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.


Car Hits Pasco Re 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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CBC Raises Over $1 Million For Student Scholarships

CBC scholarships

Columbia Basin College raised over $1 million for student scholarships.
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14 Claims Filed Against Kennewick School District Over Former Teacher Molestation


A total of 14 former Kennewick High School students have now come forward saying they were sexually molested by former teacher William Pickerel, and filed claims asking for money from the school district.
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A Kennewick Families Dog Killed By Neighbors Dog In Front Of Their Home


A Kennewick woman is speaking out after her dog was killed right in front of her home.
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A School Based Clinic In Kennewick Set To Open In February

Kennewick Student Based Clinic

Officials break ground for the first school based clinic in Kennewick.
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Free Drug And Alcohol Information Night For Parents


Tonight in Prosser the Community Involvement Action Coalition is hosting an alcohol and drug information night.
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Richland City Council Voted To Ban Marijuana In The City

Marijuana Leaf

The Richland City Council voted to ban the sales, processing and production of legalized marijuana.
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Chiawana Students Host Nations First Student Run Federal Election Debate

Election Ballot Box Graphic

Chiawana High School students are getting a front row seat to the election process.
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Richland City Council Will Vote On Marijuana Ban

Marijuana Leaf

Toinght the Richland City Council will have the second reading and take a vote on the new ordinance banning the sales, processing and production of marijuana.
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Around $45,000 Raised For Mac Graff's Recovery

Mac Graff (QB)

So far the community has raised around $45,000 for the medical bills and recovery of Mac Graff.
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