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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
  • Nov 2012 Cleveland  police chase

    Judge to decide if charges against Cleveland police officers in deadly chase should be dropped

    CLEVELAND – A Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge will now try to determine if charges against six Cleveland police officers should be dismissed. Defense attorneys said they believe the charges should be dropped because they say statements their client’s gave to their employer were used to obtain criminal indictments. In the past the city waited to get officers statements for internal matters until the criminal case was resolved, but this time that wasn’t done, which is something Judge John O’Donnell […]

  • Rodney Roberts (Garfield Hts. Police Dept.)

    Police issue warrant for homicide suspect

    GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio – Police are searching for a suspect believed to have shot and killed a family member Wednesday evening. They say Rodney Roberts, 30, and cousin Calvin Jackson, 37, were arguing at a residence at the 13500 block of Saybrook Avenue at approximately 8:35 p.m. Jackson was shot several times during the argument and was pronounced dead at the scene. Family members inside the home identified Roberts as the shooting suspect. Roberts left the scene before police arrived […]

  • Nov 2012 Cleveland  police chase

    Judge to decide if ‘tainted testimony’ was used to indict officers in deadly police chase

    CLEVELAND – Defense attorneys representing officers in a deadly police chase and shooting want charges filed against their clients dismissed, saying they believe prosecutors acted improperly and used statements officers were forced to give to their employer to gain grand jury indictments. It is not known if Judge John O’Donnell will decide Wednesday whether prosecutors used tainted grand jury testimony to indict six Cleveland officers following the deadly police shooting in 2012 and whether the indictments should be dismissed. Defense […]

  • Newburgh Heights Shawn Finch looks at his wrecked cruiser following accident on 12/12/14

    ‘I knew it would be hard to look at': Officer speaks out after terrifying crash

    NEWBURGH HEIGHTS – Officer Shawn Finch had to take a few deep breaths before he could look at the cruiser he was riding in Friday night when he was hit by a pick up truck. “I knew it would be hard to look at,” the 41-year-old said as he stood by the cruiser with his chief John ‎Majoy. “Man. It’s rough.” Finch returned to work Tuesday, still sore and bruised from the crash. Finch’s cruiser was struck by a pick […]

  • Newburgh Heights Police cruiser after being involved in a crash on 12/12/14 ( courtesy: FOX 8 News)

    Dashcam video reveals violent collision between police cruiser and suspected drunk driver

    NEWBURGH HEIGHTS – Dash and body camera video from Friday’s crash involving a Newburgh Heights cruiser shows the violent collision that happened on 77. “I was just rear ended,” Officer Shawn Finch told dispatch seconds after his cruiser was struck by a white pick up. The pick up flipped over and police officers can be seen pulling the driver of the pick up out of the vehicle. “The truck was leaking fuel and the officers wanted to get him to […]

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    Driver backs into cruiser, flees and crashes into building

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — One person was arrested after police say he backed into a police cruiser and then caused an accident after fleeing the scene. According to Cleveland police, the driver of a pick-up truck was at Finn’s Cafe on Broadway Avenue when he backed in to a Cleveland police cruiser in the parking lot. The driver then fled, colliding with a car at East 55th and Broadway. The pick-up then crashed into the Jackson Hewitt Tax Service building nearby. […]

  • Samaria Rice

    Mother of Tamir Rice heads to March Against Police Violence in Washington DC

    CLEVELAND – The mother of 12-year-old Tamir Rice boarded a plane Friday to head to Washington D.C. to meet with other mothers who lost their sons in police-involved incidents. Samaria Rice and her attorney, Walter Madison, are taking part in Saturday’s March Against Police Violence. “We are demanding justice,” said Madison, as he stood next to Samaria Rice at Akron-Canton Airport. Wearing a button with her son’s picture, Samaria Rice said she is still grieving over her 12-year-old son’s death. […]

  • Cleveland council holds hearing on DOJ excessive force report

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland City Council is learning first-hand about what was contained in a U.S. Justice Department report that outlined excessive force and civil rights violations by Cleveland police. The chief federal prosecutor in northeast Ohio, Steven Dettelbach, on Wednesday briefed council members on the ‎findings from the DOJ. U.S. Attorney Eric Holder announced the findings from the investigation in Cleveland last week. The investigation started in March 2013 and was triggered by several high-profile incidents — including a […]

  • Report on Cleveland police leads to call for resignation of McGrath, Flask

    CLEVELAND – Since last week’s release of the U.S. Department of Justice’s scathing report of the use of force by Cleveland police and the November 22 police-involved shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, community leaders and even city officials are now calling for the resignation of two top city administrators. Protestors, a pastor, and a city councilman, have called for the resignation of Michael McGrath, director of public safety, as well as Martin Flask, the special assistant to the mayor. When […]

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    Threats made against police after officer-involved shooting

    CLEVELAND — The president elect of the Cleveland Police Patrolman’s Association says officials are warning officers that threats are being made against them. Steve Loomis, who will take over as president of the union in January, says a few days after the November 22  police-involved shooting that claimed the life of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, officials learned of threats being made against officers. Loomis said the threats did not name any specific officers, but officials wanted to make sure police were […]

  • Tamir Rice

    Tamir Rice’s family files wrongful death suit against Cleveland police officers

    CLEVELAND- The family of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was shot and killed by a Cleveland police officer, has filed a wrongful death suit. A man called 911 on Nov. 22 to report a man with a gun at the Cudell Recreation Center. Officers arrived at the scene and shot Rice, who died the next day. Police later said boy’s gun was airsoft. The attorney for Rice’s family said the wrongful death lawsuit was filed on Friday in the United States […]

  • cleveland police

    U.S. Atty. General Eric Holder to announce findings of Cleveland PD investigation

    CLEVELAND — The U.S. Department of Justice plans to release its findings today in an investigation of the Cleveland Police Department that began in 2013. **A press conference is set for 1:15 p.m. today for discussion of the DOJ’s findings. That press conference will stream LIVE on Fox8.com.** The DOJ began investigating the department in March 2013 following a series of highly publicized incidents including a 2012 police chase that ended with the killing two unarmed people. Six officers were […]