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

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Mike Jones is not a doctor, but at the Hayworth Cancer Center at High Point Regional, he helps a lot of patients. His job is to connect people who’ve been on the cancer journey for a while with new cancer patients who just recently got their diagnosis. Jones, a three-time cancer survivor himself, knows that kind of support is critical. “Knowing that there’s someone else who’s been there in similar situations, it is encouraging,” Jones said. […]

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    High Point community clinic offers dental assistance to uninsured patients

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — It may look like a typical dental exam, but Angel Bullard is not a typical patient. She doesn’t have dental insurance, so ordinarily, she doesn’t have access to this kind of care. She went without dental care for years and her teeth were in really bad shape. “When you`ve got bad teeth, it affects not just your mouth, it affects your head, your sight,” said Bullard. “I`ve even had mouth pain so bad that when the […]

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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 […]

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    High Point shelter offers support, refuge to women in need

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Arlene Williams has a lot of memories at Leslie’s House, an emergency shelter in High Point for women without dependents. For three months, she called the shelter “home.” “When I first came in, I felt like a fish out of water,” Williams said. But she quickly realized it was exactly where she needed be — surrounded by women just like her and a strong support network. “We were all in a place where we need help, […]

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    StepUp Greensboro helps adults find job stability

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — StepUp Greensboro is a nonprofit organization that motivates adults who are out of work to find stability in their job by job readyness and life-skills training. “StepUp Greensboro serves the whole community, but typical our demographic is low-income individuals ages 18 to 55,” said Development Director Tammy Tierney. “Many are homeless in the sense that they may be living in a shelter or on a friend’s sofa.” The program is an intense week-long curriculum that is free […]

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    Local organization helps community build houses for veterans

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — It’s taken about three years, but a row of brick houses on Cameron Avenue in Winston-Salem are just about ready to become “Homes for Heroes”– specifically veterans. “It makes me feel good to know there`s a place for veterans to rebuild their lives and have a supportive community. They have wonderful neighbors,” said one volunteer. Volunteers ages 7 to 70 are working together to make the project– started by Whole Man Ministries– a success. “It was almost a […]

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    Community Housing Solutions helps homeowners in Piedmont Triad

    Betty Lanning has a lot of good memories in the home where she grew up in Greensboro’s Glenwood Neighborhood. “Five kids, two adults and a dog all in this little two bedroom house,” Lanning said. And when her parents passed away five years ago, she moved back in the home. “I knew it needed a lot of work, but I wasn`t really sure how I was going to go about getting anything done,” she said. That’s where Community Housing Solutions […]

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    High Point Central High School Class of 1960 creates scholarship to help students with college

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Richard Carmichael graduated from High Point Central in 1960 and still has many fond memories. In fact, in the 56 years since he was a student there, not a lot has changed. “The structure of the doors, these four windows, it’s all the same,” Carmichael said. He described roaming the halls all these years later as nostalgic. Carmichael and his classmates set out to do something special to show their appreciation. “If we were going to […]

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    ‘Bookmarks’ inspires young students to read

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — It’s not easy to get a group of 4th- and 5th-grade students to pay attention to a speaker. Unless, of course, that speaker is a gifted storyteller. Joseph Bruchac has published more than 130 books, mostly written for children — his favorite audience. “They have such fresh ideas, they haven`t yet been overwhelmed by cultural ideas,” Bruchac said. “And they also are so important. They are the future.” Bruchac is one of many authors who visited Winston-Salem/ […]

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    Health clinic in Greensboro works to better serve its community

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Since first opening in March, Mustard Seed Community Health has made wonderful strides in the Cottage Grove Community of East Greensboro. “One of the things we want to do over the next couple of years is develop the trust of the community and that’s one way to do it,” said Dr. Beth Mulberry, the clinic’s physician. “To be here, be present, have our activities in their community and being their community.” Up until it opened, residents went […]

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    Students participate in life-changing trips through Dustin’s Greenhouse

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Over the next several weeks, teachers will spend a lot of time getting to know their students. Some standout and demand more attention because they’re outgoing. To an outsider, it may look like a three-week vacation, but for the students participating in the summer trips through Dustin’s Greenhouse, it’s a life-changing adventure. “Many of their plans and trajectories change after this trip,” said Martin Green, one of the organization’s founders. “Some of them want to get […]