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
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    North Ridgeville man battling with his condo association over Trump sign

    NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio – A U.S. Army Veteran is now going to battle with his condo association over campaign signs on his property. “They sited it’s a violation of the sign code in the rules and regulations,” said Frank Kronen. The Donald Trump signs have been up since late February to early March, but a warning letter arrived Friday from The Cottages at Savannah Condominium Unit Owners Association telling Kronen to take down the signs by June 1st or face […]

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    Cleveland business owner upset after fourth car crashes into his office in just 18 months

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – For the fourth time in less than 18 months a vehicle has slammed into Andy Johnson’s business, RAC Incorporated, on Caine Ave in Cleveland. Garfield Heights police were chasing the car down E. 143rd Street Thursday when the driver crashed into the brick building and then fled on foot. “All the sudden we heard a giant boom,” said Johnson who was inside the warehouse at the time, “I’m like, oh man, again really?!” Johnson says over the […]

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    Cicada sightings on the rise with warmer temps

    SUMMIT COUNTY, OH –  The flowers are blooming here in northeast Ohio, and so are the bugs! After 17 years underground, the cicadas are emerging – especially in part of Summit and Portage counties. And while they should all be gone by the Fourth of July, it’s going to be a very “buggy” six weeks! See what Fox 8’s Suzanne Stratford found when she went out on cicada patrol. Got some great pictures  of the cicadas? Click here to upload […]

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    Westlake High School student being treated for potential Meningococcal disease

    WESTLAKE, Ohio – Westlake City School officials sent out a health warning Thursday afternoon to parents and students in the district after a high school student began treatment for a potential case of Meningococcal disease. The Cuyahoga Board of Health has also been notified and is working with the infected student’ family notifying anyone who might be at risk. Meningococcal disease is caused by the meningococcus bacteria and can be very serious or even fatal if left untreated. The contagious […]

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    See how you can find out who died in your house

    FAIRLAWN, Ohio – When renting or buying a home people are quick to question the costs, condition of the property, crime rate and school system, but there is another factor that can impact the bottom line. A violent death occurring inside of a house can reduce the property value by 25% according to real estate experts and often nearly double the time needed to sell it. “They’re considered stigmatized homes,” said Jeff Fox, a V.P. with Stouffer Reality in Fairlawn, […]

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    Hollywood returning to ghostly Mansfield Reformatory in a new public attraction

    MANSFIELD, Ohio – Hollywood is returning to the historic and notoriously haunted Ohio State Reformatory. Built in 1886, the Gothic stone building was used as a working prison for more than a century in Mansfield, with a legacy of murder and mayhem. “There was a lot of suffering,” said Paul Smith, Executive Director of The Historic Ohio State Reformatory. After being closed in 1990, due to inhumane conditions, multiple movies were filmed at the prison including “The Shawshank Redemption” and “Air Force […]

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    What are ‘shadow people’? Watch what happens when we look into creepy claims in Ohio town

    FREMONT, Ohio– They say in Sandusky County that the area is “alive” with history. Fox 8 News reporter Suzanne Stratford and videographer Doug Herrmann learned just how lively while shooting a report in downtown Fremont. They were investigating numerous claims of “shadow people” inside and near the historic county building, which once housed the sheriff’s family, old jail and sits above one of the nation’s last-standing dungeons; all of which is built upon the same land where a significant battle was […]

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    Couple accused of holding children captive, abusing them pleads guilty to some charges

    ASHTABULA COUNTY, Ohio– A couple accused of committing ghastly crimes against their adopted children pleaded guilty to multiple charges late Monday in Ashtabula County Common Pleas Court in Jefferson, Ohio. ReJeana Moss, 66, and her husband David Moss, 60, faced Judge Marianne Sezon more than a year after being indicted for the abuse inside their house of horrors in Dorset Township. Prosecutors said a developmentally delayed adult male, and two teenage girls were locked inside separate rooms with only a bed […]

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    ‘I’m truly blessed:’ Real-life Barbie says she’s a regular Ohio mom despite spending $500K on surgeries

    CINCINNATI, Ohio – Many little girls dream of living like Barbie; with the pink convertible, dream house and glamour pool, but that fantasy has become a reality for a suburban Cincinnati mom. Nannette Hammond says she was always fascinated with Barbie’s beauty growing up and now has taken steps to look like her childhood idol. The transformation began about 20 years ago when the petite mom in her early 40s had her first breast augmentation. “In my teenaged years I […]

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    Mother’s Day tribute to honor Aliza Sherman will also help families

    BEACHWOOD, Ohio– A very special Mother’s Day brunch will honor a beloved nurse who was murdered, while helping families struggling with infertility. Three years after Aliza Sherman was killed while going to meet her attorney in Cleveland, her family, friends and colleagues have planned an extraordinary tribute. Sunday, May 8, a brunch will be held at the Beachwood Cleveland Clinic building at 26900 Cedar Rd., that houses the fertility center, which Aliza considered a home away from home. “It was truly […]

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    Trapped! Fox 8 team takes on the latest entertainment trend

    CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH – It’s a growing trend that has landed in northeast Ohio. They’re called “Escape Room” adventures and are one of the fastest growing entertainment trends here in the United States and abroad, attracting a variety of people including professional football players, families, friends, co-workers and even high school students. The local version of this is called Trapped, and it’s in Cleveland Heights. So how hard is it to escape? Fox 8 gathered a specially chosen team of […]

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    Dover police search for missing pregnant woman

    DOVER, Ohio–The Dover Police Department, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the FBI are looking for a missing pregnant woman. Patrona Laynez Raymundo, 22, was last seen leaving her home on North Tuscarawas Avenue at 8 a.m. Monday wearing a  black hooded sweatshirt and green leggings. Her boyfriend told police she was going for a walk, possibly to the store. Monday night around 6 p.m. the boyfriend called police after receiving a strange text message from a person claiming to […]