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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 - A fish named Fenway Parker, a dog, Piper, and will soon own a Golden Retriever who will be 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

    Barons’ Coach Nelson Signs Extension

    The only head coach in OKC Barons history is back for more. Todd Nelson, fourth year head coach, has agreed to a 3 year contract extension with the Barons. Nelson has tallied a record of 161-105-10-32 in 304 games as the Barons bench boss, including to trips to the Western Conference Finals in the Calder Cup Playoffs. It wasn’t set in stone for Nelson to return to OKC’s bench this season. He was a candidate for NHL jobs around the […]

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    On Vacation with Kevin Durant

    After the grind of daily practices, a grueling 82 game regular season and the NBA Playoffs lasting 2 months for the Thunder, players really enjoy their down time away from the court. And NBA MVP Kevin Durant has the art of rest and relaxation down. KD spent part of his summer scuba diving in the ocean calling his time underwater something he can “scratch off my bucket list.” Not only that, but this past weekend, Durant spent time with rapper […]

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    Sooner Safety Steven Parker Arrested

    Highly touted Freshman Safety Steven Parker was arrested on complaints of public intoxication Saturday night according to the Cleveland County Sherriff’s Office. After being booked into jail, Parker was released a little after 10 am Sunday morning. Parker apologized for the incident on twitter saying “Sorry to everybody who trusted in me.. I will bounce back from this and be somebody who is much better. Mistakes happen,but that’s no excuse.” The Jenks high school product is rated a 4 star […]

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    Energy Battle to Draw With Rhinos

    Oklahoma City, OK – The OKC Energy battled to a nil-nil draw with Rochester on Sunday night. Despite the draw, the Energy now extend their unbeaten streak to five games. It’s the first time the Energy have hosted a Sunday contest. Both teams had their chances to score, but neither one could break away. Rochester had a great look at a goal in stoppage time, but the header just went over the crossbar. The Rhinos outshot OKC 11 to 8. […]

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    Oklahoma’s Next Great Golfers

    The road to the PGA isn’t easy, but a couple of Oklahomans are well on their way. Jackson Ogle, an Oklahoma Christian grad, and Cameron Meyers, an Edmond North alum, are both on the Adams Tour. It’s a professional tour where golfers can kick off their pro careers. The OK Kids Korral Championship wraps up this weekend at Toby Keith’s Belmar golf course in Norman with both gunning for a title. However, this tournament has special meaning to both individuals […]

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    Texas Bests Oklahoma at the Heartland Classic

    It’s an Oklahoma summer tradition, the Heartland Baseball Classic comes to the state this time of year bringing in some of the nation’s best high school baseball talent. Teams from Texas, Maryland, Colorado, Georgia, Arkansas, and Ohio come to Oklahoma for the annual baseball tournament. Oklahoma faced Texas on Friday night and with a Texas win, they would advance to the Championship game for the 4th consecutive season.

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    PGA’s Scott Verplank Literally Flying High

    Golf isn’t a heart pounding, thrill seeking, adrenaline ride. That’s why the PGA’s Scott Verplank took to the skies to satisfy his need for speed. The Edmond native, Verplank, had the United States Air Force take him up in a fighter jet. Verplank hopped in the jet, took off and immediately went completely vertical. He landed safely and the moment he hit concrete after touching down said, “I made it on the ground!” Verplank turns 50 on July 9th. Literally […]

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    Oklahoman’s in the Mix at the US Open

    The 114th first round of the US Open is over with some golfers with Oklahoma ties sitting within striking distance of the lead. Former Oklahoma State standout Rickie Fowler was the first one to hit Pinehurst No. 2 on Thursday. He finished at level par after shooting a 70. That’s good enough to be tied for 16th which is five shots back of leader Martin Kaymer. Jimmy Walker, who was born in Oklahoma City, also shot an even par 70. Former OSU golfer […]

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    Spurs Dominate Again, Take 3-1 Finals Lead

    No team has ever come back from a 3-1 series defecit in an NBA Finals to win the Larry O’Brien Trophy. If the Miami Heat want to win the title, they’ll have to be the first. The Spurs followed up their dominating game 3 performance with a similar effor in game 4 throttling the defending champions 107-86. 57% shooting propelled San Antonio in a balanced scoring effort. Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs with 20 points while Tony Parker put in 19, […]

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    The Best of Steven Adams: 2014 NBA Playoffs

    Steven Adams spent his rookie season not only making a name for himself on the floor, but off of it. Adams quickly became a media sensation with his impressive defense, powerful dunks and amazing sound bites after great performances. We talked to Thunder players twice a day for the better part of two months during the playoffs, and each time, we tried our best to talk to Kid Kiwi. Not only is Adams hilarious, but has a unique outlook on […]


    Ibaka Named to NBA All-Defensive First Team

    The “Serge Protector” continues to stand strong for the Thunder. Serge Ibaka was named to the NBA’s All-Defensive first team on Monday for a third consecutive season. Air Congo led the NBA in total blocked shots for a fourth consecutive season. Ibaka and Dikembe Mutombo are the only players in league history to accomplish that feat. Ibaka helped OKC hold opponents to the third lowest field goal percentage in the NBA at 44%. Ibaka is joined by Paul George (Pacers), […]