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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

Recent Articles
  • Kent State community comforted by athlete’s final tweet after unexpected death

    KENT, Ohio — A Kent State University student-athlete died unexpectedly from what was believed to be an undetermined medical issue, the university said Wednesday. Golden Flashes coaches and players became concerned when Jason Bitsko, 21, didn’t show up for practice Wednesday morning shortly before 9 a.m. Officials say a roommate found Jason unresponsive lying in his bed. “He had passed away overnight,” said Eric Mansfield, KSU spokesperson. ”It was a complete shock that no one saw coming.” Bitsko was a […]

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    Man charged in heroin death of Chardon victim’s father

    CHARDON, Ohio–For the first time in Geauga County, an alleged drug dealer will face charges in connection with another man’s death. A grand jury indicted Chad Riffett, 37, of Chardon on charges of involuntary manslaughter, corrupting another with drugs and trafficking drugs. Monday, Riffett was arraigned and pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors said the victim, Russell King, Sr., 48, died from an acute intoxication of heroin, purchased from Riffett. “The defendant purchased heroin from a supplier and then brought the heroin […]

  • Thieves target houses of worship in Cleveland Heights

    CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio– Police are looking for the person or people responsible for multiple break-ins at local churches, temples and synagogues. Police said from August 8-August 13 houses of worship, of various denominations, across the city were targeted. Some were attempted break-ins, but officers said in others, the thieves successfully rummaged through and ransacked the properties. Some of the burglarized buildings include Cedar Hill Baptist Church, Church of the Master and Fairmount Presbyterian. Police said none of the churches or […]

  • Vigil in Cleveland to remember Michael Brown 8/14/14

    Rally for justice and peace: Michael Brown remembered in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND — A large crowd gathered in downtown Cleveland Thursday night to remember 18-year-old Michael Brown– an unarmed, 18-year-old, African American man, shot and killed in Missouri over the weekend. Similar rallies and marches were organized in more than 100 cities across the country– from Washington, D.C. to New York City, and in Ferguson, Missouri– where Brown was killed by a police officer. Police say the teen assaulted the officer and during a struggle, the teen reached for the officer’s […]

  • Terrifying break-in: Child, grandmother held at gunpoint inside home

    AKRON, Ohio — A grandmother and her six-year-old grandson were robbed and held at gunpoint inside of a home on Crestview Ave. in Akron. According to police, the woman was in her bedroom around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday when a man entered the room with a gun and forced her to put a pillow over her face. Two other male suspects were also inside of the house. Police said they made the small child get into bed with his grandmother and […]

  • Sword-wielding sex offender sentenced to 28 years in prison

    CLEVELAND — A sword-wielding, violent predator, accused of inflicting unthinkable acts of cruelty on adults, children and pets, was sentenced Tuesday. Amauris Zaiter, 39, of Cleveland was sentenced to 28 and ½ years in prison after pleading guilty to more than 80 charges in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. Before being arrested, prosecutors said Zaiter lived near a school on Montclair Ave. in Cleveland with his girlfriend. According to Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor and Director of the Ohio Internet Crimes […]

  • Fit for a king: Akron all set for LeBron’s huge welcome home party

    AKRON, Ohio — The “Rubber Capital of the World” was bouncing and buzzing with excitement the night before the official LeBron James welcome home party. A pristine and quiet InfoCision Stadium was locked up tightly Thursday night on the campus of the University of Akron. But Friday, the 30,000-seat stadium will be filled to capacity with Cleveland Cavaliers fans. Many King James devotees and Cavs supporters say they’ve been counting down the days since Number 23 announced he was returning. […]

  • Gas tank tampering latest attack on Cleveland fire station

    CLEVELAND — For the fourth time this year, a Cleveland fire station has been targeted for attack. The Cleveland Police Scientific Investigations Unit and Cleveland Fire Department Arson Unit are investigating a situation involving vehicles in the fenced-in, private parking lot of Fire Station 30, located at 10225 St. Clair. The fuel tanks on both a city-owned van and a firefighter’s personal vehicle were tampered with early Tuesday morning. Firefighters Union Local 93 President Frank Szabo said, “The gas tanks […]

  • Police looking for suspects throwing huge rocks at moving cars in Elyria

    ELYRIA, Ohio — Elyria police are looking for a group of juveniles or possibly young adults accused of throwing rocks at moving cars. Officers aren’t sure how many vehicles may have been hit by the rocks, but there are definitely two victims from Sunday night. The first incident happened at 6:15 p.m. A man who asked to be identified only as “Mark” said he was driving home from a friend’s house and travelling on Fuller Rd. when he heard extremely […]

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    State of emergency declared for NW Ohio counties over water contamination

    About 400,000 people in and around Ohio's fourth-largest city are being warned not to drink or use its water after tests revealed the presence of a toxin possibly related to algae on Lake Erie.

  • Ed FitzGerald speaks out on what he calls ‘dirty politics’

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Democratic gubernatorial challenger and Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald denied having an inappropriate relationship with a woman from Ireland, and accused Republicans of dirty politics at a press conference in Columbus Friday. The event was planned so that FitzGerald could celebrate the FOP endorsing him for the fall election, but instead he used the time to discuss an incident from October 2012. FitzGerald said, “They have chosen this moment in the campaign to try to inject a […]

  • 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 […]