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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AHS's Childress breaks records in area round win over Frenship

Sixteen teams are left in the state of Texas as the High School playoffs roll into regional round action. The Abilene High Eagles are one of them, after rolling past Wollforth Frenship on Friday.


Buckaroos to fight for first regional title in 16 years

One Big Country school remains in class 3-A division one regional round action this weekend. The Breckenridge Buckaroos are looking to continue their post season journey against Shallowater on Friday.

bulldogs clash

Bulldogs prepare for clash of champions in area round

Stamford is on the move once again in the 2014 high school football post-season.


Anderson earns Player of the Week crown with game-winning touchdown

he final week of the regular season is in the books and the KTXS Player of the Week made the catch of his life to help his team capture a share of the district title. Aaron Anderson of Cooper lifted the Cougars past Lake View last Friday with a fifteen yard touchdown catch with seconds remaining in the game. That capped off a twenty one point comeback victory.


McMurry ends season against Texas A&M Kingsville on Saturday

This Saturday marks the end of the 2014 season for the McMurry War Hawks, as Lance Hinson's first year as head coach wraps up under the lights at Wilford Moore Stadium.


Wylie Bulldogs to use momentum of district championship into playoffs

The Wylie Bulldogs enter the start of the high school football post season and district champions after defeating Stephenville on Friday.


Scott lifts Eagles past Bulldogs, earns KTXS/ATFCU Player of the Week honors

The high school football regular season is coming to a close, and our week 9 KTXS/ATFCU Player of the Week helped his team solidify their post-season chances.


Wylie sets eyes on district title with win over Big Spring

If there was ever any doubt laid on the Wylie defense this season, the Bulldogs silenced it Friday night with a 49-6 win over Big Spring at Bulldog stadium. That handed Wylie full control of the district 3 4A division I race.


Coleman's Jaquan Hemphill puts up impressive numbers to earn Player of the Week honors

The week 8 KTXS/ATFCU Player of the Week put on a show on Friday night.

Coleman hosts Coahoma

Coleman to battle Coahoma in game featuring district title implications

One more win. That's what the Coleman Bluecats are thinking this week as they get set to take on Coahoma in a match-up that could decide the district race.


McCoy helps lead Redskins past Cowboys 20-17 in overtime

The Cowboys' six-game winning streak comes to a hault on Monday night football as the Washington Redskins beat the Cowboys 20-17 in overtime.

Coogs for the Cure

'Coogs for the Cure' helps spark awareness for breast cancer

Cooper high school football may have had a bye week this week, but the boys were busy in other ways. On Saturday, members of the team and cheer squad helped raise awareness for a good cause.






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