Suzanne is a general assignment, and special projects reporter who has won 4 Emmys for her reporting and news anchoring at WJW Fox 8 News.

For 8 years you could find her anchoring weekends at Fox 8, but now you can see her Monday through Friday nightside.

She loves meeting people and telling their stories. One such story several years ago inspired her to research, create, and produce a television show based on children and their stories of reincarnation. The show is called, “The Ghost Inside My Child.”

Prior to joining FOX 8 in September 2000, Suzanne Stratford served as both reporter and back-up anchor for WSYX-WTTE in Columbus, Ohio.

Occasionally you could also catch her forecasting the weather. Suzanne began her career as a journalist at WKBN in Youngstown, where she was a weekend anchor, reporter and weather-caster.

A NE Ohio native, Suzanne is a graduate of Austintown Fitch High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications with a minor in English and journalism from Youngstown State University.

Suzanne has been active in environmental causes and women’s organizations, and is currently volunteering with the Renee Jones Empowerment Center to stop human trafficking, and she has also volunteered reading to the blind.

Before beginning her career in broadcasting, Suzanne served as a SGT in the Army National Guard for eight years and is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War. During the Gulf War, she served as a Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Warfare Specialist. She earned commendations for both physical fitness and service overseas.

Born on August 30th, Suzanne is also a marathon runner who enjoys reading, drawing and most of all- spending time with her family, friends and puppies.

You can reach Suzanne at 216-401-7089

Recent Articles
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    Stark County Humane Society asks public to be on the lookout for missing llama

    MARLBORO, Ohio — A llama is on the lam in Stark County. According to the Stark County Humane Society, Jules the llama got out the night of Aug. 15. He is believed to be in the area of state Route 619 and state Route 44 in Marlboro. Jules owners have been scouring the fields, farms and woods near their home each day looking for any sign of the missing llama, but so far have found no tracks, droppings or even […]

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    Wildwater Kingdom announces that it will close after this season

    AURORA – Wildwater Kingdom announced on Friday that they will not be reopening after the 2016 season. The last day of operation will be September 5. “It’s sad,” said Betsy Bertovish, “It’s just like going through the whole Geauga Lake thing all over again.” Geauga Lake Amusement Park and Sea World which had been combined into a mega park after being purchased by Six Flags was eventually closed in 2007. The amusement park released the following statement about the closure: […]

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    Parents, students upset over Streetsboro Marching Band hazing accusations

    STREETSBORO, Ohio – Was there or wasn’t there hazing at the Streetsboro Marching Rockets High School band camp? Many students say no, but administrators are moving forward with the investigation; leading to several heated exchanges at Wednesday nights school board meeting in Streetsboro. It was standing room only inside the cafeteria at Defer Intermediate as about 200 upset parents and band members waited to learn more about the “hazing” investigation and the status of the band. The program was suspended […]

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    Superintendent describes alleged hazing at Streetsboro band camp

    STREETSBORO, Ohio– The investigation into the Streetsboro High School marching band continues as the district’s superintendent released new information about the alleged hazing. Superintendent Michael Daulbaugh said he received reports that some students were hazed during band camp at Camp Muskingum. Last week, Streetsboro City Schools placed the band director and assistant director on leave, and temporarily suspended the marching band program. On Monday, Daulbaugh said underclass students were pushed from a dock into the lake at night, without being […]

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    Mentor police searching for suspects that broke into AMVETS post

    MENTOR, Ohio – Mentor police released surveillance video Wednesday trying to identify two men who burglarized a non-profit veteran’s organization. The suspects can be seen prying open a back door at the AMVETS Post 40 located at 9141 Jordan Drive in Mentor just before 1 a.m. on August 5. Despite setting off the alarm system, the suspects managed to quickly bust open several gaming machines, steal liquor from behind the bar and a take a large jug filled with $100 […]

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    ‘Ohio is one of the deadliest’: Hundreds gather in Akron to fight heroin epidemic

    AKRON, Ohio — An alarming surge in heroin-related overdoses and deaths in Northeast Ohio prompted a call to action in Akron Tuesday night. A rally was held by an out-of-state activist whose non-profit group is combating the heroin epidemic head on. Three out of 10 people in Ohio are addicted to opiates. Almost everyone across the country knows someone or has lost someone to heroin, but it’s especially bad right here at home. “I travel all over…Ohio is one of […]

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    Canton police warn teens about curfew during Hall of Fame weekend

    CANTON, Ohio – As organizers and volunteers work overtime preparing for Saturday’s huge Pro Football Hall of Fame parade, police are preparing for arrests involving teenagers. Officers confirm that they will be strictly enforcing the city’s curfew ordinance that says, “No minor shall loiter, idle, wander, stroll or play, or be in or on any vehicle between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.” The crackdown comes after dozens of teens were taken into custody last year during the […]

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    12 buses filled with supplies during Fox 8’s 10th annual ‘Stuff the Bus’

    CLEVELAND  – Overwhelming generosity and an outpouring of love at the 10th Annual Fox 8 ‘Stuff the Bus‘ event Thursday. Cars began lining up early on Dick Goddard Way in front of the Fox 8 studios for the donation drive benefiting the Cleveland Kids in Resource Center. Twelve buses were filled with brand new school supplies; which will help more than 150,000 children in 250 buildings across Cuyahoga County All qualifying schools in Cuyahoga County are contacted by Cleveland Kids […]

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    7-year-old wants everyone to know CLE is great with his “CLE Believes” stickers

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – The actual moment that the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Championship was well past a local little boy’s bedtime, but that didn’t stop him from feeling the thrill of victory. Now 7-year-old Domenico Sgambellone is on a mission to make sure everyone sees the city in a positive light. “It was really exciting and I want other people to know it like from other countries,” said Domenico. He wasn’t sure at first how to spread the message, but […]

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    Local governments dealing with concerns over Ohio’s soon-to-be legal medical marijuana

    ROCKY RIVER, Ohio- Medical marijuana will soon be legal in the Buckeye State, but concerns over what that means at the local level have some cities now passing “moratoriums” and/or drawing up their own ordinances to control its sale and distribution. Rocky River’s Director of Law Andrew Bemer introduced an ordinance that would set strict guidelines within city limits after failing to get detailed answers from the state. “My calls to Columbus indicated that they’re not sure when those rules would come into […]

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    RNC: Human trafficking dangers

    CLEVELAND – Inside Quicken Loans Arena, the Republican National Convention will be a family friendly affair, but outside in Cleveland there are some R-rated aspects to the big event and terrifying threats. Strip clubs are pumped and say their phones have been ringing off the hook. Frank Spencer, President of Crazy Horse Licensing Inc., says they’ve addressed security concerns, extended hours until 4 a.m. and are offering many specials. “It’s one of the biggest things that ever happened in Cleveland,” […]

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    Cleveland Hopkins extra busy as people come to Cleveland for RNC

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – It’s non stop traffic at Hopkins Airport as thousands of people travel to Cleveland each day for the Republican National Convention. About 50,000 political big-wigs, delegates and demonstrators are expected on top of normal airport traffic. Thursday afternoon Matt Wheeler stood with a welcoming sign in baggage claims for the 700 people arriving with the California delegation alone. “We’re the big ones,” joked Matt, ”And loving every minute of it.” The city, airport and partners have been […]