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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    Suspect in Elyria attempted abduction spotted acting suspiciously twice before

    ELYRIA, Ohio– The Elyria City School District issued a safety alert to parents after a two female high school students said a man approached them and demanded they “get in his car” while exposing himself. According to Elyria police, it happened Wednesday at about 8:45 a.m. as the girls were walking east across the 3rd Street bridge. The  suspect was driving a golden or tan SUV with stickers on the back and a busted out rear passenger side window. “It’s a very […]

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    Parma City Schools announce ‘difficult decisions’ in light of budget crisis

    PARMA, OH – Parma City School leaders are being forced to make difficult decisions that they say will “negatively impact” the entire district including closing school buildings. And they announced them Monday night. How the district got into the situation is unclear.Some board members pointed to the previous administration and state auditor’s office, but the “who” will take time to figure out and they are under tight deadline. Superintendent Carl Hilling says they thought they had a surplus, but learned in May they were […]

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    Streetsboro police arrest woman for OVI twice in 6 hours

    STREETSBORO, Ohio– A Ravenna woman is facing charges for operating a vehicle under the influence after officers pulled her over twice in the same day. Streetsboro police received a call about an erratic driver at about 9:25 a.m. Tuesday. Officers found the car on state Route 43 near state Route 14. “In 21 years, I don’t recall anyone ever being arrested twice in the same day for OVI,” said Streetsboro Lt. Patricia Wain. The driver, Dawn Kvasnicka, 48, of Ravenna, was given […]

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    Officers from across country pay respects to fallen Trooper Kenneth Velez

    ELYRIA, Ohio– Law enforcement officers traveled from Canada and 29 states, including New York, Louisiana, Utah, Michigan, North Carolina and Kentucky, to Lorain County Wednesday to pay their respects to fallen Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Kenneth Velez. The 48-year-old father of three was struck and killed by a vehicle along Interstate 90 west on Sept. 15 while working traffic enforcement. Calling hours were held inside the Lorain County Community College Ewing Center in Elyria, where rows of cruisers were […]

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    Cleveland City Council continues to debate “Don King Way”

    CLEVELAND – A proposed ordinance to rename a portion of Cedar Avenue after legendary boxing promoter Don King is drawing criticism and making headlines around the world. “This ordinance has brought shame and embarrassment to the city of Cleveland,” said Councilman Zach Reed before city council Monday night. The ordinance was first proposed in the spring, but reintroduced in August with one controversial change. Originally, a part of Shaker Boulevard was going to be designated “Don King Way”, right in front […]

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    Sea of blue: Showing support for son of fallen trooper

    AMHERST, Ohio– Almost immediately after learning Trooper Kenneth Velez had passed away, students at his son’s high school began planning a tribute to the fallen officer. The Steele Comets’ colors are green and gold, but Friday night, their color was blue– a sea of blue to show strong support for Velez’s 15-year-old son, Christian, as he took the field. After learning of his father’s death, the varsity linebacker tweeted, “Rest In Peace Dad I know you’ll always be right there watching over me.” […]

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    ‘This is a tragedy:’ Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper remembered after being struck on I-90

    CLEVELAND – Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper Kenneth Velez, 48, was killed after being struck during a traffic stop on Thursday afternoon. Velez was conducting a stop when he was hit while outside of his patrol car on I-90 westbound near the Warren Road exit. “This is a tragedy for the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Department of Public Safety,” Ohio State Highway Patrol Superintendent Colonel Paul Pride said. “Our prayers go out to the Velez family during this difficult time.” “I’m […]

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    Cleveland City Council to review plan to rename portion of Cedar Avenue ‘Don King Way’

    CLEVELAND, Ohio- Plans to rename a portion of Cedar Avenue Don King Way after the famous boxing promoter, who was born and raised in the city have been halted for further review by Cleveland City Council. Long before King became famous internationally for his huge sporting events and trademark hair, he ran a gambling operation and in 1966 he stomped a man to death on Cedar because he owed him $600. King served 4 years in prison on a reduced charge […]

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    Suspect named as investigation into abduction, bodies found in Ashland and Richland County unfolds

    ASHLAND, Ohio– An urgent 911 call from a woman, claiming she was being held hostage inside of an Ashland home has led to gruesome discoveries at properties in both Ashland and Richland counties. Ashland Chief of Police David Marcelli confirmed at a press conference Tuesday afternoon that the woman had escaped from the home around 6:40 a.m. and called police. Inside the house on Covert Court, they found the remains of two other people. Shawn Grate, 40,  has been officially […]

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    Local UFC fans ready for Stipe Miocic to bring another championship to Cleveland

    CLEVELAND – Fans are fired up, limousine companies are booked solid and bars are bracing for big crowds Saturday in downtown Cleveland as UFC takes over Quicken Loans Arena. There is a stacked fight card, including local firefighter and heavyweight champion of the world Stipe Miocic, who will be defending his title. “Yeah it’s pretty exciting. I mean it’s the UFC’s first time in Cleveland,” said Sean O’Donnell, general manager of Flannery’s Pub on E. 4th St. He says people […]

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    New use of force policies being proposed for the Cleveland Police Department

    CLEVELAND – The Consent Decree Monitoring Team has released their new Use of Force Policies proposal for the Cleveland Police Department. They were developed over the past year in response to several controversial officer-involved shootings and allegations of police brutality within the force that led to the city entering into a Consent Decree with the U.S. Department of Justice. CLICK HERE to read more about the new use of force policy. “The City of Cleveland is fully committed to implementing the […]

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    Akron Humane Society to hold adoption event after rescue of 56 mini schnauzers

    TWINSBURG, Ohio– The PAWSibilities Humane Society of Greater Akron is looking for homes for 56 recently-rescued pure bred miniature schnauzers. A breeder who was unable to care for the dogs surrendered the animals, which range in age from 1 to 14 years. Some of them are already available for adoption, while others need more medical treatment. However, PAWSibilities President & CEO Diane Johnson says, none of the animals suffered any neglect or cruelty and all are undergoing thorough personality assessments and being […]