Stephanie Kralevich is a meteorologist who brings viewers the forecast each weekday on FOX 12 at 5 and 6 p.m.
Stephanie is a Northwest native who joined KPTV in 2005. She was raised in Gresham and decided to stay close to home for college. She earned a degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon and later went on to complete the Mississippi State University Broadcast Meteorology Program. Stephanie worked at television stations in Medford, Eugene, Boise and Spokane before returning to the Portland area and finding a home at KPTV.
Marriage and family keep Stephanie on the run. She married the man of her dreams in 2011, and following the birth of her first child, Stephanie immerses herself in family life and activities. She used to be an avid skier and runner, but now spends much of her free time taking walks around her neighborhood with her son, reading and watching movies.
Stephanie and her husband have one son named Cooper.
Now, here are some fun facts about Steph:
What was your most embarrassing TV moment?
I have had so many! I have had hiccups on the air, I have fallen on TV, I have had my zipper down on TV and I cried on TV (it was after a really sad story, and I was pregnant!)
What's your favorite way to spend a Saturday?
Lounging with my husband and son or watching a documentary.
Name 5 things that are always in your refrigerator.
Cheese, bread, mayo, ranch dressing and eggs from Mark Nelsen's farm
What would surprise people most about you?
I listen to all 60's and 70's music. I love the Beatles, Elvis, Neil Diamond, Steely Dan, Bob Dylan, The Allman Brothers
What is your nickname?
Steph, Stephie, Stephers, Stephoonya, Kral, Krawly, Rawly, and Hurricane.
What kind of pets do you have and what are their names?
We have a black lab named Stitch.
If you could interview anyone in the world, who would it be?
Living? Paul McCartney.
Dead? My grandfather who came to the U.S. from Croatia when he was 16 years old. He died when I was a baby, and I'd like to hear his stories of the old country and coming to America.
What is something you've always wanted to learn how to do?
Knit or crochet.
What would you place in a time capsule that would tell a relative 100 years from now who you are?
A blooper reel.
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Tuesday, December 3 2013 10:35 PM EST2013-12-04 03:35:42 GMT
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Wednesday, December 4 2013 8:06 PM EST2013-12-05 01:06:37 GMT
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Wednesday, December 4 2013 2:35 AM EST2013-12-04 07:35:35 GMT
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Wednesday, December 4 2013 8:33 AM EST2013-12-04 13:33:27 GMT
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Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:54 AM EST2013-12-04 15:54:35 GMT
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Tuesday, December 3 2013 7:27 PM EST2013-12-04 00:27:55 GMT
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Tuesday, December 3 2013 7:52 PM EST2013-12-04 00:52:08 GMT
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