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
  • New Video: 5 arrested as large crowds of juveniles start fighting at I-X Center

    Video courtesy: Fox 8 viewer Tanya Legg CLEVELAND – Police from all over the city of Cleveland were called out to the IX Center Saturday night after reports of flash mobs with juveniles fighting were called in. Units from other cities were also called in to assist as well as SWAT and fire units. The mobs were centered in the Indoor Amusement Park area of the I-X Center. Cleveland Police report that three adults were arrested for weapons violations as well […]

  • ‘I feel like I lost him again’: Woman says crash caused major damage to late-husband’s car

    AKRON, Ohio– A crash following a brief Ohio State Highway Patrol chase has left an Akron woman devastated, saying the accident caused major damage to her late husband’s car. “He loved this car, and I feel like I lost part of him all over again,” said Dawn Smith, of Akron. She was driving home from work around 10 p.m. March 15, when she went through the intersection at W. Exchange Street and Dart Avenue. “I felt like I got hit […]

  • Drummer thanks Cleveland police for tracking down beloved drum set

    CLEVELAND – Drum roll, please. A Cleveland man is extremely thankful to two city officers: Friedrich Kaufmann and James Crivel, who found his stolen customized Sonor drum set. “We couldn’t believe it when we got the call Thursday night,” Andradia Scovil said. “These drums meant so much to my dad.” Andrade Scovil said his drums were taken along with his car when he stopped for gas on West 150th Street on March 12th. “They got in my car and took off. […]

  • Behind the badge and bark: A day with Cuyahoga County Sheriff K-9

    CLEVELAND– The day starts promptly at 6 a.m. for Cuyahoga County Sheriff Deputy Michael Twombly and his partner. Everyone at the sheriff’s office seems to smile when Twombly’s partner enters the room. “They like me, too,” Twombly says with a laugh. “But he’s the star.” His partner’s crime-fighting day includes lots of running, hard work and some nap time. His weapon is his nose. K-9 Ciga, a male German Shorthaired Pointer, is a narcotic detection and tracking canine. “Every day […]

  • Hit-and-run driver strikes police cruiser in Shaker Heights; suspect caught in Cleveland

    SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio– A hit-and-run driver struck a K-9 officer’s cruiser in Shaker Heights and has been caught in Cleveland. It happened around 3:30 this afternoon on Chagrin and Lee Road in Shaker Heights. Police tell the FOX 8 I-Team, after hitting the police cruiser the suspect took off and headed towards Cleveland where another crash occurred. The suspect was arrested and taken to the hospital. The officer and his K-9 were not injured. Stay with FOX 8 News and FOX8.com for updates.

  • I-Team: Video shows moments after man fatally shot by Euclid police

    EUCLID, Ohio — Police have released video to the Fox 8 I-Team showing the scene moments after an officer shot and killed a 23-year-old man last Monday. The dash and body camera videos show officers surrounding Luke O. Stewart’s vehicle. Officers also performed CPR on the man before the ambulance arrived. Stewart died shortly after the shooting. State BCI agents are investigating the shooting. They say Stewart did not have a weapon. They are trying to determine if he used […]

  • I-Team: Police have suspects in murder of teen in 1964, but need your help

    GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio– The Fox 8 I-Team has learned investigators have suspects in a 50-year-old murder case, but need additional information in order to solve the murder of Beverly Jarosz, who was 16 years old when she was killed in her Garfield Heights home. “We do have some suspects; there are at least two prime suspects,” said Det. Carl Biegacki of the Garfield Heights Police Department. “Through technology and science and some other investigative routes we were able to develop […]

  • Pizza shop hosting fundraiser to help in officer’s battle with cancer

    NILES — A local pizza shop is hoping next week to raise some “dough” for a Warren officer battling cancer. PizzaFire of Niles is hosting a fundraiser for Warren Officer Lance Adkins Thursday March 23rd. Dante DiVieste, Director of Operations for PizzaFire, said 50 percent of all proceeds generated next Thursday will go to help Adkins pay for medical expenses. “I am calling on everyone I know in this community to rise up and take care of one of our own,” […]

  • Local officer prepares to battle for his life, fellow officers says he won’t be fighting alone

    WARREN – Fighting crime is something Lance Adkins loves to do. The former Shaker Heights Police Officer and now full time officer  in Warren, says he isn’t fearful when he gets in his cruiser and goes to calls of shots fired or an armed robbery in progress. “I know my partners have my back, it’s not just me,” Adkins said. But on Feb 27 he found out his worst enemy returned. Doctors at Hospitals in Cleveland told him that the […]

  • Cleveland musician pleads for car thieves to return drums, no questions asked

      CLEVELAND – It took years for Cleveland musician Andrade Scovil to get the customized Sonor Drum set he always wanted. “The best man in my wedding customized it for me,” Scovil told Fox 8 Wednesday. “I had it for five years. These drums meant everything to me.” His daughter, Andradia, says he even has a tattoo of the drum set on his arm. But the drums were stolen in an instant. Taken along with his car, when he stopped […]

  • ‘Let me see your hands:’ Dash camera video released in Strongsville deadly chase, shooting

    STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – A Strongsville police officer can be heard on dash camera video ordering a suspect to show his hands seconds before shots were fired during last week’s deadly police chase and shooting. The dash camera video was recorded by an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper who assisted Strongsville police on March 7. “Let me see your hands; let me see your hands; let me see your hands,” an officer can be heard yelling. Seconds later, the phrase “shots fired” […]

  • Man shot and killed by Euclid police did not have weapon

    EUCLID, Ohio– A suspect shot and by an Euclid police officer Monday did not have a weapon, a BCI spokeswoman said Wednesday. Agents are still trying to determine if the suspect used his vehicle as a weapon. Luke O. Stewart, 23, of Cleveland died Monday after Euclid police responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle in the area of South Lake Shore Boulevard and East 215th Street. Police radio traffic indicate officers struggled with Stewart. At one point, an officer […]