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
  • Marshals arrest convicted sex offender accused of breaking into schools

    CLEVELAND – The man out on bond after pleading guilty to several charges of burglary and theft for breaking into schools was arrested by Marshals on Friday on new charges. Jon Titter, 38, was wanted for stealing cell phones and laptops from a boys locker room at Willoughby South High School Tuesday evening, according to U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott. He was also wanted for stealing items, including yearbooks, from Hawken School. U.S. Marshals said they arrested Titter at his home […]

  • Mom searching for driver she says struck teen with special needs

    LAKEWOOD – A 17-year-old boy was injured Monday after a car struck him on his scooter and then fled. Evan Giovanis, of Lakewood, said he was riding his scooter home around 6:45 Monday evening when a car struck him and took off. “I just remember getting hit from a silver car and can’t remember anything but that,” Giovanis told Fox 8 Thursday. He fractured his wrist and his scooter was ruined. “It just upsets me that another human being can […]

  • Authorities investigating two bodies found in burning car in East Cleveland as homicides

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio– Authorities are investigating the two bodies found inside a burning car in East Cleveland as homicides. The discovery was made Wednesday morning at Savannah and Manhattan avenues. Sources told the FOX 8 team that the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is searching a home on Bedford in relation to the case. The man who rented the car lived at the house. Investigators do not know if he was one of the victims. Check back with FOX 8 […]

  • Police, family seek answers in death of man gunned down at memorial event

    CLEVELAND – Crime Stoppers of Cuyahoga County and a grieving family are turning to the FOX 8 I-Team for help in solving the murder of a young father, who was gunned down while attending a memorial for a friend. Devon Youngblood, a father of a three-year-old boy, was shot and killed September 14, 2017, as he attended a memorial event for a man who died in the same location four years earlier. “He died praying for his friend,” said Richard […]

  • Police officer who shot Tamir Rice hired as part-time officer in southeastern Ohio

    CLEVELAND — The officer who shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice in November 2014 has been hired as a part-time police officer in southeastern Ohio. The village of Bellaire confirmed to the Wheeling News-Register Friday that they hired Timothy Loehmann as one of two new part-time officers with its police department. Loehmann was one of the Cleveland police officers who shot and killed Rice outside Cudell Rec Center. Police said Rice had an airsoft pistol that looked much more powerful, and he […]

  • Two more employees of Pilot Flying J sentenced to prison

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.- Former Pilot Flying J employees were sentenced to prison Thursday after being convicted on federal charges stemming from what prosecutors say was a scheme to defraud trucking companies. According to a press release sent to FOX 8 from the United States Attorney Eastern District of Tennessee, U.S. District Judge Curtis Collier sentenced Scott Wombold to serve six years in prison and fined him $75,000, and sentenced Heather Jones to more than 2.5 years in prison. Wombold, a former vice president […]

  • Sandusky officer suspended after arrested in OVI charge

    SANDUSKY – The FOX 8 I-TEAM has found a veteran police officer has been suspended following his arrest on felony and misdemeanor charges. Sandusky Police Officer Kenneth Gautschi Jr. was stopped on Fox Road by an Erie County sheriff’s deputy around 10:30 p.m. Sept. 23. He was off duty at the time. The I-TEAM obtained a copy of a written letter detailing the discipline Gautschi received Wednesday. The letter states the 19-year veteran will serve a 30 day suspension. He […]

  • Two arrested in Perkins Township home invasion

    PERKINS TOWNSHIP, Ohio– Police arrested two men after an early-morning home invasion in Perkins Township on Tuesday. Assistant Police Chief Vince Donald said the home invasion took place around 2:40 a.m. Tuesday on Campbell Street. Donald said one of the victims , who was hiding in a bedroom, was able to call 911 while the suspects were in the home. One of the suspects had a gun, police said. The four adult victims inside the home were not injured. Ffence […]

  • Cleveland police say shooting in Ohio City started with a fight between 2 men

    CLEVELAND, Ohio —  Cleveland police are investigating the shooting of three people Monday night on W 25th and Lorain in Ohio City. Police say two men and one woman are the victims of gunshot wounds.   Police say a preliminary investigation indicates the two men engaged in a fight, and one of the men got a gun from a car and came back and fired upon the man and woman.  The victims were taken to MetroHealth Medical Center. Sources tell the […]

  • Body cam video shows Cleveland Heights officers arriving to shooting scene that turned deadly

    CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio– A 36-year-old Cleveland Heights man died shortly after being shot Sunday evening. Police say Khalil Woods was shot and found inside a home in the 1600 block of Coventry around 8:45 Sept. 30. “When officers got there they gave him first aid until the rescue squad arrived,” said Police Chief Annette Mecklenburg, who also responded to the scene. Woods, who was shot in the shoulder area, died at the hospital. No other injuries were reported. Police do […]

  • Toxicology reports child homicide victim tested positive for fentanyl and other drugs

    CLEVELAND – A 4-year-old homicide victim tested positive for several illegal drugs, including fentanyl, according to preliminary autopsy reports examined by the Fox 8 I-Team. The I-Team reviewed the file of Eliazar Ruiz Thursday at the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office. The review also showed the boy had two arm fractures, one on each arm. It’s not known when those fractures took place. The young boy’s remains were found last September behind a home on Cleveland’s west side. Eliazar’s mother […]

  • Cleveland man confesses to 20-year-old murder, leads investigators to body

    CLEVELAND– A Cleveland man is facing charges after he called officers to his home back in August, and said he killed a prostitute about 20 years ago. Michael Thompson, 64, said he buried her body and told investigators where to find it, according to court documents. He took police to the intersection of Train and Richner avenues, where the FBI Evidence Response Team, the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office and the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office conducted a dig. On Monday, […]