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 – Protesters were on the steps of the capitol on Wednesday speaking out, demanding the state expand its Medicaid coverage. “It’s important to keep Oklahoma healthy, and we want to get rid of the national embarrassment we have that Oklahoma is at the bottom of health care coverage,” said Mary from Norman. Right now, Oklahoma is one of 13 states that is not accepting federal dollars under the Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion. “Other states have found a […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – “I want to make sure I make it easy for industry to do business in Oklahoma.” That’s why Governor Kevin Stitt says he signed Senate Bill 1001 into law on Tuesday. The piece of legislation prohibits municipalities from banning or putting a tax on auxiliary containers made of materials such as cloth paper, cardboard, aluminum, glass and yes, plastic. The bill was pushed through the House and Senate after Norman announced plans to put a 5 cent […]
MOORE, Okla. – A man and his son were driving to a doctor’s appointment when they were run off the highway by a semi, and the driver of the truck didn’t even bother to check on the two. “We were just cruising down the road and, the next thing I know, we are getting pushed by a semi truck across I-44,” said Conrad Evans. The 15-year-old was talking about the scary situation he found himself in with his dad, Murray […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Two cases of a potentially deadly fungal infection resistant to drugs have been documented in Oklahoma in the last two years. “Yeast can cause infection in a number of different body sites,” said Dr. David Chansolme, medical director of Infection Prevention for Integris Health. That’s the fear with Candida auris, a fungus that can be very dangerous. “If they get a yeast infection, particularly in their bloodstream, it can be fatal,” Chansolme said. The particular strain of […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City Zoo got a head start on Earth Day by throwing a Party for the Planet. “When you fall in love with this stuff, you will protect it,” said Lisa Loos, of Edmond. That’s exactly what zoo officials are going for as they throw ‘Party for the Planet,’ with activities for all ages, information stations and an interactive scavenger safari in an effort to protect the planet. One of the most hands-on activities included patrons […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Canadian County Sheriff’s Department officials have apprehended a man they said led them on a high speed chase through the west metro that ended at the new Amazon fulfillment center. The event began around 8 p.m. near SW 26th and Czech Hall Rd. where police say they were making a standard traffic stop on a car coming out of a known drug house. The silver sedan then led officers on a high speed chase, blowing through stop […]
CANADIAN COUNTY, Okla. – Oklahoma Predator Prevention said they are trying to keep children safe but, now, two men who said they try to expose child predators are now in legal hot water. We have all seen the network shows where criminals are set up online then busted in person when they think they are meeting up with an underage child. Oklahoma Predator Prevention is doing that on their own in the metro. But, now, one of the alleged predators […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Tony Hawk, the crown prince of skateboarding, christened the newest skate park in Oklahoma City on Sunday afternoon. “Awesome! This has been great, what a park!” Hawk said about the facility at Stars and Stripes Park in northwest Oklahoma City. It’s the newest of three skate parks in the metro. On Sunday, visitors were able to watch the professionals nailing tricks and taking spills. The park has a bowl for the experienced and a street course for […]
HOBART, Okla. – Funeral services were held today for a WWII Veteran killed in action over 70 years ago. Corporal Claire Goldtrap was laid to rest Wednesday in his home town Hobart. The 21-year-old Marine was killed in the Pacific during the Battle of Tarawa. His remains were recently identified at a National Cemetery in Hawaii and returned to Oklahoma. A solemn but content day for the family as they lay to rest an American hero. “He’s here , it’s […]
MOORE, Okla. – Tragedy has struck a Moore family for the second time in less than four years. A-13-year old girl is in critical condition after a serious bike accident. “You can never be too careful, you always think you are watching enough and there is never enough,” said Dylan Waddle. Waddle was talking about his middle daughter, Graysen, and the bike ride she went on Monday evening. The Moore father was in his front yard, setting up a soccer […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – A member of America’s greatest generation is headed back home. Corporal Claire Goldtrap, 21, died in the Pacific during World War II. Now, his family has been able to bring his remains back home. It was truly a special homecoming for the family, 70-plus years in the making. The remains of the marine who died in the Pacific Theater during WWII returned to his home state of Oklahoma with all the pomp and ceremony worthy of an […]