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.
She 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.
She 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 is busy being a mom to Hattie and wife to Reece. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, shopping, and doing anything outdoors! Katie and her family live in Winston-Salem with their two golden retrievers and a cat named Gail.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Alice Everett has always dreamed of owning her own home. “I wanted my kids to have a yard to play in, I wanted a place for my kids to grow up and feel it`s their own,” Everett said. And now, thanks to Experiment in Self-Reliance, the single mom of three is living out that dream of homeownership. “It helped me in ways I knew I couldn`t do on my own,” Everett said. “Learning how to rebuild my […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A small army is hitting the streets of Guilford County to tackle the major issue of hunger. Since 2015, A Simple Gesture has collected food and distributed it to local food pantries that work with local schools. “A Simple Gesture’s mission is to engage the entire community to end hunger in Greensboro, High Point and Guilford County,” said Leslie Isakoff, the organization’s executive director. And that’s why twice a month you’ll see volunteers and staff members driving […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — Many people take for granted having the ability to read, but it’s a critical life skill that far too many lack. “Literacy is so important because if you can`t read you can`t truly function,” said Claire Robinson of High Point LEAP. She started the non-profit in 2014 to provide academic and enrichment opportunities to children in high-poverty communities through tutoring and mentoring. LEAP stands for literacy empowers all people. “We`re serving 400 children after school each […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro’s Downtown Greenway has a lot to offer. Once complete, the four-mile planned bicycling and walking path will serve as the central hub of the entire greenway and trails system and help define the city. “When we first started the project, we would look at other communities across the country just to get an idea of what to expect and we hoped it would happen here,” said Dabney Sanders, Project Manager for the Downtown Greenway. “And the […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Beth Glover has been looking forward to an event at Biotech Place in Winston-Salem known as “DEMO NIGHT” for weeks. “This is a big night because I am at the very beginning of the Joyfire business,” Glover said. “And so this is the first time I`m showing the public my products.” Glover is the founder of Joyfire, a new home décor brand. She’s launching the line this spring. “I’m really excited to hear from other people and […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — If you ask Louise Barnes, the mission of Ward Street Community Resources in High Point is simple. “To provide resources to people in this area—not just apply a band aid—but hopefully to become a partner with them to help them move up,” Barnes said. The non-profit has served the High Point Community since 2004 through a number of services, including a clothing closet, food pantry and community meals. “Some people cry, some people just keep thanking […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Life changed for Scott Smith when he lost his vision suddenly as an adult due to optical neuropathy. He feared he`d never work again as the blind population is faced with a daunting 70-percent unemployment rate. “I`ve always worked, I never missed a paycheck in my life,” Smith said. Then he found IFB Solutions, formerly known as Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind. IFB Solutions is now the largest employer of people who are blind in the country. […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — Amari Eaton, a junior at the Aviation Academy at T. Wingate Andrews High School in High Point, just wrapped up the summer of a lifetime. But it wasn’t spent at the pool or traveling. It was spent helping a team of research dermatologists at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. “Teamwork is key, so you`re never working alone,” said Eaton. “You always have someone there like an assistant, that helps you, who would answer questions.” […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A celebration for parents and children held the first week of August at Smith Farm Elementary in Winston-Salem has been weeks in the making. “Today represents the culmination of a lot of hard work on the part of our students, our teachers and our program directors,” said Victoria Fulton, program manager for Project Impact. The kids just wrapped up either Pathway to K or Pathway to One, summer programs that help rising kindergarteners and first graders prepare […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The statistics are staggering. According to United Way of Greater Greensboro, the city of Greensboro ranks 31 percent above the national poverty average, with roughly 57 thousand people — many of whom are children — living in those conditions right now. That’s why United Way of Greater Greensboro launched the Family Success Center to help turn lives around. “I was employed for over ten years and I lost my job due to involuntary dismissal,” said Patricia Shelton, […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — Four times a week, it`s organized chaos at Helping Hands in High Point. The emergency assistance ministry has been serving local families through food boxes and other resources for 23 years. It started as a way for the Langdon family to pay it forward after getting being on the receiving end of donations from a food pantry decades ago. “When our son got cancer, it devastated our family,” said Joyce Langdon, Volunteer Coordinator at Helping Hands. […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Vanessa Kennedy is slowly getting her life back together. The Navy Veteran works full time and cares for her mom and does it all without a car. That is until today when she purchased an affordable yet reliable car through Wheels4Hope. The faith-based non-profit takes donated cars, repairs them and sells them to people in need for $500. “It’s going to help me get around and get better opportunities in my life,” Kennedy said. “To move on […]