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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
  • Thunder Hold on to Beat 76ers in Triple Overtime in Philly

    The Oklahoma City Thunder nearly blew another double digit lead on the road, but held on to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 119-117 in three overtimes on Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Russell Westbrook had a triple-double, but had another poor shooting night, making just 10 of 33 shots from the field. Westbrook finished with 27 points, 18 rebounds, and 15 assists, the last of which was a feed to Andre Roberson to give OKC the […]

  • Sooners Supporting Rodney Anderson, Charges Not Filed Against Him

    Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley, in a news conference on Thursday prior to one in which the Cleveland County District Attorney’s office announced they would not file charges against OU running back Rodney Anderson, spoke about the Sooners supporting Anderson in the wake of sexual assault allegations made against him in early December. Later on Thursday, OU players were made available to the media, and expressed their support of Anderson, and pleasure at learning charges would not be filed against […]

  • Yankuba Sima Eligible for Cowboy Basketball Team

    Oklahoma State’s men’s basketball team will have St. John’s tranfer Yankuba Sima for their game against Florida State this weekend. OSU announced Thursday evening Sima is eligible to join the team and can play on Saturday when the Cowboys meet the Seminoles in Sunrise, Florida, at 1:00. Sima is a 6-11 center who transferred from St. John’s mid year last school year. After sitting out the required two semesters, he’s now eligible to play for OSU. Sima averaged 7.3 points […]

  • Cowboys Claim Three Academic All-America Honors

    Oklahoma State’s football team has three players who were named Academic All-America on Thursday. Both center Brad Lundblade and running back Justice Hill were named first team, and Cowboy back Britton Abbott was named second team. OSU’s three selections were more than any other Power 5 school. Oklahoma State has had 20 Academic All-Americans in their history in football, with five coming in the last five years.

  • Paul George on Return to Indiana

    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George made his first appearance in Indianapolis as a member of an opposing team on Wednesday night, as the Thunder beat the Indiana Pacers 100-95. George struggled shooting, making 3 of 14 shots, and finished with just 12 points. He did get the game-clinching steal in the final seconds, however, and the Thunder got a much needed win to start a three-game road trip. George was traded from the Pacers to the Thunder in exchange […]

  • Off Night for Big Three, But Thunder Beat Pacers in George’s Return

    The “big three” of the Oklahoma City Thunder all had poor shooting nights, but the OKC bench was productive and  Steven Adams had another big game as OKC won in former Pacer Paul George’s return to Indiana, 100-95, on Wednesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. OKC’s big three combined to shoot 10-for-45 from the field and just 34 points, but Adams led the Thunder with 23 points and 13 rebounds, 9 of those on the offensive end. George […]

  • Kristian Doolittle Set to Return to Sooners

    Oklahoma’s men’s basketball team will welcome back forward Kristian Doolittle next week after being suspended for the fall semester for academic reasons. OU plays at third-ranked Wichita State on Saturday at 3:00, and Doolittle will begin practicing with the Sooners on Sunday. Without Doolittle, Oklahoma is 7-1 on the season, but Doolittle’s presence will no doubt add to the Sooners’ potential.  

  • Coaches All-America Team Features Six from State of Oklahoma

    The American Football Coaches Association released its 2017 All-America team on Wednesday, and it featured three players from Oklahoma and three from Oklahoma State. OU’s selections were all to the first team:  quarterback Baker Mayfield, tight end Mark Andrews, and offensive lineman Orlando Brown. Oklahoma State had wide receiver James Washington on the first team, with quarterback Mason Rudolph and defensive back Tre Flowers on the second team. The AFCA All-America team is one five teams recognized by the NCAA […]

  • Clayton Kershaw Named Winner of Warren Spahn Award

    Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw has been named the winner of the Warren Spahn Award as baseball’s top left-handed pitcher and is based on a pitcher’s wins, earned run average and strikeouts. Kershaw won 18 games in 2017, with a 2.31 ERA and had 202 strikeouts in 175 innings pitched. It’s the fourth time Kershaw has won the award named after the Oklahoman Spahn, baseball’s all-time winningest left-handed pitcher with 363 wins. Kershaw’s four wins match Randy Johnson for […]

  • Russell Westbrook on Cover of ESPN the Magazine

    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is on the cover of ESPN the Magazine. Westbrook is featured on the “Tis the Season” issue. Inside is an interview with Westbrook on the holidays and his family traditions, and his first  Christmas as a father. There are actually two different covers with Westbrook as seen below.

  • Mason Rudolph Finalist for Jason Witten Award

    Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph is one of three finalists for the inaugural Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award. The award is named after Dallas Cowboys star and former Tennessee tight end Jason Witten. Rudolph is joined as a finalist by Jim Thorpe Award winner Minkah Fitzpatrick of Alabama and Central Florida’s Shaquem Griffin. The winner will be announced at a banquet in Frisco, Texas, on February 22.