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.


The rain has finally arrived, and it's going to linger through the weekend! -Kris

Hip hip hooray! It's finally going to RAIN! -Kris

A sunny, warm start to Fall -Kris

The weekend forecast is a breath of fresh air! -Kris

Smoky skies and air quality concerns continue through the end of the workweek

Good indoor weekend: sunny and warm, but oh so smoky -Kris

Air Quality Alert through Monday morning

Smoky sunshine in the Friday forecast -Kris

Warmer and possibly smokier weather in the forecast -Kris

The cool fall weather is over for now: 80s and 90s return in the forecast

A chance to catch your breath after a wild Monday: calm, cool weather for Tuesday

Smoke, sun, wind and a 20 degree drop over the Labor Day Weekend

HOT start to the holiday weekend

Hot and dry heading into the holiday weekend

A HOT and slightly smoky start to September

Summer's last stand: a 20 degree jump in the forecast this week

A little preview of fall in the weekend forecast

One more perfect summer day before a cold front shakes things up for the weekend

Far from Hurricane Laura, not a cloud in the sky -Kris

Summer marches on as our thoughts turn to Fall -Kris

Summer weather is holding strong for the last week of August -Kris

Soak up the sunny, warm weather on one of the last weekends of the summer season

Bring on the 80s! Not too hot, not too cool, it's just right in the forecast.

Much cooler weather will bring relief to the overheated Inland Northwest

The extreme heat is behind us, but warm, summer weather is sticking around -Kris

A cooling trend in the forecast, but first, one more EXCESSIVELY hot day -Kris

Near RECORD HEAT across the Inland Northwest this weekend

HOT weather on the way! -Kris

Cool night ahead: good sleeping weather in the forecast -Kris

Give your A/C a break! It's cooling down for a couple of days -Kris

It's a beautiful night for a meteor shower!

Perseid meteors peak tonight!

Cooler, but still hot for the weekend -Kris

One more dangerously hot day before "cooling" arrives for the weekend -Kris

Dangerously hot weather arrives in the Inland Northwest -Kris

Dangerously hot: temperatures climb to record levels in the forecast -Kris

The heat is on: Heat Advisory through Thursday -Kris

It's heating up for a sunny, summer weekend! -Kris

The cooling trend continues for ONE more day -Kris

A quick cool down in the forecast -Kris

A cooling trend in the forecast! at least for now. -Kris

The HOTTEST day of the season on the way for Tuesday!