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.


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    FBI asked to look at North Ridgeville abduction case to find out if it’s connected 

    NORTH RIDGEVILLE- Some residents here are concerned after police paid a visit to their neighborhood Memorial Day asking questions about an April 2015 abduction case. “It definitely makes me think and makes me nervous,” said Miranda Mykytiak. “After the police came around I hooked up our security system and installed a fence.” In the 2015 North Ridgeville case, the girl was taken from her home by a white male in dark clothing. The girl was able to get away. No […]

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    New surveillance video released in west side abduction case

    CLEVELAND –  The Cleveland FBI, along with the Cleveland and Elyria police, has released new video in connection with the May 21 abduction of a six-year-old Cleveland girl and the February 25 attempted abduction of a 10-year-old Elyria girl. The video was taken on May 15 at 4:43 a.m. In it, the person of interest in the case is seen parking a Chevy Malibu and walking down the alley toward the victim’s home. The car has a different color front driver’s side quarter […]

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    ‘Serial abductor’ indicted in Cleveland kidnapping, rape & attempted Elyria kidnapping

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Lorain man accused of the abduction and rape of a 6-year-old Cleveland girl and the attempted abduction of a 10-year-old Elyria girl has been indicted.  Justin Andrew Christian, 29, was indicted Monday on three counts of rape, eight counts of kidnapping, two counts of aggravated burglary and one count of tampering with evidence. **To read the full indictment, click here** Christian was arrested in Lorain Friday night by officers from Cleveland, Elyria and the FBI. He’s […]

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    Unsolved Cleveland abduction case hits close to home for Elizabeth Smart

    CLEVELAND- Elizabeth Smart was abducted from her Salt Lake City home 14 years ago , but eventually was found. Now, she is a special correspondent for Crime Watch Daily With Chris Hansen, and is working on the story about a man wanted for abducting a Cleveland 6-year-old in May and an attempted abduction of an Elyria girl in February. “It really hits home with me,” Elizabeth Smart said. Smart’s story will air Thursday at 2p.m on Crime Watch Daily With Chris Hansen […]

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    ‘A monster’: Authorities arrest Lorain man in child abduction, attempted child abduction

      CLEVELAND, Ohio — Familial DNA led to the arrest of a Lorain man in the abduction of a Cleveland girl in May and the attempted abduction of an Elyria girl last February. Justin Andrew Christian, 29, was arrested Friday on charges of kidnapping and rape. “Detectives and agents have worked this case tirelessly for the last seven months and we are pleased to announce an arrest in this case,” said Cleveland Division of Police Calvin D. Williams in a press release. “With […]

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    ITEAM: Hudson officer shoots, kills suspect in struggle after car crash

      HUDSON, OH –  Hudson police and state agents were called to the scene of a police shooting Sunday afternoon. The shooting happened on Hudson-Aurora Road. At around 2:46 p.m., a motorist travelling at high speed on the Ohio Turnpike sideswiped another vehicle, flipping his. The male driver climbed out of his damaged vehicle and fled the scene. Hudson Police were called in to search for him. A Hudson police officer came upon the suspect in some woods of Hudson-Aurora Street. […]

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    15-year-old Warren girl accused of killing father will not be tried as an adult

    WARREN, Ohio– A 15-year-old girl accused of killing her father in July will not be tried as an adult. Atty. Ian Friedman, who represents Bresha Meadows, said he is pleased with the decision. “We still want her home but we are very glad to hear this decision,” Friedman told Fox 8 news. Bresha Meadows is accused of shooting and killing her father, Jonathan Meadows, 41, on July 28 inside their Warren home. Her mother, Brandi, can be heard on the […]

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    ‘It’s Christmas time’: Victim shot in the chest after asking suspect not to rob him

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A man is recovering in the hospital after being shot during an ATM robbery Thursday. Leroy Barkley, of Cleveland, said he was at an ATM on Lorain Avenue early in the morning trying to withdraw money when a man approached him from behind and grabbed his shoulder. “He first said he didn’t want to shoot me ” Barkley said. “I asked him if he was really going to rob me because it’s Christmas time?” The suspect then […]

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    FBI spotted raiding several area gas stations

    CLEVELAND — FBI agents were seen at several area gas stations Wednesday morning. A spokeswoman for the FBI confirms they have some law enforcement activity going on at several locations.but will not say more. Fox 8 cameras spotted agents at a few of the gas stations. It is not known if any arrests were made. This is a developing story and Fox 8 will update when more information is available.

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    Cleveland congregation counting blessings after wicked winds damage church

    CLEVELAND, Ohio– Rev. Theresa Hatcher grew up spending her Sunday worshiping at St. Teresa Holiness Science Church on Cleveland’s east side. On Tuesday, Rev. Hatcher and members of the congregation stood in front of their church to look at the damage the strong wind gusts caused to the aging building. “I am thanking God that there was no one hurt,” said Rev. Hatcher. “Nobody got hurt. No cars got damaged, and I am grateful for that; it could have been […]

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    Baby fighting for his life after car crash, family wants to thank stranger for helping

    AKRON, OH  – A 4-month-old baby boy remains in Akron Children’s Hospital intensive care unit Monday, following a two car crash that caused him to be ejected from his parents’ car. “We were leaving for work and Neco was in his car seat when we got t-boned by a pick up truck,” Neco’s mother, Lorena Escudero told Fox 8. The baby’s father, Neco Ware, was driving the car and went unconscious immediately following the crash. “The whole back seat was […]

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    ITEAM: missing North Ridgeville teen safe

    NORTH RIDGEVILLE, OH – The Fox 8 ITEAM has learned that a missing 16-year-old boy has been found in Pennsylvania. Logan Daniel Standering left his home Sunday and said he would not be returning. His family was very worried, because Standering was described as “possibly delusional.” They were highly concerned for his safety. The ITEAM reports that Logan was found in Philadelphia in a shelter and is safe.