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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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    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 […]

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    Apprenticeship programs helps high school students land jobs

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A few times a week, the factory at Machine Specialists, Inc., in Guilford County, transforms into a classroom of sorts. “It`s a lot of fun, just the fact that you can go in and program a machine to turn a block of medal  into something,” said Jackie Smith, a rising senior at Eastern Guilford. Smith is one of ten students selected to participate in the Guilford Apprenticeship Program (GAP). GAP is a new four-year program that […]

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    Local homeless outreach is here to help

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Raymond Payne has come a long way in his life. For eleven years, he was homeless and addicted to drugs and alcohol.  “They say once a person is homeless, they’re always homeless. That’s not true,” Payne said. “I know plenty of people who were homeless and they’re doing great things now.” Payne stayed in the Open Door Ministries Men’s Shelter for six months. During that time, he turned his life around and has been sober ever […]

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    Bringing a garden to life

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — Nestled on seven acres of land in Kernersville, The Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden is a tranquil, beautiful place. According to Executive Director John Whisnant, it draws visitors of all ages both locally and internationally. “A friend of mine who attends the church across the street, I asked her ‘Are you familiar with our garden?’ and she said,  ‘Oh yes, some Sundays I drop my family off at church and come to your beautiful garden and have […]

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    What are community foundations?

    Many people are unfamiliar with the Community Foundations of Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point, but according to the heads of the foundations, most residents have been touched by the work they do. So what are the community foundations? “It’s a question we’re asked all the time, and it’s a confusing answer,” said Walker Sanders, president of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro. “The simplest way to answer is we help people give and we help communities grow.” Some donors specify […]

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    Operation Smile helps local family

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — From the very beginning, Liam Soares has been a happy, active baby. Now 7 months old and racing around in his baby walker, it’s obvious he fills his family’s Greensboro home with the best kind of busy. What’s less obvious is that Liam has already been through more than most children his age. Jessica and Chad Soares found out their son would be born with a cleft lip and possibly cleft palate during routine ultrasounds when Jessica […]

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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 […]