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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Coogs prep for soccer postseason

The cooper boys' soccer team is on a roll. After winning their first district title in program history their sights are now on the postseason.


KTXS sportscasters make NCAA men's basketball tourney selections

KTXS sportscasters Jason Lewis and Chris Wilner have made picks for the 2015 NCAA men's basketball tournament. Their picks may surprise you.

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Pro Day gives seniors an audition in front of NFL scouts

For a select few, playing in the NFL means a dream becomes a reality.

Monday at Action Zone, a few Big Country seniors took the next step toward that goal, with a pro day audition in front of NFL scouts.

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Spring sports season battles mother nature

Snow, ice, and rain. The three enemies of spring sports that have put a damper on the start to the season.


Former Heisman winner Williams, Brooks host youth skills camp

Some lucky Middle School and High School football players had the opportunity of a lifetime: to get coaching and instruction from a Heisman trophy-winning running back.

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Jim Ned ready to embark on postseason against Sonora

The Jim Ned boys basketball team weathered the storm for practice Monday, as they prepare for bi-district round action against Sonora.

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Lady Indians brave weather, prepare for Cisco

The high school girls basketball post season resumes Tuesday, with one of the key match-ups in 3A featuring two schools that are awfully familiar with one another.


Bronte hosts Special Olympics of Texas basketball tournament

The Special Olympics of Texas made a stop in Bronte this weekend, for their annual basketball tournament that featured over 200 Big country athletes.

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Berryman’s walkoff home run gives HSU series win over TLU

Freshman Cody Berryman hit a walk off home run in the 10th inning to give Hardin-Simmons a split over Texas Lutheran on Saturday afternoon in non-conference baseball action at Hunter Field, HSU won the second game 3-2 and lost the opener 5-2.


War Hawks rule the Lady Knights, 87-21

For the second-consecutive meeting, McMurry University’s women’s basketball team dominated Southwestern Adventist University, winning 87-21, at Kimbrell Arena.

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Cowboys' win earns share of ASC regular season championship

Hardin-Simmons’ men’s basketball team claimed a share of the regular season American Southwest Conference title with a 84-79 win over Mary Hardin-Baylor on Saturday afternoon at the Mabee Complex.

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Big Country FCA announces 2015 All-Star teams

Sunday afternoon, over 250 high school athletes gathered at Beltway Park Baptist Church as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes announced their 2015 All-Star  teams.






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