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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
  • SLPS students head back to school today

    ST. LOUIS – It’s the first day of school for Saint Louis Public School District students which means approximately  26,000 students will be going back to class on the district’s 70 campuses. Superintendent Dr. Kelvin Adams will greet students Tuesday morning as he has done in years past.  Dr. Adams will make the rounds to four different schools including The Busch Middle School of Character to wish kids well as they start their year. According to the Missouri Department of Elementary […]

  • St. Charles could see dual indoor smoking bans on Nov. 6 ballot

    ST. CHARLES-  The St. Charles County Council considers a second possible measure to ban smoking inside businesses. Election officials are already checking more than 30,000 signatures on a petition to put a measure on the November ballot to ban smoking inside all businesses St. Charles, including Ameristar casino. Our partners at the Post-Dispatch report, County council members could vote on a second ballot measure to exempt the casino and many bars from an indoor smoking ban The St. Charles County Council […]

  • PGA Championship- Round Two

    TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo. – The leader going into round two Friday is Gary Woodland. He hit a long birdie put on 16 to get to five under par, then birdied again on 17 to take the lead at six under. Rickie Fowler was the class of the morning wave with a 5-under 65 that has him in prime position for another run at his first major championship. Brandon Stone and Zach Johnson were tied for third at 4 under […]

  • Four years since Michael Brown’s death: Ferguson call to action

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Thursday, August 9 marks the fourth anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown by former Ferguson officer Darren Wilson. Wednesday night Brown`s father and a few dozen other people set up a makeshift memorial where he was shot and killed.  They placed candles and teddy bears around a bronze plaque and dove that was installed in 2015. Following Brown’s death, a Ferguson commission was set in place that made 47 recommendations for change. The group Forward Through Ferguson reports, only […]

  • Wesley Bell has stunning win over longtime St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch

    ST. LOUIS-  Wesley Bell earned 57 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary Tuesday night.  With no candidate from any other political party in the race, Bell will run unopposed in November. Bell says his campaign was a grassroots effort. He has been serving his second term as a member of the Ferguson City Council. He ran for the prosecutor’s job on a reform platform and pledged to put a new face on criminal justice in St. Louis County. He has hopes […]

  • What you need to know about Tuesday’s primary election

    ST. LOUIS – On August 7th Missouri will host a primary election.  The winners of those elections will go on to the November general election. One of the biggest topics driving people to the polls Tuesday is Prop A, which is a proposition on right to work. Voting yes means no one can be required to pay union dues or be forced to join a union as a condition of employment.  Voting no would overturn the measure meaning if your job […]

  • Road closures, parking restrictions for PGA Championship

    ST. LOUS-  The 100th PGA championship comes to Bellerive Country Club Monday and 80,000 visitors expected in Town and Country. MoDOT will close Ladue road from near I-270 to highway 141 on Monday at 5 a.m. until 9 p.m. Part of Mason road will also be closed, West Walling drive and Conway Road from 5 a.m. until 9 p.m. If you’re going to the golf tournament there is no spectator parking within several miles of the golf course. General spectator parking […]

  • Missouri’s tax-free weekend expected to draw big crowds

    ST. LOUIS –  Store shelves are lined with school supplies and now is the time to pick some of those up. Missouri’s sales tax holiday starts Friday, August 3 and runs through midnight on Sunday. The event coincides with back to school season, but it’s not just for back-to-school shopping; anyone can take advantage of the tax-free holiday. During these days, certain goods will be tax-exempt, allowing you to save 4.225 percent on your purchases. Below are some of the […]

  • Fatal accident on Hall Street, causes power outage

    ST. LOUIS-  Officers report one person was killed in an accident on Hall Street and Carrie Avenue. The crash caused downed power lines around the vehicle. The wreck happened around 3:30 a.m. Thursday. The car was driving along Hall Street when it hit a power pole knocking lines down across the road. One person did not survive the crash. There were two other people in the car who were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Police have not said […]

  • Police looking for man passing bad checks at local Big River Running stores

    TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo. – Police are looking for a man who has been passing bad checks at Big River Running stores across the area. Town and County Police Detective Chris Hunt said the suspect has been into the Big River Running store in Town and Country three times. He said employees described the suspect as friendly, confident, and engaging. According to Hunt, the suspect shows the clerk a Missouri license that matches the bad checks. Big River Running wasn’t […]

  • Man who shot at Hazelwood officer still on the run

    HAZELWOOD, Mo. – Hazelwood police officers are still looking for a man who ran from police and then fired a shot in their direction following a traffic stop Tuesday night. Around 8:30 p.m. officers conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of  North Hanley and Santa Bella. Hazelwood Police Lt Douglas Mcgarry, tells FOX 2 it was a routine traffic stop for a seatbelt violation. The officer at the scene conducted a traffic stop on the offending vehicle and got […]

  • Gas Mart promises to meet demands after employees kick woman

      ST. LOUIS, MO — A gas station is still closed after two workers were caught on camera on July 24th kicking a woman who refused to leave. Today the owners held a press conference to discuss whats next. Gas Mart is apologizing for the incident that was caught on camera as two employees kicked a woman. They don’t know when it will re-open. Officials say they have a list of demands from the community they hope that Gas Mart […]