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.


5-year-old's Parents Not Happy With The School That Lost Their Son

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A five-year-old that was reported missing at school in Richland this morning is now safe at home with his parents
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Cable Bridge Turns Teal For September

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You're not seeing things if the cable bridge looks like it has a bluish tint to it.
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The Need To Keep Up With Immunizations

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Immunizations are something that a lot of people think about at this time of the year because immunizations are required for kids who are just starting school.
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Opening Day At The Walla Walla Fair

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The annual Walla Walla fair kicks off today.
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New Pasco City Manager's First Days On The Job

Dave Zabell

Today is day three for new Pasco City Manger Dave Zabell.
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American Ninja Warrior Contestent Gives Inspirational Talk To High Schoolers

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River View high school wanted to make sure to kick the school year off on a good note.
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Department Of Labor Holding Open House For Injuried Employees

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The US Department of Labor is currently hosting an open house to talk to current and former nuclear employees about the benefits aviliable to them under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act.
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Local Vet Passes Away But Bucket List Wish Continues

David Wells

We want to update you on one of our stories we brought you a few weeks ago.
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Record Breaking Freshman Class At WSU Tri-Cities

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Today is the first day of the fall semester for students at WSU Tri-Cities.
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First Time Teachers Prepare For The First Day Of Classes

Marta Jisa

Tomorrow is the first day of the 2014-2015 school year for many districts in the area.
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Reports Of Person With A Gun Turn Out To Be An Air Soft Gun

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Staff were held in place as Kamiakin High School was briefly placed on a lock down today after reports of a person with a gun in the area.
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Local Vet Opens New Taphouse In Pasco


Brews Taphouse and Growler Fills opened two and a half weeks ago.
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Rascal Rodeo Gives Special Needs Kids Their Own Rodeo Today

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Special needs kids have a rodeo of their own today.
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School Buses Hitting The Road

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Kids are headed back to school next week which means school buses will once again be hitting the road.
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Living The Rodeo Life Day In And Day Out

Les Shepperson

A lot of people enjoy going to the rodeo every year while it is in town, but for some people it is more than once a year it is their life.
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Honorary Police Officer For A Day

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The Kennewick Police Department swears in a new officer today.
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Confusion on 911 Dispatch System

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There is some confusion between the city of Pasco and Franklin County Sheriff's office whether an agreement has been reached on making the 911 dispatch system capable of communicating with a 800 megahertz system.
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Two People Of Interest In Benton County Triple Homicide Are In Custody


It has been nine days since three victims were found shot to death in a farm field in Benton County.
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Center Parkway Extention Battle Headed To Benton County Superior Court

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The Tri-City Railroad is appealing the Washington State Utilities and Transportation commissions decision to extend Center Parkway over the tracks to Tapteal drive.
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Homicide Victim's Families Host Car Wash To Raise Funeral Money

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Those close to the Benton County homicide victims held a car wash to riase money for their funerals.
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