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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
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    Cougars Upset Sooners in Season Opener

    Oklahoma’s football team opened the 2016 season at NRG Stadium in Houston against the University of Houston, and were upset 33-23, with Houston outplaying the Sooners in every phase. Houston kicker Ty Cummings kicked four field goals, including one as time expired in the first half, to give the Cougars the lead. The Sooners got the ball first and went 79 yards in 8 plays, with Joe Mixon zipping to a 32-yard touchdown to cap the drive and give OU […]

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    Friday Night Heroes, Week 1

    Week 1 of the Friday Night Heroes featured a lot of rivalry games as usual in high school football. KFOR covered eight games around the metro area. Here are the results from Week 1: Edmond Santa Fe 10, Edmond North 3 Del City 28, McGuinness 13 Heritage Hall 45, John Marshall 38 Westmoore 51, Moore 41 Mustang 42, Yukon 20 Putnam City 16, Putnam City North 7 Carl Albert 56, Lawton 41 Jones 42, Lincoln Christian 6  

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    Week 1 of High School Football Kicks Off

    Week 1 of the high school football season kicked off on Thursday, September 1, with a handful of games in the metro area, including a big rivalry on the south side of the metro. The “Crosstown Clash” between Norman and Norman North was played at Owen Field, with North routing their rivals 58-0. Millwood was a big winner over rival Star-Spencer, 64-0. Putnam City West won at home over Duncan, 43-14.  

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    Mike Gundy: He’s a Man and He Has An App

    Oklahoma State’s football team kicks off the season September 3 when they host Southeastern Louisiana. As has become custom in recent years, the Cowboys held their first weekly  news conference a week a  half before the opener. Head coach Mike Gundy has been getting a lot of attention this offseason for his so-called “mullet” hairdo, but now he’ll get attention for something else. Gundy introduced his own mobile app, with all kinds of information about OSU football, including just maybe, […]

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    OK Sports Headliners Banquet Honors Hoopsters

    The 40th annual March of Dimes Oklahoma Sports Headliners Banquet was held Thursday night, August 25, honoring teams and individuals from across the state. The co-Headliners of the Year were OKC Thunder guard Russell Westbrook and former Sooner guard Buddy Hield, with Hield’s former OU coach Lon Kruger the winner of the Headliner Special Award.  

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    James Washington Takes On a New Role for the Cowboys

    Oklahoma State wide receiver James Washington made a name for himself last season as one of the top big play threats in the Big 12. He’ll be the top target of quarterback Mason Rudolph this year, but he’s added more to his role, as he has become more of a vocal leader. Nikki Kay reports.  

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    Ed Sheakley Removed as Executive Director of High School Organization

    The governing Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Secondary  Schools Activities Association removed Ed Sheakley as its executive director on Wednesday, August 24. Sheakley will remain with the organization as a senior advisor until January 13, 2017, in order to assist with the transition to a new executive director. Sheakley was under contract until the end of June 2017, but the board voted to remove him from the position. Sheakley had been executive director for seven years, and presided over […]

  • Rodney Anderson

    Sooner Running Back Out for Season

    Oklahoma head football coach Bob Stoops announced Friday, August 19, redshirt freshman running back Rodney Anderson will miss the entire season after suffering a neck injury in an intrasquad scrimmage the day before. “I hate it for Rodney,” said Stoops. “It didn’t appear to be much of an injury at the time and there’s no paralysis or anything like that. But we found out this afternoon that he will be out for the year. Rodney is a strong guy and […]

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    Report: OSU Getting LSU Transfer WR

    A report in the New Orleans Times-Picayune says LSU wide receiver Tyron Johnson will transfer to Oklahoma State. Johnson played his freshman season last year at LSU, catching 9 passes for 150 yards and 2 touchdowns. Johnson was highly recruited out of high school in New Orleans, ranked as high as the #2 receiver in the nation. He will have to sit out a season as a transfer, then be eligible to play at OSU in 2017.    

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    Flashback: Silver Medalist Will Claye as a Sooner in 2009

    On Tuesday, August 16, former Sooner Will Claye won the silver medal in the triple jump at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was his second straight silver medal in the event. KFOR searched its archives and found a feature on Claye from 2009, when he was a freshman at OU. He went on to win the triple jump that year in the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.  

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    New Class and New Coach for Deer Creek Football

    Deer Creek is beginning a new era in football this season. The Antlers are playing in Class 6A for the first time, and they’re making the leap upwards with a new head coach, Jay Wilkinson.