Lou can be seen weekdays as co-anchor of Fox 8 News at Six.

Lou Maglio came to WJW in 1994 as an anchor/reporter, serving as anchor of the morning and 5 p.m. newscasts. He later became the co-anchor of the 6 and 10 p.m. weekend editions of Fox 8 News.

Prior to joining Fox 8, Lou was an anchor at WEWS-TV in Cleveland from 1981-94. He was also a reporter and producer at WFMY-TV in Greensboro, N.C., from 1980-81. In 1977-80, Lou was a reporter at KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, from 1977-80.

Lou graduated from Binghamton University in New York with a degree in mass communications. He also obtained his master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. Lou has won two Emmy Awards.

During his free time, Lou enjoys playing soccer and golf, gardening and working with computers. He resides on the west side of Cleveland with his wife and three sons — Zach, CJ and Joey. Spending time with his family and their many activities is Lou’s greatest passion.

Recent Articles
  • Community members, city leaders show support for Maple Heights carjacking victim

    MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio (WJW) — It was an emotional start to Wednesday’s Maple Heights City Council meeting.  City leaders and the community came together to honor a woman who was the victim in a horrific attack. Back in December, surveillance cameras were rolling outside the Magic Beauty Supply Store on Libby and Lee Roads. Anne Thompson of Garfield Heights had just left kidney dialysis and stopped at the store on her way home. Two men waited for her to get […]

  • Boy battling cancer gets dinosaur-themed bedroom

    A six-year-old Fairview Park boy, who is battling cancer, will now have the sweetest dreams! Special Spaces Cleveland teamed up with people from the Jurassic World Live Tour to design a dinosaur-themed bedroom for Ezra. Crews started work on Saturday and he received the big surprise on Wednesday. Ezra’s mom says he’s excited about having his own room, especially one with “cool dinosaurs.” **Watch the story in the video, above**

  • Baseball community remembers Thurman Munson 40 years after fatal plane crash in Canton

    CANTON, Ohio — Friday marks the 40-year anniversary of the tragic death of a baseball legend from Northeast Ohio. Thurman Munson was born in Akron, grew up in Canton and baseball played at Kent State University. He also had a remarkable career with the New York Yankees. He was league MVP and a seven time All-Star. Unfortunately, he died in a plane crash at the Akron Canton Airport on August 2, 1979. He was piloting the jet, practicing takeoff and […]

  • Cleveland concert promoter Mike Belkin dies at 83

    CLEVELAND — Legendary Cleveland concert promoter Myron “Mike” Belkin Sr. has passed away at 83. Belkin was a key figure in Cleveland’s music scene for decades. He played an enormous role in putting the stamp on Cleveland as a town that loves music. He and his brother, Jules Belkin, started Belkin Productions in 1966.  The company was a national pioneer in creating outdoor rock and roll stadium concerts. Belkin also brought many major acts to Cleveland from different genres, such […]

  • Personal trainer dedicates life to helping people with special needs

    Families of people with special needs want them to be included, important, happy. You’re going to meet a man who does all of that every single day. He’s a personal trainer here in Northeast Ohio and he’s dedicated much of his life to helping people with special needs. Photojournalist Ali Ghanbari traveled to a local recreation center to show him in action and to tell Joey’s story.

  • Bill Sheil’s most memorable stories in his nearly 20-year I-Team career

    Bill Sheil has been a member of the award-winning FOX 8 I-Team for almost 20 years — nearly half the the time it has existed. This week, we are marking 40 years of the I-Team with a look back at some of the most memorable stories. Bill has sure had his share of them. **Watch the video, above, for more** **Read more, here**

  • Carl Monday’s I-Team career: Legendary investigations include confrontation with George Forbes

    All this week, we are celebrating 40 years of outstanding I-Team reports.  Tonight, the work of the legendary Carl Monday. From memorable confrontations to stories that made Cleveland a better place — take a look back on Carl’s historic career in the video, above. **More, here**

  • Tracy McCool and her husband give update on his courageous battle against cancer

    As many of you know, Tracy’s husband, John, is battling a serious health problem. He’s been fighting colon cancer since his diagnosis last fall. Tracy says they have their good days and their bad days. But, through it all, the good wishes from family, friends and people like you have sustained them. She can’t tell you enough how much it’s lifted their spirits. **Watch the video, above, for an update on John’s courageous battle**

  • At 7 feet tall, should Warrensville Heights mayor have been named world’s tallest politician?

    WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, Ohio — Warrensville Heights Mayor Brad Sellers, who is 7 feet tall, says Guinness got it wrong when it named a New Yorker the world’s tallest politician. That title went to New York Councilman Robert Cornegy, who is 6 feet 10 inches tall, which is tall, but not as tall as Sellers. He plans to make sure Guinness gets it right. Sellers, who played at Ohio State and in the NBA, said he started getting texts and emails […]

  • Matched by mom: Local couple credits destiny for their love story

    From unlikely encounters to four-foot devotion, we have received dozens of emails and submissions of love stories across Northeast Ohio. Tonight, our story is about a couple that was simply just meant to be. Edie and Dave Munitiz shared their unique love story with us, describing how they found each other during a meeting that was destined to take place. FOX 8’s Lou Maglio introduces us to the lovely couple, whose love just keeps getting stronger every day. **More stories […]

  • Shaker Heights district says racism a factor in athletic conference change

    SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — A local school district is planning a move to another athletic conference after saying some of its athletes have been subjected to racial slurs on athletic fields. Shaker Heights wants to move from the Greater Cleveland Conference and rejoin the Lake Erie League as soon as the 2020 school year. The reasons are spelled out in a news release. Shaker says the LEL is now more stable then it was in 2012 when Shaker left after 89 […]

  • Ohio heart transplant recipient travels to Iowa to meet donor’s mother

    DAVENPORT, Iowa– Two families united by one heart. An Ohio man who received a heart transplant at the Cleveland Clinic made a special to Iowa to say thank you to the family of the donor. Ken Vogelson, 45, of Defiance, spent eight years fighting a progressive heart disease, which had already claimed the life of his brother. His doctors said he received the new organ just in time. After his transplant surgery in January, Vogelson exchanged letters with the donor’s […]

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