Brent Skarky is an Anchor/ Reporter at Oklahoma’s News 4
Skarky is a Oklahoman born and raised and a life long Channel 4 fan. He appeared on Danny’s Day as an infant and remembers calling into Morning contest on the Butch and Ben McCain show.
Brent was first seen in the KFOR newsroom in the summer of 1993. Fresh out of Bishop McGuinness High School, Brent interned for The Barrys before he went for his freshman year of College at the Newhouse School of Journalism at Syracuse University
Brent was a award winning Sports Anchor at stations in Flagstaff AZ and Amarillo TX before returning to OKC to cover sports in his home town from 1999-2007.
From 2007-2013 Brent hosted Oklavision, a travel show for the state of Oklahoma.
When he is not covering news, Brent likes to workout, play golf, cook and spend time with his family who all lives here in Oklahoma City.
OKLAHOMA CITY- With the MAPS 4 vote slated for Tuesday, a member of the original MAPS 1 advisory board is quitting his day job. His retirement a sign of the times, the vanishing of barbers and their shops “He gives the best hair cut in probably the state of Oklahoma and that`s not a lie. ” said Windsor Hills Barber Shop customer, Jim Brinkley That`s probably why Fred Henderson has been clipping hair for 51 years. “Well, I just enjoy […]
EL RENO, Okla. (KFOR) – A computer glitch had some Canadian County homeowners feeling like a turkey on Thanksgiving after receiving letters about their property taxes. On Friday, thousands of homeowners got surprise letters in the mail saying they owe thousands in property taxes. “Got this lovely letter from the Canadian county tax treasurer, ’bout had a heart attack,” said Christy Newton, Mustang homeowner. That letter said Newton owed over $2000 in property taxes. “Two thousand and you are kinda […]
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Food pantries for hungry Oklahoma residents are well known, but one organization works to feed some four-legged Oklahomans in need. “I was always feeding strays, had food in my car all the time,” said Kim Pempin. In 2009, Pempin and her husband, Mike, were taking food to Grace Homeless Mission to feed the shelter pet and mascot, Avalanche, each week. “I just felt like God was just telling me, ‘You can do more than just feeding […]
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – It’s a debate that has been reignited thanks to recent measles outbreaks nationwide. To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? On Tuesday, results of a new poll on Oklahomans were released. Medical professionals say diseases like measles, mumps and whooping cough are on the rise nationwide. They say it’s because of falling vaccination rates across the U.S. Officials say Oklahoma has one of the lowest rates in the county, but a doctor-backed poll shows Oklahomans are in […]
UPDATE: Officials tell News 4 that Lonnie Singleton has been taken into custody. OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A woman was reportedly beaten with a sledgehammer, thrown in a dog cage and made to strip naked days ago, and police are still looking for the suspect right now. “It’s crazy man, I hate to hear that. This just ain’t right. I don’t want that happen to nobody,” said Chris Miller. Residents of an apartment complex near NW 10th and Rockwell shocked […]
MOORE, Okla. (KFOR) – As folks get ready to spend Thanksgiving with friends, family and loved ones all over the state, a group of special Oklahomans celebrated the holiday a bit early with pie, bingo and smiles. “It’s fun and I see other people,” Shelden Smith said about her time with the Sparrow Project. It’s a group for adults with intellectual disabilities based in Moore. “So many times our students graduate from our high schools at 18-22 and they find […]
DUNCAN, Okla (KFOR) – We are learning more about the moments following a deadly shooting in a Walmart parking lot in Duncan on Monday. “They are in a red car, there is a guy laying on the ground, there is gunshots on the windshield and there is a man laying on the ground.” That quote is from a 911 call the city attorney released to the Duncan Banner Newspaper. The two victims in the car was shot multiple times in […]
EDMOND, Okla. (KFOR) – Strong constant winds and low humidity sparked grass fire season a little earlier than usual. Fire officials say we could be in for a tough one because grasses are high thanks to all the rain last spring. “We had lots of fires today,” said Deputy Chief Chris Denton of the Edmond Fire Department. That’s an understatement. Air Comfort Solutions Chopper 4 was on the scene of a grass fire at SW 29th and Cemetery. It was […]
NORMAN, Okla. (KFOR) – We are still weeks away from Thanksgiving but for many, the Holiday shopping season has begun. An ever-increasing number of shoppers buying things online means getting packages delivered to the house and recently that can be risky. One Norman based company has the latest gadget in the fight against pirates. “Just last year 11 million packages were stolen,” said Justin Chavez of Bartley Industries. Porch Piracy is definitely on the rise in the U.S. News 4 […]
EDMOND, Okla. (KNWA) – The three-year fight over development of a now defunct Edmond golf course continues. Ironically, it was almost one year ago to the day after Coffee Creek homeowners stood in front of the Edmond City Council pleading that officials vote down a rezoning and Planned Urban Development Plan that would have turned the old golf course into retail shops, apartments and single family homes. Tuesday, a new plan for the neighborhood was on the table, and the […]
EDMOND, Okla. (KFOR) – It looks like the building at Spring Creek will finally get back underway. For years the site of a former farm home east of Bryant on 15th Street has been the source of contention between area residents and developers.. On Tuesday, the Edmond City council voted unanimously to rezone the 3.4-acre property from single family dwelling to restricted commercial. Developers say the will simply expand the Spring Creek Shopping Center that currently stands to the west […]