Peggy Gallek joined the Fox 8 News team in September 2012 as an I-Team Reporter.

In October 2014, I got married!! I now live in Summit County with my husband and two cats, Cupcake and Felix.

Before coming to Cleveland, Peggy
was a reporter at WKBN in Youngstown and began working as a newspaper reporter with the Hubbard News, a weekly publication, in 1989.

In 1990, Peggy started with the Vindicator in Youngstown. She worked there until 2005 when she went to broadcast, at WYTV 33. In 2007, the station was bought by WKBN and Peggy worked for both WYTV, WKBN.
Peggy has won several state awards, including two regional Edward R. Murrow awards.

She was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio.


Recent Articles
  • Bond set at $1 million for man accused of raping, killing Conneaut baby

    CONNEAUT, Ohio– He was on the run for nearly three weeks. On Friday, the man accused of murdering a 13-month-old girl appeared in court. Joshua Gurto, 37, is charged with aggravated murder, murder, rape, felonious assault and domestic violence. He pleaded not guilty and his bond was set at $1 million. The badly beaten body of Sereniti Blankenship-Sutley was found in her Conneaut home on Oct. 7. Her mother was Gurto’s girlfriend. After the discovery, Gurto took off, hitchhiking his […]

  • Concerns raised after some may be evicted for calling 911 too many times

    LAKEWOOD, Ohio- A new study done by Cleveland State University questions nuisance laws, raising concerns that domestic violence victims may not call police because they worry they could lose their homes. Cities all over the United States, including 22 communities in Cuyahoga County, have nuisance ordinances. Lakewood Mayor Mike Summers says the ordinance is on the books to help protect everyone, and it is not intended to deter people from calling 911 if they need help. But the study by […]

  • Man at center of violent arrest in Euclid speaks out after charges were dismissed

    ​ The man at the center of a violent arrest by Euclid police caught on video spoke out Thursday, after the I-Team learned that charges against him were dismissed. “I did everything that officer told me to do. You can’t tell me I ain’t do everything that officer told me to do. I did everything. He told me to get out of the car. I faced away; he attacked me. The whole time, he was aggressive,” said Richard Hubbard III. Attorney Christopher McNeal, […]

  • 19-year-old pregnant woman accidentally shot in Ashtabula County

    SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP, Ohio- The Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting of a 19-year-old pregnant woman. The woman was shot in the head Wednesday night, when her boyfriend was unloading his rifle. The woman was rushed to the hospital and delivered the baby. Both the baby and mom were transported to a Cleveland hospital, where they are being treated. The case remains under investigation.

  • No criminal citations to be issued in incidents involving Crestwood High School football players

    MANTUA, Ohio – Officials at the Portage County Prosecutor’s Office have completed a review of the Mantua Police Department’s investigation into activities of some Crestwood High School football players and has determined that no criminal or juvenile citations should be issued. The prosecutor’s office was asked to review the case after the district suspended the football program for two weeks, earlier this fall. The letter, dated November 15 and written by Portage County Prosecutor Victor Vigluicci, states the police department […]

  • Charges against man at center of violent arrest in Euclid have been dismissed

    EUCLID, Ohio — The FOX 8 I-Team has learned charges against a man at the center of a violent arrest by Euclid police caught on video have been dismissed. Attorney Christopher McNeal, who represents Richard Hubbard III, said Wednesday, the charges against his client were dismissed. Hubbard faced charges of resisting arrest and driving on a suspended license. Charges against a woman who was with Hubbard at the time of his arrest have also been dismissed, according to McNeal. Officer […]

  • Dramatic rescue: Trooper pulls driver from car moments before it burst into flames

    FREMONT – Compelling video from the Ohio State Highway Patrol shows a quick thinking  trooper pulling a man from a smoking car just seconds before the vehicle went up in flames. The incident happened last Thursday on U.S. 20 in Fremont.  According to the investigators, the car had been involved in a crash and the driver of the vehicle was not able to get out of the car. Trooper Dante’ Hanns was able to pull the driver out of the […]

  • Man accused in car dealership shooting taken to jail after being released from hospital

    WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio– The suspect allegedly involved in the shooting of two Willoughby Hills police officers has been released from the hospital and arrested. Timmothy Scott Schmidt, who police said shot Willoughby Hills officers, Cory Planisek and Craig Anderson, at Classic BMW in September, was taken out of the hospital by wheelchair and placed in an ambulance. Officials say he is being taken to the Lake County jail. Schmidt is accused of shooting at the officers, who then returned fire. […]

  • Ashland County homeowner shot by burglary suspect

    ASHLAND -Ashland County Sheriff officials are searching for a suspect that shot a homeowner in the back. Ashland Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Carl Richert told Fox 8 that the homeowner heard his garage door go up around 3 a.m. Tuesday. He went outside with his wife to check it out, and saw the 4 wheeler sitting outside the garage. “It was pitch black out and they heard some noise and then all of a sudden there were two gunshots,” Richert […]

  • Man spends part of birthday thanking officers who saved his life

    KENT – It’s wasn’t the typical way to spend a birthday. But for Kyle Wagner, the only thing he wanted to do on his 26th birthday was to go to the Kent Police Department and thank the officers who helped save his life two years ago. “It’s been a long healing process and I am finally able to move around and I knew I wanted to be here and say thank you,” Wagner said. On Dec. 25, 2015,  Wagner lost […]

  • I-Team: 2 more suspects arrested in Cleveland car dealership murders

    CLEVELAND — The FOX I-Team has uncovered new developments in the investigation into the robbery and murder of a married couple at the used car lot they ran on Cleveland’s east side. Multiple sources confirm this weekend two more suspects have been arrested  and charged with aggravated murder. They are Andrew Keener, 24, and Jerome Diggs, 23. Court records indicate that both  “did participate in a criminal plot”  that resulted in the robbery and death of Trina Tomola, 46, and Michael […]

  • Man accused of touching strangers’ belly buttons banned from some local college campuses

    AKRON, Ohio– Prosecutors say a 29-year-old Stow man, who for the past 10 years is alleged to have approached women asking to touch their belly buttons, should be sent to prison, for violating his parole. Graig Burrier pleaded guilty Wednesday in Summit County Common Pleas Court to violating his parole. He was placed on parole in 2012 after pleading guilty to a sexual battery charge. In that case, prosecutors say he told a woman he was pledging a fraternity and […]