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
  • ‘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**

  • Would you try it? Ice cream shop hopes to be able to sell alcoholic treats

    CONNEAUT, Ohio — Are you ready for alcoholic ice cream: ice-cream infused with say, real bourbon? A Northeast Ohio ice cream shop has cleared a major hurdle and hopes to be selling alcoholic ice cream, sorbets and even parfaits soon. There are laws on the books now that allow you to make alcoholic ice cream or sell it — but not both. Heavenly Creamery, located in an old church in Conneaut, is working with a state lawmaker; a bill to […]

  • Lou Maglio’s Doggone Good Super Bowl Dip

    CLEVELAND – It’s Super Bowl week at Fox 8, and all week long we are featuring our anchors’ favorite Super Bowl Snacks. Lou’s Doggone Good Super Bowl Bean Dip Ingredients: One box 8 ounce cream cheese One can 15 ounce chili (no beans) One 8 ounce package shredded cheese (cheddar is chef’s choice) Preparation: Place cream cheese in average size pyrex dish (microwave to soften) Spread with spatula Add chili, spread evenly Add cheese, enough so that you cannot see […]

  • Teens follow their hearts to help family of classmate who was shot and killed

    AKRON, Ohio — Young people have followed their hearts to help the the family of a classmate and great friend. The 17-year-old, who everyone called Ernie, was shot and killed earlier this month. He will always be special to his classmates including Montazia Davis who still cries. Ernie was her best friend in school. Ernest Anderson was a talented chef, aiming for a career in hospitality. He was a student at Akron’s East Community Learning Center. “We had to help […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]