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! More recently, Katie became mom to a human baby, too: Hattie!

Recent Articles
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    Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System works together at learning conference

    WALKERTOWN, N.C. — School isn’t in session yet, but hundreds of educators with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System are already hard at work. Everyone gathered at Walkertown High School is participating in the 2nd Annual Collaborative Learning Conference. “Often times, education is done in silos,” said Tiffany Krafft, principal at North Hills Elementary in Winston-Salem. “Teachers don’t have the opportunity to talk to other teachers and say ‘here’s what worked in my classroom, you could tweak it this way,’ and […]

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    Community Foundation allows homeless shelter in Greensboro to help those in need

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Interactive Resource Center (IRC) in Greensboro is a lot more than just a homeless day shelter. On any given day, about 200 people use the facility. “We provide everything from basic fundamental services like showers, laundry, access to mail, phones, coffee, to self-sufficiency programming or GED classes,” said Executive Director Michelle Kennedy. The IRC first opened in a church in 2008. “We opened to exist through the winter, but when the winter ended it became clear […]

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    The Dean Prim Scholarship offers students a unique opportunity

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Phyllis Elliot and Ellen Spencer both received The Dean Prim Scholarship, which awards a $1500 college scholarship to three deserving students and a nine-day all-expenses paid trip to China. “I probably would have never thought of going to china. It’s literally across the world. It’s very different culture,” said Spencer. “It’s amazing.” Up until their trip to China this summer, neither Spencer nor Elliot had traveled out of the country. “One of the things that really impacted […]

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    Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro allows people to enjoy traveling concert series

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Bernice Symes is one of about 1,500 people who shows up on any given Sunday to enjoy “Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park” or MUSEP. It’s a weekly concert series that travels throughout parks and green spaces in Greensboro that runs June through August. “As part of the Parks and Recreation Department, our vision is to build better lives to build a better community and this really is one of those programs that allows us […]

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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 […]