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.
HIGH POINT, N.C. — Police dogs are a crucial part of any police department, and High Point is lucky to have nine. “K-9s are important for the police department because we can use a police dog for narcotics detection,” said Master Police Officer Karl Wolf, a K-9 handler. “The dog can search faster and more efficiently for the evidence that we`re looking for.” Wolf and “Rudo” have been partners for almost a year. When they aren’t working the streets, they’re […]
It`s not easy work, but it is very rewarding. And Bradley Laws and Callie are quickly becoming best friends. The two are part of A New Leash on Life, a 10-week program at Forsyth Correctional Center. “It’s not just a dog-training program,” said Candide Jones, president of Piedmont Animal Welfare Alliance. “It’s redemptive for humans and dogs.” The dogs learn new skills, obedience and socialization to get them ready for adoption. But beyond that, their trainers, who are inmates, develop […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — It isn’t your ordinary music video shoot. The song by Josh King is one of many you’ll hear on “Artists United to End Poverty” — an album benefitting the United Way of Greater Greensboro. “If there’s any time I can use music to help anybody else out, I love to do it,” King said. King is one of dozens of artists and activists collaborating on the project, organized by The Culture Pushers, a non-profit founded by Greensboro-native […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — It’s been a long time coming, but Billy Riley, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, is finally home. It’s the latest step in his recovery since leaving the service. “Life started pulling apart,” said Riley. “I took to alcoholism and stayed pretty gone for a long time.” Riley is the first veteran to move into one of three renovated cottages at the former John Wesley Camp in High Point, now called The Heroes Center. “Somebody else’s […]
It may look like an ordinary kitchen inside Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina, but this is far more transformative. “The work we’re doing today will have implications for our community for decades and generations to come,” said Heather Martin, director of strategy and donor relations. Providence is a 13-week culinary training program of Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina. “Our typical student is someone who has a past that inhibits them from being someone who […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Saturday Soccer is fun, engaging and free, and many of the kids who attend look forward to it all week long. With the exception of some holiday weekends, the program takes place every weekend from early March through late October. The goal, according to Sari Rose, is to help develop children and inspire them to reach their full potential. “It’s our mission to take soccer to the community and really use it as a powerful tool to […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — It wasn’t an ordinary concert at New Garden Friends Meeting in Greensboro. The one held on July 14 was rooted in history. Dr. Kim Harris is a recording artist, teacher, composer and storyteller who travels the nation performing concerts and lecturing on the music of the Underground Railroad. The concert is one of many local events happening as part of the yearlong Bicentennial Celebration of the Movement. “We are celebrating this year the 200th anniversary of the […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — As pharmacy manager at the Community Clinic of High Point, Margaret Buchanan stays busy. “Mostly what we do is maintenance medications, hypertension, blood pressure, diabetes, insulin, and we can get inhalers,” she said. The clinic is for uninsured and low-income adults. “You have to have 200 percent of poverty level and below, and no insurance,” Buchanan said. “So Medicaid or Medicare would disqualify you from using the clinic.” As part of the quality medical care offered at […]
At performances by the Piedmont Wind Symphony, there’s something for everyone. “The community would benefit from a live presentation of those songs they love and maybe some of the music they`ve never heard of before,” said Tika Douthit, principal flute player. She is one of about 60 musicians who makes up the Piedmont Wind Symphony. “We have a fantastic artistic director and he just really brings the music to life off the page,” Douthit said. “And to be part of […]
Megan Howell is one of nearly 500 teens who has a free membership with the YMCA of High Point. “It’s a good place to meet new people and stay out of trouble,” the rising 10th grader said. Most of the teens who have the free memberships at the Carl Chavis Branch come every day. Basketball is a huge draw, but teens also have supervised access to workout equipment, the teen center and more. “It`s like a home away from home,” […]
PFAFFTOWN, N.C. — One by one, first-grade students at Vienna Elementary in Pfafftown help carry out items they and their classmates have donated to the FOX8 Community Baby Shower. “While they’re only 6 years old, the message that they’re sending and understanding right now — that giving back to the community makes a difference — is huge,” said Lee Coch, principal at Vienna Elementary. Not everything taught at his school comes out of a textbook, and Coch believes this is […]
When Shaniqua Wheeler gave birth to her son Amari five months ago, life changed in an instant. “When they say babies take over, babies take over,” Wheeler said. Her son Cameron, who’s five years old, became a big brother and she and her husband got another son. “I was just so excited to be starting over again,” Wheeler said. She prepared for a newborn as best she could both mentally and financially. “It all came back to me,” Wheeler said. […]