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
  • Saint Louis Zoo’s First Bank sea lion shows begin Saturday

    ST. LOUIS – It’s time for the sea lions at The Saint Louis Zoo to report to spring training and get ready for their busy season. The Sea lion care staff are working with these intelligent pinnipeds on high jumps, flipper walks, high dives, powerful swimming and other acrobatic and athletic behaviors. Throughout the show, staff will explain sea lion behavior and positive-reinforcement training, animal fun facts and the need for conserving the sea lions’ ocean habitat. 2019 Spring and […]

  • Police: Suspect escapes after crashing into police cruiser during pursuit

    ST. LOUIS – Investigators are trying to locate a suspect accused of breaking into cars and then leading police on a chase Friday morning. Officers first tried to stop the suspect just after 12:45 a.m. at the Red Roof Inn on Lackland Avenue in Maryland Heights. The suspect then sped off, hitting an officer’s vehicle, which led to a brief police pursuit on eastbound Interstate 70 into north St. Louis. Velda City authorities located the vehicle and joined the pursuit. […]

  • Cardinals organization in support for Missouri sports gambling bill

    ST. LOUIS – The Missouri House Committee heard from representatives of Major League Baseball Wednesday about a bill that would legalize sports betting The head of the Cardinals and the head of the Kansas City Royals both said they are in favor of legalizing sports gambling in the Show-Me-State. The bill being talked about is House Bill 119, which would legalize mobile betting in Missouri. Wednesday the Senior Vice President for Baseball told the House General Law Committee that major […]

  • St. Louis area encouraged to prepare for strong winds Thursday

    ST. LOUIS –  Another windy day is on the way with the potential for a few gusts between 40-60mph. High winds can bring down power lines, cause property damage and pose life-threatening dangers to people and pets. It is important to understand the risks can help you prepare for these events. The National Weather Services suggest making a list of items outside your home you will need to tie down or put away so that they don’t blow away or fly […]

  • $448 million up for grabs in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo.  –  Are you ready to be a multi-millionaire? The Powerball jackpot is nearing half a billion dollars and Missouri has a little bit of lady luck on its side. The winning Mega Millions numbers were drawn Tuesday and the winning ticket was sold in Missouri, it was a $50 million dollar jackpot this is the second Mega Millions Jackpot that has ever been won in Missouri. The Powerball jackpot has also been on a rise, reaching $448 […]

  • Spring Training: Get your pup ready for Bark in the Park

    ST. LOUIS – Spring training has begun, and that means the St. Louis Cardinals are in Florida warming up for the season. Just like they`re preparing for the season ahead, now`s the time for you and your pup to get in shape for Bark in the Park! Bark in the Park is the largest dog festival in the Midwest and will be held on Saturday, May 18, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cricket Field in Forest Park. The […]

  • Fallen Godfrey Fire Captain laid to rest today

    ALTON, Ill. – The funeral is Tuesday for fallen Godfrey Firefighter Jake Ringering. His funeral will be on at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 10:00 am. After the funeral, he will be taken from the church to Valhalla Memorial Park. The Godfrey Fire Protection District said that trucks who want to be a part of the procession must empty their tanks of water. The cemetery roads cannot support that additional weight. Also, trucks over 10 feet tall cannot go into […]

  • Community gathering to remember fallen Godfrey fire captain

    ALTON, Ill. – Loved ones will gather today and tomorrow to remember the Godfrey fire captain who was killed in the line of duty. Captain Jake Ringering was killed last Tuesday when the roof collapsed at the house fire he was fighting in Bethalto. Three other firefighters were also injured in that fire Ringering had been a firefighter for 18 years. He was just 37-years-old and leaves behind a wife and three kids. Visitation for Captain Ringering is from 2pm […]

  • Belleville man charged in former track star’s murder

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. – The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office charged a Belleville man in connection with the October 2018 murder of a former track star at East St. Louis High School. According to investigators with the Illinois State Police, Sanchez Rhodes was shot while driving in the 3000 block of St. Clair Avenue on October 20. The suspect, Marvion Brady, was charged with first-degree murder. He remains in custody at the St. Clair County Jail on a currently being […]

  • Godfrey Fire Captain killed, 3 others injured while battling Illinois house fire

    BETHALTO, Ill. – The Godfrey Fire Protection District is scheduled to hold a press conference at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, after three firefighters were injured and one Captain was killed while battling a house fire in Bethalto Tuesday afternoon. According to officials, Godfrey Captain Jake Ringering died from his injuries after part of a brick wall in the home located in the 4000 block of Culp Lane collapsed. His fellow colleague Godfrey firefighter Luke Warner was flown by helicopter to a […]

  • Diners Delight offer’s $5 dinner plates to celebrate 50 years

    ST. LOUIS – A neighborhood diner with a soul-food spread is how customers describe Diners Delight. FOX2`s Katherine Hessel was live in south St. Louis celebrating their 50th anniversary.  50th Anniversary Diner’s Delight $ 5 dinner plates Tuesday, March 5

  • Chesterfield City Council opposes ‘Better Together’ city-county merger plan

    CHESTERFIELD, Mo. -The City of Chesterfield doesn’t want anything to do with ‘Better Together’s’ version of a proposed city-council merger.  On Monday night, the city council unanimously approved a resolution opposing the plan. The resolution is four pages long, stating the statewide ballot would dilute votes from within the City of St. Louis and the County denying residents their sole right to determine their own future. Chesterfield isn’t happy about taking on the debts of the St. Louis City, their resolution […]

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