Chief Meteorologist Kris Crocker brings you the KXLY 4 HD Forecast every weeknight on KXLY4 News at 5, 6 and 11.
Kris' dedication to providing you with the most accurate weather forecasts in the Inland Northwest has been recognized with five Emmy nominations, and Kris proudly displays the coveted "Seal of Approval" from both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. Kris completed the Broadcast Meteorology program at Mississippi State University and earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in journalism and communications at Oklahoma State University.
It was in her hometown of Idaho Falls, Idaho where Kris started her weather career in 1993. She's also worked at television stations in Lansing and Flint, Michigan.
Kris and her husband, Jerry, have three daughters: Sophie (13), Danielle (10) and Gabrielle (also 10!). They also share their home with several cats and dogs, including a 160 pound Leonberger named Hammy, who makes regular appearances on the news with Kris. The Crockers love to take advantage of the many outdoor activities in the Inland Northwest, but they especially like to ski, snowboard, run, and golf.
In the community, Kris has played violin with the Spokane Falls Community Orchestra, is an avid Spokane Symphony goer, and is a member of the Spokane Symphony Associates. She is an active fundraiser for many local charity organizations, and is the driving force behind kxly's Coats 4 Kids campaign.