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
  • Sooners Sweep Big 12 Sportspersons of the Year Award

    Former Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine and former Sooner cross country runner Bryce Perry were honored Tuesday as the Big 12 Sportspersons of the Year. The award goes to student-athletes who display an extraordinary degree of sportsmanship, community service and academic achievement. It’s the first time Oklahoma has swept both awards since 2008-09 when Blake Griffin and Ashley Paris won the awards.  

  • Victor Oladipo Wins NBA Dunk of the Year

    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Victor Oladipo won the NBA award for Dunk of the Year on Monday night at the NBA Awards Show. Oladipo won the fan vote for his slam dunk against the Atlanta Hawks on December 5.  

  • Former OU Star Buddy Hield Makes First Team NBA All-Rookie Team

    Former Oklahoma star Buddy Hield was named to the NBA’s all-rookie first team on Monday. Hield received the fourth most votes among rookies, getting 63 out of a possible 100 first team votes. Hield paced rookies in three-pointers made (148), ranked third in scoring (10.6 ppg) and finished fourth in three-point field goal percentage (39.1). In 25 games with Sacramento after being acquired in a trade with the New Orleans Pelicans on Feb. 20, Hield averaged 15.1 points and 4.1 […]

  • Former Sooner Football Star Helping Local Girls Succeed in Sports

      By the age of 14, girls are dropping out of sports at twice the rate of boys. Fitness coach J.D. Runnels is doing what he can to change the game. A former football player, he’s working with young female athletes to help them take their games to the next level J.D. Runnels sees the will of female athletes every day, “They teach me not to stop dreaming, I’m fully convinced that some of these girls are going to play pro sports.” […]

  • Former OSU Wrestler in OKC for UFC Fight

    Former Oklahoma State wrestler Johny Hendricks is back in Oklahoma this weekend for a mixed martial arts match. Hendricks will be on a card on Sunday night starting at 8:00 at Chesapeake Arena. He’ll face Tim Boetsch in a non-title bout. Hendricks is excited to be back in his home state, but he knows he has to keep his focus on the fight. Hendricks worked out on Friday in OKC, and with some fans looking on, he was asked if […]

  • Sooner Coaching Staff Responsibilities Announced

    Oklahoma’s football program has released the breakdown of the coaching assignments for new OU head football coach Lincoln Riley’s first staff. Most of the assistants won’t have different responsibilities than in previous years, but there are some minor changes. Riley will continue to call the offensive plays, but OU will have co-offensive coordinators in Cale Gundy and Bill Bedenbaugh. Newly hired Ruffin McNeill will be assistant head coach, and Mike Stoops will remain as defensive coordinator. Here is a breakdown […]

  • 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.