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
  • Photo courtesy of the Rocky River Police Dept.

    911 tapes: priest tells dispatcher he’s never heard confession “with a gun pointed at” me

    ROCKY RIVER, OH – Police have released the 911 call of a priest who had a gun pointed at him in the confessional on June 11th at St. Christopher Parish in Rocky River. On the tape, the priest can be heard telling the dispatcher that he’d never listened to a confession with a gun pointed at him. (The name of the priest has been removed from the tapes to protect his identity.) He also described the suspect, saying he was in his 20s with long […]

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    Police investigating gunfire near Cleveland FOP Hall

    CLEVELAND – Cleveland Police are investigating gunfire outside the Cleveland FOP Hall. The FOP Hall is located at 22nd and Payne Avenue. FOP President Brian Betley confirms the shooting happened outside of the hall Sunday afternoon. “I am just very thankful no one was hurt,” Betley said. He said a baby shower was being held at the hall when a man tried to get inside the event. The man was told to leave and a short time later those inside heard […]

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    8-year-old boy shot on Cleveland’s west side

    CLEVELAND – EMS has confirmed to Fox 8 that a young child has been shot near West 120th and Lorain Avenue in Cleveland. Cleveland police say the victim is an 8-year-old boy. EMS responded to the scene and the child was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center. His condition was stable when he was taken to the hospital. Police sources told the I-Team that the call about the shooting came in as a drive-by, but after further investigation it was determined that the 8-year-old was shot while […]

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    Teen shot after Cavs parade tells FOX 8 I-Team she heard boom, started running

    CLEVELAND, Ohio– The 13-year-old girl who was shot Wednesday following the Cavs parade in downtown Cleveland is speaking out first to FOX 8 I-Team reporter Peggy Gallek. The girl said she heard a boom and began running. She said she didn’t realize she was shot until she looked down and saw the blood on her legs. The shooting happened at East 4th and Euclid as thousands of people were leaving the city after the massive Cavs’ celebration.  The shooting is still under investigation. […]

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    Precious pictures show Cleveland officer’s moments of kindness during the parade

    CLEVELAND – As this picture shows police had their hands full Wednesday when around a million people filled the streets of downtown to celebrate the Cavaliers NBA championship. “For what it is worth, I could not be prouder of the men an women of the Cleveland Police Department from our CPPA members to the bosses on the street with them. Together they quickly adapted and overcame seemingly insurmountable odds and every obstacle thrown at them today.” Said Police Union President […]

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    Reports: multiple agencies searching for missing person in Pittsfield Township

    LORAIN – Police, county sheriff deputies and BCI agents are searching an area in Pittsfield Township. Law enforcement officials have been in the area for several hours. Sources say police are searching for a missing person. We are working to get additional details.

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    Business will be booming as huge crowds head to Cleveland for Cavs parade

    CLEVELAND, Ohio– Huge crowds expected for Wednesday’s celebration parade, and downtown businesses spent the last two days getting ready. Hundreds of thousands are expected to attend the parade to help the Cavs celebrate the NBA championship. “Extremely excited and a little bit scared,” said Sean 0’Donnell, manager at Flannery’s Pub in downtown Cleveland. “800,000 Is a lot of people.” Some restaurants spent the last 48 hours making extra food. “We got the smokers going 24 hours,” said Nolan Cleary, manager […]

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    City releases Cavs parade & rally route, parking bans, road closures

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The official route and other plans for Wednesday’s Cleveland Cavaliers Championship Parade and Rally have been released. According to a release from the city of Cleveland, the event will begin at 11 a.m. It will feature more than 60 units including floats, specialty vehicles, the Ohio State University Marching Band and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Parade Route The parade will start near Quicken Loans Arena and travel through the streets of downtown Cleveland to a rally on Mall […]

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    Cavs celebration: only minor damage reported downtown

    CLEVELAND – Minor damage was caused downtown by some of the thousands of people who celebrated the Cavs championship Sunday night. A spokesman with the City of Cleveland said crews were out to pick up broken glass and other debris, but they had no reports of major problems. Police Chief Calvin Williams said the majority of fans celebrated properly. There were some construction barrels damaged and a few planters that suffered minor damage. A couple of bars did close for […]

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    Two dead, four hurt at bar shooting in Warren Township

    WARREN TWP., OH — Two people are dead, three were hospitalized and more were injured following a shooting at a local bar. The shooting happened at Shorty’s Place, on Highland Avenue, around 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Police and multiple agencies were investigating, including The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Police are not saying what caused the shooting or if any arrests have been made at this time. Police Chief Don Bishop said a biker group, FTW, had a poker run and a rival biker group, […]

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    North Ridgeville police want to know if you recognize these burglars

    NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Police are asking for help in identifying two men who broke into the Smoker’s Outlet on Center Ridge Rd. around 12:55 am June 16th. According to police, both suspects were wearing  hoodies and one hoodie appears to have Disney characters on its back. Take a look at the pictures in our gallery above. If anyone recognizes the men, please contact Lt. Greg Petek at (440)353-0893.

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    I-Team: New Cleveland police rules for crowd management during the RNC

    CLEVELAND – The Fox 8 I-Team has obtained a new Cleveland Police 28-page order titled “Crowd Management And The Protection Of Constitutional Rights”. The document doesn’t refer specifically to the upcoming Republican National Convention, but the city is expecting groups of protestors, and the new police order addresses how to handle crowds of protestors acting peacefully or violently. In the section labeled “PURPOSE”, the document refers to “guidance on safely and effectively managing crowds that assemble for the purposes of […]