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!


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Soccer key to a new life (1)

Key to a New Life: Fabio Scaief

It can be hard dealing with the culture shock of moving to another country, especially when that move involves joining a new family.

One Cooper High School teen has found success in that transition, by using the sport of soccer.

Abilene High's Special Olympians prepare for Texas Summer Games

It's for the love of the game. Abilene High's Special Olympics basketball team is gearing up to head to the Texas Summer Games this weekend in Arlington.


UIL State track meet results

State track results of the Big Country qualifiers.

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Wylie tennis heads to State tournament in College Station

On May 12th, it all goes down.

The UIL State Tennis Championship Tournament will welcome four of Wylie High School's best to compete in College Station.

ACU baseball

Northwestern State completes series sweep of ACU

Northwestern State took advantage of a two-run throwing error in the seventh inning Sunday afternoon to knock off ACU, 6-4, and complete a three-game sweep of the Southland Conference basebal series between the teams at Crutcher Scott Field.

Special Olympics

Special Olympics of Texas hosts spring games

The Special Olympics of Texas descended upon ACU's Elmer Gray Stadium Saturday afternoon, hosting their annual spring games.

Wylie  tennis showcases young and veteran talent in trip to state (1)

Wylie tennis showcases young and veteran talent in trip to State

For the Wylie tennis program, this week couldn’t end soon enough, as four groups prepare for State championship tournament action on Tuesday in College Station.

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Big Country Hall of Fame welcomes six new members

It was a big night for the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame, as Monday evening, they welcomed six new members for the class of 2015.


Coogs return good foundation heading into spring

Mother nature forced a shift to the start of Cougar spring football Monday afternoon.


Cooper baseball eyes a push towards the playoffs

The High School baseball regular season is coming to a close, and for Cooper, they have a lot to play for in their regular season finale.

Wylie tennis begins preparations for State

On Thursday, the Wylie tennis program saw another group of players carry on the tradition of Bulldog tennis, qualifying for the State tournament in College Station.

Media, high school athletes compete in charity basketball game

The KTXS Sports Department was busy Sunday afternoon; this time on the basketball court.






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