCleaves from Virginia were on the final day of a long-awaited vacation when the accident happened. Derek VanCleave, 25, fell from a third-floor balcony at the waterpark-themed resort on Tuesday. Jim and Leslie VanCleave say Derek suffered a traumatic brain injury years ago when he was hit by a truck and needed constant attention. They say they took their eyes […]

  • Blessing of the badges: Paying tribute to fallen heroes

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A community came together Thursday night to honor those who serve. The event is called the Blessing of the Badges and it pays tribute to those who dedicate their lives to helping others. It also offers prayers to all in law enforcement, firefighters, EMS. Thursday’s service at Antioch Baptist Church also paid tribute to three brave men who died, but gave years of honor to their uniforms and their communities. Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams was among […]

  • Cavs honor 125 students with replicas of championship ring

    CLEVELAND — One hundred and twenty-five more people are proudly wearing Cleveland Cavaliers championship rings. The Cavaliers are honoring the teenagers for their own accomplishments. Cavs representatives, including Campy Russell, handed out the rings to dozens of young people at John Adams High School Tuesday night. The students are members of several local Boys and Girls clubs. Cavaliers in-arena host Ahmaad Crump said, “They pretty much got selected because of the hard work, the excellence that they show in the […]

  • Coyote concerns grow after another incident in Lakewood

    LAKEWOOD, Ohio — There is more concern tonight about coyotes in Lakewood. People in that city have seen them three times already this year: one in January, one in February, and an incident that took place this week when a coyote hopped a fence and landed in a family’s backyard. It happened on Nicholson, not far from the lake. The homeowners chased it and it jumped over the fence and sped away. Animal control says they are looking for an […]

  • Vermilion Elementary is a ‘Cool School’

    VERMILION-They’re called the Sailors and their sights are on the far horizon. Nothing is unattainable, and no student will be left behind. That’s the goal of this week’s cool school,  Vermilion Elementary. Fox 8’s Lou Maglio takes us there in the video above. **More on Cool Schools here**