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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 Blow Late Lead and Lose to Celtics

    The Oklahoma City Thunder blew a 5-point lead in the final half minute and lost to the Boston Celtics 100-99 on Tuesday night at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. OKC missed three free throws in the final 30 seconds, one by Russell Westbrook and two by Carmelo Anthony and the Celtics took advantage, first with a three-pointer from Terry Rozier, then another by Marcus Morris with 1.2 seconds left to give Boston a 100-99 lead. The Thunder had a […]

  • OU’s Trae Young to Enter NBA Draft

    Oklahoma freshman guard Trae Young has decided to leave OU and enter his name for the NBA Draft. Young tweeted his decision on Tuesday morning. The time has come, and this journey was not easy… But I'm ready!! But there's so many people who helped me along the way🙏🏽💯 https://t.co/mPAuOST4lo — Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) March 20, 2018 I will enter the June NBA Draft!!🙏🏽❤️🏀💯 pic.twitter.com/TM0a2VOdkX — Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) March 20, 2018 Young leads the nation in both scoring and […]

  • Cowboys Rally to Beat Stanford in NIT

    Oklahoma State’s men’s basketball team kept its season alive on Monday night, coming from behind to beat Stanford 71-65 in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament on Monday night at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater. OSU hit five of their nine three-pointers in the fourth quarter and went on a 12-1 run in the fourth quarter to rally from a 5-point deficit after three quarters. Jeffrey Carroll hit five of those three-pointers and led OSU with 26 points. Kendall […]

  • Cowgirls’ Season Ends With Loss at Mississippi State

    Oklahoma State’s women’s basketball team had their season come to an end with a 71-56 loss to top seed Mississippi State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Starkville, Mississippi, on Monday night. The Cowgirls went cold in the final quarter and a half as the Bulldogs pulled away to win by double digits. OSU went on a 14-0 run in the first quarter to build a lead of eight points, and trailed by just one at halftime, […]

  • Cowgirls Rout Orange in NCAA Tourney Opener

    Oklahoma State hit 13 three-pointers, eight from freshman Jaden Hobbs, and went on a 38-7 run to take control and beat Syracuse 84-57 in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament on Saturday afternoon in Starkville, Mississippi. Hobbs finished with a career high 27 points, hitting eight of nine from three-point range, and was just one off the NCAA Tournament record for three-pointers made. Hobbs got off in the third quarter, which OSU dominated to take charge of […]

  • Sooner Women Prepare for NCAA Opener

    Oklahoma’s women’s basketball team is in a familiar arena, to face a familiar team in a familiar tournament. The Sooners have qualified for their 19th straight NCAA Tournament, and will open play on Friday at 11:30 am against DePaul, a team that beat OU at the buzzer in overtime in November. The game will be played at Reed Arena in College Station, Texas, home of the Texas A&M Aggies, a former Big 12 rival. Oklahoma will be trying to reverse […]

  • Sooners Get Ready for NCAA Opener

    Oklahoma’s men’s basketball team has lost 11 of their last 15 games, but the Sooners are still alive, and get a new life with the NCAA Tournament. OU will face Rhode Island in Pittsburgh on Thursday at 11:15 am in the first round. The Sooners are not taking their second chance for granted, and now they need to take advantage of it after their late season slump.  

  • Cowboys Win NIT Opener

    Oklahoma State had a tough shooting night, but took advantage of a lot of trips to the free throw line to beat Florida Gulf Coast 80-68 in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament on Tuesday night at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater. OSU shot just 36 percent from the field, but were 32 of 41 from the free throw line for 78 percent to get the win. Four Cowboys scored in double figures, led by Jeffrey Carroll, who had […]

  • Thunder Rally Behind Westbrook’s 100th Triple Double to Beat Hawks

    The Oklahoma City Thunder went on a 30-8 run in the third quarter and Russell Westbrook recorded his 100th career triple double to lead OKC to a 119-107 win over the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, on Tuesday night. The Thunder trailed 66-54 at halftime, then used their big run to take the lead, then hold on in the fourth quarter to get the win. Westbrook had 32 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists, becoming the fourth […]

  • Bedlam Women’s Teams Both Make NCAA Tournament

    Both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State’s women’s basketball teams made the NCAA Tournament, as announced on Monday. Oklahoma State is the #9 seed in the Kansas City Region and will play #8 seed Syracuse in the first round on Saturday at 2:30 pm in Starkville, Mississippi. If the Cowgirls win, they will play the winner of the Mississippi State-Nicholls State game on Monday. It’s OSU’s 15th NCAA Tournament appearance, and fifth under head coach Jim Littell. Oklahoma was on the bubble […]

  • Three-Pointers and Westbrook Triple Double Lead Thunder Over Kings

    The Oklahoma City Thunder hit 16 three-pointers and Russell Westbrook had a triple double to lead OKC to a 106-101 win over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night at Chesapeake Arena in downtown Oklahoma City. In a low scoring first half, the Thunder led 46-40 at halftime, and maintained the lead in the second half, but couldn’t pull away from the Kings, who have been eliminated from playoff contention. Westbrook had 17 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists for his […]