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 Make It Four Straight With Win Over Miami

    The Oklahoma City Thunder won their fourth straight game on Tuesday night, with Russell Westbrook tallying another triple-double to lead five OKC players in double figures to beat Miami 106-94 in Miami, Florida. Westbrook had 29 points, 17 rebounds, and 11 assists for his 15th triple-double of the year. Westbrook accomplished the triple-double in less than three quarters. OKC went on a 15-3 run to end the first quarter to take a 33-19 lead after one quarter, then grew the […]

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    Homecoming Closes College Career for One Cowboy

    Oklahoma State senior safety Jordan Sterns will close out his college career when the Cowboys face Colorado in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio on Thursday, December 29. For Sterns, it’s not just the finish of his career, but he gets to do it essentially at home. Sterns is from the San Antonio area, and he’s savoring every moment as it all unfolds.  

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    Mayfield Follows in Knight’s Footsteps in Sugar Bowl

    The last time Oklahoma played in the Sugar Bowl, Trevor Knight led the Sooners to a memorable upset of Alabama at the end of the 2013 season. Not long after that, Baker Mayfield transferred from Texas Tech to Oklahoma, knowing Knight appeared to be the future star at quarterback for OU. Mayfield says he was rooting for OU to win, but believed in himself as he joined the Sooners program and began to compete for the quarterback job.

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    Cowboys Spend Some Time With Dolphins Before Facing Buffaloes

    With the Alamo Bowl coming up on Thursday, December 29, Oklahoma State’s football team got to enjoy some time away from the practice field in San Antonio on Monday. The Cowboys and their opponent, the Colorado Buffaloes, both visited Sea World and got to help the dolphin trainers, as well as ride the Steel Eel roller coaster. It’s OSU’s first Alamo Bowl since 2010, which produced a recruiting boost with some of the current Cowboys from the state of Texas. […]

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    Bowl Practices Advance Younger Sooners

    Oklahoma’s football team travels to New Orleans on Tuesday, December 27, to begin their on site preparation for the Sugar Bowl on January 2 against Auburn. The extra practices required for a bowl game is a big help to younger players, who get a leg up heading into spring football with the opportunity to work with the more experienced players in bowl preparation.  

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    Sooners Face Challenge of Auburn in Sugar Bowl

    Oklahoma will play Auburn in the Sugar Bowl on January 2 in New Orleans. It will be the Sooners’ third appearance in the game under Bob Stoops, and the fourth Sugar Bowl Stoops has coached in, counting one as defensive coordinator at Florida. Stoops is familiar with the game, and has become familiar with the Auburn offense, which presents the OU defense with some challenges.  

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    OKC Thunder Release Statement on Death of Craig Sager

    The Oklahoma City Thunder issued a statement on Thursday responding to the death of long-time NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager. Sager died Thursday after a nearly three-year long battle with leukemia. Sager was 65. The Thunder statement read as follows: “As a broadcaster, Craig brought a brightness to our game that was unmatched, and as a person he showed us how to fight, how to have courage in the toughest of circumstances, all while putting smiles on the faces of […]

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    Mike Gundy On Not Signing Contract Extension

    Last summer, Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy agreed to a two-year contract extension to remain the Cowboys head coach. Neither OSU nor Gundy have signed that extension, however, and at his news conference on Thursday in Stillwater, Gundy was asked about why neither have signed off on the deal. OSU expects the contract to be signed after the Alamo Bowl on December 29 against Colorado.  

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    Mike Stoops Responds to College Football Playoff Committee

    Oklahoma didn’t make the College Football Playoff this year, settling for the Sugar Bowl on January 2 against Auburn. College Football Playoff committee chairman Kirby Hocutt said OU’s defense was a reason why the Sooners didn’t make the cut for the final four teams. On Thursday, OU defensive coordinator Mike Stoops responded to Hocutt, saying his statement was “uncalled for.”  

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    Flashback: Sooners Meet Auburn in 1972 Sugar Bowl

    Oklahoma’s football team will meet Auburn in the Sugar Bowl on January 2 at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. It will be just the second meeting ever between the two teams. They met after the 1971 regular season in the Sugar Bowl at Tulane Stadium. OU won 40-22, dominating the first half to take a 31-0 lead to halftime. Oklahoma quarterback Jack Mildren rushed for 149 yards on 30 carries and scored three touchdowns to win Sugar Bowl MVP […]

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    Thunder Cold Again As Hot Jazz Play Winning Tune

    The Oklahoma City Thunder never led and had their second straight cold shooting night as they lost to the Utah Jazz 109-89 on Wednesday night in Salt Lake City, Utah. Utah scored the first seven points of the game and built the lead to 19 in the second quarter. After OKC cut the margin to six in the third quarter, the Jazz responded by pulling away to win easily. Utah shot 58 percent from the field and were 13-for-23 from […]