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
  • Aliza Sherman family, friends continue crusade for justice 4 years after murder

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Family and friends of Aliza Sherman continue their crusade for justice, four years after the loving mother and nurse was brutally stabbed to death in broad daylight. Friday night, more than a dozen people once again gathered at E. 12th and Hamilton Ave in downtown Cleveland as they have every year on the anniversary. “It’s horrible; it’s terrible, but for her we get up and come for her. We continue to be her voice and fight for […]

  • Emergency ordinance over Q renovation met with opposition

    CLEVELAND — It’s now Cleveland City Council’s turn to take up the controversial proposed plan to renovate Quicken Loans Arena. Labor workers have already spoken in favor of the plan and the possibility of new jobs; while many citizens have protested it and say the money could be better spent on infrastructure and security. Currently, Cuyahoga County Council is considering their part in the plan which would include contributing $16 million from a reserve fund. Destination Cleveland would also kick in […]

  • Western counties the first to feel the brunt of the March snowstorm

    OTTAWA COUNTY, Ohio  – Brutal gusting winds began barreling across Lake Erie Monday night, rapidly icing over trees, rocks and everything else along the shoreline in Erie and Ottawa counties. They were first to feel the brunt of the winter storm as the legendary snow machine started cranking around dinner time. Route 2 and I-90 were quickly coated with snow and ice causing driving conditions to steadily deteriorate, but the Ohio Department of Transportation salt and plow trucks were also […]

  • Dozens remember kindness of Medina pregnant woman killed in murder-suicide

    MEDINA, Ohio– More than 100 friends and family members of Julia Young braved bitterly-cold weather Friday night; gathering at Medina’s historic gazebo for a candlelight vigil. The 36-year-old single mother was found Monday inside of her home on Red Oak Circle. She was apparent victim of a murder-suicide. While police are still investigating Julia’s connection to the shooter, loved ones chose to honor her memory and legacy of love. Despite the large crowd, it seemed everyone in attendance had a […]

  • 11-year-old boy hurt after being struck by tree in Elyria

    ELYRIA- An Elyria school student was struck by a fallen tree Wednesday afternoon while on the property of Ely Elementary. The 11-year-old boy didn’t attend the elementary school but was walking across the grounds from a nearby school when strong winds brought the tree down. Very scary and very unusual…everything happened so quick,“ said Principal Jack Dibe, Ely Elementary, “A couple of the kids  were screaming that one of the students was trapped under there.” The massive oak which came crashing […]

  • Lorain police officer who befriended dying child receives heartfelt commendation

    LORAIN, Ohio – A Lorain police officer received a public commendation for going above and beyond the call of duty: caring for a sick child and his family. Patrolman Jesse Perkins was honored by Councilman Angel Arroyo and the boy’s family at Monday night’s council meeting. “If it wasn’t for Officer Perkins or Angel I don’t know what we would’ve done,” said Isabelle Velez, whose 10-year-old “nephew” Josue Massas recently passed away after years spent battling Neuroblastoma. Officer Perkins met the […]

  • Suspects in Euclid carjacking, Lyndhurst bank robbery wanted for 9 other robberies

    LYNDHURST, Ohio– The Cleveland Division of the FBI says it needs the public’s help to get a trio of serial bank robbers into custody. “They’re going from bank to bank,” said FBI Special Agent Vicki Anderson, “They’re very brazen.” Three men held up the Fifth Third Bank on Cedar Road in Lyndhurst on Monday. The FBI said they passed a demand note to the teller and indicated they had a weapon. “They’re yelling and their demands are getting more aggressive,” said […]

  • Two officers injured during traffic stop, crash in Brooklyn

    BROOKLYN, Ohio–  Two police officers were injured during a traffic stop and crash in Brooklyn Friday afternoon around 2 p.m. Officers pulled over a van they recognized from a previous theft case and then realized the driver was 34-year-old Thomas LaForce. According to police, LaForce has active warrants and an extensive criminal history; including aggravated robbery and grand theft, but as an officer tried to remove LaForce from the vehicle he sped away on Ridge Rd. A witness tells Fox […]

  • Victims’ advocates warning about new ‘Benadryl Cocktail’ rape drug

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Sexual predators have used a number of drugs to attack their victims. Now predators have begun using a common over the counter medicine to incapacitate both adults and children, prompting a warning from victims advocates. It’s called the “Benadryl Cocktail” says Teresa Stafford, Senior Director of Victims Services and Outreach at the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center. The liquid version of the popular allergy medicine is slipped into drinks and then given to the unsuspecting victims. Sometimes done […]

  • Beachwood JCC among centers receiving anti-Semitic threats

    BEACHWOOD, Ohio – A “deeply disturbing” wave of anti-Semitic threats and attacks continued Monday morning with bomb threats called into nearly a dozen Jewish Community Centers across the country, including the Mandel Center in Beachwood. Police responded around 11:17 a.m. and determined the threat wasn’t credible and the facility was cleared, but the incident was still alarming given what’s been happening in recent weeks across the country. “We have seen an unprecedented number of hate incidents, intimidation harassment and assaults,” […]

  • Crews fixing gas leaks at apartment complex after deadly explosion in Medina

    MEDINA, Ohio– Crews are going building to building and apartment to apartment at the Medina Village Apartments Wednesday checking for gas leaks after a deadly fire last week. Medina Fire Chief Robert Painter told FOX 8 News, at around 10 a.m. someone called the fire department about a smell of gas. Columbia Gas was also contacted. According to Painter, gas leaks were found in 6 of the 8 units in one building as well as multiple other units in other buildings. It was […]

  • Northeast Ohio mom who lost daughter hears her little girl’s heart beating in another child

    CLEVELAND, Ohio– A Cleveland mom meets the child who received her daughter’s heart. It happened just in time for Valentine’s Day, which is also National Organ Donation Day. “I always say two beautiful girls, one beating heart,” said Amber Travaglio. Seven-year-old Melody was a healthy, loving little girl who enjoyed playing with her little brother, Vinnie, fostering animals and knitting hats for NICU babies. “She was obsessed with knitting,” said Amber. “She was special.” July 7, 2015, Melody suffered an […]