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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
  • City leaders, federal government to hold ceremony to celebrate transfer of land for next NGA site

    ST. LOUIS – The new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency site in north St. Louis will take another step forward today. City leaders will officially transfer the land for the NGA site over to the United States Air Force Thursday, December 13.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will develop the land for NGA and oversee the construction of its new headquarters Workers have finished clearing nearly 100 acres of land to make way for the new headquarters of NGA. The $1.75 billion project […]

  • Two people die after being rescued from submerged car in Kirkwood pond

    KIRKWOOD, Mo – Two people are dead after their car went into a retention pond in Kirkwood. The accident happened just after 10:00 p.m.  Tuesday night. According to police reports, 61-year-old James Delia was driving westbound on I-44 when he had a medical emergency. Delia exited onto Lindbergh Road and that’s where the car hit a fence and went into the pond in front of the Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod located at Martin Luther Drive and Kirkwood Road. Firefighters from surrounding municipalities […]

  • Pagedale shooting leaves two children, ages 2 and 7 wounded

    PAGEDALE, Mo. – Two young children are recovering in the hospital this morning after a shooting in Pagedale Monday night. According to police around 9:30 P.M. shots were fired at a home on the 6700 block of Schofield Avenue. When officers arrived, they found that a two-year-old boy had been shot in his elbow and hand, and a seven-year-old boy had been shot in his head. Both of the children were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Four other […]

  • Wildwood community to host fundraiser for victim of Catholic Supply Store tragedy

    WILDWOOD, Mo – Monday, December 10 two Wildwood restaurants are donating 100% of their proceeds to the family of Jamie Schmidt. Jamie, a wife and mother of three was shot and killed November 19 while she was shopping at the Catholic Supply Store on Manchester Road in West County. Thomas Bruce, 53-years-old, was charged with 17 counts including first-degree murder. Jamie’s colleagues at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood have organized a dine and donate fundraiser for Jamie’s family. The fundraiser is from 4:00 […]

  • Pearl Harbor ceremonies planned in St. Peters, O’Fallon, Mo

    ST. PETERS, Mo. –   Friday, December 7  marks the 77th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and St. Louisians honor each of those killed with ceremonies across the city. St. Peters Veterans Memorial Commission is hosting their Annual Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony at 10:00 a.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at St Peters City Hall. The guest speaker will be Major General Cassie Strom, U.S. Air Force (Ret.). The Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony is free to the public. If you can`t make it out […]

  • Metro’s Most Wanted: Police still searching for missing pieces to solve Olivette couple’s murder

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – St. Louis County police are still looking for clues of what may have happened leading up to the deaths of an Olivette couple. Igor Zhukov and Michele Laws were last seen the day after Thanksgiving. On December 3, the St. Louis County police were called when the couple’s car was found in a ravine in Riverview. “We arrived on scene and that’s when we observed the two subjects. Very bad car accident appeared to happen, […]

  • St. Louis City Police officers indicted for beating undercover officer face arraignment

    ST. LOUIS – The four St. Louis city police officers that have been indicted by a federal grand jury are set to appear in court Thursday for their arraignment at 9:30a.m.,  during that time the officers will have their charges formally read to them and enter their plea. Dustin Boone, Bailey Colletta, Randy Hays and Christopher Myers face federal charges of civil rights violation, obstruction of justice and lying to federal investigators. They’re accused of beating a demonstrator during the […]

  • Snow making in progress, Hidden Valley ramps up for ski season

    WILDWOOD, Mo. –   The guns are up and running at  Hidden Valley in Wildwood Wedensday morning, however with the warm up moving in they will have to take a break at some point. According to Hidden Valley, the snow guns can make around three to four feet of snow over the entire ski area in about 72 hours. As of now, they have a few inches, but there is plenty more of snow to be made. The resort hopes to be open […]

  • Police search for gunman after Popeye’s shooting

    ST. PETERS- A fast food customer so upset that the kitchen was closed he fired a gun at a worker. St. Peters police said it happened Sunday night at a Popeyes on Jungermann Road. The suspect pulled up to the drive-thru then started cursing at a worker when he was told that the kitchen was closed for the night. Another worker came outside to talk to the suspect and the two started arguing. The suspect left the Popeyes but came […]

  • Person struck, killed after police pursuit on I-70 near Cave Springs

    ST. PETERS, Mo. – A police pursuit ends in St. Peter’s with one woman dead after she tried to run across the highway to flee from police. Police identified the person who was struck and killed as 40-year-old Cayce Wilson from Troy Missouri. According to Missouri Highway Patrol around 1:45 A.M. on Monday Wilson pulled in front of a Moscow Mills police officer and then slammed on her breaks. The officer tried to pull Wilson over and a police pursuit began […]

  • Serial killer confesses to 90 murders including two in the Metro area

    A man who may be among one of the most prolific serial killers in US history has tied himself to two murders in the Metro area. The 78-years-old is already spending the rest of his life behind bars in Texas. Initially arrested for a narcotics charge 2012, DNA then linked Little three unsolved homicide from the ’80s. In an interview with FBI agents, Little confessed to 90 murders. The killings spanned across the country from Florida to California between 1970 […]

  • Mom working extra shifts to pay for Christmas killed in car crash

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – A St. Charles County mother was on her way to work when she was killed in a car crash Saturday night. She was picking up extra shifts at work to help pay for her kids Christmas presents. Sarah Shepard, 31-years-old, was a mother of two young kids. Saturday around 6:30 P.M. she was on 364 just east of Jungs Station Road, when a pick-up truck collided head-on with Sara’s sedan. The driver of the truck […]