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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    Bedlam’s Final Regular Season Finale?

    Oklahoma will host Oklahoma State this Saturday, December 3, at 11:30 am on Owen Field in Norman in a defacto Big 12 championship game. Next season the Big 12 will return to having an actual championship game, and the league has decided not to have two divisions, with the winners meeting in the title game. As a result, the conference will likely attempt to avoid having a game at the end of the regular season that could end up as […]

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    Bedlam Memories: Tyreek Hill’s Punt Return

    Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will face off in an important Bedlam game this Saturday at 11:30 am in Norman. The winner gets the Big 12 championship and a likely trip to the Sugar Bowl. The last time the two teams met in Norman was 2014, and it was a classic, with OSU winning in overtime. The Cowboys got to OT when Tyreek Hill returned a punt for a touchdown in the final minute of regulalation. It’s a fond memory for […]

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    Bedlam Teams Take Advantage of Bye Before Big Game

    Both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State got a weekend off before they meet for the Big 12 championship this Saturday, December 3, at Owen Field in Norman. Both teams needed it to rest up and get healed up. They also used that extra week to get some extra preparation on their in-state rivals. Kickoff is set for 11:30 am Saturday.  

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    Friday Night Heroes, Playoffs Week 3

    The third week of the high school football playoffs meant different rounds for different classes. Here are the complete results from the third week of the playoffs for the Friday Night Heroes: Class 5A Semifinals McGuinness 38, Ardmore 28 Carl Albert 39, Lawton MacArthur 36   Class 4A Semifinals Oologah 28, Clinton 21 Wagoner 43, Cascia Hall 28   Class 3A Quarterfinals Jones 44, Berryhill 29 John Marshall 71, Stigler 44 Cushing 31, Kingfisher 13 Plainview 35, Lincoln Christian 34 […]

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    Thunder Rally to Beat Nuggets in Overtime

    The Oklahoma City Thunder ended a three-game losing streak by rallying in the fourth quarter to force overtime, then beating the Denver Nuggets 132-129 on Friday night at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. Russell Westbrook had a triple-double, with 36 points, 12 rebounds, and 18 assists, the most assists in the NBA this season. 32 of Westbrook’s 36 points came after halftime. The Thunder trailed most of the game, and were down 11 with 4:28 to play in the […]

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    Sluggish Sooners Survive Abilene Christian

    Oklahoma’s men’s basketball team got off to a slow start, but finally overcame Abilene Christian for a 72-64 win on Friday at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman. OU made just 1 of their first 10 shots and trailed 30-26 at halftime, then took control early in the second half to get the win. Jordan Woodard had 16 points to lead the Sooners, while Rashard Odomes was the only other OU player in double figures with 13 points. Oklahoma shot […]

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    Thunder Start Road Trip With Loss to Lakers

    Nick Young hit a 3-pointer with five seconds left to give the Los Angeles Lakers the lead, then held on after a missed Russell Westbrook 3-point attempt to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-109 on Tuesday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Thunder rallied in the fourth quarter after trailing by double digits, and took the lead 109-108 lead on a putback by Steven Adams with 13 seconds left. That’s when Young’s three-pointer gave the Lakers the […]

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    4th-Ranked Tar Heels Hand Cowboys First Loss

    Fourth-ranked North Carolina shot 58 percent from the field and outrebounded Oklahoma State by 16 on their way to a 107-75 win in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational on Tuesday night in Hawaii. The Tar Heels had six players in double figures, led by Joel Berry’s 24 points, and took control early in the game. UNC led by 13 at halftime and went on a 12-0 run early in the second half to blow the game open. OSU was […]

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    Joe Mixon Releases Statement of Apology

    OU running back Joe Mixon has apologized for the incident in which he punched a female outside a Campus Corner restaurant in Norman in the summer of 2014. Mixon sent a statement,  saying “For the last two years, my lawyers have advised me against speaking publicly about an incident that occurred very shortly after I arrived in Norman.  Today, I want to say what everyone deserves to hear from me about this matter: I am sorry.” The incident occurred in July […]

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    Cowboys Confident Heading Into Bedlam

    Both Oklahoma State and Oklahoma will enter the December 3 Bedlam game on a roll. The Cowboys have won seven straight and the Sooners eight in a row. The winner will be Big 12 champion and both are confident they can get it done. OSU head coach Mike Gundy acknowledges OU has been hot, but he feels his team is ready for the challenge.  

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    With Slim Playoff Hopes, Sooner Coach Focused on Bedlam

    Oklahoma’s football team still has slim hopes of making the College Football Playoff. A lot would have to turn the Sooners’ way for that to happen, most of it out of their control. What OU can control is how they play in their final regular season game at home against Oklahoma State on December 3 at 11:30 am. A win over the Cowboys gets the Sooners the Big 12 championship, and that’s all OU head coach Bob Stoops is concerned […]