Suzanne is a general and special assignment reporter who has won 6 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 sharing 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 an ultra-marathon runner who enjoys reading, painting and most of all- spending time with her family, friends and puppies.

You can reach Suzanne at 216-401-7089

Recent Articles
  • Snow causing accidents in NE Ohio including on I-77 and I-76

    Accidents are being reported all over Northeast Ohio as the snow continues to fall. ODOT tweeted that all lanes of I-77 south were closed at Grant Ave. due to a jackknifed tractor trailer. The area was reopened just before 2 a.m. #CLEtraffic All lanes of I-77 south are closed at Grant Ave. due to a jack knifed tractor trailer. Motorists are being diverted off I-77 south at Grant Ave. — ODOT Cleveland (@ODOT_Cleveland) December 14, 2017 ODOT reported several crashes […]

  • Avoid getting ‘slammed’: Be careful handling phone calls about your power

    CLEVELAND, Ohio– A power company phone scam is targeting people in Northeast Ohio. Both the Ohio Public Utilities Commission and FirstEnergy are warning customers to be extra careful handling phone calls about their power. It happened to a FOX 8 employee on Friday. An official-sounding message was left on the person’s voicemail, claiming there was an “important matter” concerning “supply charges” on that person’s electricity account. The scammer left a phone number with a 216 area code and reference number […]

  • Boy dragged as suspects steal car from Cleveland gas station

    CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Division of Police is working to identify two suspects who stole a vehicle and dragged a boy along with it last month. Two males jumped into the car while the vehicle’s owner, Ebony Montgomery, was paying at the Marathon gas station at East 116th Street and Shaker Boulevard on Nov. 18. According to the police report, Montgomery’s 10-year-old son was in the back seat. The suspects pushed the boy out as they drove away, but he got […]

  • Lorain councilman speaks out after arrest for disorderly conduct

    LORAIN, Ohio – A popular councilman, who was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct is speaking out publicly for the first time. Councilman Angel Arroyo, who represents Ward 6 in Lorain, arrived at Monday night’s regularly scheduled meeting remorseful and on crutches. He called the arrest and events leading up to it embarrassing. At the start of the council meeting Arroyo apologized to his fellow council members, all Lorain citizens, his supporters, family and friends. “I apologize to anybody I […]

  • Legacy of Cleveland high school football player will live on in special scholarship

    CLEVELAND — A very special honor is being named for a local high school football player, who lived for others and died after a random shooting. Michael Chappman was the kind of teenager who went out of his way to make people smile. The 17-year-old John Hay High School quarterback was looking forward to his senior season when he was shot and paralyzed last summer in a drive-by shooting on Cleveland’s east side. Despite his injuries, Michael remained positive and told […]

  • Cleveland Clinic testing mouthguard that detects concussion risks, uses Bluetooth

    CLEVELAND– Could a mouthguard be the key to preventing concussions? Some researchers say yes. It’s called the “Intelligent Mouthguard” and was developed and studied at the Cleveland Clinic Concussion Center over the last nine years. “What we have is a mouthguard that has a series of accelerometers and a gyroscope,” said Dr. Jay Alberts Director of the Cleveland Clinic Concussion Center. “We’re able to put that into the athletes mouth, and monitor the impact forces that they’re experiencing during any […]

  • American Airlines ‘glitch’ allows all pilots to take vacation over Christmas week; cancellations possible

    FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines says a computer glitch allowed too many pilots to take vacation in December, resulting in several flights not having enough crew on the schedule, according to a statement from the union representing the airline’s pilots. According to Bloomberg, too many pilots were granted time off during the month of December. The Allied Pilots Association, the union that represents over 15,000 American Airlines pilots, sent a message to its members on Tuesday: “On Friday, management disclosed a […]

  • New details on what it will take to get the Q renovation project done

    CLEVELAND –  It’s been a controversial project since its announcement. Tuesday, we learned new details about the Q renovation project. The arena will close its doors each of the next two summers so the work can be done. Owners and managers at nearby bars and restaurants knew the project would be getting under way, but admit they didn’t realize the entire arena would be shutting down for two consecutive summers. Last summer, about a dozen concerts with several big names […]

  • Hunter shot and killed in Ashtabula County

    MONROE TOWNSHIP, Ohio– An avid hunter was shot and killed in Ashtabula County Monday, on the first day of deer gun-hunting season in Ohio. It happened near Horton Road in Monroe Township. According to investigators with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Randy Gozzard, 62, flew into town from St. Petersburg, Florida, to hunt with family members. “There were 4 people in the hunting party at the time this occurred,” said Jarod Roof, ODNR, district 3 law enforcement supervisor. Half […]

  • Shoppers show up early at SouthPark Mall for deals on Thanksgiving

    STRONGSVILLE, Ohio– They came. They saw. They shopped ‘til they dropped on Thanksgiving and walked away with some incredible bargains. People were loading up on sweaters, boots and toys, but also purchasing expensive jewelry and appliances. “The deals are awesome,” exclaimed Dorothy Kreijci, who was one of the first people through the doors at JCPenney in Strongsville. About 1,500 people joined her as the department store opened at 2 p.m. Thursday, the earliest of any department store. General manager Julie […]

  • Operation Giving Tree brings out the best in northeast Ohioans once again

    CLEVELAND –  The 12th annual Operation Giving Tree was an overwhelming success. Once again Fox 8 viewers opened their hearts and brought thousands of brand new toys to our studios for children in need. And the need is great. “We’re looking at over 5-thousand children in Cuyahoga County alone,” said Kristin Gardner with Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services. “Their lives are full of struggle through no fault of their own.” Northern Ohio Honda Dealers continued their sponsorship of the […]

  • Switched at birth: Medina County mom learns she isn’t who she thought she was

    MEDINA COUNTY, Ohio – A Medina County wife and mother of four just recently learned that she was switched at birth and raised by the wrong family. Tatiyana Muradyan, who goes by Tania, always thought something was different growing up in the Republic of Moldova, a small country between Romania and Ukraine. She says people in her village would say things like, “You don’t look like your family.” Her parents, Vera and Nikolay Lashtur, told her to ignore the rumors […]