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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
  • Michael Fine

    FOX 8 I-Team: Attorney accused of hypnotizing clients resigns

    LORAIN – An attorney being sued by former clients has resigned his law license. Michael William Fine resigned a while ago and his resignation was just accepted by the Ohio Supreme Court, his attorney said. “He resigned on advice of legal counsel,” said attorney Robert Housel, who represents Fine. According to the Supreme Court of Ohio website, the court accepted his resignation “with disciplinary action pending.” Former clients say Fine allegedly hypnotized them in order to have sexual conduct with […]

  • Chase and crash on W. 25th St. in Cleveland, 8/28/15

    Police: Suspects crash in Cleveland after chase in stolen car

    CLEVELAND– Three people, two 18-year-olds and a 16-year-old, are in custody following a police chase that happened just before 8 p.m. Friday. Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority police told FOX 8 they saw a car driving erratically. When they ran the plates, officers discovered the car was stolen during a robbery on West 25th St. back in August. When police tried to pull over the car, it took off. The driver crashed near East 65th and Fullerton. Cleveland police assisted in taking […]

  • I-Team: Suspect admitted to deputy he was with teen on last day she was seen

    ASHTABULA, Ohio– The Ashtabula County prosecutor has told the Fox 8 I-Team that a man, who was arrested last week after human remains were found in his backyard, admitted to a sheriff deputy that he was with a missing 18-year-old Warren woman the last day she was seen. Prosecutor Nicholas Iarocci said James Brooks told a deputy that he was with Alesha Bell on July 23. Iarocci said during a preliminary hearing held Thursday in Ashtabula Municipal Court the deputy […]

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    Three accused of providing alcohol, indicted for involuntary manslaughter in fatal crash

    GENEVA, Ohio- Four people are facing charges for a crash in Ashtabula County this summer that killed a 20-year-old woman. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said Tracie T. Pascoe, 49; Marilou Tipton, 71; and Jacob Pascoe, 18, hosted a party on June 3 at their Geneva house, where there was underage drinking. After leaving the party, 18-year-old Adam R. Wright ran a stop sign and hit another car, troopers said. The driver of the other car, 20-year-old Alexandria M. Struhar, […]

  • Police: Man shot after taking security officer’s Taser in hospital emergency room

    GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — Garfield Heights police say a man is in critical condition after being shot in the neck by an off-duty Garfield Heights officer at Marymount Hospital. Investigators say Cleveland police and paramedics late Wednesday night were taking the man to the psychiatric unit at the hospital. Police say later the man fought with the Garfield Heights officer and two Cleveland Clinic officers, even grabbing for the Garfield Heights officer’s gun. Police also say they tried to use a Taser on the man, and […]

  • Two men appear in court in connection with murder of woman in Ashtabula

    ASHTABULA, Ohio– Two men appeared in court on Wednesday to face charges in the murder of a mother of four. Kyle Starkey, 24, said very little as he made his first appearance in Ashtabula Municipal Court. Starkey is facing charges of murder and gross abuse of a corpse. He is accused of killing his girlfriend, Mandy Gottschalk, 36. Ryan McBride, 21, also appeared in court. He is facing a charge of abuse of a corpse and obstruction of justice. He […]

  • Alesha Bell

    Family of missing Warren teen plead for her return

    WARREN, Ohio — Warren police held a press conference Wednesday morning to discuss the case of a missing Warren woman. Alesha Bell, 18, was last seen by neighbors on July 23. Warren Police Detective Nick Carney says the whole purpose of press conference was to hopefully find the 18-year-old. The woman’s family pleaded for her return. “This is a missing person case and I still believe she is alive,” Carney said. They are hoping Bell was somehow able to watch the press conference and will […]

  • Body found in shallow grave is missing Ashtabula mom; Two arrested

    ASHTABULA, Ohio– The Ashtabula County Sheriff confirmed the body found Monday night is the mother of four who has been missing since Aug. 15. Ashtabula County Sheriff Bill Johnson said deputies found Mandy Gottschalk’s body in a shallow grave off of Washington Avenue. The two men arrested in connection with the case are expected to be formally charged on Wednesday. “We would have loved a better outcome,” Johnson told Fox 8 Tuesday.  “But this gets the family some closure. We […]

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    Two arrests made after body of woman was found in shallow grave in Ashtabula

    4:17 p.m. UPDATE: The Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the body is that of 36-year-old Mandy Gottschalk. ASHTABULA, Ohio — Two arrests have been made in the disappearance of an Ashtabula woman, police say. The arrests were made after deputies found the body of a woman in a shallow grave Monday night. Ashtabula Sheriff Bill Johnson says authorities are working to determine if the body is that of the missing woman, Mandy Gottschalk, 36. Gottschalk’s family has been looking for […]

  • Beverly Potts (Fox 8 file photo)

    Could mysterious phone call lead to answers more than 60 years after Cleveland girl disappeared?

    CLEVELAND– More than 60 years after she disappeared, we may be closer than ever to finding out what happened to 10-year-old Beverly Potts, and solving the case may hinge on a mysterious phone call. Retired Cleveland Police Captain Richard McIntosh, who is now with Crime Stoppers, said they received information earlier this month that may shed new light on this case. “We received an intriguing tip at Crime Stoppers that generated some interest,” McIntosh said. Potts was last seen at […]

  • Warren mother hopeful remains found at Ashtabula home are not her daughter

    WARREN, Ohio – A distraught mother in Warren, Ohio is now waiting to find out if the missing remains found Thursday in Ashtabula are those of her daughter. The mother sat down with Fox 8 on Friday. Tiffany Knepper said she gave a DNA sample Thursday. It will now be compared with the DNA found on the remains. She is praying it’s not a match and that her 18-year-old daughter,  Alesha Bell, is still alive. Knepper said the last time […]

  • More than 50 police cars were involved in the 2012 police chase and shooting that resulted in the deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams.

    13 Cleveland officers learning punishments in deadly chase, shooting

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The FOX 8 I-TEAM has learned the city of Cleveland will finally determine what internal punishments will be issued to the 13 police officers who fired 137 shots and killed two suspects after a long and massive chase in 2012. We’ve confirmed papers have started going out to the officers outlining administrative charges. A grand jury indicted Officer Michael Brelo. He reloaded his weapon multiple times, and he jumped on the hood of the suspects’ car. But […]