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.
The blue waters of Lake Erie are bringing a lot of green to Northeast Ohio. Walleye fishing is at its peak right now. Eight-thousand anglers are in town and along the shores of Lake Erie, trying to catch the big one. The Walleye Fall Brawl is underway. It’s a fishing contest to win money or a boat. **Watch in the video, above, as our Gabe Spiegel goes fishing**
CLEVELAND- Like our neighbors, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia, Ohio is now dealing with a hepatitis A outbreak. Ohio’s newest Department of Health Director, Dr. Amy Acton says, “It’s an epidemic. We are taking immediate action, and urging you to get a vaccine if you believe you have it.” Ohio has received more hepatitis-A vaccinations from the CDC recently. Just this week, Dr. Acton has allocated $650,000 to local health departments to help people get the help they need. “It’s […]
Everyone loves teachers! Now, Norwegian Cruise Line wants to send some teachers on a cruise with all expenses paid. It’s all in advance of Teacher Appreciation Week which is May 6-10 and the North American debut of the cruise line’s 15th ship, Norwegian Joy, the company said. “Through our Norwegian Cruise Line Giving Joy campaign, we celebrate the power of education and travel, and reward teachers who have taken responsibility for our future, our children, and who lean into that responsibility […]
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**
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**
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.
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**
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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**
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 […]