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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Sweetwater's Kaegan Jeffrey earns FFN/ATCU Player of the Week honor

To the Mustang Bowl we go to find Football Friday Night's week 7 player of the week winner.

Larry Satch Sanders

Sanders retires after 43 years of ACU intramural football

Football is a sport played and enjoyed by many, but your average team doesn't usually feature a man in his sixties. At Abilene Christian such man has defied all the odds with a career playing intramural football that has lasted 43 years, each season renewing the passion he has for the game.

Eagles first district win

Eagles forced to re-adjust offensive game plan heading into Midland Lee

Abilene High's first district win of the season over Permian Friday night was bittersweet as the team is now forced to forge on and finish their impressive season without their biggest offensive weapon.

Wylie Recap 2014

Wylie handles adversity in win over Brownwood

The Wylie Bulldogs overcame some early misfortune on Friday night, as the Bulldogs enter week two of district play undefeated after downing Brownwood 42-7.


Stokes rises to new role and earns week 6 FFN Player of the Week honors

A crazy evening of weather didn't slow down our player of the week for week 6, as Hawley's own Quay Stokes put on an impressive performance Friday night to earn himself the Football Friday Night Player of the Week crown.

Brownwood wylie

Wylie prepares to square off in district opener with Brownwood

In class 4A the battle of 377 didn't quite go according to plan for the Brownwood Lions as they fell to Stephenville in big time fashion. This week proves to be another marquee game in the district, as Brownwood makes the trip to Abilene to face Wylie.

Abliene Football

Eagles fall inches short in weather-delayed district opener

Last Friday's district opener between Abilene High and San Angelo Central went down to the final inches, literally, as the Eagles suffered a heartbreaking one-point loss to the Bobcats in an epic weather-delayed event.

Coogs District opener

Cooper begins district play with a weather-shortened homecoming win over Lubbock 24-6

Weather also played a factor in Cooper's homecoming night and first district game of the year, but the Cougars were able to pull out the win over Lubbock High 24-6 to begin their district quest at 1-0.


Gosnell's 8 TD's earn him week 5 FFN Player of the Week honors

The Week 5 Player of the Week race went down to the wire. A hard decision to make, but coming out on top was Eastland quarterback Josh Gosnell.


Eagles rested and prepared for district opener

For the Eagles of Abilene High, this week's off week was much needed.

Cooper Cougars football

Coogs focused on putting non-disrtict record behind them

It's district time for Cooper High School football as the Cougars finished off their non-district schedule Friday night with a loss to Amarillo. That defeat ending the first half of the season for Cooper at 1-5, a record the team says doesn't reflect its season.

Wylie's bye week

Wylie heads into bye week after win over Vernon

The Wylie bulldogs enter their bye week on a high note after defeating Vernon on the road 21-13 Friday, closing out their non district schedule.






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