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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

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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
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    Former OU coach preparing to take on Sooners in Russell Athletic Bowl

    ORLANDO, Fla. – We are less than three days from the start of the Russell Athletic Bowl and coaches on both sides of the field are preparing for the big matchup. Some Sooner fans may not be familiar with Clemson. However, there is one name on Clemson’s bowl guide that will bring back memories for the Sooner faithful. Brent Venables left the Sooner Nation three years ago to become the defensive coordinator at Clemson. Now, he will face his former team […]

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    Coaches: Ignore the records, focus on players

    ORLANDO, Fla. – As kickoff approaches, analysts are talking about the matchup between the Sooners and the Tigers. Despite finishing the regular season 8-4, many people are critical of the Sooner squad. During a news conference on Sunday, NewsChannel 4’s Bob Barry Jr. asked head coach Bob Stoops a whether there was more pressure to win this game to avoid a fifth loss this season. “As opposed to any other game at Oklahoma?” Stoops said. “Everything’s the same, Bob, you […]

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    Perfectly Perine: Coaches talk about Sooner standout

    ORLANDO, Fla. – When it comes to preparing for bowl games, coaches for both teams look at the strengths and weaknesses of their opponents. A surprising standout on OU’s offense has captured the attention of both coaches. “He’s a special player,” said Bob Stoops, OU head football coach, when he was asked about freshman runningback Samaje Perine. Stoops says he is a little shocked by all the attention Perine has received recently. “Well we’re not recruiting a guy that we […]

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    Thunder’s struggle with Portland ends with loss

    It could be characterized as the Thunder’s worse loss of the season. OKC let a 13-point 4th quarter lead evaporate and ended up losing 115-111 in overtime to the Portland Trail Blazers. The loss occurred despite a season high of 40 points for Russell Westbrook; he tallied a double-double with 10 boards. Damian Lillard also dropped 40 in the contest which was guided by 8 triples. He had 22 points at the half. He also recorded a double-double with 11 assists. […]

  • Joe Mixon; Frank Shannon Returning to Sooners?

    Bob Stoops addressed the media for the final time before his Sooners travel to Florida for the Russell Athletic Bowl. Among the many subjects discussed were the futures of running back Joe Mixon and linebacker Frank Shannon. In regards to Mixon, Stoops said “we’ll see,” but added that he’s taken care of business to put himself in position to return. Mixon has been checking in frequently with the program even though he’s not officially listed on the roster. “He came by the office […]

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    Thunder Scorch The Suns

    The Thunder-Suns contest was decided primarily in the first half as OKC cruised to a 112-88 beating of Phoenix. Russell Westbrook nearly had a triple-double scoring 28 points (14 came in the first quarter alone), 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Agent 0 also went 13 of 13 from the free throw line. The Thunder scored 41 in the first quarter which was a season high. That was due to 65% shooting. Kevin Durant had another solid effort since returning from his […]

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    OKC Energy Announce New Practice Fields

    The Oklahoma City Energy FC announced a partnership with the Northeast Regional Health and Wellness Campus today that will bring the team 2 new practice fields. It’s being funded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield. It gives the city another initiative to stay active. The team holds open practices and will welcome fans once the fields are in place. It will also be a new beginning for youth soccer in OKC. If all goes well, the hope is to add […]

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    Friday Night Heroes, Week 4 Playoffs

    As the high school playoffs wind down, state titles were decided while trips to state title games were on the line in week 4 of the playoffs. Jenks captured their third straight state championship with a 21-14 win over, you guessed it, Union. Divison II of 6A crowned their inaugural state champion as Bixby downed Lawton 35-21. It’s the Spartans first ever football state title. Meanwhile, with the Douglass-Locust Grove game in doubt, Cushing and Kingfisher met in Stillwater not […]

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    Mike Gundy Mum on Bedlam, QB’s, at Press Conference

    Maybe it’s the pressure of trying to win against a team you’ve only beaten one time as a head coach. Maybe it’s frustration finally boiling over about losing so many assistant coaches over the years. Whatever it is, Mike Gundy seemed agitated, short, and frustrated with questions at his weekly press conference. In addition to that, Gundy had to field questions about who his starting quarterback will be in the Cowboys final regular season game. He gave no insight other than saying both […]

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    Nebraska fires former OU coach, seeks replacement

    LINCOLN, Neb. – A former defensive coordinator for the Sooner squad has just been fired from the University of Nebraska. Bo Pelini has been the head coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers’ football team for the past seven years. Despite winning 67 games over the past seven seasons, the team could never capitalize and win a conference championship. On Sunday, the Nebraska athletic director released the following statement: “Earlier this morning, I informed Coach Bo Pelini of our decision to move […]

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    “Barons Buddies” shaping lives off the ice

    Hockey is a vicious, violent sport, but it doesn’t spill over off the ice for the Oklahoma City Barons. They’ve developed a program that’s shaping the lives of Oklahoma City Special Olympians. Not only is it having an effect on the athletes, but making a profound impact on them. What started as a simple conversation at a game between Oklahoma City Police Sergeant Shawn Byrne and Josette Nelson, the wife of Barons head coach Todd Nelson, sparked a program that’s […]