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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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    Thunder Fans Admire Steven Adams Mural

    Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams now a larger than life likeness on the side of a building in downtown OKC. New Zealand artist Graham Hoete spray painted the mural earlier this week in honor of his fellow countryman. On Wednesday night, June 15, he invited Thunder fans to come out and take a picture in front of the mural.  

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    Cowboys Are On to Omaha After Super Regional Win

    Oklahoma State’s baseball team beat South Carolina 3-1 to win the Columbia Super Regional 2-0 and advance to the College World Series for the first time since 1999. OSU starting pitcher Tyler Buffett threw seven innings and gave up just one run. The Cowboys scored all three of their runs in the 5th inning. A squeeze bunt by Corey Hassel got home the first run, then an RBI single from Donnie Walton made it 2-0. A throwing error by the […]

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    Teammate Remembers Former OSU Guard Brooks Thompson

    Former Oklahoma State guard Brooks Thompson died on Thursday, June 9, at the age of 45 after battling double organ failure for the last two months. On Friday, KFOR spoke with one of Thompson’s former Cowboy teammates, Bryndon Manzer, about his friend and his memories of Brooks.  

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    Sooners Celebrate Softball National Championship

    Oklahoma’s softball team had a public celebration with fans on Friday night, June 10, at Marita Hynes Field in Norman. The Sooners celebrated their third national championship won on Wednesday with a 2-1 victory over Auburn in the Women’s College World Series. OU head coach Patty Gasso spoke about how nobody expected the Sooners to win it all this year, but the team believed and the fans supported them all the way.  

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    Russell Westbrook Decides to Skip Summer Olympics

    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has decided not to play in the Summer Olympics this year in Brazil. The Thunder issued this statement today, with a quote from Westbrook: “After speaking with my family, I have decided to not participate in this year’s Olympics. This was not an easy decision, as representing my country at the World Championships in 2010 and the Olympics in 2012 were career highlights for me. I look forward to future opportunities as a member […]

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    Former OSU Guard Brooks Thompson Dies at Age 45

    Former Oklahoma State guard Brooks Thompson died on Thursday at the age of 45. Thompson was diagnosed with double organ failure in April and had been in the hospital for most of the last two months fighting for his life. Thompson played at OSU from 1992 to ’94, before going on to play in the NBA for four seasons. After his playing career, Thompson got into coaching, spending a couple of seasons on the Cowboys’ staff before going to the […]

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    Reports: Adrian Griffin to Join OKC Thunder Staff

    There are multiple reports the Oklahoma City Thunder will hire Adrian Griffin as an assistant coach to fill the spot vacated by Monty Williams. Griffin has been an NBA assistant coach since 2008 with three different teams, first with Milwaukee, then Chicago, and last season with the Orlando Magic. Griffin is a native of Wichita, Kansas, and played collegiately at Seton Hall. He played nine years in the NBA with Boston, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, and Seattle. Monty Williams is no […]

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    Sooner softball team beats Auburn for third National Championship

    OKLAHOMA CITY- Oklahoma’s softball team beat Auburn 2-1 in Game 3 of the Women’s College World Series Finals. OU took the series 2-1 winning their third national championship on Wednesday night at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium. Starting pitcher Paige Parker, who was named the WCWS Most Outstanding Player, gave up five hits and struck out five to win her 27th straight start. As a team OU won 32 of their last 33 games, the only loss coming in Game 2 of the […]

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    Bob Stoops Reacts to Big 12 Transfer Rule

    The Sooner Caravan made its annual Tulsa stop on Tuesday night, June 7, and OU head football coach Bob Stoops met the media for the first since the Big 12 meetings last week, which produced several interesting decisions. One was the Big 12 voting to allow walk-ons who transfer to not lose a year of eligibility, which affects OU quarterback Baker Mayfield. Stoops addressed that decision, saying it’s the right thing to do and he was optimistic the rule would […]

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    Auburn Grand Slam Evens WCWS Finals With Sooners

    Auburn’s Emily Carasone hit a grand slam in the bottom of the 8th inning to give the Tigers an 11-7 win over Oklahoma in Game 2 of the Women’s College World Series Finals on Tuesday night, June 7, at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, tying the series at one game each. The home run capped a comeback from seven runs down, equaling the greatest comeback in WCWS history. Oklahoma took a 7-0 lead on the Tigers, scoring […]

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    Cowboys Staying in South Carolina For Super Regional

    Oklahoma State’s baseball team will be playing in the state of South Carolina for the second straight weekend in the NCAA Tournament. With South Carolina beating UNC-Wilmington on Tuesday, June 7, the Gamecocks will host OSU in the super regional this weekend. The Cowboys won the NCAA regional in Clemson last weekend, taking three straight games, including two against the host Tigers. OSU ended up just staying in South Carolina after the regional, just in case they would need to […]