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.

Have a story idea or want to just chat about sports? Feel free to email Chris at cwilner@ktxs.com!

 

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Chris' Most Recent Stories

Rise in lake levels means plenty of Fourth of July fishing

The Fourth of July holiday is fast approaching and with rising lake waters, a great way to celebrate is a day on the lake.

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War Hawks host Dyess Airmen at golf tournament

arly Saturday morning, the McMurry War Hawk athletic program honored its supporters with the 5th annual Jimmy Lee Pierce Memorial golf tournament, but this years' event featured some special guests.

The Showdown hits San Angelo this weekend

One of the largest events held in the Conchoe Valley is the the Showdown in San Angelo. Lucas Oil drag boat races have hit Lake Nasworthy bringing with it plenty of noise, and lots of excitement.

Abilene Country Club aims towards youth to grow the sport of golf

It's one of the oldest sports, that now features some of the youngest superstars.

But aside from the national stage, one of the nation's top ten recreational activities has seen a decline in participation.

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Busy camp schedule begins for ACU men's basketball program

A busy week of camps is underway for the ACU men's basketball program.

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Wildcats give campers college experience

The Lady Wildcats' over night basketball camp is underway this week, marking camp number three of five in a busy summer schedule.

Cowgirls give back to community with youth camp

Summertime means summer camps.

This week, the Hardin-Simmons women's basketball team hosting their own youth inside the Maabe Complex that featured girls in first through sixth grade.

Abilene High's McGee to suit up for McMurry hoops next season

Although school just ended, we're only a few months away from the start of another academic year. Monday afternoon, one young man from Abilene High made his decision known of where he'll be this fall.

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Fifth inning dooms Wylie as Bulldogs look for return trip to state next season

Wednesday afternoon, the Wylie Bulldog's bid at a run for a state championship ended one game shy as Argyle took the state semifinal game in Austin, 9-4.

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Eagles hitting just too much for Bulldogs in state semifinal

Wylie's bid for a state championship in their sixth state tournament, falls one game short as the Bulldogs drop the state semifinal to Argyle 9-4.

Wylie's world traveler brings success to Bulldog baseball

Wylie is headed to state, but believe it or not, one member has already played on one of the sports biggest stages.

Wylie baseball set to make first trip to state in 8 years

It’s state week for high school baseball, and Wylie is just one day away from hitting the road to Austin, where the Bulldogs will battle for a chance at the ultimate prize.

 

 

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