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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
  • Moms fearful after two homes in East St. Louis hit by stray bullets

    EAST ST. LOUIS – A bullet flies through one child’s bedroom in East St. Louis and lands in another. Just before midnight shots were fired on North 14th Street at Cleveland Avenue. One of the bullets went through the living room, then through the bedroom of a sleeping boy in one home and into the house next door. There the bullet went through another child’s bedroom window and landed on his bed near his headboard. That second child was not […]

  • Metro’s Most Wanted – Searching for suspects in Ellisville home break-in

    ELLISVILLE, Mo. – Thieves inside of an Ellisville home in the middle of the afternoon; their crime caught on cameras outside and inside of the home. Now police are asking for help identifying the suspects Two individuals in a tan Jeep Patriot pulled up to a home in the 900 block of Barbara Ann Lane around 2 p.m. on a Thursday afternoon. “The homeowners were elsewhere. They weren’t inside the residence and they were alerted by an internal video camera […]

  • Man dies after being trapped under a car in House Springs

    HOUSE SPRINGS, Mo. – One man is dead in High Ridge after a car fell on him while he was underneath the vehicle. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a man was working on a car either late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning when something happened and it collapsed, killing him. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department is handling the investigation. They said the man who died is not the owner of the blue sedan that was involved in […]

  • Police search for motive in ‘senseless’ killing of Godfrey trustee Eldon Williams

    ALTON, Ill. – One person of interest is in custody, Wednesday morning but police are still searching for a motive in the slaying of a Godfrey trustee, Eldon Williams was known around Godfrey by the nickname ‘Twirp ‘. The 87-year-old served as a trustee in Godfrey and worked as an associate broker for Landmark Reality. He came to a home on the 200 block of West Delmar Avenue to prepare it to be sold. That’s when police say someone shot Twirp […]

  • St. Louis Science Center connects the universe of games and science

    ST. LOUIS – A new exhibit at the St. Louis Science Center explores the history of gaming. The free interactive exhibit showcases games and gaming, from board games to video games to virtual reality. They allow us to explore new identities, relate to others and grow more competent in skills like critical thinking and problem-solving. Explore a universe of games and see yourself in a whole new dimension: as a gamer. FOX 2’s Katherine Hessel talks with Christian Greer Chief […]

  • Missouri state gas tax could increase to help fund road repairs, state police

    FLORISSANT, Mo. – Missouri voters will get the opportunity to decide whether to increase the state gas tax by 10 cents a gallon to help pay for road,  bridge repairs, and state law enforcement. On November 6 voters will get to decide on Proposition D, a proposed increase to the gasoline tax.  If the bill passes gas tax would go up two- and- a half cents for four consecutive years; adding up to a ten cents a gallon increase. The money […]

  • Broadway ramp onto westbound I-64 closed until mid-December

    ST. LOUIS – The ramp from Broadway to westbound Interstate 64 in downtown St. Louis will shut down Monday, October 15 for two months for renovations. The Missouri Department of Transportation said the work is part of ongoing repairs to several ramps along 40/64 in the city just south of Busch Stadium. The ramp is scheduled to close after 9 a.m. Also, there will be a lane shift on the Poplar Street Bridge that could cause backups for drivers heading from […]

  • Eastbound I-64 at Jefferson to close through the weekend

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. –  There is another major road closure for driver headed downtown or into Illinois this weekend; this closure effects I-64 eastbound those lanes are going to be closed starting downtown and into Illinois. Starting at Jefferson Avenue all the way to Illinois Route 3 all of the eastbound lanes of I-64 will be closed. The closure is happening so that workers can replace a joint on the Popular Street Bridge. Several of the access ramps onto the […]

  • Metro’s Most Wanted – The unsolved murder of Debbie Simpson

    ST. LOUIS – An unsolved murder that spans three decades. The victim: a young woman in the prime of her life. Thirty-three years after her death, the family of Debbie Simpson is still looking for answers. Debbie was the oldest of three sisters. At 19 years of age, Debbie began working for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in aeronautical chart defense mapping. In July 1985, Debbie was 30 and living on her own in an apartment above a bar on the […]

  • Floodgates go up along the Mississippi River

    ST. LOUIS – While St. Louis won’t see any rain from the hurricane, there are still flooding concerns heading this way. The floodgates are going up along the Mississippi River downtown because of flooding upriver. The St. Louis corps of engineers activated the emergency operations center to prepare for expected flooding on the river. The Missouri Department of Transportation says the road closures are now mostly in the northwest part of the state, where nearly two dozen counties are under a […]

  • Ferguson residents forced to leave condemned apartments with less than 24-hour notice

    FERGUSON, Mo. –  Some Ferguson residents are scrambling this morning after their apartment building was condemned Tuesday. According to our partners at The Post-Dispatch, one of the buildings in the Park Ridge Apartment Complex was condemned after a chunk of concrete fell from the balcony of the building right in front of the front door of the unit below.  Residents say they have been complaining for years about cracks in the walkways and bowing in the foundation. Mandatory evacuation notices […]

  • Woman killed in Pine Lawn home invasion

    PINE LAWN, Mo. — One person was killed in a north county home invasion early Tuesday morning. Police responded to The Stratford Commons Apartments in the 4300 block of Peyton Lane for reports of a shooting just after 1:20 a.m. According to authorities, a 20-year-old was reportedly found shot multiple times. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. There is no word on any suspects or a motive at this time. Major Case Squad was called in to assist with […]