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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
  • Bill Cosby fills Sandusky State Theatre, receives standing ovation

    SANDUSKY, Ohio- Security was tight both outside and inside the historic State Theatre in downtown Sandusky Friday night as scores of fans filed in to see comedian Bill Cosby. Despite the current controversy surrounding the 77-year-old, nearly every seat was filled for the performance and he received a standing ovation when he stepped out on stage. “I base my opinions on a lifetime of great work,” said Tyrone Wicks, “Not upon the allegations of some people 30-40 years later.” More […]

  • ‘The half front of the car was missing': Man stops to help save woman from burning car on Shoreway

    CLEVELAND, Ohio- He works at a local hospital, but turned into a life-saver during the morning rush. Suzanne Stratford sat down with the local man who knew he had to do something to save a fellow driver from her burning car. Watch the video above for more.

  • Apartment building on Detroit Avenue in Cleveland. Courtesy Fox 8.

    Three children, three adults exposed to carbon monoxide in town homes

    CLEVELAND – According to Cleveland EMS, three children and three adults were transported to an area hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning in the Neal Terrace town homes on Detroit Avenue in Cleveland. A mother called 911 and said that her children were sick and she wasn’t feeling well, according to Cleveland acting Assistant Fire Chief Greg Glauner. A second unit was also evacuated and all six people were transported to MetroHealth Medical Center and are in stable condition. According to the fire […]

  • More than 100 people gather at candlelight vigil to remember murdered elderly couple

    STRASBURG – A candlelight vigil was held Friday night for an elderly couple found murdered inside their burned-out car. More than 100 friends, family and complete strangers gathered near the couple’s house on Bodmer Ave., in Strasburg around 6 p.m. for a moment of silence, several hugs and then the singing of Amazing Grace. Doyle Chumney, 88, and his wife Lillian Chumney, 79, were reported missing Wednesday and their house found ransacked. Thursday, a tip to the Coshocton County Sheriff’s […]

  • Doyle and Lillian Chumney (Photo courtesy Ohio Attorney General's Office)

    Authorities investigating after bodies of missing elderly couple found in car

    BAKERSVILLE, Ohio- Police confirmed the bodies of a missing elderly couple were found Thursday inside their burned-out car about 15-20 miles from their home in Tuscarawas County. The car belonging to Doyle and Lillian Chumney was located earlier Thursday on County Road 244 in Bakersville. The car was found about a half-mile up the desolate dirt road.   The Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office said Doyle, 88, and Lillian, 79, were last heard from at about 11 p.m. Tuesday. The couple was supposed […]

  • Canton parents react to restructuring of Timken and McKinley schools at community meeting

    The slogan is “One Community, One School,” but some families in the Canton school district say a plan currently being proposed is unfair and unnecessary. “I went here for a reason,” said student Mason Gibbs, “You’re ripping kids dreams away and it’s not right.” District leaders held the first of two public meetings to address community concerns Wednesday night at Timken High School. It was standing room only as thousands of parents, students and alumni filled the auditorium; where Superintendent […]

  • Man with gun tries to abduct woman from Akron bus stop

    AKRON, Ohio- An Akron woman told police a man tried to abduct her at gunpoint Monday morning. It happened while the 37-year-old woman was waiting for the bus at Inman Street and 5th Avenue. She told FOX 8 she thought he was waiting for the bus as well. Akron police said a man wearing a black mask pointed a gun at the victim and grabbed her neck. He tried to force her across the street and into a wooded area, […]

  • ‘We’re trying to unite everybody': Sea of Blue rally grows into national movement

    CLEVELAND- What started as an effort to support Cleveland police officers has grown into a national movement. Brooklyn dispatcher Mary Jo Graves said she originally organized the ‘Sea of Blue’ rally because she was tired of anti-police rhetoric and protests, and she wanted a way to honor her friends and co-workers. But the event turned into something much bigger, with over 5,000 people attending the rally in downtown Cleveland on December 27. “It was awesome; it was an awesome feeling,” […]

  • Authorities respond to numerous fights involving juveniles at Valley View Cinemark on 1/2/15

    Police: Nearly 300 juveniles involved in fights at Valley View Cinemark

    VALLEY VIEW, Ohio-  About 200-300 boys and girls were involved in numerous fights at Valley View Cinemark Friday night, according to Valley View Police Chief Matthew March. It started with a disturbance inside the theater. Witnesses said they were watching ‘The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death’ when it happened. The theater stopped the movie and asked the juveniles to leave. They let the movies run that were already in progress; everything else was stopped for the rest of […]

  • Tamir Rice
Photo Credit: Timothy Kucharski

    Cleveland hands Tamir Rice investigation over to Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department

    CLEVELAND- The investigation into the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice is now in the hands of the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department. Rice was shot by a Cleveland police officer on Nov. 22 while at the Cudell Recreation Center. Officers were responding to a call of a male pointing a gun at people. Rice was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he died the next day. Police later learned the gun was airsoft. “This decision to turn the investigation over […]

  • Family tries to solve mystery after bag of Christmas presents left on their porch

    LORAIN, Ohio– Did Santa get the wrong address?! A Lorain family is trying to solve a holiday mystery after they found a bundle of presents on Christmas Eve that were clearly meant for someone else. At first Brandon Clark said, “I thought it was a bag of garbage.” The young father discovered the large bag on his front porch and wondered why someone would dump trash near his home. He was about to throw the bag away when he realized […]

  • Pilot killed in Ottawa County plane crash identified

    PORT CLINTON, Ohio- Local and federal investigators remained on the scene of a fatal plane crash in Ottawa County well into the evening hours Monday night. The Piper Apache crashed near S.R. 163 near S.R. 53 in Port Clinton around 3 p.m., landing less than 100 yards from multiple homes, businesses and traffic. Sylvia Hudec was working across the street at Frank Sales Television & Appliance store. “There were ambulances and everything,” said Sylvia. “It scared me right out of […]