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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

Recent Articles
  • More than football: Community rallies to rename new field after veteran

    MADISON, Ohio – Before the first kick off Friday night between the Madison Blue Streaks and Geneva Eagles, hundreds of people packed the bleachers for a special renaming ceremony, that was really more about restoring an ‘old name’ with sentimental significance. For decades, Madison’s previous football complex on East Main Street in Madison Village was called Dick Hamblin Field, but in 2012 the location was demolished to make room for an elementary school. Immediately local veterans became concerned. “We thought […]

  • Parma teammates remember football player who drowned in July

    PARMA, Ohio–  First-game jitters were replaced with heartfelt emotions for the Parma Senior High School Redmen Thursday night at Byers Field. The football team faced Olmsted Falls, but before the first kick-off they stopped to remember one of their own: 16-year-old Sergey Pivovarnik. The high school junior tragically drowned this past July while swimming in a pond on State Road after football practice. The loss was hard on the team, coaches and greater Parma community. “He had a dream of playing […]

  • Bold thieves make two trips to steal Akron woman’s patio furniture, grills

    AKRON, Ohio – Two brazen thieves are caught on camera stealing everything from an Akron woman’s backyard; including a large gazebo. Akron police investigators say pictures that were taken on a cellphone and are now in police evidence show two men and a white pick-up truck parked in the victims driveway at Nome Ave. and Orrin St. Wednesday afternoon while the woman was at work. The men reportedly casually took their time and made two trips to the house; stealing […]

  • Coroner confirms human bones found in fire pit of Ashtabula County house

    ROAMING SHORES, Ohio– The Ashtabula County Coroner’s Office confirmed to FOX 8’s Suzanne Stratford Thursday night that bones found in a fire pit are human bones, from one, possibly two bodies. At about 9 a.m. Thursday, narcotics officers entered a home on Route 6 in Roaming Shores. The Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Office said they took one person into custody in connection with a drug investigation. During their search, they found bones in a backyard fire pit and in the woods […]

  • Avon schools launch random drug testing for athletes, drivers

    AVON, Ohio- After more than a year of research and discussions, the Avon Local School District will begin implementing a new drug testing policy this school year. All students, in grades seven through 12, who are participating in sports or any other extracurricular activity will be subject to random drug screenings. Great Lakes Biomedical Services will be in charge of the random selection process and perform the five-panel screenings to include drugs like marijuana and heroin. However, the district will […]

  • Cedar Point guest dies after entering restricted area, being struck by Raptor coaster

    SANDUSKY– James Young, 45, has died after entering a restricted, fenced area near the Raptor roller coaster, Cedar Point has confirmed. Police confirmed that Young, of East Canton, was at the park with friends and some of his belongings fell while he was riding the Raptor. He was struck after jumping the fence to retrieve his belongings. “The city and police departments condolences go out to the family of this gentleman,” said Phil Frost, Assistant Sandusky Police Chief. “No one else […]

  • Amherst man begging for his puppy to be returned after he is taken on surveillance video

    AMHERST, Ohio – A local man hopes surveillance video will help reunite him with his missing 4-month-old Maltese puppy named Clyde. The tiny pup disappeared August 6 around 6:30 p.m. from the area near his Amherst motorcycle repair shop at 46100 Telegraph Road. John Bryan has had Clyde since he was only a few weeks old and has only left the puppy alone three times. Unfortunately one of those times was last Thursday. He thought the dog was secured inside his business […]

  • Avon Lake family mourning pet killed by two dogs while being walked by owner

    AVON LAKE, OH – An Avon Lake dog named Bella was attacked and killed by two other dogs as the animal was being walked by its owner Monday morning. “Bella was the sweetheart of the neighborhood, just a darling dog,” said Maureen Heuler, neighbor. Police were called out to Bridgeside Drive after they received calls about three dogs in a fight. Perry Pascarella was walking Bella, a 10-year-old Shih Tzu, near Arborside Lane and Bridgeside Drive when two pit bulls came […]

  • Young boy honored as hero after saving brother from Amherst home

    AVON, Ohio – A young boy, who heroically ‘stepped up to the plate’ and saved his baby brother’s life was honored Friday night at the Lake Erie Crushers game in Avon. 12-year-old Jacob Majkut and his cousin Damian Garcia were brought down on the field before the 7 o’clock start time; where they met and took pictures with the baseball players and the teams mascot Stomper. One week ago Friday, the boys were attending a vigil for Jacob’s mother. 34-year-old […]

  • Family, friends gather to remember mother killed after car hit her Amherst home

    AMHERST, Ohio – Dozens of family members and friends of 34-year-old Debra Majkut gathered in front of her home on Leavitt Road in Amherst Friday night for a very special vigil. The young mother was killed Tuesday morning when a car driven by a 23-year-old woman came crashing through the wall. “It’s surreal, still unbelievable just being here,” said Renee Garcia, Debra’s sister. But Renee said everyone wanted to gather at the house to show their support for Debra’s husband […]

  • 9 buses filled during Fox 8’s 9th annual ‘Stuff the Bus’

    CLEVELAND – What a day for the 2015 Fox 8 ‘Stuff The Bus.’ Thanks to your generosity, we filled 9 buses for the Cleveland Kids In Need Organization. All qualifying schools in Cuyahoga County are contacted by Cleveland Kids In Need and teachers can schedule an appointment to shop inside the warehouse for free.  The warehouse is set up like a store from all the donations that come in.  No money is exchanged. The event has grown substantially over the years. […]

  • Deadly shooting on E. 114th St. in Cleveland, July 28, 2015

    Cleveland police: Woman, man dead in possible murder-suicide

    CLEVELAND– Cleveland police said they are investigating a possible murder-suicide.  A woman was found dead following a shooting in the 1300 block of E. 114th St. Tuesday after 9 p.m. A man, who also had a gunshot wound, was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he later died. Watch Suzanne Stratford’s 10pm report above; stay with FOX 8 News and fox8.com for updates.