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Suzanne is a general and special assignment reporter who has won 8 Emmys with additional nominations 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
  • Port Clinton community grieves after tragic discovery of Harley Dilly

    PORT CLINTON, Ohio (WJW)– The city of Port Clinton and people across Northeast Ohio are mourning the tragic death of Harley Dilly. The 14-year-old, who was last seen walking to school Dec. 20, was found deceased inside the chimney of an unoccupied house directly across the street from his family’s home on East 5th Street. Many neighbors and volunteers, who had tirelessly searched for Harley, broke down in tears Tuesday as police confirmed the awful news during a news conference. […]

  • Vandals cause thousands in damage to Barberton school

    BARBERTON, Ohio (WJW)– Three young adults were caught on camera circling and vandalizing Barberton Elementary School West, which caused thousands of dollars in damages. Barberton Police Officer Marty Eberhart says the schools high-tech surveillance system, which was installed to protect students and staff, recorded the men for about 15 minutes starting around 2:20 a.m. Friday. “I have no idea what they were thinking,” Eberhart said. “They tried to get into the building by prying the door open,. They also destroyed […]

  • Local pub featuring 7-year-old cancer survivor’s work in Tremont Art Walk

    CLEVELAND (WJW) — A very special aspiring artist is being featured at the Treehouse Pub for the January Tremont Art Walk. Kylie Earl was diagnosed with a form of cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma when she was just three years old. “She was having pain and swelling in her leg and we weren’t sure what it was,” said Jennifer Earl. “So we took her to an orthopedic doctor and he was able to feel a tumor in her abdomen.” Doctors at the Cleveland […]

  • Three families lose homes in Perry mobile home park fire

    PERRY TOWNSHIP, Ohio– A fast-moving fire damaged or destroyed multiple trailer homes and vehicles at the Perry Mobile Home Park on North Ridge Road in Perry Township Monday night. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but witnesses reported seeing sparks and then flames near an outdoor light pole. “Some of the families noticed flames through their windows, and they ran outside and it was just so fast,” said Veronica Dahlberg, Executive Director of HOLA Ohio. “It was a […]

  • ‘Emma has proven she is a fighter’: Norton cheerleader who collapsed at dance makes new milestones

    AKRON, Ohio (WJW) — Norton High School cheerleader Emma Pfouts has made significant progress in her months-long recovery after an asthma attack caused her heart to stop beating at her school’s homecoming dance last year. The 16-year-old’s mother, Christina Weigand, posted an update on Facebook Thursday saying that Emma is “defeating the extreme odds and crushing them.” Weigand outlined the progress Emma has made since Christmas Day: Realizing Emma understands speech, which Weigand says they didn’t know she would Realizing […]

  • Sandusky installs new speed signs on road often used as shortcut to Cedar Point

    SANDUSKY, Ohio (WJW) — As Cedar Point prepares for the upcoming 150th Anniversary season, nearby residents are also getting ready to welcome back riders and hopefully make their street safer. For the first time ever, new flashing, radar speed signs have been installed in Sandusky on Fifth Street, which is just off Cedar Point Drive. The road is only about a mile long, but over the years has become increasingly more dangerous, because speeding park goers have started using it as […]

  • Wellington family searches for dog that ran off during devastating house fire

    WELLINGTON, Ohio (WJW)– A local family escaped a fast-moving fire that destroyed their home, but in all of the chaos their 9-year-old dog Boss went missing. Jordan Moon said they’re becoming very concerned because the black Lab-mix rescue dog has been missing now for more than a week. “We’re checking every shed, porch and barn that he could possibly crawl into just to get him home and get him safe with us,” Moon said. The fire appears to have started […]

  • Mother of missing Port Clinton teen: Pray and keep your eyes open for Harley

    PORT CLINTON, Ohio (WJW)– The Port Clinton Police Department held a briefing on missing 14-year-old Harley Dilly on Friday. Harley was leaving for school on Dec. 20 between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. He was wearing glasses, gray sweatpants, a maroon puffy jacket and black tennis shoes. Port Clinton Police Chief Robert Hickman said he does not have a history of running away. He asked Port Clinton residents to check surveillance video for Harley or anything suspicious. “Especially in the […]

  • Three-legged dog named ‘Rusty’ rescued from Georgia, now looking for forever home in Ohio

    PARMA, Ohio (WJW) — A three-legged dog named Rusty may have had a rough start to life, but he is now heading to Northeast Ohio in hopes of finding a forever home. Rusty, who is a one-year-old chocolate lab mix was found wandering along a dirt road in rural Georgia with a hind leg so badly injured it had to be amputated. “Unfortunately that happens a lot where people dump their animals in the wilderness and either expect them to […]

  • Police arrest 15-year-old boy in connection to chase and deadly crash that killed girl

    EAST CLEVELAND Ohio (WJW ) — Cleveland police have arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection to a police chase that ended in a deadly crash. According to the department, he and another suspect are accused of carjacking a woman at gunpoint in the Target parking lot off West 117th around 3:20 p.m. Friday. She was not hurt. An off-duty police officer had witnessed the crime and trailed the car. A second district supervisor then engaged in a pursuit, which continued […]

  • Mansfield bus driver rescues child wandering in bitter cold without shoes, coat

    RICHLAND COUNTY, Ohio (WJW) — A quick-thinking and caring school bus driver saved a little boy who was wandering outside in bitterly cold temperatures and snow, wearing no shoes or a coat. Madison Local Schools bus driver Jenny Jones was just starting her second route Wednesday morning around 8:15 a.m. when she spotted the child on Michigan Ave in Mansfield. “It was my fourth stop and all a sudden there was a little boy. Ran by me and I’m like, ‘that’s […]

  • Cleveland officers shop with nearly 100 children at 9th Annual Shop with a Cop event

    CLEVELAND (WJW) — From fighting crime to finding the right toy, nearly 100 Cleveland Police Officers and new recruits dropped everything Tuesday night for a very special event. It was the 9th Annual Cleveland Division of Police Shop with a Cop event held at the Target store located inside Steelyard Commons. This year nearly 100 children and their families were nominated and selected by Cleveland police, because of what they’ve experienced during this past year. Most of them have witnessed or been […]

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