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.
ST. LOUIS – The president of The St. Louis Board of Aldermen makes another pitch to equip city police with body cameras. Lewis Reed is seeking support for the project from Mayor Lyda Krewson and Comptroller Darlene Green. Reed wants $5 million dollars from the city’s budget surplus to pay for body cameras. He says St Louis could have gotten a one-year free trial but didn’t move quickly enough. Mayor Krewson has stated that the city has other priorities which include new […]
ST. LOUIS – Go St. Louis Marathon is turning 20 years old in 2020 and a special registration begins Tuesday for next year’s Go St. Louis Marathon. To celebrate, the organization is opening registration for Marathon Weekend with a day of discounts and goodies for the St. Louis running community! Former participants can get a discount if they wear their old go marathon event shirts. The older the shirt, the bigger the discount. The registration event is from 6:00 a.m. until […]
ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Tuesday, August 20 is the last day for people to meet with FEMA officials in person. The FEMA disaster recovery center in St. Charles County will cease operations, but help is still available. The hours for the FEMA center last day are from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. After the center closes, disaster survivors whose homes or businesses were affected can still register for assistance, get updates about applications or check the status of a claim online or […]
The St. Louis Blues’ new practice facility in Maryland Heights officially named: the Centene Community Ice Center is almost finished. The Community Ice Center, which will be located at 750 Casino Center Drive in Maryland Heights, will also serve a variety of youth, college and amateur hockey programs upon its completion. The facility is expected to attract more than one million visitors.
ST. LOUIS – Sheila Sweeney, the former CEO of the St. Louis joint city-county economic development agency, pleaded guilty May 10 to helping former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger cover up a pay-to-play corruption scheme that exchanged county contracts for campaign donations. The 61-year-old is now slated to be sentenced August 16 at 2:30 p.m. in federal court for her role in the county pay to play scandal. The charge she pled guilty to means she knew about Stenger’s […]
OLIVETTE, Mo. – Olivette fire crews rescued one person from an apartment complex during a fire in the early morning hours Thursday. Fire crews responded to the 7 Tower Hill Ct around 2:30 a.m. Upon arrival, smoke was seen coming from the second-floor window of the apartment. According to officials, one resident was outside of the home when police officers arrived on scene. He told officers that a second individual was still inside the home and was then transported to […]
ST. LOUIS – A vigil is planned Wednesday for seven-year-old Xavier Usanga who was shot and killed Monday night one day before he was supposed to start second grade at Clay Elementary. Eleven children have been shot in the city of St. Louis since June and Usanga was the youngest of eight children and shot outside of his home in Hyde Park. He and his sisters were playing in the backyard in the 3500 block of North 11th Street when […]
ST. LOUIS – Classes begin in St. Louis Public School District and volunteers are standing at bus stops all across the city apart of the Neighborhood Net Initiative. SLPS identified 225 bus stops that sit at areas that are vulnerable, for reasons like high crime rates or sitting near vacant lots. Approximately 500 volunteers are vetted and trained to man the stops. The volunteers would also make sure the students get on the right school bus. Organizers said it’s an effort […]
FERGUSON, Mo. – It has been five years since Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson. In that time, Ferguson has grown as a city. The mayor has said he doesn’t want the anniversary to reopen any scabs. Instead, he hopes the city will continue toward growing stronger together. As Fox 2’s Katherine Hessel reports, there are several events planned for the anniversary in Ferguson and across St. Louis County. 9 a.m. – Michael Brown […]
CAHOKIA, Ill. — On May 13, 2019, a man walking near a creek in 100 block of Jerome smelled something foul. Cahokia Police Detective Dennis Plew said the man looked down and saw a body floating in a creek. Plew said the body was Ira Dickerson the Third, a 37-year-old who stayed at the apartment complex right next to the creek. According to police, Dickerson attended a big Cinco De Mayo party at that apartment complex. Now police are wondering […]
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis police are looking for a man who robbed three women in Midtown Wednesday afternoon. In each instance, the victims were sitting in their cars and the suspect pulled out a gun and demanded their purse or property. According to police, the first robbery happened about a block away from SLU’s campus on Grand. The suspect pulled a gun on a 22-year-old woman and demanded her cash. Then around 11:15 a.m., police said a 39-year-old woman […]
ST. LOUIS – Two teens are in the hospital after being shot early Wednesday morning. The victims are a 16-year-old girl who was shot in the leg and an 18-year-old man who was also shot in the leg. The shooting happened just before 2 a.m. on O’Fallon Street at North 9th Street. No word yet on any arrests or what led to the shooting.