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 children: Sophie, Danny 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.


Cold, snow and gusty winds: It’s a perfect weekend to hunker down at home. -Kris

Winter weather is about to make a late-season return! -Kris

A lovely spring day for Thursday, and then winter returns! -Kris

Wednesday will be the warmest day for quite some time! -Kris

Sunshine and spring-like weather for now, but there are BIG changes for the weekend. -Kris

A rainy start to the weekend MIGHT turn to snow! -Kris

Wet weather is moving in for the weekend! -Kris

Calmer, warmer and more wonderful weather for Thursday. -Kris

Gusty winds blowing in changes for Wednesday -Kris

Warm, sunny and breezy! April weather visits on this first week of March -Kris

Cooler, but not half-bad weather for the weekend! -Kris

Spokane TIES record high temperature!

The warmest weather of the season is on the way for Friday! -Kris

Spring Fever: temperatures soar into the 50s this week! -Kris

The end of February will feel more like the beginning of April! -Kris

A work week warming trend in the forecast! -Kris

A weekend of contrasts: mostly sunny and warm one day – rain, snow and wind the next! -Kris

The clock is running out on our break from the storms -Kris

More sunshine in the forecast, but the clock is ticking on our dry weather. -Kris

Beautiful sunny days lead to clear COLD nights! -Kris

It’s going to be a COLD start to a sunny Tuesday -Kris

Snow, slush and sunshine in your weekend forecast! -Kris

I think you’ll LOVE the Valentine’s Day forecast, but there’s a big storm moving in for the weekend – Kris

A little light rain is on the way for late Thursday, while a bigger system waits for the weekend. -Kris

The sunny, warm weather is slowly slipping away -Kris

Keep your sunglasses handy for Tuesday -Kris

One more round of rain and snow, and then the SUNSHINE returns! -Kris

Dark and damp end to the workweek -Kris

More wet weather: snow, rain and a yucky wintery mix -Kris

More snow on the way overnight for a rough Wednesday morning commute

Snow in the forecast: Winter returns to the valleys for Wednesday morning commute!

Batten the hatches for a windy start to the weekend

There’s more warm, wet, windy weather on the way

Expect a short, sweet break in this dreary weather

Snow tonight, but the sun will come out tomorrow

Expect snowy roads for your Thursday morning commute

Far from finished with this snow

Snow is on the way. Here’s what to expect for your morning commute:

There’s just one more day to prepare for snow and cold

Rainy, breezy and mild for Tuesday, but winter cold and snow lurks in the forecast