Chris Widlic joined the WISH-TV sports staff in December of 2003. Originally from Arlington Heights, Illinois, Chris graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
He began his broadcasting career at WVVA-TV in Bluefield, West Virginia where he worked as a photographer. Chris anchored the weekend sports before being named sports director for that station.
Chris then became the sports director for WCIA-TV, the CBS affiliate in Champaign before heading east to Indianapolis. He is a three-time winner of the best downstate sportscast from AP and UPI and he has also won "Illinois Silverdome" awards for his play-by-play of University of Illinois football and basketball games.
He has covered the 1994 Winter Olympics; Cubs, Cards and White Sox playoffs; the Bears post-season and the US Open golf championship in Chicago. His career brought him to Indianapolis many times even before he came to the Circle City, to cover the month of May, the Brickyard and the PGA Championship at Crooked Stick. He has also covered all the major personalities in the Big 10 for the past decade-and-a-half. Some of his favorites to cover are the Colts, March Madness and racing.
Chris has a genuine enthusiasm for all sports. Those that score the highest marks with him include football, tennis, golf, and skiing.
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