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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
  • Investigators said Officer Michael Brelo fired 15 shots from the hood of Timothy Russell's car.

    Five Cleveland police supervisors offered plea deal in deadly police chase

    EAST CLEVELAND – Dereliction of duty charges may be filed against five Cleveland police supervisors in East Cleveland in about one week. Officials say Cuyahoga County prosecutors offered the five officers a plea deal. The cases are currently filed in Cuyahoga County.  However, if the officers don’t accept the deal, the cases will be dismissed and then refiled by East Cleveland officials. The charges stem from the supervisors action in the deadly November 2012 police chase and shooting that claimed […]

  • Janet and Hannah Tyburski

    Mom and daughter teamed up to dispose of body, North Ridgeville police say

    NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio- A mother and daughter used a door to help place the body of Rachele Tyburski in a vehicle, police say. Janet Tyburski is accused of killing her daughter, Rachele, in March, and then enlisting the help of her 19-year-old daughter Hannah to dispose of the body. Police said Hannah, an Oberlin College student and the victim’s sister, and her mother then drove around for hours trying to figure out where to leave the remains. “We knew from […]

  • Police: Cleveland police gang unit shot suspect after he displayed weapon

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio– Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams released more information Tuesday night following a police-involved shooting on Superior Ave. in East Cleveland. Williams said it happened just after 7 p.m. when the Cleveland Police Gang Unit was looking for a suspect wanted on outstanding county warrants. Police say when they stopped the suspect, they ordered him out of the car, and he displayed a weapon. That’s when officers fired, striking him. He was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center and […]

  • Dash and body camera video shows what happened during chase, 21-hour standoff in Erie County

    ERIE COUNTY–  Dash and body camera video was released Tuesday, which shows how Erie County officials handled a chase and subsequent 21-hour standoff, with a man they say attempted to kidnap and then fired a shot at his estranged wife. The situation began around 8 a.m. Friday when police received a frantic call from a woman saying her estranged husband took her car and threatened to kill her . “My husband just shot me; he is trying to kill me,” […]

  • Hannah Tyburski (Courtesy: Lorain County Sheriff's Office)

    Police arrest victim’s sister in murder case of woman whose body was found in North Ridgeville

    NORTH RIDGEVILLE,  Ohio – Police have made a second arrest in the murder case of 26-year-old Rachele Tyburski. Hannah Tyburski, Rachele’s sister, was booked into the Lorain County jail Tuesday on charges of tampering with evidence, obstructing, and abuse of a corpse. She was released on a $7,000 bond. It is not known when she will appear in court. Detective Greg Petek said Hannah helped her mother “dump” the body. He said Hannah is a student at Oberlin College. Hannah’s […]

  • Video: Local bomb squad demonstrates danger of fireworks

    BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio – The Southwest Enforcement Bureau Bomb Squad gave Fox 8 an exclusive fireworks demonstration. Bomb squad officers explained the smallest details can make a huge difference when you start blasting fireworks. “Even the smallest firework can be destructive,” bomb squad member Dave Kammerman said. Several different fireworks can be purchased in Ohio, but it’s illegal to set off most of them in the state. “People should not be setting these off in their yards,” bomb squad commander […]

  • Erie County Sheriff's deputies and several agencies on scene of standoff Friday afternoon. (Photo: Peggy Gallek/Fox 8 News)

    Update: Erie County standoff ends after 21 hours

    SANDUSKY, Ohio -A standoff in Erie County ended at around 7 a.m., with the suspect headed to the hospital. It started yesterday in Sandusky, when the male suspect fired a shot at a woman, led police on a high-speed chase, and then holed up in his car in the driveway of his Homegardner Road home. Sheriff’s officials, along with several other agencies, negotiated with the suspect, but in the end, he shot himself. Police tell Fox 8 that he is […]

  • I-Team: Police body camera shows arrest of man who allegedly brought gun to school playground

    CLEVELAND HEIGHTS – The Fox 8 I-Team obtained stunning video that shows the arrest of an upset father, who went to a school playground with a gun, to confront kids he says were harassing his children. The arrest of 48-year-old John Lee was caught on police body camera and released to Fox 8. Lee was arrested Saturday at the playground at Noble Elementary School. The officer can be heard calling dispatch, saying he had a man with a gun and […]

  • Man arrested after taking gun to school playground, told police he was confronting bullies

    CLEVELAND HEIGHTS – A Cleveland Heights father is facing felony charges after police say he went to a school playground with a gun. ‎ The man was arrested after he allegedly brought the unloaded handgun to Noble Elementary, and he told police he was confronting bullies. ‎‎‎‎ 48-year-old John Lee Jr. was arrested Saturday evening around 7:45 at the playground. Police say he had a gun on him when he went to the playground to speak to some children.‎ The […]

  • Tanisha Anderson (Family photo)

    Investigation into Tanisha Anderson’s death turned over to Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office

    CLEVELAND — The investigation into the death of Tanisha Anderson was turned over to the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office, the Fox 8 I-Team learned on Tuesday. Prosecutors sent the case to the sheriff’s office Friday. “As with any investigation, our detectives will do an impartial and thorough job,” Sheriff Clifford Pinkney said. Anderson died while handcuffed in Cleveland police custody in November as officers were about to take her for a mental evaluation. The medical examiner ruled her death a […]

  • I-Team: deplorable conditions in Cleveland’s dispatch center

    CLEVELAND – The Fox 8 I-Team has obtained exclusive pictures of deplorable working conditions for the people handling your 9-1-1 calls. We went to city hall and asked what was being done to take care of the issues. Safety Director Michael McGrath went to inspect the building after the Fox 8 I-Team showed him several pictures taken inside the city’s communication center located in the 3rd District Police Headquarters. The pictures show Christmas lights strung inside the locker room because […]

  • former brimfield police chief david oliver

    I-Team: More details revealed in investigation of former Brimfield police chief

    BRIMFIELD, Ohio — The Fox 8 I-Team  has learned that the Portage County Prosecutor’s Office is asking that  a special prosecutor be named to look at the case of former Brimfield Police Chief David Oliver, and for the first time we are learning what the investigation is about. The I-Team obtained a copy of an email from Portage County Prosecutor Victor Vigluicci sent to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office last week asking for the special prosecutor. “Over the past few […]