Katherine Hessel

Multi-Media Journalist

Katherine is excited to call Washington her new home and thrilled to be doing what she loves, keeping you in the know!

Katherine most recently worked in her home state of Missouri. She was an intern at KSDK in St. Louis before working her way up to a Production Assistant. Prior to working at KSDK Katherine was an intern at KTVI.  

Katherine graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in Communications from the Schieffer School of Journalism.  

When Katherine isn't working she loves to exercise, spend time with friends and family and of course watch Cardinal baseball. Katherine enjoys traveling the world, her most recent adventure took her to Africa! She also claims to be a pretty skilled Sudoku player.


Studded Tire Season Has Arrived

studded tires

Studded tire season is right around the corner.
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Paco Updating To Energy Efficient Street Lights

street lights

All around the city of Pasco old street lights are being replaced with new energy efficient ones.
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Candlelight Vigil For Victims of Domestic Violence

candlelight vigil

Tonight is the 11th Annual candlelight vigil to raise awareness about domestic violence in our community.
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Local Women Celebrates Milestone Birthday and Volunteer Achievement

100th birthday

Maria Gallington is not only celebrating her 100th birthday today but leaving a mark on our community while she does it.
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Social Media Campagin For Kip Moore and An Inclusive Playground


A local non-profit is working to raise money to get two inclusive playgrounds built for kids and adults with disabilities so that they can play alongside everyone else.
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Walla Walla City Council Approves Recreational Marijuana

Marijuana Leaf

In a 4 to 3 vote Walla Walla city council members approved the retail, processing and production of recreational marijuana.
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Local Radio Staion Strings Bras Across The Bridge

bras across the bridge

A local radio station is stringing bras across the cable bridege for breast cancer awareness month.
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Halloween Pet Parade

pet parade

Halloween is less than a week away and it looks like some of the dogs in town are already ready to go.
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New School Based Mobile Food Bank Program

Mobile food bank

Hunger is a problem that effects many children.
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Franklin PUD Warning About Scammers Claming To Turn Off Customer's Power

phone scam

Franklin PUD officials are warning residents about a scam that is going around.
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Umatilla Pot Committee Could Recommend Lifting Medical Moratorium

Medical Marijuana

Umatilla County is one of the many counties in our area that has a moratorium on medical marijuana.
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Train Hits Car Stuck On Tracks

train track

A man in Hermiston watched his car get swept away by a train.
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Accused Child Molester Waives Right To A Speedy Trial


An accused child molester waived his right to a speedy trial.
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Recreational Pot Shops Not Selling Edibles Until After Halloween


Both recreational marijuana stores in our area now have marijuana edibles, but parents don't have to worry about their kids getting a hold of them during trick-or-treating.
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15 Days of Kindness Challenge

kindness challenge

Students at Mark Twain Elementary took on a 15 day kindness challenge.
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Car Hits Pasco Red Lion

car in red lion

The Red Lion in Pasco got an unexpected guest this morning.
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Walla Walla High School Teacher Placed On Administrative Leave

Robert maib

A Walla Walla High School teacher is on administrative leave after multiple students reported that they were inappropriately touched during class.
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Apple Launches New Apple Pay

iphone apple pay

Apple rolled out the company's latest addition to the tech world with the launch of Apple Pay.
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Green Business Of The Year Award Goes To The Timbers

green business award

For ten years the city of Richland has been encouraging residents and businesses to go green with the city's green living awards.
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Why Gas Prices Vary Pump To Pump

Maverik Gas Prices

Gas prices around the nation are dropping and some states even hitting less than $3 a gallon. 
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