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.


Local Family's Christmas Wish Is Granted

christas wish

One local family got a Christmas wish thanks to local radio stations and the kindness of the community.
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Energy Northwest Employees Provide Gifts For 400 Kids


Throughout today and tomorrow 400 kids will receive Christmas presents.
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Toys For Tots Has A Major Toy Shortage

toys for tots

Every year Toys for Tots hands out presents to local families who need a little help around the holidays.
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Substitute Teacher Pay Increased To $125 A Day


The pool of substitute teachers in the Tri-Cities is low and school districts are in need of help.
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Enough Toys To Fill The 18-Wheeler

12 days of christmas

After 12 days in the Toy Tower the Eagle's radio host Jaxon has hundreds of toys for local kids.
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Hanford Vit Plant Employees Donate $35,000 to Toys For Tots


Hanford Vit Plant employees are teaming up with the Marines and Toys for Tots to make some local kids very happy this Christmas.
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What is the Possible "Pay-by-Mile" Tax

Pay by th e Miles Tax

If the state legislature approves it this coming session, Washington drivers could be testing out a pay by the mile tax within the next couple of years.
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Students Try To Break Regional Blood Donation Record

Blood Drive

Students at Richland High School are trying to break the regional record for most units of blood donated in one day.
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Twenty-Four Local Immigrants Become U.S. Citizens

naturalization ceremony

People from all over the world currently living in the Tri-Cities became citizens of the United States in a naturalization ceremony.
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Students Control Real Satellite

richland satellite

A group of HomeLink students are now getting their own information from a satellite orbiting earth.
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50th Anniversary Of The Lighted Boat Parade

lighted boat parade

Tonight marks the 50th anniversary of the annual lighted boat parade.
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Richland High School Cupcake Wars

cupcake wars

Some Richland High School students competed in the school's first ever cupcake wars.
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Attorney General Refuses To Drop Case Against Arlene's Flowers

arlene's flowers

All sides are court again to argue the case involving Arlene's Flowers.
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12 Days Of Christmas Toy Drive

Toy drive

Eagle's 106.5 morning show host Jaxon is hosting the 5th annual 12 days of Christmas Toy Drive.
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22-Year-Old Shot And Killed At Pasco Apartment Complex


A 22-year-old is man was shot and killed at a Pasco apartment last night.
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Devore Pleads Guilty To Murder 2 The Same Time Prosecution Changes Charges To Murder 1


Matthew Devore, the man who stabbed Thomas Christian to death at a Kennewick plasma center pleads guilty to second degree murder charges, but the judge doesn't know if the court will accept his plea.
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Would You Eat Road Kill? Many People Do

road kill

Some people can't stomach the idea of eating road kill, but others argue why not use it if it can provide meals to needy people.
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Benton County Murder Suspect Moving From Oregon To Washington To Face Charges


A suspect in August's triple homicide case in Benton County is now eligible to move from Oregon to Benton County.
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Annual Kennewick Police VS. Kennewick Fire Basketball Game

basketball game

Kennewick Police Officers are taking the court against Kennewick Fireifghters.
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Pasco Students Work To Develop Business Ideas For Enterprise Week

enterprise week

This week high school seniors in the Pasco School District are taking on the role of entrepreneurs.
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