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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
  • Man charged in Angie Housman case returns to court

    ST. CHARLES, Mo.  – The man charged in the 1993 murder and sexual assault of Angie Housman is set for a case management hearing Monday at 1:30 p.m. in a St. Charles County courtroom. During the hearing, a judge could set a trial date in the case. Cox is charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of sex abuse for the murder of Angie Houseman in 1993. Houseman, who was 9 at the time, was kidnapped from […]

  • Recipe: Butler’s Pantry Vegan Jambalaya

    ST. LOUIS – The Mardi Gras Foundation will be celebrating its 18th annual Mayor’s Ball on Friday, February 21. The grand St. Louis City Hall will be transformed into a Mardi Gras sanctuary. Chef Vince Bommarito Jr., the chief culinary officer at Butler’s Pantry displays what is on the menu for the 18th annual Mayor’s Ball.  

  • How to celebrate Mardi Gras in St. Louis’ Soulard neighborhood

    ST. LOUIS – It’s time for the annual celebration in St. Louis’ Soulard neighborhood. The Mardi Gras Foundation will be celebrating its 18th annual Mayor’s Ball on Friday, February 21. The grand St. Louis City Hall will be transformed into a Mardi Gras sanctuary. ⁦⁦@butlerspantry1⁩ giving us a preview of some of the food they will be serving up during the #mayorsball for ⁦@STLMardiGras⁩ ⁦@FOX2now⁩ — Katherine Hessel (@KHesselFox2) February 21, 2020 On Feb. 22, the Bud Light Grand Parade […]

  • Join a herd of young baby kids for Baby Goat Yoga at Longmeadow Rescue Ranch

    UNION Mo. – Yoga lovers of all skill levels are invited to join the Humane Society of Missouri for a yoga class with 17 adorable, energetic baby goats that were rescued this winter. Professional yoga instructor Michelle Menos with Agape Yoga Studio will lead the one-hour session where goats will interact throughout the class, and potentially jump on and off your back as a form of animal-assisted therapy. Baby Goat Yog will be from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on […]

  • St. Charles final liquor ordinance vote set for Tuesday

    ST. CHARLES, Mo.  The St. Charles City council could make a final vote on a controversial liquor law requiring restaurants and bars along North Main Street to have a portion of their revenue come from food and not alcohol. St. Charles city leaders passed an ordinance that went into effect in January of last year that requires businesses on North Main to earn at least 50% of their revenue from food, not alcohol. Supporters of it argued that it would make […]

  • 20th Annual Hardee’s Rise ‘N Shine fundraiser for Heat Up St. Louis

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. –  Today is the 20th Annual Hardees Rise and Shine fundraiser for Heat Up St. Louis. It’s your chance to help the needy pay their winter heating bills and get a hot breakfast at the same time. Donate $1 or more at any participating Hardee’s from 6:00 .m. until 10:30 a.m. and you’ll get a sausage biscuit or an egg biscuit. 100% of all sales proceeds go to Heat-Up St. Louis! Last year, Hardee’s “Rise ‘N Shine for […]

  • MLS stadium measures approved, however parking concerns make for conversation

    ST. LOUIS – The future stadium and entertainment district for the new MLS team takes another step forward. The committee discussed that return for the hundreds of millions of dollars of investment by the ownership group, the organization would get a 25-year tax abatement from the city. The issue of parking was also a topic of conversation during Wednesday’s meeting. Developers said the stadium would only hold about 30-40 events a year which doesn’t justify building a parking garage. They […]

  • St. Louis Blues defenseman Bouwmeester undergoing tests after cardiac episode

    ANAHEIM, Calif. – St. Louis defenseman Jay Bouwmeester was hospitalized and undergoing tests early Wednesday after suffering a cardiac episode and collapsing on the bench during the first period of the Blues’ game against the Ducks. The team said in a statement late Tuesday night that the 36-year-old Bouwmeester was conscious and alert. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said Bouwmeester was awake, alert and moving his arms and legs as he was transported from the arena. The Blues were supposed […]

  • Here’s how the I-44 construction project will impact your commute

    ST. LOUIS –Drivers who use Interstate 44 near I-55 will need to allow themselves extra time or consider alternate routes. Starting Monday, The Missouri Department of Transporation will start reducing lanes near Jefferson.  At 6:00 a.m. MoDOT will close the ramp from Lafayette onto Westbound I-44 for the remainder of the year.  The shift will also cut off access the ramp from northbound I-55 to westbound I-44.  Tuesday, February 11 crews will close the left lane on the westbound I-44 […]

  • 2020 Cardinals single-game tickets on sale Friday

    ST. LOUIS – Cardinals single-game tickets for the 2020 season go on sale Friday. That’s right, batter up and snag seats for Cardinals Opening Day, Thursday, April 2. Tickets will be available starting at 10 a.m. St. Louis time at Fans also can buy tickets at the Busch Stadium Box Office on 8th Street or over the phone at (314) 345-9000. The 2020 schedule also features two four-game weekend series against the Cubs,  July 23 and September 10. The team will […]

  • Broadway Oyster Bar doorman stabbed while escorting man out

    ST. LOUIS –  A doorman of a popular downtown restaurant was stabbed overnight. Witnesses tell police a just before 1:00 a.m. a homeless man walked into the Broadway Oyster Bar and asked a server for some water. After receiving the water a disturbance broke out and he was asked to leave. Man rushed to the hospital after being stabbed—Details on Fox2 News in the morning starting at 4am — FOX 2 Rogue Runner (@RogueRunnerSTL) February 6, 2020 Police […]

  • Cab driver stabbed, carjacked in Jefferson County, suspect on the loose

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – Police are investigating after a cab driver was stabbed multiple times by a passenger in Jefferson County Tuesday night. According to authorities, the cab driver picked up a woman on Tesson Ferry in St. Louis County. She asked for a ride to Windermere Drive in Imperial. When they arrived near her destination at the intersection of Windermere and Ferris Court she allegedly stabbed the driver multiple times with a knife. The suspect then carjacked the driver […]

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