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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.


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    Two Sooners Finalists for Major Awards

    A pair of Oklahoma football players are one of three finalists for three major national college football awards. OU quarterback Baker Mayfield is a finalist for both the Maxwell Award and the Davey O’Brien Award, while receiver Dede Westbrook is a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award. The Maxwell Award goes to the nation’s top college football player, while the Davey O’Brien Award goes the nation’s top quarterback, and the Biletnikoff Award to the top receiver. All three awards will have […]

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    Bedlam Kickoff Time Set

    The kickoff time for the Bedlam football game on December 3 has been set for 11:30 am and the game will be televised by Fox. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will play for the Big 12 championship and a berth in the Sugar Bowl. With both teams ranked in the top 10, as long as they don’t fall out after a bye week, it will be just the third time ever Bedlam has featured both teams ranked in the Associated Press […]

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    Friday Night Heroes, Playoffs Week 2

    The second week of the high school football playoffs featured some teams trying to advance to the championship game, others to the semifinals, and some to the quarterfinals. Here are the games KFOR covered for the Friday Night Heroes: Class 6A-I Semifinals Norman North 68, Mustang 42 Tulsa Union 45, Jenks 21 Class 5A Quarterfinals McGuinness 51, Tahlequah 21 Class 4A Quarterfinals Oologah 35, Tuttle 14 Class 3A SecondRound Jones 58, Sulphur 28 John Marshall 41, Perkins-Tryon 0 Class 2A […]

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    Thunder Trail Early, Win Going Away Over Brooklyn

    The Oklahoma City Thunder gave up 40 first quarter points and were playing behind much of the first half, but got the lead by halftime and won easily, 124-105 over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City. Russell Westbrook had another triple double, with 30 points, 13 assists, and 11 rebounds. He was one of six Thunder players to score in double figures, with Victor Oladipo scoring 26. OKC shot 55 percent from the field […]

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    Sooners Blow Big Lead and Lose to Northern Iowa

    Oklahoma’s men’s basketball team appeared to be on their way to an easy win in a tournament in Orlando, Florida, on Friday, but blew an 18-point lead and lost in overtime to Northern Iowa 73-67. OU led 43-25 early in the second half after a layup by Rashard Odomes, but the Panthers went on a 34-11 run to take the lead, holding OU without a made field goal for more than 11 minutes. The Sooners trailed by three in the […]

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    Russell Westbrook inducted into Oklahoma Hall of Fame

    OKLAHOMA – Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame on Thursday night, with former NBA star Michael Jordan presenting him for induction. Hall is Fame life!!!! #whynot #oklahomahalloffame #thankful #blessed #wecanallbebetter pic.twitter.com/S5YFzfDZ2P — Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) November 18, 2016 Induction night! Russell Westbrook joining the #OklahomaHoF. pic.twitter.com/PCOEudAMT3 — OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) November 18, 2016 The whole team is here to support their point guard and his induction into the #OklahomaHoF #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/nX4h7eWfxV — […]

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    Sooners Break the Green Wave

    Oklahoma’s men’s basketball team had four players score in double figures, and the Sooners went on a 17-3 run to break the game open in the second half, on their way to an 89-70 win over Tulane on Thursday night at HP Fieldhouse in Orlando, Florida. Senior guard Jordan Woodard led all scorers with 22 points, with four 3-pointers, and added 7 assists and 6 rebounds. Rashard Odomes added 15 points, while Christian James had 12 and Khadeem Lattin 10. […]

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    Oklahoma State to Honor Plane Crash Victims

    Oklahoma State University will honor the four people associated with the Cowgirls basketball team that were killed in a plane crash in 2011 with a memorial. OSU announced the plans on Thursday, the fifth anniversary of the crash that killed head women’s basketball coach Kurt Budke, assistant coach Miranda Serna, and OSU supporters Paula and Olin Branstetter. “This memorial will be a lasting tribute to four wonderful individuals who touched the lives of so many. OSU will always ‘Remember the […]

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    Sooners Get Ready For Big Finish

    Oklahoma’s football team is two wins away from a 10th Big 12 championship, but they have two challenging games, visiting West Virginia on Saturday, November 19, then hosting Oklahoma State on December 3. We got a pretty good laugh at Monday’s press conference, a reporter’s phone went off to the tune of Jingle Bells. Coach Stoops had a reaction, and it was something along the lines of ‘Really right now? Isn’t it too early for the Christmas music?’ Well Stoops […]

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    Sooners, Chiefs React to the Death of Mike Winchester

    The  University of Oklahoma athletic department and the Kansas City Chiefs reacted to the death of former OU punter Mike Winchester, who was shot and killed at Will Rogers World Airport on Tuesday.    Three of Mike’s children followed in his footsteps as athletes for the Sooners. Daughter Carolyn played basketball from 2005 to 2009 and also competed on the track & field team. Son James was a deep snapper for the Sooner football team and is currently the deep […]

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    Dede Westbrook’s Rise to Stardom

    From humble beginnings to national recognition. But don’t be fooled, Dede Westbrook is just getting started.     “It means a lot to me, growing up in a small town you always dream big but at the end of the day, what are the odds. Coming into the season one of my goals was to be the best receiver in the country and to see that I’m one step closer to where I want to be is pretty impressive and I’m […]