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: 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 […]

  • 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:

  • 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.


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