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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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    Classmates gather to remember 12-year-old who was shot and killed

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Friends and classmates Friday gathered outside the home of a little girl who was shot and killed the night before. Davia Garth was just 12 years old. Police say she was shot multiple times by her step-father at her home in the 6900 block of Clement Thursday around 7 p.m. Garth’s mother, Sonya Gray-Garth, was also shot. It allegedly happened during a domestic dispute. Gray-Garth told Fox 8’s Peggy Gallek on Friday that she had been in […]

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    Man accused of killing 12-year-old step-daughter

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of his 12-year-old step-daughter Thursday night. According to police, the 59-year-old suspect faces charges of aggravated murder, felonious assault and domestic violence in the case. Police responded to the 6900 block of Clement around 7 p.m. to reports of shots fired. The man is accused of firing multiple shots from a handgun striking 12-year-old Davia Garth and her mother, Sonya Gray-Garth, during a domestic argument. Both […]

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    Authorities: Teen thought it would be ‘fun’ to pull over people in fake police cruiser

    MANSFIELD, Ohio- A high school student who thought it would be fun to pull people over with a car which he outfitted to look like a police cruiser, now got a free ride in a real patrol car. James Simmons, 18, is facing misdemeanor charges of impersonating a peace officer, possession of criminal tools, and unlawful restraint. Richland County Sheriff Major Joseph Masi says Simmons is alleged to have been operating a white unmarked car with flashing lights in the […]

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    K-9 officer pleads not guilty to animal cruelty charges

    MEDINA – An officer facing two counts of companion animal cruelty, after his K-9 partner died, entered not guilty pleas to the charges. Montville Sgt. Brett Harrison’s not guilty pleas were submitted in writing by his attorney Dominic Vitantonio. Since the pleas were submitted in writing, Harrison did not have to appear in Medina Municipal Court Wednesday to face the second degree misdemeanor charges. Court official say a trial date will be set at a later date. The ‎Montville Police […]

  • Bond set for suspect in wild police chase

    AVON LAKE – Bond was set at $200,000 for a man accused of stealing a truck and leading police on a high speed chase before crashing into a Westlake Bar. Brandon Pawlak was video arraigned in Avon Lake Municipal court Tuesday morning. He is facing several charges including fleeing police and grand theft. A prosecutor told the judge that the 26-year-old is a career criminal who recently served three years in prison for failure to comply and burglary. Pawlak also […]

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    Download: Local city cracks down on nicotine for new employees

    PAINESVILLE- If you are interested in working for the city of Painesville, make sure you are nicotine free. Since September 1, any new city employee must be nicotine free, said City Manager Tony Carson. “We believe it is the right thing to do,” Carson said. He added health care costs are normally lower for those who are nicotine free. Carson said current employees are grandfathered in, and won’t have to become nicotine free even though they are encouraged to do […]

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    Video: Dash cam shows chase, crash into bar that injured several people

    WESTLAKE, Ohio – ‎‎‎‎‎Newly-released police dash camera video from an Avon police cruiser shows a chase that started near Avon Lake and ended when the suspect crashed into a Westlake tavern. The chase started around 8:45 Thursday night. The video ‎s‎hows ‎ Avon police officers pursuing the suspect in the stolen truck as he refuses to stop and at times leads cops on a high-speed chase. ‎‎Avon police started to chase Brandon Pawlak, 26, moments after they believe he stole […]

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    Charges filed against driver accused of plowing into bar, injuring several patrons

    WESTLAKE, Ohio — The man authorities say stole a truck, led police on a high-speed chase and then plowed into Dover Gardens Tavern is in the hospital but faces several charges. Brandon Pawlak, 26, of Cleveland, faces charges of grand theft, attempted theft, criminal tools and breaking and entering after the incident, which injured more than a dozen people, including himself. ‎ The chase ‎‎all started around 8:45 p.m. Thursday in Avon Lake when the truck was allegedly stolen from […]

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    Guns, ammo, fake cruisers found at home of man accused of impersonating police

    AKRON, Ohio — Cars made to look like police cruisers, guns and 15,000 rounds of ammunition were all found at David Scofield‘s Lancaster home near Columbus. “We conducted a search warrant at this house and hit a home run at that location,” said Akron Police Chief James Nice. Scofield was arrested by Akron police last week after it was alleged he tried to pull over an off-duty Akron police officer. Police arrested the 50-year-old on charges of impersonating a police […]

  • Deadly police-involved shooting caught on body camera

    SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — For the first time since Saturday’s police-involved shooting, the South Euclid police chief spoke about the incident. Police Chief Kevin Nietert said ‎the suspect broke in the back of the house. He was an estranged boyfriend of the victim. The chief said the officers saw the suspect stabbing the victim. He refused to stop when ordered and told officers to shoot him, the chief said. The shooting happened around 4 a.m. Saturday at a house on […]

  • If you rented a house from this man, call police

    BEDFORD, Ohio – Police have charged a man they say was running a housing scam in the city. Danny Heaggans, 30, of Garfield Heights, was arrested on a charge of theft by deception and police say he could be facing additional charges. According to police, Heaggans would illegally gain access to vacant, abandoned, or foreclosed homes and then make cosmetic repairs and install locks. Heaggans would then show the houses to people looking to rent a home. Heaggans is accused […]

  • Police: Man killed in officer-involved shooting

    SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — State BCI agents are investigating after a police-involved shooting in South Euclid. The shooting happened at a home in the 1300 block of Avondale Road around 4:30 a.m. Saturday. Police were first called to the scene for a domestic situation. According to police, officers could hear a female yelling for help when they arrived at the home. They announced their presence and found a male assaulting her. According to investigators, the woman was stabbed. The man […]