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.


Fireworks Cause More Shock Than Awe For Veterans With PTSD

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Fireworks will soon light up the sky in local parks and neighborhoods but for some combat veterans it may cause more shock than awe.
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One Day After SIU Report Is Released Prosecutor Explains What Comes Next


The Special Investigation Unit's Report was released 1 P.M. yesterday.Since then, the website has been visited over five thousand times, and more information is still coming.
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Some Witnesses Say Zambrano-Montes Looked More Confused Than Combative


We are learning more about the officer involved shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes.
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Zambrano Family Attorneys Are Concerned With The Investigations Objectivity

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Today the family of Antonio Zambrano-Montes and their attorneys got their first look at the Special Investigation Unit's report into the officer involved shooting.
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Medical Workers Making Sure Everyone In The Community Stays Hydrated


A group of people from Kadlec started thinking about what they could do to help the most vulnerable in our community during these triple digit days.
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Trial Starts For Man Charged In The Village Tavern Shooting


The trial of a man accused of shooting a man outside of a Kennewick bar began today.
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Operation Dry Water

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Local law enforcement agencies will be out in force patrolling the water this weekend making sure boaters are not driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
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On Track For Record Number of Dive and Rescue Calls This Summer

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We now know the name of the man who drowned in the Yakima River yesterday evening.
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Murder Trial Set For Early September


The trial for a man facing first degree murder charges is set to begin September 2nd.
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Vacation Home Check Program to Keep An Extra Eye On Your Home

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If you are planning a vacation this summer you might want to consider signing up for a program that keeps an eye on your house.
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Prosser Shooting Suspect Appears In Court


The man who was shot in Prosser Friday morning is now in satisfactory condition.
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Richland Named Top 25 Places To Retire


The city of Richland is one of the top 25 places to retire according to Money magazine.
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Suspect in Custody From Early Morning Shooting In Prosser


Shooting took place at McCorkle's Market at 5:30 AM
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Tri-Cities Young Marines

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The Tri-Cities Young Marines is a community service organization for boys and girls ages 8 to 18.
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First Non-Profit Summit At WSU Tri-Cities

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Today local non-profit organizers got a chance to learn about community resources that could help them grow.
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Four Month Memorial Of Zambrano-Montes Shooting

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Today marks four months since Antonio Zambrano-Montes was shot and killed by Pasco Police Officers.
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Firefighters Already Seeing A Lot Of Wildfires This Summer

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With temperatures in the triple digits we seem to have jumped full force into summer.
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New Website With Community Wide Trends and Data

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Eastern Washington University students and faculty are launching a new website devoted to information about Benton and Franklin counties.
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Death Penalty Will Not Be Sought In Triple Homicide Case


The Benton County prosecutor will not seek the death penalty for the man charged of a triple homicide.
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Richland Police Chief Headed To Washington D.C.


Richland Police Chief Chris Skinner is heading to the White House to represent the state of Washington.
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