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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    Vermilion restaurant holds fundraiser for fallen trooper

    VERMILION, Ohio– Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Kenneth Velez’s daughter used to work at the Vermilion Quaker Steak and Lube. Velez was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while working traffic enforcement on Interstate 90 in Cleveland on Sept. 15. “He used to come in a lot when his daughter was here. He was so proud of her,” said John Rosser, marketing manager for the restaurant. On Wednesday, the staff wanted to serve Trooper Velez one last time. […]

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    Ashtabula deputy indicted for assault has been fired

    ASHTABULA – An Ashtabula Sheriff deputy accused of assaulting two suspects that were in custody has now been fired. James Truckey, who was a sergeant with the sheriff’s office, was fired Tuesday afternoon, shortly after he appeared in court to face several charges including felonious assault and falsifying a report. Truckey has plead not guilty to the charges and is free on a $10,000 bond. Truckey also filed a grievance seeking to be reinstated. He worked for the sheriff’s office […]

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    Police: Browns’ Alvin Bailey polite, cooperative during OVI stop

    NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio — Police say Browns OL player Alvin Bailey was polite and cooperative when stopped for an OVI early Monday morning. Reports state his breathalyzer test was a .145 and a substance found in his vehicle tested positive for marijuana. He faces charges of OVI, drug abuse and speed. He is due in court Thursday. He admitted to drinking on the plane ride back from Miami and while at a restaurant in Strongsville. He was given several sobriety […]

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    Parents upset students put on wrong school bus for a 3 hour ride home

    CLEVELAND- Several parents and grandparents tell Fox 8 they are trying to figure out why it took about three hours for their children to get home from the William Cullen Bryant School Friday afternoon. “We were frantic, ” said Cindy Pagel, whose two grandchildren were on the bus. She said they normally get home around 4:15 so when the bus didn’t arrive at 4:45 they began calling the school but didn’t get an answer. A few minutes later they called […]

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    Two accused of assaulting off-duty officer at downtown Cleveland bar

    CLEVELAND– Two people are facing charges after Cleveland police say they assaulted an off-duty officer at a bar Friday night. It happened at about 11 p.m. at Panini’s Bar and Grill on Huron Road East in downtown Cleveland. Workers at the bar alerted the off-duty officer, who was working security, about an underage woman drinking alcohol. The 42-year-old officer confronted the couple and that started an argument. According to the police report, Brian Brack, 23, of Canton, stood up from […]

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    Neighbors say traffic light needed following crash that killed ambulance driver

    FREMONT, Ohio– The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash that killed an ambulance driver, who was taking a patient to the hospital. The crash happened Thursday evening near the intersection of County Road 197 and State Route 19 in Fremont. Those living near the intersection say car crashes are becoming all too common. “This is like the sixth one,” said Junior Garcia. “It’s awful. I want to put up crosses for each person who died. ” Garcia […]

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    Body camera video shows Ashtabula County deputy assault handcuffed suspect

    JEFFERSON, Ohio–  Jefferson police body camera video helped lead to an investigation and indictment of an Ashtabula County Sheriff’s deputy. The body camera video was made public Thursday, a few days after Sgt. James Truckey was indicted. “I was on the ground and handcuffed and he came right up to me and struck me,” said 39-year-old Ed Dirrigl of Ashtabula. Dirrigl suffered a concussion, broken nose and an eye injury. Truckey was indicted on several charges including felonious assault and […]

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    Man allegedly assaulted by deputy: ‘I don’t know what I did to deserve this’

    ASHTABULA, Ohio-  A 12-year veteran of the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Office was indicted for allegedly assaulting two men after they were arrested. Sgt. James Truckey was indicted by the Ashtabula grand jury earlier this week on charges of felonious assault, assault, tampering with records and dereliction of duty. Truckey is currently on a paid administrative leave. The indictment stated Truckey assaulted two men after they were arrested around 2:30 a.m. on Sept. 11. One of the men arrested, Ed Dirrigl said he […]

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    Arrest warrant for Cleveland Browns’ Josh Gordon rescinded

    CLEVELAND– The arrest warrant for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was rescinded on Wednesday, his attorney told FOX 8 News. Gordon did not address several subpoenas related to the paternity of a 1-year-old girl, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office said. That prompted a judge to issue the warrant last month. Attorney Kevin Spellacy said his client submitted a DNA sample so the warrant was rescinded. He also said Gordon was never served in the first place. Gordon has another […]

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    Ashtabula sheriff’s deputy indicted, accused of assaulting suspects after chase

    ASHTABULA COUNTY, Ohio — A sheriff’s deputy has been indicted on four charges stemming from alleged assaults that happened after an ATV chase on Sept. 11. Sgt. James Truckey was indicted on charges of felonious assault, assault tampering with records and dereliction of duty. Sheriff Bill Johnson declined to comment on the matter. The indictment alleges that Truckey assaulted two people after the sheriff’s office assisted the Jefferson Police Department with the chase of an ATV. The alleged victims were the […]

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    ‘I was sleeping with a killer,’ woman who says she dated Ashland murder suspect speaks out

    MANSFIELD – With tears streaming down her face, a woman who says she dated suspected murderer Shawn Grate, stands in the lobby of the Mansfield Police Department and tells Fox 8 she is still in shock. “The detective wants to talk to me and I am shaking and nervous because I was sleeping with a killer,” said Rebecca, who asked us not to use her last name. She says she is still afraid of Grate. Grate is facing two murder […]

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    Ashland murder suspect cooperating with authorities on case of 5th victim

    MANSFIELD, Ohio — A man, now a suspect in the deaths of five women, is helping authorities on one of the homicide cases. Police say Shawn Grate is cooperating with them in the case of Rebekah Leicy. **For previous coverage, watch the video player above** Leicy,  who is from Mansfield, was found in Ashland in 2015. Her case was originally ruled a drug overdose but has been reopened. Leicy’s father, Bob, told Fox 8 that police notified him Saturday that they […]