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
  • Annual River Des Peres ‘Trash Bash’ seeking volunteers

    Trash that is commonly found along our region`s waterways such as plastic bottles, aluminum cans, plastic grocery bags and more. The 17th annual River des Peres Trash Bash aims to improve area neighborhoods, wildlife habitats, and water quality in St. Louis City and St. Louis County. The 17th annual River des Peres Trash Bash will take place Saturday, Oct. 19, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. They are seeking volunteers of all ages to clean litter and trash from several […]

  • Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s hosts hiring fair for thousands of seasonal workers

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. – The help wanted sign is out at Bass Pro Shops ahead of the busy holiday season.  The outdoor and conservation company is looking to hire thousands of seasonal workers at a job fair happening Thursday, October 17. Seasonal retail positions include cashiers, sales associates, and stockroom employees. Help is also needed for Santa’s Wonderland the free family holiday experience. Seasonal hires could be considered for full-time positions. During a National Hiring Event, Bass Pro Shops and […]

  • Edwardsville passes 10 cent paper and plastic bag fee

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill.  — Paper or Plastic? If you live in Edwardsville it will soon cost you, no matter which choice you make. According to our partners at The Post-Dispatch, The Edwardsville City Council approved a ten-cent fee on plastic and paper bags in grocery stores and other large retailers. This makes the first city in the region to put the squeeze on single-use bags. The ordinance takes effect on April 1, 2020, which is intended to give retailers time to […]

  • Missing 11-year-old found in Farmington, 8 miles from Park Hills home

    UPDATE: Police say Quinton has been found safe at a home in Farmington and reunited with his family. Farmington is about 8 miles from Park Hills where he went missing.  Police say they found him after searching his girlfriend’s home a second time. They did not locate him on the first attempt. —- ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, Mo. –  A distraught father in Park Hills is asking for the public’s help finding his 11-year-old son last seen Monday afternoon after being […]

  • St. Louis Aquarium holds its first job fair Monday

    ST. LOUIS – Looking for a fun and exciting place to work? The St. Louis Aquarium is hiring! The St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station is looking to fill 19 different positions before its grand opening at the end of this year. The positions vary from animal program ambassadors, biologists, divers, technicians and experienced managers. View this post on Instagram Two times to swim up to our job fair on Monday, October 14th! 10am-3pm and 5-7pm! 🐠 Tag and share with your […]

  • Pep Zone: De Smet Jesuit High School

    CREVE COEUR, Mo. – It’s Friday means it’s time for high school football and the Scott Credit Union Pep Zone. Katherine Hessel was live at De Smet Jesuit High School hanging out with the Spartans.

  • Over 200 Scarecrows on display at Eureka Scarecrow Festival

    EUREKA, Mo. –  The scarecrow invasion has taken over the city of Eureka and you’re invited to join in the hunt for the best scarecrow! Over 220 scarecrows are everywhere throughout the community for the Eureka Scarecrow Festival September 26 through October 30. For more information visit: www.eurekascarecrowfestival.com  

  • O’Fallon aiming to bring baseball back to CarShield Field

    O’FALLON, Mo. – Baseball fans may have a new reason to visit Carshield Field in O’Fallon, Missouri in 2020. City officials may have found a new team for the stadium. O’Fallon, Missouri City Council members are set to vote Thursday night on a five-year lease for a team in the Prospect League that would run through the end of 2024.  This happened just weeks after the announcement that the Frontier League’s River City Rascals would fold in 2019. The collegiate […]

  • Topgolf Swing Suites opens at Ameristar St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Two Topgolf Swing Suites are coming to Ameristar St. Charles! The two bays will open on Sept. 26 and will be located in the Amerisports restaurant. The Topgolf Swing Suite is described as a virtual simulator game that includes golf challenges, zombie dodgeball, baseball pitching,

  • Ambulance and truck crash outside Barnes-Jewish Hospital

    ST. LOUIS –  Police are investigating a crash involving an Abbott ambulance. It happened around 6:00 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Kingshighway and Forest Park Parkway just outside of Barnes Jewish Hosptial. A person at the scene tells FOX 2 reporter Katherine Hessel that their father was in the back of the ambulance.  He was able to make it to the hospital. Bommarito Automotive SkyFOX flew over the scene where all lanes of traffic are getting by. We’re told […]

  • Lewis and Clark reenactment at the Missouri History Museum

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The front lawn of the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park has gone back in time. It looks like Lewis and Clark have stopped there during one of their expeditions. FOX 2’s Katherine Hessel has more on the explorers.

  • Ramp from 14th street to WB I-64 closing until November

    ST. LOUIS – Starting Monday, the 14th Street ramp to westbound Interstate 64 in downtown St. Louis will be shut down for two months. According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, crews will remove, repair, and replace the driving surface. The ramp will be closed at 7:00 a.m. and it is expected to reopen mid-November. Detours will be marked for drivers but MoDOT advised drivers to use the 10th Street, Pine Street, and the Jefferson ramps to get on the […]

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