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
  • 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 […]

  • Second criminal case pending against Warrensville Heights band director

    WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, Ohio  – The FOX 8 I TEAM has uncovered a second criminal case pending against the Warrensville Heights high school band director, and we’ve learned what led to his arrest Thursday in a sex investigation. Duane Keeton is being held in jail without bond, and court records show a growing investigation. Friday, police filed a sex charge. Now, the I TEAM has learned that came after investigators found the band director is accused of offering a juvenile money […]

  • Police investigating officer involved shooting in Akron

    AKRON – Police confirm they are investigating an officer involved shooting that happened around 10 p.m. Friday. The shooting took place in the 700 block of Baird Street , according to Lt. Rick Edwards. Edwards said the officers are okay and the suspect was transported to a local hospital where he is expected to survive. The state Bureau of Criminal Investigation was called to assist. Continuing coverage here.

  • Sandusky police in two pursuits, one suspect drives on lawns trying to get away

    SANDUSKY – The Fox 8 I-Team has exclusive video showing police officers involved in two different chases on one night. “This is very unusual for us, I don’t remember us having two chases in one night,” said Sandusky Sgt. Kevin Youskievicz. The first chase happened at 9:30 Thursday night. The driver, James Neff, refused to stop. Police say he drove the speed limit and led officers to his home. When asked why he did not stop, Neff said he “wanted […]

  • Violent video shows Akron officer-involved shooting that injured two brothers

    WARNING: Violent video not suitable for all viewers. AKRON, Ohio– A man accused of shooting at police was acquitted of a criminal charge of felonious assault, the FOX 8 I-Team learned on Thursday. “I am so thankful to God, my family, my attorneys and the jury, thank you,” said Jamon Pruiett, 24, of East Cleveland. The verdict was announced Wednesday in Summit County Common Pleas Court. Pruiett was shot six times by an Akron police officer outside Zar Nightclub on South […]

  • Gina DeJesus works with Amber Alert response team on new program

    NEWBURGH HEIGHTS, Ohio — Officials with the Northeast Ohio Amber Alert committee are now ready to start their unique program to help victims and family members. The newly formed victim’s response team includes a victim’s advocate specialist and Gina DeJesus, who is eager to help. “This team can meet with the family while police investigate and search for the victim,” said Chief John Majoy, of Newburgh Heights. The team can also meet with the victim after the child returns home. […]

  • Attorney for Browns rookie Antonio Callaway intends to dispute marijuana charge

    STRONGSVILLE, Ohio– The attorney for Browns rookie Antonio Callaway told the FOX 8 I-Team he does not believe his client committed any crime and plans to dispute the charges. Callaway had gun parts and ammunition in his car when he was pulled over on Howe Road in Strongsville at about 3 p.m. Sunday, according to dash camera video. The 21-year-old wide receiver was stopped for failing to yield to oncoming traffic. Officers also found a small amount of marijuana under […]