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 investigate brutal attack of officer and recent police cadet

    CLEVELAND – Detectives are investigating a report that two men, one a recent Cleveland Heights Police Academy graduate, and the other a local police officer, were attacked while at the King of Diamonds Bar on Lee Road. The incident happened around 1 a.m. July 13. The one victim, who graduated from the academy last year, is still in a rehabilitation center. He asked we don’t show his face or name him, because the suspects have not yet been arrested. He […]

  • I-Team: Reports related to autopsy of former Lafayette Twp. trustee sent to coroner

    MEDINA, Ohio — The Fox 8 I-Team has confirmed that reports related to the autopsy of former Lafayette Township Trustee Bryon Macron have been sent to the Medina County coroner and are expected to be released early next week. Sources tell the I-Team the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office sent the reports to the Medina County coroner this week. The coroner is out of the office this week and will review the information Monday. Medina officials say the coroner is […]

  • Cleveland officer treated and released from hospital for possible fentanyl exposure

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Cleveland police officer was taken to the hospital for possible fentanyl exposure Wednesday morning. According to Cleveland police, the officer was exposed to the possible fentanyl during the execution of a drug search in the 17900 block of Brazil Road. Police Chief Calvin Williams said the officer is OK.  He was taken to the hospital for precautionary measures. Sources tell the FOX 8 I-Team, the officer has been treated and released. Tests were done to determine […]

  • Three brand-new Warren City firefighters save one of their own

    WARREN, Ohio – It didn’t take long for some local firefighters to save a life, even though they had just finished their training. The three new hires made a life-saving rescue in their own fire station. Brock Trimmer, of Beloit, Sebastian Zlotkowski of Cleveland, and Ronnie Simone, of Warren, were all hired as Warren City firefighters earlier this year. The three were working Sunday when a veteran Warren firefighter started feeling ill. “He said his shoulder hurt, that he had a […]

  • Father of former Lafayette Twp. trustee seeks answers in son’s death

    LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP – Fred Macron says he just wants to know how his son died. “This is my son,” Macron told Fox 8 Monday during an interview at his home. “It’s been seven months since he went missing, five months since his body was found, and still no one can tell me what happened.” Fred Macron, who has been silent since his son’s body was found, said he decided to speak out because he is hoping by doing so, people […]

  • Uniontown officer tells chief: ‘I have been shot four times’

    UNIONTOWN, Ohio-– Seconds after being shot Sunday evening, Uniontown Sgt. David White called his chief to tell him what happened. “He said, ‘Dude, I have been shot four times,'” Police Chief Harold Britt told FOX 8 Friday. “I said ‘I am on my way.’ I live right down the street so it was a matter of minutes, but he totally took control of the scene, even though he was shot four times.” Sgt. White can be heard on radio traffic […]

  • Girl Scout saves grandma who was choking: ‘She is my angel’

    MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio – A 13-year-old child did something heroic many of us will never do in our entire lives: She saved a woman from dying, and that woman was her grandmother. “She is my angel,” said Laura Noar, as she hugged her granddaughter, Lila Szojka. Noar, her daughter, Amanda Salay, and granddaughter went to the Applebee’s in Middleburg Heights March 11 for dinner. “Once dinner arrived I got the hiccups,” Noar explained. “I ate a piece of my baked potato […]

  • Cleveland Division of FBI recruiting new special agents

    CLEVELAND – The FBI is turning to you for some help. This time, they don’t need assistance with a case, but need help finding new agents to solve crimes. “We are doing a big recruit push for special agents,” said FBI Special Agent Vicki Anderson. So if you are looking to begin a career or start a new one, now is a great time. On Monday, the Cleveland Division of the FBI is having a recruiting event from 5:30 p.m. […]

  • FBI investigates laser strikes involving Cleveland police, hospital helicopters

      CLEVELAND – Federal agents and Cleveland police are investigating two recent laser strikes, one involving the city’s police helicopter and the other a MetroHealth Life Flight helicopter. Both of the laser strikes took place around 10:15 p.m. on July 4. FBI officials said they believe the laser incidents happened near the 3000 block of West 31st Street in Cleveland. Police said no one was injured, but that pilots can be distracted or temporarily “flashblinded” by the light from a […]

  • Police warn about scams targeting neighborhoods

    MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio  – It seems to be happening more and more. Police say over the past few months they have been receiving several calls about people posing as repair workers, or city employees, who try to gain access to homes. “They act as if they are there for some legitimate reason but their intent is to steal,” said Sgt. Dennis Bergansky, of the Bedford Police Department. Priscilla Pointer-Hicks, of Maple Heights, said she thought something was strange when a […]

  • Two thieves caught on camera during robbery of Brook Park bar

    BROOK PARK – Katrina Meadows said it was difficult for her to watch security video which shows two people breaking into the bar she owns with her fiancé, Marc Estok. “Sick to my stomach, I guess the perfect word is violated, I feel violated,” Meadows told Fox 8 Monday. Meadows and Estok’s business, The Red, White, & Blue Bar & Grille was broken into early Saturday morning. The thieves busted the kitchen door and once inside they stole about $30 […]

  • Cleveland mom speaks out about fight to be by daughter’s side in the hospital

    CLEVELAND–A local mother spent the weekend in a court battle in Broward County, Florida, to gain hospital visits with her adult daughter who was in custody of the Broward Sheriff’s Office. Lucy Moss said her daughter, Kristin Carare, 26, has struggled with a drug addiction that landed her in jail in March. She faces several drug possession charges. Moss was notified last week that her daughter was taken from the Broward County jail to a hospital and was on life […]