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.
Update: Stephens County officials have identified the man as 44-year-old Thomas Krech. OKLAHOMA CITY – OKC Police say they want to talk to a man for spitting on front doors in a northwest Oklahoma City neighborhood and leaving notes behind talking about rape. The first letter was reported Monday morning in a Deer Creek neighborhood. Now, police say other letters have been delivered in this area. On Wednesday, Stephens County authorities say the same man left a similar letter at […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – A metro homeowner was shocked to watch her doorbell video of a stranger come up to her door and leave a threatening letter, and police say this is not the first time the suspect has done this. “I was absolutely horrified at what I saw. He is obviously unhinged,” said Lori Eden. Eden says a man came up to her home on Tuesday morning. Caught on camera, you see him pull on her front door, folds up […]
PIEDMONT, Okla. – There were long lines to pick up kids as school started Friday in Piedmont. Memorial Road between Sara and Mustang roads was supposed to be open for students and parents to access the new preschool building. Thanks to delays on a bridge, parents are facing big delays to get their kids. “So, this is pretty crazy,” said Holly, a Piedmont parent. “It’s insane; Friday was one of the worst experiences I’ve ever had with traffic,” said Casey, […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – The state’s largest district, Oklahoma City Public School is facing some hurdles as they kick off the first week of school under the new Pathway to Greatness plan. Back in March, the school board voted unanimously to move forward with the Pathway to Greatness, a huge overhaul and reorganization of the entire district. “If I had a nickel for every time somebody said there is no way you could do that all that work done over the […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – A metro mother says she paid over $1000 for tickets to the musical Hamilton and they never arrived. “I was like, ‘Yay! I got tickets,'” said Heather Guy. The metro mother says she was elated when she bought two tickets to Hamilton. She bought the tickets for her teenage son who had learned about the founding father in school and had heard the soundtrack to the show. “He has a copy of the musical, he is singing […]
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. – A liquor store owner said two women walked into her store over the weekend and walked out with an almost $500 bottle of tequila without paying for it, and it’s all caught on camera. “It was a very nice bottle of tequila, so we hope they enjoy it,” said Lisa Newport, owner of Midwest Wine and Spirits in Midwest City. Newport is talking about the $485 bottle of tequila she said was stolen over the weekend. […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – You might have seen volunteers with clipboards asking for your signature to support expanded Medicaid in Oklahoma this weekend. They call it “Yes on State Question 802.” When the Affordable Care Act was passed under President Obama, states were allowed to expand the number of residents covered by Medicaid. Most states said yes – Oklahoma did not. Some Oklahomans made too much to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to qualify for insurance under the Affordable Care […]
OKLAHOMA CITY- Some Oklahoma medical marijuana dispensaries say they are being targeted by Facebook and it’s hurting their business. They have filed a lawsuit against the social media giant. It has been just over a year since Oklahoma legalized medical marijuana. With dispensaries popping up everywhere, business owners are trying to market any way they can. Some say one of the biggest advertising platforms on the planet is no longer an option for them. “It’s frustrating. It’s irritating. It’s aggravating,” […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – The governor’s office said the State of Oklahoma is getting another extension in order to become Real ID compliant. Real ID is meant to make identification cards more difficult to forge. It was passed back in 2005 in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks. But, in 2007, Oklahoma lawmakers passed a law forbidding Real ID. Then, in 2017, they walked back that decision and started working on becoming compliant. Oklahoma is one of four states that […]
BETHANY, Okla. – Police in Bethany are investigating after two bodies were discovered inside a home. Around 8 a.m. on Monday, Bethany police were asked to perform a welfare check on a resident who lives in a home near N.W. 27th and College after they didn’t show up for work. Initially, investigators didn’t see anything wrong from the outside of the home. However, officials said they didn’t go inside the home. A short time later, police learned the landlord was able […]
MUSTANG, Okla. – A family from Mustang is making a summer quest to learn more and teach others about their son’s special condition. The Cooks are like many other families, piling in the vehicle for a cross country summer vacation road trip, but their son, Matt, is unique. Matt is the youngest of four boys. He’s about to turn eight, but when he was two, his parents noticed some signs. “He wasn’t crawling, he wasn’t trying to walk, he wasn’t […]