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
  • Cowgirls Win NCAA Regional Opener

    Oklahoma State’s softball team got an impressive pitching performance from Brandi Needham and some late timely hits to beat Florida International 2-0 in the opening round of the NCAA softball regionals in Gainesville, Florida, on Friday. With the game scoreless in the bottom of the 6th inning, Vanessa Shippy doubled home Maddi Holcomb. Two batters later, Madi Sue Montgomery singled in Shippy to make it 2-0 Cowgirls. That’s all the offense Needham needed. She gave up just three hits and […]

  • Bedlam Baseball Rained Out, Doubleheader Friday in OKC

    The first Bedlam baseball game scheduled for Thursday night in Tulsa was postponed due to severe weather. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will now try to play a doubleheader on Friday at the Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City, with the first game set to start at 3:00 pm. The third and final game of the series is still scheduled for Saturday at 7:00 at the Brick. Tickets from Thursday’s series opener in Tulsa can be exchanged at the Bricktown Ballpark box […]

  • Russell Westbrook Named First Team All-NBA

    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has been named first team All-NBA it was revealed on Thursday. Westbrook tied LeBron James for the second most votes for first team, missing being a unanimous pick by just one vote. Houston’s James Harden was the only unanimous selection. Westbrook broke Oscar Robertson’s single season NBA record for triple doubles with 42, and joined Robertson as the only players to average a triple double for a season. This is the sixth time Westbrook […]

  • Shannon Miller Elected to Oklahoma Hall of Fame

    Edmond native and 7-time Olympic medalist gymnast Shannon Miller will be inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Miller is one of nine who will be enshrined in November in Oklahoma City. Miller won five medals at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, then added two golds at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. She has won more Olympic medals in gymnastics than any other American.  

  • High School State Baseball Tournaments Continue

    The Class 6A state baseball tournament continued on Friday at Choctaw High School. Broken Arrow beat Norman North 4-1 in a quarterfinal game postponed from Thursday. In the first semifinal, Mustang beat Yukon 4-1 to advance to the championship game Saturday. In the second semifinal, Westmoore beat Broken Arrow 8-2. The championship game will be played Saturday at noon at the Bricktown Ballpark between Mustang and Westmoore.  

  • Bedlam Softball For Big 12 Championship Saturday

    The fourth round of Bedlam softball will decide the Big 12 Tournament championship on Saturday at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma won their two pool play games on Friday, beating Texas 3-0 and Texas Tech 8-0. The Sooners got a 2-run home run from Sydney Romero against the Longhorns, and pitcher Paige Parker struck out eight Longhorns in the win. Against the Red Raiders, OU hit four home runs, two from Caleigh Clifton, and one each […]

  • Rivals Win to Set Up Semifinal Matchup in 6A Baseball

    Yukon and Mustang both won their quarterfinal games in the Class 6A state baseball tournament on Thursday to set up a semifinal matchup on Friday in Choctaw. Yukon whipped Jenks 11-1, and Mustang shut out Owasso 3-0 in their respective quarterfinal games. Yukon and Mustang will meet in the semifinals at 1:30 pm at Choctaw High School.

  • Jim Thorpe Award Gains National Sponsor

    The Jim Thorpe Award has been honoring college football’s best defensive back since 1986. Now the award has a national sponsor attached to it. On Thursday, the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame announced the award will now be named the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award. The award is annually presented in Oklahoma City, with the winner announced at the College Football Awards Show each December.  

  • OU Reveals Plans for Baseball and Softball Stadiums

    The University of Oklahoma athletic department revealed plans on Thursday for improvements and expansion of both L. Dale Mitchell Park and Marita Hynes Field, the home for Sooner baseball and softball, respectively. OU athletic director Joe Castiglione unveiled the plans for both. “We are focused on developing a plan that allows us to modernize the facilities and improve them for both student-athletes and spectators alike,” said Castiglione. “We have addressed many of our facilities in recent years and we now […]

  • OU’s Play Caller Gets Contract Extension

    Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley had a contract extension approved on Thursday by the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents. The contract extension is for three years and will play Riley $1.3 million per year. Riley has been OU’s offensive coordinator for the last two seasons, both of which resulted in Big 12 championships for the Sooners. OU head coach Bob Stoops said they began working on an extension for Riley as soon as the 2016 season ended. “This has […]

  • Sooners Lead All-Big 12 Softball Awards

    Oklahoma’s softball team led the way with the release of the All-Big 12 postseason awards released on Wednesday. OU junior pitcher Paige Parker is the Big 12 Pitcher of the Year, OU first baseman Shay Knighten is the Big 12 Player of the Year, utility player Nicole Mendes is the Big 12 Freshman of the Year, and Patty Gasso is the Big 12 Coach of the Year. Parker won the pitcher of the year honor for the third season in […]