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
  • Man kills sister, niece in Lake County murder-suicide

    PERRY TOWNSHIP, Ohio– Three people are dead in an apparent murder-suicide in Perry Township, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office says. Deputies responded to a home on Maple Street near state Route 84 in Perry Township at about 8:30 a.m. Saturday. When they didn’t get a response at the door, they went inside to find three people dead from gunshot wounds. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said Ralph Moore Jr., 62, lived at the house with his sister, Vickie Thornhill, and […]

  • Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Office investigating body found in pond

    ASHTABULA COUNTY, Ohio — The FOX 8 I-Team has learned a body was found in a pond off of Tompkins Road in Lenox Township. Sheriff Bill Johnson confirms to FOX 8 that deputies are on-scene and are investigating. No other details were immediately available. Stay with FOX 8 News and FOX8.com for the latest.

  • Special prosecutor named for deadly police-involved shooting outside Cleveland bar

    CLEVELAND – A special prosecutor was appointed to investigate and prosecute matters into the police-involved shooting outside the Corner Alley bar in University Circle on Jan. 13. Cuyahoga County Administrative Judge John Russo approved the appointment Wednesday of Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney Ron O’Brien or any of his assistants. The Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the fatal shooting. Cleveland police said off-duty Police Sgt. Dean Graziolli shot and killed 21-year-old Thomas Yatsko. According to a police report, Graziolli helped […]

  • Book bags banned at Niles McKinley High School

    NILES, Ohio– Students at Niles McKinley High School will no longer be allowed to carry books in backpacks. Administrators at the district, which is about 65 miles southeast of Cleveland, banned backpacks a day after a student was removed from class after that person was heard talking about school shootings. School officials say police investigated the incident and found there was no threat made to the schools. “We are taking a proactive approach,” said Niles City Schools Superintendent Ann Marie Thigpen. “It’s […]

  • I-Team Update: 7th grader who shot himself on campus had ‘distractionary-type devices’

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Jackson Township police say they found “distractionary” devices after a student shot himself at  Jackson Memorial Middle School Tuesday morning. Jackson Township Police Chief Mark Brink said it was not a bomb. “Something that will make some smoke, make a bang,” Brink said. Earlier Tuesday, the Fox 8 I-Team learned the 7th grader may have had explosives in his backpack. Multiple sources told the I-Team that bomb dogs were sent to the school to search after the incident. […]

  • Crews respond to partial building collapse in Medina

    MEDINA — Crews responded to the scene of a partial building collapse in Medina Monday morning. Police received a 911 call around 9 a.m., informing them that bricks were coming off the building. “It’s pretty crazy. I mean, the whole back of the building is rubble,” the 911 caller told a dispatcher. Medina Fire Chief Bob Painter told FOX 8 the building that houses the Gardener’s Cottage Store on South Court Street in Medina partially collapsed. “The first floor brick […]

  • Ohio AG appealing decision that would keep child killer off death row

    WARREN — The Ohio Attorney General is appealing a decision by the U.S. Sixth District Court of Appeals that would keep a convicted child killer off of death row. **For previous coverage, watch the video above** The A.G.’s Office filed the appeal Friday, seeking a review of the ruling by the three-judge panel that determined that Danny Lee Hill was too mentally deficient to face the death penalty. “I am very grateful to Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins for asking for […]

  • I-Team gets action for Stark County neighborhood where many people were not getting mail

    PERRY TOWNSHIP, Ohio– Several residents living in the Knight Crossings Development say they have had problems with mail delivery for months. “In the last two weeks, I got mail delivered once,” said Rodney Schaaf, who lives in the Stark County development. “We are not getting bills, or our W-2s, or bank statements,” Schaaf told the FOX 8 I-Team. Residents say they have made several complaints to the postal service but nothing changed. So Schaaf contacted the I-Team Thursday. We contacted […]

  • ‘When it happens to one, it happens to all of us:’ Local police to attend officers’ funeral

    CLEVELAND – Dozens of law enforcement officers from Northeast Ohio will be in Westerville on Friday to say goodbye to two police officers killed in the line of duty. Westerville Officers Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli were killed when they responded to a domestic violence call Saturday afternoon. “Law enforcement is a big family, and we want to be there to show the community and the families of the officers that we support them,” said Det. Ben Lang of the […]

  • I-Team: No weapon found in suspect’s van in Lakemore police-involved shooting

    LAKEMORE – No weapon was found in a van used by two suspects that were injured during a police shooting Tuesday. “Our crime scene unit processed the van and did not find a weapon inside the vehicle, however BCI is still investigating to determine whether or not the vehicle itself was used as a weapon during the incident,” said BCI Spokeswoman Jill DelGreco. ****Watch our previous story in the video player above**** The shooting happened after an employee was working […]

  • 911 calls released in Lakemore police shooting

    LAKEMORE – A day after two men were seriously injured in a police shooting in the small village of Lakemore, 911 calls were released that shed more light on what took place. The information released includes a call from an employee at the Tractor Supply Company reporting an attempted theft. The employee tells officers two suspects tried to steal a log splitter and then left in a van. The employee describes the van and a few minutes later, a Lakemore […]

  • 2 suspects shot by police after allegedly stealing from Tractor Supply, then ramming cruiser

    LAKEMORE, Ohio — Police shot two suspects who reportedly rammed a cruiser after stealing from a Tractor Supply store early Tuesday morning. According to a press release from Springfield Township police, it happened at 4:46 a.m. after Lakemore police were called to a theft in progress call at Tractor Supply, 1500 Canton Road. An employee was working inside the closed store overnight when she heard the merchandise alarm going off outside the front of the store. The worker saw someone […]