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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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  • About 100 people gathered at the first meeting. Courtesy Fox 8.

    Cleveland City Council holds first public meeting since release of DOJ findings

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – The first of four scheduled public hearings in Cleveland to discuss the recent findings by the U.S. Department of Justice involving allegations of excessive force by the Cleveland Police Department was held on Thursday evening. City Council organized the sessions, called the “Listening Tour” and council members were in attendance Thursday night at the Harvard Community Services Center on Harvard Ave. in Cleveland. About 100 people from the city and other surrounding communities went to the meeting […]

  • Oberlin College denies requests from students to suspend failing grades after protests

    OBERLIN, OH — Over a hundred Oberlin College students who participated in protests in Cleveland and other communities in recent weeks have now asked for flexibility during finals week. The students left their studies to demonstrate for Michael Brown, who was killed during a scuffle with an officer in Ferguson, Missouri, and 12-year old Tamir Rice,  who was killed while holding an air pistol that a Cleveland officer thought was a real gun. At that time student and protestor Sam […]

  • Thieves caught on camera stealing statues from Lakewood museum

    LAKEWOOD — Surveillance cameras captured a team of destructive thieves stealing a statue from a local museum. The crime happened around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. It appears two men are standing guard as two other men jumped a fence outside of the Museum of Divine Statues on Madison Avenue in Lakewood. The men then lifted a large statue of Saint Therese from the Memorial Garden and carried it off, damaging other property in the process. The museum is a non-profit location […]

  • Good Samaritans rush to help drivers in fiery crash

    CUYAHOGA HEIGHTS, OH — From freeway to fireball, in a split second, I-77 northbound suddenly turned chaotic Monday afternoon near Grant Avenue when a tanker truck carrying dry concrete collided with a minivan taxi. Marcus Perryman was right behind the truck and was immediately surrounded by the intense heat and thick smoke. He saw the taxi driver get out, followed by the truck driver. Fearing that there was going to be an explosion, him and another driver ran to help. […]

  • Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine wants active shooter response studied

    LONDON, Ohio  — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says it’s time to study whether police officers are adequately trained to identify whether they’re dealing with an active shooter situation. DeWine says recent police shootings across the country show this is one area that has not been looked at. DeWine made his remarks Thursday as he directed the state police training commission to study possible updates in officer training in using force. DeWine announced the meeting last week after demonstrations around […]

  • Police issue warning, offer reward in rash of burglaries

    STOW, Ohio — A rash of break-ins, burglaries and thefts has prompted a warning from Stow police. Wednesday afternoon, an alert was posted on the Stow Police Department’s Facebook page informing residents about numerous crimes committed recently across the city. According to police: “Some of the harder hit areas include: Bayside Lake Development; Darrow’s Lake Development; Huntington Hills; and the Calls Farm Development. In addition, there have been numerous thefts from vehicles from unlocked cars throughout the city.” “That’s surprising […]

  • Search for solutions, real change after weeks of protests

    WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, Ohio- Instead of chanting, or protesting in the streets of Cleveland, hundreds of people gathered at The Word Church in Warrensville Heights Monday night for an in-depth discussion about the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice and the results of the Department of Justice investigation into the Cleveland Police Department. “I’m not doing this to be on TV,” said church pastor Dr. R.A. Vernon, ”I’m doing this because young black people are losing their lives just a little […]

  • ‘I think it’s well needed': Protestors block rush hour traffic

    CLEVELAND — Well over 50 protestors returned to the streets of Cleveland to take a stand against what they call a systemic problem of police brutality. The organization Puncture the Silence lead the event. They say they’re fed up with what’s happening and “Black lives matter, all lives matter.” “I think it’s well needed,” said Anthony Hopkins. “There’s too much injustice in the world.” Participants gathered in Public Square around 3 p.m. Friday and then marched to the Justice Center […]

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    ‘We’ll work together': Community leaders meet to discuss Justice Department report

    CLEVELAND- After holding a press conference to release the results of a Department of Justice investigation into the Cleveland Police Department, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder held a round table “community meeting” at the Federal Building in downtown Cleveland. More than a dozen police, city and community leaders participated in the meeting but Mr. Holder did not include the media so that the discussion could be open and candid. “We want a real dialogue about what’s wrong and what’s right,” […]

  • Michelle Knight shares message of hope with family of missing Lorain man

    LORAIN, Ohio- As the search continues for a missing man,  his parents got a boost of support from the community Wednesday night, including a hug and special gift from a young lady who knows firsthand what they’re going through. Over 50 people gathered at the Church on the North Coast to support the parents of 26-year-old Aaron Zimmerman and pray for his safe return. “He’s a beautiful person and a very sweet child,” said Rhonda Zimmerman, Aaron’s mother. The Lorain […]

  • School concerns: A dozen jobs lost could be just the beginning in one district

    LAGRANGE, Ohio- The failure of a school levy last fall is now costing about a dozen people their jobs in the Keystone School District, and several other major changes could be coming this June including the elimination of all Advanced Placement or AP honors classes, and/or the entire sports program. The $1.4 million five-year school operating levy failed in November by about a couple hundred votes. Now parents and students say they’re worried about the future of the district. “Keystone […]

  • ‘Tamir should still be with us:’ Rice family responds to shooting video

    CLEVELAND- Tamir Rice’s family released a statement Wednesday after police showed video of the officer-involved shooting of their 12-year-old son. The following is the entire statement: “We have seen the video that shows our son, Tamir, being shot and killed by a City of Cleveland police officer. It is our belief that this situation could have been avoided and that Tamir should still be here with us. The video shows one thing distinctly: the police officers reacted quickly. It is […]