Chris Lincoln
Inducted 2020

Chris Lincoln has excelled in all aspects of Sports Broadcasting. As Tulsa’s dominate Sports Director from 1974-1981 at KTUL TV (Channel 8) Chris defined the position while also hosting the Barry Switzer OU Football Replay Show, and coaches shows for OSU, TU, and ORU. His talents were recognized by ABC Television, and starting in 1976 he did play-by-play for ABC’s regional college football and basketball games. He would later go on to do play-by-play for ESPN while still driving the local sports success of KTUL.

With Chris’ drive and enthusiasm, he left KTUL in 1981 to be the co-founder of Winner Communications. Winnercomm would become the largest independently owned sports production company producing over 1000 hours per year of live sports programming that ran on over 13 television networks. Winnercomm also owned and operated the revolutionary aerial cameras: Skycam and Cablecam. Eventually Winnercomm would employ 200 people in Tulsa and over a thousand independent contractors around the country. At Winnercomm, Chris took his programming chops to the pinnacle of Horse Racing events and has been dubbed the “Voice of The Thoroughbreds,” where he logged over 10 million airline miles covering the horse racing industry in 48 states and over 22 countries internationally.

Chris and his business partner Jim Wilburn sold Winnercomm in 2006 and Chris returned to his roots once again as the Sports Director of KTUL from 2007 through 2014. His love for Tulsa and his commitment to Excellence in Sports programming continue to this day as he is active as the producer and co-host of the statewide weekly show Oklahoma Sportscene. For over 45 years, Chris Lincoln has excelled in televised sports while continuing to call Oklahoma his home base.