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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    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 […]

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    Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System works together at learning conference

    WALKERTOWN, N.C. — School isn’t in session yet, but hundreds of educators with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System are already hard at work. Everyone gathered at Walkertown High School is participating in the 2nd Annual Collaborative Learning Conference. “Often times, education is done in silos,” said Tiffany Krafft, principal at North Hills Elementary in Winston-Salem. “Teachers don’t have the opportunity to talk to other teachers and say ‘here’s what worked in my classroom, you could tweak it this way,’ and […]

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    Community Foundation allows homeless shelter in Greensboro to help those in need

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Interactive Resource Center (IRC) in Greensboro is a lot more than just a homeless day shelter. On any given day, about 200 people use the facility. “We provide everything from basic fundamental services like showers, laundry, access to mail, phones, coffee, to self-sufficiency programming or GED classes,” said Executive Director Michelle Kennedy. The IRC first opened in a church in 2008. “We opened to exist through the winter, but when the winter ended it became clear […]

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    The Dean Prim Scholarship offers students a unique opportunity

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Phyllis Elliot and Ellen Spencer both received The Dean Prim Scholarship, which awards a $1500 college scholarship to three deserving students and a nine-day all-expenses paid trip to China. “I probably would have never thought of going to china. It’s literally across the world. It’s very different culture,” said Spencer. “It’s amazing.” Up until their trip to China this summer, neither Spencer nor Elliot had traveled out of the country. “One of the things that really impacted […]

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    Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro allows people to enjoy traveling concert series

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Bernice Symes is one of about 1,500 people who shows up on any given Sunday to enjoy “Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park” or MUSEP. It’s a weekly concert series that travels throughout parks and green spaces in Greensboro that runs June through August. “As part of the Parks and Recreation Department, our vision is to build better lives to build a better community and this really is one of those programs that allows us […]

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    Today at 5: Keeping cool without power, cutting down chances of crime

    I’m Katie Nordeen with a preview of what’s coming up at five. There’s never a good time to lose power — but on super-hot days like today, it’s especially unfortunate. How folks in parts of Forsyth and Davidson counties are keeping cool. And what the American Red Cross is doing to help out. Why summer is a busy time for identity thieves and what you can do to cut down your chances of becoming a victim. Plus continuing coverage of […]

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    Community Foundation helps Boys and Girls Club summer camp get new computer lab

    HIGH POINT — Based on the smiles and laughter, it’s obvious the children participating in The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of High Point’s summer camp are having a lot of fun. What’s less obvious to the children is that they’re also learning. Amy Hudson, the club’s executive director, said each of the camp’s activities and field trips is based on the STEM curriculum of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. She said one of the highlights of camp this […]

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    Millennium Fund aids Winston-Salem’s revitalization plan

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem has changed a lot over the past 20 years. It went from being a run-down place to avoid, to a thriving destination. “Our downtown was vacant, it had no life,” said Ralph Womble, a lifelong resident. “We had to get together as a community and figure out what we were going to do.” Womble said citizens, corporations and organizations pulled together to raise more than $53 million for the Millennium Fund. The Winston-Salem Foundation donated $2 […]