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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 County police conduct ShotSpotter test

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO – St. Louis County police tested its new ShotSpotter technology Thursday night. Officers fired off dozens of rounds at three different locations around Dellwood, Jennings, Ferguson, and Florissant. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said the rounds were shot into a ballistic trap that was placed in front of a tactical armored vehicle. The ShotSpotter system uses microphones placed across the area and can pinpoint the location where gunshots are fired within a four mile […]

  • Ellisville to ask voters if St. Louis City should reenter the county

    ELLISVILLE, MO – The Mayor of Ellisville is asking his voters to weigh in on a city-county merger even though the vote will be non-binding. The Ellisville city council voted to adopt a resolution that would put two questions on the ballot about a possible city-county merger: Should St. Louis city merge with St. Louis county? Should St. Louis city reenter the county as the 89th municipality? Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul said he is confident that Ellisville and most county […]

  • U-City residents voice concern of plan for sewage storage tanks

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO – Some residents of University City who are unhappy with a plan from the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to buy out their homes and construct storage tanks. Tuesday night a large crowd had a chance to demand answers from the agency. According to MSD about 800 homes in University City have had sewage backups since 1995, while tons of sewage is being dumped into the River Des Peres. A spokesperson with MSD said this problem is […]

  • Parents accuse teacher of using duct tape to hogtie daughter

    VALLEY PARK, MO – Joseph and Laura Day’s 4-year-old daughter has been attending Zion Lutheran Learning Center in Valley Park for about a year in a half. Joseph said one night in March during a bath she kept on using the word “duct tape.” The Day’s kept asking their daughter questions and that’s when she told them what happened. She said she was running around during nap time so teacher taped her ankles together. She tried to walk and fell […]

  • Castile’s family in St. Louis says verdict is like the shooting all over

    ST. LOUIS – The Minnesota police officer charged with killing Philando Castile during a traffic stop last year was found not guilty of second-degree manslaughter. Officer Jeronimo Yanez was also acquitted of two counts of intentional discharge of firearm that endangers safety. Castile’s death gathered widespread attention after his girlfriend broadcast the shooting’s aftermath via Facebook Live. Castile, a St. Louis native, was later buried in his hometown. Greg Taylor and Stacy Castile, two of Philando’s uncles who live in […]

  • Suspected gunman in shooting of U.S. Congressman, shocks those who knew him

    ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL – People in the Belleville area who know James Hodgkinson know him as Tommy. A Belleville native Hodgkinson worked as a builder, then as a home inspector. Though out Wednesday, police, sheriff’s deputies, the FBI and ATF agents searched his home. Neighbors said they are shocked that Hodgkinson was the man responsible for the shooting in Virginia. They said he pretty much kept to himself but was nice, he would wave when people passed by and […]

  • New twist in the saga of where the confederate monument will be moved to

    ST. LOUIS – A new twist in the battle over the future of the confederate monument. The Executive Director of the Missouri Civil War Museum, Mark Trout, said the museum is now the new owner of the monument and has the papers to prove it. According to Trout the original ordinance said that the Daughters of The Confederacy were the owners of the monument and Tuesday they handed the deed to the monument to the museum. “We are 100 percent […]

  • St. Louis Board of Aldermen host meeting to discuss Confederate monument issue

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louis aldermen held a public meeting Thursday to discuss the future of all the Confederate monuments across the city. The process of the monument coming down has already begun. Early Thursday morning, the top part of the Forest Park Confederate Memorial was removed. Mayor Lyda Krewson said this will allow engineers to look inside so they can determine how to dismantle the rest of it safely. Despite the fact that the removal process had started, […]

  • Father of child found decomposed in Centreville garage, denies killing his daughter

    BELLEVILLE, IL – The man accused of forcing his wife into prostitution after killing his 6-year-old daughter and dumping her body in a garage in Centreville says none of that is true. During an interview from jail in Las Vegas Jason Quate said that it was his wife’s idea to move to Vegas and become a prostitute. Quate also claimed that he never killed his daughter. He said in 2013 his wife told him that she had found a family […]

  • Police pursuit ends in 4 car crash in north St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A police pursuit that started in St. Ann ended in a four car crash in north St. Louis. According to St. Ann Police Chief Aaron Jimenez there were no serious injuries and the driver who led police on a pursuit did so with three kids in the backseat. Jimenez said the pursuit started along the St. Charles Rock Road near the St. Vicent De Paul store. He said an officer patrolling the area tried to pull […]

  • St. Louis police investigating 10th homicide for the month of June

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Monday night marked the 10th homicide in St. Louis city since June 1st. Around 6 pm police were called to a shooting at Riverview and North Broadway. The shooting took place in a strip mall right in front of one of the stores. According to people at the scene, two friends were in the parking lot when a third individual pulled up. That person started fighting one of the men that was there. The second person […]

  • Boaters discover body of teen missing in Big River

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO- The body of a teen who went missing while swimming in the Big River on Wednesday has been found. Devon Lavelle Cotton’s body was discovered downstream of Rockford Beach near House Springs, MO. Cotton’s family tells FOX 2 that two boaters spotted a body and alerted family members who were at the beach. Two of the boy’s uncles boated out and confirmed that the body was Cotton’s. They have called the Missouri Highway Patrol Water Patrol to […]