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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    Parents demanding answers after 7-year-old says teacher slammed him into wall

    LORAIN, Ohio-– A mother and father in Lorain are demanding answers to their questions about what they say happened  to their 7-year-old child at school. Jackie Butts said her son, Jaiden Velazquez, came home in tears from Helen Steiner Rice Elementary School in Lorain on Monday. “He said his teacher slammed him against the wall and he hit his head,” Jackie said. “He had a headache, but was just very emotional. He couldn’t understand why his teacher would treat him […]

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    Man accused of leading police on chase with 11-year-old in car

    NEWBURGH HEIGHTS, Ohio– A 26-year-old Bedford man was arrested on several charges after he led police on a high-speed chase with an 11 -year- old in the backseat. The chase happened after Newburgh Heights police tried to stop Aaron Cardona for speeding on Interstate 77 around 10:30 Sunday. Police Chief John Majoy said Cardona refused to stop and was driving at speeds in excess of 100 mph. After several minutes, he stopped the car and surrendered. Police found an 11-year-old child […]

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    Elderly couple grateful to Giant Eagle employee for saving them from costly scam

    NORTH RIDGEVILLE – A husband and wife in their 80’s speaking out to Fox 8 about how a store clerk save them from a big money scam. Martha and Al, who asked us not to use their last name, say they were ready to wire $2,100 to Chile on Thursday because they thought their grandson was in trouble. “I got a call telling me my grandson was in jail in Cleveland and he could get out if I paid $2,100,” […]

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    Family upset after another delay in Tanisha Anderson case

    CLEVELAND – A day after the family of Tanisha Anderson told the Fox 8 I -Team they were frustrated by delays in her case, they learned there will now be another setback. Tanisha Anderson died in police custody in November 2014. The family has been waiting for 17 months to get answers. The Special Master in the Tanisha Anderson case, retired Judge Thomas Pokorny, notified Administrative and Presiding Judge John J. Russo of a conflict and asked to be recused […]

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    Cleveland police asking for help in solving murder

    CLEVELAND – The last time Pastor Ivory Jones III saw Brian Nance, the 31-year-old was in church, hugging people and praising God. “He was so happy and such a good person ,” Pastor Jones said. “He was going to culinary school, and he had big dreams and a bright future.” But on October 29, 2015, Nance was walking home from a friend’s house around 10:30 p.m. He was in the 3600 block of East 61st Street when he was shot. […]

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    Congresswoman Marcia Fudge asks for timely investigation in Tanisha Anderson case

    CLEVELAND, Ohio– Pressure is growing for investigators to finally get to the bottom of what happened to a woman who died in Cleveland police custody in 2014. A federal lawmaker is now seeking answers. The Fox 8 I-Team obtained a May 10 letter sent to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine from Congresswoman Marcia Fudge is asking for a timely investigation. “It has been 17 months since Tanisha Anderson’s death and her family is left with many questions and no answers,” Fudge’s […]

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    Gas station shooting victim is nephew of Glenville football coach Ted Ginn Sr.

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — The victim shot and killed at an East Cleveland gas station Wednesday night has been identified as Diamond Russell, a senior at Ginn Academy. Ted Ginn Sr., Glenville High School’s football coach, confirmed to Fox 8’s Jack Shea that Russell is his nephew. Russell was a football player set to graduate from high school on Sunday. Police say the shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday outside the Shell station at Euclid and Superior avenues. Gas station workers say Russell […]

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    Gas station clerk: At least six shots fired at shooting victim

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — One person is dead after a shooting at an East Cleveland gas station, police sources confirmed to Fox 8’s Peggy Gallek. The shooting happened outside the Shell station at Euclid and Superior Avenues in East Cleveland. A clerk at the gas station told Fox 8 the shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. East Cleveland Police and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation were on the scene early Thursday morning gathering evidence. When the victim walked outside, a […]

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    Two months away: Is the City of Cleveland ready for the RNC?

    CLEVELAND – The Republican National Convention now exactly two months away. With the countdown creeping closer, many are asking Cleveland City leaders if everyone will be ready for a smooth and safe week. Cleveland Council President Kevin Kelley says yes. “I am confident that we are prepared,” Kelley said. But the president of the city’s police union says he isn’t so sure. “We don’t have gas masks,” Loomis said, adding that the city ordered protective gear, such as riot suits […]

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    Police believe fall that killed Cleveland man was accidental

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Police now believe a fall that killed a Cleveland man early Wednesday was accidental. Michael Wells, 54, was found laying unresponsive on the grass at a CMHA property at 12000 Wanda Avenue at around 7 a.m. Police originally were investigating his death as suspicious. But they now believe the fall was accidental — they believe he fell from his 8th story apartment window. No foul play is suspected.   Stick with Fox 8 and Fox8.com for more.

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    Man arrested in violent CVS attack that was caught on video

    SANDUSKY, Ohio – Police have arrested a 21-year-old man on an aggravated robbery charge after they say he was caught on tape attacking a woman inside a CVS store. DeMarco Bendross, of Sandusky, was arrested Tuesday.  He is due in court sometime soon to face the charges. Police say on Monday Bendross was seen on video attacking a woman who was at the counter paying for items. It appears Bendross was trying to steal her purse. On the video, Bendross […]

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    Exclusive video: brutal drugstore attack caught on camera

    SANDUSKY, OH – It’s a violent attack that all caught on video. A man dragged, punched and bit a woman at a CVS store there before grabbing her wallet and running away. Fox 8 ITEAM’s Peggy Gallek has the exclusive video.