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.

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    Afternoons on 11: Alzheimer’s disease and the latest research

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- Dr. Ronald C. Petersen is the director of the Mayo Clinic’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and its Study of Aging. He is the doctor who diagnosed President Ronald Reagan with Alzheimer ‘s disease and has treated country music star Glen Campbell, who is living with the disease at age 79. The Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center is one of 27 Alzheimer’s centers in the U.S. funded by the National Institutes of Health. Researchers are working […]

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    Afternoons on 11: Girls on the Run

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- Teaching girls confidence and the importance of physical fitness, that’s the goal of Girls on the Run. The non-profit organization is for girls in grades 3-8 and uses a running curriculum to develop and enhance girls’ social, psychological, and physical skills. The 20-lesson Girls on the Run curriculum combines training for a 5k (3.1 miles) run with lessons that inspire girls to become independent thinkers and enhance their problem solving skills. The 2015 Girls on the Run 5K […]

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    Afternoons on 11: Jackie Joyner-Kersee talks achievements on and off the track

    EAST ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-Jackie Joyner-Kersee is the winner of six Olympic Medals and was voted one of ESPN’s top athletes of the 20th century. Born and raised in East St. Louis, JJK now works to give back to that community, working to ensure that all children have access to high quality after-school programs, safe recreational places, and caring adults to guide them. The Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation 2015 Gala will be held November 12, 2015 at 6:00 pm at the […]

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    Afternoons on 11: Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-The Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival is showcasing documentaries, dramas, and more over the next week. We talk it over with former St. Louisan Alex Winter, you know him as Bill from “Bill And Ted’s Excellent Adventure.” He is the director of “Deep Web,” which screened Thursday night.  Narrated by Keanu Reeves, the film tells the inside story of one of the most important digital crime sagas of the century, the arrest of Ross William Ulbricht. Alex Winter […]

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    Afternoons on 11: New device to help epilepsy patients

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-Epilepsy is a neurological condition which affects the nervous system. Known as a seizure disorder, it affects nearly three million Americans. Now, there’s a new device being used to help patients live a normal life. NeuroPace is a small, battery powered device surgically implanted in the skull that continuously monitors brain electrical activity. The neurostimulator can deliver brief pulses of stimulation when it detects activity that could lead to a seizure, preventing the seizure before it happens.

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    Afternoons on 11: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    (KPLR)-On Afternoons on 11, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, the chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is about 1 in 8. The chance of dying from breast cancer is about 1 in 37. Website: American Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer resources A Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will be held Saturday, October 24, 2015, at 9:00am in Forest Park. In 2014, more than $190,000 was raised during […]

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    Afternoons on 11: Parents as Teachers

    (KPLR)- School has been back in session for a little more than a month. But what about the education of children at an early age? That’s where Parents as Teachers wants to step in to help. They work to provide the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life, before they reach kindergarten. Founded in Missouri in 1984, Parents as Teachers serves more than 240,000 children in all 50 U.S. […]

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    Afternoons on 11: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and fighting blood cancer

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month. It is the mission of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to work to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. Blood cancers include leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. The executive director of the Gateway Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Debbie Kersting, talks with Christine Buck about the advances in research when it comes to fighting blood cancers. Also, two survivors share their stories. […]

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    Afternoons on 11: International Institute of St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-The International Institute of St. Louis helps refugees and immigrants adjust to life in our community. The goal is to make them feel comfortable so that their new life will add to the richness of diversity in the St. Louis region. Anna Crosslin is the CEO of the St. Louis International Institute. She provides her insight on the current refugee crisis in Europe and how St. Louis could help.  

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    ‘Goosebumps’ and ‘Arthur’ authors talk about new collaboration

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Two famous children’s book authors are collaborating on a new project. “Arthur” writer, Marc Brown and R.L. Stine, the author of “Goosebumps” spoke to Christine Buck today on Afternoons On Eleven. Stine and Brown will be discussing their book, “Little Shop of Monsters” Friday aT 7pm at St. Louis County Library Headquarters. They’ll be gathering in the main reading room in that facility at 1640 south Lindbergh.

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    Discussion on Alzheimer’s and walks coming up in September

    (KPLR) – Monday on Afternoons on 11, Christine Buck talks with a guest about the devastating disease Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s Association Walk To End Alzheimer’s St. Louis Walk-Saturday, September 12th Scottrade Center Ceremony: 9am Walk: 9:30am St. Charles Walk Saturday, September 26th St. Charles Community College Ceremony: 9am Walk: 9:30am

  • Afternoons on 11: Hollywood comes to St. Louis suburb

    FENTON, MO (KTVI)-There was a recent taste of Hollywood in Fenton. Scenes for the independent movie Grandmothers Murder Club were filmed there.  “Brady Bunch” mom Florence Henderson, Judge Reinhold, Pam Grier, and Miriam Parrish star in the movie which is expected to be released in 2017.


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