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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Chris' Most Recent Stories

Drought claims latest victim: Lake Abilene

Water levels in Lake Abilene have been declining for awhile now. Finally, it's down to little more than a puddle.

Chelsea Humphrey: Tracking a good shot for rain this week

A series of cold fronts and upper air disturbances will keep the rain chances in the forecast through Saturday.

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2014's first full Supermoon dazzles Big Country residents Saturday night

Clear skies, breezy winds, and mild temperatures will make for perfect viewing of 2014's first full Supermoon.

Chelsea Humphrey: Tracking several days of rain chances ahead

A series of cold fronts will keep rain chances in the forecast starting Monday night.

Xeriscaping: How choosing the right plants can save you money and water

Xeriscaping helps you save water and money by utilizing native, drought tolerant vegetation for your yard.

Chelsea Humphrey: Hot, dry pattern settles in this week

As high pressure builds into West Texas, rain chances stay out and the mercury continues to reach into the 90s.

Chelsea Humphrey: A hot, dry pattern sets up for the week ahead

With the exception of slight afternoon rain chances Saturday and Sunday, the forecast ahead looks dry and toasty.

Chelsea Humphrey: Shower chances return midweek

A stalled out cold front will bring rain back to the forecast Wednesday but things look dry for July 4th.

Chelsea Humphrey: Tracking holiday week heat, rain chances

High pressure will keep things hot for the next few days but rain chances are on the way.

Chelsea Humphrey: Tracking weekend heat, breezy winds

High pressure settles in for the next few days, keeping things toasty and breezy.

Chelsea Humphrey: Tracking a soggy start to the workweek

Early morning showers will quiet down by lunchtime, but more chances for rain are on the way.

Rainfall totals: Morning storms bring beneficial rain to Big Country

Some saw more rain than others as strong thunderstorms swept through the Big County on Monday morning.






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