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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
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    Blake Griffin Likely Out for Summer Olympics

    Former Oklahoma star  Blake Griffin is likely out for this summer’s Olympic games in Brazil due to the quadriceps injury he suffered on Monday night, April 25, in the Los Angeles Clippers game against Portland. The Los Angeles Times is reporting Griffin had a bone marrow injection and will be unable to engage in basketball activities for several months. This will be the second Summer Olympics in a row Griffin has missed due to injury. He was unable to play […]

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    Former Sooner Blake Griffin Out for Rest of NBA Playoffs

    Former Oklahoma star Blake Griffin will miss the rest of the NBA Playoffs for the Los Angeles Clippers after tweaking a quad injury on Monday night, April 25, in a loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. Griffin missed more than half the regular season with a left quadriceps injury. Griffin’s injury was part of a nightmarish evening for the Clippers, who also lost Chris Paul for the rest of the playoffs due to a broken hand. The injury could also […]

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    Thunder Set for Conference Semifinals Against Spurs

    After dispatching the Dallas Mavericks in five games in the first round of the NBA Playoffs, the Oklahoma City Thunder now set their sights on the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Semifinals. Both teams will get some time off before the series begins this Saturday in San Antonio. Here is the schedule for the best-of-seven series:   Game 1            at San Antonio                   Saturday, April […]

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    Former Sooner Asks For Trade, Doesn’t Show for NFL Workouts

    Former Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford has requested a trade from the Philadelphia Eagles, and did not show up for workouts today for the team, according to mulitple reports. Last week the Eagles traded with the Cleveland Browns to move up to the second pick in this week’s NFL Draft, and are expected to draft a quarterback with that pick. Bradford apparently didn’t care for that move, and wants out of Philadelphia, asking for a trade and informing the team he […]

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    Cowboys Take Round One of Bedlam Baseball

    Oklahoma State struck out 14 times against Sooner pitching, but came up with a pair of runs in the 6th and 8th innings to beat Oklahoma 4-3 in the first Bedlam baseball game of the season on Wednesday night, April 20, at Mitchell Park in Norman. The Cowboys took the lead with a pair of runs in the 6th inning, with Andrew Rosa hitting a high chopper that scored Donnie Walton to tie the game at 1. A run scored […]

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    Mitch McGary Returns To Thunder, Not Discussing His Absence

    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Mitch McGary is back with the team this week after missing several weeks due to a personal matter. On Wednesday, April 20, McGary faced the media for the first time since his return, but made clear he did not want to reveal the reason for his absence and asked the media to respect his privacy in the matter. McGary says he’s excited to be back with the Thunder and is looking forward to more of the […]

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    Thunder Talk Pregame Dance Routine

    There’s been a lot of talk about Dallas Mavericks forward Charlie Villanueva trying to disrupt the pregame dance routine of Russell Westbrook and Cameron Payne before the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Game 2 against Dallas on Monday night. Westbrook shoved Villanueva and another Maverick player, Justin Anderson, aside, as he and Payne went through their pregame ritual. On Wednesday, April 20, both Westbrook and Payne discussed their dance and the Mavs’ attempt to thwart it. In this video, you’ll see Westbrook, […]

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    Cowboys Win Big 12 Wrestling Honors

    Oklahoma State’s wrestling program picked up a pair of honors from the Big 12 Conference on Tuesday, April 19. OSU head coach John Smith was named the Big 12 Coach of the Year, while Alex Dieringer was named the Big 12 Wrestler of the Year. Smith led the Cowboys to their 50th conference championship a second place finish at the NCAA Championships. It’s the fourth straight year Smith has won the honor, and the 13th time in 20 seasons. Dieringer […]

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    OU and OSU Baseball and Softball Results For Friday

    The Oklahoma and Oklahoma State baseball and softball teams were all in action on Friday night, April 8, in the first of three-game Big 12 series. Oklahoma’s baseball team beat Baylor 4-3, as Renae Martinez laid down a bunt to score Sheldon Neuse with the winning run in the bottom of the 9th. The Sooners and  Bears continue the series at 5:00 Saturday, April 9. Oklahoma State’s baseball team lost to  Texas Tech 5-1. The Cowboys got a run in […]

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    Sooners Get Ready for Spring Game By Showing Off Stadium Progress

    Oklahoma will wrap up spring football practice with the Red-White Game on Saturday, April 9, with a 2:00 start on Owen Field. Sooner fans will get a good look at the progress on the expansion of the stadium, which will have the entire south end bowled in when completed in time for next season. OU held a stadium topping event on Friday, with OU president David Boren, athletic director Joe Castiglione, head coach Bob Stoops, and quarterback Baker Mayfield all […]

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    Two More Awards for Buddy Hield, Now Consensus Player of Year

    Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield added two more awards to his growing list on Friday night, April 8, in Los Angeles. Hield was named the winner of the John R. Wooden Award as the national player of the year, and also won the Jerry West Award as the nation’s top shooting guard. Hield’s Wooden Award win goes with four other national player of the year honors he has received:  Sporting News, CBS, Naismith Award, and USBWA Oscar Robertson Trophy. The Wooden […]