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
  • Cleveland family makes plea after little girl’s pet pig is stolen

    CLEVELAND– A father and his little girl are pleading with the public for help locating their pet potbelly pig. The 16-month-old pig named Larva, pronounced like “Larla,” was stolen from the family’s backyard on West 50th Street in Cleveland sometime overnight Wednesday into Thursday. San Pedro Garcia said someone cut through the fence surrounding the property, destroyed the gate to the pig’s enclosure and even stole all of their bales of hay. “We come outside, I don’t see her come […]

  • OSU student sells ‘Slowww your a** down’ signs inspired by construction sign in Solon

    SOLON, Ohio– A strongly-worded digital road sign has been taken down, but now duplicates of the original message are popping up in yards across the city of Solon. “I thought that’s hilarious. Imagine if it was everywhere,” Mark Liner said. “I think it’s an attention grabber that will make the streets safer.” The 18-year-old Solon native and Ohio State business student first learned about the controversial sign online after a picture was posted on the FOX 8 Facebook page. “As […]

  • Police investigating after body of newborn baby boy found dead in bathroom at Hiram College

    HIRAM, Ohio — Ohio BCI and Hiram Village police are investigating after the body of a newborn baby was discovered in a garbage bag in the trash can inside a dorm bathroom at Hiram College Friday morning. The discovery was made by the cleaning crew. The Portage County Coroner Dr. Dean DePerro said it’s unclear how long the newborn had been there. The baby boy was either full-term or nearly full-term. It’s unclear whether the infant was delivered alive or […]

  • Mansfield police warn of two women posing as children services employees

    MANSFIELD, Ohio– Mansfield police are warning the public to be on the lookout for two women who have been trying to enter homes by posing as Richland County Children Services employees. The woman approached a home near Sycamore Street and West 3rd Street; wearing fake id badges, and identifying themselves as child welfare workers, according to police. “They said we need to talk to you about an 11 and 15 year old,” said Tim Harless, Richland County Children Services director […]

  • ‘It’s unbelievable’: Lawsuit filed after tow truck flips car into traffic with driver inside

    CLEVELAND — The video is still painful to watch, and so is Cameron Jenkins’ life after being hoisted into the air by a tow truck and then flipped onto the interstate during rush hour traffic. The 25-year-old was sitting inside of his Kia in the berm along side of I-90 westbound near the I-71 split after a minor fender bender last April. “I don’t remember hearing anything I just remember my car going up,” said Jenkins. “It goes to where […]

  • Mom and daughter injured, horse killed in Geauga County buggy crash

    MIDDLEFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio– Two people were injured in a buggy crash in Geauga County Wednesday afternoon. It happened at Kinsman and Hayes road in Middlefield Township. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said a woman and her 17-year-old daughter were inside the buggy when it was hit by a semi. The horse died on impact. The woman was taken by medical helicopter to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. The teen was also hospitalized. The Ohio Department of Transportation says it has […]

  • Officers break up massive party in Bay Village

    BAY VILLAGE, Ohio– A party reportedly hosted by a rapper at a rented home on Lake Road in Bay Village raged out of control late Saturday night into Sunday morning. The crowd was so large at the multi-million dollar house that neighbors began calling 911 for help. One man told dispatchers the party goers were not only loud, fighting and urinating outside, but spilling into in his yard and “smoking weed” near his 5-year-old’s bedroom window. Residents said there were […]

  • Thousands attend 47th Annual Woollybear Festival

    VERMILION, Ohio – Some rain showers fell during the 47th Annual Woollybear in Vermilion Sunday, but didn’t dampen the fun. The wonderfully wacky festival and parade has become a “destination” event drawing an estimated 100,000 people from across the country. “We came prepared; we brought all of our umbrellas, raincoats and boots,” said Jackie Lambert. “A little rain wasn’t going to keep us away.” Kristin Burrup and her family came all the way from Washington State, because her daughter, Sadie, […]

  • Vermilion police looking for man who sexually assaulted woman inside her home

    VERMILION, Ohio — Police in Vermilion are looking for a man who violently attacked a woman inside her home. Police Chief Chris Hartung calls the attack the most “brutal sexual assault” he’s seen in 20 years on the force. According to police, on Monday at 4:40 p.m., the police department was called to Cummings Road to look into an assault. A woman told police she heard a knock at her back door; when she opened the door, a man entered […]

  • UPS driver shot on Cleveland’s east side

    CLEVELAND– A UPS driver was shot during a robbery at Scovill Avenue and East 55th Street in Cleveland shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday. The 55-year-old victim was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center with gunshot wounds, according to the Cleveland Division of Police. Witnesses said it appeared someone was taken into custody. The Crime Scene Unit recovered a weapon and towed the delivery truck from the scene. UPS did not comment on the shooting, but said its security team is working […]

  • Healing statue known for miracles and blessings on display for limited time in Northeast Ohio

    ALLIANCE, Ohio — A very special statue linked to countless miracles, blessings and spiritual conversions is being displayed for a very limited time at a few lucky NE Ohio churches. The National Pilgrim Virgin Statue is carved in the same image and likeness of the Virgin Mary, as described by the children who claimed to have seen her at Fatima The children, Lúcia dos Santos, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, were sheep herding near the village of Fatima, Portugal, on May […]

  • Akron bar drawing criticism over controversial 9/11 drink

    AKRON, Ohio — A controversial new drink being sold at a downtown Akron bar is drawing harsh criticism from people across the country. The red, white and blue concoction is called “the 9/11” and is reportedly being sold at a bar called Karma Kafe on South Main Street. A picture of the shot was posted on Instagram as “Today’s special, the 9/11 shot only $4.00!!!!” View this post on Instagram Today's special, the 9/11 shot only $4.00!!!! A post shared […]

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