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
  • Cleveland police union replaces nun’s stolen school supplies

    CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association is making sure that some good comes from an outrageous crime against a local nun. Last Thursday, a gunman carjacked a 71-year-old nun with St. Aloysius Parish outside her home on the city’s east side. The gunman took off with her car that contained $300 in school supplies, the church basketball uniforms and track equipment. On Wednesday, union president Steve Loomis and other CPPA officials took Sister Mary Jean shopping and replaced all […]

  • Person of interest in woman’s disappearance found dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound

    NEW PHILADELPHIA -Police and family members are searching for a 27-year-old mother, who has been missing since Sunday. Christine Slinger was last seen Aug. 20. Officials said they believe the young mother went to meet with the father of her 8-year-old daughter to discuss custody issues. “We are so worried, we want to find her,” said her sister-in-law Angela. “The detective just told us that the father of her child killed himself yesterday. The same day he was suppose to […]

  • Object crashes through windshield as man drives to work

    AKRON, Ohio– A 46-year-old man was injured after a pry bar crashed through the windshield of his car Friday morning. It happened around 9 a.m. on I-76 near the Lakeshore exit. “I was driving with my left hand on the steering wheel because I was drinking my coffee,” said Bob Formoso. “It came in and hit me right like this and slid off my arm and over. If I was driving with my right arm like I normally do it […]

  • Cleveland mother writes book to honor her murdered daughter

    CLEVELAND – Noni Brooks thought her life was over in January 2014. A man opened fire at a car she and her children were in on Cleveland’s west side. Her 5-year-old daughter, Jermani, was killed. Brooks was shot in the eye. “I lost my daughter, and my vision in my right eye,” Brooks told Fox 8 Monday. “I felt like I didn’t have a purpose. I felt like I had no control over anything.” But through counseling and prayer, she […]

  • Cleveland police union to replace items stolen from nun during carjacking

    CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Police union is promising to make sure some good comes from an outrageous crime against a local nun. Thursday, a gunman carjacked a 71-year-old nun with St. Aloysius. The crime happened on the city’s northeast side. The gunman took off with the vehicle that held $300 in school supplies, the church basketball uniforms, and track equipment. Now, the president of the Cleveland Police Patrolman’s Association says his group will replace what was stolen and more. Steve […]

  • Police: 17-year-old boy shot during robbery, stripped of clothing during crime

    EUCLID- A 17-year-old boy is recovering after being shot during a robbery early Wednesday morning. Officers responded to a call for shots fired in the area of Brush Avenue and E. 264th Street. When police officers arrived they found a trail of blood, which led them to  the victim, who had been shot in the leg. One woman told FOX 8 she heard two gunshots and a few minutes later heard someone screaming for help. The woman ran out of […]

  • Sandusky officers make a daring rescue – and save a life

    SANDUSKY, Ohio – The Fox 8 I-Team obtained exclusive dash camera video showing  Sandusky police officers saving a life – with no time to spare. It happened early Wednesday morning as officers were sent to the Milan Road overpass, after a woman called 911 to report seeing a man standing near the bridge. “I think there is a guy that may want to jump from the bridge,” the caller told a dispatcher. When police arrived they saw the man sitting […]

  • ITEAM: Mentor records show officer in Euclid arrest was forced to resign

    MENTOR – The Fox 8 I-Team has received documents from the City of Mentor that Officer Michael Amiott was forced to resign from the department, after officials say he was caught lying on a police report. The documents were released to the I-Team following a public’s record request. “After reviewing the internal investigation, listening to the interviews and watching the complete video I made the determination that Ptl. Amiott made a false statement in his police report,” stated Chief Kevin […]

  • Family of murdered Egyptian immigrant hoping to find killers

    CLEVELAND – Family members of an Egyptian immigrant, who was shot and killed on a city street earlier this month, are pleading for answers. Ebraam Kamel says his 52-year-old father, Hesham Kamel, moved his entire family to the Cleveland area in 2012 because he felt his family would be safer here. “He was in the Egyptian military for 33 years,” Ebraam Kamel told Fox 8. “When he retired he wanted us to move here. He thought we would be safe […]

  • Video shows Ohio traffic stop involving man accused of driving into crowd in Charlottesville

    MAUMEE, Ohio — Fox 8 has obtained dash camera video of a May traffic stop here involving the suspect being held in a Virginia jail in connection with a deadly crash near a scheduled rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia. James Alex Fields Jr., 20, of Maumee, was pulled over by Maumee police on May 25, 2017 for a traffic violation. The video shows Fields being pulled over in the same car he was driving this past weekend, when […]

  • Fundraiser Sunday for Uniontown police officer shot in the line of duty

    UNIONTOWN, Ohio — Every day is a challenge and a blessing for a Uniontown sergeant who was shot four times July 9. Sgt. David White says he continues to recover at home, and says everyday is getting better but the healing process is slow. “I go for short walks and am exhausted when I get home,” White said. “When I told my doctor he reminded me that I had major surgeries and I was shot four times.  It takes time […]

  • Teacher, aide on administrative leave after dragging child with autism through school hallways

    CRESTLINE, Ohio — Two Crestline Exempted Village School District teachers are on leave after a video was recorded of a 7-year-old child with autism being dragged through the school hallways. It happened back in May, after Corbin Kemle reportedly had misbehaved in the school playground. Noreen Mullins, Crestline schools superintendent, told Fox 8 that a kindergarten teacher and an aide, seen in the video dragging the student, were placed on paid administrative leave and remain on leave. The Crawford County Prosecutor’s […]