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.
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. […]
THOMASVILLE, N.C. – Mt. Pleasant Church in Thomasville is partnering with FOX8 for the FOX8 Community Baby Shower. Over the course of the campaign, members of the church will donate diapers, wipes, baby clothes, formula and other essential items to help moms and babies in need. Chris Clonts, the church’s senior pastor, said members of the church are excited to help make a difference. “What we desire through this opportunity and C2 event, is that we’re able to help mothers […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — It’s competitive, challenging and fun. Once a week, Coach Ricky Bednarek leads his team in practice at Cedrow Park in High Point. “I absolutely love coming here on a Tuesday after work,” said Coach Bednarek. “Everything goes away and we`re just here to have fun.” The softball team is made up of Special Olympics athletes. Some of the players are relatively new to the game of softball, but others have been playing for a long time. […]
FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Most days, Paul Elliot’s job has him on the go. “My job is to go into the community and make connections and network with different churches and organizations,” said Elliot. “Spread the word about our agency, what we do, and what we offer.” Elliot is a Family Recruiter with Lutheran Services Carolinas, a faith-based organization that serves children and adults in a number of capacities, including fostering and adoption. His job is to find people who […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — Three days a week, The Arc of High Point transforms into a busy workshop. Participants are part of the organization’s Wild and Free Day Program. “We spend our time focusing on, not only creative arts, but vocational skills, independent living,” said Sam Baker, director of Wild and Free. “We go out in the community and work on social skills. We cook, we sew, we paint, we make pottery.” The day program serves adults with intellectual and […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — At the Children’s Center in Winston-Salem, the stories of triumph are endless. “We have children that come to us when they`re 4 to 6 weeks old,” said Meredith Flow, Executive Director for Centers for Exceptional Children. “With our program, maybe they`re not walking until they turn age 2 or 3, but they`re walking.” The Children’s Center is one of two school locations under The Centers for Exceptional Children that serves both children with special needs and those […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Practice makes perfect and that’s the goal of tonight’s rehearsal. The people practicing belong to one of the 10 non-profits competing for a $20,000 grand prize. Event organizer and Future Fund Program Organizer Jodee Ruppel describes the event as Shark Tank meets non-profit. “They are literally and figuratively getting a stage to talk about their mission and their passion,” Ruppel said. “We want to invest in those no- profits that are doing innovative things that are getting […]
KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — Frances Turner is retired but she stays on the move. “It makes me feel good knowing I’m helping someone else even if it’s just simple driving,” she said. She’s one of about 1,500 volunteers with the Shepherd’s Center of Kernersville who use their own car and gas to give older adults or those with disabilities rides to medical appointments or errands. “Our goal is to keep people who are aging in their homes,” said Anita McNeill, executive […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — There’s nothing quite like opening a brand-new book and letting your imagination take you to a time or place you’ve never been. And thanks to the High Point Community Foundation and Barnes and Noble shoppers, local students will experience that for themselves. “You should have seen my students when they came back when all the different books were in the classroom,” said Laura Hall, who teaches third grade. “Especially because as a reading teacher, I want […]
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 […]