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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
  • Cahokia woman says fiancé gunned down while they were on the phone

    CAHOKIA, Ill. – CrimeStoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for a tip that leads to an arrest in the murder of Akeem Haynes. Haynes, 33, was shot and killed in his driveway on West Adams in Cahokia on November 25. Haynes’ fiancée, Trikinya Rogers, said the day started out great. She said they went shopping at all the outlet malls they could find and loaded up on Christmas presents. Rogers said Haynes wanted to go to one […]

  • St. Louis Hills residents call public safety meeting over recent carjackings

    ST. LOUIS – Residents of the St. Louis Hills neighborhood called a safety meeting Tuesday evening following an uptick of carjackings in the area. According to police, a resident was assaulted and carjacked last week on Neosho or “Snowflake Street.” Also, just a few month ago, there was a carjacking on another neighborhood street – Devonshire. Major Daniel Howard with the St. Louis Police Department South Patrol Division said they are seeing overall more carjackings in St. Louis and other […]

  • Police use amusing social media posts to help catch criminals

    ST. LOUIS – Police departments across the metro area are using social media to create a buzz to crack crime. “Next @MensHealthMag cover boy or @vidalsassoon model? Nope, he stuck a gun in a clerk’s face at a 7-11. Call us if you recognize this upstanding citizen.” That was a tweet by the St. Louis county police department Monday about a suspect they are looking to locate. That’s just one of their many creative tweets recently. St. Louis County Police […]

  • Metro’s Most Wanted – Murder of Wellston father caught on tape

    WELLSTON, Mo. – Homicide detectives with the North County Police Cooperative believe they have a good look at the person who shot and killed a father of 16 in Wellston and are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect. In the video, you see the suspect walking along the 6200 block of Bartmer. The victim, 41-year-old Steven Combs, is in the red shirt washing his car. You can see the suspect walk to the end of the block, […]

  • Local leaders break bread at meeting of St. Louis Regional Crime Commission

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Region Crime Commission sat down Wednesday evening to discuss violent crime in the area. The commission, which meets six times a year, invites local leaders from around the bi-state area to the meetings. U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen was in attendance Wednesday, along with St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, the city circuity attorney, the St. Louis County prosecuting attorney, and local police chiefs. The group discusses what they have going on their respective offices and […]

  • Family and friends search for missing south St. Louis County man

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Family members and friends are searching for a 20-year old man who has been missing since Friday. Haven Liebmann was last seen around 3:00am on December 1st at his home on the 100 block of east Loretta avenue. Family friend Linda Laflamme says Haven had just gotten home from working a late shift at Steak ‘n Shake and told his mom he needed to go for a walk. She has known Haven and his family for […]

  • Toy drives to give child victims of violence a holiday gift

    ST. LOUIS, MO — A local woman is organizing a toy drive for kids who are victims of violence. This Christmas the organizer of this toy drive wants to make sure those kids know that they are not forgotten. Robyn Drake lost her son Donnell when he was shot and killed outside his Ferguson apartment on July 28th.  Donnell left behind a 2-year-old son. “It is going to be a very difficult holiday.  This is the first holiday without my son.  It […]

  • Parent drives vehicle into Bel-Nor Elementary School

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – An estranged parent drove their car into a school in the Normandy School District just as students were getting ready to be dismissed for the day. The incident happened around 3 p.m. at Normandy Kindergarten Center, located in the 3100 block of Nordic Drive in Bel-Nor. No kids were injured in the crash. No kids were injured in the crash. According to Sharifah Sims-Williams, director of communications for the Normandy Schools Collaborative, the driver of the […]

  • Detectives searching for suspects in north county homicides

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Detectives with the North County Police Cooperative have identified suspects in two separate homicides but cannot find them. Detectives are looking to talk to 23-year-old Shaun Daniels. They believe Daniels is the person caught on home surveillance video shooting and killing Lee James on October 12 while James was parked outside of a home in Pine Lawn. Major Steve Runge said they have heard Daniels may be leaving for California in the next few days. […]

  • Metro’s Most Wanted – No leads in man’s disappearance after skull found

    ST. LOUIS –CrimeStoppers is offering a reward up to $5,000 for a tip that leads to an arrest in the murder of Jerome Baker. On May 15, 2016, Baker’s girlfriend took his daughter to run some errands before they all went to Six Flags. Baker stayed behind to wait for his best friend. Baker’s friend called and said he was on the way. When the friend arrived at the house 11 minutes later, Baker was nowhere to be found. On […]

  • Woman delivers baby in fire station parking lot

      FENTON, Mo. – A newborn baby entered the world much faster than his parents were expecting. Instead of a hospital, Bergandi and Zach Mcelwain delivered their child at a fire station. The was the couple’s third child, so they thought they knew what to expect. Bergandi said during her first two pregnancies, she was in labor between eight and 12 hours, so she assumed she has some time. About an hour after her contractions started, Bergandi and Zach started […]

  • Hockey fan vows to honor late friend by bringing jersey to all 31 NHL arenas

    ST. LOUIS – One man is determined to take a Winnipeg Jets jersey to every NHL arena this year in honor of his friend who passed away. That jersey made a stop at the Scottrade Center Friday night. Graeme Fortlage lives in Winnipeg and met Carter Jansen playing video games on Xbox Live. The two soon learned that they both had a love of hockey and the Winnipeg Jets. Carter lived in a small rural town and the two friends […]