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Suzanne is a general assignment, and special projects reporter who has won 4 Emmy's 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 televion show based on children and thier stories of reincarnation. The show is called "The Ghost Inside My Child " on the Biography Channel.

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 weathercaster.

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


Recent Articles
  • Investigators hold press conference in Lorain on heroin busts 7/31/14

    Investigators release details in largest heroin bust in Lorain history

    LORAIN COUNTY, Ohio–Investigators released new details at a press conference on Thursday in what they call the largest heroin bust in Lorain history. Investigators said they made seven arrests and seized heroin with a street value of $70,000. Right before the press conference, police announced that two additional suspects were arrested in connection to the raids. Amber Nicole Zajac, of Lorain, is charged with conspiracy; and Tyshun Washington, of Elyria, is charged with engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity […]

  • Arrests made after investigation into large-scale heroin operation

    LORAIN COUNTY, Ohio — A year-long investigation into a large-scale heroin operation led to two-county sweep Wednesday. Law enforcement from multiple agencies executed a dozen search warrants in Lorain and Cuyahoga counties. Five people were arrested. George Seymore, Robert Young and Wayne Norris were charged with trafficking in drugs while Stacy Jo Norris and Pamela Pearson were charged with conspiracy. Wednesday’s bust involved the Lorain police narcotics unit, Elyria narcotics unit, Lorain County Drug Task Force, BCI and West Shore […]

  • OSU Marching Band director fired after investigation into ‘serious cultural issues’

      COLUMBUS — The Ohio State University Marching Band director Jon Waters was fired from his position after a recent review of the band’s culture and practices “revealed conduct by members of the band and staff that is inconsistent with the University’s values and Title IX requirements,” a statement from the university said. “Nothing is more important than the safety of our students,” said The Ohio State University President Michael Drake. “We expect every member of our community to live […]

  • Liposuction for animals? Procedure becoming popular for pets

    NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio — A cutting edge new veterinary procedure called “Pet Liposuction” has humans tilting their heads and wagging their tongues. “A dog receiving liposuction sounds crazy,” said Mike Stubbs. Courtney Sibiga asked simply, “Why?!” The surgery sounds like a cosmetic procedure, but is used for very different reasons in animals. Veterinarian Dr. Rebecca Pentecost says liposuction is a new way to treat “benign fatty masses” called lipomas, that grow on older and overweight animals, especially dogs. “They can […]

  • Man dies after being shot in Cleveland carjacking

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A father who fell victim to a carjacking in Cleveland Monday night has passed away from injuries sustained in the attack. Cleveland police say Carlos Rivera, 44, died Wednesday at Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center where he’d been hospitalized since the shooting on the 3100 block of West 46th Street. “My heart dropped when I found out that he passed away,” said Jim Goodman who was with Carlos after the attack. Jim and his wife, Jean, had been […]

  • Food Fight

    Elementary School Students Hurt in Wild Food Fight

    GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — Dozens of kids reported injuries when a food fight erupted Thursday afternoon and turned into a mealtime melee at Cranwood Elementary on Christine Avenue in Garfield Heights. The building is the temporary home for Miles School (K-8) — a part of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Garfield Heights Fire Chief Tom Nemetz says the fight broke out between students in grades fifth through eighth grade and resulted in “approximately 26 injuries.” Chief Nemetz says the injuries […]

  • Elementary school teacher charged with having child pornography

    LORAIN, Ohio — An elementary school teacher has been charged with possession of child pornography according to Steven M.Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. Edward A. Dembiec, 53, of Lorain, Ohio, was charged Friday after a lengthy investigation that found Dembiec possessed the “criminal information on or about October 1, 2008, through May 5, 2013.” The pornography was discovered on an “Apple iMac Desktop computer, an Acer Aspire Laptop computer, and numerous DVD/CD discs.” FOX 8 […]

  • Officer’s incredible first day on the job involves rescue

    GREENWICH, Ohio — A Greenwich police officer’s first day on the job turned into a morning of heroic actions and good timing. Officer Nicholas Tenore always wanted to follow in his brother’s footsteps and work in law enforcement. So after eight years serving with the Marine Corps, with multiple combat tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, he studied criminal justice and completed the academy. July 12 was his first day alone on patrol in Huron County. A friend and […]

  • Staying silent? Recent severe storms trigger tornado siren talk

    BRUNSWICK, Ohio — Brunswick City Council met Monday night in caucus to discuss a number of issues including re-activating the city’s tornado sirens. The sirens went silent in 2008 after hackers kept triggering the alarms in the middle of the night causing a panic. “The decision to turn them off was actually made because it was causing more harm than good at the time,” said Robert Marok,  Brunswick Information, Technology & Security Officer. “It was interfering with the 911 Center […]

  • Highway worker painting lines on road injured in hit-skip

    WADSWORTH, Ohio — A highway worker was hurt on Interstate 76 Wednesday morning in a hit-skip incident. According to Wadsworth police, it happened on Interstate 76 eastbound at the off-ramp to state Route 94. A blue 2007 to 2009 Chevrolet or GMC pick-up truck with ladder racks hit a construction worker while he was painting lines on the road at the exit. The truck has extended trailer mirrors, and the passenger side mirror was torn off by the impact. The […]

  • Star-Spangled Spectacular: Dazzling start to the holiday

    CLEVELAND — The 25th annual Star-Spangled Spectacular provided a dazzling start to the July 4th holiday in Cleveland. Over the years, the free event has drawn anywhere from 10 to 80 thousand people. This year, thousands of people travelled from across Northeast Ohio to Public Square Wednesday night to hear the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra perform patriotic songs and to watch the city skyline light up with a pyrotechnic extravaganza. Norma Janiak from Brooklyn Heights said she never misses the show. […]

  • Police in North Carolina investigate murder of woman from NE Ohio

    Police in North Carolina are investigating the murder of Margaret Daniels, 31. Authorities said she was found dead in her apartment over the weekend; there was no sign of forced entry and no foul play in the days before her murder. Daniels, who was from Lakewood, moved to Newton, North Carolina where she built a life as a high school educator. Known as Maggie to her friends, the avid runner and athlete also coached basketball for some time. Maggie’s friends […]