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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
  • Prostitution busts continue in south St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – Another prostitution bust in the Dutchtown neighborhood in south St. Louis City. Police arrested five women and one man for prostitution on Thursday near S. Grand and Meramec. One of the officers was working undercover in the area and during that time, those six individuals propositioned him. About a month ago, officers set up an operation on south Broadway. In two days, they arrested six females for prostitution and six males for soliciting prostitution. Capt. Steven Mueller […]

  • 4-alarm fire damages home in Ladue

    LADUE, MO – Lightening caused a house fire in Ladue during a storm Wednesday afternoon. Twenty-six fire units responded to the scene on Overhill Drive in Ladue. According to the Ladue Fire Chief Steven Lynn said the fire started with a lightning strike in the basement of the back of them home, then moved through the middle floor and into the second story. Sixty percent of the house was damaged. Homeowner Brian Baker was a work but his wife and three […]

  • Residents tell county council they oppose proposed ice rink in Creve Coeur Park

    CLAYTON, MO – The St. Louis County Council is looking at plans for an ice rink in Creve Coeur Park, Tuesday night.  Before the meeting protesters against the rink gathered outside the meeting. Dozens of people voiced their opinions about a proposed ice rink at Creve Coeur Park at a St. Louis County Council meeting Tuesday night. The rink in Creve Coeur would be a four-rink facility on 40 acres of land. The plan still needs final approval from the […]

  • SIUE student body president stands in support of students at the University of Virginia

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL – University student body presidents from around the country put out a statement in support of the student body at the University of Virginia. On Friday night about 100 people carrying tiki torches, giving Nazi salutes and chanting slogans like ‘white lives matter’ marched through the middle of campus at the University of Virginia. Ramon DeShazer is the student body president at SIUE.  In a group chat with other student body presidents, DeShazer and others, decided to put […]

  • Vigil for boys killed in rollover crash in downtown St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – A tragic accident on the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge Thursday night left three kids dead and others still in the hospital. It was a single car accident with six people inside, one adult and five kids. While making a turn on the bridge the driver lost control and over corrected. The accident killed 10-year-old Lamont Davis, 11-year-old Danzel Cosey, and 3 -year-old Eric Williams. Davis and Cosey both play football for the Herbert Hoover Boys and […]

  • Two children dead after SUV flips near Stan Musial Bridge

    ST. LOUIS – Two children died Thursday night after a rollover crash near the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge in downtown. According to a spokesperson for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the accident happened just before 9:30 p.m. at N. Tucker Boulevard and Cass Avenue. The driver overcorrected on the off-ramp, leading the vehicle to overturn. Five individuals were ejected as a result. The SUV appeared to have rolled several times. Authorities closed the Tucker exit on eastbound Interstate 70. […]

  • List of school district close for solar eclipse grows, as some plan on holding classes

    ARNOLD, MO – The Northwest School District and Fox School District are the last in Jefferson County to announce that they will be close on August 21st for the solar eclipse. One of the main reasons Jefferson County schools are closing is the worry of a grid lock. A study by the Great American Eclipse estimates that Fenton is the closest driving destination for 13 million people to see the solar eclipse. Insurance companies have been contacting schools about liability […]

  • Jefferson County woman on the lookout for missing pet Bobcat

    ARNOLD, MO – A pet bobcat is missing from a home in Jefferson County. In Missouri, it is legal to own a bobcat and Artimus has been a part of her family for six years. Although she is a bobcat to her family she is their baby. Artimus’s owners said she is sweet and has the qualities of both a cat and a dog.  She is aloof like a cat but sounds meaner and growls like a dog. A few […]

  • Mild summer weather has folks in St. Louis spending time outdoors

    ST. LOUIS — I think I got to pick story of the night. I’m here on Art Hill behind me you can see the movie screen and people scattered all along the hill. The consensus here is, “Why would want to watch a movie inside on a night like tonight when you can do it outside.” This is just one of the ways people are spending Friday night.  They’re outside taking advantage of this weather.    

  • BackStoppers BBQ benefit

    ELLISVILLE, Mo. – A small local business donated all of their proceeds for the day to BackStoppers. Bernadette Faasen’s husband is a St. Louis County detective and she is the owner of Woodsmoke BBQ in Ellisville. She said all summer the restaurant has had a theme, “Supporting our Heroes,” and Thursday’s event for BackStoppers was the grand finale. Along with barbecue, they were also selling shirts that said, ‘Take a Stand…Back a Hero,’ and had Officer Blake Snyder’s badge number […]

  • Hundreds of Marines come to St. Louis to say goodbye to a dying brother

    ST. LOUIS – A local Marine is in the final days of his life and Marines from all over the United States are stopping by his hospital bed to say goodbye. Many of them are complete strangers. Phillip Rochette, 49, enlisted in the Marines right out of high school. His sister Denise said in Phillips mind it is, God, the Marines then everyone else. At the beginning of July Phillip started having headaches and throwing up. Denise called an ambulance […]

  • Firefighters battle 5-alarm fire at canning facility in Arnold

    ARNOLD, MO –  The fire broke out Tuesday night around 7:30 pm at the Metal Container Corporation in Arnold Missouri. The facility manufactures cans for AB InBev and is located on 42 Can Lane in Arnold Missouri. The blaze started in a top floor canning furnace. A supervisor in site ordered an evacuation of the facility. A spokesperson for the Rock Community Fire Protection District said fire got into the ductwork, which is causing firefighters to open up walls to […]