Katie Nilsson - WREX.com – Rockford’s News Leader

Katie Nilsson

Evening Anchor

Katie is a veteran of the Rockford news market, who now works as our content manager and co-anchor of 13 News at 5:00.

Katie started working at WREX in the fall of 2002.  She anchored 13 News Today before she left at the end of 2007.  Katie came back to the station in October of 2009.

Katie graduated from St. Cloud State University with a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications.  She started her career in radio there, before moving to Rockford to work at a station here.

In 2011, Katie had her first child, Kamden, with her husband Kyle. When Katie is away from work she likes to spend time with family, workout at the gym, go to the park, pool or the mall.

Little Known Facts about Katie:

  • I like to work out and run local races
  • I also like to snowmobile, cook and plant flowers (but I'm no good at any of the above!)
  • I'm a life-long Vikings fan
  • I am married to Kyle, we have our son Kamden, a dog (Teddy) and cat (Chubs)
  • My nickname growing up was Kate-Potate!
  • Pizza is a universal dish; it's good for breakfast, lunch or dinner
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