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.


New Mental Health Jail Diversion Program

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A new mental health jail diversion program launched in the Tri-Cities.
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Pasco Approves Property Permit For New Police Station

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The Pasco Police Department is one step closer to having a new home.
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UPDATE: Consolidated 911 System Gets Green Light

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The Kennewick City Council approves the consolidation of the Benton and Franklin Counties 911 systems which now gives the project the green light.
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Public Hearing On New Ki-Be Firearms Policy


Board members at the Kiona Benton school district held a public hearing on the proposed policy to allow school administrators to carry a firearm on school property.
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Trios Lays Off 40 Employees Because Of Financial Problems

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The CEO of Trios Health announced a plan to help solve the hospital's financial problems.
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Kennewick Burglaries Up 46% Compared To Same Time Last Year

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According to Kennewick police the number of burglaries happening in the city is much higher than years past.
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Man In Serious Condition After Altercation With Corrections Officer

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A Kennewick man is in serious condition at a local hospital after getting in an altercation with a corrections officer.
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Autopsy Complete On Hit and Run Victim: Officers Now Have 2 Suspect Vehicles


An autopsy performed on Michael Robinson, the victim of a fatal hit and run in Kennewick, showed he died from blunt force trauma.
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Update On Investigation Of Fatal Officer Involved Shooting

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The Special Investigations Unit looking into the officer involved shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes held a news conference on the latest information.   
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Truck Found With Possible Connection to Fatal Hit and Run


A truck matching the description of the vehicle involved in a fatal hit and run Sunday is being towed from a Kennewick home.
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Pasco Police Chief Bob Metzger Meet with a member of the Departmet of Justice Monday

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Pasco Police Chief Bob Metzger meet with a member of the Departmet of Justice Monday.
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Trios Board Members Says New Hospital Is In Financial Trouble

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A Kennewick Public Hospital District board member said the new Trios hospitial is in major financial trouble.
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Former Connell Mayor Pro Tem Monica Pruett Sentenced To 12 Months For Fraud


Former Connell Mayor Pro Tem Monica Pruett is sentenced to 12 months for fraud she committed while serving as the business manager of the Connell cemetery.
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Pasco School Custodian Pleads Not Guilty To Child Molestation

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A custodian from Maya Angelou Elementary school in Pasco plead not guilty to three counts of first degree child molestation.
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Family Says Man Killed In Hit And Run Was Walking To Better Heart Health

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Police are looking for the person responsible for a fatal hit and run in Kennewick.
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Remodel Planned For John Dam Plaza

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Richland city officials are also planning to give John Dam Plaza a facelift of sorts.
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Special Investigation Unit Trying To Fill In The Blanks Of The Hours Leading Up To The Shooting Of Antonio Zambrano-Montes


The special investigation unit held its media briefing with the latest information about last week's fatal officer involved shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes.
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Kennewick Man Pleads Not Guilty To Two Counts Of Child Rape

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A Kennewick man pleads not guilty to two counts of child rape in Benton County cour
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Pasco Home Destroyed By Fire

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A Pasco home looks to be a complete loss after a fire tonight.
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Pasco Police Department Now Down 10 Officers

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As part of standard protocol the three Pasco police officers involved in shooting and killing of Antonio Zambrano-Montes are now on paid administrative leave.
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