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Katherine Hessel was born and raised in St. Louis.
She joined the Fox 2 team in December of 2015 as a reporter for the 9, 10 and 11pm news.

Hessel returns to her home town from KVEW in the Tri-Cities Washington where she was a MMJ.

Before heading to the Northwest Katherine got her first taste of news while working as an intern at Fox 2. She graduated from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Communication, with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism.

When she’s not reading news articles, Katherine loves to travel and explore new cities.

Katherine is thrilled to be back in her hometown to report the news in a community that means so much to her.

Want to send me a news tip? E-mail me at katherine.hessel@tvstl.com


Recent Articles
  • St. Louis Firefighters testing tactics to reduce high cancer rate

    ST. LOUIS, MO — The St. Louis Fire Department lost four firefighters under the age of 50 to cancer last year. Now the department is at the forefront of creating a guideline to try and reduce that number. Firefighters spend their days battling flames and a lot of smoke. The carcinogens in the smoke are killing firefighters at an alarming rate. St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson said when he started materials in homes were natural, like wood and cotton. […]

  • Response to Riverview house fire turns into homicide investigation

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A house fire turned into a homicide investigation Thursday night in Riverview. According to police, fire crews responded to a house fire around 7 p.m. in the 10800 block of Spring Garden. When they got there, smoke was coming from a vacant home with boarded-up windows. Crews put out the small fire and found a man dead in the basement while looking for other fires on the property. Police said the man had been shot […]

  • Police seek public’s help to solve triple homicide

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO – CrimeStoppers is looking for information about a triple homicide that happened in Pine Lawn this past April. 29-years-old Andrew Green was one of the three men shot and killed on April 26th. Around 10 am police responded to the 4500 block of Rosewood for a call of shots fired. There, they found one man dead behind the wheel of a black Dodge Journey, another on the sidewalk by the car and a third in a […]

  • Mother says 3 kids pointed a BB gun at her son

    ST. LOUIS – A mother is upset after three kids pointed a BB gun at her son at an after-school program. Austria Harrell’s son is 9-years-old and in fourth grade at Shaw Visual Performing Arts School in south St. Louis. Every day he is transferred from there to an after-school program at Froebel Elementary School. On Monday, he was getting off the bus and walking into Froebel when he encountered three sixth graders. Harrell said the boys started pushing and […]

  • Friends remember De Smet coach killed in south St. Louis

    CREVE COEUR, MO – De Smet High School football players took to the field Monday with something else on their minds. One of their assistant coaches was shot and killed. It happened during a possible carjacking early Monday morning in south St. Louis. Fox 2`s Katherine Hessel spent the evening with those who knew and loved Jaz Granderson.    

  • Woman races to help move wheelchair-bound man trapped in Kirkwood train tracks

    KIRKWOOD, Mo. – A very close call for a man whose wheelchair got stuck on the train tracks in Kirkwood was all captured on video. Julie Flanders and her brother, Chandler, were stopped at the train crossing when Julie noticed a woman running towards the tracks. They saw that the woman was running towards a man in a wheelchair who was stuck. Julie and her brother Chandler jumped out of their car. She said the man’s wife was trying to […]

  • No winner in Queen of Hearts drawing in Aviston IL

    AVISTON, IL – Thousands of people were in Aviston Illinois Wednesday night, but there was still no lucky winner for the $350,000 pot in the Queen of Hearts drawing. The card picked was the king of hearts, and now there are 14 cards left on the board. The City of Aviston has a population of about 2,000, but the night of the drawing the town’s population doubled. There were about 4,000- 5,000 at the local American Legion Hall. Local police […]

  • Alton woman charged with battery in child abuse case

    ALTON, IL – An Alton woman is accused of abusing three children she was caring for.  Kristina Solorio-Campbell has been charged with 3 counts aggravated battery after doctors at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center discovered multiple injuries to a 4-year-old child’s head and body. The victim is 4-year-old Tomias Covington, the child of Solorio- Campbell’s longtime boyfriend Tommie Covington. According to Covington on Sunday morning he was hanging out with Solorio- Campbell in the basement of their home. Covington said […]

  • Evening storms cause some damage in Metro Area

    ST. LOUIS – Monday’s storms brought some much-needed rain to the St. Louis region, but it also left some storm damage in north St. Louis and in Alton, Illinois. Meanwhile viewers in some of the Metro Area were treated to some exceptional lightning displays.

  • Is the St. Louis region paying too much to keep small governments alive?

    ST. LOUIS – The Better Together Task Force held their first town hall meeting Monday night to get community opinion about a St. Louis City and County merger. Task force members said that the point of these town hall meetings is to ask the community what it would look like for St. Louis to become a prosperous first-class city. Better Together is a grassroots project that looks at how the fragmentation is affecting the region. They are the ones responsible […]

  • Woman horrified to find deer impaled on neighbor’s fence

    ST. LOUIS – One local woman keeps finding deer impaled on her neighbor’s fence and with mating season right around the corner, she is worried she will encounter the disturbing sight more often. Amy Dubman’s neighbor recently installed a wrought iron fence with spear points. Last November, two deer were impaled while trying to hop the fence. Dubman said the worst part for her is to see the deer suffering as they hang along the fence. “This is something where they […]

  • Queen of Hearts drawing rolls over to $350,00 in Aviston IL

    AVISTON, IL – There was no big winner at the Queen of Hearts drawing at the American Legion Hall in Aviston Illinois Wednesday night. The pot was $280,000 and now there are 15 cards left on the board. This is the first time the American Legion Hall in Aviston has done a Queen of Hearts drawing. The post has also been selling 50/50 raffle tickets every week and after a month they donated their half, $8,000, to a nonprofit that […]