Brian Brinkley is Oklahoma’s News 4’s Sports Director.
Brian has been at KFOR since 1990, when he was a production assistant at News Channel 4. He was a sports anchor and reporter from 1992 to 2015, and was the weekend sports anchor from 1996 to 2015.
Brian is a lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City area, and grew up watching Channel 4 before becoming part of the KFOR family.
Before coming to KFOR, he was an intern at WWLS and was sports director at KGOU Radio.
Brian has received statewide attention for his reporting and anchoring.
He is a three-time finalist for Oklahoma Sportscaster of the Year, and has been honored with two awards from the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters for small market sports reporting and sportscasting.
A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Brian received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a double major in Philosophy.
The first three of nine state championship games were played on Friday on the fourth weekend of the high school football playoffs. Here are the games KFOR covered: Class 6A-II Championship Game Bixby 40, Stillwater 36 Class 4A Championship Game Poteau 9, Weatherford 7 Class A Semifinals Cashion 34, Pawnee 16 Class B Semifinals Regent Prep 49, Cherokee 0 Class C Championship Game Pond Creek-Hunter 54, Waynoka 8
The Oklahoma City Thunder blew a 10-point fourth quarter lead, then strung together a series of unlikely plays to rally from behind and beat Minnesota 139-127 in overtime on Friday night at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City. Dennis Schroder caught a length of the court pass from Steven Adams and hit a layup at the buzzer to tie the game at 122 and force the overtime. In overtime, OKC was in charge from the start, outscoring the Timberwolves 17-5 to […]
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Deonte Burton has been suspended one game for conduct detrimental to the team. Burton will sit out OKC’s home game against Minnesota on Friday night at 7:00 pm. The Thunder did not elaborate on the reason for the suspension.
Oklahoma got a late three-pointer from Kristian Doolittle and then watched North Texas miss a three-pointer at the buzzer that could have won the game to survive a scare and beat the Mean Green 82-80 at UNT Coliseum in Denton, Texas, on Thursday night. Doolittle scored a game-high 28 points and hit a three-pointer with 13 seconds left to give OU an 81-78 lead. Brady Manek made one of two free throws with seven seconds left, giving North Texas a […]
Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard has been named one of five finalists for the Walter Camp Award as the national player of the year. Hubbard has 1,936 rushing yards and 21 rushing touchdowns, plus 21 catches for 183 yards receiving this season for the Cowboys. The other finalists are LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, Ohio State defensive end Chase Young, and Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor. The winner will be named on December 12. The […]
Oklahoma’s football team will face Baylor this Saturday at 11:00 am at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, in the Big 12 Championship Game. It’s a rematch of a wild game in Waco three weeks ago, in which the Sooners rallied from a 25-point deficit to stage the largest comeback in school history and win the game 34-31. The Sooners know they could earn a spot in the College Football Playoff with a win, but they also know they have to […]
After Oklahoma State’s 34-16 loss to Oklahoma in the Bedlam game last Saturday night, the Cowboys are now playing a different game, the waiting game. OSU won’t find out their bowl destination until this Sunday when the College Football Playoff picks and bowl games are announced. It’s also a waiting game for the next week for OSU running back Chuba Hubbard, to see if he’s a finalist for the Heisman Trophy. Hubbard also has a decision to make about returning […]
Oklahoma cornerback Parnell Motley was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. Motley had an interception, a fumble recovery, a forced fumble, and another interception overturned by replay in OU’s 34-16 win over Oklahoma State on Saturday night. It’s his first career Big 12 weekly honor.
Oklahoma’s football team used a powerful running game and a stiff defensive effort to beat Oklahoma State 34-16 on Saturday night at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater to earn their 89th win in the Bedlam series and fifth in a row. The Sooners will face Baylor next in the Big 12 Championship Game this Saturday at 11:00 am at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys will await their bowl fate, which they will learn on December 8, while running […]
The Oklahoma City Thunder had another strong finish and beat the New Orleans Pelicans for the second straight game, 107-104 on Sunday afternoon at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Thunder went on a 12-0 run late in the fourth quarter to erase a five-point deficit and earn their second road win of the season. Down 94-89, OKC reeled off 12 straight points, with three baskets by Chris Paul, including a 3-pointer to give the Thunder a […]
Oklahoma’s football team got a solid defensive effort and and used a commanding ground game to beat Oklahoma State 34-16 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater on Saturday night. The Sooner defense OSU to 335 total yards and Parnell Motley got two turnovers. The OU offense was paced by 283 rushing yards that controlled the clock in the second half and helped the Sooners to their fifth straight Bedlam win and 21st straight win in the month of November. Jalen […]