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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
  • Police: Man killed in officer-involved shooting

    SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — State BCI agents are investigating after a police-involved shooting in South Euclid. The shooting happened at a home in the 1300 block of Avondale Road around 4:30 a.m. Saturday. Police were first called to the scene for a domestic situation. According to police, officers could hear a female yelling for help when they arrived at the home. They announced their presence and found a male assaulting her. According to investigators, the woman was stabbed. The man […]

  • Police hope public, surveillance video may help in woman’s death investigation

    LORAIN, Ohio- Police say the body of 44-year-old Rebecca Jean Newsome of Lorain was found in a wooded area off of Fillmore Avenue Wednesday afternoon. According to her longtime boyfriend, she was last seen early Tuesday morning at her son’s home in Lorain. She left her son’s house and began walking to her home on Second Street but never made it. “This is very, very, traumatic.  Words cannot describe it,” said Ron Palinkas, who was with Newsome for 25 years.  […]

  • Ebola protection: Supplies fly off shelves

    SOUTH EUCLID – The news of Dallas nurse Amber Vinson, who was diagnosed with Ebola after visiting the Cleveland area over the weekend, has people rushing to medical supply stores to pick up protective gear. E‎m‎ployees at a local medical supply store ‎in South Euclid told FOX 8 sales have increased more than 20 percent in just the past couple of days. ‎ Mary Barta, of Buckeye‎ Medical Supply in South Euclid, said phones have been ringing off the hook […]

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    Retired Bedford judge gets jail time for having sex with prostitutes

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A retired Bedford judge must serve 60 days in jail and six months house arrest. Judge Brian Corrigan said Wednesday during sentencing that he gave the sentence a lot of thought. Former Judge Harry Jacob was convicted of ‎three charges of having sex with prostitutes and two charges of falsification of municipal court records. All are misdemeanor charges. Jacob addressed the court and at times fought back tears. “I am sorry, these have been the darkest days […]

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    Police: Alcohol and stunt driving may have caused deadly crash

    CLEVELAND – A Cuyahoga County grand jury has indicted a 25-year-old Streetsboro man today on two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and driving under the influence. Police say they are looking into the possibility that Jaspual Dhesi of Streetsboro is accused of crashing his vehicle September 21st on West 28th. A 33-year-old passenger in his car was killed. Police say the two had gone to a Browns game and believe he was doing a stunt referred to as “drifting” at […]

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    Cleveland police officer shot while serving warrant on suspect

    CLEVELAND – A Cleveland police officer was shot in the chest around 5 a.m. Saturday morning near East 71st and Ottawa. Police Union President Jeff Follmer says the officer was wearing a bulletproof vest and is in stable condition. Police say the suspect had a warrant out for his arrest. Someone called Cleveland police Friday night with the location of the suspect. When police arrived, they say the suspect pulled out a gun and fired, striking the officer. The officer […]

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    New details revealed on controversial traffic stop

    SANDUSKY- A Sandusky police officer placed on administrative leave following a controversial traffic stop seems to have known who he was pulling over last week, despite statements contradicting that. Officer Christopher Denny radioed dispatchers to ask if there were warrants out for Andre Stockett 4 minutes before stopping the car Stockett was riding in on a traffic violation last week, according to Sandusky Police Chief John Orzech. However, in video recordings of the stop, Denny is heard calling Stockett by […]

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    Sandusky officer placed on leave in review of controversial traffic stop

    SANDUSKY, Ohio — An officer involved in a controversial traffic stop in Sandusky has been placed on administrative leave, and the matter has been turned over to the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office. Andre Stockett, of Huron, and his girlfriend were stopped by Sandusky police Oct. 1 on a traffic violation.  Stockett, who claims he is constantly being harassed by police, videotaped the stop. During the video, you can hear the officer asking Stockett several times to identify himself.  The officer […]

  • Caught on camera: Traffic stop triggers police review

    SANDUSKY, Ohio- A traffic stop by Sandusky police is now part of an internal review. Andre Stockett, of Huron, and his girlfriend were stopped by Sandusky police last Wednesday on a traffic violation.  Stockett, who says he is constantly being harassed by police, videotaped the stop. “I’m scared for my life,” Stockett can be heard telling police on the video.  He recorded six minutes of the traffic stop on his cell phone. “I had my two-week-old son in the car, […]

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    Have you seen her? Family and friends search for missing Bucyrus teen

    BUCYRUS, Ohio — The search resumed Saturday for a missing 15-year-old girl from Bucyrus. Rebecca “Beccy” Kemper, hasn’t been seen since September 23. Her family and friends planned to meet at a Walmart in Marion to hand out flyers and canvass the neighborhood looking for her. According to a release from the Cleveland office of the FBI, Beccy was last seen by her mother at about 10:30 p.m. at their home on Crestline Road in Bucyrus. Beccy’s mother noticed that […]

  • Authorities looking for clues in disappearance of 15-year-old Bucyrus girl

    BUCYRUS, Ohio — Federal and local law enforcement officials are looking for a 15-year-old girl who hasn’t been seen since Sept. 23. According to a release from the Cleveland office of the FBI, Rebecca “Beccy” Kemper was last seen by her mother at about 10:30 p.m. at their home on Crestline Road in Bucyrus on Sept. 23. Beccy’s mother noticed that a window was open, and Beccy was not there. Beccy’s mother then contacted local police. Friday afternoon, FBI agents […]

  • Police: Fight over tip money may have led to deadly restaurant shooting

    ALLIANCE, Ohio- New details were released Thursday, a day after a 56-year-old Alliance dishwasher is accused of shooting a bus boy, stopping to drink tequila, and then shooting the 26-year-old one more time. The shooting happened Wednesday afternoon at the Blue Fig Restaurant in Alliance, after the two were allegedly fighting over tip money. According to police, during the argument, Peter Ortiz went outside to the parking lot, got a gun out of his car and went back inside where […]