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
  • J. Howard Coble Scholarship gets student one step closer to reaching his goals

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Chase Fisher has big dreams for the future. “Once I get my civil engineering degree, my end goal is to open my own civil engineering practice one day and be a professional engineer,” he said. The Ledford High School graduate is headed to N.C. State in the fall — and thanks to the J. Howard Coble Scholarship, he’s one step closer to reaching his goals. The scholarship is named after the late Congressman Howard Coble, a longtime beloved […]

  • Forsyth County teens get young people engaged in giving back to the community

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — All of the students at the Theta Award Ceremony at Mount Tabor High School are passionate about theatre. They participated in theatre programs in Forsyth County and for the second year in a row, the Theta Program got money from Youth Grantmakers in Action of the Winston-Salem Foundation to help make the awards a success. The group of 15- to 18-year-olds, including Jaylen Jeffreys, carefully interview, select and award grants to youth-directed projects, just like the Theta […]

  • ArtsGreensboro hosts outdoor concert series

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — For the next nine Saturdays, Barber Park in Greensboro will come alive with the sights and sounds of the Levitt Concert Series. Jackie Jeffries is one of the many people who attended opening night.   “I think it’s awesome. Particularly free concerts bring people out,” she said. “There are lots of music lovers here and it’s just an opportunity to get the community out together to have a good time!” The free concert series is back for […]

  • High Point’s new splash park

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — On a hot summer day, this is the place to be! As warm temperatures settle in, the High Point University splash park is now open at the Carl Chavis Memorial Branch YMCA — and it’s a great way to stay cool. The Carl Chavis YMCA is situated within a Hope VI Federal Housing Community and lots of kids live in the neighborhood. “It’s so important because we see that as an introduction to that water to […]

  • Winston-Salem nonprofit uses cooking to help community members get back on their feet

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Chef Jeff Bacon is living his dream — and Providence Restaurant in Winston-Salem is his newest creation. The dining room is pristine and the food a delicious work of art, but what’s happening behind the scenes in the kitchen is even more impressive. Chef Bacon is giving hundreds of community members a chance at redemption and a second chance at life. Chris Norris got out of prison in December and spent more than a month looking for […]

  • Community Theatre of Greensboro prepares for Madagascar Junior

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It’s an exciting and busy time for the Community Theatre of Greensboro. The theatre is preparing to present Madagascar Junior. The nonprofit in downtown Greensboro is embarking on its 68th season. The performances are for the community and by the community — meaning all performers are local volunteers. Executive Director Mitchel Sommers says the mission as Guilford County’s oldest arts organization is to bring the diverse community together to learn about, experience and celebrate the joys of theatre. […]

  • The 2nd annual FOX8 Community Baby Shower – donate today!

    The FOX8 Community Baby Shower is underway! Join FOX8’s Katie Nordeen in donating items essential for new moms and babies in need. Donate your items — formula, diapers, toys, wipes, bottles and more — at any Colfax Furniture and Mattress store location, or any A Cleaner World location in the Piedmont Triad during store hours. All donations are encouraged but the greatest need is diapers and formula. The baby supplies will be donated to Family Services and Family Services of the […]

  • Greensboro school offers diversity inclusion program

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Being different is OK. That’s a lesson select students at Northwest High School are learning through a diversity inclusion program called ANYDAY. The program works through the National Conference for Community and Justice. Several years ago, program coordinators and group leaders were unsure students — now, they lead by example. Stepping our of comfort zones to start conversation is what staff says fosters the change needed. Groups talk about accepting others while also affirming who you are. Learn […]

  • Program helps aspiring healthcare worker, high school student reach her goal

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — When Delaney Call thinks about her future, she hopes to wear a white coat. “I’m diagnosed with a genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis,” the 11th-grader at Southwest Guilford says. “And when I moved to North Carolina when I was about six or seven years old, I met a geneticist, and from day one I knew I wanted to be a geneticist and help people who have conditions like me and be able to relate to them.” But other […]

  • Children at Greensboro art center participate in ‘Masterpiece Friday’

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It’s not your typical art gallery crowd, but every Friday, a group of small children take over the GreenHill Center for NC Art in Downtown Greensboro. “There’s probably a lot of apprehension when you have a young child about going into an art gallery or an art museum,” said Laura Maruzzella, GreenHill’s art educator. “You’re afraid they might touch something or break something and this makes it friendlier and safer for those parents. The children are participating in […]

  • High Point community center helps students improve reading, writing skills

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Three times a week, Natalie Lucas’ afternoon starts with lots of hugs. She volunteers with the Community Writing Center in High Point. It is an after school program at Mount Zion Baptist Church where children work on reading and writing with service learning students from High Point University. The books range in difficulty. There’s homework help, too, but Program Coordinator Sami Paterno says anyone who’s been to the Community Writing Center knows a lot more than tutoring […]

  • Local man training for Special Olympics World Games

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Just about every day, you’ll find Maurice Watts at Gold’s Gym in High Point. He’s getting ready to compete in the Special Olympics World Games in Austria next month. “I’m really excited about it,” Maurice said. “Going to the gym, getting loose, working out.” A natural athlete, there are few sports Maurice hasn’t tried and mastered, but one in particular really clicked: alpine skiing. “First time I did it, it was really cold and snowing really […]