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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 prepares for several St. Patrick’s Day parades

    ST. LOUIS, MO — The Ancient Order of Hibernians will put on their annual St. Patricks Day in Dogtown Saturday. The group has also teamed up with Dogtown United to host an Irish festival throughout the streets after the parade. St. Louis metro police say they will have additional officers out on the streets Saturday. This year both the Dogtown and the Downtown Saint Patrick’s Parades are on the same day. Annual Ancient Order of Hibernians Parade: 10:00am – Along Tamm Avenue in […]

  • Arnold man indicted for bringing guns, explosive material to high school

    ARNOLD, Mo. – An Arnold man has been indicted on federal charges of possessing guns at Fox High School. According to statements from a recent court hearing, 23-year-old Dustin Lockwood went to Fox High School on February 20 after his mother asked him to pick up his sister from school. Police said that while Lockwood was sitting in his car, a staff member noticed a rifle case in the back seat. The Arnold Police Department and ATF responded. Inside the […]

  • Families say it’s time for the community to step up and provide information on killer

    ST. LOUIS – A woman and her friend were shot and killed just feet away from her 5-year-old son. Detectives want to find the suspects because not only did they shoot into a group of people with a child, but they used an assault rifle in the attack. Devon Fletcher and Whitney Brown were friends from school. According to Brown’s mother Erica Jones, on August 13th, 2015 Whitney was near Devon’s house and told him to walk down Shulte Street […]

  • Fire destroys St. Peters home

    ST. PETERS, MO – Firefighters were called to Debbie Drive in St. Peters around 10pm Tuesday night for a house fire. The blaze was extinguished by fire crews, but the house seems to be a total loss. Residents in the home escaped the fire and no one was injured by the fire. Fire officials on the scene believe the fire started near the home’s fireplace An investigation is ongoing.

  • Clayton HS students plan to honor Parkland shooting victims with walkout Wednesday morning

    CHESTERFIELD, MO – Wednesday marks one month since the deadly shooting at a Parkland Florida high school. As a way to honor those who lost their lives and raise awareness about gun violence students across the nation plan to walk out of the classroom. Clayton High School Social Studies teacher Debra Wiens said a lot of students feel very strongly about the reason for the walkout. She said her students started studying gun law at the beginning of the year […]

  • Would-be carjackers caught on camera at Brentwood Metro garage

    BRENTWOOD, Mo. – A woman was robbed and assaulted in a popular Brentwood parking garage and police are looking for help identifying the suspects. Surveillance video from the Brentwood Metro garage shows a woman parking her car in the first spot near the entrance. Brentwood Detective Tim Bone said it was a Sunday evening around 7:30 p.m. and the woman was headed to a restaurant to grab take-out. Almost as soon as the woman got out of her car, three […]

  • Family holds on to hope that 18-year-old cold case will be solved

    FERGUSON, MO -A murder 18-years ago and the case is still cold but the victim’s family hasn’t given up hope that someone will be held responsible. Kaylei Smith-Taylor has always been told how much she reminds people of her father Troy. A man she never really knew after he was shot and killed when she was just 5-months old. According to Troy’s mother, Eula, on December 16th, 2000 Troy went to his company’s Christmas party. On the way home Troy […]

  • Residents voice support for plan to remove all radioactive waste from West Lake Landfill

    BRIDGETON, MO – It was a packed room Tuesday night as a huge turnout in Bridgeton as the public got a chance to weigh in on the EPA’s plan to clean up the West Lake Landfill. After investigating and studying the landfill for decades the EPA came up with eight different plans on how to clean up the radioactive waste. The EPA thinks the best choice is alternative 4. The plan calls for about 70% of the waste would be […]

  • Police search for man accused of stealing mail

    BYRNES MILL, MO – On Monday Byrnes Mill Police were looking for a man they said has been going around Jefferson County and stealing people’s mail. One neighbor even captured the guy committing the act on camera about two weeks ago. The owner of the surveillance video didn’t want to be identified but said that he hopes the police find the man seen driving around his neighborhood of Walnut. “He approaches my mailbox,” the neighbor explained, “he had looked but […]

  • Cop and biker bump in viral video of St. Louis streets

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Video of a man on a motorcycle bumping an officer in a St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department vehicle is going viral. A man who appears to be the bike’s driver posted this message on Facebook Saturday: “Who Says We can’t get Along. Well in Saint Louis We Can. Mutual Respect 💯 🚔 🏍” The video shows a man on a red motorcycle doing a wheelie westbound on Natural Bridge. He extends a leg when he gets […]

  • College hoops hype could be big business for downtown bars, restaurants

    ST. LOUIS – College basketball has taken over downtown St. Louis! The Missouri Valley Conference Tournament is being played at the Scottrade Center this weekend and the SEC Tournament comes to town next weekend. St. Louis is one of three cities hosting two basketball tournaments. Downtown St. Louis Inc. estimates the tournaments will bring in an excess of 200,000 people to the city over the next 11 days. Fans are here to watch basketball and also want to have a […]

  • After months on the lam, north St. Louis County murder suspect apprehended

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A suspect wanted for murder is in police custody and being held on a $1 million bond. Shaun Daniels, 23, was charged Thursday with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the shooting death of Lee James. Surveillance video caught a man who police said appears to be Daniels walking up to a parked truck, opening the door, and shooting James. The shooting took place on October 12, 2017 on Dardanella Avenue in Pine Lawn. […]