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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    Thunder Rally, Then Spurs Respond to Beat OKC

    The Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from an 18-point deficit to take the lead against San Antonio Spurs, before the Spurs took control in the fourth quarter to win 108-94 on Tuesday night at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Thunder were down 14 after the first quarter and by 10 at halftime before San Antonio appeared to take over, taking a 64-46 lead. OKC responded with a 25-4 run, taking the lead on a layup by Russell Westbrook […]

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    Sooner Softball Team Tops Preseason Polls

    The University of Oklahoma softball team is a unanimous number one in both major preseason polls released on Tuesday, January 31. The reigning national champions got every first place vote in both the National Fastpitch Coaches Association/USA Today poll, as well as the ESPN/USA Softball poll. The Sooners collected all 32 first place votes in the NFCA poll and all 20 in the ESPN poll. Oklahoma won its third national championship last season with a young team that featured all […]

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    Signing Day Flashback: 2013 Football Signees for Sooners & Cowboys

    National Letter of Intent Signing Day is Wednesday, February 1, the day high school football players will sign on the dotted line for the college of their choice. How those signing classes turn out won’t be known for a few years. Each year, KFOR looks back at the signing classes for OU and OSU from four years before. The 2013 signing classes for the Sooners and Cowboys were very solid, and a big reason why both programs have been successful […]

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    Sooner Coach Faces Former Team in SEC/Big 12 Challenge

    Oklahoma men’s basketball coach Lon Kruger will face one of his former schools when the Sooners host Florida at 1:00 Saturday in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. Kruger coached at Florida from 1990 to 1996, leading the Gators to the Final Four in 1994. He even coached the Gators to a win over Oklahoma in the 1995 All-College Classic in the Myriad in Oklahoma City. Kruger’s team upset OU 76-72 in overtime on December 30, 1995.  

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    Cowboys to Remember The Ten Saturday

    Oklahoma State’s men’s basketball team will step out of conference play this Saturday when they host Arkansas in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge at 3:00 at Gallagher-Iba Arena. The game will be played one day after the 16th anniversary of the plane crash that killed 10 men associated with the Cowboys basketball program. OSU will honor them with a moment of silence before the game and the school will be presented with the proceeds from the annual “Remember the Ten” run. […]

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    Thunder React to Enes Kanter’s Injury

    Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter had surgery on Friday to repair a fractured right forearm he suffered on Thursday night. Kanter injured his arm slamming his hand down on a chair on the Thunder bench. The Thunder issued a statement saying they will re-evalauate Kanter’s injury in four weeks, but he’s expected to miss six to eight weeks with the injury. After the game on Thursday night, the Thunder players reacted to the loss of Kanter.  

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    Sooner Freshman Doolittle Learning to Shoot More

    Oklahoma freshman forward Kristian Doolittle is feeling more confident in his offensive game, but it took some prodding from his head coach to make it happen. Doolittle has been encouraged by head coach Lon Kruger to shoot more. It paid off on Monday night in a loss to Texas, as Doolittle scored a career high 29 points. Doolittle and the Sooners will host Florida on Saturday at 1:00 pm in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge.  

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    Report: Joe Mixon Did Not Receive First Round Draft Grade

    USA Today reported on Friday OU running back Joe Mixon did not receive a first round grade from the NFL’s college advisory committee, as he claimed in an interview shortly after declaring for the NFL Draft in early January. The report says Oklahoma never submitted Mixon for the draft grade, which evaluates players to help them determine if they want to turn pro early or stay in college. The report says Mixon’s attorney, Peter Schaffer, admits Mixon did not receive […]

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    Westbrook Leads Way To Win Over Dallas, Kanter Injured

    Russell Westbrook poured in 45 points, with 17 of those coming in the fourth quarter, to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 109-98 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City. The Thunder lost Enes Kanter to an injury during the game, and it didn’t even happen during game action. Westbrook didn’t get a triple double, and in fact, was only in double figures in one category, but his scoring was more than […]

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    OU to Name New Athletics Center After Blake Griffin

    The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents approved the naming of the new athletics center at the Lloyd Noble Center on Thursday. The facility will be named the Blake Griffin Performance Center, after the former Sooners star who donated a financial gift that is the largest by a former OU basketball player. The project will cost about $7 million, and construction will begin next month. The center will be built south of the current men’s and women’s practice gyms and […]

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    Cowboys Win Second Straight, Taking Down TCU

    Oklahoma State’s men’s basketball team won its second straight Big 12 game, going on a 16-4 run late to beat TCU 89-76 on Monday night at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater. The Cowboys were in a tight game with the Horned Frogs most of the way, and led 67-63 late in the second half when they went on the decisive run to seal the win. Jawun Evans led OSU with 27 points and 8 assists, while Jeffrey Carroll had 19 points […]