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
  • Annual Ghoulardifest kicks off at Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds

    MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio — The fiendishly fun, Big Chuck & Lil’ John Ghoulardifest opened Friday night at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Middleburg Heights. Hundreds of horror movie fanatics are expected to attend the three day event which runs through Sunday. Ernie “Ghoulardi” Anderson was the legendary host of a late night horror show that aired on WJW more than 50 years ago, and went on to become the Big Chuck & Lil’ Jon Show. Ghoulardi’s infamous beard and b-movie […]

  • Cleveland tradition returns this weekend

    This weekend is the annual Ghoulardi Fest! Big Chuck and Lil’ John stopped by to share the excitement planned for this year. The event has moved to a new location – the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea. Live music, costume contest, local celebrities and more are on tap for this weekend. Ghoulardi Fest 2018 runs October 12-14. Additionally, Hollywood writer and producer Dan O’Shanon will also be present at the festival. O’Shannon is a Cleveland native who is recently […]

  • 10-year-old girl battling brain cancer crowned honorary member of high school homecoming court

    ASHTABULA, Ohio –A brave little girl, battling a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer was given an incredible honor tonight in Ashtabula. Ten-year-old Oliviah Hall, who has been fighting Pineal Region Glioblastoma for just over a year,  was crowned the honorary Homecoming Queen at Lakeside High School and for all Ashtabula County area schools. “I was like oh my gosh,” said Oliviah. The festivities Thursday night started with a parade lead by the Dragons Marching Band. Then the Homecoming Court was introduced […]

  • American Red Cross needs volunteers to aid Hurricane Michael relief efforts

    CLEVELAND — The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to aid in Hurricane Michael relief efforts. The monster hurricane violently roared Florida shores Wednesday, leaving torrential rain and 155 mph winds, causing a path of destruction for more 50 miles inland. Now, Red Cross volunteers from northeast Ohio are heading into the disaster zone “My job is to bring compassion and i just cant wait to get there and do it,” said Theresa Greenlief. Red Cross volunteers just got […]

  • Magical night: Cavs players walk runway with cancer survivors during ‘Big Shots and Little Stars’

    CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers  suited up for a special event at Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday night. For the 10th consecutive year, the Cavs hosted the Flashes of Hope fundraiser benefiting the Children’s Tumor Foundation. More than 1,200 business and community leaders from across Northeast Ohio were expected to attend the event, which included food, drinks and a Harry Potter theme this year. The highlight of the evening is always the “heartwarming” and “inspirational” fashion show featuring the full roster […]

  • End of Chief Wahoo as Indians season comes to a close

    CLEVELAND — It was a heartbreaking afternoon for Cleveland Indians fans, who had hoped the team could rally back and beat the Astros. Instead the Tribe was swept by Houston in Game 3 of the ALDS at home. “It’s just tough; it’s a tough one,” said Aaron Likavec. ”We didn’t play well today — a lot of errors.” Fans said the team seemed to struggle and melt down during the game and not just from the blazing sun and scorching temperatures. […]

  • Suspect stops at bar while fleeing scene of motorcycle accident

    AKRON, Ohio — A hit and run accident takes a bizarre turn, when the suspect makes a pit stop at a bar as he’s fleeing the scene. It happened Wednesday around 5:30 p.m. on Archwood Ave in Akron. The accident involved a van and motorcycle. Akron Police Lt. Rick Edwards said, the van turned in front of the motorcycle causing the motorcycle to hit him and then ricochet into a utility pole. While witnesses called 911 for help, Lt. Edwards said […]

  • Local mom using billboard to fight bullying in wake of son’s suicide

    HURON COUNTY, Ohio —  A local mother is channeling her grief into action and using a billboard to send a message and combat bullying . She says her son was “bullied to death.” There were no red flags or warning signs, says Anna Hershiser before her teenage son Caleb took his own life. The kindhearted, shy 14-year-old had a smile that would light up a room, loved his family, fishing and his friends. “He did not walk into a room […]

  • Two arrested after family held hostage during home invasion

    PERKINS TOWNSHIP, ERIE COUNTY — An early morning home invasion is reported to police by a young woman hiding under her bed. The 20-year-old woman whispered on the phone to the 911 dispatcher that her family was being robbed at gunpoint by two men. It happened around 2:40 a.m. Tuesday on Campbell Street in Perkins Township. During the 15 minute call the woman maintained her composure, but repeatedly pleaded with the dispatcher and police to “please hurry.” The dispatcher tried to […]

  • NWS: EF-2 tornado struck nursing home in Crawford County, Pennsylvania

    CONNEAUTVILLE, Pa.– A wave of severe weather hit Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania Tuesday afternoon. The National Weather Service in Cleveland said a trained spotter reported a tornado 5 miles east of Conneautville in Crawford County, Pennsylvania. The Crawford County Department of Public Safety said the tornado hit Rolling Fields nursing home. A National Weather Service storm survey team confirmed the tornado was an EF-2.  The twister had winds up to 115 mph and a path width of 50 yards; […]

  • Tremont couple’s home robbed two days in a row, possibly by same suspects

    CLEVELAND, Ohio  — A Tremont couple’s house near W. 5th St and Herschel Ct was robbed two days in a row by the same suspects. The couple asked not to be identified because the suspects are still on the loose, but said the first incident happened Saturday night around 7 p.m. The male homeowner was in the front yard with their dogs when his Prius was stolen from his garage. Sunday, he was in the basement getting ready to watch […]

  • Cleveland police say shooting in Ohio City started with a fight between 2 men

    CLEVELAND, Ohio —  Cleveland police are investigating the shooting of three people Monday night on W 25th and Lorain in Ohio City. Police say two men and one woman are the victims of gunshot wounds.   Police say a preliminary investigation indicates the two men engaged in a fight, and one of the men got a gun from a car and came back and fired upon the man and woman.  The victims were taken to MetroHealth Medical Center. Sources tell the […]