Bob Barry Jr

KFOR family says heartbreaking farewell to one of our own

OKLAHOMA CITY – When you work near people for years on end, you become like family. On Saturday, we were forced to say goodbye to one of our own following a tragic accident. As the news of Bob Barry, Jr.’s death spread, a sense of grief settled into the newsroom. As the saying goes, ‘the […]

“He knew how to make the TV come alive,” Oklahomans fondly remember Bob Barry, Jr.

NORMAN,Okla. –There’s no doubt our friend Bob Barry, Jr. had a large impact on Oklahoma. While watching KFOR, viewers welcomed Bobby into their homes and into their lives each night. “The way he’d do his little, crack jokes on TV and his little moves and stuff, that was always the best part about BBJ,” Shane Wyatt, a loyal […]

View the virtual guestbook celebrating the life of Bob Barry, Jr.

OKLAHOMA CITY– Even though we are saddened at the sudden loss of our friend Bob Barry, Jr., we wish to celebrate his life. His legacy was built covering Oklahoma sports, but he touched countless lives in so many ways. On June 20, Bob Barry, Jr. was killed in a car accident in northwest Oklahoma City. […]

Remembering the legacy of Sports Director Bob Barry Jr.

EDMOND, Okla. – Our hearts broke when news surfaced that a beloved family man, friend and Oklahoma sports icon passed away suddenly in June 2015. On June 20, Bob Barry, Jr. was killed in a car accident in northwest Oklahoma City. While many people remember Bobby for the legacy he left behind on the sports […]

Peeking through the yearbook: Reminiscing on BBJ’s high school years

NORMAN, Okla. — It was Bob Barry Jr’s enthusiasm for sports that never wavered. But before he was behind the microphone, Bobby tried making his name on the hardwood. Taking a peek into an old yearbook from Norman High School, from student council, to years of perfecting his jump shot, it’s clear that Bobby’s determination […]

Former KFOR Sportscaster Robert Allen Remembers Bob Barry, Jr.

Robert Allen’s memories of Bob Barry, Jr., go back to Wichita Falls, Texas, where both worked before becoming co-workers at what was then KTVY, then later KFOR. Robert worked with Bob Jr. for nearly a decade, and has fond memories of Bob as a mentor, co-worker, and friend. Brian Brinkley and Nate Feken sat down […]

If you loved Bob Barry, Jr, you should watch this video

OKLAHOMA CITY–Demetrius Wright works at KFOR. He works in the newsroom. While he was studying at the University of Central Oklahoma in December 2014 he had a big assignment to finish. His task was to spend 24 hours with his mentor and friend, Bob Barry, Jr the KFOR Sports Director. This is the video, in […]

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