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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
  • Wings helps children with life threaten illnesses

    (KPLR) – Monday on Afternoons on 11, Wings is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children who have life threatening illnesses. In addition to providing hospice care, there’s follow up care for two years for family members dealing with loss of a child. We’ll highlight all the programs this agency has available, including “Raise the Roof”, one of its biggest fund raisers. And, we’ll hear from one brave mother who says Wings is responsible for helping her cope with the loss […]

  • Afternoons On 11: American Arts Experience

    (KPLR)-Starting on October 3, 2014, St. Louis will be the place to be if you’re into music, dance, painting, photography and literature. For seventeen days, the Gateway City will be home to the American Arts Experience. The goal is to expose event-goers them to all aspects of American arts as presented by the region’s cultural organizations. The hope is to make this event a world-class event that becomes one of the country’s most beloved annual festivals. Websites: American Arts Experience […]

  • Afternoons on 11: 3-D printer makes prosthetic arm for teen

    (KPLR) – Afternoons on Eleven talks to a young girl who lost her arm in a tragic boating accident. Thanks to 3-D printing technology and students at Washington University, she now has a prosthetic arm. Find out what else three d printing is creating these days, including pizza in space for NASA. That’s at 4:30 on Afternoons on Eleven. Teen Talks About Robotic Arm 3-D Printing Final Thoughts on 3-D Printing and Robotic Are Technology Follow Christine Buck on Facebook: […]

  • Mr. Z: Getting families back to normal after the Ferguson crisis

    (KPLR)- Steve Zwolak, a St. Louis-based child development and parenting expert. With the recent tragic events in Ferguson, he has advice on how parents and family members can respond to any questions young children may have about the crisis in Ferguson and how families can get back to a normal routine. Steve Zwolak, aka “Mr. Z”, is then executive director of the University City Children’s Center and founding director of LUME Institute.

  • 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 […]


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