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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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    Big game for Buddy as Sooners advance to Final Four

    Oklahoma senior guard Buddy Hield matched an OU NCAA Tournament record with 37 points and hit eight three-pointers to lead the Sooners past Oregon 80-68 in the West Regional Final at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, on Saturday, March 26. The win clinched OU’s fifth Final Four appearance and first since 2002. The Sooners never trailed in the game, and made 9 of 14 shots from three point range in the first half to build a 19-point lead, and then took […]

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    Sooner Women Get Set For Big Dance

    The Oklahoma women’s basketball team practiced at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky, on Friday, March 18, a day before they open play in the NCAA Tournament in the Lexington Region. The Sooners are the #6 seed and will play the #11 seed Purdue on Saturday, March 19, at 12:30 central time. OU is making its 17th straight tournament appearance. Purdue is back in the Big Dance after a losing season last year. The Sooners have a history of success against […]

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    OU’s Buddy Hield On Cover of Sports Illustrated

    Oklahoma star guard Buddy Hield is on one of four Sports Illustrated covers previewing the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. Hield and the Sooners are the #2 seed in the West Region and will play their first round game in the tournament at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City against Cal State-Bakersfield on Friday at 3:00 pm. Hield is the first OU basketball player to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated since Blake Griffin in March of 2009. Griffin graced […]

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    Thunder Scorch the Blazers In Rout at Home

    The Oklahoma City Thunder may have played their best game of the season in routing Portland 128-94 on Monday night, March 14, at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City. OKC trailed 22-16 late in the first quarter when they went on an 18-0 run to take control of the game. The Thunder shot 68 percent from the field in the second quarter to take a 66-42 lead to halftime. The lead grew in the second half, getting to 40 at one […]

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    OU and OSU Women’s Teams Headed to Big Dance

    Both the Oklahoma and Oklahoma State’s women’s basketball teams are headed to the NCAA Tournament, it was announced on Monday, March 14. Oklahoma is the #6 seed in the Lexington region, and will play #11 seed Purdue on Saturday, March 19, at 12:30 pm, in Lexington, Kentucky If OU wins that game, they will play on Monday against the winner of  Saturday’s game between the host team, #3 seed Kentucky, and UNC-Asheville. If Oklahoma wins twice in Lexington, they’ll advance […]

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    Former OU AD, Big 12 Administrator Donnie Duncan Dies at 75

    Former OU assistant coach, Iowa State head coach, OU athletic director, and Big 12 administrator Donnie Duncan has died at age 75. Duncan died in his sleep Saturday night in Dallas after a long battle with cancer. Duncan was an assistant under Barry Switzer at OU from 1973 to ’78, then after becoming the head coach at Iowa State and running the Sun and Gator Bowls, Duncan returned to Oklahoma to become the athletic director from 1986 to ’96. From […]

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    Sooners Staying Close To Home For First Weekend of NCAA Tournament

    Oklahoma’s men’s basketball team is staying close to home to begin the NCAA Tournament. On Sunday, March 13, the field of 68 was revealed, and the Sooners will be playing at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City on Friday, March 18, at 3:00 pm against Cal State-Bakersfield. If the Sooners win, they will play the second round on Sunday against the winner of the Oregon State-Virginia Commonwealth game. If Oklahoma wins twice in Oklahoma City, they will advance to the West […]

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    Thunder lose fourth quarter lead again in loss at San Antonio

    For the 12th time this season, a mark that leads the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder lost a game they led going into the fourth quarter, falling at San Antonio 93-85 on Saturday night, March 12, at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. It was the Spurs’ 41st straight win at home, the third longest streak in NBA history, and improved San Antonio to 32-0 at home this year. Kawhi Leonard led all scorers with 26 points, including a […]

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    High School State Championship Game Scores

    There are 10 high school basketball state championship games on the schedule for Saturday, March 12. Here are the final results and schedule for all 10 games:   Class 6A Boys (Mabee Center, Tulsa) Putnam City West 67, Norman North 66 Patriots win first state title in boys basketball, first in any sport since 1983.   Class 6A Girls (Mabee Center, Tulsa) Midwest City 45, Owasso 40 Bombers win second state title in the last seven years, third overall.   […]

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    Buddy’s Shot A Split Second Late as Sooners Lose in Big 12 Tourney

    A long three pointer by Buddy Hield that would have won the game against West Virginia in the semifinals of the Big 12 Tournament was ruled just a split second too late on replay review and the Sooners lost to the Mountaineers 69-67, on Friday night, March 11, at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. The waved off basket negated a 17-3 Sooner run late in the second half after OU fell behind by 12 points and appeared to […]

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    Buddy Hield Leads Sooners to Big 12 Semifinals

    Oklahoma senior guard Buddy Hield scored 39 points to lead the Sooners to a 79-76 win over Iowa State in the Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals on Thursday night, March 10, at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Hield set a school Big 12 Tournament record and scored the second most points ever in a tournament game to lead OU to just their second conference tourney win under head coach Lon Kruger. Hield virtually carried the Sooners in the first […]