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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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    Former Cowboy Struggles In First Round of Olympic Golf

    Former Oklahoma State golfer Rickie Fowler got off to a poor start and didn’t finish much better in the first round of the men’s golf competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Fowler 4-putted the first hole for a double bogey and shot a 4-over par 75. Fowler is tied for 56th in the 60-player field, and is 12 shots behind the leader Marcus Fraser.  

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    USA Men’s Gymnasts and Former Sooners Fall Short of Medal

    The U.S. men’s gymnastics team fell short of a team medal on Monday, August 8, at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Americans finished fifth in the team competition, with Japan winning the gold medal, Russia taking silver and China the bronze. The U.S. team features three former Sooner gymnasts:  Chris Brooks, Alex Naddour, and Jake Dalton. The team still could win individual medals later in the Olympics.  

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    Former Westmoore Swimmer Takes Bronze at Olympics

    Former Westmoore swimmer David Plummer won a bronze medal in the men’s 100 meter backstroke at the Rio Summer Olympics on Monday, August 8. Plummer finished third in the final, with fellow American Ryan Murphy taking gold. Plummer is 30 years old and is likely swimming in his one and only Olympics. This was his only event of the Games.  

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    Former Sooner, Olympic Gold Medalist Bart Conner Talks USA Gymnastics

    Former OU gymnast Bart Conner has been involved in the sport of gymnastics for nearly his entire life. An All-American at Oklahoma in the 1970s, Conner went on to win a gold medal for the United States at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. He’ll be doing analysis for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics for Brazilian television. Before he left for Rio, Conner stopped by the KFOR studios and we asked him about the chances for the U.S. men’s […]

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    Westbrook: “OKC is the Place I Wanted to Be”

    OKC Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has re-signed with the team and said at a news conference on Thursday, August 4, that Oklahoma City is the place he wanted to be. Westbrook said Kevin Durant signing with the Golden State Warriors opened up some things for him, and he was waiting for the right time to make his next move and go forward. Westbrook says his teammates are very important to him, and the fans of the Thunder are a big […]

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    Sooners and Cowboys Both Ranked in Preseason Coaches Poll

    Both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are ranked in the preseason coaches top 25 poll released Thursday, August 4. The Sooners are third, and the Cowboys 19th. Alabama is the overwhelming number one team, receiving 55 of 64 first place votes. Here is the complete poll, with the first column of numbers the total points, and the second column of numbers the number of first place votes:     1 Alabama 1585 55 2 Clemson 1524 7 3 Oklahoma 1398 0 […]

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    Sooner Coaches Get Ready for Season

    Oklahoma’s football coaches gathered for OU’s annual media golf outing on Thursday, July 28, and took some time to talk about the upcoming season. The Sooners are coming off a Big 12 title season in which they qualified for the College Football Playoff, losing to Clemson in the semifinals. OU offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley and defensive coordinator Mike Stoops both spoke with KFOR about the 2016 season.  

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    Cowboys Getting Ready for Preseason Practice

    Oklahoma State’s football team will get practice started the first week of August, but beofre they do, the Cowboy coaches took some time for OSU’s annual media golf outing on Wednesday, July 27, at Karsten Creek in Stillwater. OSU assistant coaches spoke with the media, including offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich and defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer.  

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    Former Southmoore and Sooner Standout Signs With Redskins

      KFOR sports has learned that former Southmoore and OU quarterback Kendal Thompson has signed a three year deal with the Washington Redskins as a wide receiver. Thompson begins life in the NFL on Thursday, July 28, when Washington starts camp. The former quarterback switched positions to receiver while preparing to play his final college game at Utah. He worked out at both positions for NFL scouts leading up to the draft. He was not drafted but, recently went through […]

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    Sooners Sweep Big 12 Athlete of Year Awards

    A pair of athletes from the University of Oklahoma won the two Big 12 Athlete of the Year Awards announced on Tuesday, July 26. OU senior guard Buddy Hield won the Big 12 Male Athlete of the Year, and OU sophomore pitcher Paige Parker is the Big 12 Female Athlete of the Year. It’s the first time a pair of Sooner athletes have swept those Big 12 awards, and the 6th time in conference  history one school has won both […]

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    Thunder Guard Cameron Payne Has Surgery

    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Cameron Payne underwent surgery on his right foot on Monday, July 25, according to a news release from the team. Payne had surgery to repair a Jones fracture and is expected to be ready for the start of the season. Payne averaged 5 points a game in 57 games last season as a rookie. He led the entire NBA Summer League in Orlando in scoring at 18 points a game.