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.


Officers From Across The State In Kennewick Training To Be Marine Officers

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If you are on the Columbia River this week you might notice sheriff patrol boats from out of town.
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Consejo Latino Chairman Speaks To U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

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Today Consejo Latino Chairman Felix Vargas spoke to the United States Commission on Civil Rights about the officer involved shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes.
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Cougar Pride Days At WSU Tri-Cities

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Washington State University Tri-Cities students, employees, and alumni are showing their school spirit this weekend.
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Behind Bars In The Benton County Jail

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This week those enrolled in the Kennewick Citizens Academy got a look behind the scenes of the Benton County Jail.
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Unity Walk and Rally: A Peaceful Cry For Justice

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The local group rallying for justice for Antonio Zambrano-Montes was spreading the message of unity today with a walk and rally.
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Pasco Protesters Say Saturday's Arrests Were Targeted and Unnecessary


Pasco protesters said the three arrests made during Saturday's protest were targeted and unwarranted.
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Special Witness In Homicide Case Takes The Stand


A special witness in a Franklin County homicide case takes the stand today for a deposition.
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Citizens Academy: Closer Look at SWAT and K-9 Units

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This week those enrolled in the Kennewick Citizens Academy got a chance to learn about the interworking of the SWAT and K-9 units.
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Construction on New Kennewick Fire Station Planned For July or August

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Construction crews tore down the buildings at 10th and Kellogg to make room for a new fire station.
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Still No Suspects In February Fatal Hit and Run

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Kennewick police still do not have any suspects or a vehicle connected with a fatal hit and run that happened over a month ago. 
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Traffic Stop Video Launches Internal Investigation

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The Kennewick Police Department has launched an internal investigation into one of their officers after a video of his traffic stop went viral.
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Local Fifth Grader Inducted Into Safety Patrol Hall of Fame

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A fifth grader at White Bluffs Elementary is being inducted into the Washington State Safety Patrol Hall of Fame.
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Mass March Planned For This Saturday

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Two more organizations have joined the voices calling for justice for Antonio Zambrano-Montes in the Pasco officer involved shooting.
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Basketball Arguement Fuels Gun Fight in Richland Bar


Police arrested a man after he pulled a gun on a person at Kimo's Restraurant during an argument Saturday evening.
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Police Looking for Luring Suspect in Richland

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Richland police officers are looking for a man who allegedly attempted to lure two teenagers into this car.
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Citizen's Academy Field Trip To 911 Dispatch Center

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This is the second week of the Kennewick Police Departments Citizen's Academy.
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Gun Lock Box and Trigger Box Giveaway

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Three hundred and fifty gun lock boxes and 50 trigger locks are being given away at Ranch and Home tomorrow.
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DOJ Mediation Talks Put On Hold

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Talks between the Pasco Police Department and community groups, which were to be mediated by the US Department of Justice have been postponed.
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Children's Museum of Walla Walla Burglarized

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Burglars left behind $2,000 worth of damage at the Children's Museum of Walla Walla.
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Spring Carnival In Town


The spring carnival is back in town and starts tonight.
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