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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
  • St. Louis area woman on short list of Mars candidates

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-A St. Louis County woman who hopes to go to Mars is still in the running to do so.  Maggie Duckworth, 30, of Bridgeton  is among 100 finalists for a permanent trip to Mars. Twenty-four participants will eventually be chosen. The Dutch non-profit Mars One is seeking people to live and start a human colony on the Red Planet. Mars One hopes to begin launching six teams of four people each on the one-way trip in 2024. […]

  • Fighting heroin in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – A spike in heroin deaths across the United States hits home in the St. Louis area.   Several counties have raised public awareness about the epidemic. The latest cry for help came in the form of an ad during the Super Bowl. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse aired that powerful ad during the game in the St. Louis Area. The purpose, to help raise public awareness of the local heroin epidemic that has […]

  • Understanding the importance of organ donation

    WATERLOO, Ill. – A Waterloo teenager’s life-giving decision has become a point of pride for her family. Sixteen-year-old Abby Lynn Cecena was killed in a car accident in August 2012. Just months prior Abby’s death, she expressed to her mother a passion for organ donation. Though wracked with heartache and grief, Abby’s family followed through on her wishes and donated her organs and tissue, and in doing so, not only saved lives, but brought a great comfort. Christine Buck talks […]

  • Afternoons on 11: St. Patrick’s Center

    (KPLR) – Monday on Afternoons on 11, Christine Buck talks with Kathleen Nelson from the St. Patrick’s Center about the mission of St. Patrick’s Center and the services they provide to over 8,000 every year.

  • Afternoons on 11: Holiday Style Guide

    (KPLR)-Happy Holidays! ‘Tis the season for dressing up yourself and your home. We have all the information you need. Websites: http://stlouisinstyle.com/ http://uglysweaterstore.com/

  • 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 […]


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