Peggy Gallek joined the Fox 8 News team in September 2012 as an I-Team Reporter.

In October 2014, I got married!! I now live in Summit County with my husband and two cats, Cupcake and Felix.

Before coming to Cleveland, Peggy
was a reporter at WKBN in Youngstown and began working as a newspaper reporter with the Hubbard News, a weekly publication, in 1989.

In 1990, Peggy started with the Vindicator in Youngstown. She worked there until 2005 when she went to broadcast, at WYTV 33. In 2007, the station was bought by WKBN and Peggy worked for both WYTV, WKBN.
Peggy has won several state awards, including two regional Edward R. Murrow awards.

She was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio.


Recent Articles
  • High school football player injured in crash speaks out from hospital bed

    GREENWICH, Ohio– A local high school football player is speaking to FOX 8 from his hospital bed saying he is forever grateful for the outpouring of love and support he has received from his team and community. “I can’t believe all the people who have reached out and either visited or called,” said Gavin Lowe. “It’s truly amazing. I can’t wait to get back and see everybody.” Lowe was seriously injured in a car crash last week. He suffered a […]

  • VIDEO: Man steals Lorain cruiser and leads officers on chase, police say

    LORAIN, Ohio– A man stole a Lorain police cruiser and led officers on a high-speed chase Friday afternoon. It happened during a prisoner transfer between Lorain police and the Lorain Sheriff’s Office, according to Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth. The suspect got into the cruiser and took off. The pursuit went west on OH-113 through Birmingham and Milan, north on US-250 towards Sandusky and then north on OH-13 towards Huron. Huron police set up spike strips and got one of […]

  • Watch: I-Team obtains video of moment Lorain police cruiser is stolen

    LORAIN, Ohio– Video obtained by the FOX 8 I-Team shows the moment a suspect steals a Lorain police cruiser before leading officers on a chase. The suspect stole the cruiser during a prisoner transfer on Friday, Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth said. A man happened to have his phone out and recorded the cruiser pulling out of a parking lot. Soon, another cruiser, with lights flashing, chases after it. “He’s stealing the car. This mother f***** just stole a cop […]

  • Woman still searching for granddaughter’s killer 3 years later: ‘I want justice for her’

    CLEVELAND — It’s been almost three years since a 20-year-old was shot and killed on a party bus on the city’s east side, and her grandmother says there is not a day that goes by that she doesn’t think of her. “I kept Brionna’s room the same; her shoes and clothes are still in the same place,” said Adrienne Boddy, as tears streamed down her face. “I go to that room every day, and put her clothes near me so […]

  • Did Cleveland officer use fallen hero’s badge number?

    CLEVELAND – Cleveland’s Civilian Police Review Board has recommended discipline for two officers accused of failing to provide services for a woman, and failing to identify themselves. Paris King filed a complaint in February 2017 saying the two officers refused to help her after she was assaulted at the Royal Klassic’s bar. She said she asked for the officers’ badge numbers; one of them gave her the badge number of Officer David Fahey, who had recently died in the line […]

  • Death of 3-year-old Ashtabula County boy ruled homicide

    ORWELL, Ohio–  The Fox 8 I-Team has learned the April death of a 3-year-old boy has been ruled a homicide.  “It’s a tragedy and we are investigating,” said Ashtabula Sheriff Bill Johnson. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s stated Brantley Santiago died of acute pneumonia with respiratory failure. “Due to: Cardiopulmonary arrest with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy and multisystem organ failure,” the report stated. “Due to blunt force injuries of head, trunk, and extremities with brain, skeletal, and soft tissue injuries.” He died […]

  • New details released in Warrensville Heights band director sexual battery case

      WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS – School district officials confirm to Fox 8 they did receive a complaint against the high school band director three months ago, and said a police report was filed. The district’s band director Duane Keeton is now charged with one count of sexual battery and one count of attempted sexual battery. He was charged last week. School officials say a previous complaint was filed May 4. A parent complained about interactions between the band director and a […]

  • ‘Connection!’ Video shows man throwing egg at cruiser from Kalahari balcony

    ERIE COUNTY — A 22-year-old Brunswick man arrested on a vandalism charge after Erie County Sheriff Officials say he threw an egg off a balcony at Kalahari Resorts and struck a cruiser. The incident happened Sunday. Jagger Owca was arrested, and police say he admitted to his actions, said he was drinking at the time and apologized. Video released to the Fox 8 I-Team shows Owca throwing the egg and shouting “connection” when it hits the cruiser. Police say Owca […]

  • Bond set at $500,000 for Warrensville Heights band director charged with sexual battery

    BEDFORD, Ohio – The Warrensville Heights High School band director was in court on Monday to face charges in connection to a sex investigation. Duane Keeton was held in jail without bond this weekend. He’s charged with one count of sexual battery and one count of attempted sexual battery. Keeten, wearing a Warrensville Heights City School District T-shirt, appeared in court via video and waived his preliminary hearing. According to his attorney, he has no criminal history and has worked […]

  • I-Team: New developments in Cleveland Police recruit scandal

    CLEVELAND — The FOX 8 I-Team has learned of new efforts to save the jobs of 15 Cleveland Police recruits suspected of cheating by plagiarizing sections of notebooks required of each recruit. This weekend, the Black Shield Police Association, the NAACP, and retired officers met with some of the recruits and lawyers. Lawyers are expected to file papers in court Monday to force the city to allow the recruits to take their final tests. Several days ago, the I-Team revealed […]

  • Shots fired, injuries reported at large Ashtabula party

    HARTSGROVE TWP, Ohio – A party in Hartsgrove Township got out of hand overnight Saturday, according to Ashtabula County Sheriff Bill Johnson. Johnson tells the Fox 8 ITEAM that many of the party attendees had guns. One woman suffered a head injury and others were injured at around 3 a.m. Sunday. All the injured, including the  woman who sustained the gunshot wound, were treated and released from the hospital. Johnson also said that several cars were wrecked during the party, […]

  • Akron police investigate 2nd officer involved shooting in 12 hours

    AKRON – Police and state agents are investigating the city’s second officer involved shooting that happened in less than 12 hours. The first happened on Baird Street around 9 Friday evening. Police say the suspect was armed and was outside a home threatening a victim. Police say when officers arrived they told the suspect to show hands. Shots were fired. The suspect was injured and taken to the hospital. Lt. Rick Edwards says the suspect is still alive. The second […]