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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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    Pastors call for dismissal of Brelo, other officers involved in deadly chase and shooting

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Area pastors gathered at Lane Metropolitan CME Church in Cleveland Tuesday, saying they want Officer Michael Brelo and 12 others involved in the 2012 deadly chase and shooting fired. Brelo on Saturday was found not guilty on all charges in connection with his role in the deadly 2012 police chase. He had been charged with two counts of voluntary manslaughter in the deaths of Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell. A press release issued by the pastors stated: […]

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    Dozens of Brelo protesters appear in court, many plead to reduced charges

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Fifty-six people arrested during Saturday’s protests appeared in court today. Most were originally charged with failure to disperse, but many pleaded no contest to reduced charges of disorderly conduct. The protesters are also getting credit for time served over the weekend and will not be fined. The protesters were among those who assembled after the verdict was announced in the trial of Officer Michael Brelo. Brelo was found not guilty on all charges in connection with his […]

  • Michael Brelo’s father: ‘We’re grateful that Michael was exonerated’

    CLEVELAND –  There is one family that is very relieved to hear a verdict of not guilty. The family of officer Michael Brelo. “It’s just like a 10,000 pound weight lifted from our backs,” said Paul Brelo, father of Cleveland Police Officer Michael Brelo.  “We are grateful Michael was exonerated.” Michael Brelo had been indicted on two counts of aggravated manslaughter.  Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge John O’Donnell acquitted Brelo Saturday. Brelo was on trial for his actions in the […]

  • Cleveland police officers rescue man from burning car after crash

    CLEVELAND – A Lakewood family says they will forever be grateful to two 3rd District police officers, who pulled 26-year-old Mousa Abukhalil from a burning car early Thursday morning. “This car blew up and they saved his life, they pulled him out,” said Amer Abaun, Mousa’s uncle. Family members told Fox 8 News on Friday, that while Mousa was injured in the crash that happened around 2:30 a.m. Thursday morning, he is expected to make a full recovery. Mousa was […]

  • I-Team: Teacher suspended three days after student recorded her outburst

    Warning: Some language in the video may be offensive to some viewers CLEVELAND – New developments in a Fox 8 I-Team investigation into a teacher’s alleged profanity laced rant that was recorded by a student with a learning disability. The teacher, Debra White, has been given a 3-day suspension. The family of the student, and their attorney do not believe 3 days off  is adequate punishment. “Not satisfied with the suspension,” said Atty. Steven Moody. “First of all, I don’t […]

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    I-Team exclusive: Prosecutors to determine if charges will be filed against former Brimfield police chief

    BRIMFIELD – The state Bureau of Criminal Investigation has finished an investigation into a popular former local police chief. Brimfield Township officials told the I-Team in February about the allegations involving former Chief David Oliver. BCI officials confirmed to the Fox 8 I-Team Wednesday that the investigation regarding possible criminal issues at the Brimfield Police Department was given to the Portage County Prosecutor’s Office last week. It will now be up to the prosecutor’s office to review the information and […]

  • New plan to keep the peace when verdict is reached in Brelo trial

    CLEVELAND — The City of Cleveland has a new plan to keep the peace in case of any unrest after the verdict in the manslaughter trial of Cleveland Police Officer Michael Brelo. It won’t be just the police out in the community if disturbances happen during demonstrations.  Citizen volunteers are getting ready to work calm in the streets, too. City and community volunteers gathered Monday at the Zelma George Recreation Center to discuss strategies in the event future protests become […]

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    I-Team: Family of boy hit, killed by city-owned truck sues East Cleveland

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio- A lawsuit has been filed over the death of a child hit by an East Cleveland city vehicle. It happened in April on Hayden Avenue. Nine-year-old Devion Lesure died. Attorneys David Malik and Grant Goodman filed the lawsuit Monday, on behalf of the victim’s family. “The city encouraged, condoned, and permitted an unlicensed and inattentive employee ‎ to operate its dilapidated service vehicle,” the suit states. “The inattentive employee was 71 years of age. The city placed […]

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    FBI, local police urging peaceful protests ahead of Brelo verdict

    CLEVELAND – Local law enforcement leaders are preparing for unrest after the verdict in the manslaughter trial of Cleveland Officer Michael Brelo is released, but local and federal officials are hopeful all protests will be peaceful. The FBI’s Deputy Director, who grew up on Cleveland’s west side, was back in town Thursday and told local reporters he believes police are prepared to handle whatever takes place. “They need to take the lessons learned from Ferguson and from Baltimore and incorporate […]

  • I-Team exclusive: Video shows how police worked to end a Cleveland standoff

    CLEVELAND – Exclusive video from a Cleveland Police helicopter shows how police worked 18 hours to save a life. “Yeah, I am in the back.  He has a gun to his neck,” an officer in the chopper can be heard saying. The Fox 8 I-Team‎ obtained the video from the police helicopter that shows how police handled a standoff with a suicidal man on April 18. Cleveland First District police officers on the ground and police chopper crews in the […]

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    Donations pouring in for family of Tamir Rice

    CLEVELAND – A sofa set, dishes, gift cards, and other items are being sent to Tamir Rice‘s family from people all over the world ‎. “It is a huge outpouring of support to this family,’ s‎aid Walter Madison, an attorney representing the family. “People from just aout everywhere are sending something.” He said one person even offered a car, and others sent checks. Tamir was shot and killed by a Cleveland Police officer November 22 in the playground area of […]

  • Cleveland police meet with city officials to keep pools, parks and rec centers safer

    CLEVELAND – Cleveland police have a new plan to protect recreation centers, and pools this summer. But during a council safety committee meeting designed to discuss it, the spotlight remained on the police shooting of a boy outside one of the recreation centers. “I want to see whether that officer had his radio on at that particular time,” said Councilman Zack Reed. “I want to know whether or not he was on that channel, because Tamir Rice should not have […]