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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Cooper Cougars outlast Raiders in season opener

Just like their cross-town rivals, Cooper too, got it done on Friday on the road, but this week against Wichita Falls Rider.

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War Hawks determined to bounce back from 2014

College football also kicks off this week for local colleges here in Abilene, as the Wark Hawks of McMurry hope to put 2014 behind them, as they venture into the American Southwest Conference.

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Eagles show confidence in season-opening win over Heritage

Abilene High had a lot of questions to be answered Friday against Colleyville Heritage.

Wylie's Brewer places verbal commit to Texas Tech (1)

Brewer set to take talents to Texas Tech

One of Wylie's own is headed to Texas Tech.

Wylie ready to learn from opening week challenge against Argyle (1)

Wylie ready to learn from opening week challenge against Argyle

The Wylie Bulldogs are ready to regroup after a tough, physical season opener at Bulldog Stadium.

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NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick returns to Abilene

The NFL Play 60 initiative invites youngsters to stay active for at least 60 minutes a day.

One of their events has gained popularity, that being the punt, pass, and kick competition.

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Week 0 recap for AHS, Cooper, and Wylie

Friday night, the majority of our Big Country teams hit the gridiron for the fall season, but not every one of our Abilene schools got started out on the right note.


Winters to kickoff season on the road against Eldorado

The Winters Blizzards start their 2015 season Thursday night on the road, taking on Eldorado.

Mustangs ready to begin 2015 season with tough competition

The high school football season officially begins Thursday, as a handful of Big Country schools kick off their season on a typically unusual version of Thursday night lights.

Wildcats use lessons from big game atmosphere heading into Fresno State

We are one week away from the start of the college football season in Abilene, as ACU travels up to Fresno California in a late night season opener on September 3rd against Fresno State.

Badgers look to young players for depth in 2015

It's the final day of High School football two-a-day camps for many Big Country teams, and the final stop on the KTXS caravan tour, is to Merkel. That's where a hungry Badger team is eager to kickoff the season.

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War Hawks are motivated for new start in 2015

The helmets were dusted off, the jerseys washed, and the field was cleaned -- football is back at McMurry University.






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