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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
  • FOX 8 I-Team: Concord Twp. shooting suspect investigated for attempted rape

    CONCORD TOWNSHIP, Ohio– The FOX 8 I-Team has learned that law enforcement is looking at the Concord Twp. shooting suspect for other crimes including an alleged attempted rape that happened earlier Monday. Authorities arrested the suspect after two shootings in Lake County Monday afternoon. A woman was shot in the Greenway Corridor of the Lake Metroparks, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said. The mother was with her two children on the walking and biking path at about 3 p.m. when […]

  • Dramatic video shows U.S. Coast Guard crew rescuing man in Lake Erie

    The FOX 8  I-Team has obtained exclusive Cleveland police helicopter video of a dramatic rescue in Lake Erie. It happened on Memorial Day. A man and his friend had jumped off the fishing pier at Wildwood. Both men were rescued; one of the men later died at the hospital. Watch Peggy Gallek’s report above for more.

  • Man released from police custody after 4-month-old son rushed to hospital

    CLEVELAND– A 37-year-old man has been released from police custody following his arrest Monday when his 4-month-old baby boy was rushed to the hospital. The Cleveland Division of Police, along with the Cleveland Division of Police Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Unit are investigating the case. Authorities were called to a house on Brinsmade Avenue at about 2:45 p.m. Monday. The call was for an unresponsive child. Police originally told FOX 8 that the baby died, but hospital officials were […]

  • Grandmother reveals new details in case of woman accused of killing daughter

    CLEVELAND– A grandmother has opened up about a crime that ripped apart her family – and stunned Northeast Ohio. Danusia Tyburski said her daughter-in-law, Janet Tyburski, is not a cold-blooded killer, but a woman who worked hard to raise her three daughters after her husband died in a car accident 18 years ago. “When my son was alive, they were all so happy,” recalled Danusia  Tyburski . Janet Tyburski is currently being held in the Lorain County jail on charges […]

  • Reward offered for information about Cory Barron’s death

    CLEVELAND – It’s been one year since 22-year-old Cory Barron went to a concert at Progressive Field, and ended up falling down a trash chute. His family still doesn’t believe the college graduate would have gone down the chute on his own and wants more answers. Cory’s father, Matthew, told Fox 8 earlier this week the last year has been very tough on their whole family. Investigators said Cory had been drinking and somehow went down a trash chute and […]

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    Update: Woman found dead at Warrensville Heights hotel identified

    WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, Ohio —  We now know the name of the  woman who was found dead at the Warrensville Heights Econo Lodge on Friday. Police found the body of 18-year-old Elizabeth Marie O’Brien was found at the hotel on Northfield Road at about 4:30 a.m. Friday. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation also responded. City spokeswoman Ashley Gowens there have been no arrests. The investigation is ongoing.  

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    New trial granted for convicted police officer killer Quisi Bryan

    CLEVELAND – Quisi Bryan has been issued a new trial, according to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office. Bryan has been granted a new trial because he claimed that the prosecution in his 2001 trial removed an African-American person from the jury. If true, that juror’s removal would violate Batson vs. Kentucky which states that a person cannot be removed from a jury just because of their race. Bryan, 44, is on Ohio’s death row for the June 2000 murder of […]

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    7 injured in overnight drive-by shooting on Cleveland’s east side

    CLEVELAND — Cleveland police are investigating a drive-by shooting that injured several people Wednesday night. Police sources say at least seven people were hurt in the shooting, which happened at about 11 p.m. Wednesday in the 700 block of Thornhill. Police reports state that a 44-year-old female and a 21-year-old male were taken to MetroHealth Medical Center with gunshot wounds to their lower body. A 25-year-old male was shot in the knee, and a 21-year-old female was shot in the […]

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    Cleveland police supervisors disciplined for hiring of officer who shot Tamir Rice

    CLEVELAND– Cleveland police supervisors are being punished in connection with the hiring of an officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice, the Fox 8 I-Team has learned. Lt. Gail Bindel and Sgt. Edwin Santiago received discipline. An internal investigation found they didn’t do all they should have before hiring Officer Timothy Loehmann. Both were found guilty of an administrative charge of failing to adequately supervise and review an applicant’s background investigation. Bindel received a two-day suspension and Santiago was […]

  • I-Team: Number of Cleveland traffic tickets down this year

      CLEVELAND – Police Union President Steve Loomis says low morale may be one of the reasons why officers are ticketing few speeders. The Fox 8 I-Team obtained Cleveland Municipal Court records that show from January 1 to June 30 this year there were 20,560 tickets issued, that’s 7,000 fewer than handed out during the same time frame in 2014. “I think this is a morale issue,”  Loomis said.  “The Ferguson effect, the  Baltimore effect, whatever you want to call […]

  • Video: Officer helps toddlers who wandered away from Cleveland Heights day care

    CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio -The FOX 8 I-Team obtained exclusive police video of officers rescuing toddlers wandering in the streets after they left a day care unnoticed. “We found out after it was all over,” said Branden Doyle, whose 2-year-old son Arthur walked away from his day care last week. It was just last Tuesday that Arthur and his 3-year-old friend walked away from the center in Cleveland Heights. The toddlers were found by concerned citizens, who saw the boys walking […]

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    Prosecutors ask to dismiss charges against Cleveland police supervisors in county court

    CLEVELAND –  There was a dramatic turn in the criminal case against five Cleveland police supervisors on Friday. The county prosecutor’s office is now asking for the charges to be dismissed in the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. The motion to dismiss charges was filed Friday, but this doesn’t mean the supervisors won’t face criminal charges. Assistant Prosecutor Rick Bell said the dismissal in common pleas court will streamline the legal process so the officers can face the charges in […]