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.

Recent Articles
  • Community cuts teeth on arts at Sawtooth School

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — From woodworking to ceramics and everything in between, at Sawtooth School for Visual Art in downtown Winston-Salem, everyone is an artist. “I like to think we`re the arts center for The City of Arts and Innovation,” said Amy Jordan, Vice President of Arts and Innovation. “There’s wonderful gratification in a finished product, but there’s also the process itself and what it does for us.” For nearly 75 years, people of all ages and skill levels have turned […]

  • Truck Experience fires up engines for Fun Fourth celebration

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Downtown Greensboro has a lot to offer visitors and residents. Julia Strandberg with Downtown Greensboro, Incorporated says there’s no better way to showcase that than during the free two-day festival Fun Fourth, which attracts an estimated 100,000 people. “For me it`s just seeing this all come together, seeing the community come together, seeing interactives, live music, and people of all walks of life come together,” said Strandberg. And the Truck Experience, a free interactive exhibit, is one […]

  • Food pantry gets much-needed summer boost from High Point Community Foundation

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — The Fairgrove Family Resource Center in Thomasville operates like a well-oiled machine. The non-rofit offers multiple services, including a food pantry that distributes roughly 30,000 pounds of food each month to people like Debera Taylor. “It helps me a lot and I`m sure it helps out a lot of families in the area,” Taylor said. According to Terri Fisher, Fairgrove Family Resource Center executive director, Thomasville has a very high percentage of people —especially children — living […]

  • 3rd annual FOX8 Community Baby Shower a huge success

    The third annual FOX8 Community Baby Shower has ended and the campaign was a huge success! Our generous viewers donated diapers, wipes, clothes, cribs, bath supplies, swaddles, bouncy chairs and strollers to help new babies get a good start in life. From Albaad in Rockingham County, which donated enough wipes to fill a bus and a van, to the consignment shop “It’s Time to Consign” that’s going out of business and gave everything leftover in its showroom to the little […]

  • New teen center in High Point adds technology to attract kids

    HIGH POINT, N.C. – A fresh coat of paint, computers, new table top games and furniture fill a room inside the Carl Chavis YMCA. Before the makeover, the teen center struggled to get the attention of kids because of outdated technology. So, when the High Point Community Foundation offered a $17,000 grant, Carlvena Foster, vice president of district operations, knew exactly what had to be done. “We needed to upgrade everything that we had electronically, but we needed a place […]

  • How glassblowing is teaching students to be ready for business

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – In a small space along Mill Works Street in Winston-Salem, students are quite literally feeling the heat. They are standing face to face with fire to learn the art of glassblowing. “It’s such a different thing to do and not many people know how to do it and the fact that I am slowly getting better and better you can recognize what I am doing, I really like that part,” said Brian Ledbetter. He is one of […]

  • Girls learn, make friends through Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont program

    Nearly 14,000 girls in central and western North Carolina are part of the Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont program. It helps young girls discover more about themselves and the community. At the weekly meetings, you can find the girls doing things like science experiments, but it is also about building friendships. “I love Girl Scouts because we all get to learn how to come together,” one girl said, and her mom says hearing that and seeing the smiles on […]

  • Donations make a difference in FOX8 Community Baby Shower

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Aapri Chavis is everything a child would want in a mother: fun, loving, engaged and hard-working. A lot has changed since FOX8 first met Chavis when she received items through the first FOX8 Community Baby Shower in 2016. At the time, she was pregnant with her third son, going to school full-time at Winston-Salem State University and working to support her family. Money was tight, she recalls. “I dropped my oldest off here, ran a mile, went […]

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring makes a difference in lives of local youths

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Having someone to look up to and guide you as you grow can be life-changing, and it’s the purpose of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Twin brothers Rashawn and Rayquan Pittman have male role models in their lives thanks to the program. “I am very happy. On a scale from one to 10, a 10,” Rashawn said. He has become more focused and better behaved in school since he has been paired with High Point […]

  • Greensboro organization offers free education-based program to teach young men important life skills

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Sometimes it’s hard for students to see beyond high school. But a non-profit organization has set out to help them do just that by helping them set goals, form relationships with positive role models and learn important life skills. Two Saturdays each month, you’ll find fellowship, workshops and basketball at Providence Baptist Church in Greensboro. The group also takes field trips. “I don’t think I’m ready for life,” said participant Christian Brown, a 10th grader. “And when […]

  • ‘Learner-Centered Classrooms’ help create comfortable, learning-conducive environment for students

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — There are so many ways to learn and multiple classrooms at Union Hill Elementary School in High Point are proof of that. The flexible seating — balls, cushions, rockers, rugs and chairs, and multimedia tools — are part of the school’s new “Learner-Centered Classrooms.” “What I like about it is you’re not sitting at a hard desk all day,” said 4th-grade student Cameron Barrett. The school introduced the eight classrooms in January, thanks to a grant […]

  • Winston-Salem center provides safe place for LGBTQ community

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — North Star LGBTQ Community Center in Winston-Salem is a place where the community can come and just be. North Star opened in 2012 and for director Nyles Claire Suer, it’s personal. “Being queer, that’s the word I use, it has been one of the most incredible parts of my life, ” Suer said. “It’s really enriched my life in a way that I can’t even imagine being divorced from that part of my identity. But it can […]