Gabe joined the Fox 8 family September 2012.

You can see him weekdays on FOX 8 News at noon and 4 p.m.

Raised in Akron, and a proud graduate of North High School, Gabe is so glad to be home in Northeast Ohio.

He started in the news business in the early ‘80s as a paperboy for the Akron Beacon Journal. He delivered papers in Tallmadge, Cuyahoga Falls and Akron for many years. “It’s been a dream of mine to work for FOX 8. FOX 8 is the reason I went in the news business! It’s the most powerful news vehicle in the state.”
After graduating from

Anderson University (Indiana), Gabe went on to work in TV markets like Toledo, Omaha and Columbus. He’s a lifelong Browns, Buckeyes, Indians and Cavs fan.


Recent Articles
  • Simple Facebook message helps bring two hearts together

    Love always finds a way.  After losing touch for three decades, a simple Facebook message helped bring two hearts together. And, FOX 8 was there for the surprise of a lifetime.  FOX 8’s Gabe Spiegel shares the love story of Seymour and Latasha. **Read more Love Stories, here**

  • Spruce Primary is a ‘Cool School’

    NORTH OLMSTED-  We are soaring with the Eagles in this week’s ‘Cool School.’ Spruce Primary School in North Olmsted may be small, but it works to its benefit. Gabe Spiegel takes us there in the video above. **Check out other Cool School winners here**

  • One-on-one interviews in Ohio governor’s race

    The race to become Ohio’s next governor is very close. Polls indicate a tight battle brewing between Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray.  **You can watch both interviews in the videos in this story.** Read more, here.

  • Oldest living little person in the world turns 95

    Winifred Ann Kelley is celebrating her 95th birthday and a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. According to the record book, the Strongsville woman is the oldest living person with dwarfism in the world. We visited Winnie today and talked to her about her secret to longevity. **Watch the video, above, for more** **Read more, here**

  • Rocker Alice Cooper loves pinball, golf and Cleveland!

    CLEVELAND – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame used some super star power to unveil their latest interactive exhibit today. It’s called “Part of the Machine, Rock and Pinball.” The one and only shock-rocker, Alice Cooper and his bassist Dennis Dunaway  were in  town to christen their pinball machine. They were inducted into the Hall in 2011. Alice told Gabe Spiegel how his pinball machine is extra loud and animated, but added that parents should still love it. “If […]

  • What’s the plan to remove boat stuck in ice in Fairport Harbor?

    FAIRPORT HARBOR, Ohio — A sailboat remains stuck on the ice in Fairport Harbor after it broke free from its moorings at a marina along the Grand River, and floated into Lake Erie during one of Northeast Ohio’s winter thaws. On Friday, we spoke to the personal responsible for the sailboat, William Harrison, and asked him about his plan to get it back. “I got a call that the boat had broken loose and that it was in my name and […]

  • Munson Elementary is a Cool School!

    CHARDON, Ohio — Munson Elementary School in Chardon, Ohio, is for grades K-5 and the total enrollment is just over 300 students. Everyone knows everybody — making it just like one big family! Munson is our ‘Cool School’ of the week. Watch the video, above, for more. *Click here to nominate your school!

  • Highland High School is a ‘Cool School

    MEDINA-   Making the most of your opportunities. That is what teachers and staff preach to students at this week’s Cool School. You could say that Highland High School is a hive of education. Gabe Spiegel takes us inside the home of the hornets in the video above. **More on Cool Schools here**

  • ‘Senior Eclipse Correspondent’ Gabe Spiegel shows you what the solar eclipse will look like…

    When the solar eclipse happens on Monday, its path of totality will travel from the Northwestern U.S. all the way through the Midwest, and end in the Southeast in South Carolina. This is where the moon will completely block the sun. Here in Ohio, we will see a partial eclipse. So, that’s where ‘Senior Eclipse Correspondent’ Gabe Spiegel comes in. He gives you an exclusive look at what it will be like to be in that path of totality. **Check […]

  • Jon Husted on entering governor’s race: ‘Best candidate to lead Ohio to better future’

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  • Congratulations! Barberton Middle is a ‘Cool School’

    BARBERTON- Their nickname is the magics, but they don’t need their tricks to help their students learn. At Barberton Middle School,  it is all about giving students choices and opportunities and teens we talked to at this week’s ‘Cool School’ are making the most of it. **More Cool Schools here**

  • Congratulations! Sunview Elementary is a ‘Cool School’

    LYNDHURST- They call themselves the Arcs. It is up to the teachers to make sure their students are charged up. Part of the way they do it as Sunview Elementary School in Lyndhurst is by starting every day the same way. Fox 8’s Gabe Spiegel takes us to Lyndhurst for this week’s ‘FOX 8’s Cool School’ in the video above. **More on the Cool Schools in Northeast Ohio here**

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