Chris Winkler


No stranger to the arts, Chris has been working behind the scenes in stage and screen productions for the past 19 years. He began his career by providing lighting, audio, and stage management services for a variety of high school and community theater performances. While in still in high school, he worked for the stage management and rental company Earl Girls, Inc. out of Egg Harbor City, NJ. Chris shifted gears in college to pursue work in television and multimedia production, earning a B.A. from Temple University and an M.A. from Syracuse University. He developed a passion for TV sports production, and has since worked for NFL Films, ESPN, Comcast SportsNet, and the Philadelphia Phillies in a variety of roles including camera operator, editor, and associate director. He is currently teaching TV production classes and working full time as the Television Production Coordinator at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. Still, Chris is happy to return to his roots in live stage and fine arts performance, and Fantasy in 2018 marked his 14th show with CORE Academy.