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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


Recent Articles
  • Freak of nature or system failure? Bay Village residents look for flooding answers

    BAY VILLAGE, Ohio– Dozens of tired, frustrated, flood victims took a break from cleaning up their homes to attend the Bay Village City Council meeting Monday night and express their concerns and anger over what happened this past week. Well over 400 residents reported flooding since last Tuesday and it’s believed others also had water, but haven’t called the city yet. Mounds of soaked belongings have been piled up outside of homes across town with a growing mountain of damaged […]

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    Kirtland police warn residents after black bear spotted

    KIRTLAND, Ohio – Kirtland Police posted a warning to residents to watch out for a black bear in the area after one was spotted by a homeowner near the Holden Arboretum. The bear was reportedly young; weighing approximately 100 to 150 pounds. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife says black bear sightings aren’t unusual in Northeast Ohio; with 73 reported last year and 30 so far this year. According to ODNR the black bears are generally young […]

  • Local councilman upset about residents being banned from swimming at Euclid Beach

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – The decision to close Euclid Beach and Villa Angela has upset some swimmers and at least one councilman. Councilman Mike Polensek said Wednesday that voters in his ward have been calling to complain about the new ordinance that designated the area as “No Swimming-No Body Contact with Water” location. “This is an absolutely absurd policy,” said Polensek. But Cleveland Metroparks Chief Operating Officer Joe Roszak says they decided to close the beaches and keep people out of […]

  • Don’t even touch the water: Warnings posted at Euclid Beach

    CLEVELAND– Swimming at a popular public beach along Lake Erie is now off-limits because of what was found beneath the water. Signs have been posted at Euclid Beach and Villa Angela designating it as a “No Swimming-No Body Contact with Water” location. Cleveland Metroparks Chief Operating Officer Joe Roszak said the order goes into effect June 18 but people are already being warned to stay out of the water. A hazardous debris field was located on the lake’s floor in […]

  • Sainthood for the original owner of Ohio’s ‘Miracle House’?

    New information tonight on a story that drew national attention. People from around the world flocked to a Canton home in hopes of being healed. Now, there may be evidence that what’s happening there is truly miraculous. Suzanne Stratford has details in the video above. *CLICK HERE for Suzanne’s past reports on Ohio’s ‘Miracle House’* *CLICK HERE to read more about Rhoda Wise, including scheduling a visit to the home*

  • Photos: Storms hit NE Ohio, leave behind flooding, damage

    Severe weather hit Northeast Ohio on Friday, leaving flooding in spots on State Rd. and Brookpark in Parma. In Massillon, trees fell on two different homes. **Click here for info on how to download our new Weather App** If it’s safe to do so, share your weather photos with us. You can click the ‘submit photo’ button below or send them to tips@fox8.com. (Please be sure to include the location.)

  • Masked men armed with hammer, gun force way into elderly couple’s home

    CHIPPEWA TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Authorities say two masked men forced their way into a Chippewa Township home and demanded money from two older residents around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Cpt. Doug Hunter with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office said the young male suspects were wearing dark clothing, masks and gloves, while also brandishing weapons. They entered the house in the 12000 block of Black Diamond Rd by smashing a sliding glass door. “One was armed with a handgun and the other […]

  • Enough is enough: Group comes up with plan of action after bullets hit home in Montville Twp.

    MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP, Ohio– It was standing-room only at a meeting in Montville Township Tuesday night, after errant bullets were once again fired into their neighborhood. A group of people calling themselves “MontvilleFiresBack” came to the meeting with a list of their concerns and an action plan. Eric Stasiowski spoke on behalf of the group since his house on Parnham Drive was most recently grazed by a round from an AK-47 last Wednesday night around 8:30 p.m. “Children were playing less […]

  • Bullets fly into Montville home, nearly striking several children

    MONTVILLE TWP, Ohio – For the second time in two and a half years, a quiet Medina County neighborhood is rocked by random gunfire with bullets whizzing past their homes and children. Eric Stasiowski says dozens of kids were playing outside on Parnham Drive in Montville Township Wednesday night around 8:30 p.m. when they heard and saw the bullets. Eric was sitting on his back porch when his house was grazed by one of the rounds and he called 911. […]

  • Arrest made, two puppies recovered months after Christmas home invasion

    WAYNE COUNTY, Ohio – At least one person has been arrested and two puppies found months after a Christmas home invasion in Doylestown. Nick Petit and his girlfriend were awoken early in the morning that day by three armed intruders who ransacked the home, struck his girlfriend and pistol whipped him: breaking his jaw, eye socket, nose and two teeth. He says the painful physical wounds were nothing compared to the agony they felt when the attackers stole their 4 […]

  • Special event honors slain nurse’s legacy

    BENTLEYVILLE, Ohio – More than two years after a well-respected and much loved labor and delivery nurse was brutally murdered, family and friends gathered for a special BBQ to honor her legacy of love and generosity. The cookout was held at the South Chagrin Reservation in Bentleyville not far from where a memorial bench was recently dedicated on Mother’s Day for Aliza Sherman. Aliza was stabbed to death after meeting with her divorce attorney in downtown Cleveland on a Sunday […]

  • Experts warning people and pets to be cautious of ticks this summer

    CONCORD, Ohio – A surge in the tick population across Northeast Ohio has experts warning both people and their pets to be extra careful this year. Dr. Joel Percival, at Big Creek Veterinary Hospital in Concord says 15 years ago they might have seen one pet all summer exposed to a tick, but now they see multiple animals or more each week. “They weren’t too bad for a long time,” said Dr. Percival. “But there’s a lot more wildlife around […]