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.


Richland Looks To Set A Standard of Appearance For Food Trucks

food truck

The food truck industry is a growing one. 
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SWAT Team Members Make And Test Explosives


If you have seen a lot of police cars at Westgate Elementary it is because officers are using the old classrooms to do a little learning of their own.
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SARC Working To Build New Million Dollar Facility


The Support Advocacy and Resource Center just received a $750,000 state appropriation for a new facility.
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Fran Rish Stadium Updates Almost Finshed

fran rish

With the first home game in Richland's Fran Rish stadium less than two weeks away, construction crews are wrapping up work there. 
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Lucky Leaf Forced To Remain Closed

Lucky Leaf Closed

Today a judge issues a preliminary injunction forcing the Lucky Leaf marijuana shop in Pasco to close down until this entire case is heard.
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Memories From Naval Air Station Pasco

Naval Control Tower

One of the busiest Naval Air Stations in the United States during World War II sits right in our backyard. 
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Accreditation Concerns Over Kadlec's Instrument Sterilization


There are concerns over the cleanliness of instruments used at Kadlec clinics.
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Suspected Arnoist Charged With Two Fires


Pasco police arrest a man they believe may be responsible for starting more than 25 fires in that city.
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Four-Year-Old Accidentally Hit and Killed In Driveway

Fatal hit

A four year old boy dies after being hit by a car in Kennewick last night.
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Lucky Leaf Forced To Close Until At Least Monday

Lucky Leaf Closed

The retail pot shop that opened about a month ago in Pasco despite a city ban on pot businesses is now closed until at least Monday.
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City No Longer Has To Help With Contaminated Water Problem

ecoli bacteria

The city of Milton-Freewater no long has to come up with a plan to assist a neighboring trailer park with its water contaminated with fecal matter. 
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City Of Pasco Seeking Temporary Restraining Order Against Lucky Leaf

Lucky Leaf Pot Shop Now Open

The Lucky Leaf marijuana shop in Pasco has been open for almost a month now. 
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Strip Club Granted Business License In Milton- Freewater

strip club

A strip club is coming to Milton-Freewater after all. 
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Body Found In Water In June Identified

Tattoo of Body Found in River

The body of a man found dead in the water near Sacajawea State Park has been identified as 21 year old Jacob Michael Cook.
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Kennewick's Budget Committee Will Look At City's Ban On Marijuana Businesses

Marijuana Leaf

Kennewick's mayor will take the city's ban on marijuana related businesses back to the budget committee.
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Benton Clean Air Agency Issues Air Quality Alert


The air in the Yakima and Kittitas Valleys was below par last week, and now the problems have extended throughout the Columbia Basin. 
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Pasco's Only Female Officer Files Claim Against The Department

Persinger Claim

The only female Pasco police officer has filed a one million dollar claim against the department for sexual harassment and sexual discrimination.
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Umatilla County Fair "100 years what a ride."

Umatilla Co Fair

Fair and rodeo season in our area has officially begun.
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Trios Hospitals Filled With Seahawks Gear

Trios Seahawks

Trios hospitals have been "hawked."
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Six Months After Pasco Police Shooting: Coroner and Prosecutor Disagree About Inquest


Today marks six months since the officer involved shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes in Pasco.
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