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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ACU football set to close out spring season

At ACU, the spring football season is almost in the books as the 2015 squad gets set to close it out on Friday, with the annual spring game at Shotwell Stadium.


#19 Texas Tech holds off ACU, 7-6

For the second time in the last eight days, the ACU Wildcats took one of the country's best teams right down to the wire. But again the Wildcats were denied their first win over a top-25 program, this time by the 19th-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders.

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Scott takes talents to the next level, signs intent to HSU basketball

Tuesday morning, Hawley High School celebrated one of its own taking the next step in athletics, and education by signing his letter of intent.

Wildcats excited for big week on the diamond (1)

Wildcats excited for big week on the diamond

Tomorrow begins a big week for ACU Baseball, as the Wildcats get set for two match-ups against top 25 teams.


Distance runners Guerrero and Hackett pace Wildcats at Kittley Invitational

On a weekend in which Abilene Christian's Track and Field's legends were honored on campus, and during a meet in which some of the top teams in Texas combined to record 13 new meet records and impress thousands of specators, it was Wildcat distance runners Alexandria Hackett and Marina Guerrero who provided two of the brightest highlights of all Saturday night after taking first place in the 5,000-meter run and 3,000-meter steeplechase, respecitvely, at the second-annual Wes Kittley Invitational.

ACU track and field opens new stadium with dedication ceremony (1)

ACU track and field opens new stadium with dedication ceremony

The races are on. ACU track and field has a new home.


KTXS sportscaster gets behind wheel of dirt track race car

NASCAR is making a stop at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend, but did you know that many of the drivers got their start on dirt tracks?

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War Hawks honor 14 seniors on Senior Day

Before game two of McMurry's double header against Dallas Christian, it was time to congratulate the seniors.


Hard work paying off for Lady Bulldogs in playoff run

The Lady Bulldogs cruised last week to a Bi-District round win over Decatur in dominating fashion, lifting a monkey off the back of Wylie's recent postseason struggles.

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Bulldogs looking to improve before Area round of playoffs

On the pitch this time a year ago, the Wylie boys soccer team was sitting at home. Their season was ended on a lopsided loss to Amarillo in the bi-district round. This week, Wylie is preparing to go even further.

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Houston Texans safety, former ACU Wildcat hosts youth camp

Saturday afternoon, Houston Texans safety, and former ACU Wildcat star Danieal Manning stopped by Abilene Christian University to host a youth football and cheer camp for boys and girls in grades 1-12.

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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.






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