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.


Childhood Cancer Month Has Special Meaning For One Local Family

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One local family is honoring its son and his battle with cancer in a special way.
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Phase 3 Of The Steptoe Street Project Underway

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City of Kennewick officials broke ground on Phase 3 of the Steptoe Street Project.
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Richland City Council OK's First Reading Of Pot Ban Ordinance

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The Richland City Council voted unanimously to approve the new ordinance banning the sales, processing and production of marijuana.
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Kennewick Home Gets Creative With Bikes And A Message

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One homeowner in Kennewick is getting creative concerning the message of back to school safety.
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Pasco City Council Votes To Change City's Emergency Action Plan

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Last night the Pasco city council voted to change the cities emergency action plan.
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Early Morning Standoff Suspect Found Hiding In The Vines

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An early morning standoff in Richland ended with the suspect shot twice by "less lethal" ammunition.
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Franklin County Jail Re-Construction Completed

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After a year and a half of construction the $23 million Franklin County jail construction project is now complete.
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WSU Tri-Cities Enrollment Numbers Up With Record Breaking Freshman Class

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The Washington State University Tri-Cities campus is looking busier than it did last year with overall enrollment up nearly 6% and a record breaking freshman class.
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Adopt A Pet Weekend Sends 36 Dogs and Cats Home To New Families

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Some dogs and cats found their happy home over the weekend.
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CBS Sports Network Rejects Local Tri-Cities Ad For Being Too Local

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The CBS Sports Network will air a portion of the recent Horse Heaven Round-Up Rodeo from the Benton Franklin fair this Sunday.
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Tri-Cities Joins The Nation In Remembering September 11th


Today marks the 13th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.
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After A Challengening Start Coming Into This World Quadruplets Take On Pre-K


After a challening start coming into this world, Ryder, Racer, Mia and Max Burchard are excited take on the next chapter.
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Changes To Pasco's Emergency Action Ordinance

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During a workshop last night the Pasco City Council revised the city's emergency action ordinance.
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Error Causes $10 Million Bond To Miss Pendleton Ballot

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A $10 million dollar bond will not be on the November ballot in Pendleton.
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Growning Hermiston Population Means A Need For More Classrooms


A study of the capacity of Hermiston School District buildings compared to a recent population forcast is causing some concern.
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Patriotic Ride Comes To An End At The Atlantic Ocean

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The Milton-Freewater man riding across the country on horseback to try and figure out what makes the United States united has completed his trip.
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Pasco Man Shot In The Butt Early Monday Morning

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Police are looking for the person who shot and wounded a young man in Pasco early Monday morning.
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Qdoba And Hop Jacks Opening Off Queensgate Drive


Two new restaurants are set to go in the shopping plaza off of Queensgate Drive.
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West Richland Public Hearing On Recreational Marijuana

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Tomorrow West Richland city council is having a special meeting and public hearing to discuss the future of recreational marijuana within city limits.
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Richland Police Department Finding How Valuable Social Media Can Be

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The Richland Police Department is trying something new. 
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