Kris Crocker

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Chief Meteorologist Kris Crocker brings you the 4 News Now Forecast Focus every weeknight on 4 News Now 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, Danielle and Gabrielle. 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 4 News Now’s Coats 4 Kids campaign.


A long break from the snow to start December -Kris

Thanks to the weather, you'll be able to check a lot of items off of your holiday to-do list -Kris

Perfect weather for working off that Thanksgiving feast -Kris

I'm thankful for... a DRY THANKSGIVING DAY! -Kris

Pre-Thanksgiving showers: rain/snow mix tonight and Wednesday

One more round of wet weather before Thanksgiving -Kris

Great weather to hang your Christmas lights and make plans for an outdoor Thanksgiving feast

Goodbye mud puddles! Drier, cooler weather in the forecast -Kris

More showers for Wednesday, but drier weather is on the way by the weekend -Kris

Warm, but not very wonderful weather for Tuesday -Kris

This weekend has everything: sunshine, snow, rain showers and gusty winds -Kris

Heavy, wet snow on the way for a tough Friday morning commute -Kris

Cold and calm for Thursday followed by a parade of storms -Kris

This morning's snow is Wednesday morning's ice -Kris

A little bit of snow could cause big problems for Tuesday morning's commute -Kris

Cooler this weekend, with a little light snow for parts of the region -Kris

Super soggy Thursday night! but it won't last. -Kris

Good weather to "curl up at the coffee house" in your Thursday forecast -Kris

It's a soggy Election Day evening, and we are far from finished with the showers in the forecast -Kris

Mostly dry and mild: Election-day drama won't extend to the forecast

A windy start to the Halloween weekend - Kris

It might look like winter outside, but it feels like fall in the forecast. -Kris

Still some icy spots - but the melt down is underway -Kris

One more night of record cold, and then the melt down begins. -Kris

After a day of record shattering snow, a weekend of record cold! -Kris

Friday evening SNOW UPDATE: setting October records and it's still coming down

WINTER STORM WARNING - early season snow promises traffic and homeowner headaches

Early season winter event! Cold, snow and a Winter Storm Watch -Kris

Unseasonably cold and snowy weather by the weekend! -Kris

Wintry weather on the way! Snow & cold in the forecast -Kris

One inside day and one outside day this weekend -Kris

Cool, wet and windy start to the weekend -Kris

Swap our your wardrobe: Sweater Weather in the forecast

Near record highs today! The cool-down starts tomorrow. -Kris

Too good to last: sunshine, blue skies and temperatures in the 70s & 80s. -Kris

The clock is ticking on this warm, sunny weather -Kris

A sunny weekend in the 70s! Assume it is the last of the season. -Kris

The leaves are changing, but the temperatures are not! WARM start to October -Kris

Wildfire smoke mars an otherwise beautiful forecast -Kris

Weather on repeat: sunny and warm for the foreseeable future -Kris