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Brian Brinkley is Oklahoma’s NewsChannel 4’s Sports Director.

Brian has been at KFOR since 1990, when he was a production assistant at News Channel 4. He was a sports anchor and reporter from 1992 to 2015, and was the weekend sports anchor from 1996 to 2015.

Brian is a lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City area, and grew up watching Channel 4 before becoming part of the KFOR family.

Before coming to KFOR, he was an intern at WWLS and was sports director at KGOU Radio.

Brian has received statewide attention for his reporting and anchoring.
He is a three-time finalist for Oklahoma Sportscaster of the Year, and has been honored with two awards from the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters for small market sports reporting and sportscasting.

A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Brian received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a double major in Philosophy.

Brian lives in Edmond with his wife and daughter.

Recent Articles
  • “Big 3” Lead the Way as Thunder Roll in Season Opener

    The Oklahoma City Thunder’s “big three” of Carmelo Anthony, Paul George and Russell Westbrook led the way in the season opener as OKC beat the New York Knicks 105-84 on Thursday night at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City. George scored a team high 28 points, 13 coming in the first quarter, and hit six 3-pointers. Anthony made the first basket of the season on a 3-pointer and ended up with 22 points. Westbrook picked up right where he left off […]

  • Week 8 of High School Football Starts With Busy Thursday Night

    With this being fall break, it was the busiest Thursday of the year for high school football in Oklahoma. KFOR covered three games: Midwest City 32, Putnam City 14 Millwood 58, Luther 12 Westmoore 64, Edmond Santa Fe 21  

  • Big 12 Releases Preseason Men’s Basketball Poll

    The Big 12 Conference released its preason men’s basketball coaches poll on Thursday, and Kansas is the pick to once again win the league. The Jayhawks have won 13 straight Big 12 regular season championships and for the sixth straight season are the pick to win the conference crown. Oklahoma is picked to finish sixth and Oklahoma State 10th. Here is the complete preseason poll: 2017-18 Big 12 Preseason Poll 1. Kansas (9)* 81 2. West Virginia (1) 71 3. […]

  • Rudolph Gives His Side of the Shirtless Story

    OSU quarterback Mason Rudolph got caught in a shirtless duel with head coach Mike Gundy at “Homecoming and Hoops” last Friday in Stillwater. On Monday, Gundy talked about how it all came about. Tuesday it was Rudolph’s turn to give his side of the story.

  • Mayfield Reflects on Last Win at Kansas State

    Oklahoma’s been on their game for the last decade and a half when they visit Manhattan. The Sooners have won six in a row at Kansas State, and will go for seven this Saturday at 3:00 pm. OU’s last win came in 2015, a week after losing to Texas. The Sooners were dominant that day, routing K-State 55-0. It started OU’s string of 17 straight Big 12 wins.

  • “Battle of the Ages” as Sooners Visit Kansas State

    Oklahoma’s football team will be seeking its seventh straight win in Manhattan when the Sooners face Kansas State this Saturday at 3:00. That string started with Bob Stoops as OU head coach. Stoops is now gone, and it’s Lincoln Riley’s turn to face the Wildcats. Riley is the youngest coach in major college football at 34, and he’ll be facing a K-State team coached by Bill Snyder, the oldest coach at age 78. Nikki Kay reports from Norman.  

  • Cowboys Going for Five Straight at Texas

    Oklahoma State’s football team has had Texas’ number this decade, winning five of the last seven against the Longhorns. Both of the losses have been at home, while the Cowboys have won four in a row in Austin. This Saturday at 11:00 am OSU will try to become the first opponent to beat Texas five times in a row in Austin. Nate Feken reports from Stillwater.  

  • Cowboys Using High Tech Sleep System to Improve Performance

    Oklahoma State’s football team is contending for a Big 12 championship and a spot in the College Football Playoff. There are many reasons why, but one you might not know about is the quality of sleep the players are getting. OSU is using a high tech sleep system from Rise Science that allows players to get more rest, better rest, and function better in practice and games. NBC’s Kerry Sanders visited Stillwater to learn about it.  

  • Sooners Focusing on Finishing

    Oklahoma’s football team has played three straight games where they’ve started quickly, only to slump later in the game and have it become a close contest. OU won two of those three games, including last week against Texas, but lost at home to Iowa State the previous week. Sooners coach Lincoln Riley says his team knows they have to stay consistent and play well for four quarters.

  • Ateman Does It All at Receiver for Cowboys

    Oklahoma State’s football team will visit Texas this Saturday for an 11:00 am kickoff, looking for their fifth straight win over the Longhorns in Austin. OSU head coach Mike Gundy knows his team will have to do a lot of the little things well to win, and the Cowboys have a wide receiver that does just that in Marcell Ateman.  

  • Thunder Sign P.J. Dozier, Who Will Wear Durant’s Old Number

    The Oklahoma City Thunder have found a replacement for Kevin Durant, sort of. P.J. Dozier was signed by the Thunder on Tuesday to a two-way contract, and will wear #35, Durant’s uniform number for OKC. Dozier told the media he chose #35 because his cousin, the late Reggie Lewis, wore it when he was with the Boston Celtics. Dozier is one of two players on the Thunder roster who have signed a two-way contract, which means he can go back […]