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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
  • Girl Scouts team up to get school life-saving device

    It’s not every day that a couple of middle schoolers can make such an impact on their community. But what started as a project for Girl Scouts to get a life-saving device for their school quickly grew into something much bigger. FOX8’s Katie Nordeen reports for this week’s edition of “Inspired Living.”

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    Piedmont Quilters’ Guild makes a difference

    When you’re good at something and you enjoy doing it — why not make a difference, too? That’s the philosophy for the men and women involved in the Piedmont Quilters’ Guild. Now, the group’s members are using their talents to support an initiative that supports people undergoing cancer treatment, quilts for kids, hats for premature babies and gift bags for men and women serving in the military. Kaite Nordeen reports.

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    FOX8 Bully Project: Suffering in Silence

    Summer Polinski says she was tormented for nearly three years – on the bus, at school and at home. As a result she eventually resorted to cutting. FOX8’s Katie Nordeen talks with Summer and learns about the young woman’s recovery and why she’s now stronger. For more information about FOX8’s Bully Project visit us on Facebook and share your insights.

  • B.R.A. Day

    Oct. 17 is being internationally recognized in honor of Breast Reconstruction Awareness.  This year, Triad Plastic Surgery wants to help women understand their options after their diagnosis and even surgery.  Doctor Elisa Stein will answer questions about the issue when she hosts a B.R.A. Day reception between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.  The public event is happening at the Vin 205 Wine Bar in the Wine Merchant Gourmet, located at 205 Stratford Road in Winston-Salem.  For more information, you can call Triad […]

  • Katie Nordeen goes 'Over the Edge'

    Katie Nordeen to rappel from skyscraper for Special Olympics

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — FOX8’s Katie Nordeen will be rappelling from a skyscraper next month in an effort to raise money for the Special Olympics. With more than 38,000 athletes, North Carolina has one of the largest Special Olympic programs in the world. It’s supported mostly by community volunteers and donations collected through fundraising. One way the non-profit is raising money this year is by sending daring souls “Over the Edge” to rappel from skyscrapers. Special Olympics North Carolina is […]

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    ‘Chat & Snack’ a much-needed escape for families at Brenner Children’s Hospital

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Anyone that has had a loved one hospitalized knows it’s hard on everyone, especially when it’s a child. Twice a month, there’s a special place inside Brenner Children’s Hospital where those affected can go to just be a family. It’s called “Chat and Snack” — and it’s one of the few things many of the families look forward to. The program is organized by the Family Support Network of Greater Forsyth. It allows families to connect with […]

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    Local Special Olympics golfer going for another gold

    EAST BEND, N.C. — A local golfer is headed to the Nationals tournament in Arizona to represent Forsyth County and the entire state of North Carolina.  Special Olympic athlete Matthew Smitherman and alternate shot partner Lawrence Blume will head to the tournament on Thursday.  Smitherman, who’s been competing in the Special Olympics for five years, will be attempting to score his third Gold Medal.  Though he has Cerebral Palsy, Smitherman refuses to let his disability hold him back. 

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    Volunteer opportunity forms lifelong friendships

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. —  It was a typical summer night at Krispy Kreme on Stratford Road, but also a very special evening for the women with intellectual and developmental disabilities visiting from the UMAR group homes.   There were doughnuts, ice cream and coffee, but it was more than that to old friends who are again reunited.   “We have a ball with them,” UMAR resident Margaret Dunbar said. “I love it!” Affectionately known as “date night,” the UMAR ladies were with […]

  • Family Health

    If you’re looking for a natural remedy for a specific health condition, chances are primary care physician Dr. Elizabeth Vaughan has the answer.  If you have a question for her, contact her at her office at 1301 West Wendover Ave. in Greensboro. You can also call Vaughan Medical Center at (336) 808-3627 or visit her website, vaughanmedical.com.

  • Deciding on the right movie

    If you’re going to spend $10 to seen a movie, you want it to be worthwhile. Mary Dalton is a professor of communication at Wake Forest University. She visited FOX8 Wednesday morning to discuss how to decide if it’s okay to spend that much.

  • Taste Carolina

    What better way to get to know a city and its people than on a food tour? Experience North Carolina’s best restaurants and food shops in the most unique way! Go behind the scenes to chat with chefs and artisans, and enjoy their delicious food. Join us for the tastiest tours in North Carolina!  To learn more about the tours, check out this site: http://www.tastecarolina.net/

  • She Said: Casey Anthony, jailed mom, graduation speaker

    Today’s topics include: Casey Anthony, a mother jailed for letting kids play unsupervised and a graduation speaker who told students they weren’t special.