Katie Nordeen CROPPEd


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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    Living with type 1 diabetes

    MEBANE, N.C. — Morgan McCann is a typical ninth grade student in Alamance County, with some very grown-up responsibilities. She has type 1 diabetes (T1D) and it requires a lot of daily management. “I check my blood sugar every time before I eat and before I exercise,” Morgan said. “I normally take four shots a day; one after every meal and one at night that lasts 24 hours.” Morgan first noticed something wasn’t quite right last fall. “The week before […]

  • Adoptive family in Clemmons has 5 kids from 4 countries

    CLEMMONS, N.C. — For the Reickard family of Clemmons, every day feels like a new kind of busy. Chad and Kristen Reickard have five children from four different countries, ranging in ages 4 to 14. Their oldest Elliana was born in the United States, J.J. joined the family from South Korea, Aria is from China, and just this summer– after nearly four years of paperwork — Jessamina and Kai arrived from Haiti. Even after four adoptions, Chad and Kristin are […]

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    Piedmont man shares story of sister’s brutal murder to prevent domestic violence

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — In her seven years of life, Alyssa Gonzales has been through more heartache than most. Her mom, Sellis Gonzales, was shot to death by her dad in their Brooklyn, N.Y., home in September 2013. What’s even more tragic is that Alyssa and her big sister Khadija are the ones who found their mom lying in a pool of blood. “Those girls are so resilient, so strong,” said uncle Kirt Gonzales. He received full custody of his sister’s […]

  • Piedmont welcomes first-ever Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Piedmont became part of history on Wednesday when it welcomed the first-ever Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America. Three simultaneous routes will pass through 50 states before meeting in California ahead of the World Games July 25. More than 20,000 participants throughout the nation will carry the torch to help spread awareness, acceptance and hope. Teams of torchbearers will carry Flame of Hope through Greensboro and Winston-Salem on Thursday before heading to Charlotte. Learn more at […]

  • Facing ALS through hope, friendship

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Before Mary Luper was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in September 2014, she lead an active life with her husband and dogs on their farm in Randolph County. Now eight months into her diagnosis, the former elementary school teacher considers herself blessed. “I’m still able to walk, I can still drive a car. And I know that’s not going to last forever, so I’m really embracing it for now,” Luper said. Most ALS patients have sporadic […]

  • Archdale mom shocked by what she found 11-year-old son looking at online

    ARCHDALE, N.C. — Like most young people growing up in the 21st century, 11-year-old Jake Turner loves to play video games and spend time on the computer. “It’s hard to get a screen away from them, especially these days,” said step-mom Mitzie Turner. She and her husband try to monitor their children’s screen time, but it’s tough. “Our kids are raised on computers. Screens are all around them and they know how to get around,” Turner said. “They can get […]

  • Program helps youth in transition in Forsyth County

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — With his infectious smile and upbeat personality, DaQuan White, 23, doesn’t dwell on the past. “I entered foster care when I was 5 years old,” White said. Over the next 11 years, he would bounce around to different foster homes, frequently switching schools and having to start over. The hardest part was feeling alone. “Just not having anybody, like a strong support system,” he said. What little support White had, vanished when he aged out of the […]

  • FOX8 Special: Woman runs non-profit to save local animals in the Piedmont

    Each year, thousands of dogs and puppies are euthanized at over-crowded Animal Shelters across the state. Randolph County has one of the highest dog euthanasia rates, with 75 percent put down in 2014, according to statistics provided to FOX8 from the county. “People tend to blame us for the problem. I know the staff here- we all have animals, we love them. And every single one of them is spayed or neutered,” Mimi Cooper, Health Director for Randolph County said. […]

  • Craven family from Asheboro begins new adventure: Parenthood

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — Josh and Holly Craven have a lot to celebrate this Christmas. The couple welcomed their first baby, Aubrey Elizabeth, on Dec. 3. “She has turned our world upside down in all kinds of new crazy,” Holly said. “But it’s a good crazy.” Like any brand new parents, Josh and Holly are sleep deprived, scared and totally in love. “Just holding her and seeing that she’s really here, that’s a huge deal to me,” Josh said. “It almost […]

  • Lexington 9-year-old sends dozens of Christmas cards to Utah girl with terminal brain disorder

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — Earlier this week, 9-year-old Abby Ward packed up hundreds of Christmas cards to send across the country to a little girl she will likely never meet, in a place she’s never been. “I want her to feel happy and excited,” Abby said. Last week, Abby saw a story on the news that touched her heart about a little girl from Utah named Addie Fausett. Addie has a rare brain disorder and doctors have told her family that […]

  • Making sure patients still get to be kids at Brenner Children’s Hospital

    WINSTON-SALEM, NC. — Since a car accident on July 5 Christina Jerrell and her young son, Alex, have called Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem “home.” According to the hospital, Alex is one of 4,500 children admitted each year. “He had a lot of intern injuries and his spinal cord was ripped in half,” Jerrell said. Getting Alex, 9, better is a daily battle fought by an army of people and even a therapy dog named Sadie. That’s where Wake Forest […]

  • Winston-Salem family bringing awareness to childhood cancer

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Aidan Maynard is a pretty typical 3rd grader. But in June 2011, when Aidan was 5 years old, doctors diagnosed him with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) and life suddenly changed. “It’s a slap in the face,” said Aidan’s dad Joey Maynard. “When you hear cancer the first thought is: how long do we have?” For the next three years, Joey and his wife Erin were in and out of the hospital with Aidan while he underwent bloodwork […]


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