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
  • OSU-Texas Tech Kickoff Time Set

    The Big 12 announced on Monday kickoff times for games on September 30. Oklahoma State will visit Texas Tech for a 7:00 kickoff on ¬†Fox that night. Oklahoma is idle that weekend.  

  • Former OSU Head Coach Turned Down Pitt Job

    Former Oklahoma State head coach Pat Jones was once an assistant coach at Pittsburgh in 1978, and seven years later, Pitt made a pitch to hire Jones away from OSU. Jones spoke with KFOR this week in preparation for the Cowboys’ trip to play the Panthers this Saturday at 11:00 am. Friday night at 10:00 pm from the Steel City, KFOR will have an in-depth conversation with Jones on the city of Pittsburgh, the program, the players he coached, and […]

  • Sooners Trying to Stay Grounded After High of Win Over Buckeyes

    Oklahoma’s second-ranked football team is coming off an upset of Ohio State in Columbus last Saturday. The Sooners were underdogs in that game, but they’ll likely be favored in every game the rest of the regular season now. OU’s players know they have to keep everything in perspective after the win over the Buckeyes.  

  • Cowboys Looking Forward to Playing at Heinz Field

    Oklahoma State’s football team visits the University of Pittsburgh for the first time ever this Saturday for an 11:00 am kickoff. The Panthers don’t play on campus, however, and share Heinz Field, with the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers. OSU head coach Mike Gundy is looking forward to the experience and figures his players are as well.    

  • Sooner Running Back Doesn’t Hide from Spotlight

    Oklahoma’s football team had a lot of young players step up and play well last Saturday at Ohio State. Freshman running back Trey Sermon was one of those players, competing in his first big road game. OU head coach Lincoln Riley said he could sense before the game Sermon was ready to play.  

  • Marcell Ateman Back at Receiver and Producing for OSU

    Oklahoma State wide receiver Marcell Ateman had to watch the Cowboys play last season after suffering a season-ending leg injury. It made him appreciate the game even more, and this season as a fifth-year senior, Ateman is contributing again, scoring a pair of touchdowns in OSU’s win over South Alabama. Nikki Kay reports from Stillwater.  

  • Preparation is the Key to Success for Sooners

    Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield believes OU won their game at Ohio State last Saturday by what they did during the week to prepare for the game. Mayfield believes that kind of preparation is what the Sooners need to have all season long, including this weekend when they host Tulane at 5:00 on Saturday.  

  • Sooners Believe Close-Knit Group Has Made Defense Better

    Oklahoma’s defense was the “story of the game” according to OU head coach Lincoln Riley in the ¬†Sooners’ 31-16 win at Ohio State last Saturday. So why are the Sooners so improved on defense? Veteran OU defender Jordan Thomas believes a group of players who like each other and hang out a lot is a big reason why they’re improved on that side of the ball.

  • Cowboys Get Ready for Rematch With Pitt on the Road

    Oklahoma State’s football team used the deep ball with great effectiveness last season against Pittsburgh. The Panthers responded, though, making the game interesting before OSU held on to win 45-38 in Stillwater. The Cowboys were helped out by a rain delay that allowed them to regroup and make final push to win. This year OSU visits Pitt, this Saturday at 11:00 am, and they haven’t forgotten the lessons learned from the win over the Panthers last year.  

  • Sooners Have Options at Running Back

    Oklahoma’s football team doesn’t have the superstar duo of Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon like a year ago, but through two games, the Sooners have shown their running game is doing fine. Four backs have been sharing the load, with Abdul Adams, Rodney Anderson, Trey Sermon, and Marcelias Sutton splitting carries. After Adams fumbled against Ohio State last Saturday, Anderson and Sermon played most of the rest of the game and did well in their first big game of the […]

  • Cowboy Coach Likes His Team’s Speed and Depth

    Oklahoma State’s football team will travel to play Pittsburgh this Saturday at 11:00 am, but the Cowboys are depleted at the linebacker position. Kenneth Edison-McGruder is day-to-day with an injury, while Kevin Henry is out for the season, and Calvin Bundage won’t play in the first half against the Panthers due to being flagged for a targeting penalty in OSU’s win over South Alabama last Friday, and freshman Brendan Vaughan was dismissed from the team after being arrested on Saturday […]