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: Creative ideas from St. Louis-area inventors

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- On this show, creativity and ingenuity meet. Christine Buck sits down with a few local inventors from both sides of the Mississippi River to talk about their remarkable creations. Websites: Pacidose Baby Medicine Dispenser Sports Wiz Sports Wearable Technology

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    Afternoons on 11: Spotlight on Ovarian Cancer

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- Ovarian cancer accounts for about 3% of cancers among women, but it causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system.  There is no early screening test and the symptoms are not well-known and that means three out of four patients are diagnosed in the late stages. According to the American Cancer Society, a woman’s risk of getting ovarian cancer during her lifetime is about 1 in 75. Christine Buck talks with Dr. Premal […]

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    Afternoons on 11: MMA veteran turns coach, teacher, and motivational speaker

    ST. PETER’S (KPLR)- Jermaine Andre is a self-made man who’s had many twists and turns in his life, including spending time behind bars. But now, the well known Mixed Martial Artist is a teacher, a motivational speaker, and coach.  Andre has a thriving mixed martial arts academy in St. Peters, MO, that offers classes for all ages. His goal is to help is to educate others in health, physical fitness, self-confidence, courage, and personal protection.  

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    Afternoon on 11: Tackling the lack of diversity in the media industry

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- One local nonprofit is working hard to open up opportunities for minorities who want to work in the field of media production in St. Louis. We’ll discuss why there are so many obstacles and what is being done to encourage more diversity and inclusion with St. Louis filmmaker Dan Parris. Parris’ non-profit organization Continuity  is partnering with Mission St. Louis, St. Louis Artworks and Parris’ own production company, Speak Up Productions, to teach media production classes to underprivileged […]

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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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