Suzanne Stratford


Suzanne is a general assignment, and special projects reporter who has won 4 Emmy's 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 televion show based on children and thier stories of reincarnation. The show is called "The Ghost Inside My Child " on the Biography Channel.

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 weathercaster.

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

  • Little Girl Chooses Giving Back Over Birthday Gifts

    Posted on: 10:48 pm, April 8, 2014, by

    GARRETTSVILLE, Ohio– A community foodbank that was devastated by a fire gets an unexpected gift from a young girl celebrating...
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  • Police: Theft Suspect Using Coin Machine to Cash in

    Posted on: 10:52 pm, April 3, 2014, by

    NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio– A counterfeit crime spree seems to have targeted several communities in Northeast Ohio. But police said instead...
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    (Suspect photo from North Royalton police)
  • Behind the Viral Proposal: Couple Shares Fiery Romance

    Posted on: 11:35 pm, March 25, 2014, by

    GREENTOWN, Ohio–A northeast Ohio firefighter executes a five-alarm marriage proposal. Greentown firefighter, Justin Deierling, 31, surprised his girlfriend, Megan Zahorec,...
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  • Need a Ride? DD Sevice Drives Clients Around in Own Car

    Posted on: 11:03 pm, March 14, 2014, by , updated on: 11:10pm, March 14, 2014

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — St. Patrick’s Day partiers who are having trouble finding a designated driver can now hire one. “They...
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  • Chunk of I-77 Closed: Major Construction Project Begins

    Posted on: 10:13 pm, March 14, 2014, by , updated on: 05:33pm, March 15, 2014

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Attention all drivers: a major construction project along I-77 has begun, meaning a large chunk of the...
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  • Ready for Reality: NE Ohio Prepared for March Snowstorm

    Posted on: 10:20 pm, March 11, 2014, by , updated on: 07:24am, March 12, 2014

    CLEVELAND, Ohio–Just when you thought it was safe to venture outdoors and say adios to “old man winter,” a winter...
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  • What Really Happened? Shooting Re-enactment May be Helpful

    Posted on: 10:28 pm, March 7, 2014, by , updated on: 10:20am, March 8, 2014

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio–A three-block radius around Cuyahoga County prosecutors are organizing it. The deadly police-officer involved shooting that happened at...
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    Heritage Middle School in East Cleveland near Terrace and Lee Roads was blocked this morning for a large scale law enforcement re-creation..
  • Man Saw ‘Debris Falling from Sky’ After House Explosion

    Posted on: 12:53 pm, March 6, 2014, by , , and , updated on: 05:27pm, March 6, 2014

    CLEVELAND — A house on Sandusky and Clarebird Ave. in Cleveland was destroyed during an explosion Thursday afternoon. Cleveland police...
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  • Witness Rushes to Help Man Shot in Home Depot Parking Lot

    Posted on: 10:36 pm, March 4, 2014, by

    NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio–A shooting in the parking lot of Home Depot in the Great Northern Shopping Center on Brookpark Road...
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  • Police: Couple Targeted Responding to Craigslist Ad

    Posted on: 10:28 pm, March 3, 2014, by

    AKRON,Ohio-Akron police issued a warning after a local couple was robbed at gunpoint while answering a Craigslist ad. It happened...
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  • Cleveland Schools Budget Plan Leads to Controversy

    Posted on: 12:10 am, February 26, 2014, by

    CLEVELAND– Tuesday night, hundreds of teachers and school officials went head-to-head at Buhrer Elementary School on the city’s west side....
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  • Communities Deal with Flooding, Several Roads Closed

    Posted on: 4:44 pm, February 21, 2014, by , and , updated on: 10:55pm, February 21, 2014

    Several areas are experiencing higher than normal water levels due to flooding, causing voluntary evacuations and several road closures. Flood...
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    Willoughby (Fox 8 Viewer Jim Tellep)