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Bob Barry Jr. is Oklahoma's NewsChannel 4's Sports Director and weeknight sports anchor. He joined the station as a weekend sports anchor in August of 1982. Prior to that he worked as sports anchor at KAUZ-TV in Wichita Falls, Texas. He began his career in Oklahoma City in 1980 as the Sports Director for KAUT-TV, Channel 43.

In addition to Bob's duties at NewsChannel 4, he has hosted a talk radio show "Sports Morning" on Oklahoma City's popular WWLS-AM/FM "The Sports Animal" since 1993. He has hosted several coaches shows for both the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University since his radio career started when he was a Norman High School sophomore in 1973.

Bob is very active in sports charity. He created the NewsChannel 4 basketball team, "The Foul Shots" back in the early 80's. After serving as the team's head coach and general manager, Bob also holds the Foul Shots career record for most 3-point shots attempted...and missed...in a long, storied career.

Since 1982, "The Foul Shots" have helped raise more than $1 million for various charities and school systems across the state of Oklahoma.

Bob's work as a sportscaster is widely recognized. The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association voted him "Oklahoma Sportscaster of the Year" six times now...in 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012. The Jim Thorpe Association awarded Bob the "Executive Council Service Award" for his positive contribution to the Association. And the NewsChannel 4 sportscaster was honored as "Oklahoma's Sportscaster of the Year" by the American Women in Radio and TV organization.

A native of Norman, Bob is a 1980 graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Radio/TV/Film-Journalism. He and his wife Gina have four children and live in Edmond.

Hometown: Norman, OK

Life Goal: to take care of all I'm responsible for...then retire to a remote island and tend bar on the beach

Play any Sports: I played 'em all as a kid. I like basketball better than the rest

Favorite TV show: Friday Night Lights

Favorite car: My 1st...1973 Chevrolet Vega; white with snot green stripe all the way around, killer 8-track tape player

Most embarrassing moment: My first year at KFOR, when I announced on the air that Barry Switzer had resigned as OU's football coach...as an April Fools joke in 1983. One problem...I forgot to say "April Fools" on-air. So many believers! Thought I would be fired.

Happiest moment in my life was: of course, marrying the lovely Gina and the birth of all my kids...great times!

4 notable persons you'd invite to dinner: Larry Bird, Neil Armstrong, the late great Jim McKay, Big Bob Barry

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    MEMPHIS – The Thunder is hours away from game #3 of their NBA Playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies here in Tennessee. For the 3rd straight time, the teams have met in the playoffs. The series is tied 1-1 after the opening pair of games but OKC has already committed the “can’t do,”which is losing a home game. So for the Thunder to win tonight, they *must* move the ball better on offense. As good as Kevin Durant and Russell […]

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    OKC Thunder arrives in Memphis, prepares to hunt Grizzlies in Game 3

    MEMPHIS, Tenn.-The Oklahoma City Thunder team charter has just landed in Tennessee, getting ready for game #3 of the NBA Playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies. The game is set for tomorrow night at 7:00p.m. at the FedEx Forum, affectionately known as “The Grind House” in this southern city. The Thunder lost game #2 in overtime on their home floor Monday night, and now they have to try to master a Memphis team that has won 14 consecutive home games. […]

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    Thunder Trails Memphis At Halftime

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Memphis Grizzlies slowed things down in the opening half and have a 46-43 lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder in game #2 of their NBA Playoff series before another boisterous sellout crowd at the Chesapeake Arena. Memphis trailed 14-2 in the first game, but came out and controlled the pace of the game in the opening quarter tonight. The Grizzlies led 24-16 after the first period, but the Thunder started a bit of a comeback early […]

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    Thunder Wins Playoff Opener 100-86

    (The Peake, Downtown OKC)— The Thunder overcame a near-disastrous 3rd quarter to hold off the Memphis Grizzlies 100-86 in the playoff opener for both teams before a rowdy sell-out crowd at the Chesapeake Arena. After blistering the nets in the 1st quarter and taking a 25 point lead in the 2nd period, the Thunder had seemingly knocked Memphis out, leading 56-34 at halftime. But the Grizzlies shot 58% in the 3rd quarter and the Thunder couldn’t make any of their […]

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    Thunder Mauling Memphis At Halftime

    (OKC)— The Oklahoma City Thunder took advantage of terrible shooting by visiting Memphis to take a commanding 56-34 halftime lead in game one of their NBA Playoff series at the Chesapeake Arena downtown. While Memphis couldn’t make any shots, the Thunder made better than 60% of their field goal tries in the opening quarter for a 29-16 lead after the opening dozen minutes. Things didn’t get any better for Memphis in the 2nd quarter. The Thunder all-star duo of Kevin […]

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    When and where you can see Thunder take on Grizzlies in playoffs

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    POLL: Who do you want the Thunder to play in first round of playoffs?

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Thunder will surely clinch the #2 seed in the NBA’s Western Conference, so what then? The Thunder hosts Detroit in the regular season finale Wednesday night at “The Peake” and if OKC wins, they’ll clinch second place behind San Antonio. But if the Los Angeles Clippers lose a home game tonight against Denver, the Thunder will be the #2 seed as well. If the Clips lose to Portland Wednesday night, even if OKC loses to the […]

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    Former OU Coach Sampson Hired At Houston

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    Derek Fisher A Candidate For NY Knicks Job ?

    A report by USA Today writer Jeff Zillgitt indicates Oklahoma City Thunder veteran guard Derek Fisher may be a candidate to become the next head coach of the New York Knicks. The 39-year old Fisher is in what he says will be his final season with the Thunder, but his OKC teamates have said they’re trying to talk Fisher and his wife into returning for another season with the Thunder next year. In an article by Zillgitt, he suggests the […]

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    Reggie Jackson won’t play for Thunder

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    OCU Wins National Title…Again !

    (Frankfurt, KY)— The #2 seed Oklahoma City University Stars held off the top-seed in the tournament, Freed-Hardeman (TN) 80-76 to win the NAIA women’s basektball national championship Tuesday night in Frankfurt, KY. For the Stars, it’s the school’s 7th national title in the last 10 years…can you say “dynasty”??? OCU was led by California junior guard Yvonte Neal who had a MONSTER game with 36 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. OCU took a 43-37 halftime lead before Freed-Hardeman closed […]