Kris Crocker to emcee DYW program again this year

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Bonners Ferry Distinguished Young Women is thrilled to welcome back KXLY’s Chief Meteorologist Kris Crocker to emcee this year’s Distinguished Young Women Scholarship program on Saturday, April 27.

Chief Meteorologist Kris Crocker brings you the KXLY 4 HD Forecast every weeknight on KXLY4 News at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.

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.

Kris is an Idaho native. 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 (16), Danielle (12) and Gabrielle (also 12!). 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.

The local Distinguished Young Women committee is grateful to Kris for taking the time to host this year’s program, and welcomes her and her family back to Bonners Ferry. Tickets for this year’s show are currently on sale for $12.00 at Mountain Mike’s Health Food Store. All seating is reserved, and tickets sell out fast.

Begun in 1958, Distinguished Young Women has impacted the lives of more than 765,000 young women. Our mission is to empower high school young women by providing scholarship opportunities, developing self-confidence and teaching crucial life skills needed for success in college and beyond. National sponsors include Mobile County, City of Mobile, Alabama Power Foundation, Encore Rehabilitation, Wintzell’s Oyster House, Master Boat Builders, Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation, Evonik, Regions Financial Corporation, Jostens and Alabama Media Group.

For more information about Distinguished Young Women, contact Jessica Sawyer, National Headquarters Marketing and Communications Director, at 251-438-3621 or Jessica@DistinguishedYW.org or visit www.DistinguishedYW.org.

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