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
  • St. Louis Aldermen seeking to overturn public vote on ward reduction

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Board of Aldermen is working to overturn a public vote on ward reduction . Back in 2012, city voters passed a measure cutting the Wards and Aldermen in half to 14. The measure takes effect in 2022. Mayor Lyda Krewson opposes a re-vote; she already threatened to veto a similar bill last year. Two other bills are also being introduced on Friday. Board Bill 120 Banning the box would prevent employers in the city from asking […]

  • $278 million I-270 reconstruction project begins spring of 2020

    ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has approved Millstone Weber as the contractor for the largest single project MoDOT has taken on in the last decade. The I-270 North Design-Build Project is set to begin next spring and will run along I-270 from I-70 on the west of Riverview Drive.  During the project, crews are going to reconstruct interchanges along 270 from Lindbergh to Route 367, while adding an additional lane in both directions. According to MoDOT, […]

  • Carjacker killed in crash with semi in Soulard

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A carjacking in Soulard early this morning turns into a deadly accident minutes later The car had allegedly been stolen just four blocks away before it crashed. Police say that a woman was carjacked at around 2:00 am by three men on South 10th and Lami streets.  The suspects took off in the vehicle and then collided with a tractor-trailer at South 7th and Barton Street. One of the three accused carjackers was killed in the crash.  […]

  • Confirmation hearing for St. Louis County Police Board nominees today

    CLAYTON, Mo. – A hearing is set today to confirm two new members to the St. Louis County Police Board. County Executive Sam Page made the appointments last week and if the council approves them the changes could go into effect in the 20 days. The two new members are retired Judge William Ray Price Jr. and attorney Michelle Schwerin. Judge Price is a partner at Armstrong Teasdale. He served two terms as Chief Justice for the Missouri Supreme Court […]

  • Home repairs for Missouri Veterans Endeavor offered by Rebuilding Together St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – Rebuilding Together St. Louis and 30 volunteers from RubinBrown will be completing exterior repairs to the Missouri Veterans Endeavor facility.  From 8:00 a.m until noon volunteers will be staining fencing, patching concrete, and replacing rotted landscaping edging. Missouri Veterans Endeavor is a transitional living facility providing support and housing for military veterans and their families. For more information visit: www.rebuildingtogether-stl.org

  • St. Charles County Police Department hosts its first community Halloween ‘trunk-or-treat’

    O’FALLON, Mo. – With some spooky weather in the forecast trick-or-treating may be a game of working smarter not harder this year. The St. Charles County Police Department is holding its first-ever trunk or treat. From 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. there will be 35 decorated vehicles giving away candy. Once the candy bags are filled there are games to play and prizes to win sponsored by Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Bahama Buck’s and Krispy Kreme. Kids can also […]

  • Missouri Hyperloop final report to be released today

    ST. LOUIS –  Monday, Missouri house speaker Elijah Haahr and members of Missouri’s Special Blue Ribbon Panel will release their final report on plans for the possibility of connecting Kansas City and St. Louis with an ultra-high-speed Hyperloop system. Imagine being able to travel from St. Louis to Kansas City in 30 minutes, compared to the typical four-hour drive. The Hyperloop would use vacuum tubes and magnetic levitation to move freight and riders nearly 700 miles an hour inside pods […]

  • 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 […]

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