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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Chris' Most Recent Stories

After 4 year hiatus, War Hawks and Cowboys will renew Crosstown rivalry

After a four year hiatus, the collegiate version of the crosstown showdown is back, with the McMurry War Hawks and Hardin-Simmons Cowboys set to square off on the gridiron on Saturday – and with it, bringing back a historical tradition to Abilene.

Cougars Fotball

Cougars limp into district play after loss to Amarillo High

For Cooper, it's back to the drawing board after a 30-7 loss to Amarillo High that moved the Cougars to 2-4 on the year heading into district play this week.

AHS football

Abilene High rested, ready to begin district play

Last Friday, the Abilene High Eagles had the week off as their bye week came at just the right time with that all important district schedule beginning this week.

Stamford joins rankings in new AP Texas High School Football poll

This week's Associated Press Texas High School Football poll is out once again, and here's how things look this week.

McMurry University donates game ball to 317th Airlift Group

McMurry University Head Football Coach Lance Hinson spoke for his entire team when he expressed sympathy for the Dyess airmen killed in a C130J crash Friday in Afghanistan.

Bulldogs rout vernon, end non-district at 4-2 heading into bye week (1)

Bulldogs rout Vernon, end non-district season 4-2 heading into bye week

Friday night, the Wylie Bulldogs celebrated homecoming, and what a welcome home it was after taking to Bulldog stadium for the first time since September 4th, and the final time in non-district play.

Eagles' bye week comes at perfect time before district play (1)

Eagles bye weeks comes at a perfect time before district play

No Abilene High football this Friday, the Eagles have their bye week.

Bulldogs back home after tough three-game stretch (1)

Bulldogs back home after long three-game stretch

It's a homecoming and that truly means welcome home for Wylie. It's been just about a month since they've played at bulldog stadium, and now they're back with a final pre-district match-up against Vernon.

Cooper rolls into final non-district game with momentum (1)

Cougars defense to be tested against Amarillo High

It's been a rollercoaster of a year so far for cooper, but despite that the Coogs sit 2-3. With one non-district game remaining before crunch time, they need some momentum in their back pocket.

wildcats know dual threat offencse is key in preparations for uca

Wildcats know dual-threat offense is key in preparations for UCA

It was quite the battle at Shotwell Stadium on Saturday morning for ACU, as the Wildcats had to dig deep in a come-from-behind win against Southland Conference powerhouse Stephen F. Austin.

mcmurry eyes more defensive impact in game versus lincoln

McMurry eyes more defensive impact in game versus Lincoln

McMurry overcame an early 13-point deficit but in the end, lost to NAIA foe Langston University, 32-29 on Saturday.

Eagles can't claw out of early Dragon lead in first loss of the season

Eagles can't claw back against Dragons in first loss of season

At Shotwell Friday, Southlake Carroll put Abilene High in quite the hole, and the Eagles couldn't dig out of it in their first loss of the season 42-17.






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