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.


Police Make An Arrest At The Best Western In Kennewick

Police Lights

Police arrested and charged 32-year old Nicholas Shock with assault, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstruction.
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Pink On The Links To Rasie Money For Breast Cancer Awareness

breast cancer balloons

Hundreds of ladies in pink hit the links at Meadow Springs country club in Richland  for the 19th annual Susan G Komen rally for the cure fundraising golf tournament.  
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What First Time Boat Race Goers Need To Know

Boat Race Fans

This is the 49th anniversary of the boat races, but for some race goers it is just their first.
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Vintage Hydroplanes on Display

Miss Bardahl

If you are attending the Columbia Cup this weekend, you may want to look for pieces of history on display.
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The Pit is Open and The Hydroplanes Are In


Hydroplanes and hydro fans pulled into Columbia Park to start setting up for the highly anticipated water follies weekend.
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Water Follies Weekend Brings Big Bucks To Tri-Cities Businesses

Water Follies Crowds

Watching hydroplanes wiz by on the Columbia River draws people from all over to the Tri-Cities.
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Safe Harbor and My Friends Place Receives Enough Money To Keep Their Doors Open

My Friend's place Check

Safe Harbor and My Friends Place received a 90 thousand dollar check, allowing the area's only teen homeless shelter to keep its doors open.
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Antelope Found Poached In South Kennewick


A decapatated antelope found in South Kennewick is causing an outrage over poaching on social media.
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House Fire In Pasco Quickly Contained

Pasco house fire

A fire that broke out in the back bedroom of a Pasco home was quickly put out by firefighters.
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Pasco Places A Ban On Marijuana

Marijuana stores

The city of Paso has placed a ban on the sales, processing and growing of recreational marijuana.
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Local Business Collecing Donations For Victims Of The Carlton Complex Fires

Fire Donations

One Tri-Cities business' owners have taken it upon themselves to organize a donation drive for people affected by the carlton complex fires.
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Kennewick PD Warn People About Scammer Posing As A Police Officer

phone scam

Kennewick police are warning people about a scam that's going on.
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Local Firefighters Deployed To Help Across Washington and Oregon

fire map

Local firefighters are being called up to help across the region.
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Groundbreaking For New Elementary School In South Richland


Richland school board members broke ground on a new elementary school in south Richland.
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Flat Top Park Fallen Soldiers Memorial Vandalized For A Second Time

Flat top memorial

The memorial for fallen soldiers at Flat Top park in West Richland was hit by vandals for a second time overnight.
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Fire Technical Rescue Team Practices Off The Cable Bridge

Bridge Training

The Kennewick fire technical rescue team practiced its techniques off of the cable bridge.
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Dive And Rescue Called For Swimmer In The Middle of Columbia River

Columbia river rescue

Columbia Basin Dive and Rescue helped retrieve a man in distress from the Columbia River this afternoon.
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Different Dispatch Systems Causing Problems For Police


Some major communication issues are being delt with after serious problems arose at a police standoff.
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Man Killed In Police Standoff Wanted To Be Shot By Officers

Rick Howard

A four hour police standoff in west Pasco ended with the suspect, 49-year-old Rick Howard, killed by police.
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Scam Jam - Teaching Seniors How To Avoid Being a Victim Of Fraud

Scam Jam

A new identity fraud victim was hit every two seconds in America in 2013, according to a Javelin Strategy & Research Fraud Study.
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