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
  • Man says he plans to fight charges for leaving dogs in truck while he went to jail

    ERIE COUNTY, Ohio– A man facing charges for leaving his two dogs in his truck while he reported to jail says he plans to fight the charges. Victer Crenshaw was released from the Erie County Jail on Wednesday and reunited with his dogs, Oliver and Charlie. He said he surrendered to Erie County deputies Monday on a charge of failing to appear for a court hearing. “I was told that it would take an hour or an hour and a […]

  • ‘Miracle, just a miracle’: Local fire chief reacts to a crash involving two semi trucks, driver pinned

    WAYNE COUNTY – Video and pictures show what some are calling the miracle on I-71. Ashland County Pictures sent video and pictures of the scene to FOX 8.  The video shows a crash involving two semi trucks that left one driver pinned inside his vehicle. “When I saw the pictures I thought at first my husband was dead,” said Mary Ann Jakovlkevic, the wife of the victim. “I was just praying so hard. He survived. He is our Christmas miracle.” EMS […]

  • Man indicted in 2012 triple homicide in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND – A man was indicted in connection with a 2012 triple homicide, the FOX 8 I-Team learned on Tuesday. Jesse Melton, 34, was indicted Monday on several charges including aggravated murder, murder, felonious assault and kidnapping, according to Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court records. He’s expected to be arraigned on Dec. 24. Sources said Cleveland’s homicide review task force , which includes officials from the FBI, were involved in the case. The indictment states Melton is accused of killing three […]

  • Man reports to jail; leaves dogs, knife, drugs in truck

    ERIE COUNTY, Ohio– A wanted man surrendered to law enforcement Monday on a minor charge, but now he faces more trouble. Sheriff officials say the man, Victer Crenshaw, left his dogs freezing in his truck, a truck that Crenshaw left parked in the Erie County sheriff’s parking lot. “He was in the jail for seven hours before he told anyone the dogs were in the truck,” said Sheriff Paul Sigsworth. “It was 26 degrees on Monday. It was freezing in […]

  • Person of interest in death of Ashtabula mom pleads guilty to unrelated federal charge

    CLEVELAND– A person of interest in the disappearance and death of a young Ashtabula mother has now pleaded guilty to an unrelated federal charge. According to federal documents filed in U.S. District Court, Jeffrey Stanley entered the plea Monday to a charge of being in receipt of visual depictions of real minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. His sentencing is set for April and he remains in federal custody. **Watch a past report in the video, above** Ashtabula Sheriff Bill […]

  • FBI announces arrest of two people planning Ohio terror plots

    TOLEDO, Ohio – FBI officials have made two national security arrests. A Toledo woman has been charged after purchasing materials to make a bomb she believed would be used in a domestic terrorist attack, according to the FBI. Elizabeth Lecron, 23, is charged with one count of transportation of explosives and explosive material for the purpose of harming others. She came to the attention of law enforcement earlier this year after one of her associates expressed a desire to conduct […]

  • Two top ‘dawgs’ in Cleveland: K-9 named after Baker Mayfield

    CLEVELAND– There are now two top “dawgs” in Cleveland: one that leads the Dawg Pound and throws long bombs; and the other patrols the city streets and searches for bombs. “He’s an explosive detection K-9 and he is also a patrol dog,” said Patrol Officer Jim Dunn. K-9 Officer Baker joined the force this fall. Dunn said it wasn’t long after he met his new high energy partner that he came up with the perfect name. “They are both very […]

  • Notes placed on bridge, offering hope, trying to prevent suicide

    CLEVELAND – Notes on index cards are now placed on the rail of the Lorain Road Bridge offering messages of hope and trying to stop suicides. “When you get into a tight place and everything gores against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is when the tide will change,” one note said. They are all designed to give hope to the hopeless. “There is hope and […]

  • Some Cleveland police and firefighters working to help spread holiday joy

    CLEVELAND – Members of the Cleveland Black Shield Police Union and Vanguards of Cleveland, a minority firefighters organization, are working together to collect gifts for children and families this year. The gifts will be given to Kindergarten and First Grade students at two Cleveland Metropolitan Schools. The organizations will also deliver gifts to about 30 other families. New toys or gifts can be dropped of at the Black Shield Hall or make a donation through the website at theblackshield.org. Police, […]

  • FOX 8 I-Team: Officer involved in Tamir Rice shooting will not get job back

    CLEVELAND – The officer who shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice in November 2014 will not get his job back, the FOX 8 I-Team learned. Union officials called the decision “unfair” and a “witch hunt.” Union President Jeff Follmer told the I-Team the arbitrators decision was released late Tuesday on Timothy Loehmann. Loehmann was one of the Cleveland police officers who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice outside Cudell Recreation Center. Police said Rice had an airsoft pistol that looked much more […]

  • North Royalton police chief defends officer accused of falsifying OVI report

    NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio– The North Royalton police chief says he believes a Parma Municipal Court judge’s ruling, which states an officer’s report contained “falsehoods and misstatements,” is a personal attack. Parma Municipal Court Judge Timothy Gilligan wrote a scathing opinion in October which states Officer Steve Zahursky’s report on an OVI arrest contained numerous exaggerations. The judge further noted that “such dishonesty stains the badge of all courageous police officers dedicated to protect and serve.” North Royalton Police Chief Kenneth […]

  • I-Team: Police searching for men who robbed, terrorized employees at Garfield Heights restaurant

    GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio– Garfield Heights detectives are searching for four men who robbed and terrorized employees at a local restaurant. The robbery happened around 2 a.m. November 26. Security video obtained by the FOX 8 I-Team shows the four suspects as they enter the Steak n’ Shake in Garfield Heights. Reports state the suspects assaulted one employee and held others at gunpoint as they demanded cash. One suspect can be seen forcing a female employee to open a register and […]