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
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    Thousands sign petition wanting charges dropped against 15-year-old accused of shooting father

    WARREN- A petition containing thousands of signatures was meant to be given to Trumbull County prosecutors Monday demanding the release of a teenager accused of killing her father. The Mahoning Valley Organizing Collaborative says 15-year-old Bresha Meadows is a child survivor of domestic violence who they believe was defending herself, and her family, from her abusive father. Bresha Meadows is accused of shooting and killing her father, Jonathan Meadows, 41, on July 28 inside their Warren home. Her mother, Brandi, can […]

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    Shots fired into car on Cleveland’s east side, 11-year-old girl injured

    CLEVELAND – A Maple Heights girl is hospitalized after she was shot while in her mother’s vehicle Wednesday night. The 11-year-old girl, her mother and two other children were on Broadway Avenue in Cleveland when the shooting happened. The mother told FOX 8 she had just picked up her children and was driving home  from work. “I don’t understand how this happened,” the mom said, as she fought back tears. She did not want to be interviewed on camera because of […]

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    Sandusky County Sheriff appears in court on theft, drug-related charges

    FREMONT Ohio– The Sandusky County Sheriff was arraigned on a 43-count indictment Wednesday afternoon. Sheriff Kyle Overmyer was arrested on the charges Tuesday evening, following an investigation by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation. In court on Wednesday, the 42-year-old’s bond was set at $150,000, and he was ordered to hand over his badge, gun and any other county property. Prosecutors filed a motion to have him suspended from office. Overmyer was indicted on 43 counts, including 38 felony counts: – 12 counts […]

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    Portion of I-77SB in Canton reopens after victim is shot while driving, hospitalized

    CANTON, Ohio — A portion of Interstate 77 southbound in Canton has reopened after a shooting investigation. The interstate was closed at 13th Street N.W. for several hours Wednesday morning. According to a release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the incident happened at around 3:43 a.m. A trooper with the Canton post stopped with a 2005 Kia mini-van on Interstate 77 southbound near mile post 106 in the city of Canton. When the trooper approached the van, it was determined it was abandoned […]

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    Wanted sex offender living in woods behind North Ridgeville elementary school

    NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio– A sexual predator was arrested on Monday after police say they found him living behind a North Ridgeville elementary school. Earl Eddington, 52, was wanted for violating his parole. He failed to report as a sex offender after he was convicted of raping a victim under the age of 13, North Ridgeville police said. The Lorain County Sheriff’s deputies and U.S. Marshals tracked Eddington to the area near Lear North Elementary School at about 4:30 p.m. Monday. Police […]

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    $20K reward for info in Cleveland abduction, Elyria attempted abduction

    CLEVELAND– The FBI is looking at the possibility that a social media link may have played a role in the case of a young girl’s abduction from her west side home in May and an attempted abduction in Elyria in February. A 6-year-old girl was taken from her home on West 104th Street on May 21. She was found safe on Lyric Avenue after being held for more than 17 hours. The young victim said she was brought to a brick house […]

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    Woman murdered in East Cleveland, suspect in custody

    EAST CLEVELAND – Police and state agents are on the scene investigating a homicide in East Cleveland. Police tell FOX 8 News a man is in custody. The name of the female victim is not being released until family is notified. Police say the victim was found on the 8th floor at an apartment complex on Terrace Road. This is the second murder in East Cleveland in two days. Another woman was found shot to death early Saturday on First […]

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    Charges dropped against man allegedly assaulted by 2 East Cleveland officers

    CLEVELAND – The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office on Wednesday dismissed criminal charges filed against a man who says two East Cleveland officers beat him so badly he had to be taken to the hospital. Jesse Nickerson told the FOX 8 I-Team exclusively Tuesday  he thought he was going to die on July 26 when the officers assaulted him.  The officers were fired a few days after the alleged assault. Nickerson faced four charges, including tampering with evidence and receiving stolen property. According […]

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    ‘I thought they were going to kill me’: East Cleveland man tells FOX 8 I-Team about alleged assault by police

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio– A man is telling his story first to the Fox 8 I-Team after he says police took him to a park and beat him. “They beat me and choked me,” said Jesse Nickerson of East Cleveland, as he stood in Forest Hill Park, the place where he said police beat him in the early morning hours of July 26. He claims the assault happened after he was arrested on four charges, including receiving stolen property and tampering […]

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    Suspect killed in deputy-involved shooting identified

    ROME, Ohio — Law enforcement sources confirm to the Fox 8 I-Team that a man was killed in a deputy-involved shooting in Ashtabula County. The Ashtabula County Coroner’s office has identified the man as Michael S. Martin, 36. Authorities originally said a female was killed during the incident. The shooting happened in the Miller Road and Dodgeville Road area in Rome. Police say it all started with an armed robbery at 3 a.m. outside of a home in the Rock Creek area. The suspect robbed a […]

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    Charges dismissed against three East Cleveland men in 1995 murder case

    CLEVELAND – More than two decades later, three East Cleveland men are finally walking free. Derrick Wheatt, Eugene Johnson and Laurese Glover spent about 19 years in prison until their release last year. That’s when Cuyahoga Common Pleas Judge Nancy Margaret Russo ruled the three deserved a new trial based on new evidence that was introduced. This spring, the 8th District Court of Appeals also ruled the three East Cleveland men deserved a new trial on their murder conviction in 1996. […]

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    11 suspects face 74 charges in smash-and-grab case following raids

    CLEVELAND– The FOX 8 I TEAM is tracking a series of early-morning police raids on Cleveland’s east side believed to be tied to recent smash and grabs of ATMs at stores and other crimes throughout northeast Ohio. The raids involve police from Parma, Cleveland and Strongsville. At one scene in Cleveland, police even had a SWAT team from the western suburbs. Police raided at least four homes looking for suspects and executing search warrants to gather evidence. A source close to […]