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 Audiologist Changes Lives In Africa


We recently told you about a local audiologist who has extended his practice far beyond Washington recently traveling to Africa to give people the gift of sound.
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Senator Cantwell Talks Small Business


Senator Maria Cantwell talked to local small business owners at the TRAC in Pasco today.
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Body Found In Benton City Canal


The Benton County Sheriff's office was called out to the Chandler Power and Pumping Plant after a body was found.
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A Man On A Mission To Meet All of His Facebook Friends In Person

Mikel McLaughlin

One man is on a mission to meet all of his Facebook friends in person.
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Senator Patty Murray Roundtable With Local Vets


Senator Patty Murray talked with local veterans today at Columbia Basin College.
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Organ Donors Celebrate Donate Life Month

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Kadlec Regional Medical Center raised a flag over its building today to encourage awareness of organ donations in honor of donate life month.
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Avoiding Tax Scams

Tax Scams

Today is tax day, April 15th, the day on which you either have to file your return or an extension.
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Ki-Be Interim Superintendent Will Stay In Office For Another Year

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The Kiona- Benton school district decided to keep their interim superintendent in office for another year.
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Alleged Sex Abuse Victims Filing $25 Million Claim Against The Kennewick School District


Five men are filing a $25 million claim against the Kennewick School District.
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Jury Selection Continues in Murder Trial for Richland Teen

John Young Murder Trial

Jury selection continues today for the trial for a Richland teen accused of killing 17 year old Joshua Snapp last summer.
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Tax Deadline Is Tomorrow: Out of Time and Need To File An Extension


On the eve of the deadline to file taxes many people may find themselves scrambling to tie up loose ends or coming to a realization that they will need an extension.
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Cause of Toyota Center Evacuation

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We now know that a safety compressor is to blame for  an evacuation at the Toyota Arena yesterda
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Local 3rd Grader Competes In National Free Throw Competition

Maggie Smith

Last week we told you about Maggie Smith, the 3rd grader from Connell who is making a name for herself with her basketball skills.
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Trios Health Employees March To New Hospital


Trios Health employees marched from the Southridge sports complex to their new building today to claim their hospital.
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Burglary Suspect in Custody

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The Franklin County Sheriff's office has one man believed to be involved in a residential burglary in custody.
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Controlled Burns Getting Out Of Control


Controlled burns getting out of control are keeping firefighters busy, and as the temperatures rise and things get dryer, fires are bound to be more likely. 
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Train Hits Vacant SUV Left On The Tracks In Prosser

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AN SUV involved in an early morning police chase in Richland was struck by a train in Prosser.
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Valley Transit Responds To The Attack of A 13-Year-Old On Their Bus

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About a month ago a 13-year-old boy who was assaulted on a Walla Walla Valley Transit bus.
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More Officers Patrolling the Streets In a Distracted Driving Crackdown

Texting and Driving

The state of Washington is participating in a nationwide distracted driving crackdown.
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Milton-Freewater Drive-In Opens


It's a tradition for many movie go-ers and tonight, the summer season begins for the Milton-Freewater drive-in.
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