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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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    Akron police officer on light duty after incident in Lakewood

    AKRON – A rookie police officer has been taken off the streets and put on light duty, following his arrest in Lakewood on misdemeanor charges. Police Chief James Nice says officer Karl Lessman will remain on light duty until an internal investigation into the arrest is completed. “Internal affair officers are going to Lakewood to talk to the officers,” Nice said. Lessman is facing charges of disorderly conduct and having a weapon while intoxicated.  He is due back in court […]

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    Judge to decide if 2 convicted in 1995 murder should get new trial

    CLEVELAND — A judge will soon decide if two men convicted in a 1995 murder in East Cleveland should get a new trial. Attorneys with the Innocence Project argued their motion for a new trial for defendants Derrick Wheatt and Laurese Glover. Prosecutors are objecting to the motion . Wheatt, Glover and Eugene Johnson were all convicted of the 1995 murder of 19-year-old Clifton Hudson Jr., of Elyria. Johnson’s motion for a new trial will be heard at a later […]

  • I-Team: Cleveland residential building inspector taken into custody on allegations of menacing by stalking

    CLEVELAND – A city residential building inspector was taken into custody Tuesday night after a woman he dated told officers he won’t leave her alone and has threatened her. The woman called police Tuesday evening around 7 to her West Side home, saying Jeffrey Barkas was at her door and would not leave. City records indicate  Barkas was hired by the city in December and earns about $36,000 a year. According to the report, the “victim states she broke up […]

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    Cleveland police say thank you after hundreds of donations to clothing drive for homeless

    CLEVELAND– Officers collecting underwear and socks for the homeless are issuing a big thank you to FOX 8 viewers. After running the story on the Second District police officers clothing drive for the homeless, FOX 8 viewers responded by delivering hundreds of socks, underwear, and thermal tops and bottoms. The officers have now collected 1,037 pairs of socks and 686 pairs of underwear. “We are very thankful,” said Sgt. Mitch Sheehan. All of the items collected will be donated to […]

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    Cleveland Police holding sock and underwear drive for homeless

    CLEVELAND – The temperatures are suppose to be dropping even lower this week, and that is a great concern to Sgt. Mitch Sheehan and several other Second District Police Officers who are concerned about the homeless. Sheehan and other officers have started a underwear and sock drive for the homeless.  All of the items collected will be donated to the Metanoia Project, which is a shelter housed in the  old St. Malachi School at 25th and Detroit, from mid-November through […]

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    Authorities investigating after bodies of missing elderly couple found in car

    BAKERSVILLE, Ohio- Police confirmed the bodies of a missing elderly couple were found Thursday inside their burned-out car about 15-20 miles from their home in Tuscarawas County. The car belonging to Doyle and Lillian Chumney was located earlier Thursday on County Road 244 in Bakersville. The car was found about a half-mile up the desolate dirt road.   The Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office said Doyle, 88, and Lillian, 79, were last heard from at about 11 p.m. Tuesday. The couple was supposed […]

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    Officer sustains gun powder burns on face in close call with burglary suspect

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A close call with a burglary suspect nearly cost a Cleveland police officer his life Wednesday night. According to police reports, it all happened after a homeowner in the 1400 block of East 61st Street came home to find a man had broken into his home. The suspect fired shots at the victim and then fled the scene in a tan pick-up truck. A little over two hours later at 7:20 p.m., two officers spotted a truck […]

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    Two officers wounded in police-involved shooting on Cleveland’s east side

    CLEVELAND, Ohio –  Two police officers were transported to the hospital with minor injuries from Redell Avenue in Cleveland Wednesday night, according to EMS. Both officers are expected to be okay. President of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association Steve Loomis told Fox 8’s Peggy Gallek that one of the suspects was trying to shoot an officer in the head, and the officer was hit with shrapnel. “The officers are okay, but this is just another example of what Cleveland police officers go […]

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    Jurors get SWAT team escort to violent crime scenes in Heartless Felons trial

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Standing in the shadows of SWAT team members, jurors seated in the trial of an accused gang leader viewed the scenes of his alleged crimes Wednesday. Jurors hearing the case against Julius Webster were taken to two areas, the first a East 71st and Superior and the second a gas station on St. Clair. Webster, who police say is the leader of the Heartless Felons Gang, faces numerous charges including aggravated murder and robbery. Cuyahoga County Common […]

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    I-Team: Off-duty officer charged with public indecency, having weapon while intoxicated

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Police Officer Paul Juliano has been charged with having a weapon while intoxicated and public indecency after being questioned by police Saturday on Rocky River Drive. Fox 8 I-Team’s Peggy Gallek confirmed today that he was issued citations for the charges, which are both misdemeanors. He’ll appear in court soon. City officials said Juliano had just left a local bar with a friend Saturday night when police stopped and questioned them at their truck. Our I-Team’s cameras […]

  • Video shows SUV being taken with child inside

    CLEVELAND – New video released Tuesday shows an SUV being stolen from a store parking lot with a 7-year-old in the backseat. The incident happened Monday evening around 7. The manager of the Rock Cliff Market showed the video to FOX 8 Tuesday afternoon. The silver Porsche SUV can be seen driving in the parking lot.  The driver of the vehicle parks it next to her friend’s vehicle and runs inside the store. She told police her friend agreed to […]

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    7-year-old reunited with family after being inside stolen vehicle

    CLEVELAND-Police say a vehicle was taken from outside a store on East 55th and Chester Monday night with a child in the backseat. A 7-year-old girl was sleeping in the car when it was taken, but she was safely dropped off on East 80th and reunited with her family. Police sources first confirmed the news to FOX 8 I-Team reporter Peggy Gallek. The girl’s mother left the Porsche Cayenne SUV running while she went inside the store, but told police she […]