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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.


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    Police chief: Child injured after being hit by East Cleveland city dump truck

    EAST CLEVELAND  – The East Cleveland police chief tells Fox 8 that a 9-year-old child was hit by a city dump truck on Friday afternoon after the child ran into the street, the child was not run over by the vehicle. The accident occurred at Hayden between 1st and 2nd Avenue. Once notified that the accident involved a city vehicle, the chief called Ohio State Highway Patrol to handle the investigation. The child is injured, but the extent of their injuries are unknown. […]

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    Family member accused of making threat in trial of officer charged with manslaughter

    CLEVELAND – Prosecutors called a former Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office employee to the stand Wednesday afternoon to discuss the autopsies of two suspects, who died in a November 2012 police involved shooting,  as the criminal trial of a Cleveland police officer continues. *WARNING: Photos and descriptions in the blog below may be considered graphic* This is day 8 of Officer Michael Brelo’s trial.  Brelo is facing two counts of manslaughter for the deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams. […]

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    Family of man shot during police struggle still searching for answers

    CLEVELAND – Attorneys representing the family of Brandon Jones, an 18-year-old shot and killed by police in March, after he allegedly burglarized a closed convenience store in the middle of the night, are asking police for some answers. Attorneys Paul Cristallo, Christine LaSavia and Anthony Jordan are representing Jones’ family. “It has been 25 days since Brandon’s death and the family is still waiting for answers,” Cristallo said.  “Brandon’s parents, Tanya and Clarence, deserve to know what happened. They deserve […]

  • Cleveland Police Officer Michael Brelo sits next to his attorney Fernando Mack on April 13, 2015.

    5 supervisors take Fifth Amendment in trial of officer charged with manslaughter

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cuyahoga County prosecutors continued to present witnesses Monday morning in the sixth day of Cleveland Patrol Officer Michael Brelo ‘s criminal trial. Brelo is facing two counts of manslaughter for his actions in the Nov. 29, 2012 deadly chase and shooting that claimed the lives of two unarmed suspects, Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams. Prosecutors are trying to convince the judge that Brelo’s actions were not reasonable the night of the shooting. They allege he fired 49 […]

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    Update: arrests made in Cleveland security guard shooting

    CLEVELAND – A security guard was shot early this morning on Prospect Avenue. Officers from the Downtown Services Unit were called out to the area around 1146 Prospect Avenue at 2:30 a.m. today, Sunday April 12th. It was there that they found the 25-year-old security guard shot in the head. The suspects fired the weapon from outside the establishment at the door. Officers  were able to get suspect vehicle information and descriptions. Shortly after that, the suspect vehicle was located […]

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    Akron woman hosting walk to help raise awareness about suicide prevention

    AKRON – Maria Ruane is turning her pain and grief from the loss of her brother Mark, who died by suicide eight years ago, into something positive and hopefully, life changing. Ruane, is organizing Out of the Darkness Walk to Prevent Suicide, at 1   p.m. Sunday April  26 at the  University of Akron, Akron Stile Athletics Field House. The walk is to not only help family and friends who have lost a loved one due to suicide, but to also […]

  • Photos: Judge viewing cars, parking lot in trial of officer accused in deadly chase, shooting

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The judge in the trial of Cleveland Officer Michael Brelo is viewing the cars involved in the Nov. 29, 2012 deadly police chase and shooting, that left Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, dead. Judge O’Donnell is also viewing the parking lot in East Cleveland where the chase ended. The judge and prosecutors viewing the car and cruisers involved in the chase: pic.twitter.com/nlrgNsMeDD — fox8news (@fox8news) April 10, 2015 The trial for Officer Brelo resumed this morning in […]

  • I-Team: Cleveland Police Department seeing a decline in working officers since 2012

    CLEVELAND – The Fox 8 I-Team has found a dramatic drop in the number of police fighting crime on Cleveland streets, even as the murder rate climbs and residents want more patrols. According to city documents obtained by the I-Team since 2012, 276 officers left the department and 183 have graduated from the academy in that same time. “That’s a deficit of 93 policemen,” said Steve Loomis, president of the police union. “More officers are leaving than we are hiring.” […]

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    Police sources: BB gun with tip removed taken from juveniles in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND– Cleveland police sources say they seized a real-looking BB gun with the tip removed from juvenile boys at Mercedes Cotner Park on the west side of Cleveland. We’re told the call came in for three juveniles flashing a gun. We’ve learned the boys complied with police orders and were taken home to their parents. Possible charges for a facsimile firearm are pending. Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice was carrying an airsoft pistol, also with the orange tip removed, when he was […]

  • Officer Michael Brelo stands between his two attorneys during the trial on Monday. (Photo: Jen Steer/Fox 8 News)

    Two officers called in trial of Cleveland officer charged with manslaughter in 2012 chase

    CLEVELAND- The trial started Monday for a Cleveland police officer accused of manslaughter in connection with a 2012 deadly police chase and shooting. Michael Brelo, 31, is charged with two counts of voluntary manslaughter for the deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge John O’Donnell is hearing the case. Russell and Williams were killed after a chase that started when an officer thought he heard gunfire near the Cuyahoga County Justice Center on Nov. 29, […]

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    Cleveland police make Easter baskets for local shelters

    CLEVELAND — The Easter Bunny got some help from Cleveland safety forces today. Dispatchers and police officers made more than 200 Easter baskets. The baskets were put together by dispatchers ‎and officers from the 2nd and 3rd districts then delivered to local shelters.

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    I-Team: New arguments over police silence in Brelo case

    CLEVELAND- Days before a Cleveland police officer is set to go on trial for manslaughter in connection with a deadly shooting, fellow officers are trying to avoid getting called to testify. Michael Brelo is facing two counts of manslaughter for a shooting after a massive police chase in 2012.  Thirteen Cleveland officers fired 137 shots, but prosecutors say Brelo alone  fired dozens of shots and kept firing after others had stopped. Two of the others who fired have filed motions […]