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Brian Brinkley is Oklahoma's NewsChannel 4's weekend sports anchor/reporter. Prior to his current position, Brian was a production assistant and intern at NewsChannel 4. He has also worked at WWLS radio and KGOU as a sports director/reporter.

Brian has received statewide attention for his reporting and anchoring. He 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
  • Thunder Lose Fourth Straight as Spurs Rout OKC at Home

    The San Antonio Spurs took control early,  never trailed and blew out the Oklahoma City Thunder 113-88 on Tuesday night at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City, winning their eighth straight game, and handing the Thunder their fourth straight defeat. Kawhi Leonard matched his career high with 26 points, scoring 12 of the first 21 Spurs points to help them to a 29-10 lead after the first quarter. The 10 points were the fewest in a quarter all season for the […]

  • Thunder Eye Pelicans, Playoff Race Tightens

    With five games left in the regular season, the Oklahoma  City Thunder are currently holding on to a half game lead over the New Orleans Pelicans for the 8th and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. OKC has lost three in a row, and are now tied with the Pelicans in the loss column, which is significant, because New Orleans has the tie-breaker over the Thunder due to winning three out of four from OKC in the season series. […]

  • Harden and Rockets Outlast Thunder

    Former Oklahoma City Thunder star James Harden scored 41 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 115-112 win over the Thunder on Easter Sunday at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City. Russell Westbrook had his 11th triple double of the season, with 40 points, 11 rebounds, and 13 assists. The Thunder started the game on a 10-3 run, but the Rockets responded by scoring 18 straight points and never trailed after that. They led by as many as 13 points, […]

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    Thunder Can’t Slow Down Mavs in Home Loss

    The Dallas Mavericks shot 62 percent from the field, and made key shots down the stretch in a 135-131 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City. The Thunder had three players score at least 30 points, but didn’t have enough defense to hold back the Mavs, as they lost to Dallas for the third time in four games this season. Anthony Morrow had a season high 32 points and made six three-pointers, […]

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    Russell Westbrook On Cover of Sports Illustrated

    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is on the cover of this week’s edition of Sports Illustrated. The article, written by Lee Jenkins, chronicles Westbrook’s rise from high school to the NBA, and analyzes his unmatched energy and competetiveness. The sub headline reads “The Athleticism of Lebron + The Drive of Kobe”. It’s the first time Westbrook has been featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated, and the seventh time the Thunder have been featured.  

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    OU’s Frank Booker to Transfer

    Oklahoma sophomore guard Frank Booker will transfer to another school at the end of the academic year, according to OU head coach Lon Kruger. The Augusta, Georgia, native averaged 5.1 points a game over his two seasons at OU. “I had a great experience here,” said Booker. “I appreciate Coach Kruger giving me the opportunity to come play basketball at OU. I’ve grown a lot since I’ve been here. It was a hard decision, but it simply came down to […]

  • Thunder Ready for Playoff Push With Short-Handed Roster

    With a less than capacity roster at their disposal, the Oklahoma City Thunder are gearing up for the stretch drive of the regular season. OKC has eight games in April, five of them at home, and six of the eight either having clinched a playoff spot or in contention for one. It starts Wednesday, April 1 at home vs. Dallas. While the Thunder are just trying to get into the playoffs, they still have a chance to catch the Mavericks […]

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    Thunder Stage Biggest Comeback Win Ever to Beat Phoenix

    The Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from a 20-point first half deficit to come from behind and beat the Phoenix Suns 109-97 on Sunday night at U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. It was OKC’s largest comeback since the Thunder moved to Oklahoma City, and keeps the Thunder two and a half games ahead of New Orleans for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Russell Westbrook led the Thunder with 33 points, and sparked the initial Thunder run, scoring the final 15 OKC points in […]

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    Thunder Wilt in Second Half, Lose at Utah

    The Oklahoma City Thunder started quickly, but then saw Utah rally in the second half to beat OKC 94-89 at Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Saturday night. OKC led by as many as 16 points in the second quarter, but Utah came back to cut the deficit to two at halftime, then built their own 13-point lead in the fourth quarter before holding on to win by five. Russell Westbrook led the Thunder with 37 points, […]

  • Sooner Season Ends With Loss To Spartans in Sweet 16

    Oklahoma’s men’s basketball team started hot from the field, then cooled off, losing a double digit lead before losing to Michigan State 62-58 in the NCAA East Regional semifinals in Syracuse, New York, on Friday night. The Spartans hit nine three-pointers, four each from Denzel Valentine and Travis Trice, who had 24 points and 18 points respectively, and had as many points, 27 as the entire Sooner team in the second half. OU made 8 of their first 11 shots, but […]

  • Sooners Get Ready for Sweet 16 Matchup With Spartans

    Oklahoma’s men’s basketball team will face Michigan State in the NCAA Tournament on Friday night at 9:07 central time in the East Regional semifinals in Syracuse, New York. The Sooners are in their first Sweet 16 since 2009, while the Spartans are in their fourth in a row. OU is the highest seed left in the East Region, but Michigan State is favored to win the game. Bob Barry, Jr. reports from Syracuse.