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
  • Program helps Piedmont students become community interpreters

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Piedmont students are studying to become community interpreters. Jessica Salazar is the instructor for the course offered through Translation and Interpretation Enterprise or “Tie.” It’s a 40-hour course broken into five days. Participants are already fluent in a second language. Thanks in part to support from the Winston-Salem Foundation, they learn the ins-and-outs of the industry — focusing on core values like impartiality, confidentiality, and accuracy. The TIE program started more than a year ago under Catholic […]

  • High Point organization works to reduce substance abuse in community

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Alcohol and Drug Services has changed a lot in its 50 years. The dosing window and waiting room at the High Point facility tell the story well. Addicts used to go there for medicated-assisted treatment before group or individual therapy. Now, the room is used for storage. The High Point Community Foundation has been a huge financial help to ADS’ home office over the years and has thrown in money to replace the outside heat pump […]

  • Old Salem president works to improve popular heritage site

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A typical day at Old Salem features picturesque views and lots of visitors. Around 440,000 people visit the heritage site each year, and if you were one of them this year, there’s a good chance you saw Frank Vagnone sweeping the sidewalks. “There’s absolutely no way I could understand what are the weak spots in a non-profit like this without actually being on the street,” said Vognone, who is also Old Salem’s president. Through his interactions with […]

  • Greensboro program helps engage underserved youth in leadership initiatives

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Evainna Ross is motivated by some really tough statistics. “1 out of 3 African American males will spend some time in prison,” Ross says. “We want to make sure these young men never go that path.” So, she created the Sparrow’s Nest in 2008 as a mobile service for youth in Greensboro’s large public housing communities. “We were offering education and arts and reading, sculpting,” she said. “It just grew to become something that was too difficult […]

  • High Point organization provides adults with mental illness place to heal

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — The Destiny House is a place where adults with severe mental illness can heal. Five days a week, participants can come to the Destiny House in High Point for support and education resources. The organization started in 2002 and it’s one of four programs offered through Mental Health Associates of the Triad, which is getting ready to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Executive Director Ellen Cochran says it provides outpatient services in Guilford County and serves people […]

  • Non-profit Winston-Salem organization helps stroke survivors regain skills

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Nigel Lowe may look perfectly fine, but he’s still recovering from the massive stroke he suffered in 2013. “We almost lost him,” said Nigel’s wife Ruth Lowe. “It was a really long recovery. He spent 10 days in the ICU and moved to Ward and then went to Sticht Center at Baptist for 7 weeks.” But then doctors sent Nigel home and Ruth became his sole caregiver. Once traditional therapies ran out, Nigel plateaued — a common […]

  • YWCA High Point’s new program helps teach women to cook healthy

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Iesha Sawyer is learning how to cook. It’s not just a new hobby though, this is personal. “My son, I learned that he is considered obese for his age,” she says. “He’s 3 years old and has asthma.” Iesha is one of the people taking advantage of the YWCA High Point’s brand new Teaching Kitchen. It opened in September and executive director Heidi Majors says it’s already very popular with a variety of classes for adults, […]

  • New building allows Forsyth Humane Society to house twice as many animals

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — The Forsyth Humane Society in Winston-Salem has a lot to celebrate. Executive director Sarah Williamson says their new building on Country Club Road is plenty spacious and inviting for visitors and volunteers alike. “If you can imagine, in our little home on Miller Street, we adopted just over 700 animals the year prior to moving,” said Forsyth Humane Society Board Chair Kevin Nunley. “And then last year with the move we adopted 1150 animals out of […]

  • Guilford County organization helps provide school system with needed resources

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — For 15 years, the Guilford Education Alliance has made a difference — and it goes beyond education. “We bring together community members, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and the resources that are available there and connect them with the needs of our students, and our educators in our school system,” said Guilford County Education Alliance Project Manager Emily McCollum. The teacher supply warehouse is a good example of that. Here, teachers can shop for donated items up to four […]

  • Reading program helps High Point students improve literacy

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — For the students at Union Hill Elementary in High Point, reading has never been more fun and rewarding. “They’re helping me understand my books better when I read them and they make me excited when I read them,” said Dy’von Barley, a 5th-grade student. “It gives me a goal and I’ve already achieved it so I’ve given myself a goal to read at least 10 books a month and try to pass as many AR tests […]

  • Greensboro coffee shop would hire adults with intellectual disabilities

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Most adults with intellectual disabilities are unemployed, and advocates for the special needs community say that is unacceptable. Now there is a movement in Guilford County to open a business that will employ this population which is often overlooked. Jo and Dave Hughes have spent 18 years fighting for their daughter, Maddie. “Maddie’s whole life has been ‘you’re unique, you don’t fit anywhere,’” said Jo, Maddie’s mom. “And we’ve been having to piecemeal her into making her […]

  • Winston-Salem nonprofit helps teens find their literary and performance voice

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem nonprofit is immersing teens in the world of literary and performance arts. Authoring Action is the product of a light bulb moment by Lynn Rhoades. “I just realized that we were a lot of adults trying to figure out what teenagers needed without asking them,” Rhoades says. So in 2002, she enlisted the help of Nathan Ross-Freeman with his performing arts background and they developed a unique program for teens. “Not to give them voices […]