Kristine was just four years old when a photographer for KIII-TV spotted her riding a go-cart with her dad and asked to videotape their outing. The video became part of a news promotional spot for the station (TV 3 Loves You) and sparked Kristine's interest in journalism.
Fast forward to present time. You can catch Kristine as part of the Fox 26 morning anchor team weekdays at 5am, filling in during the other hours of our six-hour morning broadcast, and presenting special reports as well as breaking news.
Kristine joined the FOX 26 team as a general assignments reporter in September 2005. Between her television debut on that go-cart and now, she also reported for KRGV-TV, the ABC affiliate in the Rio Grande Valley, from 2000 to 2005.
Kristine is an Emmy award winning journalist who's also picked up several AP awards over the past decade. She was named "Citizen of the Year" for saving a man's life after he was gunned down in a car at a busy highway intersection. Kristine's reporting has also received recognition from the United States Department of Defense.
Born and raised in the small town of Falfurrias, Texas (yes, as in Falfurrias Butter), Kristine is thrilled her career allows her to explore the unique and different regions of the Lone Star State.
Besides the news, Kristine keeps busy traveling to south Texas for quiet time with her extended family, but she loves all traveling-- especially if there's a beach involved. Kristine is a PADI certified scuba diver.
Her other hobbies include trying out new recipes, experimenting with still photography, and writing. Kristine is currently writing her first book.