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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    Stopping school shootings: Foundation in Chardon working to get school resource officer in every school

    CHARDON, Ohio– Several years after a teenage gunman opened fire inside Chardon High School killing three students– administrators, coaches and parents who were there that day begin working to stop school shootings once and for all. Former Chardon football coach Frank Hall started ‘The Coach Hall Foundation‘ with four friends who were there that morning. Their mission statement is to “Provide effective means to prevent against school violence and improve the quality of life in our school communities.” Hall became a […]

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    Cremated remains of decorated military hero stolen: ‘He deserves more than that’

    AKRON, Ohio– Akron police are looking for the person who broke into an office building and stole the cremated remains of a decorated military combat veteran. The burglary happened last Tuesday afternoon on the third floor of the Citi Center building on South High Street in downtown Akron. Kimberly Reeder locked the office before going to lunch but somehow the person got inside and stole her credit cards and other items including her recently deceased father’s ashes. “I had just picked […]

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    Battle brewing over 13-acre pet cemetery in Hudson

    HUDSON, Ohio — For 70 years, Boston Mills Pet Memorial Park on Walters Road in Hudson has been the final resting place for thousands of beloved animals, but a civil lawsuit filed in Summit County Common Pleas Court is now threatening to shut it down. Over 14,000 animals are buried at the 13-acre non-denominational cemetery, including a special section for service dogs and K-9 officers. People with the Friends of Pet Cemetery Association say their troubles started last year after John and […]

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    Man arrested in Parma for calling mosque members pedophiles, terrorists

    PARMA – A man was taken into custody by Parma police on Thursday suspected of ethnic intimidation. According to officers, the man showed up at the Islamic Center of Cleveland on West 130th Street and claimed he wanted to join the mosque but then began calling members “pedophiles,” and “terrorists.” Witnesses told police the man then grabbed an axe from his vehicle. Police were already nearby directing traffic at the mosque because of the religious holiday. The man reportedly fled […]

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    Praying for a miracle: NE Ohio family taking twins to see Pope Francis

    CLEVELAND–A local family is making a journey to see Pope Francis during his visit to the U.S.  They are praying for a miracle for their seven-year-old twin girls, Margaret and Mary, who have an extremely rare genetic disorder affecting less than 200 people worldwide; it’s known as congenital variant Rett syndrome or FOXG1. Watch Suzanne Stratford’s report above for more. Click here for a GoFund Me account for Margaret and Mary.

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    Sea of pink and green to remember little girl: ‘We love you Delaney’

    PLAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio– A sea of pink and green blanketed a small hill in Schneider Park Monday night as nearly two thousand people gathered to say goodbye to a little girl who passed away suddenly on her way to school last week. Ten-year-old Delaney Riley had just started the 5th grade at Glenwood Intermediate in Plain Township and was walking in front of her neighbors’ home when she collapsed. Good Samaritans and Delaney’s parents, including her father who is a Canton […]

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    Volunteer football coach for Mentor suspended after comments about opponent

    MENTOR, Ohio– A volunteer assistant coach for the Mentor Cardinals was missing from Friday night’s game against the Panthers after being suspended for disparaging comments he made about one of Euclid’s players. School officials said the remarks appeared in the pregame scouting report given to the team. In it, the Euclid player was called a “punk, mentally weak,” and referred to as “having a history involving abuse of women.” “I think it’s an absolutely a horrific statement,” said one mom, […]

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    Police: One person dead after accident involving truck, 5 bicyclists in Brecksville

    BRECKSVILLE, Ohio– One bicyclist is dead and four other bicyclists were taken to area hospitals following an accident involving a truck in Brecksville. Police received a call about the accident at 7:11 p.m.  They said initial evidence at the scene indicates that a pick-up truck was traveling westbound; the driver began a left turn onto Dewey Road off Snowville Road. While making the turn, the driver struck or was struck by one or more of the five bicyclists who were […]

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    Avon teen accused of making threats on social media to shoot police

    AVON, Ohio — An Avon teenager is facing felony charges after allegedly threatening to shoot police. Although 18-year-old Lake R. Lewis reportedly graduated last year, investigators say a school district employee saw the threats on a social media site and alerted authorities. Avon City Prosecutor Richard Kray told Fox 8 News that there were multiple concerning posts on the social media site Twitter including a threat “to get some guns and shoot police.” Kray said they are taking the matter “very seriously” […]

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    Police: 3-year-old boy dies following drive-by shooting in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND — A 3-year-old boy died following a drive-by shooting Tuesday evening. It happened just after 7pm on East 113th St. in Cleveland. Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said there was a vehicle parked and the child and a 24-year-old woman, who is not the child’s mother, were passengers inside the car. Another vehicle pulled up and shots were fired into the car. Williams said the call came in as shots fired in that area. When police officers arrived at the […]

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    Parma police warn of suspected ‘peeping Tom’

    PARMA, OH – Parma police were called to a house on River Edge Drive Tuesday morning after a homeowner noticed a suspicious man standing on an air conditioning unit looking into the house. Lt. Kevin Riley says, officers investigated the incident around 7 a.m., but were unable to locate the man or determine his motivation for peeping through the window. Lt. Riley says,  this is the first time police have received “this type of call” in that area and residents are […]

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    Rocky River police warn residents to be extra cautious after break-ins

    ROCKY RIVER, Ohio– Rocky River police are warning residents to be extra cautious about safety and security after a series of break-ins happened in one night. It appears that thieves “ran wild” from house to house looking for cars and homes to burglarize on Riverview Ave. late Saturday night into early Sunday morning. Numerous cars were rifled through with at least one vehicle stolen from the driveway outside of a home that was also ransacked. The family asked not to be […]