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.


Richland Named Most Relaxed Small City

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If you're feeling a little stressed, and you're looking to go some place where you can chill out, you might consider the Tri-Cities in Washington.
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Kadlec Kids Raise a 12th Man Flag At The Hospital

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Kids at Kadlec are getting in the Seahawks spirit raising a 12th man flag high above the hospital.
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Tri-Cities Family Expo Happening Now


The Tri-Cities family expo is happening today and tomorrow in Pasco.
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How Do You Know If The People You Let Into Your Home To Work Are Safe

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Most of the time when something breaks we call someone to come to our home to fix it, but how can we be sure that the people we are letting into our homes are safe?
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Umatilla City Council Extends Adult Business Moratorium

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The Umatilla city council voted to extend a moratorium on adult businesses.
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TV Super Sale


According to general manager Mitch Davis at Best Buy, traffic in the TV department has increased significantly with the superbowl fast approaching.
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Pay- By-The Mile Tax vs. Current Gas Tax

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Today the Washington State Transportation Committee is holding a hearing discussing doing away with the state's gas tax and replacing it with a pay-by-the mile tax.
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Murder Trial Put On Hold

Matthew Devore

The trial for Matthew DeVore is on hold while the defense files an appeal.
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First Time To See Health Insurance Plenalties On Tax Returns


Today is the first day you can electronically file your tax returns.
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Triple Homicide Suspect Pleads Not Guilty To All Murder Charges


A suspect in August's triple homicide case in Benton County makes his first court appearance today.
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Kennewick House Searched Again: This Time For Firearms

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A Kennewick house was searched by authorities for the second time in two weeks.
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The Tri-Cities Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life


A crowd of roughly 200 people gathered at CBC to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life.
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Man Arrested Attempting To Rob Dialysis Center

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Police have arrested the man who tried to rob Davita Dialysis in Kennewick.
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Packers Fan Living In Seahawks Country

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The West Side of Washington State does not have the monopoly on Seahawks fever.
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Mariners Visit Kids At Kadlec

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The Seattle Mariners visited kids at Kadlec Regional Medical Center.
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Pasco Police Officer Justified In Fatal September Shooting

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The Franklin County Prosecutor Shawn Sant said a Pasco police officer was justified in fatally shooting Matthew Stoddard.
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Prosser Man Found Competent To Stand Trial For Murder

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Doctors at Eastern State hospital found Christian Ramirez competent to stand trial.
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Outdoor Skating Rink Opens In Southridge

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An outdoor ice skating rink is up at the Southridge Sports Complex in Kennewick.
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Suspect In Gang Related Shooting Death Pleads Not Guilty To The Charges


Homicide suspect Kenyatta Bridges pleaded not guilty to first degree murder in Franklin County Superior Court.
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Quarantine on Poultry Products: Poultry Meat and Eggs Still Safe To Eat

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The Washington State Department of Agriculture has enacted an emergency quarantine on eggs, poultry and poultry products in the Tri-Cities because of the outbreak of avian influenza.
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