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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

    Same Result, Different Day for Verplank

    The US Senior Open homecoming for Scott Verplank appears to have come and passed. Verplank shot a +4, 75 in his second round, the exact same score as his first round. Verplank’s 2 day total at Oak Tree National: +8, 150. The very early projected cut line heading into the weekend is +7, which means Verplank would miss the cut, ending his first ever Champions Tour event. The Oak Tree native said he’s hit the ball in places “I haven’t in […]

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    Oak Tree Gang Reflects on Tough 1st Round

    Just a day after turning 50, Scott Verplank teed off for his first round ever as a member of the Champions Tour. Verplank became the immediate favorite being the youngest player in the field on his home course. However, his first round left something to be desired. Verplank shot an opening round 75, which is 4 over for the tournament. He had a tee shot on 4 go into the water and he topped a tee shot  on 15 resulting in a […]

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    Gasol to Thunder? Thabo on the Move?

    With each passing second, it seems as if Pau Gasol playing for the Thunder isn’t such a reach. ESPN is reporting Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant made an in person pitch to the Spaniard, in Los Angeles Monday, about coming to play for OKC. ESPN also reported that the Thunder became a frontrunner in the Gasol sweepstakes. Gasol’s asking price is somewhere between 9 and 12 million dollars per year. There’s no word on what numbers were thrown around in […]


    Marcus Smart’s Celtics Debut

    Former Oklahoma State standout Marcus Smart was officially debuted as a member of the Boston Celtics on Monday. Smart’s patented number 33 is hanging in the rafters of the TD Bankworth Garden because of Hall of Fame Forward Larry Bird. Smart won’t be able to wear his high school number of 3 either. The late Dennis Johnson wore the number for the Celtics and is retired as well. In fact, there aren’t a whole lot of numbers to choose from. […]


    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 […]