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
  • I-Team: Video shows what it took for police to arrest theft suspect at gas station

    ASHTABULA, Ohio — The FOX 8 I-Team obtained cell phone video that shows what it took for police to arrest a suspected thief. The arrest happened Friday afternoon at a gas station in Ashtabula. Deputies were sent to the gas station after employees called the sheriff’s office saying they thought the man had taken an item from the store. Ashtabula County Sheriff Bill Johnson said the deputy tried to talk to the man but the suspect fled. The deputy followed […]

  • Ashland County sheriff deputy helps save man’s life

    ASHLAND, Ohio — Ashland County Sheriff Chief Deputy Carl Richert says the phone call he made Friday is one of the best he has made in his 38 years of law enforcement. “Hi Brian, this is Carl Richert. I am the deputy who gave you CPR on Dec. 4 here in Ashland,” Richert can be heard telling the person on the telephone. Richert was speaking to Brian Keith of Norwalk. Keith had a heart issue about two weeks ago when […]

  • Videos released of violent crimes including carjacking at gunpoint

    CLEVELAND – The Fox 8 I-Team obtained exclusive video showing violent crimes. One video from a security camera, the other found on a defendant’s cell phone. The security video from a business in Tremont shows a June 14 carjacking of two men. The video shows a car bump the vehicle in front of him. When the victims get out of the car to check damage, three suspects all armed with guns, get out of the other car. The suspects robbed […]

  • Family says man seriously injured in attack outside Lakewood bar

    LAKEWOOD, Ohio — A family is speaking out to the FOX 8 I-Team hoping to find out exactly what happened outside a Lakewood bar Saturday night. Fabio Salerno says his 27-year-old nephew, Nico Salerno, was seriously injured outside The Avenue Taphouse around 7 p.m. on December 9. Nico Salerno and several of his friends took part in the Ugly Christmas Sweater Bar Crawl earlier in the day. “He went outside to get in a Uber because he was leaving to […]

  • Ashland County dive team saves dog from icy pond

    ASHLAND, Ohio– It wasn’t the usual call the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team receives. “We got a call about a dog being stuck on an icy pond Monday afternoon,” said Sheriff Chief Deputy Carl Richert. “The owner was very concerned and we understand because dogs are part of the family.” The homeowners on Orange Township Road 713 said they were afraid the dog would fall through the ice. Richert said deputies could hear the dog, Hana, whimpering. “The dog […]

  • Ashtabula man charged with murder, assault in woman’s death

    ASHTABULA, Ohio– Officials filed murder and felonious assault charges against a man in connection with the death of a 54-year-old woman. Leonard Bankston was arrested Sunday, Ashtabula City Solicitor Mike Franklin told FOX 8 News. He is now facing charges in connection with the death of Sheila Pyles. Officials said they were first called to the home on West 49th Street and were told the woman had a possible medical issue. She was taken to the hospital with severe injuries […]

  • Plain Township comes together to help family of two brothers killed in crash

    PLAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio– People in one local school district are grieving after two teen brothers died in a car crash. But the community is coming together to lift up the family of the victims. The GlenOak High School students were involved in the crash Thursday afternoon. Aaron Laudermilt, 18, who was the driver, died at the crash scene. His brother Kevin Laudermilt, 16, was transported to Akron Children’s Hospital and died Sunday. Several area fundraisers are taking place to help […]

  • Hearing expected for two teen suspects in Buckeye Road shooting that killed 12-year-old

    CLEVELAND– A hearing is expected Monday morning to determine if two juveniles should be tried as adults in a shooting that killed a 12-year-old boy and wounded five teenagers. Amir Taylor and Tayvon Gideons, both 15, are scheduled to have bind over pretrial hearings in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court. Prosecutors want the two to be tried as adults. Both teens face more than two dozen charges, including aggravated murder. The shooting happened on Nov. 24 in the area of Buckeye […]

  • Man spreads message of unity through special shirt

    PAINESVILLE, Ohio- A local man, upset over recent national events that caused some racial tension, has decided to do something to help bring people together. He designed a T-shirt with a message printed in black and white that reads, “InspriRacial Strength. Strong Together.” “If you look at all the events going on in the world today starting with the elections, recent elections, politics, the NFL and the National Anthem, police and racial relations, it creates a divide among people,” said […]

  • UPDATE: North Ridgeville police say one teen found, one still missing

    NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio — Police are asking for help finding a missing teen. Earlier, they had asked for the public’s help finding two teenagers, but one has been found. North Ridgeville Detective Adam Freas asks anyone who knows where Emily Pinchak, 15, is to please call the department as soon as possible: 440-327-2191. Police earlier said both teens left from North Ridgeville on their own terms on Friday, December 1, 2017. Emily is 5’3″ and weighs 110 lbs.

  • Euclid police reviewing officer’s remark made on dash cam video

    EUCLID, Ohio- Euclid police officials say they are reviewing dash camera video from a December 2016 incident. The video was released to the Fox 8 I-Team after a public record’s request was made. The video shows several different officers responding to provide backup after then Officer Michael Amiott and Officer Shane Rivera arrested Erimius Spencer while they were working off-duty security at an apartment complex. The focus is not what is seen during the video but what one officer is […]

  • City releases statement regarding federal investigation at Cleveland City Hall

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The city of Cleveland has released a statement regarding an investigation at city hall. It says: “It is an ongoing investigation by federal agencies. While we do not discuss ongoing investigations we will fully cooperate.” Investigators from several federal agencies were “present” in Cleveland City Hall after business hours Wednesday for “authorized law enforcement activity,” an IRS spokesperson told Fox 8. Craig Casserly, who works in the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service, confirmed that […]