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
  • Scott Verplank

    Pro Golfer Scott Verplank Earns Honor from Oklahoma City University

    Pro golfer Scott Verplank has been named the winner of Oklahoma City University’s Abe Lemons/Paul Hansen Award for Sports Excellence for 2015-16. The former Oklahoma State golfer and Oak Tree resident will be honored at a banquet on Thursday, April 7, at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. The Abe Lemons/Paul Hansen Award honors an individual who significantly contributes to the growth of sports in the state. Past winners include Billy Tubbs, Barry Switzer, Clay Bennett, Bill Self, and […]

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    Buddy Hield Big 12 Player of the Week

    Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield is the Big 12 men’s basketball player of the week for the fourth time this season. Hield averaged 31.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, and shot 59 percent from the field and 57 percent from three-point range in OU’s wins over Texas Tech and LSU last week. Hield leads the Big 12 in scoring at 26.2 points a game and ranks first in the nation in three-pointers per game with 4.35. It’s Hield’s fourth Big 12 weekly honor […]

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    Sooners Stay Number One in AP Poll

    Oklahoma’s men’s basketball team remains ranked number one in this week’s Associated Press poll out on Monday, February 1. The Sooners received 45 first place votes, to easily outdistance #2 North Carolina, who received 20 first place votes this week. It’s the third week in a row OU has been ranked number one in the AP poll. The Sooners stayed second in the coaches poll, but gained ground on #1 North Carolina. The Tar Heels received 18 first place votes […]

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    Oklahoman Dallas Keuchel Back in State for Warren Spahn Award

    Tulsa native Dallas Keuchel was back in his home state of Oklahoma on Thursday, January 28, to accept an award named after another Oklahoman. The Houston Astros pitcher was in Oklahoma City to accept the Warren Spahn Award as baseball’s top left-handed pitcher. Keuchel was 15-0 at home this season for the Astros, becoming the first pitcher ever to be undefeated at home with at least 14 wins. He won the American League Cy Young Award, and was the A.L. […]

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    Sooners Roll Over Texas Tech in First Home Game as #1 Since 1989

    In their first home game as the number one ranked team in the country since February of 1989,  Oklahoma’s men’s basketball team cruised to a 91-67 win over Texas Tech on Tuesday night, January 26, at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman. Buddy Hield led the Sooners with 30 points and made 5 three-pointers, finishing 9 of 12 from the field. Four Sooners scored in double figures as OU shot 53 percent from the field and were 12 of 23 […]

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    Thunder Survive Knicks’ Upset Bid With Overtime Win at Garden

    The Oklahoma City Thunder got a season high 44 points from Kevin Durant and rallied late in the fourth quarter to force overtime before beating the New York Knicks 128-122 at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday night, January 26. Durant scored 29 of his 44 points after halftime, and made four 3-pointers and went 16 of 18 at the free throw line, plus added 14 rebounds. Russell Westbrook had 30 points, 10 assists, and 8 rebounds, […]

  • Blake Griffin

    Blake Griffin breaks hand throwing a punch, out 4-6 weeks

    Former Sooner star Blake Griffin will miss four to six weeks with a broken hand after throwing a punch on Saturday, January 23, while the Los Angeles Clippers were in Toronto. ESPN is reporting Griffin threw a punch at a member of the Clippers equipment staff at a restaurant in Toronto. The Clippers released this statement about Griffin on Tuesday afternoon: “L.A. Clippers forward Blake Griffin suffered a spiral fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his right hand throwing a […]

  • Andre Roberson

    Thunder Guard Andre Roberson Out With Knee Injury

    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Andre Roberson will miss at least three weeks with a sprained right knee he suffered in OKC’s 116-106 loss to Brooklyn on Sunday night, January 24. The injury  occurred in the second quarter when Russell Westbrook missed a shot and rolled into Roberson’s legs. Roberson left the game and did not return. Kyle Singler is expected to take Roberson’s spot in the starting lineup when the Thunder play the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden […]

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    Sooners Stay Number One in One Poll, Drop to Second in the Other

    Oklahoma’s men’s basketball team remained number one in one of the major college basketball polls, while dropping to second in the other. OU stayed number one in the Associated Press poll, receiving 36 first place votes, to edge #2 North Carolina, who received 29 first place votes. In the coaches poll, OU dropped to second behind North Carolina. The Tar Heels received 23 first place votes to Oklahoma’s 9. The Sooners are 16-2 on the season and are next in […]

  • Jawun Evans

    OSU’s Jawun Evans Wins Third Big 12 Honor

    Oklahoma State freshman guard Jawun Evans was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week for the second straight week on Monday, January 25. Evans averaged 16.5 points, 5 assists,  and 5 rebounds and was 11-of-17 from the field and 9-of-10 at the free throw line in games against Kansas and Kansas State. Evans had 22 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds against the Jayhawks in the Cowboys’ upset of KU last Tuesday. It’s the second week in a row […]

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    Nets Never Trail in Stopping Thunder Win Streak

    The Brooklyn Nets never trailed on their way to a 116-106 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night, January 24, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Nets shot 48 percent from the field and outrebounded the Thunder by three, as OKC had their 7-game winning streak snapped. Brook Lopez scored 31 points and grabbd 10 rebounds to lead the Nets, who had five players score in double figures. Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 32 points and […]