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
  • 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 […]

  • Organization works with hundreds of nonprofits in Guilford County

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — There are roughly 700 nonprofit organizations in Guilford County that employ around 22,000 people. And about one-third of those organizations belong to something known as the Guilford Nonprofit Consortium. A number of young professionals from SynerG are learning the ins and outs of nonprofits. “We are taking what we normally deliver in an 8-week training academy about board governance, and we’re doing just an overview of what are the important things a citizen would know if […]

  • Organization helps create beautiful community garden and park in High Point

    It’s been a slow process, but West End Ministries is transforming High Point’s West End neighborhood with its Bountiful Harvest Community Garden and Park. Community Garden Coordinator Dara Ferris says the playground was a labor of love and took months to build. “Our design with the playground was based on American Ninja Warriors because we thought it would be something different that would get kids excited and would get them active,” she said. From the quad steps to the unstable […]

  • Wake Forest program helps non-native English speakers navigate through cancer

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Dinorah Aquino was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. Dinorah doesn’t speak English. Today, she has her 17-year-old daughter Leslie to translate, but that`s not always the case. “She said it was difficult because she would always have to look for interpreters or a friend or a family member,” her daughter said. But this time around, when her cancer came back last June, it’s different. Maria Alejandra Combs is the Hispanic clinical trial patient navigator of […]

  • Community rallies around local teen with ALS

    RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — There’s something special about Hanna Lambert: her big heart, her strong faith, that contagious smile. But it’s on stage where Hanna is happiest. “I don’t know where it comes from. She transforms into something different,” said Belinda Lambert, Hanna’s mom. “She just loves it.” For the eight years Hanna danced, the steps came naturally and she has the trophies to prove it. But over the past year and a half, things started to change. An art […]