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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.

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Recent Articles
  • Valley Park taking steps to avoid flooding as Meramec river rises

    VALLEY PARK, MO (KTVI) – Valley Park was a hard hit community during the flooding of 2015. Officials are taking steps to protect the town from the rising water. The water is rising along the Meramec river. According to the National Weather Service the Meramec river is at 17.8 feet and flood level is 16 feet. The river is expected to crest at 40 feet on Wednesday. That is four feet below where the river crested in December of 2015. […]

  • Kirkwood prepares for rising Meramec river waters

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Play ball? In Kirkwood crews are getting ready for the effects of the rain on the Meramec. The baseball diamonds are in danger Crews at the field in Kirkwood are pulling down the fencing, emptying out the concession stand, moving pitching mounds, and chaining down bleachers Kirkwood Athletic Association President Eric Erickmeyer tells FOX 2 that the grounds crew watches the river levels to know if they need to move a lot or a little. […]

  • Police search for owner of bag containing infant’s bones

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Police are asking the public for help to identify the owner of a leather bag. The bag contained the bones of an infant.   If you have information of any kind on the bag, whether it is brand, place of purchase, or potential ownership, please contact the St. Louis County Police Department. The duffle was discovered in a north St. Louis County subdivision lake on April 15th. People fishing behind homes in the 20th block of […]

  • Police: Body found encased in concrete is missing Fulton man

    FULTON, MO (KTVI) – The search for a missing Fulton man quickly turned into a homicide investigation. On the morning of April 14th Fulton police officers got a call that Carl DeBrodie had walked away from the Second Chance Group Home, an assisted living center. A family member said DeBrodie was 31-years-old but functioned at the level of a 7-year-old. Officers quickly launched a search and said by noon it was clear to them that DeBrodie had been missing for […]

  • Florissant swears in first African-American alderman

    FLORISSANT, MO (KTVI) – One of the oldest cities in St. Louis made history Monday night as the first African-American was sworn in as a city council member. Robert Parson, Jr. is the first African-American to serve on the city council and the first to run for the position in over 40 years, a fact that he found surprising in a city where one in four residents are black. “I am surprised people have to be invested in their communities […]

  • Creve Coeur police set up DWI checkpoints

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Officers are conducting a DWI checkpoint Friday and it may be one of the last checkpoints to happen in Missouri. In order to catch drunk drivers out on the road law enforcement agencies either use DWI checkpoints or saturation patrolling. Saturation patrols are when a group of officers are out on the roads to solely focus on looking for drunk drivers. They are not responsible for responding to any other calls. State representative Scott Fitzpatrick is […]

  • Gas station robbery suspects could be connected to other crimes – Police

    KIRKWOOD, MO (KTVI) – Kirkwood police officers are looking for two men who robbed a gas station early Thursday morning. Police believe the suspects may also be responsible for other gas station robberies in the area. Around 2:30 a.m., two men walked into a Mobil on the Run at Manchester and Geyer Rod. One of the men was armed with a gun. According to Kirkwood Detective Dave Smith, the suspects approached a customer and the clerk, and then focused in […]

  • MetroLink sued over lack of security

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A fourteen-page lawsuit filed in civil court Wednesday claimed that multiple problems with MetroLink safety is to blame for the death of a man last year. Jordan Taynor died in April of 2016 after he was found with head injuries at the Central West End MetroLink platform. In a statement to the Post-Dispatch Taynor’s father said, there’s been enough killings and maiming’s on the MetroLink and now it is time to stop. The lawsuit claims, among […]

  • Infant remains discovered in north county subdivision

    NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Human remains located in a north county subdivision belong to an infant, the St. Louis County Medical Examiner said Tuesday. According to Sgt. Shawn McGuire, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, officers were called to Behlman Lake Court on the night of April 15 after people fishing in a lake behind homes discovered the remains. One man said he was fishing at the lake the afternoon of April 14th and […]

  • St. Ann residents debate fishing or swans?

    ST. ANN, MO (KTVI) – Some St. Ann residents are worried that their long-time fishing lake is going to become swan lake. Officials with the City of St. Ann have been talking about re-doing the lake in Tiemeyer Park for about 10 years and currently that lake is being drained for the work to finally start. St. Ann residents said that for over 50 years that lake has been used for fishing but now they are worried that when the […]

  • Potholes finally filled near Wright City apartment complex

    WRIGHT CITY, MO (KTVI) – Some residents in Wright City who were dodging super-sized potholes now have a much smoother ride. Deer Run Road leads back to three different apartment complexes and, for years, residents have said it’s been covered with potholes. None of the apartment complex owners could agree on who was responsible for fixing the road until Fox 2 News did a story about the problem, and the owners began to take a deeper look. It turns out […]

  • Dotson says St. Louis losing more officers than it recruits

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The City of St. Louis swore in 18 new officers Thursday night. This comes at a time when Police Chief Sam Dotson said the department is in desperate need of more officers. Dotson said the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is losing about three officers every two weeks and he contributes a lot of this to the fact that they can’t offer a competitive salary. Dotson said the starting salary for a city officer is $8,000 […]