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
  • Authorities investigating possible homicide in North Ridgeville

    NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio– The FOX 8 I-Team has learned police and state agents with the Bureau of Criminal Investigation are investigating a possible homicide in North Ridgeville. Sources say a body was found Friday. An exact cause of death is not known. The police chief says this started out as a missing persons investigation in April; today, the chief confirmed a person was found inside one of the buildings on the property. The person who lived in the home, 60-year-old Harold […]

  • Photos show husband, friend buying shovel at time of Lakewood woman’s disappearance

    CLEVELAND– A 21-year-old man was sentenced to 18 months in prison after being convicted of obstruction of justice in the disappearance of Roaa S. Al Dhannoon. Dhannoon, 25, disappeared from her Lakewood apartment in October. Investigators discovered her remains last week, buried inside a container in a wooded area behind an apartment building on Memphis Avenue in Brooklyn. On Thursday, Ammar Sami, speaking through an interpreter, told Cuyahoga County Judge Nancy Margaret Russo he was sorry for his actions. Prosecutors said […]

  • Memorial fund set up for 13-year-old Ashtabula girl

    ASHTABULA – While authorities are continuing to investigate the murder of a 13-year-old girl, friends and family are preparing to say their final goodbyes and to establish a memorial fund in her name. The Zaback-Williams-Ducro Funeral Home, in conjunction with AACS Supt. Dr. Melissa Watson and Kara’s family, the Kara Zdanczewski Memorial Scholarship Fund was recently established. The teen was reported missing on May 9. Her body was found two days later in Saybrook Township. Four people have been arrested in connection with her […]

  • North Ridgeville animal control officer fired after killing baby rabbits

    NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio – A local animal control officer was fired shortly after a man said the officer killed baby rabbits in front of him, the FOX 8 I-Team learned. North Ridgeville Police Chief Michael Freeman told the I-Team Animal Control Officer Barry Accorti was terminated Wednesday morning. Freeman would not say specifically why Accorti was fired. He did say Accorti worked for the department for several years and did a lot of good work while employed. The firing did come shortly […]

  • 4 people arrested, charged in connection with death of 13-year-old in Ashtabula County

    ASHTABULA — Four people have been arrested and charged in connection with the death of a 13-year-old girl whose body was found in Ashtabula County on May 11. According to the Ashtabula County Prosecutor’s Office, the following people are charged: John Bove, Ashtabula, 46, is charged with aggravated murder and kidnapping. He’s in custody in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. Debra Bove, Ashtabula, 47, is charged with obstructing justice. Malachi D. Schultz, Ashtabula, 20, and Stanley Wilfong III, Ashtabula, 56, are charged with […]

  • Attorney in Aliza Sherman case sentenced to jail time

    CLEVELAND – The attorney who represented Aliza Sherman was sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty to several charges earlier this month. Attorney Gregory Moore pleaded guilty to one count of falsification for providing false information to investigators on the day Sherman was killed. He also pleaded guilty to two counts of inducing panic in connection with bomb threats to local courts in 2012. Moore was also sentenced to probation and community control when is out of jail. Moore was […]

  • Students dismissed early at Elyria High School following lockdown

    ELYRIA, Ohio — An investigation is under way after Elyria High School was placed on lockdown following the report of a threat. According to Elyria Police Captain Christopher Costantino, somebody called an emergency management office secretary to call in the threat. The school would not go into detail concerning the nature of the threat; they will only say they are taking it seriously and following procedure. A short time after the school was placed on lockdown, Elyria High School’s 1,600 students were […]

  • Teen accused of killing father agrees to plea deal

    WARREN, Ohio– A 15-year-old girl accused of shooting and killing her allegedly abusive father, pleaded “true” to a reduced charge of involuntary manslaughter. Bresha Meadows was facing an aggravated murder charge but agreed to the plea deal Monday, the day her trial was set to begin in Trumbull County Juvenile Court. Judge Pam Rintala sentenced her to a year and a day in the juvenile detention center, and at least six months in an in-treatment facility. She will get credit for […]

  • Church scholarship winners honored at Akron breakfast

    AKRON – Officials with the Providence Baptist Church held their third annual scholarship award breakfast Saturday at Quaker Square in Akron. Several high school students were given scholarships to help with their college education. “It’s important that our teenagers know we are here to help and support them,” said Pastor Vincent Peterson. U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan attended the breakfast and helped hand out the awards. The Providence scholarship honorees are, Da’Driauna Brown, Kyler Robins, Dalana Collins, Akia Lynne Owens, and […]

  • ‘We are fighting with him’: Boy battling rare cancer gets surprise boost from his heroes

    GEAUGA COUNTY, Ohio– The past three months have been difficult for 2-year-old Dutch Cole. In February, his family found out he has cancer. “He has a rare form and has had six chemo treatments,” said Lynn Cole, Dutch’s mother. On Thursday, after meeting with doctors at the Cleveland Clinic, Dutch and his family stopped at King Kone in Chardon. Dutch ended up getting a double treat: ice cream and an up-close meeting with his heroes, Hambden firefighters. The firefighters stopped […]

  • Fallen Cleveland Police Officer David Fahey’s badge placed in case 

    CLEVELAND – Cleveland police and a family joined together Thursday to do one of the hardest things they’ll ever have to do, they added the badge of fallen Officer David Fahey to the city’s memorial badge case. “He will always be remembered,” said Capt. Brian Betley, FOP President. Dozens attended the ceremony, which is part of Cleveland’s police week. “We haven’t added a badge here in about 10 years,” said Police Chief Calvin Williams. “Unfortunately this year we have to […]

  • Coroner: Body found in Ashtabula County is that of missing 13-year-old

    ASHTABULA COUNTY, Ohio — The Ashtabula County Coroner’s Office has confirmed that the body found in Saybrook Township last week is that of a missing 13-year-old girl. The girl was reported missing on May 9. Her body was found May 11 on Austinberg Road in Saybrook Township. After the 13-year-old was reported missing, Ashtabula County asked Sharon police to be on the lookout for John Richard Bove as a person of interest in the missing person case. May 11, Sharon police spotted him, tried […]