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.
WILLOW, Okla. (KFOR) – With an early cold snap over the weekend, the peanut harvest is underway in southwest Oklahoma. In the small farming community of Willow, one field was tended to with extra love when a fellow farmer passed away from cancer. “He was just a heck of a good guy. Larry is the reason we were digging them,” said Gary Rippetoe. On Saturday afternoon, 11 tractors lined up to turn peanut fields for their fallen friend. Back in […]
DEL CITY, Okla. – Over a year ago, the In Your Corner team introduced you to a Del City couple that was allegedly taken for close to $12,000 in a home remodel gone wrong. Now that couple is a big step closer to getting justice. “We take this sort of crime very seriously,” said Dara M. Derryberry, Senior Deputy Attorney General. “We were just really taken in by his knowledge,” said Virginia Dial. Virginia and Gordon Dial met Ryan Little […]
ADA, Okla. – A 78-year-old Ada woman lost her husband in January. She says she is still without the headstone she ordered for his grave. Patricia Allison and her husband had been together more than a half-century. She buried him at Cemetery Memorial Park in Ada nine months ago. She says the proper headstone is still not in place. She was over-charged and the cemetery won’t give her money back. Cemetery owners have a different story. “ I ordered a […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Gun control advocates are gearing up for the constitutional carry law that takes effect November 1. New stickers have been placed in some OKC business windows, but more importantly, a 35-page lawsuit was filed in Oklahoma County court on Monday against Governor Kevin Stitt. “We’re excited to bring this lawsuit. We’re excited to challenge this dangerous law,” said Jason Lowe, State Representative from District 97. Lowe is one of five plaintiffs in the petition. The suit claims […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Since medical marijuana started to be sold in Oklahoma, dispensary owners have been looking for a way to better protect their money, customers and employees. There is now federal legislation in the US Senate that could offer solutions to some of their problems. “So, anyone who owns a dispensary has to deal with cash. It’s very dangerous,” said Kent Malave. Malave, an Edmond medical marijuana dispensary owner, is talking about one of the biggest issues facing the […]
CANADIAN COUNTY, Okla. – Officials are asking for help identifying the suspect in a terrifying shooting and assault back on September 16 in Canadian County. A woman was shot on the side of the road, then as she was trying to get away, the shooter allegedly tried to run her over with his truck. Now, police have new surveillance video they hope will help catch the man behind the wheel. The whole ordeal started at I-40 and Meridian at around […]
MIDWEST CITY – Some Residents of Tinker Airforce Base housing have been speaking out for years about deplorable housing conditions that aren’t being fixed. On Tuesday, officials spoke out on the issue publicly. Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhoff (R) is the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. When allegations of deplorable living conditions at Tinker base housing started surfacing years ago, Inhoffe took the lead looking into Balfour Beatty, the private contractor and management company that built and operates the […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Some residents in far NW Oklahoma City have big concerns about a new proposed nonprofit facility that would be built next door to their neighborhood. “My biggest concern is the property value dropping and maybe the crime rate going up,” Dine Tate told News 4 about the planned faith-based development close to Western and NW 192nd Street. “We call it relational restoration, community restoration. It’s just where other people heal and restore and help others,” Kaylene Balzer […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Baby animals are always cute but red panda newborns are a show stopper. The two red panda cubs got a ton of love as the Oklahoma City Zoo celebrated World Red Panda Day on Saturday. In the wild, the cute little critters live in the Himalaya mountains of Nepal and central China. The Oklahoma City Zoo has an adult pair, and the mom, Leela, just gave birth back in June to two cubs: Ravi and Khyana. “They […]
NORMAN, Okla. – Two medical marijuana dispensaries, less than a mile apart, were burglarized Wednesday morning. In fact, officials say one shop was hit twice. Early Wednesday morning, Lindsey St. in Norman was abuzz with police lights as two different dispensaries were targeted three times by thieves. “It makes me feel very unsafe,” said Heidi, of Norman. At 2:31 a.m. on Wednesday, Norman police got a call about a break-in at a dispensary on Wylie and Lindsey. The owner told […]
YUKON, Okla. – A small Christian school in Yukon is trying to put the pieces back together after a 16-year-old football player falls on the field Friday night and never gets back up. A high school of just over 100 students, Southwest Covenant is grieving today remembering a friend, a student, and a teammate. “Oh, it’s been really tough. I don`t have many answers on this one,” said Principal Kevin Cobbs. Southwest Covenant School remembering one of its own. Friday […]