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
  • Tamir Rice

    Lawyers for Tamir Rice’s family release two expert opinions, say shooting was excessive and unjustified

    CLEVELAND – Attorneys for the family of Tamir Rice released reports from experts they asked to review the case. The experts both stated they believe the shooting of the 12-year-old was excessive and unjustified.The first expert opinion came from Roger Clark, a Police Procedures Consultant from Santee, California. The second from Jeff Noble, retired Deputy Chief of Police from Irvine Police Department in Southern California. Clark mentions that Officer Loehmann was “unfit for duty as a police officer and should have never been hired. Hiring […]

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    Cuyahoga County Prosecutor reveals closer look at Tamir Rice case

    CLEVELAND – The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor has released new evidence in the police shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. This release is a sequence of enhancement photos from surveillance cameras that shows the timeline of the events, before and after the shooting of Rice. The enhancement shows 326 still frames and the timeline of the events from two different surveillance cameras. Out of respect to Tamir’s family and loved ones, FOX 8 has never shown the moments Tamir Rice was shot. […]

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    Plan to spend big bucks on overtime for more Cleveland police rejected for now

    CLEVELAND – A plan to spend big bucks on overtime for more Cleveland police on your streets is rejected for now. A council committee voted against it Wednesday, but it will go to the full council Monday for a vote. Councilman Zack Reed proposed legislation to set aside $1 million from the city’s $19 million rainy-day fund to pay for police overtime. “We have 116 homicides, we need to do something,” Reed said. But Councilman Matt Zone, chairman of the […]

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    Using a hand-held cell phone while driving could soon be illegal in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND– Proposed legislation to make hand-held cell phone devices illegal while driving within Cleveland city limits is one step closer to becoming law. Councilman Zack Reed, who drafted the proposal, said the legislation will soon be moving out of the safety committee and to finance. He hopes the move could come as soon as next week. He said he would like to get the proposal passed sometime soon. “Drivers in the city can use a Bluetooth; they can use wireless […]

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    Cleveland police detective stunned by woman’s touching letter of thanks

    CLEVELAND– It was earlier this year when Dawn Norman learned that a close relative had been injured in a shooting . She said the kindness she was shown by Cleveland Detective Aaron Reese made her feel compelled to thank him. So she sat down and wrote him a letter thanking him for his professionalism and compassion. Norman said when a relative or friend is injured, it affects everyone, and the detective understood how she felt. The gesture stunned Detective Reese. […]

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    I-Team: Shots fired at Cleveland police car overnight, barely missed officers

    CLEVELAND– A bullet went through the window of a Cleveland police car overnight while two officers were on patrol. It happened near East 90th Street and Morris Avenue. Multiple sources confirm a gunshot went through the vehicle apparently on the front passenger’s side window barely missing the officers. We’ve learned the officers were on patrol in the area for drug activity. Police have made a report for attempted murder, felonious assault and vandalism, but no arrests have been made. The […]

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    Group delivers signatures asking prosecutor to step down from Tamir Rice case

    CLEVELAND– Supporters and family of Tamir Rice today delivered thousands of signatures in a petition asking Prosecutor Timothy McGinty to step down in the case. Protestors were chanting ‘McGinty must go’ as they entered the Justice Center elevators to deliver the petitions. McGinty told Fox 8’s Peggy Gallek that he will not step  down. Tamir Rice was shot Nov. 22, 2014 after the officer thought the 12-year-old was handling a real gun. It turned out to be an airsoft pistol that police say […]

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    One year later: Tamir Rice family says they have new plans to push for justice

    CLEVELAND – Samaria Rice said she constantly thinks of her son Tamir, and being at Cudell Recreation Center with other children his age helps. “These are my community kids,” Samaria said, as she hugs several children who ran up to greet her. She said this weekend, the first anniversary of Tamir’s death, is extremely difficult. LaTonya Goldsby, Tamir’s cousin, and Elle Hearns, an organizer of a year without Tamir, said numerous events are planned this weekend to mark the one […]

  • Tamir Rice

    Events planned in Cleveland, nationwide as one year anniversary of Tamir Rice shooting approaches

    CLEVELAND – November 22, 2015 will mark one year since 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot by a Cleveland police officer in the playground area of the Cudell Recreation Center. And it comes with new tension over the investigation. The family of Tamir is asking for criminal charges to be filed on the officers involved and a special prosecutor to be assigned, saying they have sent four letters to Prosecutor Tim McGinty detailing their concerns. “He never responds,” said Atty. Subodh […]

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    I-Team: Mother of Tamir Rice to testify before grand jury

    CLEVELAND– The mother of Tamir Rice is expected to testify in front of a grand jury later this month. The attorney representing Samaria Rice told the Fox 8 I-Team that his client plans to appear before the grand jury that is hearing evidence on her son’s case. The 12-year-old was shot by police last year, “We have been told about a date to give testimony,” said Atty. Subodh Chandra. “She will testify; she will cooperate even though she is concerned this prosecutor has derailed […]

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    I-Team: United Way employee fired over allegations of misuse of funds

    CLEVELAND – The Fox 8 I-Team has learned an employee of United Way of Greater Cleveland has been fired after allegations surfaced about the misuse of funds. According to a police report, Mark Hogan, the former Vice President of Information Technology at the United Way, was fired Oct. 2. The report, which was filed earlier this month, states Hogan used various credit assets for personal use. The allegations also state that items were found on eBay that were United Way equipment […]

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    Former Cleveland police union president to testify at Tamir Rice grand jury

    CLEVELAND–  The former police union president is expected to testify Wednesday in front of a grand jury hearing evidence in the Tamir Rice case. Jeff Follmer, who was union president last November when 12-year-old Rice was shot by a Cleveland police officer, confirmed to the FOX 8 I-Team that he received a subpoena to appear in front of the grand jury. Follmer said he plans to testify. “I am going to honor it and tell the grand jury the facts […]