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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Wildcat rookies continue learning curve in young season

 The ACU wildcats men's basketball team continues its week long road trip in the non conference portion of its season, and the youthfulness of the team is starting to find it's groove.

2015 High School Football Regional round pairings

Here are the Big Country high school football regional round match-ups for November 26th-28th.


Cougars punch ticket to regional off big performances by young players

The Cooper Cougars never let anything bother them in a win that they called special, and one advancing Cougar nation to a regional round berth.


Coleman wins thriller over Cisco in 2OT, advances to regional round

For Coleman, oh the sweet taste of victory it was on Friday.

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High school playoffs, the last two Abilene teams standing

 The Wylie Bulldogs and the Cooper Cougars are the last two teams standing in Abilene.


Bulldogs continue to roll, pitch shut-out in area round win

It’s the regional round of the 2015 high school football postseason, and for Wylie, that just means the next rung on the ladder.


Mustangs confidence continues into Area round match-up with Aubrey

here's no denying it. The Sweetwater Mustangs are back at it just like 2014. They're undefeated, explosive, and showing no signs of slowing down.

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Cooper's big plays highlight bi-district win over Caprock

Last Friday afternoon in Lubbock, the Cooper Cougars won a thriller against Amarillo Caprock, punching its ticket to the area round of the playoffs, and showcasing big play after big play in the process.

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Abilene High suffers heartbreaking end to the season against Lamar

For the Eagles of Abilene High, coming back from a nine point deficit in the 4th quarter wasn't enough on Friday.

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Brownwood's Roberts signs intent to Central Oklahoma

Tuesday saw big news for Brownwood High School stand-out golfer Sydney Roberts, as she signed her national letter of intent to play for the University of Central Oklahoma.


Anson Tigers advance to second round of playoffs with win over Christoval

The Anson Tigers clinched a bi-district round win on Thursday in convincing fashion, thanks to two outstanding players.


Bulldog defense back to usual business in bi-district win over Burkburnett

Week one of the high school football playoffs is in the books, and the Wylie Bulldog defense is back to its usual business of shutting down its opponents.






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