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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
  • Vermilion officer struck by car Sunday

    VERMILION, Ohio – Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth says his department is investigating after a Vermilion officer was struck by a driver Sunday afternoon while directing traffic. “We just found out his arm was bruised but not broken,” the sheriff said. “He is expected to be OK.” There was quite a bit of traffic in Vermilion on Sunday, since it was Fox 8’s Woollybear Festival and a perfect day to be near the lake. The driver stopped after the crash, […]

  • Suspect issued $1 million bond in murder-for-hire plot against North Ridgeville man

    NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police have arrested a 39-year-old man accused of trying to hire a person to commit a murder. Seljami Idrizi, of Grafton, was arrested Thursday and  was arraigned Friday in Elyria on a charge of conspiracy to commit aggravated murder. He was issued $1 million bond and must surrender passports before he can get out of jail. Police say an investigation revealed that Idrizi solicited someone to have a 43-year-old North Ridgeville man murdered. The defendant’s plot unraveled when […]

  • Man at center of violent arrest appears in court

    EUCLID — The Fox 8 I-TEAM says the man at the center of a violent arrest caught on video was in court this morning after a judge earlier this week denied his motion to have his case dismissed. Attorney Christopher McNeal, who represents Richard Hubbard III, said he planned to discuss the case with the judge and a special prosecutor who has been appointed to handle the case. Hubbard, who faces charges of resisting arrest and driving on a suspended […]

  • Alliance school bus driver resigns after video shows him swerving

    ALLIANCE, Ohio–A school bus driver seen on cell phone video swerving has resigned. Alliance City School District officials confirmed to Fox 8 Wednesday that the bus driver voluntarily resigned earlier this week. The resignation comes about two weeks after a man videotaped the driver driving the bus in Stark County. Justin Bair said he decided to take video after he saw the Alliance City school bus swerving and noticed the driver was allegedly texting on a cell phone. District officials […]

  • Sylvester Stallone stops in at the Mansfield police department

    MANSFIELD, Ohio – Police here got an unexpected but welcome guest Wednesday afternoon. Sylvester Stallone, who is filming a movie at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, stopped by the department to work out in their gym and say hello. Police Chief Ken Coontz said the star even asked to take part in a K-9 demonstration in the parking lot and posted it on his Instagram account . Took a break from filming to work out at the police gym […]

  • Caught on video: Suspects flee on bikes after robbing Bedford store

    BEDFORD – Robbers pushed a clerk, grabbed cash and then sped off on their bicycles during an early morning robbery Tuesday in Bedford. Deputy Chief Rick Suts, and Sgt. Dennis Bergansky said two suspects entered the Circle K on Broadway Avenue around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. One of the suspects went behind the counter, pushed a clerk and then grabbed a bunch of cash. The clerks were not hurt. Both men then fled the store on bicycles. “Since they left riding […]

  • Father accused of chasing daughter with clown mask pleads not guilty

    BOARDMAN — A father facing charges for allegedly wearing a clown mask and chasing his 6-year-old child has pleaded not guilty. Vernon Barrett Jr.’s attorney filed a written not guilty plea for his client in court Tuesday. Barrett was arrested this weekend after police say he wore an orange and tan clown mask and chased his daughter from their apartment on Aravesta Avenue to an apartment on Lemans Drive on Saturday evening. Barrett Jr. told Fox 8 by phone Monday […]

  • Father charged after chasing daughter with clown mask: ‘I didn’t mean for this to happen’

    BOARDMAN – A father facing charges for allegedly wearing a clown mask and chasing his 6-year-old child tells Fox 8 he loves his daughter and never wanted to hurt her. Vernon Barrett Jr., was arrested this weekend after police say he wore an orange and tan clown mask and chased the girl from their apartment on Aravesta Avenue in Boardman to an apartment on Lemans Drive on Saturday evening. “I didn’t mean for this to happen,” Barrett told Fox 8 […]

  • Medina family pet recovering after suffering serious injuries in mysterious attack

    MEDINA-A dog, who officials believe was attacked last week, is now home and recovering. Dara Vanover said 7-year-old Milo, her and her husband Evan’s dog, had surgery last week to repair his face that was severely damaged after being cut. “They were able to create a lip with skin from his cheek,” Vanover said. “We go back in 10 days to get the stitches out.” Milo was attacked last Tuesday morning, when he was outside in the couple’s fenced in […]

  • Shaker Heights police release sketch of armed robbery suspect

    SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio– Police in Shaker Heights are asking for the public’s help to get a dangerous suspect off the streets. Police released a composite sketch of a robbery suspect Friday. According to a 911 call, the victim said she was walking home from a garage sale around 7 p.m. on Sept. 1 when a man came up to her, pulled a gun and robbed her. “I saw the gun and felt it,” the woman told a dispatcher. She said […]

  • Deputy chief recalls memorable career as he says goodbye to Cleveland

    CLEVELAND – Packing up after 32 years isn’t easy, but somehow Police Deputy Chief Ed Tomba has managed to do it. “My notes, my vest, some of my belongings,” says Tomba, as he explains what’s in a box near the door of his almost vacant office. A desk, table, a few boxes, and a poster that asks for information on the unsolved murder of Aliza Sherman is about all that remains. “That’s a case I would like to solve,” Tomba […]

  • Medina family searches for answers after precious pet suffers vicious attack

    MEDINA – A Medina couple is trying to figure out how their 7-year-old dog Milo got seriously injured. Dara Vanover said she woke up Tuesday morning to find that Milo’a face had been cut. “We first thought maybe it was an animal but we went to three vets and they think he was cut on purpose,” Vanover said. A veterinarian said it will cost about $4,000 for a surgery to help fix Milo’s injuries. The family has started a YouCaring […]