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
  • Afternoons on 11: St. Louisan leads Carnival Corp into the future

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR)-Arnold Donald, a longtime corporate executive at St. Louis based Monsanto, now leads Carnival Corp. Since becoming CEO in 2013, he has steered the world’s largest cruise company through a series of ship malfunctions and cruise cancellations. Now there are plans to take the cruise line to Cuba. Get to know Donald and learn about his life in St. Louis and Carnival’s plans for the future on Afternoons on 11.

  • Afternoons on 11: A Day Of Hope in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR)-Organizers in Ferguson are gearing up for “A Day of Hope” aimed at giving back to the community that was hit so hard by violence and rioting last year.  The event will be held from 10:00am to 2:00pm Saturday, July 25, in Forestwood Park in Ferguson, rain or shine.  All are welcome to attend. Convoy of Hope, a Springfield, MO based organization, the city, and about 40 local churches are coordinating the free event. Things like haircuts, groceries, […]

  • Afternoons on 11: St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-It’s the mission of Cinema St. Louis to promote the art through its Filmmakers Showcase, St. Louis International Film Festival, screenings, programs, and educational opportunities. This year’s St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase will be held July 19 through the 23. The Showcase screens works that were written, directed, edited, or produced by St. Louis natives or films with strong local ties. In 2015, fifteen films will be screened at the Tivoli in the Delmar Loop. The programs range from […]

  • Afternoons on 11: Local woman discusses mission to assist immigrants, refugees

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The International Institute of St. Louis has helped over 7,500 immigrants and refugees from more than 80 countries. Anna Crosslin has been at the helm of this institution for more than three decades. She joins us to talk about immigrants and refugees in our country and community, and the honor she recently received at the White House.  

  • World Cup Champion looks forward to soccer camps

    (KPLR) – Monday on Afternoon on Eleven, we’ll sit down with World Cup Champ, St. Louisan, Lori Chalupny. Chalupny will talk about the historic win against Japan, her personal comeback and why she’s looking forward to coaching young girls at summer camps in the St. Louis area. She’ll also talk about her friendship with St. Louisan Becky Sauerbrunn, her teammate,  who played every minute of the tournament. July 20th-22nd Pursuit Soccer Camp Oerter Soccer Park- Columbia, IL 8-13 years: 8:30-10:00 a.m. H.S. […]

  • Afternoon on 11: St. Louis-area Girl Scouts earn Gold Awards

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-Awesome girls doing awesome things, both showing creativity and willingness to serve can go a long way in the lives of others. They are Girl Scouts with Gold Awards, the highest national award a Girl Scout Senior can earn. Kathryn Kiefer, who oversees marketing and communications for Girl Scouts Of Eastern Missouri, says scouts here are making remarkable strides. In 2016, the Girl Scout Gold Award will celebrate its 100th anniversary. Less than one percent of all […]

  • Afternoons on 11: OASIS offers summer of fun, learning in Ferguson

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-OASIS is a national education organization dedicated to enriching the lives of adults age 50 and older.  This summer, it’s bringing the “Let’s Read, Let’s Move” national initiative to the St. Louis area. This is the movement championed by First Lady Michelle Obama to increase awareness about the critical importance of summer learning, nutrition and physical activity. OASIS is partnering with Strength and Honor, a summer camp program for Ferguson youth, and the Ferguson Municipal Public Library […]

  • Parents As Teachers

    Afternoons on 11: Parents as Teachers

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KPLR)- The early years of a child’s life are critical for development and provide the foundation for success in school and in life. Who are a child’s first teachers? Their parents. Parents as Teachers helps organizations and professionals work with parents during the critical early years of their children’s lives, from birth to kindergarten, enhancing school readines in the formative years of life. Website: Parents as Teachers

  • Afternoons on 11: Meet St. Louis pastry chef Simone Faure

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – A St. Louis based pastry chef is currently competing on the national stage with chefs from around the country. Simone Faure’s French inspired, out of this world creations are not only visually artistic but delicious as well. You’ll find her at La Patisserie Choquette in the Botanical Heights neighborhood. Simone’s confections are being featured on the Food Network’s Spring Baking Championship series, airing on Sunday nights. Do you have an aspiring young chef in the […]

  • 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 […]


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