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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 Sweep Big 12 Weekly Awards Again

    For the second straight week, Oklahoma swept the Big 12 men’s basketball weekly awards. OU freshman guard Trae Young was named the Big 12 Player of the Week. Young averaged 28.5 points and 17 assists, while shooting .579 from three-point range, in the Sooners’ two wins over Northwestern State of Louisiana and Northwestern. Young’s fellow freshman Brady Manek is the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week for the second week in a row. Manek averaged 16.5 points, 5 rebounds and […]

  • Thunder Unveil “City Edition” Uniforms

    The Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday unveiled their “City Edition” uniforms. The alternate uniforms are predominantly gray with “OKC” on the front. They will be worn for the first time on January 25 at home against Washington. The uniforms will go on sale to the public at 10:00 am on Wednesday, December 27.  

  • Sooners Arrive in Los Angeles for Rose Bowl Prep

    Oklahoma and Georgia’s football teams arrived in Los Angeles on Tuesday to begin their on-site preparation for the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day in Pasadena in the College Football Playoff semifinal. The Sooners and Bulldogs will go through their first official Rose Bowl news conference on Wednesday and begin practicing in southern California. For OU linebacker Caleb Kelly, the Rose Bowl trip is homecoming week for the California native.

  • Final Preparation for Cowboys in Camping World Bowl

    Oklahoma State is just a day away from the Camping World Bowl in Orlando, Florida, against Virginia Tech. The Cowboys and Hokies will face off at 4:15 on Thursday, December 28. With most of their preparation finished, OSU coaches are focusing on getting their players’ mentally ready to finish the season right.

  • OSU’s Loryn Goodwin Honored Nationally and By Big 12

    Oklahoma State guard Loryn Goodwin was honored both nationally and by the Big 12 on Tuesday. Goodwin was named the national player of the week by College Sports Madness and was also the Big 12 Player of the Week. Goodwin averaged 25 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals in the Cowgirls’ two wins over USC Upstate and Louisiana-Monroe. Goodwin and the Cowgirls open Big 12 play on Thursday, December 28, at Texas Tech.

  • Early Signing Day Nets Bevy of In-State Signees for OU and OSU

    In the first early signing day period for college football, both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State reeled in large classes with many in-state recruits. Oklahoma signed 17 players, six of them from Oklahoma. 14 of the 17 are rated as four-star recruits. Oklahoma State signed 23 players, seven of those from Oklahoma. The traditional signing day will take place on February 7, but neither Oklahoma school will have very many spots open to sign more players. Below are the complete signing […]

  • Thunder Start Fast, Cruise to Blowout Win Over Jazz

    The Oklahoma City Thunder got off to a fast start and never let up in a 107-79 win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City. OKC started the game on a 17-2 run and led 25-9 after the first quarter. The lead was 53-37 at halftime, and grew in the third quarter, building to 33 before winning by 28, the Thunder’s second largest win margin of the season behind the 32-point win over Chicago […]

  • Thunder Hold on to Beat 76ers in Triple Overtime in Philly

    The Oklahoma City Thunder nearly blew another double digit lead on the road, but held on to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 119-117 in three overtimes on Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Russell Westbrook had a triple-double, but had another poor shooting night, making just 10 of 33 shots from the field. Westbrook finished with 27 points, 18 rebounds, and 15 assists, the last of which was a feed to Andre Roberson to give OKC the […]

  • Sooners Supporting Rodney Anderson, Charges Not Filed Against Him

    Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley, in a news conference on Thursday prior to one in which the Cleveland County District Attorney’s office announced they would not file charges against OU running back Rodney Anderson, spoke about the Sooners supporting Anderson in the wake of sexual assault allegations made against him in early December. Later on Thursday, OU players were made available to the media, and expressed their support of Anderson, and pleasure at learning charges would not be filed against […]

  • Yankuba Sima Eligible for Cowboy Basketball Team

    Oklahoma State’s men’s basketball team will have St. John’s tranfer Yankuba Sima for their game against Florida State this weekend. OSU announced Thursday evening Sima is eligible to join the team and can play on Saturday when the Cowboys meet the Seminoles in Sunrise, Florida, at 1:00. Sima is a 6-11 center who transferred from St. John’s mid year last school year. After sitting out the required two semesters, he’s now eligible to play for OSU. Sima averaged 7.3 points […]

  • Cowboys Claim Three Academic All-America Honors

    Oklahoma State’s football team has three players who were named Academic All-America on Thursday. Both center Brad Lundblade and running back Justice Hill were named first team, and Cowboy back Britton Abbott was named second team. OSU’s three selections were more than any other Power 5 school. Oklahoma State has had 20 Academic All-Americans in their history in football, with five coming in the last five years.