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
  • I-TEAM: Alleged sexual assault led to vigilante justice

    EASTLAKE, Ohio — An alleged sexual assault of a child led to vigilante justice posted online, and now police have started filing charges to sort it all out, the FOX 8 I-TEAM has learned. According to an Eastlake police report Richard Adams, 20, was arrested for felony assault. The report stated he assaulted a 17-year-old after he saw the teen molesting a 5-year-old. The 17-year-old was charged with rape. Adams posted a video on his Facebook page, which had been […]

  • I-TEAM: Another security breach uncovered at Hopkins Airport

    CLEVELAND– The FOX 8 I-TEAM has uncovered yet another security breach at Hopkins Airport and this time police say a man climbed a fence and got into a restricted area. This comes weeks after a driver plowed through a fence and went into the airfield, yet airport security never noticed. And months ago, two city administrators were disciplined by Cleveland City Hall for bypassing security at the airport. In the latest case, police arrested 22-year-old Joseph Robinson. Records show Saturday […]

  • I-TEAM: Firefighter not arrested after being stopped at Hopkins Airport with loaded gun in carry-on bag

    CLEVELAND – The FOX 8 I-TEAM has found a man was caught with a loaded gun at the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, yet authorities did not arrest him. According to a Cleveland police report, a TSA agent found the man, who is a city firefighter, had a loaded weapon in his backpack on March 15. “The weapon was loaded, four rounds in the magazine with one round in the chamber,” the report states. The man had a valid Concealed Carry […]

  • Teen sentenced to 27 years for violent crime spree that included attack on elderly couple

    CLEVELAND — A teenager who was charged as an adult in a violent crime spree was sentenced Thursday morning. Eddie Burns, now 17 years old, was reportedly just 15 when the spree began in Cleveland. It included the robbery and attack on an elderly couple in Glenville in February of 2018. An 81-year-old man passed away shortly after the attack, but it was determined that was due to natural causes due to a preexisting heart condition.   The teen was […]

  • Life in prison for mom in murder of 4-year-old Aniya Day-Garrett

    CLEVELAND– The couple found guilty of murdering 4-year-old Aniya Day-Garrett were sentenced on Wednesday. Sierra Day, 24, received life in prison without the possibility of parole. Her boyfriend, Deonte Lewis, 27, was sentenced to life in prison with the eligibility of parole after 20 years. Judge Timothy McCormick called Day’s actions “callous.” “I cannot temper justice with mercy,” he said before handing down his sentence. Earlier this month, Day and Lewis were both found guilty of aggravated murder, murder, felonious […]

  • Man under arrest for the death of a 90-year-old Mansfield man

    MANSFIELD- A 31-year-old man is under arrest for the homicide of an elderly Mansfield man. Mansfield police were called to the Morchester Villa apartments Tuesday morning just after 8 a.m. According to a news release, when officers arrived, they found 90-year-old Omar Brown deceased inside the residence. Police say Brown appeared to have stab wounds.  Based on information they received on the scene, officers tracked down the suspect, 31-year-old Cody Lutz in Medina County just before noon. No additional information […]

  • Woman nearly killed in Euclid crash caught on camera

    EUCLID – The Fox 8 I-Team obtained dash camera video from a driver that shows a horrific crash that happened earlier this month in Euclid. The video shows a car driving on the wrong side of the road going through a red light. The car is hit by another vehicle, which then struck 63-year-old Margaret Hardaway, who was waiting to catch a bus for work. “She is lucky to be alive,” said Atty. Tom Merriman, who is representing Hardaway. “She […]

  • I-Team: Suspect killed in Mansfield police-involved shooting

    MANSFIELD, Ohio — Mansfield police shot and killed a suspect after a struggle Monday afternoon. Assistant Police Chief Keith Porch told FOX 8 the officers first tried using a taser on the man, but it had “no effect.” The shooting happened shortly after police received a call at around 4:25 p.m. that a man was trying to break into an apartment off of West Straub. The caller told police the man appeared intoxicated and had some type of sharp cutting instrument […]

  • I-Team: 3 officers on leave, suspect killed in Mansfield shooting

    MANSFIELD, Ohio – Mansfield police have released new details about a deadly shooting involving a Mansfield police officer. The shooting happened shortly after police received a call at around 4:25 p.m. that a man was trying to break into an apartment off of West Straub. The caller told police the man appeared intoxicated and had some type of sharp cutting instrument with him. According to a press release, officers found a man with a box cutter. Police say he was agitated […]

  • Authorities investigating late night police involved shooting in Ashland

    ASHLAND, Ohio – Agents with the state Bureau of Investigation are looking into a police involved shooting that happened late Saturday. According to a press release from Ashland police, officers were sent to a home in the “600 block of Sandusky St. in response to an intoxicated male threatening two family members with a knife.” When police arrived around 11:40 p.m. , the man moved toward them and one of the officers fired a shot from his issued service pistol, […]

  • VIDEO: Maple Heights police ask for help finding robber

    MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio- Maple Heights detectives are asking you to take a good look at video and pictures of a man they want to talk to about two robberies. The robberies happened in December 2017 and February 2018. They remain unsolved but detectives are continuing to work the cases. “These robberies were very violent for each one of those clerks and they have to continue living and working knowing the guy hasn’t been caught yet,” said detective Jason Ponyicky, of […]

  • Caught on camera: Euclid police risk injury to find armed man and save a life

    EUCLID, Ohio – Police dash and body camera video shows Euclid officers risking their own safety to chase after an armed man and possibly save a life. Tuesday afternoon Euclid police responded to an apartment complex off of Lake Shore Blvd. after they received a call about a male cutting himself with a knife. When police arrived, an officer told the man to put the weapon down. “Drop the knife man, drop it,” the officer can be heard saying on […]

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