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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
  • Pothole problem plaguing more than just local side streets

    CLEVELAND- An extremely harsh winter is being blamed for a growing pothole plague in Northeast Ohio, and not just on the side streets. Potholes on the interstates can be far more dangerous and difficult to dodge for a number of reasons.  Often times the ice, snow or water run-off can disguise the chuckhole until it’s too late and/or the driver can’t maneuver around it because of heavy traffic.  Speed is also a factor because hitting a pothole at 50 MPH […]

  • Convicted man could go free in DUI crash that killed 70-year-old

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A man convicted of aggravated vehicular homicide might go free or get a new trial after an appellate court sided with his attorneys. Thursday the Eighth Appellate District Court of Cuyahoga County reversed the jury verdict of Charles Dukes, 62, of Cleveland. Dukes was found guilty of aggravated vehicular homicide, causing someone’s death by operating a motor vehicle recklessly, causing someone’s death as result of driving under the influence and DUI with a blood alcohol level of […]

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    Canton school board votes to merge Canton McKinley and Timken high schools

    CANTON, Ohio – The Canton Board of Education has officially voted to combine the city’s two high schools into one next year. Wednesday a public meeting was held in the auditorium at Canton McKinley with about 300 parents and students in attendance but before the vote was even finalized many angry and upset Timken families left. Board members said they understand their concerns but that they must consolidate Canton Timken with Canton McKinley now in order to give the students […]

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    Video: Driver ejected during snowy crash in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND- Video shows the driver being ejected from his SUV as it continues down the highway. The Ohio State Highway Patrol posted the video to its Facebook page on Tuesday of the January crash. The driver loses control in snowy conditions in the westbound lanes of Route 2 in Cleveland. As the SUV veers towards the guardrail, the driver is ejected and lands in front of the trooper’s cruiser. He struggles to his feet and stumbles while the trooper goes […]

  • Kent State: Arson suspected after ROTC vans damaged; reward offered

    KENT, Ohio– A spokesperson for Kent State University tells FOX 8 News that two ROTC vans were damaged by fire. It happened just after 2:30 a.m. Monday in the R3 Terrace lot at Kent. The spokesperson tells FOX 8 that arson is suspected. The ROTC buildings on both Kent State and Youngstown State University are on lockdown due to a heightened security risk and all ROTC students at both Kent State and Youngstown State University are being told not to […]

  • Battling bullying: Brunswick students take special mission to Board of Education

    BRUNSWICK, Ohio- The tragic suicides of two Brunswick High School students in January 2014 inspired an anti-bullying movement that continued Tuesday night. A group of teenagers went to the regularly scheduled board of education meeting with a special message.“We as students have the most interaction with the bullying and ultimately we’re the ones who can solve this problem,” said Jessica Baloun, Brunswick High School sophomore. The students are part of “Project You are Loved.” The group started after the 14-year-old […]

  • Medical Center volunteers checking on homeless as bitter cold approaches

    CLEVELAND – Northeast Ohioans are bracing for brutal, biting cold weather that’s rolling into the area and expected to drop wind-chills to 20-30 below zero, over the weekend. Cold weather injuries like frostbite and hypothermia, which are always a threat during the winter months, are especially a concern now, because exposed skin can begin to freeze in a matter of minutes. “I’ve seen more than my share of frostbite,” said nurse, Christina Aldridge. “Pretty scary,” added Dr. Sean Downes, MetroHealth […]

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    ‘Fifty’ frenzy: Some fans get sneak peek at controversial film

    CLEVELAND– ‘Fifty Shades of Grey‘ is turning into fifty shades of green! The much-anticipated movie officially opens Valentine’s Day weekend, but Thursday night some fans got a sneak peek of the film. Premiere events were held across the country and locally at theaters including the Capitol Theatre on W. 65th Street in Cleveland. The movie is based on the hugely successful racy trilogy by author E L James, which sold over 100 million copies. The film is expected bring in […]

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    3 dead, 3 hurt in Warrensville Heights shooting

    WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, Ohio — Three people are dead and three others are injured after a shooting on Harvard Avenue in Warrensville Heights on Thursday. Police rushed to the area after getting calls about a shooting at Chalk Linez Barber Shop. Neighboring businesses were then evacuated and closed. According to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office, Walter Lee Barfield, 23, of Cleveland was found dead in the shop. William Gonzalez, 32, of Garfield Heights, and Brandon White, 31, of Warrensville Heights, […]

  • Road risks revealed: Top 8 most accident-prone areas in Northeast Ohio

    Driving in winter weather can be difficult enough around Northeast Ohio. But, even when the road conditions are perfect, there are certain areas that have earned the distinction of being the most accident-prone. The top 8 most dangerous areas, according to ODOT, are: Dead Man’s Curve I-480 over Broadway Ave I-90 east near I-71, SR 176 split I-490 west at SR 176 SR 8 between Perkins St and SR 261 I-76, west of SR 8 I-77 north between SR 224 […]

  • Past life proof? Ohio family convinced son lived another life as a woman

    Do you believe in past lives? An Ohio boy’s family says they didn’t, until little Luke started sharing specific details. He spoke about living another life, in a different city as a woman who suffered a horrific death.  FOX 8’s Suzanne Stratford has the story in the video above.

  • Uniting for change: Hundreds offer suggestions for community, police to work together

    CLEVELAND– More than 1,100 people from different backgrounds, different religious denominations and different parts of town packed Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland Tuesday night with one purpose: They came to present their collective and thoughtfully-prepared recommendations for reform within the Cleveland Division of Police to Mayor Frank Jackson, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty, US Attorney Steven Dettelbach and a US Department of Justice civil rights attorney who flew in for the event. Those gathered are part of the Greater […]