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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    OSU Baseball Loses to Arizona, Play Again in CWS Saturday

    Oklahoma State’s baseball team suffered its first loss of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, June 24, losing 9-3 to Arizona in the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. It was not just OSU’s first loss of the postseason, but the first time the Cowboys had ever trailed in the NCAA Tournament. Arizona got to starting pitcher Jensen Elliott early, with a run in the first inning and two more in the second. Elliott was pulled after […]

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    Thunder Trade Serge Ibaka to Orlando For 3 Players

    The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded forward Serge Ibaka to the Orlando Magic, in exchange for Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova, and the draft rights to Domantas Sabonis, just picked in this year’s draft by the Magic out of Gonzaga. Ibaka had one year left on his contract and was set to be paid over $12 million next year by OKC. The move would free up a good amount of money that could be used to re-sign Kevin Durant. Thunder general […]

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    OU’s Isaiah Cousins Picked in 2nd Round of NBA Draft

    Oklahoma guard Isaiah Cousins was picked in the second round of the NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings, as the 59th overall pick. Cousins joins Sooner teammate Buddy Hield as an NBA draft pick. Hield went number 6 overall to the New Orleans Pelicans. Cousins was a four-year starter for the Sooners, helping them to the Final Four in 2016.    

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    Buddy Hield Picked 6th In NBA Draft by Pelicans

    Former Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield was picked as the sixth overall pick in the first round of the NBA Draft on Thursday, June 23, by the New Orleans Pelicans. Hield becomes the 9th first round pick in Sooner history. Hield vaulted himself into the top ten in the draft after a tremendous senior season at OU, as he became the consensus national player of the year. Earlier in the day, Hield was named the Big 12 Male Sportsperson of the […]

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    OU’s Buddy Hield Named Big 12 Male Sportsperson of the Year

    Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield was named the Big 12 Male Sportsperson of the Year on Thursday, June 23, capping a remarkable year for the Sooner All-American. Hield was the consensus national player of the year this past season, leading the Sooners to their first Final Four since 2002. Hield was named the Big 12 Player of the Year for the second season in a row, the first to ever accomplish that. The award comes on the same day as the […]

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    Cowboys Get Second Straight 1-0 Win in Omaha

    Oklahoma State got another impressive pitching performance to beat Arizona 1-0 in the College World Series on Monday night, June 20, at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. Tyler Buffett threw 8 strong innings, giving up just 3 hits and striking out six. Trey Cobb pitched a hitless 9th inning to get the save as OSU stayed perfect in the NCAA Tournament, improving to 7-0 in the postseason. The Cowboys got the lone run of the game in the top […]

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    Thunder Fans Admire Steven Adams Mural

    Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams now a larger than life likeness on the side of a building in downtown OKC. New Zealand artist Graham Hoete spray painted the mural earlier this week in honor of his fellow countryman. On Wednesday night, June 15, he invited Thunder fans to come out and take a picture in front of the mural.  

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    Cowboys Are On to Omaha After Super Regional Win

    Oklahoma State’s baseball team beat South Carolina 3-1 to win the Columbia Super Regional 2-0 and advance to the College World Series for the first time since 1999. OSU starting pitcher Tyler Buffett threw seven innings and gave up just one run. The Cowboys scored all three of their runs in the 5th inning. A squeeze bunt by Corey Hassel got home the first run, then an RBI single from Donnie Walton made it 2-0. A throwing error by the […]

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    Teammate Remembers Former OSU Guard Brooks Thompson

    Former Oklahoma State guard Brooks Thompson died on Thursday, June 9, at the age of 45 after battling double organ failure for the last two months. On Friday, KFOR spoke with one of Thompson’s former Cowboy teammates, Bryndon Manzer, about his friend and his memories of Brooks.  

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    Sooners Celebrate Softball National Championship

    Oklahoma’s softball team had a public celebration with fans on Friday night, June 10, at Marita Hynes Field in Norman. The Sooners celebrated their third national championship won on Wednesday with a 2-1 victory over Auburn in the Women’s College World Series. OU head coach Patty Gasso spoke about how nobody expected the Sooners to win it all this year, but the team believed and the fans supported them all the way.  

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    Russell Westbrook Decides to Skip Summer Olympics

    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has decided not to play in the Summer Olympics this year in Brazil. The Thunder issued this statement today, with a quote from Westbrook: “After speaking with my family, I have decided to not participate in this year’s Olympics. This was not an easy decision, as representing my country at the World Championships in 2010 and the Olympics in 2012 were career highlights for me. I look forward to future opportunities as a member […]