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.


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    Father searching for answers after 2011 double homicide

    CLEVELAND – Crime Stoppers of Cuyahoga County and a grieving father are asking for the public’s help in solving a double homicide. John Lennon says not a day goes by that he doesn’t think of his son, Jim. Jim Lennon and his friend Wayne Weber were both gunned down here on Rexford Avenue in Cleveland on March 17, 2011. No arrests have been made. John says he reached out to Crime Stoppers because his father, Fred, helped start the program […]

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    Football player arrested in Cleveland Heights murder investigation

    CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — A football player who was to try out for the Cincinnati Bengals has been arrested in Cleveland Heights, accused of tampering with evidence in a murder case. Antonio Longino, 23, of East Cleveland, was released on a $100,000 bond Thursday morning. A second suspect, Stephen Johnson, 28, faces a charge of aggravated murder in the case. He turned himself in to police on May 4. His bond was set at $1.2 million. A release from the Cleveland Heights Police […]

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    Man continuing fight to clear his name after 18 years in prison

    CLEVELAND — The FOX 8 I TEAM has uncovered new developments in the case of a man fighting to clear his name after doing 18 years in prison for a murder he claimed he didn’t commit. Anthony Lemons’ conviction was ultimately overturned. A videotaped deposition obtained from the I-Team shows a former Cleveland Police homicide detective on the case saying her boyfriend was the boss when she was assigned to the homicide unit. Retired detective Denise Kovach also said during the deposition […]

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    Officers in Tanisha Anderson case will soon have to answer questions from civil lawyers

    CLEVELAND– A federal judge has issued a ruling that will soon require officers involved in the Tanisha Anderson case to answer questions from civil lawyers. U.S. District Judge Donald Nugent ruled Wednesday that if the criminal investigation of Tanisha Anderson is not completed by Sept. 1, 2016, the officers will be required to answer questions by attorneys representing Anderson’s family. Tanisha Anderson’s family filed a civil suit against the city shortly after Tanisha’s death. Anderson, who had mental health issues, […]

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    I-Team: Video shows dramatic ending to 2014 Trumbull County Jail hostage situation

    TRUMBULL COUNTY, Ohio – Fox 8 has the video from inside the Trumbull County Jail after inmates took a guard hostage. The images of how the 2014 hostage situation ended, never seen before, were released to Fox 8 Wednesday. The security video shows SWAT officers entering a pod at the jail seconds after the five hours hostage situation ended. It shows Corrections Officer Joe Lynn being released, and the inmates fist bumping each other before SWAT swarmed the pod. This is something […]

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    Is Bigfoot in Trumbull County? One local resident thinks so

    HOWLAND – Could Bigfoot be in Trumbull County, Ohio? One man thinks so. Pete Kondolios, of Howland, says he and a friend believe they spotted the creature previously in 2014 and 2015. But now, Kondolios thinks this Bigfoot is back and brought friends. “We found these tracks just this week and they are fresh,” Kondolios said. He said they were found in a wooded area in Howland Township. “The one print is very large and there are two smaller sets […]

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    Police: Puppy killed after being thrown out of 6th floor apartment window in Painesville

    PAINESVILLE, Ohio- Painesville police are investigating a report of a puppy being thrown out of a sixth floor apartment window this morning. Shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday, police were called to the Washington Square Apartments on Washington St. for a deceased animal complaint. When officers arrived, they were told by the building staff a deceased puppy was located in the trash compactor. Officers were able to identify the owner, who they said later confessed that he killed the dog by […]

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    ITEAM: more Cleveland Water Department employees fired for meter tampering

    CLEVELAND – More Cleveland water employees have been fired for tampering with meters. Water Department officials tell the Fox 8 I-Team that a total of nine employees have been fired since an investigation began in March when one employee’s account was flagged for possible tampering with meters. Watch the story on the original firings, above.  The department then started an internal audit and found other employees who had tampered with meters. Officials said as a result of the meter tampering employees […]

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    Parking problems: Handicap spaces filled with flowers, causes issue for disabled Vietnam Vet

    CUYAHOGA FALLS- A disabled Vietnam veteran is questioning why a local Home Depot put flowers and other plants in two handicap parking spaces. Eddie Anthony, of Akron, said when he went to the Home Depot in Cuyahoga Falls Saturday he attempted to park in a handicap space but couldn’t find one available. “They all had vehicles in them except for two that had flowers,” Anthony told Fox 8 Monday. “The space marked for veterans was taken too.” Anthony has knee […]

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    Gazebo where Tamir Rice was shot will be torn down, family attorney says

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The attorney for Tamir Rice’s family says the gazebo where the 12-year-old was shot will be torn down as soon as Monday. Attorney Subodh Chandra says the city had discussed removing it, and it’s something the family would like to see removed. “It’s the family’s desire to have a tasteful memorial for Tamir in the future,” Chandra said. A statement from the city of Cleveland states: “The city of Cleveland will begin to disassemble the gazebo at Cudell […]

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    Cleveland councilman: ‘My behavior is one of the reasons new cell phone law is needed’

    CLEVELAND-The Fox 8 I-Team has video of a Cleveland councilman doing something dangerous behind the wheel of his car. A video taken Wednesday and sent to the Fox 8 I-Team, shows Cleveland Councilman Jeff Johnson driving in the city and talking on his hand held cell phone. Something that is not illegal right now, but Johnson is one of several council members that wants it to be. Johnson had been working with Councilman Zack Reed to ban hand goes cell […]

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    Breaking the law over a chocolate craving? Police searching for sweet tooth bandit

    NEWBURGH HEIGHTS, Ohio — Someone may be breaking the law to satisfy a huge chocolate craving. Newburgh Heights police tells us they are searching for a sweet tooth bandit. Police tell us the man is accused of stealing hundreds of dollars worth of candy from the Speedway on Harvard in Newburgh Heights. Police say the man came into the store twice and both times he is accused of stuffing dozens of candy bars into a plastic bag and then running […]