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.


Community Discussion On Mental Illness and Law Enforcement

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Mental illness and the criminal justice system is an important topic that's getting a lot of attention right now on the national level and locally.
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Trios Board Votes To Sell Extra Land

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Trios hospital board members voted to sell 2,300 acres of land in South Kennewick.
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Public Forum to Talk To City Leaders

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The community has a chance to meet with city leaders to talk about concerns.
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Your Local ABC Is Enrolled In The Kennwick Police Department's 2015 Citizens Academy

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Police department Citizens Academies are a way for the public to gain a better understanding of the job of a police officers and how the justice system works.
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Volunteers Needed To Work Directly With Domestic Violence Victims

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The ability to work effectively with survivors of domestic violence is a special skill, and one that is in high demand in our area
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Kennewick Police Department Puts Potential new Officer Through Their First Test

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The Benton County Justice Sales Tax, which passed last year, will allow Kennewick to hire 12 new officers over the next three years.
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Cement Truck Knocks Down Power Lines

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All residential and business power is back on in Richland.
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Use of Force: How the Reporting Of It Differs In Local Police Departments

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Following the officer involved shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes Your Local ABC has been looking into police policies and practices.
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Commercial Unmanned Aerial System Industry Expected To Take Off In Pendleton


Governor Kate Brown visited Pendleton during her first trip to Eastern Oregon since taking office.
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Police Surround Man With Gun Shot Wound At Lourdes Hospital


Law enforcement detectives are still trying to figure out what happened to a man who walked into Kadlec with a gunshot wound yesterday morning.
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Man Sentenced to 15 Months For Residential Burglary Of Benton City Trailer

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A West Richland man was sentenced to 15 months in jail for residential burglary.
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How The Public Safety Tax Money Is Being Spent

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The Benton County Law and Justice Council met to talk about how money from the Public Safety Tax approved last year will be spent
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Man Facing Gang Related Murder Charges Trial Re-Set


The trial for a man facing first degree murder charges has been re-set.
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New Maverick On Clearwater And Union


If you've been driving down Clearwater at the intersection of Union Street some of your may have noticed buildings being bulldozed.
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Sudden Infant Death Takes The Life of A 2-Week Old Boy

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The Benton County Coroner said a 2-week-old boy found dead in his parent's bed Christmas morning died from Sudden Infant Death.
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Consejo Latino Sends Letter To Governor Asking For Special Prosecutor

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Felix Vargas, the chairman of Consejo Latino is asking that Governor Jay Inslee get involved in the investigation of the officer involved shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes
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Consejo Latino Chairman's Ongoing Talks With The DOJ About Pasco PD Conduct


The Chairman of Consejo Latino said he is pleased with the way his meetings went with Senators and members of the Department of Justice in Washington D.C.
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One Month Until Tax Returns Are Due


The deadline to file taxes is quickly approaching.
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Crimestoppers Offering $1,000 Reward For Information About Fatal Hit and Run

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Crimestoppers is now offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who has information about a hit and run accident.
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