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
  • Two officers, suspect injured in East Cleveland incident

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio– Two officers, one woman and a suspect were hospitalized following a struggle and officer-involved shooting Sunday. East Cleveland police confirm to the FOX 8 I-Team the incident happened on Beersford Road. Police said an officer fired two shots. The suspect was taken to the hospital. Two officers are also taken to the hospital and were released later in the day. One officer had an orbital eye fracture.  That injury is believed to have happened from struggling with […]

  • Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter to reopen Saturday after learning what caused dogs to get sick

    VALLEY VIEW, Ohio– Officials at the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter say they will reopen Saturday after learning what caused two dogs to get ill and die. The shelter closed last week and officials have been cleaning because five dogs passed away. Mindy Naticchioni, shelter administrator, said two of the five stray dogs were tested after they died. “We learned they had a compromised immune system due to the Parvo virus,” Naticchioni said. “Then being in that compromised state they got […]

  • Woman dies after being sucked through Ashland County dam

    ASHLAND, Ohio– An 18 year-old woman, who went under water near the Charles Mill dam, has died, the Ashland County Sheriff’s office says. On Friday, Chief Deputy Carl Richert said Regina Miller passed away The woman was swimming with friends around 2:15 a.m. Thursday. Richert said the woman and others had been fishing when she decided to go for a swim. Miller went through the dam’s gates. Jared Tims, of Fredricktown, was fishing on the other side  and spotted the […]

  • Woman in critical condition after almost drowning near Ashland County dam

    ASHLAND, Ohio – A fisherman helped find and rescue an 18-year-old woman who went under water near the Charles Mill Dam, the Ashland County Sheriff’s office says. The woman was swimming with friends around 2:15 a.m. Thursday, according to a 911 call obtained by FOX 8. Ashland County Chief Sheriff Deputy Carl Richert said the woman and others had been fishing when she decided to go for a swim. “We can’t find her,” the caller can be heard telling a […]

  • Portion of Parma Animal Shelter closed after dog deaths at Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter

    PARMA, Ohio — A portion of the Parma Animal Shelter is closed following dog deaths at the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter. The animal shelter posted on its Facebook page: In light of the dog respiratory illness that is going around shelters in the Ohio area, we have decided to close the dog side to the public until further notice. Our main concern is for the health of the dogs at our shelter and also preventing the spread of disease to […]

  • BCI to take over investigation in former Lafayette Township Trustee’s death

    MEDINA- The Medina County Sheriff’s Department has announced the investigation into the death of former Lafayette Township Trustee Bryon Macron is being transferred to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI.) Macron was reported missing in December of 2016  and his body was found two months later in Chippewa Lake. Last July, Medina County Coroner Lisa Deranek said Macron suffered six stab wounds, including a long wound on his neck, but none of those injuries alone caused his death. While […]

  • ‘I think I am going to die:’ Firefighter finds courage to speak of tragic fireworks accident

    EUCLID, Ohio – A Euclid Fire Captain says it’s still difficult to think about the July 3, 2016 fireworks accident that could have cost him his life. “Right after it happened, I remember thinking to myself that I think I am going to die and I don’t even know where I am or what happened,” said Fire Capt. Jay Northup. Northup, who has spent the last 25 years rescuing and helping others, suddenly found himself in need of assistance. “We […]

  • Woman who took care of boy for four years says biological mom now has custody

    SANDUSKY – A woman who cared for a 4-year-old boy since he was infant says she had to say goodbye to him Tuesday. Shadrieka Johnson said the boy’s biological mother, Jennifer Hemchak, was given custody of him during a hearing in Erie County Juvenile Court. An official with the Erie County Juvenile Court said, “the court cannot discuss the matter with anyone who is not a party to the case.” “The court did say I get to talk to him […]

  • Caught on camera, armed suspects jump over counter, knock clerk to floor

    GARFIELD HEIGHTS – Police say robbers held up a store here at gunpoint terrorizing workers and customers. Detectives are now turning to the I-Team and Fox 8 viewers for help. The Family Dollar on Turney Road was robbed June 6 around 3:15 in the afternoon. Two suspects, both with guns, stormed the store demanding money. “We are very lucky no one got shot,” said Detective Carl Biegacki. The security video from the store shows one suspect jumping over the counter, […]

  • Boy removed from home after concerns raised about possible return to biological mom

    SANDUSKY, Ohio —  A day after a woman talked to FOX 8 about her concerns that a 4-year-old boy who has been living with her since he was an infant may be returned to his biological mother, Erie County Children Services took the boy out of her home. Shadrieka Johnson said a children’s service employee and a Sandusky police officer came to her home around 11 Saturday morning and took custody of D’Quai Hemchak. “Children Services says they took him […]

  • Woman who prompted Sandusky Amber Alert asks for custody of 4-year-old son

    SANDUSKY, Ohio– There is a stunning twist in the case of a mother arrested for causing an Amber Alert when she snatched her 4-year-old son from a car. Jennifer Hemchak was arrested on a kidnapping charge in March after Sandusky police said she grabbed the boy and took off. Hemchak is now asking the courts to give her custody of her son, D’Quai Hemchak. D’Quai has lived with his godmother, Shadrieka Johnson, since he was an infant. Johnson said Jennifer […]

  • I-Team: Stray dogs that died at Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter came from city kennel

    VALLEY VIEW, Ohio– The FOX 8 I-Team has learned the five stray dogs that recently died at the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter all came from the City of Cleveland Kennel. County officials confirmed Friday the dogs all came in on different days during May. “We got them from the city kennel,” said Mindy Naticchioni, shelter administrator. City workers picked up the strays in different locations throughout the city. The first dog was brought to the county on May 10 and […]