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Gabe joined the Fox 8 family September 2012.

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
  • Proposal: No Smoking With Kids in the Car in Ohio

    COLUMBUS, Ohio–State Senator Charleta Tavares of Columbus is cracking down on people who smoke cigarettes in their car with a child in the back seat. She wants Senate Bill 130 to be a primary offense; that means an officer can pull someone over without any other reason and fine them $500 if the child is under 6 years old. “We have had some calls and emails of individuals who think we’re taking away their freedoms. I certainly believe in the […]

  • 101-Year-Old Indians Super Fan

    CLEVELAND–Cleveland sports teams have the greatest fans in the world! We found one diehard fan, who was actually there when the Indians won it all in 1948. Click the video above to hear from the 101-year-old super fan! *CLICK for continuing coverage on the Tribe.

  • Details of Bernie Kosar OVI Arrest Revealed

    SOLON, Ohio–More details were revealed Monday surrounding the arrest of former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar. Solon police said Kosar was stopped for speeding at 2:42 a.m. Sunday while driving east on Route 422. Officers detected a strong odor of alcohol and Kosar was arrested and charged with OVI and speeding. According to police, Kosar was clocked going 74 mph in a 50 mph zone. They also said when the officer asked Kosar for his driver’s license, he instead handed the […]

  • FOX 8 Goes One-on-One with Grammy-Winner Michael Bublé

    Thousands of fans packed Quicken Loans Arena, Wednesday night, to see one of the hottest Canadian crooners touring right now. Michael Bublé is back in Cleveland with his “To Be Loved” tour. Bublé, 38, has won many awards, including three Grammys. FOX 8’s Gabe Spiegel sat down with Bublé, before the singer took the stage. Watch his interview above and get to know him Gabe asks some ‘rapid-fire’ questions in the video below.

  • Police: Stranger Found Sleeping in Child’s Bed

    NORWALK, Ohio–A man was arrested after police said he broke into a family’s home and crawled into a child’s bed. The suspect, James Clarke, 24, told police he thought he was at a friend’s house, when he actually showed up at a home on South Linwood Ave., Sunday morning. According to the police report, Clarke appeared to be intoxicated when he crawled into the child’s bed. When confronted, he seemed disoriented and confused about where he was. The homeowner talked […]

  • Then and Now: A Look at Amanda, Gina & Michelle

    Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight broke their silence in a video that was released Tuesday morning. They thank everyone in Cleveland and around the world for the support that’s been given to them, since they were rescued from being held captive in a Cleveland home. Gabe Spiegel takes a look at the women before they were abducted and how they look now. *CLICK HERE if you’d like to watch their messages.

  • Neighbors Reveal Details on Hostage Suspects

    ASHLAND, Ohio– We are trying to get a better sense of what life was like inside the home where a mother and her young daughter were allegedly held hostage for two years; and what neighbors witnessed, as well. Ashland is typically a quiet and safe community. Right in the heart of the city is 509 Main Street, Apt. 1. Prosecutors said that’s where the suspects lived and allegedly kept the mother and daughter. It’s a 3-unit apartment complex hidden by […]

  • Dentist Indicted on Serious Charges

    WESTLAKE, Ohio — If you search for Dr. Corey Schmidt online, you’ll find rave reviews, 4 out of 5 stars. Tonight, he’s not smiling, and he’s not in business. Schmidt is accused of very serious charges. Fox 8’s Gabe Spiegel spoke to him Thursday evening. Dr. Corey Schmidt said this is all a misunderstanding. “I understand this has something to do with me writing prescriptions, but as far as the allegations go, I had no clue this stuff was coming […]

  • Man in Court Following ‘Idiot’ Sign Sentence

    CLEVELAND — “I’m like Burger King, have it your way.” That was the line of the day from Cleveland Municipal Judge Pinkey Carr during sentencing for a man who refused to follow the rules. Richard Dameron, 58, was supposed to show up at the 2nd District Police Headquarters on Monday morning to serve his sentence for threatening to kill a Cleveland police officer. He never showed. Back in February, he called 911 and threatened to kill retired Cleveland Officer James […]

  • Mayor Responds to Shoreway Closure Criticism

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — No second thoughts. That’s Mayor Frank Jackson’s response to critics of the city’s decision to allow the Shoreway to be shut down for the next two weeks. The city’s traffic infrastructure needs repaired, and they’re making the necessary changes. “Ontario will be redone and Ninth Street will be redone,” said Jackson. “By the time we have the senior games happen, all of these arteries will be open. During this period, this will be a significant inconvenience.” He’s […]

  • Family on Mother’s Death: Someone Needs to Come Forward

    CLEVELAND– Ashley Leszyeski’s family is in mourning. Wednesday, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner confirmed a body found in a field was the 21-year-old mother who’s been missing since May 6. The missing mother of two children was positively identified through her dental records. Despite their extreme pain, the family spoke with FOX 8 on Thursday. Ashley’s sister, Tina Leszyeski, talked to us right after speaking with the medical examiner. Emotions are still raw for the entire family after the realization […]

  • Parking Changes at Hopkins Airport

    CLEVELAND –Parking is a big deal at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and it’s one of their biggest money makers. Currently, there are more than 7,100 spaces, but they only use 5,500 on the busiest days. The old long-term parking garage at the airport has been around 40 years and it’s coming down by the end of June. That means 2,600 fewer spaces available. So where should you go now? By the fall, a new parking lot with 1,000 spaces will […]