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.

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    Victims of former attorney accused of hypnotizing them continue to fight for justice

    LORAIN, Ohio– An attorney representing several women, who are victims of former attorney Michael Fine, says her clients trusted him. “They were going through very difficult domestic situations and because of that they were vulnerable,” said attorney Laura Mills. “They believed he was going to help them. They trusted him.” Police say Fine hypnotized the women for his own sexual pleasure. On Tuesday, the Lorain County Prosecutor’s Office released video from an undercover sting. Officials say it shows Fine talking to the […]

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    Suspect in Gates Mills Home invasion case recently released from prison

    GATES MILLS – The 38-year-old suspect arrested in connection with a January 6 home invasion was recently released from prison. Shaun Corrigan, 38, was released from prison in November 2015 after serving nearly 10 years for burglary and drug possession. Gates Mills police believe Corrigan forced his way into a home, bound the homeowners hands with duct tape, and stole several items. The victim described the suspect to police and a composite sketch was released last week. A Shaker Height’s […]

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    Arrest made in Gates Mills home invasion

    GATES MILLS,OH – Police have made an arrest in a home invasion that happened earlier this month. At around 1:45 p.m. Monday police arrested Shaun Corrigan of Solon. Police received a call of a suspicious male in a back yard on Gates Mills Blvd. Corrigan is being held in jail on aggravated burglary and kidnapping charges. Police Chief Gregg Minichello said the suspect forced his way into the woman’s home around noon on January 6. The woman was expecting a […]

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    13-year-old steals woman’s car, says his mom in jail and he wanted food

    CLEVELAND – Police say a 13-year-old robbed a local educator, but what he said to her has that teacher talking about forgiveness. Andrea Gray said she just got home from grocery shopping Saturday evening, and was in the process of bringing her food into the house, when her brother noticed someone stealing her car. “I saw a boy shutting the door and pulling away,” Gray said. “I said Lord please don’t let him get hurt. It’s just a car.” Andrea’s […]

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    Cleveland police officer arrested, jailed

    PARMA – Multiple sources confirm to the Fox 8 I-Team that a Cleveland police officer has been arrested by Parma police accused of a serious assault on an ex-girlfriend. The officer has not yet been officially charged so we are not naming him. He was arrested over the weekend. The incident that led to the arrest happened while the officer was off-duty. A Cleveland police spokesperson could not be reached to comment on the matter. Parma Police Captain Kevin Riley […]

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    Family who has dog says they believe Army private gave up rights to him

    CLEVELAND – A local family who now has a dog that is at the center of a criminal charge of petty theft tells Fox 8 that they believe an Army private gave up rights to the dog. Christina Grapo said her family adopted Buck and adores the Bloodhound. “We fully believe that Buck was knowingly and willingly relinquished by his previous owner due to the fact that she could no longer care for him, and we are confident that the […]

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    Samaria Rice says she wants officers involved in son’s shooting to be fired

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The family of 12-year-old Tamir Rice reacted Friday to the news of administrative charges against officers involved in the November 2014 shooting. At a press conference Friday evening, Tamir’s mother, Samaria Rice, said she wants the officers fired. She says they murdered him. Rice said the process has been agonizing and painful. Samaria Rice speaks out about administrative charges. Says she wants officers fired. Says they murdered him. — Peggy Gallek (@PeggySinkovich) January 14, 2017 Administrative […]

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    Administrative charge letters released for officers involved in Tamir Rice shooting

    CLEVELAND– City of Cleveland officials released administrative charge letters Friday for the officers who were involved in the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. **See those, below** Police were called to the Cudell Recreation Center on Nov. 22, 2014 for a report of a male with a gun. When Officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback arrived, they encountered Rice. According to police, they ordered the 12-year-old to drop the weapon three times. Rice suffered two gunshot wounds and died the next […]

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    Video: Suspected package thief’s slip-up could help family get justice

    MEDINA TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Exclusive video that could help a local family get justice, shows a suspect’s one big mistake. A suspect taking a package off of the front porch of Gene Jasinki’s Medina Township home, didn’t notice the half a dozen security cameras set up around the house. And while the suspect was rushing to grab the package, he slipped. That slip, could have been a slip-up, because the noise caused Gene’s son, who was inside the house, to […]

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    East Cleveland family says police never showed up after attack on elderly man

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio– An elderly woman called police around 6:15 Wednesday evening as soon as she heard her 85-year-old husband screaming in the driveway. “I grabbed the phone and called 911 and the first time they didn’t answer,” Mary told the Fox 8 I-Team Thursday afternoon. “The second time I told them to hurry. He was hurt. I was afraid he was going to have a heart attack.” The elderly man said a man with a knife tried to rob […]

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    5-year-old girl found dead, concealed inside restaurant in Jackson Township

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio– Almost 24 hours after a 5-year-old girl was last seen inside her family’s restaurant, Ang’s Asian Cuisine on Portage Street NW in Jackson Township, she was found dead inside. According to a press release from Jackson Township police, it was determined that the child, Ashley Zhao, was found “deceased and concealed inside the building” on Tuesday. Sources originally confirmed the very sad news to FOX 8 I-Team’s Peggy Gallek. Police, with the assistance of the FBI and Ohio BCI in cooperation with the […]

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    Gates Mills home invasion suspect sketch: Man wanted for tying up woman, stealing items

    GATES MILLS, Ohio — Police have released a sketch of a suspect believed to be involved in a home invasion in Gates Mills Friday. Police Chief Gregg Minichello said the suspect forced his way into the woman’s home around noon on January 6. The woman was expecting a package and opened the door. The chief said the suspect tied the woman’s hands together using duct tape, and forced her to walk around the house with him. The suspect had a box cutter […]