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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
  • Police search for suspect after fatal bus shooting

    COOL VALLEY, Mo. (AP) _ Police are searching for a man who shot a fellow passenger on a MetroBus in suburban St. Louis, then followed the victim off the bus to kill him. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 35-year-old Kenneth Pointer was killed Saturday night in Cool Valley. Authorities say surveillance cameras captured the shooting that police believe began with some sort of dispute on the bus. The suspect pulled out a gun and shot Pointer several times. Pointer […]

  • Elderly man saved from house fire after alert neighbors call 911

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. – A house fire at a home on Little Flower Lane broke out just before midnight. Crews responded quickly and were able to contain the fire. A neighbor was the one who saw the flames and called 911. The neighbor says an elderly man lives in the home by himself and he was worried he was asleep at the time. “It was really bright at first. We noticed it was a fire right away. Me and my roommate […]

  • Visitation for murdered Imo’s driver set for Thursday

    ST. LOUIS- Visitation for an Imo’s Pizza delivery driver who was shot in the neck on July 4, 2018, while he was making a delivery in south St. Louis City is Thursday. 31-year-old Matthews was delivering a pizza just before midnight in the 3900 block of Potomac in Tower Grove South where he was shot several times and rushed to the hospital.  He died Saturday from his injuries. Visitation services will be on Thursday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at […]

  • St. Charles county considers selling Family Arena

    ST. CHARLES, Mo.-  The 10,000 seat St. Charles Family Arena opened in 1999.  According to a city financial report, the arena costs $32million by the end of 2016. Today the arena still has an approximate $15 million in outstanding bond debt.  The building also operated at a loss in 2016 generating about $7 million in revenue versus $9 million in expenses. The St Charles County Executive said the county is under no obligation to sell, but they are open to […]

  • FOX 2 and Bommarito Automotive working to stop distracted driving

    ELLISVILLE, Mo. -Each day in the United States, over 8 people are killed and 1,161 injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver. Distracted driving activities include things like using a cell phone, texting, and eating. These distractions can increase the chance of a motor vehicle crash. The Bommarito Automotive Group has joined FOX 2 in raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. The #SpiritofSTL invites you to download an app to disable your phone over […]

  • Loews Hotel groundbreaking marks ‘new milestone’ in Ballpark Village Tuesday

    ST. LOUIS- The Cardinals celebrate another milestone in phase two of Ballpark Village Tuesday. Groundbreaking takes place on the new eight-story Live by Loews Hotel on at 11a.m., Cardinals Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith will emcee the program. The mixed-use dining and entertainment district $65 million hotel plans to open in 2020. It as hopes to bring upscale hospitality experience to the corner of 8th and Clark. It is a part of the 260 million dollar phase two of Ballpark […]

  • South County landmark Tower Tee public auction today

    SOUTH COUNTY, Mo. – Monday, July 9 Tower Tee Golf will be auctioning off everything on the property at 10a.m. Tower Tee opened its doors in 1963 and closed Sunday night. Generations of families have hit golf balls on the driving range there and baseballs in their batting cages. The auction includes some of the more iconic items like the miniature golf statues of the gorilla, giraffe, rhino, and the statue of liberty.  It also includes other more practical items like […]

  • Jefferson County Sheriff’s Dept. helping to fill vacancies in De Soto police force

    DE SOTO, Mo. – The City of De Soto needs help staffing its police department so the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department is stepping in after the city reached out. De Soto asked for the sheriff’s department’s help on Tuesday. Now there is a notice posted on De Soto city hall for an emergency city council meeting Friday. The De Soto Police Department provides service to about 6400 residents. About a year ago, the De Soto police chief resigned in an […]

  • Police, family offer $30,000 reward for information in 2015 murder case

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis police said they’re still searching for suspects in a three-year-old murder case and are asking for the public’s help. On February 15, 2015 crews were called to a car fire in the 4000 block of McRee. The body of 24-year-old Vincent Cascella was found inside the vehicle. He’d been shot to death. St. Louis Police Lt. Scott Aubuchon said Cascella was described as a free spirit with no known enemies. Detectives learned that previously that […]

  • Mother of woman killed in Highway 61 accident says daughter had problems

    WENTZVILLE, Mo. – On Thursday morning, 26-year-old Miranda Jercick and her son, 10-month-old Rylen, died in a wreck on Highway 61. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Jerrick’s vehicle skidded near Highway P, overturned into the median, and went into a lane of oncoming traffic where it collided with another car. Jerrick’s mother, Leah, said she knew something like this would happen. She said her daughter had a drug and alcohol problem and she had been trying to get […]

  • St. Louis man driving when falling tree strikes vehicle

    ST. LOUIS – The storm caused major damage across St. Louis City. Winds knocked a tree over in Fountain Park. The tree was blocking the entire road for a few hours before crews used chainsaws to take it apart. The storm also uprooted two trees in a neighborhood off Chambers. Both trees were in the front yards of neighboring homes and were completely out of the ground. Just down the road along Riverview Avenue, two tree branches split off. Fire […]

  • Metro’s Most Wanted: Chesterfield First Bank robbery

    CHESTERFIELD, MO – Police are looking for the man who robbed a Chesterfield bank. According to Chesterfield Police Sgt. Keith Rider on June 14th around 3:45 p.m. the suspect walked into First Bank near Olive and Hwy 141. Rider said he gave the teller a note explaining this was a robbery and implying that he had a weapon. The teller then gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of money and he took off on foot south on 141 towards the […]