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
Suzanne.Stratford@Fox8.com


Recent Articles
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    CLEVELAND– The 12th Annual Stuff the Bus at FOX 8 Studios was a record-breaking event. The weather was iffy on Tuesday on Dick Goddard Way, but a little rain and steamy temperatures couldn’t stop Northeast Ohio’s generosity. This year our viewers, volunteers, multiple business and co-sponsors helped fill 14 school busses with donated school supplies. All of the items, from crayons to paper and pencils, were immediately delivered to the Cleveland Kids in Need Resource Center on Perkins Avenue in […]

  • Governor signs law created by Chardon’s Coach Hall Foundation

    CHARDON, Ohio– A new law, inspired by the tragic shooting at Chardon High School, was signed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich. House Bill 318 was co-sponsored by Rep. Sarah LaTourette (R-76) and Rep. John Patterson (D-99), and received bipartisan support. “They set aside differences, as far as Republican and Democrat, working together and for the common goal,” said Tim Armelli, a CHS teacher and president of The Coach Hall Foundation. The Coach Hall Foundation was founded by Coach Frank Hall, […]

  • Victim’s brother steps in to be sure hit-and-run driver stays behind bars

    CLEVELAND — A man convicted in a fatal hit and run accident, who was sentenced to 18 years in prison, filed a motion for early release and might have succeeded, if not for the victim’s brother. “He’s done nothing, but cause grief for the past 11 years, it’s something every year,” said Jeff Cook. In July 2007, Cook’s younger brother, Eddy Roland, was riding a brand new motorcycle he had just purchased on his 21st birthday, when he was struck and […]

  • Vendor accused of trying to sell phony autographs at popular sports convention in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A grand slam gathering of the world’s top sports memorabilia dealers, collectors and fans returned to the I-X Center for the 39th Annual National Sports Collectors Convention. The much anticipated event, which hasn’t come to Cleveland in four years, kicked off Wednesday and runs through Sunday, with countless, priceless autographed items on display and on sale, as well as over 140 current sports stars signing autographs. “It’s a really fun place to come,” said Ray Shulte, Director […]

  • Woman critically burned after neighbor allegedly firebombed home

    AKRON, Ohio — A woman is fighting for her life after being critically burned inside of a house that was fire bombed, and a neighbor who called 911 is behind bars for allegedly starting the blaze. The bluish-gray house at 114 Bachtel Avenue in Akron erupted in flames that could be seen several streets away around 8 p.m. on July 27, according to neighbors. Akron firefighters and paramedics raced to the scene, and found 44-year-old Tamela Vargo with burns to 60% […]

  • Man with own challenges raising money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand after donations theft

    FAIRLAWN, Ohio – A debilitating disorder and despicable thief can’t slow down a local man who is determined to help others. Todd Carson was born three months premature and diagnosed with cerebral palsy that has confined the 39-year-old to a wheelchair his entire life. Despite his physical challenges, Carson has worked at Auntie Anne’s pretzel shop inside of Summit Mall for about the last two decades. His favorite part of the job, aside from the cinnamon and sugar pretzels, is collecting […]

  • Suspect turns himself in after stealing Alex’s Lemonade Stand donation box in Strongsville

    STRONGSVILLE- A man wanted for stealing an Alex’s Lemonade Stand  donation box from the  Auntie Anne’s in the Southpark Mall has turned himself in. The incident happened at closing time on July 8. Surveillance cameras captured images of a man and woman near the counter just after all of the employees left, when they returned the next morning the box was gone. The woman has since been cleared in the incident. The donation box alone was worth $75 and it […]

  • Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s deputies save downtown jogger’s life

    CLEVELAND  –  Sheriff’s deputies jumped into action and saved a young woman’s life after she collapsed while jogging and then stoped breathing. The 28-year-old woman was running in downtown Cleveland by the Justice Center around 8:40 a.m. on Friday July 13th when she experienced some sort of medical emergency. Good Samaritans immediately reported the situation to Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Deputy David Belt, who was working nearby at the Justice Center’s West 3rd Street entrance. “People had actually waved him over, […]

  • Man with knife arrested at same Richmond Heights apartment complex as fire

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  • Alex’s Lemonade Stand donation box stolen from pretzel counter in Strongsville

    STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — Strongsville Police are looking for two suspects caught on camera stealing a donation box for Alex’s Lemonade Stand from Auntie Anne’s pretzels located inside SouthPark Mall. The charitable foundation raises funds to help combat childhood cancer and is named after Alexandra “Alex” Scott, who started holding lemonade stands at the age of 4 to fight cancer after being diagnosed neuroblastoma. Alex passed away at the age of 8, but her legacy lives on and her charity was chosen […]

  • Shaker Heights school board facing tough decisions after Fernway school fire

    SHAKER HEIGHTS – In the aftermath of a massively destructive fire at Fernway Elementary School, the Shaker Heights School Board is facing some challenging decisions. “What to do with our students when school starts on August 22nd, and what to do with the Fernway School,” said Scott Stephens, Executive Director of Communications and Public Relations with the Shaker Heights City School District. The fire started last Tuesday morning, July 10th on top of the historic building, and quickly intensified, devouring […]

  • Shaker Heights school board gets update on status of Fernway School

    SHAKER HEIGHTS – A meeting  is being held in Shaker Heights to discuss a devastating fire at Fernway Elementary School, that collapsed the roof and historic clock tower. The massive fire started on the roof  the morning of July 10th as work was being done, and quickly intensified. About twenty additional fire departments were needed to help Shaker Heights shuttle water from about a quarter of a mile away to the location and put the blaze out. At one point, […]