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.


Fungus Causing Valley Fever Found In Local Soil

Valley Fever testing

The fungus that causes Valley Fever has been discovered in soil in Benton, Franklin, Walla Walla and Yakima counties.
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Students Learn Healthy Habits In Farm To Market Event

farm to market

Students at Jason Lee Elementary School in Richland learned a little bit more about their food choices in their annual farm to market event.
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Mayors Unite At The State Of The Cities Luncheon


Today was the 13th annual "State Of The Cities" luncheon.
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Man Charged with Murder Now Charged With Malicious Mischief For Destroying Parts Of the Jail


A Pasco man charged with first degree murder is now also charged with malicious mischief for destroying his jail cell while in custody.
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Red Cross Needs Blood Donations For The Summer

blood donation

The American Red Cross is asking for donors to help them stock up on blood for the summer.
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National Missing Children's Day

sofia juarez

Today is National Missing Children's Day.
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Powered Parachutes and Trikes Take To The Sky


A way to get up in the air a little less popular than plans are light sport aircrafts.
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Columbia Generating Station Hits Major Milestone Then Closes For Maintenance

columbia generating station

Energy Northwest is opening up the doors to the Columbia Generating Station and celebrating a major milestone.
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Schedule For Teacher Walk Out

teacher protest

Teachers in the Kennewick, Pasco, Richland, Benton City and Burbank are walking out of their classes tomorrow.
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Dump Truck Slams Through The Living Room Of Richland Home


A Richland family had an interesting early morning wakeup call when a dump truck slammed through the front of their house.
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Donuts Are Served: Krispy Kreme in Richland Is Open

krispy kreme

For months people in the Tri-Cities have been talking about the first Krispy Kreme opening up in town, and this morning the hype did not disappoint.
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President Obama Bans Police Use of Some Military Equiptment


Today President Obama issued an executive order prohibiting the federal government from providing certain military style equipment to local police departments.
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Tri-Cities Airport Ready For Summer Rush


Despite the on-going construction the Deputy Director of the Tri-Cities Airport Buck Taft said they are ready for the summer rush.
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Fire Ops 101: The Reality Of Being A Firefighter

fire ops

Decision makers from across the state came together today at the annual fire ops training to see what firefighters go through on a daily basis.
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How do local high school football helmets rate?

helmet and brain

Football is the most popular sport in America and for high school athletes it is also the most dangerous.
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Apples Spill Down Highway 395


A few apples still remain along the southbound lanes of 395 after a morning accident.
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Kennewick Man's Family Lives Through Both Nepal Earthquakes


A 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Eastern Nepal today just a few weeks after a massive earthquake shook that same area.
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WSU Baseball Players Tour The Tri-Cities Cancer Center

WSU baseball cancer center visit

If you are a Washington State University fan you can see some baseball tonight without having to go all the way to Pullman.
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WSU Students Make Training Tool For PNNL

WSU training tool

Washington State University students deliver a new training tool they built for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to use.
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Farmers Market Opening In Downtown Kennewick

farmers market

A farmers market will be opened this weekend in down town Kennewick at the corner of 1st and Cascade.
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