Kristi Krueger On The Cover Of Viva Magazine

Super Anchor, Super Mom

Published On: Dec 01 2011 04:55:19 PM EST   Updated On: May 12 2010 01:48:42 PM EDT
MIRAMAR, Fla. -

Local 10 anchor Kristi Krueger is the cover girl for the first edition of the community lifestyle magazine Viva. Kristi appears on the cover with her daughter Kelsie and son Troy along with the headline "Pembroke Pines Super Mom."

Several pictures of Kristi and her family are inside, along with a flattering article about her life and career.

A typical day for Kristi has the alarm clock going off at 3:20 a.m. and getting to work in time for the newscast that begins at 5 a.m.

By 1 p.m., it's home to her real full-time job as mom.

"I'm a helicopter mom," Kristi says. "I hover over the kids and make sure that they're on schedule."

That daily schedule can sure be a busy one, with the two children involved in soccer, football, tennis, musical theater and acting events.

Daughter Kelsie, who turned 15 in April, loves to sing and has dreams of Broadway.

Kristi remembers doing a story for Local 10 on Troy's first day of kindergarten. He's now 17 and next year he will be a senior in high school.

Kristi balances work and family with the help of her husband of 22 years, Todd, and her parents who live just a few blocks away.

"I'm just a regular mom with a great job. It would have been a lot tougher, if I didn't have my husband and parents around me," she told Viva magazine.

Kristi came to WPLG-TV in 1993.

She anchors the Local 10 morning news, weekdays from 5-7 a.m.