Katie Nordeen CROPPEd

Contact: Katie.Nordeen@wghp.com

Katie Nordeen joined the FOX8 Evening News as an anchor in January 2013. After being an early riser for more than a year (her alarm went off at 1:30AM!), Katie is excited to work on “this side of the clock.”

Katie came to FOX8 as a general assignment reporter in June 2010 before joining the morning team as an anchor in September 2011.

Katie got her start in Duluth, MN as an anchor and reporter. During her time there, Katie received a Regional Broadcast Emmy for her work as the weekend anchor. Katie also spent time in Boulder, Colo. where she studied Broadcast Journalism at the University of Colorado-Boulder.

After a lifetime of cold summers and harsh winters, Katie is happy to call the Piedmont “home.” In fact, it didn’t take long for her to fall in love with the area, the traditions and the people.

Katie comes from a large and close-knit family. It just so happens one of her siblings lives right down the road in Chapel Hill.

Katie is very active in Special Olympics and is honored to be on the Special Olympics North Carolina Board of Directors. Katie’s passion is inspired by her niece Eleanor who has special needs.

When she’s not working, Katie enjoys shopping, reading, running, and spending time outdoors. Twice a month, you’ll find Katie volunteering in Ms. Anne’s class at the Children’s Center. Thanks to the Morning Team’s efforts with Share the Harvest, Katie also discovered her passion for gardening. Her not-so-guilty pleasure is watching Reality TV.

Katie is the proud mom to two four-legged babies: Louie the Dog and Gail the Cat. Louie became an instant celebrity in November 2011 when he was featured in a series called “How to Train Your Dog.” Naughty but lovable, Louie keeps Katie very busy! More recently, Katie became mom to a human baby, too: Hattie!


Recent Articles
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    DMJ to take polar plunge to raise money for Special Olympics of North Carolina

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Tax season is the busiest time of year for accounting firms like DMJ in Greensboro. But that doesn’t stop the employees from having a little fun for a great cause. “As the event has grown, so has our participation and we`re really proud of that,” said Caren Rodriguez, director of marketing at DMJ. The event, now known as The Triad Chill Polar Plunge, started at Oak Hollow Lake in 2000. “Mike Gillis, our managing partner, was asked […]

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    Guilford County students use robotics to get hands-on learning

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — If you want to see our community’s future leaders in technology and innovation, just stop by the first robotics club at the Early College at Guilford on a Friday night. High school students are making state-of-the-art robotics and they do everything from coding to operating. “Honestly, it is a varsity sport in my eyes,” said 17-year-old student Shiv Oza. “We’re going to competitions we’re pumped up, we’re building robots.” They are like athletes of the mind: […]

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    Winston-Salem Foundation helps local house museum

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    Local nonprofit, GTCC helps veterans transition into civilian life

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    Greensboro organization helps immigrants and refugees adjust to the community

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    SECU Family House in Winston-Salem provides refuge for the sick

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    After-school program uses literacy to empower children

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    High-tech camera allows students, parents to take virtual reality tour of schools

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — As a math and science teacher, Mike McDowell uses technology every day. But this technology is different. A high-tech camera allows a person to create virtual reality and McDowell used the device to create a tour of Jefferson Middle School in Winston-Salem. He captured 1000 scans all over the building and it took about 30 hours. It’s a great way to attract new students and help them feel more comfortable with the building before ever stepping foot […]

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    High Point Regional program pairs science and medicine with faith and hope

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    High Point community clinic offers dental assistance to uninsured patients

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    Guilford County program helps improve adult literacy

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Cecilya Sitatr has always loved reading. But she normally does it in Portuguese. “I love reading, but when I read a book in English it takes me a lot more time than when I read in Portuguese, so it`s not that pleasant,” she said.   She’s originally from Brazil and recently moved to the United States after marrying her husband. “I learned English in Brazil, or so I thought,” she said. “And when I started living here […]

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    Winston-Salem organization helps children reach their full potential

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The school day is over in Forsyth County, but the children gathered at this center in downtown Winston-Salem aren’t home quite yet. Monday through Friday, they participate in a before and after school program. According to Betty West, director of the Expanding Learning Program, it`s a diverse group of students who may otherwise not get a chance to meet. Some have special needs and some have typical needs. “It was our mission and our goal to continue […]