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
  • Woman in wheelchair scares off burglars by showing gun

    CLEVELAND – A woman, who lives on Cleveland’s west side, said she felt safe in her home until last week. “It was last Monday morning around 10:30,” Melinda Vandal told Fox 8. “I looked at the door and there was a man, right there, right outside looking like he was going for my door.” She said she saw another man cutting the screen on a window of her garage. Vandal, who is in a wheelchair, said she called police and […]

  • Local police officers carry out random acts of kindness for kids

    CLEVELAND — Kids across Northeast Ohio today got a surprise when they might have least expected it: a surprise from the police. Local police officers carryied out random acts of kindness,  handing out toys, gift cards and more to kids they met on the streets or at parks. The special day was organized by the Sea of Blue organization, a group that works toward building better relationships between police and the communities they protect. Founder Mary Jo Graves said, “Our […]

  • Somali refugee becomes Cleveland police officer: ‘We are here to protect’

    CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Division of Police Second District Station is like Maliko Hamadi’s second home. “I always liked the thought of being a police officer or being in the military, but I didn’t know I would land in Cleveland,” said the 32-year-old Hamadi. Just 15 years ago, he was in a refugee camp in Somalia, about 7,800 miles from Cleveland. “I wanted to come to America and it’s very hard,” Hamadi told FOX 8 Thursday. “And when you find […]

  • Law enforcement agencies team up to get sex offenders off the streets

    CLEVELAND– As the sun came up Wednesday, several Cuyahoga County Sheriff deputies, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents, and U.S. Marshals were heading out on Cleveland city streets, looking for dozens of people wanted on sex related charges. “We have one guy wanted for several gross sexual imposition charges and others for failing to register as a sexually oriented offender,” said Cuyahoga County Sheriff Detective Thomas Ostrowski. The officers began knocking on doors at 7 a.m. They woke up one […]

  • Video captures large fight near Cedar Point, more than a dozen people arrested

    SANDUSKY – Sandusky police released dash and body camera video that shows a large fight that took place early Monday near Cedar Point. The fight happened at Cedar Point Commons, which is where some park employees live. The video shows a large crowd, and several times during the video people can be seen pushing and shoving. Police say they believe more than 200 people were in the crowd. Sandusky police say they were asked to assist after one suspect attempted […]

  • 90-year-old veteran being told he can’t ride utility vehicle on village streets

    MILLERSBURG, Ohio– A local World War II veteran now finds himself in a fight on how he goes to the store. Millersburg village officials say he can’t operate his utility vehicle on village streets. The 90 -year -old uses a utility vehicle to get to the local Walmart and grocery store but village officials have given him a ticket and say he has to stop. Mullet served in the Army in World War II and in the Korean War. He […]

  • Man sentenced to 25 years in prison for crash that killed 3 Euclid teens

    CLEVELAND – A 21-year-old man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for his role in the July 2016 fatal crash that claimed the lives of three Euclid teenagers, and injured two others. Kareem Walton apologized to family members of the victims before and after the sentencing. “I already got my time so what I am saying is from my  heart,” Walton said, as he turned to face the family members during his sentencing hearing Friday in Judge Maureen Clancy’s […]

  • Stark County Sheriff’s Office investigating double homicide

    STARK COUNTY, Ohio — The Stark County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a double homicide which happened on Dolphin Street in Beach City, which is south of Massillon. At 4:36 p.m., Thursday, deputies received a 911 call hangup from someone at a home. Deputies found two victims inside the home. According to the Stark County Sheriff’s Office, the victims are James William Stockdale, 21, and Kathryn Barbara Stockdale, 54. The alleged suspect, Jacob Timothy Stockdale, 25, turned the gun on himself […]

  • Sweet treats for kids: Cleveland police to serve ice cream to local children

    CLEVELAND – Some city police officers have additional duties this summer, they are now in charge of passing out ice cream to children. And it’s a job they love. “It’s all about the kids,” said Cleveland Police Officer Melissa Marquard, as she held 2-year-old Jordyn Lindsay and helped her unwrap an orange push up pop. The police department now has a “Let’s Chill Together Ice Cream Truck,” and about 10,000 ice cream treats that were donated by Pierre’s Ice Cream. […]

  • Medina County sheriff deputy collects DNA samples in trustee case: I-Team

    LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Sources tell the Fox 8 I-Team that a Medina County sheriff deputy has taken DNA samples from several Lafayette Township employees as part of the death investigation of former trustee Bryon Macron. Medina sheriff officials declined to discuss the investigation, other than to say it is still ongoing. But sources say a deputy was at a township firefighters training meeting Tuesday night and took DNA samples from male firefighters, and that DNA samples were taken from […]

  • Fired Cleveland Police Officer Michael Brelo ‘disappointed’ with the arbitrator’s ruling

    CLEVELAND– Fired Cleveland Police Officer Michael Brelo is commenting for the first time since the November 2012 police chase and shooting. Brelo gave a statement exclusively to the FOX 8 I-Team Wednesday, a day after the arbitrator’s ruling was released. “I’m very disappointed with the arbitrator’s ruling. We are looking into an appeal,” Brelo stated. “I want to thank the union for their unwavering support for me and my family.” He did state he was pleased the other five officers, […]

  • Michael Brelo to remain fired, 5 other officers in police chase to return to job: I-Team

    CLEVELAND — Multiple sources tell the FOX 8 I TEAM, Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo will not be getting his job back after getting fired for his role in a deadly chase and shooting. Those sources are familiar with a draft of a ruling written by an arbitrator. However, five other officers who were fired for their roles will get their jobs back, according to the draft. It was released to both union and city officials earlier this week. The […]