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.


Local Radio Staion Strings Bras Across The Bridge

bras across the bridge

A local radio station is stringing bras across the cable bridege for breast cancer awareness month.
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Halloween Pet Parade

pet parade

Halloween is less than a week away and it looks like some of the dogs in town are already ready to go.
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New School Based Mobile Food Bank Program

Mobile food bank

Hunger is a problem that effects many children.
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Franklin PUD Warning About Scammers Claming To Turn Off Customer's Power

phone scam

Franklin PUD officials are warning residents about a scam that is going around.
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Umatilla Pot Committee Could Recommend Lifting Medical Moratorium

Medical Marijuana

Umatilla County is one of the many counties in our area that has a moratorium on medical marijuana.
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Train Hits Car Stuck On Tracks

train track

A man in Hermiston watched his car get swept away by a train.
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Accused Child Molester Waives Right To A Speedy Trial


An accused child molester waived his right to a speedy trial.
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Recreational Pot Shops Not Selling Edibles Until After Halloween


Both recreational marijuana stores in our area now have marijuana edibles, but parents don't have to worry about their kids getting a hold of them during trick-or-treating.
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15 Days of Kindness Challenge

kindness challenge

Students at Mark Twain Elementary took on a 15 day kindness challenge.
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Car Hits Pasco Red Lion

car in red lion

The Red Lion in Pasco got an unexpected guest this morning.
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Walla Walla High School Teacher Placed On Administrative Leave

Robert maib

A Walla Walla High School teacher is on administrative leave after multiple students reported that they were inappropriately touched during class.
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Apple Launches New Apple Pay

iphone apple pay

Apple rolled out the company's latest addition to the tech world with the launch of Apple Pay.
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Green Business Of The Year Award Goes To The Timbers

green business award

For ten years the city of Richland has been encouraging residents and businesses to go green with the city's green living awards.
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Why Gas Prices Vary Pump To Pump

Maverik Gas Prices

Gas prices around the nation are dropping and some states even hitting less than $3 a gallon. 
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Chiawana High School Working To Get Most Safe Driving Pledges In The Nation

Chiawana Safe Driving pledge

For the second year in a row Chiawana High School students are on a mission to raise awareness about distracted driving in our area.
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Accused Child Molester Omnibus Moved Back


The omnibus hearing for an alleged child molester has been move back one week to October 22nd.
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Kennewick Gas Leak Shuts Down Dayton Street

Gas leak

A gas leak in Kennewick shut down part of Dayton Street this afternoon.
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Prosser City Council To Vote On New Marijuana Ordinance

Legal pot sales

Tonight after a public hearing the Prosser city council will vote on an ordinance that restricts marijuana beyond the states requirements.
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Doctors Say Ebola is Not Common, Worry More About The Flu


More and more people are becoming concerned with the spread of Ebola virus.
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Catch The Crush Fall Harvest

Catch the Crush

People are gearing up for one of the biggest wine events of the year.
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