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
  • Russell Westbrook Wins Oklahoma Sports Headliner of the Year

    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is the winner of the Oklahoma Sports Headliner of the Year Award. Westbrook will receive the honor at the annual March of Dimes Oklahoma Sports Headliner Banquet on Friday, August 18. Westbrook broke the NBA single season record for triple doubles and was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player. The Headliner Special Award is being shared by three OU coaches:   men’s gymnastics coach Mark Williams, women’s gymnastics coach K.J. Kindler, and softball coach […]

  • Thunder On National TV For Opener, Christmas Day

    The Oklahoma City Thunder will be getting national television coverage for their season opener for the 2017-18 season and will once again play on Christmas Day. The NBA released its season opening national TV schedule and Christmas schedule on Thursday. The Thunder will open the season on Thursday, October 19, at home against the New York Knicks. The game will tipoff at 7:00 pm central time and be televised by TNT. Oklahoma City will once again play on Christmas Day, […]

  • OSU’s Mason Rudolph on Cover of Sports Illustrated

    Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph is on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week. The headline reads “Orange Rush” and the magazine is picking OSU to make this year’s College Football Playoff, along with Alabama, Ohio State, and Florida State. The cover is a regional cover and marks the third time OSU football has been on cover of Sports Illustrated. Dez Bryant made it in 2009 and Zac Robinson was on the 2009 preview issue cover.

  • Sooners Hoping for Improvement on Defense

    Oklahoma’s football team had costly defensive lapses last season in losses to Houston and Ohio State. The Sooners are hoping for an improved effort this season, and defensive coordinator Mike Stoops has liked what he’s seen from his unit so far in preseason practice. OU has added a defensive coach in Ruffin McNeill, who is coaching the defensive line for the Sooners. McNeill once coached with OU head coach Lincoln Riley at Texas Tech, and then hired Riley to be […]

  • Thunder to Play Game in Mexico City

    The Oklahoma City Thunder will play a regular season game in Mexico City it was announced by the NBA on Wednesday. OKC will face the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday, December 7, in the first of two games the NBA will play in Mexico during the regular season. The games commemorate the 25th anniversary of the first NBA game ever played in Mexico. Brooklyn will also play the Miami Heat on Saturday, December 9. Thunder general manager Sam Presti said, “we’re excited […]

  • Cowboys Looking to Fill Some Shoes, But Not at QB

    Oklahoma State’s football team has high expectations for 2017, but the Cowboys have some shoes to fill at certain key positions. One is at kicker, where school career scoring leader Ben Grogan has moved on, and the OSU is looking to replace his steady play. At running back, Justice Hill is the top man, but the Cowboys have a trio of backs who could all contribute in junior Jeff Carr and freshmen Ja’Ron Wilson and L.D. Brown. One position OSU […]

  • OU Looking for Running Back, Improvement on Defense; Rising Star on O-Line

    With running backs Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon now in the NFL, Oklahoma’s football team is looking for a player to step up at the position. Abdul Adams is one of the candidates, and OU quarterback Baker Mayfield says Adams has improved his ability to catch the ball and could be a factor. On defense, the Sooners are hoping to avoid the lapses that plagued them in early season losses to Houston and Ohio State. On the offensive line, freshman […]

  • Old QB, New Receiver, and New Coach for Sooners

    Oklahoma’s football team will be counting on senior quarterback Baker Mayfield to lead the way in 2017. Mayfield has finished in the top five of the voting for Heisman Trophy two years in a row, and is a big reason why the Sooners are picked to win the Big 12 this season. OU offensive lineman Orlando Brown believes Mayfield is a better player, in part because of his mental improvement. Mayfield is excited about what Kentucky transfer receiver Jeff Badet […]

  • OSU Confident in Defense, Quarterback

    Oklahoma State’s football team is expected to contend for a Big 12 championship this year, and a big reason why is the offense, led by senior quarterback Mason Rudolph. One member of the Cowboys’ defense believes his unit is being underrated. As for Rudolph, he once again took part in a pair prestigious offseason quarterback camps he feels has been a great benefit to him through the years. Figuring out Rudolph’s backup is one thing the Cowboys are focusing on […]

  • Millwood Holds Midnight Practice

    High school football teams in Oklahoma could begin preseason practices at midnight on Monday, and some teams in the metro area hit the field as soon as they possibly could. That includes Millwood, who has been starting preseason practice at midnight for several years now. The Falcons are coming off a state championship in Class 2A, and are hoping they’ve learned from their experiences as they begin the quest to repeat the title.

  • Sooner Basketball Team On Foreign Tour

    The Oklahoma men’s basketball team is on a four-game tour in New Zealand and Australia. The Sooners opened the schedule by taking on a select team from New Zealand on Saturday night Oklahoma time. For freshman guard Trae Young, he’s been preparing to get himself physically ready for the grind of college basketball, and is getting an early start with the foreign tour. Freshman forward Brady Manek from Harrah is going from small town high school basketball to taking on […]