Winkler is a prominent figure in the journalism field, boasting an illustrious career that spans across notable positions. He currently serves as a sports and news anchor/reporter at KTRK-TV (ABC) in Houston, Texas, and has demonstrated unparalleled dedication and expertise in his field. His journey in broadcast journalism includes roles such as serving as the sports director/news anchor at WTKR-TV (CBS) in Norfolk/VA Beach, VA, and the weekend sports anchor at KEYE-TV (CBS) in Austin, TX, among others.

Throughout his extensive career, Winkler has reported on numerous high-profile events, showcasing his exceptional storytelling abilities and captivating on-air presence. From covering major sporting events like the College Football Playoff National Championship and the MLB World Series to reporting on significant news stories such as the aftermath of the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, Winkler has consistently delivered insightful and compelling journalism.

As a graduate of Southwestern, Winkler brings a unique perspective to this year’s commencement ceremony. His journey from our esteemed University to becoming a leading voice in broadcast news is a testament to the values of dedication, perseverance, and excellence that SU strives to instill in all graduates.

Southwestern University’s commencement ceremony will be held on May 11, 2024, at 9 a.m. on Southwestern’s campus.

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