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

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    APL seizes dogs, turkeys and pig from Cleveland home

    CLEVELAND– Members of the Cleveland Animal Protective League seized animals from a house on the city’s west side Wednesday afternoon. A tipster called the APL about a large number of animals at a home near West 38th Street and Bailey Avenue. When they arrived, they found at least 200 animals living in poor conditions in the backyard. “We’ve never seen anything like this,” said Cleveland APL CEO Sharon Harvey. Officers removed dogs, chickens, pigeons, turkeys and a pig. They also […]

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    OSU president on attacks: ‘Our spirit was tested’

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Hundreds of students, faculty and staff gathered at St. John Arena on campus at The Ohio State University Tuesday night, still trying to process everything that happened during Monday’s attack. The event was organized to offer support and provide updates to Buckeye Nation on counseling availability as well as safety and security measures. During the 45-minute ceremony, OSU President Michael Drake addressed the crowd. He admitted, “Our spirit was tested,” but said OSU would move forward with […]

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    West side communities hit by rash of car thefts, break-ins

    BAY VILLAGE, Ohio – A crime spree that started over the summer has escalated in recent weeks across Bay Village According police, more than half a dozen vehicles have been stolen, with money, electronics and other items pilfered from about 45 other vehicles. The brazen thieves even ripped off a cellphone from inside a minivan on Thanksgiving afternoon. Officers say in the majority of the cases, the property was unlocked and/or unsecured, but neighbors worry that things could escalate given the […]

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    Not a dry eye in the studio during Dick Goddard’s final farewell

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — We all knew it would be emotional, but FOX 8 employees had a tough time keeping it together as Dick Goddard watched his peers deliver heartfelt presentations to the legendary meteorologist. Former FOX 8 News anchor Tim Taylor was up first.  “It was the greatest honor of my life, to sit next to you for all those years,” Taylor said, while choking back tears. Next, it was FOX 8 Sports anchor John Telich, who presented Mr. Goddard […]

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    Is Pope Francis the last pope before Armageddon?

    For centuries, church and prophecy scholars have studied the predictions of a 12th century Irish saint, but most laymen paid no attention until now. St. Malachy was known for accurately predicting events during his own lifetime and for countless miraculous healings; including the son of Scotland’s King David in 1140. But he also reportedly received a heavenly vision, the church calls a “personal revelation,” that identified the next 112 popes would lead the Catholic church before the end of time. […]

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    Frozen in time: Fox 8 goes inside the world’s leading cryopreservation facility

    SCOTTSDALE, AZ – In the heart of and heat of Grand Canyon country is a non-profit organization with futuristic plans which some consider controversial. But Max More, President & CEO of Alcor Life Extension Foundation says his company’s efforts are no different than other life-saving treatments and procedures from open heart surgery to CPR. “This is one of those ideas that takes a while to catch on, but it also took a while for IVF (in vitro fertilization) and anesthesia,” said […]

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    Westlake ‘miracle doctor’ credits vision from God for his success

    WESTLAKE, Ohio – A local physician gave up a successful surgical career after a vision from God. Dr. Issam Nemeh says, the message was “clear cut” telling him to change everything, which he did. He opened a small acupuncture practice on Center Ridge Road in Westlake and began holding large, free “healing” events at churches and arenas. Thousands travel from great distances to pray with Dr. Nemeh at these services. Many of them experience miraculous and unexplained healings. “Sometimes the healing […]

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    Celebrating Dick Goddard: Cherished Woollybear memories

    VERMILION-All month long we are celebrating our very own Dick Goddard, as he prepares to retire after more than 50 years in broadcasting. There is one event that Northeast Ohio looks forward to every year,  a festival near and dear to Dick Goddard’s heart. For the past  44 years, Dick Goddard has led the largest one-day festival in the country.   It started with a fundraising idea and an insect. Now, it’s become the largest one-day festival in the country. FOX […]

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    Ohio stem cell procedure offering hope to NFL players with multiple concussions

    CLEVELAND –  An experimental stem cell procedure is offering hope to NFL players who have suffered multiple concussions. “Using things that come out of my body to regenerate things and help me feel better it’s absolutely a no brainer,” said former NFL Superbowl Champ Matt Wilhelm. Wilhelm is the first former NFL player to undergo the treatment in Ohio to feel better and prevent Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE, which is caused by repeated concussions. The connection was discovered by Dr. […]

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    Inside an Exorcism Part II: ‘These creatures … they’re not human’

    PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania — After centuries of silence, the Catholic Church is revealing secrets about the sacramental rite exorcism to help combat dramatically increasing numbers of demonic manifestations and full-blown possessions; especially in the U.S., where numbers have quadrupled. “It’s a serious thing,” said Adam Blai, Peritus of Demonology and Exorcism for the Diocese of Pittsburgh. “You have thousands of people modeling what they see on TV … we’re trying to counter bad information.” Blai, who has a master’s degree in […]

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    Inside an Exorcism: Expert shares terrifying details

    PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania — After a dramatic spike in demonic manifestations and possessions around the world, and especially in the United States, a Peritus of Demonology and Exorcism from Pittsburgh shares terrifying and surreal details about what really happens inside a solemn exorcism. Adam Blai, who has a master’s degree in psychology, and is a former skeptic, says the truth is far more horrific. “These creatures,” said Adam, “They’re not human!” Blai now trains priests nationally and has participated in over 100 […]

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    Welcome home American League champs! Indians return to Cleveland

    CLEVELAND– Just hours after being crowned the ALCS champs, your Cleveland Indians returned to Cleveland. The team arrived at Cleveland Hopkins Airport just after midnight. The Tribe beat the Toronto Blue Jays in game 5 of the ALCS, 3-0 Wednesday night. Ryan Merritt started on the mound. He is just the second pitcher in MLB history to start a postseason game after making one regular-season start. Game 1 of the World Series is Oct. 25. You can watch every game of the World Series right here […]