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
  • Body of man found in Lake Erie 38 years ago identified

    CLEVELAND – The Fox 8 I-Team has an exclusive look at a break in the case of a local mystery. A family of a missing man finally getting answers to questions that have lingered for decades. “When we first got the call, we thought someone was playing a prank on us,” said Jeanie Cooper. “We just couldn’t believe it, that they finally found him.” But it wasn’t a prank. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s office had finally been able to […]

  • Streetsboro police investigating after juvenile dies in shooting

    STREETSBORO, Ohio – Streetsboro police have confirmed they are investigating after a juvenile sustained a fatal gunshot wound. Police say just after 9:30 p.m. Monday, they and the Streetsboro Fire Department  responded to Alden Drive for a report of a juvenile with a gunshot wound. Paramedics transported the juvenile to a hospital where the juvenile was pronounced dead. Another juvenile is being questioned by investigators at this time and the cause of the gunshot wound is still under investigation, according […]

  • Opening statements continue in trial of accused serial killer Shawn Grate

      ASHLAND, Ohio– Opening statements began on Monday in the trial of accused serial killer Shawn Grate in Ashland County Common Pleas Court. Grate, 41, is charged with more than 20 counts, including murder, kidnapping and abuse of a corpse. Grate was arrested on September 13, 2016, after a woman called 911 saying that she’d been abducted. On the call, she can be heard whispering, then naming Grate as her kidnapper. Officers later rescued her from a home on Covert Court […]

  • Police: Mother accidentally shoots, kills 2-year-old at Wickliffe hotel

    WICKLIFFE, Ohio– A woman accidentally shot her 2-year-old girl in a Wickliffe hotel room, police say. Emergency crews were called to the Econo Lodge on Euclid Avenue at about 11 p.m. Friday. Wickliffe police said when officers and paramedics arrived, they found the child with a gunshot wound to the chest. The toddler was taken to West Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. There were three other siblings in the hotel at the time. Police said at this point […]

  • Husband charged with murder in Hartville woman’s bizarre disappearance

    HARTVILLE, Ohio– An arrest has been made in the case of a missing woman, the Hartville police chief told the FOX I-Team. The Hartville Police Department arrested Philip Snider Friday afternoon on an aggravated murder warrant in connection with the disappearance of his 70-year-old wife, Roberta. Snider is being held on a $5 million bond and is expected to be in court next week. The investigation started on Jan. 9 when Roberta L. Snider’s brother contacted police. He explained to investigators […]

  • Mom says bus driver harassed 10-year-old daughter for not saying good morning

    EUCLID, Ohio- A local mother tells the FOX 8 I-Team that a school bus driver has harassed her child and sent incident reports to her school saying the child “acts” racist for not saying good morning. Sandra Webber says the incidents happened in the fall, and that her then 10-year-old daughter was harassed by a First Student school bus driver. First Student provides busing for private, public, and charter school students in Euclid. “It’s very upsetting,” Webber told FOX 8. […]

  • Arrest made in University Heights Synagogue threats

    UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS — A 23-year-old Strongsville man has been arrested on charges of telephone harassment stemming from threatening calls made to synagogues in January. Abdulrahman Abulkhalil was arrested on two misdemeanor charges Tuesday. He is due in court later this month. The Fox 8 I-Team obtained copies of the voice messages the suspect is alleged to have made to the Heights Jewish Center. The messages were hateful and anti-Semitic, police said. Police believe the same man also made a similar […]

  • ‘Started shooting at us,’ Cleveland police officer tells dispatch

    CLEVELAND – A grandmother’s hands shake Monday , as she points out the more than two dozen bullet holes in the siding of her Decker Avenue home, The house was shot Saturday night. “My grandchildren were with me that night and they were right inside,” the woman said. She asked not to be identified since the suspects have not yet been caught. “They could have killed all of us. Little kids killed for nothing.” She said as soon as it […]

  • I-Team: Cleveland police officers hit the ground after shots fired at them

    CLEVELAND — For the second time in a week, the FOX 8 I-Team has learned gunshots were fired at Cleveland Police. The most recent incident happened Saturday night in the 7500 block of Decker in Cleveland. No one was hit, but multiple sources say gunfire came from a van passing by a scene with four officers and two police cars. Just days ago, a Cleveland officer reported a shot fired at him from a car on East 95th Street. That […]

  • Man pinned in car after crash talks about horrific moments: ‘Hoping I am not going to burn to death’

    NEWBURGH HEIGHTS, Ohio – With a sling on one arm, and the other wrapped in bandages, David Gibson breaks into a huge smile as his dog Charles flops down next to him. “It’s so good to be home with my family,” said Gibson, 59, of Avon. Gibson spent 10 days in the hospital after a horrific crash on April 2 on I-77 in Newburgh Heights. Police say a cloth laundry hamper blew off of a pick-up a truck and an […]

  • Cause of death undetermined in Olmsted Township bar stabbing

    OLMSTED TOWNSHIP, Ohio– The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death of a 28-year-old man found outside of an Olmsted Township bar as undetermined. The ruling was released Friday in the death of Franklin Castrucci III, of North Olmsted. Police and state agents are continuing to investigate a stabbing and fight that took place at the Falls Lounge on Bagley Road in January. Police said Catrucci died and two females were injured. The FOX 8 I-Team obtained 911 calls. […]

  • Mother starting to lose hope in getting justice for murdered son

    WARREN – A mother, who spent more than three decades trying to get justice for her murdered son, says she now fears the man convicted of killing him will be taken off death row. This week, Miriam Fife, learned that a federal appeals court denied the state attorney general’s request to rehear an appeal filed by convicted killed Danny Lee Hill, who was convicted of killing her 12-year-old son, Raymond Fife. Hill’s attorneys have filed numerous motions saying his IQ […]