Katie Nordeen CROPPEd

Contact: Katie.Nordeen@wghp.com

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!

Recent Articles
  • Guilford Co. man to represent NC in Special Olympics USA Games

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Like many avid golfers, the Oak Hollow Golf Course in High Point is Roger Johnson’s happy place. Johnson has competed in Special Olympics for more than 20 years, but admits that when it comes to golf, he was a late bloomer. “I wasn’t always the best, but I always gave my best,” he said. Johnson’s determination and upbeat attitude are paying off. After winning the gold at state two years in a row, Johnson will head […]

  • Forsyth Co. woman to represent NC in Special Olympics USA Games

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — When Ghree Lockard started competing in Special Olympics six years ago, she fell in love with the organization for the same reason many people love it: inclusivity. “When you’re in competition, you don’t look at what they can’t do and what they’re doing wrong,” Lockard said. “You look at what they’re doing right and what they can do.” Bocce quickly became a favorite for the multi-sport athlete, but Lockard never imagined where it would take her. […]

  • Human trafficking: Modern-day slavery in the Piedmont

    For many survivors of human trafficking, it starts with a promise of a better life. For a Winston-Salem woman, it started when a family friend in Mexico offered to bring her to the United States so she could finish high school. “He said he just wanted to help because I was like a daughter for him,” Jenny said, now 21. “When we got to the apartment, it wasn’t what he said it was obviously.” For the next two or three […]

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    Dream comes true for Rockingham Co. filmmaker with disability

    MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — Take one look around Jordan Nance’s bedroom at his home in Reidsville and you’ll see glimpses of a story that’s been years in the making. Nance recently finished production on his first documentary about his friend, Ralph Epperson. Epperson founded WPAQ Radio in Mount Airy in 1948. “He has accomplished something, I think it would be challenging no matter what. I’m sure any filmmaker would say that,” Joy Nance said. “But in Jordan’s case so much […]

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    ‘Beyond Academics’ program helps students with disabilities at UNCG

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Remington Brown is typical college student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The junior from Orange County goes to class, lives on his own, is involved in Campus Ministry and hangs out with friends. Brown also happens to have an intellectual disability and for a while, never imagined attending a four-year university. “I kept getting told college wasn’t for me. You can go to a community college, but you can’t go to a university college,” […]

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    A closer look at ABA, a science-based approach to treating autism

    By all accounts, Michael Ketner was a typical baby. “His language was coming along. He was playing peek-a-boo and he would hide and toss things off the table and say ‘uh oh!’” said Krystal Ketner, Michael’s mom. Krystal says that all changed when he was 15-months-old. Suddenly, her little boy stopped talking. At 2-years-old, doctors diagnosed Michael, with autism – a developmental disability that affects his social and communication skills. “It was something I looked up on my own. I was […]

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    High Point pastor forms support group for burn survivors

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Frank Hensley was an ordinary fourth grader growing up in Surry County, when his life suddenly changed. Shortly after lunch on Feb. 22, 1957, Flat Rock Elementary caught on fire. Two people died in the school fire and Hensley and five other students were critically burned. “I can remember it like it was yesterday,” Hensley said. “That building went from being a complete building at 1:30, to at 1:50, it was on the ground. There was […]

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    Katie’s dog Louie takes IQ test through Dognition

    Like many people, FOX8 News Anchor Katie Nordeen spends every day with her beloved pet — in her case, a Golden Retriever named Louie. But Louie is a bit of a stranger. “Everybody wants to understand what’s going on inside of a dog’s head,” said Dr. Brian Hare, a scientist from Duke University who studies dog psychology. “It has not been hard to get people excited about this.” Dr. Hare is the founder of Dognition, a research firm that promises […]

  • The future for ‘Horsepower’ in Guilford County

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — It wasn’t so long ago when the staff at Horsepower Therapeutic Learning Center thought they might be forced to move. But things have changed, with the non-profit signing a new lease on its Colfax location. Now, while in the process of looking for a new place to have camp, the group discovered what could be a new horizon.

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    ‘Generation GPAC’ hopes to make performing arts center a reality

    It’s a diverse group of people made up of young professionals and moms with one goal in mind: Make the proposed Performing Arts Center in Greensboro a reality. The group calls itself “Generation GPAC” and Elizabeth Phillips is one of three co-chairs. “This project is bigger than just a performing arts center or entertainment venue,” Phillips said. “It’s about the excitement around the future of Greensboro and for the potential of our downtown.” Phillips has spoken to a lot of […]

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    Eden burn survivor inspires through social media

    EDEN, N.C. — Harley Dabbs, 19, can’t hide the scars that cover more than 80 percent of her body, but for a long time she tried. “I wouldn’t go anywhere. I wouldn’t leave my house,” Harley said. “If I did go somewhere, I would fully cover myself no matter how hot it was outside. I’d wear coats and long pants.” In June 1997, when Harley was three, her life changed when her family’s home caught on fire. “My mom was […]

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    Davidson County summer camp builds friendships, teaches life lessons

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — It may be summer break, but some kids in Davidson County are choosing to spend part of theirs at a summer camp at Davis-Townsend Elementary. “It’s fun! I get to hang out with friends meet new people from different schools,” says camper Brody Stovall. There are a lot of things to do at the camp including arts and crafts and time outdoors. “Our main goal is to make sure kids are having a great time and […]


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