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

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — He’s been your secretary of state for the past six years, and now he wants to be your next governor. Republican Jon Husted has officially entered the race to replace John Kasich, who reaches his term limits next year. Husted, a 49-year-old Republican, who is a married father of three, describes himself as a conservative who is looking to bring new ideas to a new generation of Ohioans. “When the next governor completes his/her term, there will be […]

  • 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**

  • Olmsted Falls High School is a ‘Cool School’

    OLMSTED FALLS- Students at Olmsted Falls High School are taking advantage of the opportunities the school offers to help prepare students for college. This week’s ‘Cool School’ gives students the chance to take part in dozens of activities, including music and athletics. As FOX 8’s Gabe Spiegel shows us in the video above the students also get a head start on those tough college courses. **More on the Cool Schools here**

  • Underground Season 2: A sneak peek of what is in store

    It is the story of runaway slaves, looking for freedom and it’s back. ‘Underground’ season 2, premieres tomorrow, March 9, on our sister station WGN America. As FOX 8’s Gabe Spiegel explains in the video above, there are surprises and historical figures in store for this season. He sat down with the actors and producers of the show, who say get ready for another wild run.

  • Watch what happens as Gabe Spiegel takes part in Cleveland Food Bank challenge

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Greater Cleveland Food Bank has a grocery shopping bagging challenge every year to kick off Harvest for Hunger. Our own Gabe Spiegel said he nearly won the challenge until Cleveland Browns mascot Chomps got involved, as you can see in the video above. It’s all for a great cause. At your local grocery stores, starting this weekend, you can choose to add $1, $5, or $10 to your tab and help feed hungry people in Northeast […]

  • Can he do it? Watch Gabe Spiegel try to make LeBron James’ amazing shot

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Three seconds to play, catching a long pass, turning around and nailing a game-tying 3-point shot while falling out of bounds. It’s no problem for LeBron James. He did it during Monday night’s game. **Watch the amazing shot, below** Our Gabe Spiegel wondered just how difficult it is to make that pressure-packed shot. So, he gave it a try. Watch the video above to see what happens. (Hint: Keep watching until the end.) **More on Monday’s Cavs […]

  • What will happen next? Inside ‘Outsiders’ Season 2

    Imagine living off the grid.. in the mountains.. no computers.. no malls.. no rules.. it’s your own way of life. That’s the premise of the hit show, “Outsiders,” back again for Season 2 on our sister station WGN America. FOX 8’s Gabe Spiegel got the chance to catch up with the Farrells to see where this wild show goes next. **More on “Outsiders,” here** **WGN America channel finder, here**  

  • Special soldier homecoming: FOX 8’s Dave Nethers sees son on Thanksgiving

    CLEVELAND– There was an extra special homecoming at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport on Thanksgiving. FOX 8 reporter Dave Nethers and his wife Cindy welcomed home their son on Thursday. Matthew is serving in the Army and hasn’t been in Northeast Ohio since June. We were there when he got off the plane and rushed into his father’s arms. “I was walking off the plane and I felt like I was going to cry. I haven’t yet. I’m going to, but […]

  • Muckleheads invade FOX 8

    CLEVELAND- It was like a  scene from the Alfred Hitchcock movie, ‘The Birds,’ but only it was muckleheads that swarmed the FOX 8 parking lot. The change in temperatures has stirred up the bugs  along the lake. The muckleheads have made a return near Lake Erie where the water temperature is warmer than the temperatures inland. Our Gabe Spiegel was leaving the studio Monday, when he encountered the muckleheads walking to his car. The temperatures are expected to warm up […]

  • Rare glimpse inside Cleveland Orchestra

    It’s one of the top orchestras in the entire world, and they make their music right here in Cleveland. The Cleveland Orchestra is getting ready to open its new season at Severance Hall and FOX 8’s Gabe Spiegel was granted rare access for a glimpse of what’s to come this year. Watch his video above.

  • Nearly two dozen bikes stolen from Tremont apartment, police searching for suspects

    CLEVELAND – Almost two dozen bicycles were snatched from a Tremont apartment building recently and the suspects are still on the run. Cleveland Police say the two men they believe are responsible were caught on camera. Now they’re asking for your help to ID the men captured on surveillance video. Police say the two men tampered with door locks and broke into a courtyard at the Tremont Place Lofts last month. Then escaped in a silver car, possibly a Honda, […]

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