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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
Suzanne.Stratford@Fox8.com


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    Rock Hall hosts party for guests before Induction Ceremony on Saturday

    CLEVELAND – VIPs and important guests attended a private party at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame before tomorrow’s induction ceremony. A handful of famous performers were in attendance, including Alice Cooper, Bill Withers and Darlene Love. There is plenty more going on Saturday, so stick with Fox 8 for plenty more coverage! Below are the Rock Hall inductees, presenters and performers: CLICK HERE for more on the inductees from 2015 and years past. Saturday’s ceremony at Public Hall […]

  • Thousands come out to ‘Celebration Day’ at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – ‘Celebration Day’ at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame kicked off a week filled with fun events and concerts leading up to the Induction Ceremony on Saturday April 18. The doors opened at 9 a.m., and an estimated 10-15 thousand people went to the family-friendly free event which offered an array of food vendors and about a dozen bands on stage inside and outside of the museum. President and CEO Greg Harris said they have been […]

  • Massillon K9 officer off after attack, may possibly be removed from force permanently

    WAYNE COUNTY, Ohio – A young K9 police officer might be off the job permanently after being designated a ‘dangerous dog’ by the Wayne County Municipal Court. The ruling was handed down Tuesday, stemming from an incident that happened in December 2014. Odin, a 65-pound Belgian Malinois was only 11 months old at the time of the attack. His handler, Massillon Police Officer Joshua Edwards, was at work and Odin was home because their K9 cruiser was being repaired. Wayne […]

  • Local vets warning about the concerns, signs of the dog flu

    LAKEWOOD – As the dog flu outbreak in Chicago continues to spread, pet owners in Northeast Ohio are now growing concerned that the virus might move into this area. The canine influenza virus has grown to “significant proportions” in the Windy City leading to warning signs being posted at dog friendly areas and pet owners rushing to get their dogs vaccinated. At the Lakewood Dog Park, dog owner Anup Garg said, “It’s going to spread, so might as well take […]

  • Could local woman’s lawsuit change the face of the makeup industry?

    Could a lawsuit filed by a local woman change the face of the makeup industry? Suzanne Stratford reports on why the woman wants to take Estée Lauder to court. Watch the video above for more.

  • Family, friends remember mother of four Aliza Sherman two years after murder

    CLEVELAND- Dozens of family members, friends and concerned citizens gathered Tuesday to remember a woman who was brutally murdered in downtown Cleveland two years ago. Aliza Sherman, 53, was stabbed to death in broad daylight outside of her divorce attorney’s office near the Galleria at Erieview Mall on March 24, 2013. The murder of the Cleveland Clinic nurse and mother of four remains unsolved, but the group Justice for Aliza hopes their march will encourage people with information about the […]

  • Dwaine Junior Traylor (Photo courtesy Akron police)

    Akron man charged with drag racing after crash seriously injures woman

    AKRON, Ohio- A woman is in critical condition after a drag racing crash on an Akron street. Two cars were racing eastbound on West Waterloo Road at about 1:30 a.m. Monday when they collided and both drivers lost control. Akron police said a 2000 Mitsubishi, driven by 22-year-old Dwaine J. Traylor, hit landscaping railroad ties. The other car, a Toyota Corolla, struck a utility pole and ended up against a porch. Traylor left the scene, but returned minutes later to […]

  • Young girl receives heart transplant at Cleveland Clinic just in time

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – A 16-month-old girl with a very rare disease underwent heart transplant surgery in the nick of time at the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital. Layla Ries was diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy while in utero, but doctors say generally the disease should not have been an issue until later in childhood or adulthood. Dr. Gerard Boyle says Layla’s case was different, “These patients do get sicker over time but she got sicker faster than anyone anticipated.” Dr. Boyle, a […]

  • Mother says she feels at peace after body believed to be her son was found in Lorain

    LORAIN, Ohio – A tragic ending, in the search for a missing man with mental illness in Northeast Ohio after a hiker stumbled upon the man’s remains around 10:30 a.m. Thursday. 26-year-old Aaron Zimmerman of Lorain was last seen November 14, 2014 before he was scheduled to work in food service at a nearby college. His family was extremely worried because Aaron diagnosed with schizophrenia and needed his medication. Multiple law enforcement agencies and dozens of volunteers began searching for […]

  • Fire destroys legendary hot dog business, Steve’s Lunch, on Lorain Ave. in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND– Fire destroyed a legendary hot dog business, Steve’s Lunch, on Lorain Ave. in Cleveland. Crews received the call around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday when a worker reported seeing smoke. Cleveland Division of Fire spokesperson Larry Gray told FOX 8’s Suzanne Stratford that it was a fully-involved fire when crews arrived on the scene and that a part of the building collapsed. Officials said the business was open, but empty, at the time of the fire. A building next door was […]

  • Police hope to ID woman found dead in North Ridgeville

    NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio– Local, state and federal investigators are working together and asking for the public’s help identifying a woman whose body was found in North Ridgeville on Sunday. North Ridgeville police and the Lorain County Coroner’s Office released additional information during a news conference on Monday, including several autopsy photographs. Police Chief Michael Freeman said it was a very difficult decision to release the images, but one that was absolutely necessary to identify the victim. “I asked myself, if […]

  • Strongsville basketball players victims of locker room robbery during game

    During a game against St. Ignatius at Midview High School, the Strongsville Mustangs lost more than the game. After the loss, the Mustangs were back in the locker room and one player noticed a few of his items were missing. According to investigators, multiple things were taken including cash, a $25 Dick’s gift card and two sets of Beats headphones worth $400 a piece. The case is still under investigation and the school is currently reviewing surveillance video to catch […]