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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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    LAKEWOOD  – A large crowd packed the Beck Center in Lakewood Wednesday night to learn more about the potential closing of Lakewood Hospital. The hospital has served the city for more than a century. But the Cleveland Clinic, which operates the hospital, wants to close it and replace it with a family health center and emergency room. Lakewood Hospital would close in 2016 when a new hospital the Clinic is building in Avon is complete. Many at the meeting wanted […]

  • Heroes honored: Brook Park firefighters risk their lives to save people trapped in home

    BROOK PARK, Ohio – Five firefighters, who saved the lives of two people, were honored by the City of Brook Park, Tuesday evening. The firefighters were at the scene of a raging house fire on Engle Road in late October. They learned that two residents of the home were still trapped inside. Three of the firefighters, Dustin Burkholder, Benjamin Dockstader and Lt. Mathew Lynch, risked their own lives by entering the burning home. They located two unconscious fire victims and […]

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    Officer Justin Winebrenner remembered for valor and bravery

    AKRON, Ohio- A man who gave his life protecting others was honored in Summit County Monday night. County council members presented a proclamation of commendation to the family of Justin Winebrenner. The honor salutes Justin for his valor and bravery. The Akron police officer was shot to death in November at Papa Don’s Pub in Akron.  Investigators said he was trying to remove an unruly customer who they said later opened fire, killing Winebrenner and injuring several others. *Read more […]

  • Hope for Akron bridal shop closing after Ebola scare

    AKRON– A bridal shop forced to close because of the ebola scare got some much appreciated help Thursday night. A good samaritan presented owner Anna Younker with a check for $7,700. Terri Crispin raised the money through a GoFundMe account. “Coming Attractions” was visited by nurse Amber Vinson who treated an ebola patient in Dallas. When news of the visit surfaced, business plummeted. Younker said she had no other choice but to close down the business. The money will help […]

  • Major layoffs planned at U.S. Steel Tubular Operations

    LORAIN, Ohio- Workers at U.S. Steel Tubular Operations received a major layoff notification on Monday. A temporary idling of the plant will begin on, or shortly after, March 8. Layoffs could occur until May. The layoff affects all operations and units at the plant. A spokesman told Fox 8 Monday evening that 614 jobs are affected. According to a letter from the company to a union president based in Pittsburgh, the layoffs are the result of a decline in market […]

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  • ‘There’s a gun!’ Video shows frightening moments when suspects get on bus

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    NEWBURGH HEIGHTS, OH – Newburgh Heights city council members gave their approval for the purchase of police body cameras, Tuesday night. The vote was unanimous. Police Chief John Majoy said the cameras are becoming a necessity in modern police work. He told Fox 8 News, “It is important because it preserves the integrity of the officer. It preserves the integrity of the public. The videos cannot be manipulated. It is designed to help people out.” Newburgh Heights officers demonstrated the […]

  • Police: Officer shot and killed trying to protect others inside bar

    AKRON, Ohio- A man accused of killing an off-duty Akron police officer and shooting four others is expected to be in court Tuesday. Police say Kenan Ivery, 35, is facing several charges including aggravated murder. He is accused of killing Justin Winebrenner, 32, and injuring four others. The shooting happened early Sunday at Papa Don’s Pub after Ivery was told to leave the bar. Ivery did leave but then returned with a gun. Police Chief James Nice told FOX 8 […]

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  • ‘I still have my LeBron bobblehead!’ Superstar keepsake survives fire

    FAIRLAWN, Ohio- A woman lost virtually everything to a fire late Monday morning, but she’s grateful her prized keepsake somehow survived. Sheila Shuttlesworth kept good care of her LeBron James bobblehead. She got it during the Cavaliers’ star’s rookie season and she kept it safely stored in the original box ever since. Sheila and her son, Charles Williams, were both working Monday when they learned of the fire. They rushed home to find most of their possessions in ashes, outside […]