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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
  • Sooner Women Headed to Seattle as #6 Seed in NCAA Tournament, Could Return to OKC

    Oklahoma’s women’s basketball team earned a #6 seed for the NCAA Tournament and will play #11 seed Gonzaga in the first round of the tournament on Saturday at 5:30 pm central time in Seattle, Washington. If the Sooners win, they will  play the winner of the host team, #3 seed Washington vs. #14 seed Montana State, on Monday. If Oklahoma is able to win two games in Seattle, they would qualify for the regional, which will be played at Chesapeake […]

  • State Championship Saturday in High School Hoops

    Ten state championships were decided on Saturday in high school basketball in Oklahoma. Classes 2A through 6A boys and girls titles were on the line in both Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Classes 2A through 4A played their championship games at State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City, while the Mabee Center in Tulsa hosted the Class 5A and 6A state title games.  

  • Class 2A-6A Boys and Girls State Tournament Scoreboard

    CLASS 6A GIRLS Thursday Quarterfinals at Tulsa Memorial H.S. Sand Springs 42, Mustang 24 Deer Creek 49, Tulsa Washington 42 Edmond Santa Fe 58, Ponca City 43 Choctaw 63, Putnam City West 58 Friday Semifinals at Mabee Center Deer Creek 64, Sand Springs 54 Choctaw 42, Edmond Santa Fe 40 Saturday Championship Game at Mabee Center Choctaw 52, Deer Creek 36 (Choctaw wins fourth state title, first since 1995.   OU signee Ana Llanusa leads Yellow Jackets with 26 points.) […]

  • Balanced Thunder Beat Jazz for Second Straight Win

    The Oklahoma City Thunder had five players score in double figures and got another triple-double from Russell Westbrook to beat the Utah Jazz 112-104 on Saturday afternoon at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City. Westbrook had 33 points, 11 rebounds, and 14 assists to lead OKC. It was his 32nd triple-double of the year, passing Wilt Chamberlain for the second most in a single season in NBA history, behind Oscar Robertson’s record of 41. Westbrook had plenty of help, with Victor […]

  • Sooners Stay Positive Despite Tough Season

    Oklahoma’s men’s basketball team suffered through an 11-20 season this year, setting a school record for losses. The Sooners have a bright future with a lot of young talent returning and the boost from incoming freshman Trae Young of Norman North. They also have a very positive, upbeat coach who kept his team’s spirits up and attitude good despite a rough season.  

  • Title Game Spot on the Line in State Semifinals

    A berth in the state championship game was on the line in ten state tournament semifinal games on Friday. Five classes of boys and girls are playing their state tournaments this weekend in classes 2A through 6A. The semifinal winners will play on Saturday for the state championship.

  • Cowboys Looking Forward to NCAA Bid

    Oklahoma State’s men’s basketball team had a short stay in the Big 12 Tournament, losing to Iowa State in the quarterfinals on Thursday in Kansas City. There is plenty more basketball left for the Cowboys, however. OSU is expected to get a bid to the NCAA Tournament when selections are announced on Sunday, March 12.  

  • Video: Police release video of OU’s Baker Mayfield being arrested in Arkansas

    Arkansas Police release the video showing OU quarterback Baker Mayfield being arrested in Arkansas in February. You may remember, Mayfield was arrested for public intoxication, disorderly conduct, and fleeing and resisting arrest in the early morning of February 25. According to the Fayetteville District Court report, Mayfield stated he was trying to break up an altercation and the police officer asked him to stay so he could take a statement for his report. Mayfield reportedly was yelling profanities and causing […]

  • Dash Cam Video Released of Baker Mayfield Arrest

    The Fayetteville, Arkansas, police department released dash cam video on Friday of the arrest of Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield on February 25. The video shows the arrest of Mayfield for public intoxication, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest in the early morning hours of Feb. 25. In the grainy, night-time video,  you can see Mayfield attempt to run from police officers, before quickly being tackled and handcuffed.      

  • Cowboys Can’t Keep Up With Cyclones in Big 12 Tournament

    Oklahoma State’s men’s basketball team couldn’t keep up with the high scoring offense of Iowa State and lost 92-83 to the Cyclones in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament on Thursday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Iowa State took the lead less than five minutes into the game and never gave it up, taking a 12-point lead at one point in the first half and leading by as many as 15 in the second half. The […]

  • Former MLB Star Joe Carter Honored by Millwood

    Former Major League Baseball star Joe Carter was back in his hometown of Oklahoma City on Monday, honored by his alma mater, Millwood High School. Millwood dedicated their new baseball stadium, naming it Joe Carter Field, after their most famous former athlete. Carter was a four-sport star at Millwood in the 1970s, and went on to a college career at Wichita State, before spending 16 seasons in the big leagues from 1983 to 1998. Carter’s most famous moment came in […]