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Christine Buck has been a member of the KPLR news team for over 35 years, and has worn many hats throughout her broadcasting career. During her employment at KPLR-TV, Christine's positions have included Weathercaster, News Anchor, General Assignment Reporter, and she is currently working as a Feature Reporter, three days a week.

Christine is the recipient of numerous, prestigious awards, including four Regional Emmy Awards. Her passion for the community extends far beyond the newsroom, and has her serving as mistress of ceremonies for many local events and speaking engagements throughout the area. She is also actively involved with several charitable organizations all dealing with children's issues, including the American Heart Association, Matthews Dickey Boys and Girls Club, the station-sponsored Children's Miracle Network and Kids In The Middle, for which she received the 2002 Champion of Kids Award.

A talented writer and avid reader, Christine's favorite book is That's a Winner, written by her favorite author, her father, Baseball Broadcast Hall of Famer, the late Jack Buck.

You can watch Christine Buck on News 11 weekdays at noon.


Recent Articles
  • Anna Maria Horsford to perform for the “Say Amen” Gala

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – You may remember her as “Thelma” from the hit sitcom Amen with Sherman Hemsley or as “Dee” from the Wayans brothers sitcom. Anna Maria Horsford is in town to help support the kids of the Matthews Dickey Boys’ and Girls’ Club. She became family with Mathews Dickeys years ago and fell in love with St. Louis. This, however, is not the St. Louis you’ve ever seen before. “Say Amen” Gala August, 16, 2014 5 p.m. […]

  • Former St. Louis police Chief Dan Isom addresses use of force in Ferguson

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Former St. Louis police chief, Dan Isom who is professor of policing and community at University of Missouri-St.Louis.  Christine Buck asks the former police chief if he was taken back by the show of force of in Ferguson a couple of nights ago. When is it okay to train a gun on top of a military vehicle toward the crowd?

  • Afternoons on 11: Marfan Syndrome

    (KPLR)- On Afternoons on 11, we’re shining a light on Marfan syndrome. It affects about one in 5,000 people, including men and women of all races. Most people inherit Marfan syndrome but some are the first in their family to have it. Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder of the connective tissues that affects many organ systems, including the skeleton, lungs, eyes, skin, heart and blood vessels. The most recent case to gain national attention was the story of Isaiah […]

  • Afternoons on 11: Inspirational story of weight loss

    (KPLR) – On Monday’s Afternoons on 11, Christine Buck talked with Becky Cutright who was tipping the scales over 270 pounds; until she decided to do something about it. Today, she’s lost a ton of weight and gained national attention. She shares her inspirational story about how she made small changes that lead to big results. We’ll also talk to a nutritionist about what she’s doing right. For information on eating right, click on eatright.org Becky Cutright’s Weigh Loss No […]

  • Afternoons on 11: Alcoholism

    (KPLR) – On Monday’s Afternoons on 11, Christine Buck discussed alcoholism and the effects on the body and mind. Doctor Lawrence Kuhn from the SSM Behavioral Health Service joined Christine  to discuss the effects of the disease and the treatments for alcoholism. To learn more about alcoholism, click on SSM Behavioral Health Service or call 314.344.6700. How Alcohol Affects Women And Men Alcoholism Is A Treatable Disease Follow Christine Buck on Facebook: Christine Buck on Facebook Christine.buck@tvstl.com

  • Afternoons on 11: Bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert

    (KPLR) – On Friday’s Afternoons on 11, Christine Buck talks with bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert about her wildly successful memoir “Eat, Pray, Love” and her new novel, “The Signature of All Things.” Gilbert talks about her fame, her writing, and her inspiration for the fictional story about a 19th century female botanist in her new book. Join us for an in depth interview with the woman Time Magazine called one of the most influential women the world. Follow Christine Buck […]

  • Afternoons on 11: Hearing and Hearing Loss

    (KPLR) – On Monday’s Afternoons on 11, Christine Buck discusses hearing. If you take your hearing for granted, you might want to listen up. Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the U.S. And, it’s skyrocketing with teenagers. One in five teens have some type of hearing loss, much of it is due to loud music and ear buds. Today, we’ll talk to an audiologist about how fast permanent hearing loss can occur and what you can […]

  • Afternoons on 11: An in-depth look at ALS

    (KTVI)-Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive and deadly disease. Often called “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”, the neurodegenerative disease affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord, eventually causing motor neurons to die. When they die, the ability of the brain to control muscle movement is lost. There is no cure for ALS, and only one drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) modestly extends survival. Saint Louis University’s ALS Clinic provides a state of the […]

  • Afternoons on 11: Would you eat healthier if food was delivered to your home

    (KPLR) – On Monday’s Afternoons on 11, Christine Buck asks the question, would you eat healthier if fruits and vegetables were delivered right to your doorstep? There’s a company in St. Louis that does just that and it may not cost as much as you imagine. There’s also a growing trend to grow organic foods and deliver to restaurants. We’ll talk to a local farmer who supplies restaurants with fresh produce. To learn more about Green Bean Delivery and Mustache […]

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    Afternoons on 11: Children and Education

    (KPLR) – On Monday’s Afternoons on 11, Christine Buck talks about children and education. We’ll discuss what universal preschool is, the waning art of cursive writing and we’ll dive into why math skills are important for every student. The face of education is changing Handwriting Math Skills Final Thoughts On Education Follow Christine Buck on Facebook: Christine Buck on Facebook   Christine.buck@tvstl.com

  • Afternoons on 11: An inspiring story of a man who overcame his severe disabilities

    (KPLR) – On Monday’s Afternoons on 11, Christine Buck talks with John O’Leary, he was severely burned as a child while playing with gasoline and matches in his garage. He was not expected to survive. He’ll tell us what kept him going and how the kindness of his community, love of his family and motivation from Hall of Fame broadcaster, Jack Buck, helped him reach his life goals in a big way How Jack Buck Help Inspire John How To […]

  • Afternoons on 11: Opera Theater of St. Louis

      (KPLR)– It’s one of the leading American opera companies in our own back yard. The Opera Theatre of Saint Louis is known for its spring festival of new productions. And the 2014 season does not disappoint! It opened with the magic flute, directed and designed by fashion icon Isaac Mizrahi.

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