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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

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    Dognapping: How you can prevent your pet from being stolen

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – It’s one of the fastest growing and cruelest crimes in the United States. An estimated 2 million pets are stolen each year. The American Kennel Club reports dognapping is up 32% with only a fraction of the animals being reunited with their owners. But now a new breed of special agents are helping change that trend by teaching people how to protect their pets; while also tracking down the thieves and rescuing stolen dogs. PetFBI is an online […]

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    Dognapping: What to know to keep your pet safe from this growing crime

      CLEVELAND, Ohio — They are tormenting “tails” of loss, as man’s best friend becomes a thief’s biggest target. If you think your dog is safe the experts say think again. Dognappers are prowling both the cities and suburbs, stealing people’s pets at an alarming rate. An estimated two million pets are stolen each year in the United States. That’s up 32 percent, according to the American Kennel Club. And the number of actual dogs stolen could be potentially much greater, because that statistic […]

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    Hundreds gather to remember slain Kent State University student

    KENT, Ohio–More than 200 people gathered on campus at Kent State University Tuesday night to remember and honor 18-year-old Nicholas Massa.  The young man from Westlake was tragically shot and killed Sunday after a home invasion off campus. Some friends and family members drove to Kent from Westlake while others gathered from across campus, including many members of the Greek community. “Everyone’s in shock no one can believe it,” said Brandon Gonos, a fraternity brother. According to Kent police, Nick was […]

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    Urban legend or satanic site? A look at “Satan’s Hollow”

    BLUE ASH, Ohio – You won’t find it on a map and can’t see it from the road, but beyond the woods and overgrowth in a quiet Blue Ash community some say, exists a portal to hell,nicknamed Satan’s Hollow. According to Urban Legend the old storm sewer was once used by Satanists as a location for rituals, including sacrificing animals and some claim humans. Although police have repeatedly and emphatically denied any known murders or sacrificial activities at the location. However two […]

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    Akron police warning residents about people posing as cops, convincing elderly to withdraw money

    AKRON, Ohio – The Akron Police Department is warning residents after two separate incidents occurred where people posed as fake cops and convinced the elderly to withdraw money. Police say the accused are calling residents and telling them that they should withdraw the money to help with a “covert” operation to catch criminals. Akron Cpt. Daniel Zampelli says, the first victim was an 85-year-old Akron area woman who received a call from the suspect, or suspects. “The individual claimed he was […]

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    Aliza Sherman’s friends feel indictment is step in right direction: ‘This is the beginning of getting justice for her’

    CLEVELAND – Nearly three years after the murder of a Cleveland Clinic nurse downtown, her divorce attorney is accused of making false statement to investigators. Aliza Sherman, 53, was stabbed repeatedly on March 24, 2013 at East 12th Street and Hamilton Avenue. No arrests have been made in her murder, but family and friends believe Gregory Moore’s indictment is a step in the right direction. “I believe this is the beginning of getting justice for her,” said Jan Lash. Lash […]

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    Summit County battling coyote issues

    SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio – Concerns over aggressive coyotes, after multiple pets have been attacked or killed, has now led to an investigation by lawmakers with wildlife experts. Monday night a 12-year-old “Shiba Inu” was nearly killed while in the backyard of her Macedonia home near Highland Road by two coyotes. The dog’s owner, who didn’t want to be identified, told Fox 8 News that “Misty” was on a leash when one coyote lunged at her throat, and another stood nearby.   The owner […]

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    Brunswick woman honored for saving neighbor’s life

    BRUNSWICK, Ohio – When the Baloun family got tickets to a Cavaliers basketball game, they expected to see LeBron James and his hardwood heroics, but before they ever made it to the arena their neighbor proved she’s the real MVP. Scott and Liz Baloun were getting ready to leave their home in Brunswick and drive to Cleveland for the game, with their two teenaged daughters when Scott collapsed on the kitchen floor. “I thought he was joking at first,” said Liz […]

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    Kent State fraternity wants action after foul graffiti painted inside home

    KENT, Ohio – Large spray-painted profanity and racist graffiti was discovered over the weekend at the Sigma Chi fraternity house; just off campus on East Main Street near Kent State University. Chapter President Jimmy Gross says it happened overnight Sunday while some members were away and others were sleeping upstairs. He says the perpetrators appear to have accessed the house through a basement window, which was discovered broken out with profane graffiti around it on the homes exterior. The graffiti, […]

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    Kent State professor under investigation for ISIS ties no stranger to controversy

    KENT, Ohio — A Kent State University professor is under investigation for possible terrorist ties, and it’s surfaced that he’s not a stranger of controversy. The FBI and Homeland Security are both investigating Julio Pino, an associate professor of history. Emily Mills, the editor of the Daily Kent Stater newspaper, said she’s been covering Pino for years. Most recently, she said one of the things he’s known for is shouting “death to Israel” during an Israeli diplomat’s lecture. In 2002, […]

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    Kent State professor being investigated for ISIS ties

    KENT, OH – A Kent State University associate professor is allegedly being investigated for reported ties to ISIS. Julio Pino, an associate history professor, is under investigation by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. According to, he has been under investigation for a year and a half, specifically by a joint terrorism task force. Faculty members as well as students have been interviewed. The published report also states that Pino has allegedly tried to recruit students to join ISIS. Emily Mills […]

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    Officials warning Cuyahoga County residents about coyotes in the area

    CUYAHOGA COUNTY – The Cleveland Metroparks are warning  residents about the coyotes that may live and hunt around the Cuyahoga County area. Recently,  a dog was killed in the Thousand Oaks area in Macedonia. While several other sightings have also been reported in Brook Park. Rangers say coyotes can be very fast and elusive, so anyone with small cats, dogs and children should be aware of how quickly they can move. Although they typically come out at night, they can […]