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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
  • General Motors plans major announcement in Wentzville

      WENTZVILLE, Mo. – The president of General Motors is expected to visit Missouri today for what officials are calling a major announcement.  Some people think the announcement has something to do with the deal that was made to end the recent General Motors worker’s strike. Less than two months ago GM workers nationwide ended a 40-day strike with an agreement that included a GM commitment to invest $1.5 billion dollars in the Wentzville plant. Today GM President Mark Reuss […]

  • Robbery suspect shot by St. Louis police after pulling gun on officer

    ST. LOUIS – Police Chief John Hayden confirms a  St. Louis Metropolitan Police officer opened fire on a suspect after responding to an attempted robbery Thursday morning. According to Chief Hayden, Officers responded to a robbery call around 2:22 a.m., at the White Castle at Manchester and Chouteau in South St. Louis. Upon arrival, the suspect fled the scene and was spotted running towards an alley at Manchester and Tower Grove. The 27-year-old male suspect stopped after being confronted by […]

  • Bow hunting for deer may be coming to St. Louis County parks

    CREVE COEUR, Mo. — Deer hunting could soon be allowed in St. Louis County parks.  People could be going for their morning or evening runs at the same time an archery hunt is happening. Our news partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a measure to approve bow hunting in St. Louis County parks was approved by the county council.  This would help curb deer overpopulation. Several members of the public mentioned that bow hunting could be dangerous in […]

  • Cleared to engage, St. Louis Battlehawks take the field for the first time Thursday

    ST. LOUIS – The Battlehawks have been cleared to engage and for the first time they take the field as a team on Thursday, December 5. The BattleHawks first game will be on the road Sunday, February 9th against the Dallas Renegades. There will be five home games with lower-level single-game tickets starting at $20 dollars a ticket.  The Battlehawks home opener at the Dome will be on February 23, 2020, against New York. Fox 2’s reporter Katherine Hessel was […]

  • Man fatally shot while celebrating birthday at Waffle House

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – The St. Louis County Police Department is investigating after a shooting at a restaurant chain left one man dead.  He has been identified as Justin Jones, 26, of Jennings, Missouri. Police were called to the Waffle House located in the 4500 block of James S. McDonnell Blvd, near Natural Bridge at 12:08 a.m. Tuesday after reports of gunfire. According to family members, Jones was at Waffle House celebrating his birthday with his girlfriend and cousins. […]

  • Webster University offering Free HIV/AIDS testing to celebrate World AIDS Day

    WEBSTER, Mo. –  Webster University College of Arts & Sciences and the City of St. Louis Department of Health will offer free HIV/AIDS testing on the University’s Webster Groves campus on Dec. 2. Besides the testing, dramatic readings from films and plays that touch upon the AIDS crisis will be performed by students and a documentary about the AIDS crisis will be shown on campus that day. The free AIDS testing will be held from noon until 7:00 p.m. All […]

  • Family walks away unharmed after tree falls on Jennings home

    JENNINGS, Mo. – Wedensday’s wind is causing problems all around the St. Louis area. Fox 2’s Katherine Hessel was live in Jennings where a tree fell onto a home.

  • Canterbury Enterprises employees stuff hundreds of stockings for the holiday season

    ST. LOUIS –  Christmas is 29 days away which means Santa is busy as may need some extra help, Fox 2’s  Katherine Hessel was live at Canterbury Enterprises where there are hands hard at work this Christmas season. Canterbury Enterprises is a non-profit employing people with disabilities in St. Louis County and City. Currently, the employees are working on stuffing stocking to be sold at American Carnival Mart. All year round workers dedicate their time to projects like light assembly, packaging, […]

  • Get your Black Friday ads early, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Thanksgiving edition is ready for delivery

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. –  Black Friday shoppers get your coupon clipping scissors ready! The Thanksgiving edition of the St. Louis Post Dispatch is ready for delivery and filled with Black Friday ads, holiday gift ideas and more. The St. Louis Post Dispatch employees have put together over 20 million inserts for the special edition. The paper will include advertisements from some of the worldwide wide retailers that have stores across St. Louis and well as local stores. Workers spend 11 days working around […]

  • Council hearing set for Tuesday following concern about county police board member nomination

    CLAYTON, Mo. – St. Louis County Council will hold a public meeting on Tuesday morning on the nominations for the county police board. St. Louis County Executive Sam Page nominated Dr. Laurie Punch as one of the people on the board who could ultimately supervise the police chief, who supervises thousands of employees. The St. Louis County Police association opposes the nomination. The issue stems from Facebook posts she made that they feel show passion and emotion instead of objectivity. […]

  • Earl Cox charged with killing Angie Housman pleads not guilty at arraignment

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. – The man charged with murdering Angie Housman pled not guilty Monday morning during an arraignment hearing. The trial date could be set during a case management hearing set for Feb 24. Last month, a grand jury in St. Charles County indicted Earl Cox on one count of first-degree murder and one count of sex abuse. The St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office had already charged Cox with the crime. The independent grand jury also examined the evidence […]

  • St. Louis area executives sleep outside to raise awareness about youth homelessness

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. —  Some 70 area executives slept outside last night to raise awareness about youth homelessness. The annual event also raises money for Covenant House. The agency provides beds and support services for homeless youth. Covenant House’s CEO estimates 600 to 1,000 youth are without a home in the St. Louis area each night. Causes include kids aging out of foster care, family trauma and parents who are incarcerated. Learn more about Covenant House here.

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