Chris Wilner

Sports Anchor/Reporter

POSTED: 12:01 PM Jul 01 2014   UPDATED: 12:16 PM Jul 01 2014

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Chris Wilner is the newest member of KTXS Sports, serving as a Sports Anchor/Reporter.

Born and raised in Indiana, Chris is excited to begin his career in Abilene.

Previously, Chris attended Syracuse University where his sports television passion took flight. While at SU, Chris had opportunities to cover some of the top Division I athletic programs in the NCAA, including Syracuse men’s basketball, lacrosse, and football. His most memorable experiences are when he traveled to the NCAA men’s basketball tournament to cover the Orange, along with the Big East tournament for lacrosse.

Other broadcast experiences were gained outside the classroom. Chris interned at the CBS affiliate in Indianapolis, where he had the chance to cover the Pacers in the Eastern Conference Finals, in addition to his favorite event and passion, the Indianapolis 500. He had the opportunity to interview many great names in sports like Andrew Luck and Jeff Gordon, and learn from some of the top sportscasters. He also traveled to select NASCAR races with ESPN and worked as a runner, getting valuable experience in a live professional sports production.

Growing up, Chris played many organized ports, but his true love was found in auto racing. At the age of 11, Chris began in quarter midgets and moved on to dirt micro sprint cars semi-professionally. Although his racing career is over, Chris tries to race when he can, but mostly looks for the nearest track to check out. His dream job would be to cover motorsports events on television, with the goal being able to call the Indianapolis 500.

When not covering sports in the Big Country, you can find Chris being active, whether it’s at the gym, a quick pickup game on the court, or a round of golf. He is a devoted Pacers, Colts, and Blackhawks fan, and loves country music as well. Chris is also very big on spending time with family, and enjoys being around his friends.

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High School football players hone skills at ACU camp

Here in Abilene, college football is set to begin for ACU in just 8 days, but before it all begins, the team hosted young high school prospects Friday evening for an evaluation camp.

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Wylie Bulldogs focused on one goal this season

Monday begins two-a-days for most of our Big Country schools as it officially kicks off the 2015 fall season.

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Former HSU basketball player featured in GQ Magazine

If you read GQ Magazine, you may have recognized former Hardin-Simmons basketball player Mike Lanier in their latest issue.

Wildcats prepare for trip to Costa Rica

As ACU’s fall sports begin practice in the next two weeks for their respective seasons, another group of student-athletes is on campus prepping for what it hopes will be a program-turning season.

Three Big Country golfers complete final round of AJGA Bob Estes Junior Open

 It's the final day for the 35th Annual American Junior Golf Association's Bob Estes Junior Open, and three Big Country golfers made the final cut. going for that coveted trophy.

Wylie Little League continues focus on winning as state tournament approaches

The Texas West Little League State Tournament continues this week as the 11 and 12 year old Wylie Little League team sets it's sights on a state championship.

AJGA Aarons Bob Estes Junior Tournament returns for 35th year

Junior golf is back in the spotlight in Abilene this week, as the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) hosts the 35th annual Aarons Bob Estes Abilene Junior Tournament.


USTA brings competitive tennis to Abilene

Tennis players are causing quite the racket this weekend.

The United States Tennis Association is holding it's Super Champ Major Zone tournament this weekend right here in Abilene.

Abilene Speedway ready for second half of season with big events

We're just over halfway through the local racing season, and Abilene Speedway is continuing to put on exciting shows every Saturday night.

HSU men's basketball prepares for trip to Costa Rica

It may not be college basketball season just yet, but over at Hardin-Simmons University, a select group of Cowboy players are getting set for a trip of a lifetime.

AYSA Showcase benefits many this weekend

We're just about a month from the start of the fall sports season, and for local volleyball players, Abilene is the place to be this weekend.

Wylie Little League prepares for Sectional tournament

Abilene is gearing up for a big baseball and softball celebration of its own this week, when the Little League State Tournament comes to town.






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