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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    Cowboys End Big 12 Losing Streak With OT Win Over Kansas State

    Oklahoma State’s men’s basketball team ended a 5-game Big 12 losing streak with a 58-55 win over Kansas State in overtime on Saturday, February 13, at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater. Tavarious Shine hit a 3-pointer early in overtime to give OSU the lead by three, and it was the only made basket in the extra session for the Cowboys. Down three with 10 seconds to play, K-State had a chance to tie the game and force a second overtime, but […]

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    Thunder Stars Pose With Their All-Star Emojis

    Oklahoma City Thunder stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook will both be in the starting lineup for the Western Conference at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, February 14, in Toronto. This year, all of the all-stars have their own personal emoji, and at media day on Friday, they posed with their emojis. Durant’s is the #35 in the Thunder colors and font, and Westbrook’s is a carton version of Russ with his trademark glasses.  

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    A.D. Burtschi Honored With Name on Court at Putnam City

    \ Outgoing Putnam City High School boys basketball coach A.D. Burtschi had the court named after him at Putnam City on Friday night, February 12. Burtschi is retiring at the end of the year after 32 seasons as the Pirates head coach. Burtschi has led his teams to four state championships and had only two losing seasons at Putnam City. To make the night even more memorable, the Pirates upset rival Putnam City West, 60-59. Dozens of former players were […]

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    Former OSU Coach Eddie Sutton a Finalist for Basketball Hall of Fame

    Former Oklahoma State men’s basketball coach Eddie Sutton has been named one of 14 finalists for induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame. The announcement was made Friday, February 12, at the NBA’s All-Star Weekend in Toronto. Sutton won more than 800 games in a head coaching career that lasted nearly 40 years. He took three teams to the Final Four: ¬†at Arkansas in 1978, and twice at OSU, in 1995 and 2004. He was named the conference coach of […]

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    Thunder Beat Pelicans on Emotional Night For Both Teams

    With both teams playing with heavy hearts, the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New Orleans Pelicans 121-95 on Thursday night, February 11, at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City. Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams’ wife Ingrid died on Wednesday, and so it was an emotional game for both the Thunder and for the Pelicans, where Williams was the head coach before coming to OKC. Ingrid Williams was in a car accident Tuesday night in south Oklahoma City and died Wednesday from […]

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    Barry J. Sanders Transferring To Oklahoma State

    Barry J. Sanders, the son of the former Oklahoma State Heisman Trophy winner, is transferring from Stanford to OSU and will be able to play next season for the Cowboys. Sanders is scheduled to graduate from Stanford, and will be immediately eligible to play as a graduate transfer. Sanders was a star at Heritage Hall High School in Oklahoma City and his college choices came down to Stanford and OSU. He chose the Cardinal, but did not play much, backing […]

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    Texas Stops Cowgirls’ 6-Game Winning Streak With Win in Austin

    The 6th-ranked Texas women’s basketball team ended #20 Oklahoma State’s six-game winning streak with a 70-55 win over the Cowgirls on Wednesday night, February 10, at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. OSU led by four after the first quarter, but the Longhorns went on a 10-0 run in the second quarter to take the lead for good. Texas led by four at halftime, 31-27, then after OSU cut the deficit to one at 33-32, UT responded with an […]

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    Former 89er Back in OKC as Dodgers Manager

    Bill Haselman was once a minor league baseball player in Oklahoma City. He’s back more than two decades later to be a manager in OKC. Haselman was introduced Tuesday, February 9, as the new manager of the OKC Dodgers. Haselman played for the Oklahoma City 89ers in 1991 and ’92 on his way to the big leagues, where he played for 13 seasons for four different franchises. He spent last season as the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ High-A […]

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    Sooner Women Go Cold at Kansas State

    Kansas State went on a 24-4 run in the second half to blow the game open and beat the Oklahoma women’s basketball team 87-71 on Tuesday night, February 9, at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas. Oklahoma built an early 18-9 lead, but K-State responded with three-pointers, tying the game at 20 by the end of the first quarter, and finishing the game 10-for-20 beyond the arc. Kindred Wesemann hit six of eight from three-point range and led all scorers with […]

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    Buddy Comes Up Big in Crunch Time as Sooners Rally to Beat Longhorns

    Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield overcame a slow start with a strong second half, and hit the game-winning three pointer with just over a second to play to lead the third-ranked Sooners over #24 Texas, 63-60, on Monday night, Feburary 8, at the Lloyd Noble Center. Hield had just six points at halftime, but scored 21 in the second half to finish with a game high 27, including the final 12 points of the game for the Sooners. The final points […]

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    Thunder Finish Strong to Set the Suns in Phoenix

    Led by former Thunder guard Earl Watson, now the interim coach, the Phoenix Suns looked late in the third quarter like they might upset Oklahoma City, but the Thunder went on a 20-4 run to blow the game open, then finished the game with a 14-4 run to beat the Suns 122-106 on Monday night, February 9, at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix. Kevin Durant led all scorers with 32 points, hitting five three-pointers. Russell Westbrook had 29 points, […]