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: Celebrating Mardi Gras in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR)- Mardi Gras may not officially be until February 9 this year, but the season of celebration has been underway for several weeks now. Events begin on or after the Christian feast of the Epiphany and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday. That day, Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras in French, is a day of celebration and excess before fasting begins during the season of Lent. While New Orleans’ celebration is legendary, St. Louis also hosts one […]

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    Afternoons on 11: Eating clean in 2016 with Dr. Ian Smith

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- New York Times best-selling author Dr. Ian Smith wants you to eat clean in 2016. His SHRED Power Cleanse program has helped countless participants lose hundreds of pounds. Now, he wants you to know the benefits of the SHRED Purple Smoothie Challenge. The Purple Power Detox Smoothie is loaded with antioxidant- and phytonutrient-packed super foods to help maintain a healthy liver–the body’s major detox organ. Dr. Ian says the challenge is realistic and the foods and ingredients called for are […]

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    Afternoons on 11: Flowers, food, and fun for the holidays

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Christmas week is here and that means homes filled with family and friends.  Scott Hepper, master designer for Walter Knoll florist, has ideas to make your home sparkle and shine this holiday season. What’s a party without food?  Executive Chef Liz Schuster from Tenacious Eats shares some great party food tips for Christmas and New Year’s. More information:  

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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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