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Dylan Buckingham is a Sports Photojournalist/Reporter for Oklahoma’s NewsChannel 4. He was born and bred right here in Oklahoma and is living his dream everyday covering sports in the state where he grew up. Originally from Tulsa, he joins us from Amarillo, Texas where he was the weekend sports anchor at KFDA-TV and co-host of the radio show “Sports 360.”

Dylan is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma with a degree in Communications. During his time as a Broncho, Dylan served as sports director for KUCO-TV, host of “The Huddle” and earned awards for best Sports Story and best TV/Magazine Show for his work on “The Huddle.”

When not at work you can find him spending time with his beautiful wife, Emily and their dog, Piper. He also enjoys spending time with his friends and family. If you have a story you feel needs to be told, you can e-mail him at Dylan.Buckingham@kfor.com.

You can follow Dylan on twitter at http://twitter.com/DylanBuckingham

Life Goal – To be a good dad to some great kiddos

Play any sports/Favorite Sport – I played just about everything growing up. Basketball is my favorite to play, football is my favorite to watch.

Favorite TV Show – Any sport on TV, SportsCenter, Entourage, How I Met Your Mother, Arrested Development

Favorite Car – My first, a 1993 Eddie Bauer Ford Bronco. It was awesome. In fact, I’m positive its why my wife married me…

Happiest moment in my life was – the day I got married

4 notable persons you’d invite to dinner – Jesus Christ, Vince Lombardi, Brad Nessler and Abraham Lincoln

Favorite food – Cheeseburgers of any sort or Subway.

I have a pet – 2 dogs. A Shih-Tzu named Piper and a Golden Retriever named Lambeau.

Knew you wanted to be a reporter when – I was 13 and realized I would never play sports professionally.

Best movie of all time – Forrest Gump

Hardest part of my job – My crazy hours

Favorite holiday – Christmas

School fight song – You can’t go wrong with any college fight song

People are surprised when I tell them – I took drum lessons from Eric Clapton’s old drummer (Jamie Oldaker) and I used to live in Boston when I was little.

I like to listen to – Any type of rock music or sports talk.

Favorite Book – Of Mice and Men

I’d jump at the chance to – do voice-over work in a cartoon or host a game show. Both of those things would be amazing to do.

Best part of the day – when the day is done and we’ve had three successful sportscasts.

Favorite place to be other than home & work – At any family member’s house or hanging out with friends.

Anything else you want viewers to know about you – I’m a ridiculously large sports fan, my TV is always on ESPN and my favorite professional sports teams are the Packers, Celtics, Red Sox and Bruins!


Recent Articles
  • Great State: After More That a Year The Springs Return to Life in Sulphur

    SULPHUR, OKLAHOMA — The Chickasaw National Recreation Area finally looks like it’s supposed to. Water comes right out of the ground at Antelope Springs. The old basin at nearby Buffalo Springs is full of clear, blue water. It’s hard to imagine now, that all this was bone dry up to the end of April. “It’s come up a lot in just a week,” says Superintendent Bill Wright. “The running water sounds great.” Wright and Ron Parker are taking regular walks […]

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    OCU Basketball Player Overcomes Tragedy for the Game He Loves

    It’s a cold, snowy night outside Abe Lemons Arena. Inside, nothing but warmth and love for Gary Inglett who is closing out a basketball career that’s been his rock through his life’s darkest times… Gary Inglett says I’m excited because I’ve accomplished it. Nobody thought I would, but I’ve come this far. Inglett has always loved the game. His number one fan…his dad Joe. Roy Inglett (Gary’s grandfather) says his dad told him that he wanted him to be a […]

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    Pitcher Sets Odd Record in Dodgers Win

    It was a weird night from the start. Dodgers infielder Darnell Sweeny lost his bat on a swing that went 7 rows deep in the stands. A fan was hit, but was ok and even got to take home the bat. And just like Sweeny, New Orleans lost control and it cost them the game. Literally. In the first inning, Zeyphers pitcher Pat Misch beamed Darnell Sweeny, Austin Barnes, Buck Britton, Chris Heisey all in a row which scored a […]

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    Reports: Billy Donovan to be named new Thunder Head Coach

    Numerous reports from ESPN and Yahoo say that University of Florida head coach Billy Donovan will be named Thunder head coach as early as Thursday. ESPN’s Marc Stein says that Donovan could be in OKC as soon as Thursday. Donovan has spent the last 19 years as Gators head coach leading the program to back to back national titles in 2006 and 2007. He’s been wildly successful at the NCAA level. He’s appeared in 4 Final Four’s, won 72% of […]

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    Thunder Lose Game and Possibly Westbrook

    The Indiana Pacers put a major dent in Oklahoma City’s chances of making the NBA Playoffs with a 116-104 win. Russell Westbrook did everything in his power to keep the Thunder alive. He dropped a career high 54 points, added 9 rebounds and 8 assists. That ties Kevin Durant’s franchise mark of 54 points for most points in a game. However, Westbrook picked up his 16th technical foul of the season in the 4th quarter. That means he faces a one […]

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    Kevin Durant Returns; Thunder Preview Rockets

    Kevin Durant returned to the practrice floor for the Thunder, but not in the way you might think. KD showed up at practice Saturday on a motorized scooter after undergoing a bone graft procedure in New York earlier this week. Scott Brooks said it was good to see KD back just by bringing his spirit. Meanwhile, Steven Adams called the MVP’s scooter “cute.” Adams also made mention that he isn’t impressed with what James Harden and the Houston Rockets are doing. […]

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    OU preparing for Dayton with Sweet 16 aspirations

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Lon Kruger and the Oklahoma Sooners held their final media appearance before their showdown with Dayton on Sunday. The Flyers are playing a virtual home game against the Sooners. Their campus is just 70 miles away from the city of Columbus. Dayton head coach Archie Miller said, “It’s hard for me to be negative about being here. It’s hard for me to apologize for making the tournament. It’s hard for me to apologize to our guys getting […]

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    Oklahoma ready for NCAA tournament showdown

    COLUMBUS, Ohio –The Oklahoma Sooners have arrived for their second round showdown with Albany, Friday at 6:30 local time. Oklahoma has had a lot of free time on their hands since hitting the Buckeye state. They had Wednesday evening off to take in the sites and sounds of the city. On Thursday, the Sooners held an hour and fifteen minute practice at Ohio State which was closed to the media and public. Following that, the Sooners came to Nationwide arena […]

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    KD Still Out; Westbrook May Play Against 76ers

    Another day, another injury report for the Oklahoma City Thunder. However, it appears that OKC’s star power continues to inch closer to returning. After missing a single game against the Lakers, Russell Westbrook will likely play tomorrow against the Philadelphia 76ers. Westbrook underwent a facial procedure to fix zygomatic arch on Saturday. Westbrook will wear a protective mask for the time being as he makes his return. Kevin Durant’s status was re-evaluated today. Scott Brooks said he liked the progression […]

  • High School Basketball Playoffs in Full Swing

    Winter weather threw a wrench into many of the metro’s high school basketball playoffs last week which means games were made up on Monday. In 6A action, Yukon battled Bishop McGuinness with the winner advancing to take on Edmond Memorial. In 3A, Oklahoma Christian traveled to Heritage Hall to take on the Chargers. The winner of that contest would advance to the area playoffs. Bob Barry, Jr has the highlights in the video above from an exciting night in preps […]

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    OKC Blue Guard Semaj Christon Shining

    Sam Presti has proven to be one of basketballs best when it comes to evaluating and developing talent. So it`s no surprise Semaj Christon landed in OKC. The Thunder have a loaded back court, which meant the Xavier rookie would lead the OKC Blue giving him the distinction as ‘the future of the thunder’ a title he wants no part of. Semaj Christon says trying to just keep working…keep working on my game. Really just trying perfect what I do […]