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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
  • OSU-Tulsa Football Series Gets Nickname

    Oklahoma State’s football team opens the 2017 season against Tulsa, and now the in-state rivalry has a nickname. On Monday it was announced the OSU-Tulsa football series will be known as the Bank of Oklahoma Turnpike Classic. The Cowboys and Golden Hurricane will meet in Stillwater in the season opener for both teams on August 31. “We’re thrilled to support this historic and exciting series between two of the state’s top college football programs,” said Pat Piper, executive vice president […]

  • Sooners Prepare For New Era Under Riley

    Oklahoma’s football team begins preseason practice on Monday, July 31, and it will be with a new head coach in Lincoln Riley. OU also has a new assistant head coach in Ruffin McNeill, who coached with Riley at Texas Tech, and was head coach at East Carolina, when Riley was offensive coordinator. The Sooner defense is once again being led by defensive coordinator Mike Stoops, who thinks his unit needs a lot of improvement.  

  • Cowboys Get Ready for Preseason Practice

    Oklahoma State’s football team gets preseason pratice started on Sunday night. The Cowboys have high hopes due to a wealth of talent returning on offense, plus a key transfer from LSU in receiver Tyron Johnson. On defense, young players like former Edmond Santa Fe linebacker Calvin Bundage are expected to step up and make larger contributions.    

  • Cowboy Coaches Talk Season at Annual Golf Event

    Oklahoma State’s football team will begin practice on Sunday, July 30, but first took some time to play a little golf at the annual media event at Karsten Creek in Stillwater. The assistant coaches were available for interviews, and were asked about OSU punter Zach Sinor’s mock campaign for the Heisman Trophy. The Cowboys offense returns a wealth of talent and it’s a big reason why OSU is picked by the media to finish second in the Big 12.  

  • Thunder Reveal New Nike Uniforms

    The Oklahoma City Thunder unveiled their new uniforms on Wednesday, with no major changes in their main home and away uniforms The new uniforms are made by Nike, the new maker of all NBA team uniforms. The Thunder’s are essentially the same, except for an “OKC” on the front of the belt line, and the familiar Nike “swoosh” on the front of the jersey. The home and away uniforms are officially called the Association and Icon editions. OKC plans to […]

  • Sooner Assistants Look to the Future Under New Head Coach

    Wednesday was the Oklahoma football team’s annual media golf day, and several Sooner assistant coaches spoke with the media about the upcoming season. One of them is Ruffin McNeill, the newest member of the OU coaching staff, who is the assistant head coach. McNeill was the head coach at East Carolina when new OU head coach Lincoln Riley was the Pirates’ offensive coordinator. For defensive coordinator Mike Stoops, his brother Bob is no longer the head coach, with Riley at […]

  • Cowboys At Big 12 Football Media Days

    The second and final day of Big 12 Football Media Days in Frisco, Texas, featured Oklahoma State among the five teams in attendance. OSU head coach Mike Gundy talks about his mullet, and Texas coach Tom Herman talks about kissing, yes kissing. OSU punter Zach Sinor is putting on a mock Heisman Trophy campaign as well, that’s amusing his teammates and coaches. OSU quarterback Mason Rudoplph and wide receiver James Washington both decided to return to the Cowboys for their […]

  • Report: Thunder Agree to Deal With Nick Collison

    A report from Yahoo Sports on Friday indicates the Oklahoma City Thunder have reached agreement with veteran forward Nick Collison. It’s a one-year contract according to the report and Collison will make the 2017-18 season his final season in the NBA, completing a 15-year career all with the same franchise. Collison was drafted out of Kansas in 2003 by the Seattle Supersonics and stayed with the team until their move to OKC in 2008.  

  • Oklahoma Baptist University Approved for NCAA Sports

    Oklahoma Baptist University announced Friday the school has been approved for full membership by the NCAA. It’s been a three-year process for OBU to make the transition from NAIA to NCAA Division II. The Bison will now be eligible to compete in conference and NCAA postseason events, with full membership effective September 1. “Getting the news that OBU has made it through the NCAA Division II membership process and has been accepted as a full member of the division is […]

  • Sooners Picked by Media to Win Big 12

    Oklahoma is the pick by the media to win the Big 12 football championship this season. The Big 12 preseason media poll was released on Thursday, with the Sooners picked to win and Oklahoma State picked to finish second. OU has won 10 Big 12 championships in the last 17 seasons. This season the Big 12 championship game returns, set for the first weekend in December in Arlington, Texas. The game will feature the top two finishers in the Big […]

  • Paul George Gets Big OKC Welcome

    New Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George got a big Oklahoma welcome at a party in downtown OKC on Wednesday, then faced the media at his first news conference as a member of the Thunder. Several hundred Thunder fans attended a by-invitation only event at the Jones Assembly, where George spoke for a few minute in a question-and-answer session before answering the media’s questions. George was impressed with the Oklahoma welcome and says he already feels like an Oklahoman. George […]