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 Pick Terrance Ferguson in First Round of NBA Draft

    The Oklahoma City Thunder selected Terrance Ferguson in the first round of the NBA Draft on Thursday night, going 21st overall. Ferguson played last season for Adelaide in Australia’s National Basketball League. The 6’7″ shooting guard was born in Tulsa and grew up in Dallas, Texas, going to high school at Prime Prep Academy, where he became a McDonald’s All-American. Ferguson verbally committed to play at both the University of Alabama and University of Arizona, but never signed a letter […]

  • OSU Guard Jawun Evans Picked in 2nd Round, Traded to Clippers

    Oklahoma State guard Jawun Evans was selected in the second round of the NBA Draft on Thursday night, going 39th overall to the Philadelphia 76ers. Evans was then traded to the Los Angeles Clippers. Evans was projected in some mock drafts to go as high as the first round, but slipped to the second round. Evans decided to turn pro after two seasons at OSU. He was Big 12 Freshman of the Year in 2015-16 and first team All-Big 12 […]

  • Former Sooner Buddy Hield Back in Norman for Camp

    Former Oklahoma star Buddy Hield is back in Norman this week for a two-day basketball camp. Hield recently completed his first season in the NBA, playing with New Orleans until being traded to Sacramento. Hield holds camps in various cities, and wanted to be able to give back to the community where he became a star in college.  

  • Sooner Safety Charged With Felony Count

    Oklahoma junior safety Will Sunderland was charged Wednesday with a felony count of burglary in Cleveland County. Sunderland was charged last week with concealing stolen property after he allegedly sold some gaming systems in Oklahoma City stolen from an OU dorm. OU announced on Monday Sunderland had been suspended indefinitely from the team.  

  • Sooners Introduce Skip Johnson as New Head Baseball Coach

    The University of Oklahoma officially introduced Skip Johnson as its new head baseball coach on Tuesday. Johnson had been OU’s pitching coach last season and replaces Pete Hughes, who was forced to resign after four seasons. Johnson spent 10 seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Texas, and before that was head coach at Navarro Junior College for 13 years.  

  • OU head football coach Lincoln Riley’s new salary approved by OU Regents

    NORMAN, Okla. – The man who has taken over as head football coach at the University of Oklahoma will receive a big pay increase, according to reports. Earlier this month, OU head football coach Bob Stoops announced that he was retiring and was handing over the position to offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley. He had spent the previous two seasons as Oklahoma’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, presiding over one of the nation’s most powerful offenses. Last month, the University of Oklahoma Board […]

  • Former OSU Star Suspended One Year by NFL

    Former Oklahoma State defensive back Justin Gilbert has been suspended one year by the National Football League for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Gilbert was suspended four games by the league just two months ago for the same violation, and now will have to sit out an entire season. Gilbert played last season for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but was released in February. He spent his first two seasons in the league with Cleveland after being picked 8th overall by […]

  • Sooner QB Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor Charges

    Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield pleaded guilty in a district court in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on Monday to misdemeanor charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct, and fleeing. Mayfield was arrested in Fayetteville on February 25. He reached a plea bargain deal last week, and was ordered by the court to pay over 900 dollars in fines and restitution. Last week OU announced Mayfield would perform community service to be completed before the fall semester.  

  • Sooners Name Skip Johnson New Head Baseball Coach

    The University of Oklahoma announced on Monday Skip Johnson is the Sooners’ new head baseball coach. Johnson had been OU’s pitching coach last season, in his first year with the program. Johnson replaces Pete Hughes as head coach. Hughes was fired last week after four seasons as the Sooners’ skipper. Before coming to OU, Johnson spent 10 seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Texas, helping the Longhorns to three appearances in the College World Series. Prior to […]

  • Sooner Softball Celebrates National Title With Fans

      Oklahoma’s softball team celebrated their second straight national championship on Thursday night with a public celebration at Marita Hynes Field in Norman. OU won their fourth national title overall and third in the last five years when they beat Florida 5-4 in Game 2 of the Women’s College World Series Finals. Members of the team and head coach Patty Gasso spoke to the crowd at the softball stadium, already decorated with 2017 national champion signs.  

  • New OU Coach Lincoln Riley Embraces Tradition, Former Players

      New OU head football coach Lincoln Riley has only been with the Sooners program for two years, but he’s already very familiar with the tradition of Oklahoma football, the former players who support it, and the rabid fan base attached to it. At his introductory news conference on Wednesday, Riley talked about welcoming former players to the program, continuing the winning tradition, and his message to the fan base. Riley also spoke of the coaches who have mentored him, […]