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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
  • Sooners Drop Out of Polls, Cowgirls Stay in Top 25

    Oklahoma’s men’s basketball team dropped out of both major polls on Monday, while Oklahoma State’s women’s team stayed in the top 25 just barely. After their fifth straight loss, the Sooners fell out of the top 25 in both the Associated Press and the coaches polls. OU did get one vote in each poll. The Cowgirls dropped four spots from 21 to 25 in the AP poll, after back-to-back losses at home to Baylor and Texas. Oklahoma received three points […]

  • Thunder Hold On to Beat Memphis

    The Oklahoma City Thunder built a 20-point lead, then held off a late run by Memphis to beat the Grizzlies 121-114 on Wednesday night at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee. Memphis shot better from the field, three-point range, and the free throw line, plus outrebounded the Thunder, but OKC broke a franchise record with 17 made three-pointers and still shot 49 percent overall from the field. The Thunder led by 20 at halftime, then held on after Memphis cut […]

  • Cowboys Lose Third Straight at Home, Falling to K-State

    Kansas State went on a 19-4 run to end the first half, and went on to beat Oklahoma State 82-72 on Wednesday night at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater. The Wildcats made their final eight shots of the first half and finished the game shooting 55 percent from the field, while the Cowboys shot just 42 percent. K-State led 37-20 at halftime and built the lead to 20 early in the second half, and held off several OSU runs to hand […]

  • Sooners’ Road Woes Continue With Loss at Texas Tech

    Oklahoma’s Trae Young struggled with his perimeter shot in the city where he was born, and 7th-ranked Texas Tech beat #23 Oklahoma 88-78 on Tuesday night at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas. Young finished 0-for-9 from three-point range,  and was 4-for-16 from the field, finishing with 19 points while making all 11 free throw attempts. The Sooners led by one at halftime 37-36, but fell behind in the second half by as many as 10 points and were playing […]

  • Thunder Get Stars Back, But Lose at Home to Cleveland

    The Oklahoma City Thunder welcomed back Russell Westbrook and  Carmelo Anthony back from ankle injuries, but couldn’t keep up with LeBron James and the new look Cleveland Cavaliers, losing 120-112 on Tuesday night at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City. Cleveland’s bench outscored OKC’s 51-20, as the  Cavs led most of the game, and held off several Thunder runs throughout the second half. James had 37 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists and was one of six Cavs in double figure […]

  • Paul George Unveils “Super Buddy”

    When Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George was just six years old, his mother suffered a stroke. That traumatic situation is what is motivating George to unveil his “Super Buddy” doll. The Paul George Foundation announced the “Super Buddy” on Sunday night, and the foundation will donate 700 “Super Buddy” dolls to EMSA, that will be stocked in more than 90 ambulances in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa area. The dolls will be given to children in emergency situations to […]

  • OSU’s Kaylee Jensen Wins Big 12 Weekly Honor

    Oklahoma State center Kaylee Jensen was named the Big 12 Player of the Week on Monday. Jensen averaged 28.5 points and 14 rebounds in two wins at TCU and Iowa State last week. Jensen had a career high 35 points in the win over the Cyclones on Saturday.    

  • Sooners Slip Again in Polls, Cowgirls Move Up

    Oklahoma’s men’s basketball team dropped in both major polls out Monday after losing their third straight game. The Sooners fell to #23 in both the Associated Press and coaches polls, down six spots in the AP poll and five spots in the coaches poll. Oklahoma State’s women’s basketball team moved up one spot in the AP poll to #21 after wins at TCU and Iowa State.  

  • Tribute to a Legend at Millwood and Edlam Highlight High School Hoops

    With the playoffs starting in small schools, and coming up in a week and two weeks for the larger schools, high school basketball is coming up on the most important time of the season. At Millwood, long-time coach Varyl Franklin coached his final regular season home game on Friday night, as the Falcons hosted rival  Douglass. Franklin has coached for 45 years at Millwood, 40 as head coach, with 13 state championships. Many of his former players came back to […]

  • Without Russ and Melo, Thunder Lose at Lakers

    With both Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony out with sprained ankles, the Oklahoma City Thunder lost 106-81 to the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. OKC got off to quick start behind Paul George, who had 29 points and hit five 3-pointers. The Thunder led by as many as nine points in the first quarter, then the Lakers started to heat up, and by the end of the quarter, led 30-27. L.A. never […]

  • Second National Signing Day Finishes Off OU, OSU Classes

    Oklahoma and Oklahoma State both finished off their 2018 signing classes on Wednesday, the second national signing day of the off season. Oklahoma signed three scholarship players and two preferred walk-ons, the twin sons of former OU head coach Bob Stoops. Drake and Isaac Stoops both had scholarship offers, but decided to walk on instead for the Sooners, where their father led the program for 18 seasons. The Stoops twins played wide receiver and defensive back at Norman North. OU’s […]