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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    Holidays will be bright for children in Northeast Ohio thanks to you!

      The holidays are guaranteed to be a lot brighter for children across Northeast Ohio all thanks to you! Thousands of presents poured in today for FOX 8’s 10th annual Operation Giving Tree. Suzanne Stratford gives you a look at this incredible event in the video above. If you couldn’t make it down to FOX 8, you can still donate new, unused toys at any Northern Ohio Honda dealership anytime over the next two weeks. The dealerships will then donate […]

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    Hopkins Airport jam-packed as travelers make their way to Thanksgiving destinations

    CLEVELAND, Ohio– A combination of factors is fueling an extremely busy and unpredictable holiday travel week across the United States and here in Cleveland. Tuesday night, both the Ohio Turnpike and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport were extremely congested and jam-packed with travelers. Outside of the airport, people experienced lengthy delays with bumper-to-bumper traffic from Inner Rd to S.R. 237. “Traffic from Beachwood took two hours, where it usually takes a half hour,” said Ardeen Dubow. Construction at the airport contributed to […]

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    Local man accused of selling illegal firearms to buyers in at least one Middle Eastern country

    CLEVELAND, Ohio– A Richfield Township man is accused of selling illegal firearms to buyers both in the United States and overseas including war-torn nations in the Middle East like Lebanon. Friday,  the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio released the criminal complaint which charges Timothy Cassinger, 48, with “Unlicensed Dealing in Firearms.” The arrest earlier this week was the culmination of years of collaborative investigative work from June 2012 through October 2016, involving the ATF, FBI, U.S. Attorney’s Office […]

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    Local students rewarded during trip to nation’s capitol for ‘not letting terrorists win’

    WASHINGTON, D.C.– Their field trip was nearly cancelled after terrorists attacked Paris and then threatened the nation’s capitol, but about 250 students from Medina, Ohio persevered and were rewarded during their travels with a very special visit from the city’s mayor. Thursday afternoon at 4:30 p.m., Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser met with the entire 8th grade class from Claggett Middle School and the 19 teachers chaperoning the trip. Principal Paul Worsencroft said the mayor’s office tracked him down earlier in […]

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    True inspiration: Kym Sellers shows how far she’s come in her battle with MS

    CLEVELAND– Cleveland radio icon and beloved personality, Kym Sellers, has always been open about her battle with multiple sclerosis. In 2014, she allowed our cameras to document her courageous journey as one of the first patients in Ohio to undergo an experimental stem cell procedure. Now she’s invited Fox 8 News reporter Suzanne Stratford and videographer Dave Bradford to film her at a physical therapy session, that demonstrates how far she’s come and why her experience is giving hope to others. […]

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    Porn project: Kent State’s new study raising eyebrows

      KENT, Ohio– A salacious new study under way at Kent State University could change the way people look at pornography. Suzanne Stratford has details of the research in the video above, including why they need more men to sign up. **CLICK HERE for research details**

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    From heartwarming to heartbreaking: Fight over viral wedding photos

    LORAIN COUNTY, Ohio– A heartbreaking case of he said, she said after a heartwarming story seen by millions of people around the world. Pictures taken in late September by LaGrange photographer Delia D. Blackburn went viral and were viewed well over 70-million times and appeared in news reports in dozens of countries including Australia, the UK and Mexico. The images captured a touching moment at the wedding of Brittany and Jeremy Peck. Just before the wedding was to start,  the bride’s […]

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    Teen sexting scandal at local high school should be wake-up call for all parents, children

    PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio– The investigation into a teen sexting scandal involving students from Valley Forge High School has expanded and may soon include half a dozen serious charges against multiple students. Parma Heights Police Detective Sgt. Steve Scharschmidt said that five girls and a boy, ranging in age from 13 to 15, are at the center of the case which started in September. A 15-year-old girl told her family, district administrators and police that nude photos of her had been posted […]

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    Sextortion: How to protect your child from disturbing, fast-growing crime

    It’s one of the fastest-growing threats to children between the ages of 13 and 18, despite warnings from multiple law enforcement agencies including the FBI. The agency defines ‘Sextortion’ as a serious crime that occurs when someone threatens to distribute your private and sensitive material if you don’t provide them with images of a sexual nature, sexual favors or money. Special Agent Vicki Anderson with the Cleveland FBI Office says the predators will also often threaten to harm the target, […]

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    What would your child do? See what happens when dad sets off smoke alarms while kids are sleeping

    PARMA, Ohio– We rely on them to wake us up in a fire emergency, but is that smoke alarm giving your family a false sense of security? With the help of the Parma Fire Department, Fox 8 News Reporter Suzanne Stratford put those alarms to the test with some eye-opening results. A house fire is reported in the United States every 85 seconds, with a life being claimed every 2 hours and 40 minutes. Many parents install smoke alarms and teach […]

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    Mom who drank marijuana tea while pregnant gets baby back

    CLEVELAND- A Cleveland woman who used marijuana tea to treat morning sickness while pregnant now has custody of her child. Nova Sanford was born on Sept. 26 at Fairview Hospital. But a drug test revealed a marijuana byproduct. Hollie and Daniel Sanford said the Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services would not let them take their daughter home. An emergency hearing was held on Monday and the baby was given back to her parents. “I couldn’t even speak,” Hollie told FOX 8’s […]

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    Young girl’s brother steps in, prevents kidnapping attempt in Rittman

    RITTMAN – An 8-year-old girl was playing in front of a church near her home when a man allegedly tried to kidnap her, according to the Wayne County Sheriffs Department Captain Doug Hunter. The church is located on Portage Street in Rittman. Police say 45-year-old Shannon Rowe approached her and asked her to leave with him, saying “come with me little girl.” Her brother was outside in front of their home across from the church and witnessed the incident. He then yelled at […]