Kristi Krueger has built a solid reputation as an award-winning medical reporter and effervescent anchor. She joined Local 10 as co-anchor of the 5:30 p.m. newscast and "Eye on Health" reporter in August 1993.
After many years co-anchoring the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m., Kristi now co-anchors the noon newscasts, giving her more time in the evening with her family.
In addition to her anchoring duties, Kristi specializes in medical reporting. Her daily "Healthcast" reports air on the 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. newscasts. As a mother, she understands the importance of receiving useful and timely health news. She strives to bring viewers cutting-edge information that allows them to make informed choices about their well-being.
Kristi began her broadcast career at WWSB in Sarasota. In September 1988, she was promoted to co-anchor of the weekday 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts. In 1990, she became the weekend anchor and medical reporter for WDIV-TV in Detroit before heading to WPLG.
Kristi's many awards and honors include:
● 2011 National Television Academy Silver Circle Award
● 2010 Deborah Natansohn Award for her contributions to women's health and wellness
● 2009 Gold Coast Emmy Award for health/science/environment category
● 2008 University of Florida "Alumnus of Distinction" of the College of Journalism and Communications
● 2006 "Best Large Market" media award given by the Florida Heart Association for a report "Save at Port Everglades"
● 2005 "Outstanding Mother" by the Healthy Mothers-Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County
● 2005 "Best Large Market" and "Best in Show" media awards given by the Florida Heart Association for a two-part report "Cardiac Arrest"
● 2000 "Woman of Vision" by the Weizmann Institute of Science
● 1999 First Lady of Broward
● 1998 Gold Coast Emmy Award for her groundbreaking report on the possible side effects of the required Hepatitis-B vaccine
● 1998 "Favorite Female Anchor" by the SunSentinel
● 1997 "South Florida's Ten Best Dressed Women" by the American Cancer Society
● 1997 "Florida Cancer Communicator" award
● 1997 "Excellence in Journalism" award from Florida's Association for Retarded Citizens
● 1996-97 Florida Heart Association "Outstanding Media Service" award by the Florida Medical Association
● 1990 "Woman of the Year" in Sarasota
● 1990 First prize in the Florida Medical Association contest for her work on cosmetic surgery: "The New Beauty Basic"
● 1990 Detroit Broadcaster of the Year award finalist
● 1988 First place by the Florida Medical Association Award for her series "Nurses Needed: Stat."
Kristi was born in Fresno, Calif., but grew up in many places since her father was a football coach. Her father's career took her to Long Beach, Calif., Illinois, Utah and Tampa. She is married to Todd Templin, vice president of Boardroom Communications, a South Florida public relations firm. Todd and Kristi have two children, Troy and Kelsie.
Kristi is very active in the community, serving on the board of the Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center. For several years she has served as chair of the Pembroke Pines Relay For Life for the American Cancer Society. Kristi also volunteers as a lector at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Weston and is currently training for her first marathon.