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
  • Two officers in Strongsville chase and deadly shooting should receive verbal counseling, review finds

    STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – Police officials have completed an internal review of the March high speed police chase and fatal shooting on Interstate 71, and concluded two of the officers involved should receive verbal counseling. According to a Strongsville Police Department memorandum released to the FOX 8 I-Team after a public record’s request, two of the officers did not have their microphones turned on for part of the pursuit. The three-page memorandum says all other actions are “policy compliant.” A Medina […]

  • 10-year-old who stole mom’s car and went joyriding tells police he was bored

    CLEVELAND – A 10-year-old Cleveland boy was taken into custody after he stole his mother’s car and went for a drive on Interstate 90. This happened Monday morning around 9 a.m. on the city’s west side. The Fox 8 I-Team obtained 911 calls made by stunned drivers. “There is a car on 90 right now past 117, driving on three flat tires, going about 50 miles per hour, and looks like it’s a 10-year-old kid,” one driver told a police […]

  • Family questions Stow police policy after cat hit by car is shot by officer

    STOW, Ohio– A family is asking for Stow police officials to review some of their policies after they say an officer shot their cat shortly after the animal was hit by a car. “There’s gotta be a better way than to just shoot your cat and throw it in the trash. It just doesn’t make sense,” said Lynn Maganja, of Stow. She said she is on vacation and her son is watching her pets. On Monday, her 12-year-old cat Marley […]

  • Bedford officer foils attempted quadruple car theft

    BEDFORD — An attempt to steal cars from Audi of Bedford failed after an auxiliary officer reported seeing about four vehicles leaving a car lot at a high rate of speed early Wednesday morning. Bedford officers were in the area for an unrelated case, when the auxiliary officer told him he saw the vehicles leaving the lot a little after 1 a.m. Wednesday. A grey Audi was found a short time later on Center Road near Leyton. The car was […]

  • Dozen people indicted for installing skimmer devices at Northeast Ohio gas stations

    CLEVELAND – Federal agents indicted a dozen people on several charges for fraudulently installing skimmer devices connected to point of sale terminals on gas station pumps, and stealing credit-card information from thousands of people. It happened in Ohio, Colorado, Maryland, Utah and elsewhere between August 2014 and July 2017. “We believe there’s at least two thousand people who’ve been victimized and that number could go as high as seven thousand,” said Mike Tobin, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office. […]

  • Crestview High School football game turns into stunning display of patriotism

    ASHLAND, Ohio– The Crestview High School football game turned into a stunning display of patriotism on Friday, and it comes with debate raging nationwide over pro-football players standing for the flag. Crestiview Football Coach Dan Mager says he plans a theme for every home game and last week the theme was to honor veterans. “I want to do something special every week to help unite the community, ” Mager said. “I love my country, and I think sometimes the platform […]

  • Attorney wants water at Cuyahoga County jail tested

    CLEVELAND – A civil rights attorney for a former Cuyahoga County Jail inmate wants a judge to order a test of the water in the county jail. Attorney David Malik filed the request last week after he had a small sample of water tested. He said test results were positive for coliform bacteria. “I decided to get a sample tested after receiving a call from a person who was an inmate at the jail, and he said he got sick […]

  • Suspect sought in murder, rape of 13-month-old Conneaut girl

    CONNEAUT, Ohio– Authorities are searching for the man charged in the murder of a 13-month-old Conneaut girl. The Conneaut Law Director’s Office filed charges and obtained an arrest warrant for Joshua Dale Gurto in the murder and rape of Sereniti Jazzlynn-Sky Blankenship-Sutley . Officers were called to the mother’s apartment on Clark Street near Chestnut Street in Conneaut Saturday morning. The baby suffered blunt force trauma to the head and trunk, the Ashtabula County Coroner’s Office said. Gurto has not been found […]

  • Erie County Sheriff’s deputy resigns after using racial slur and vomiting on table, records say

    SANDUSKY, Ohio – An Erie County Sheriff’s deputy resigned his position after he faced several internal charges, including an allegation that he used a racial slur when speaking about a local attorney. Deputy Justin Smith, a 13-year-veteran, issued his resignation Thursday to Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth. Sigsworth told FOX 8 Smith was allowed to resign in lieu of termination. The internal charges were filed a few days after Smith attended a conference in Columbus with other local law enforcement […]

  • FBI gives Cleveland State students up-close look at how they work

    CLEVELAND – Some college students are finding out first hand that investigating crime isn’t as easy as it looks on TV. For about an hour each week this semester, a few dozen college students are learning from agents at the FBI Student Academy at Cleveland State University. “All the classes have been really interesting because they have different agents telling us what they do and showing us,” said CSU student Chris Smith. This is the second year for the program, […]

  • Coroner releases more details about death of 1-year-old in Conneaut

    CONNEAUT — The Ashtabula County Coroner’s Office says a 13-month-old girl who died Saturday had blunt force trauma to her head and trunk. An exact cause of death has not yet been determined. Conneaut police are continuing to investigate Sereniti Sutley’s death. Police were called to the apartment where the girl and mother lived early Saturday morning. So far no one has been arrested. Police have questioned the 22-year-old mother of the girl, along with the mother’s 37-year-old boyfriend. Detective Sullivan […]

  • Browns players spend time with officers to build relationships and start discussions

    CLEVELAND – It wasn’t a typical day off for several Cleveland Browns players. They went from the gridiron to the streets, as five players spent time with police officers from Cleveland and Shaker Heights in an effort to help smooth over tensions between pro football players and safety forces. “A police ride-along is always good,” said Seth DeValve, a Browns tight end. He said it gave players an opportunity to discuss concerns they had with officers, and a chance to […]