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.


Franklin PUD Plans New Solar Carport

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Franklin County PUD is moving forward with a community solar project.
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Latest Installment Of The Special Investigation Unit's Report

Antonio Zambrano-Montes.

Another portion of the Special Investigation Unit's report into the Pasco officer involved shooting has been released.
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New Men's Section of The Union Gospel Mission Hope To Being in 8-6 Weeks

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The plans to build a new men's section for the Union Gospel Mission in Pasco is still moving forward.
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Shooting At Pasco Intersection Police Looking For Suspect

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Pasco police officers are still looking for suspect who fired shots into an intersection.
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Coyote Ridge Opens New Resource Center Funded By Donations

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Coyote Ridge Corrections Center opens a resource facility center.
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Fewer People Using Ben Franklin Transit System Today Than in 1996

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According to new data from the Washington Policy Center ridership of Ben Franklin Transit has gone down 25% in the last five year
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Water Follies 50th Anniversary Beer and Wine

Water Follies Beer and Wine

This week kicks off the 50th anniversary of the Tri-City Water Follies.
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Trial Beings For Former PPD Officer Zach Fairley


Trial began today for a former Pasco Police Officer charged with making false or misleading statements to a public servant.
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KID Water Sales Agreement With Badger Mountain Irrigation District

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Kennewick Irrigation District board members are talking about an emergency water sales agreement with Badger Mountain Irrigation District.
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Trios Opens New Care Center


Health care is one of the fastest growing industries in our area and another facility is opening to the public.
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70th Anniversary Of The Trinity Test

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This is the 70th anniversary of the Trinity Test.    
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New Cardiac Lifesaving Technology


Cardiologists are now using a new technology called the LifeVest for patients with heart problems.
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Third Installment Of The Special Investigation Unit's Report Released

Antonio Zambrano-Montes.

The third installment of the Special Investigation Unit's report into the officer involved shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes was released today.
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Dogs Trained To Be The Ears For People Who Are Hard Of Hearing

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A local organization is trying to improve the lives of people who are deaf.
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Educators Frustrated With Lawmakers Decision Over Class Size Initiative

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Washington State students in grades four through 12 will not be seeing smaller classes when they head back to school in the fall.
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Local Vet Denied Discounted State Park Pass

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One local disabled veteran asked for a discounted Washington State Park pass, but was denied because he lives in Oregon not Washington.
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Body of A 48-Year-Old Man Found In The Columbia River

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The Benton County Coroner now knows the identity of the body found in the Columbia River over the weekend.
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Body Found By Fisherman In Columbia River

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The Benton County Coroner has yet to release the name of a male body found in the Columbia River.
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Antique Air Tour Makes First Stop In Richland

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Thirty antique air planes descended upon the Richland airport this weekend.
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Local Distillery Uses Solar Power to Make Spirits

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Each of the co-founders comes from different professional backgrounds, and together they created Solar Spirits.
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