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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
  • Painesville High School

    All Painesville City Schools closed due to suspicious phone call

    PAINESVILLE, Ohio — All schools in the Painesville City Local School District are closed today after a suspicious phone call, according to the district’s website. According to authorities, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a bomb inside Thomas W. Harvey High School around 6:45 a.m. The school was checked, but no device was found. As a precaution, the high school was evacuated, and the students were sent home, authorities say. Elm Street Elementary School was not in […]

  • Rape survivor breaks her silence to keep attacker behind bars

    SANDUSKY, Ohio– A rape survivor broke her silence to make sure her attacker stays locked up. Carrie Caudill, 47, spoke to us about the most horrific day of her life,  20 years ago, when she was kidnapped, sexually assaulted, and tortured for hours by Larry Taylor. Caudill decided to speak out, saying she doesn’t want to be seen as a victim but instead a survivor. “He thought he had killed me,” Caudill said. “He cut off the ropes, threw me […]

  • Man sentenced for Westlake woman’s heroin overdose

    CLEVELAND – All that was on Harry Konecny’s mind was getting justice for his late wife as he appeared in a Cuyahoga County courtroom Thursday morning. Konecny wanted 23-year-old Dominik Walker to get the maximum sentence for selling heroin to his wife, Marlene Rose.  The 36-year-old Westlake woman died of a drug overdose last April. “She wasn’t just a  girl that did heroin and died,” Konecny said.  “She was my wife. She was a mother, a daughter, a sister. She […]

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    Two arrested after drug investigation leads to chase, crash on I-271 near Bedford Heights

    BEDFORD HEIGHTS – Akron police arrested a man and a woman after they crashed their car into a median on I-271 near the Bedford Heights/Oakwood Village border on Wednesday night. Police confirmed to Fox 8’s Peggy Gallek that the chase started in Akron during a drug investigation and continued down Route 8 toward I-271. Akron’s drug unit attempted to stop the car, believed to be delivering drugs, when the car pulled away. Two vehicles were side-swiped during the crash, according […]

  • Cover-up claims in trial of Cleveland police officer accused in deadly chase

    CLEVELAND– While an indicted Cleveland police officer maintains his innocence in a deadly chase, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office accuses the defense of creating a cover-up. Officer Michael Brelo told the court Monday, that even though the prosecutor’s office maintains there is a conflict of interest if his attorney, Pat D’Angelo, stays on the case, he wants D’Angelo to represent him. “I know Mr. D’Angelo and I know his integrity,” Brelo told Judge John O’Donnell during Monday’s hearing.   “If he […]

  • I-Team: New details in case of officer accused in deadly police chase

    CLEVELAND – Since his indictment, Cleveland Patrol Officer Michael Brelo spoke out in court saying he wants former police union attorney Pat D’Angelo to represent him. During a hearing Friday, Brelo told Judge John O’Donnell that he understands potential conflicts D’Angelo may have since he has represented numerous police officers in the past but still wants him as his attorney. “Yes I do understand that sir,” Brelo told Judge O’Donnell. Cuyahoga County prosecutors have been trying hard to have D’Angelo […]

  • Five Elyria teenagers charged with attempted murder for stabbing attack of local father

    ELYRIA, Ohio– A teenage boy upset over a break-up with his girlfriend is now behind bars with four of his friends.  They’re accused of trying to kill the girl’s father. “It took about four hours to stitch me up, all the wounds,” said Cassius Johnson, of Elyria, who was attacked by the five teens early Saturday morning. Johnson and his family, including his 14-year-old daughter, were at Johnson’s friend’s home in Elyria when the boy and his friends came to […]

  • Exclusive I-Team: Video shows Cleveland bailiffs in shootout with tenant

    CLEVELAND – Dramatic video just released to the Fox 8 I-Team shows a shootout between a tenant and Cleveland Housing Court bailiffs. The shootout happened at the Morning Star Apartments on Feb. 25, 2014. City of Cleveland Housing Court bailiffs Antonio Hall and Paul Marks were sent to the building to evict a man who hadn’t paid rent for seven months. The man refused to come out and then pointed a gun at the bailiffs, who wrestled the gun away; […]

  • Tanisha Anderson

    I-Team uncovers why officers face punishment following Tanisha Anderson death

    CLEVELAND-  The Fox 8 I-Team obtained new information in the case of a woman who died in the custody of Cleveland police. Last November, Tanisha Anderson died, handcuffed. Cleveland police struggled with her as they tried to take her for a mental health evaluation. Her family says an officer even slammed her to the ground. Now officers Scott Aldridge and Bryan Myers face stiff internal discipline. Records show investigators found they should have called for an ambulance sooner. Officer Aldridge, […]

  • I-Team: Off-duty officer accused of being drunk with a gun faces a judge

    CLEVELAND– Our I-Team cameras were rolling Tuesday, tracking new developments in the case of an off-duty Cleveland police officer accused of being drunk with a gun. Paul Juliano appeared in Cleveland Municipal Court to face charges of having a weapon while intoxicated and public indecency. He refused to discuss his case with us. Juliano was arrested in January on Rocky River Drive in Cleveland when police stopped him and a friend. Police say Juliano’s friend was driving the pick-up truck.  […]

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    Civil rights attorney arraigned after arrest with gun at airport

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A prominent civil rights attorney was arraigned Tuesday morning after being arrested with a gun at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. David Malik faces a charge of carrying a concealed weapon after his arrest over the weekend. In court Tuesday, a judge continued Malik’s personal bond. Malik will appear in court again next week. He wouldn’t talk to Fox 8 News on camera, but told our I-team’s Peggy Gallek he appreciated the professional way he was treated at […]

  • Killer says broken heart and cocaine binge caused murder spree in Bucyrus

    BUCYRUS, Ohio – A man convicted of killing four people in Bucyrus in late August and early September, said the murder spree was fueled by a broken heart that led him on cocaine binge. During his videotaped confession, Donald Hoffman admitted to killing four men.  He told officers he went on the killing spree after he was rejected by a woman he thought was going to move in with him, and this caused him to go on a cocaine binge. […]