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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.

Recent Articles
  • Police: 13-year-old took $25K from grandfather, gave it away to classmates

    MEDINA, Ohio- Police are investigating the theft of $25,000 from the home of an 83-year-old man in Medina Township. Detectives believe the man’s 13-year-old grandson took the money and handed it out to others, including some students at Claggett Middle School in Medina. Police believe the boy’s 14-year-old friend is also involved, along with the friend’s grandparents and another adult. More than $7,000 has been recovered so far, along with merchandise purchased with the money, including a television set. Police […]

  • Painesville’s police K-9 Cash remembered as partner, part of the family

    PAINESVILLE, Ohio- Officers from several communities gathered Monday in Painesville to remember one of their own. Painesville’s only police dog, K-9 Cash, passed away recently and officers gathered to pay tribute for his many years of service. Watch the video above for much more on Cash; click here for more stories on police K-9s.

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    Pot proposal: Growing marijuana in your backyard in Ohio

    CLEVELAND- The movement toward legalizing marijuana in the state of Ohio is taking another turn. ResponsibleOhio, the group leading the movement, now is proposing that Ohioans be allowed to legally grow pot in their backyards. Under the proposal, people over the age of 21 would be able to grow up to four plants on their property, provided they get a state permit first. The marijuana would be for personal consumption only, not for sale. Lydia Bolander, spokesperson for ResponsibleOhio, said, […]

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    Man convicted of murdering woman 30 years ago to get new trial

    CLEVELAND — A man convicted of a brutal rape and murder more than thirty years ago is getting a new trial. A Cuyahoga County Common Pleas judge made the ruling on Thursday. The judge cited questions about DNA evidence in deciding that Anthony Apanovitch should get a new trial. Apanovitch was convicted in the death of Mary Ann Flynn inside her Cleveland home in 1984. There was no direct evidence linking him to the crime scene and there were no […]

  • ‘I Need Help’ Facebook group helps people deal with harsh winter weather

    CLEVELAND- Yvonne Pointer endured the worst tragedy imaginable. Her daughter, Gloria, was murdered 29 years ago. She has devoted her life to helping others who are in pain. This week’s harsh winter motivated her to try something new. “The other morning, it was a terrible snowstorm,” she said. “So I looked out to see how much snow was falling and I saw someone was shoveling my driveway and sidewalk. It was a young man from the neighborhood. He got up […]

  • Public gathers to learn more about the potential closing of Lakewood Hospital

    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 […]

  • Proclamation to Justin Winebrenner family

    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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    ‘He’s going to be that police officer:’ Local chief helps inspire young boy

    MANSFIELD, OH — He’s a young boy with a big dream and thanks to a local police chief, he feels really good about seeing that dream come true. Treshaun Smith, 11, had cataract surgery a little more than a month ago and is afraid it will hurt his chances of reaching his dream, but Mansfield Police Chief Ken Coontz is helping to keep his dream alive. The young boy wrote a letter and got more than he ever imagined in […]

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

    CLEVELAND- Three teenagers were arrested after a frightening incident involving a gun and an RTA bus on Monday. Wednesday, video was released of the incident. The teens are suspected of robbing a Game Stop store on East 185th and St. Clair, then getting on the bus. The driver heard several passengers shout “there’s a gun.” He stopped the bus to let passengers out. The teenage suspects also left the bus, one of them waving a pistol from the sidewalk. The […]