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
  • Eastlake police say man who stole cruiser taken into custody: ‘Thief of opportunity’

    EASTLAKE, Ohio (WJW) — A man was taken into custody after he stole a police cruiser Thursday, Eastlake police said. Sources first told the FOX 8 I-Team an inmate stole the cruiser, which was later found at E 187th, off of St. Clair in Cleveland. Our cameras caught who appeared to be the suspect being taken into custody nearby. On Thursday afternoon, Eastlake police gave more details about how the man was able to escape. They said at around 11:30 […]

  • ‘It’s traumatizing’: Man arrested after pulling out gun during road rage incident in Ravenna

    RAVENNA, Ohio (WJW) – A 68-year-old man is free on a $10,000 bond after police said he pointed a gun at two men during an alleged road rage incident. Police said Harold Oblinger was caught on cell phone video pointing the gun at Brandon Lucas and Matthew Doehne while they were sitting in their vehicle Wednesday afternoon in Ravenna. Oblinger pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of aggravated menacing Thursday in Portage County Municipal Court. Lucas and Doehne told […]

  • Deputies struggle to corral 200-pound pig on the loose in Erie County yard

    ERIE COUNTY, Ohio (WJW)– Erie County Sheriff deputies were called to a home Tuesday afternoon after a homeowner found a large farm animal in the front yard. “There is a giant pig outside my back door,” the homeowner told the dispatcher. Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth said when deputies got to the Hull Road home, they found the 200-pound pig in the yard. “Once in a while we get a call on a loose cow, but this is the first […]

  • ‘They are heartbroken; they are angry’: Attorney says family of man shot by deputy wants answers

    CARROLLTON, Ohio (WJW) – An attorney representing the family of a man shot and killed by a Carroll County Sheriff deputy last month is questioning why the shooting took place. Attorney Jeremy Tor, of Spangenberg, Shibley and Liber, says the family of Robert Sikon III wants answers. “They are heartbroken; they are angry,” Tor told the FOX 8 I-Team. Sikon was wanted on a warrant for failing to pay child support, when the vehicle he was riding in was pulled […]

  • Euclid High School to reopen Wednesday after it was determined there was ‘no intent to cause harm’

    EUCLID, Ohio (WJW) — Euclid School Resource Officer Steve Shubert confirmed to the FOX 8 I-Team that police have interviewed the teen believed to have made a threat that led to the closing of Euclid High School on Tuesday. Officer Shubert said the teen told officials he was joking around and did not mean to threaten anyone. Euclid police said a student was talking to another when a “tongue and cheek” comment was made about a school shooting that was […]

  • Customer who threw hot coffee on McDonald’s worker gets prison time

    CLEVELAND (WJW) –A man caught on video throwing hot coffee at a McDonald’s worker has been sentenced to prison. Joseph DeLuca was sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, according to prosecutors and the court docket. A prosecutor said DeLuca threw the hot coffee through an open window at a McDonald’s drive-thru last February. The prosecutor said DeLuca was angry because the worker asked to look at his receipt. The worker was injured. DeLuca […]

  • Man whose failed suicide attempt caused deadly crash sentenced to life in prison

    PAINESVILLE, Ohio (WJW) – A 40-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of causing a deadly crash. Michael Davis, 40, was sentenced Monday in Lake County Common Pleas Court. Davis was sentenced to life in prison with parole eligibility after 26 years. Davis was convicted last week of several charges, including murder and felonious assault. Police say Davis drove his car into oncoming traffic, as he tried to commit suicide, on July 4, 2017, in […]

  • Cleveland Heights police searching for man wanted for attempted murder

    CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (WJW)- Police are asking for your help in finding a man wanted for attempted murder. A warrant for Tyrell Jackson has been issued in connection to an incident that took place November 29 on Staunton Road. Police say during the course of a verbal argument, Jackson brutally attacked a woman. Jackson fled prior to police arriving. The victim was taken to the hospital. Anyone who knows where the suspect is located is asked to contact Capt. Chris […]

  • Judge refuses to accept guilty plea from teacher

    ASHLAND, Ohio (WJW) — A former art teacher tried to enter guilty pleas to charges that he used a cellphone to look up the skirts of girls, but a municipal court judge said no. Robert Altenburger, a former Hillsdale Local Schools teacher, appeared in Ashland Municipal Court Tuesday with his attorney to face several misdemeanor voyeurism charges. Altenburger is accused of secretly videotaping the victims under their clothing. The victims range in age from 11-15. Attorney Matt Malone, who represents […]

  • Man accused of robbing Bedford bank surrenders to police

    BEDFORD, Ohio (WJW)– A man accused of robbing a bank in Bedford last week is now in custody. Bedford Deputy Chief Rick Suts says the suspect, Crawford Williams, surrendered to Solon police Monday night. Bedford police now have him in their custody. The suspect was wearing a silver skull mask when he held up the bank, police said. The suspect ordered employees and customers at the Citizens Bank on Broadway Avenue to get on the ground, the Cleveland Division of […]

  • Tree falls on multiple cars in Cleveland police parking lot

    CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – A single tree caused a lot of damage in the Cleveland Police Department 4th District parking lot Monday night. The FOX 8 I-Team says a rotted tree crashed onto three employees’ personal vehicles. Video from the scene showed the kind of destruction often seen after a dangerous storm. No one was hurt. The FOX 8 I-Team reports that another tree fell there recently, damaging a patrol car and a detective’s vehicle.

  • I-TEAM: Massillon football player charged in attack of 58-year-old Akron man

    AKRON, Ohio (WJW)  — The Fox 8 I-Team has confirmed a Massillon Washington High School football player is facing charges of  felonious assault in Summit County juvenile court. Akron police filed the charges earlier this week. The 17-year-old is alleged to have assaulted a 58-year-old man on August 4. The teen was arrested Thursday and released Friday.  He is due back in court soon. Sources say the teen did play in Friday night’s high school football playoff game. According to an Akron […]

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