Suzanne is a general and special assignment reporter who has won 6 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 sharing 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 an ultra-marathon runner who enjoys reading, painting and most of all- spending time with her family, friends and puppies.

You can reach Suzanne at 216-401-7089

Recent Articles
  • Ohio state senator resigns over ‘inappropriate conduct’

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – While Hollywood faces widespread sexual assault and harassment allegations, closer to home, an Ohio state senator has resigned over “inappropriate conduct.” Veteran lawmaker Cliff Hite (R., Findley) abruptly gave up his state senate seat Monday night. In a statement released on Twitter Tuesday the 63-year-old former teacher cited “failing health” and a “mistake in judgement” for his immediate departure. Statements from Cliff and Diane Hite. — Cliff Hite (@Cliff_Hite) October 18, 2017 He said in part, […]

  • A Halloween yard display from a galaxy far, far away lands in Parma

    PARMA, Ohio – One man’s quest for the ultimate Halloween decor has led to an “out of this world” yard display that has people talking from France to the UK and all across Ohio. Pictures of the structure almost immediately went viral after it was erected on Luelda Avenue in Parma last week. Cars line up in front of the home day and night. “It’s pretty constant, it’s a parade down my street all day,” said Nick Meyer. Meyer and […]

  • Military family members, veterans burn NFL gear in response to anthem kneeling

    MAHONING COUNTY, Ohio–  In response to the national anthem protests, dozens of military family members and veterans held a fiery counter protest Sunday at American Legion Post 15 in Mahoning County; although, not everyone involved belongs to the Poland post. They’re upset over some NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem, while other players have been forbidden from honoring fallen officers and 9/11 victims. “To see people disrespect the flag, that people who fought and died and my […]

  • Mentor Taco Bell heavily damaged after vehicle drives through window

    MENTOR, Ohio – People often joke about “making a run for the border” after partying, but an intoxicated man in Mentor rammed his car through a Taco Bell. Investigators say, it happened late Sunday night as the Mentor Avenue store was closing down the dining room. 33-year-old Troy Phillips and a female had been fighting inside the restaurant and were then in the parking lot arguing. Lt. Mike Majernik says the female tried to leave, but as she sat behind […]

  • Suspect in Barberton active shooter situation in custody after gunfire exchange with police

    BARBERTON, Ohio – Police report that they have a suspect in custody in Barberton in what was described as an “active situation” in that town this evening. Police responded to reports at around 7:30 p.m. that there was an armed man at the Barber Road Storage Unit on Barber Road. Police say that David Michael Havrilek, 41, of Akron fired at the police who then fired back. Havrilek was stuck  by bullets during the exchange. He was taken to Akron General […]

  • Rock Hall on Petty’s passing: ‘We’re celebrating what he left us’

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – A week after Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers wrapped up their world tour at the Hollywood Bowl in California, the 66-year-old Rock Hall inductee has passed away. Petty suffered a massive heart attack and was found unresponsive Monday inside of his Malibu home. Word of his condition devastated many at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. President and CEO Greg Harris says they’re all thinking of Tom’s loved ones right now. Because we know […]

  • Suspects in South Euclid car break-ins caught on video

    SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio – Surveillance video captures two male suspects breaking into vehicles in South Euclid. Several cars were burglarized and two vehicles were stolen on Colony Rd around 3 a.m. Wednesday, while homeowners were sound asleep. One victim, who asked not to be identified, said she and her husband woke up and found their expensive sports car torn apart inside. “I don’t feel safe,” she said. “And I’m worried about our children.” The break-ins were the latest in a […]

  • Cyclist injured during NEOCycle festival demonstration on long road to recovery

    CLEVELAND – An elite athlete who suffered a terrifying accident live on Fox 8 News in the Morning is speaking out about what went wrong and how she survived. It was just before 8 a.m. on September 9th during the “Kicking it with Kenny” segment. Several world-class” cyclists were performing stunts to preview the upcoming “NEOCycle” event at Edgewater Park in Cleveland. Michelle Mead, an advanced-level racer was doing a trick that she’d done several times before on a large […]

  • Case students gather to protest DACA decision

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Chanting and carrying signs about 75 people, mostly students gathered at Case Western Reserve University Tuesday afternoon to protest the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA. The protest was quickly organized by La Alianza, a Latino student organization on campus. Organizer and CWRU student Justine Bernacet said, she was in class when the announcement was made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and immediately she wanted to do something. “We have to remember where […]

  • Mom thanks community, wants justice after 3-year-old daughter killed as they crossed street

    BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio — Parents of a 3-year-old girl, who was hit and killed by a driver in Broadview Heights, are thanking the community for their support. Timara Wilcoxson spoke exclusively with Fox 8 News. She says she and her boyfriend, Jeremy Thomas, the girl’s father, have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love they’ve received. Timara had just stopped by Jeremy’s employer, C.C. Appliances, and was walking on E. Royalton Rd when the tragic accident happened Monday. Timara was […]

  • 3-year-old killed as her family crosses street in Broadview Heights

    BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio — Family members and friends have many unanswered questions after 3-year-old Janyia Thomas was hit by a car and killed in Broadview Heights. The toddler was walking with her pregnant mom and two young sisters Monday. Family members tell Fox 8 News they were walking along East Royalton Rd and began crossing Taylor Ave when a car came out of nowhere and struck them. Kayla Clark works with the girls’ father at nearby C.C. Appliances. “She (mom) […]

  • Baldwin Wallace University student injured during honors program retreat

    CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio– A female freshman student from Baldwin Wallace University was injured Monday during an honors program retreat at Hiram House Camp in Chagrin Falls. The retreat is designed to increase camaraderie among the honors students before beginning their rigorous academic schedules. “They do activities that are bonding, the do some reflection and reading,” said Karp, “To help support each other, so they’re very close knit even on day one, that’s why this has been difficult for the students.” […]