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
  • Greensboro organization helps immigrants and refugees adjust to the community

    From the outside, FaithAction International House looks like just another house. But, what’s happening inside is life-changing. “From the time they ring the doorbell to the time they leave, you see a big difference,” said Reverend David Fraccaro, FaithAction’s executive director. “A lot of that burden has been lifted. They`re leaving with smiles, they`re leaving with a restored sense of dignity and belonging in our community.” FaithAction International House serves thousands of immigrants and refugees each year. “While many of […]

  • SECU Family House in Winston-Salem provides refuge for the sick

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Debbie Denton is not only her sister’s best friend, she’s her primary caregiver. “I guess we’re like two peas in a pod,” Denton said. “When you see one, you see the other, especially during times like this.” Her sister, Donna Buchanan was diagnosed with aggressive cancer in August and gets treatment at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center multiple times a week. It’s nearly two hours from their home. “We were driving from Morganton to here, and she’d […]

  • After-school program uses literacy to empower children

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — School is out for the day, but the kids at Fairview Elementary School are still learning. They participate in an after-school program called “literacy empowers all people,” or LEAP. “Our goal is that the students keep up, catch up, advance to the next level, and we also want them to graduate,” said computer lab teacher Titania Nix. The kids work with tutors to finish their homework and practice reading, then they get to spend time on […]

  • High-tech camera allows students, parents to take virtual reality tour of schools

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — As a math and science teacher, Mike McDowell uses technology every day. But this technology is different. A high-tech camera allows a person to create virtual reality and McDowell used the device to create a tour of Jefferson Middle School in Winston-Salem. He captured 1000 scans all over the building and it took about 30 hours. It’s a great way to attract new students and help them feel more comfortable with the building before ever stepping foot […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]