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.

Brian lives in Edmond with his wife and daughter.

Recent Articles
  • Jalen Hurts Has Unique Metaphor to Becoming OU Starter

    Oklahoma named Alabama transfer Jalen Hurts as the Sooners’ starting quarterback on Monday. On Wednesday, Hurts met the media for the first time since preseason camp started. He compared his approach to this season to, of all things, being a coffee bean.

  • Dallas Renegades Name of Stoops’ XFL Team

    The XFL announced the nicknames and logos for all of its league teams on Wednesday. The Dallas franchise coached by former OU coach Bob Stoops will be known as the Dallas Renegades.  

  • Gundy Ready to See Youth, Quarterbacks in Action

    Oklahoma State is just over a week away from the season starting, and the head coach is ready to see what  his young players can do. The Cowboys have some young players at various positions, and Gundy says he won’t really know how they’ll do until he sees them play in a game. He’s also anxious to see what his quarterbacks will do in the game. Neither freshman Spencer Sanders nor Hawaii transfer Dru Brown have thrown a pass yet […]

  • Lincoln Riley Says Jalen Hurts Won Tight Battle for QB Spot

    Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley said Tuesday afternoon Jalen Hurts won a tightly contested battle for the starting quarterback spot. Riley says it was the closest race for a starting quarterback spot he’s dealt with since coming to OU in 2015. Hurts is a graduate transfer from Alabama who beat out Tanner Mordecai for the job. Incoming freshman Spencer Rattler is third string behind Hurts and Mordecai. OU opens the season September 1 at home against Houston.  

  • Cowboys Still Undecided at Quarterback

    With the season opener not much more than a week away, Oklahoma State still has not decided on a starting quarterback. OSU head coach Mike Gundy said Tuesday it’s still too close to call between Dru Brown and Spencer Sanders, and if neither player separates himself, both will be playing. The Cowboys open the season August 30 at 9:30 at Oregon State.  

  • Sooners Start Season 4th in AP Poll

    Oklahoma’s football team is ranked fourth in the Associated Press preseason poll released on Monday. It’s the 17th time in the last 19 seasons OU has been ranked in the preseason AP top 10. It’s the 20th straight season the Sooners have been ranked in the preseason AP poll, the second longest current streak in the nation behind Ohio State’s 31. Oklahoma has been ranked 61 times in the preseason poll, second most behind Ohio State’s 66, and the Sooners […]

  • Sooners Name Jalen Hurts Starting QB

    Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley officially named Jalen Hurts the starting quarterback on Monday. Hurts is a graduate transfer from Alabama, who helped the Crimson Tide to three national championship games, and was the starting quarterback when the Tide won the title in 2017. Alabama was 41-3 in his three seasons in Tuscaloosa and was 26-2 as a starter. Hurts was expected to be the starter when he first announced he was transferring to OU in January. Riley is expected […]

  • Lincoln Riley Says Norwood Out for Season

    Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley said Friday defensive back Tre Norwood will miss the entire season for the Sooners after suffering an injury in practice earlier this week. Riley did not specify the injury, but there were reports it was a torn ACL. Norwood is a junior who was expected to start for OU this season.

  • Knowles More Comfortable Heading into Second OSU Season

    Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Jim Knowles enters his second season at OSU feeling more comfortable with dealing with powerful Big 12 offenses and his players are more comfortable with him.  

  • Chuba Hubbard Ready to Take on Bigger Role for Cowboys

    With the loss of Justice Hill at running back, Oklahoma State is hoping to fill that vacancy with the next man up, and it’s Chuba Hubbard. Hubbard was named a preseason All-Big 12 pick by the media, and head coach Mike Gundy believes he has what it takes to become another great back for the Cowboys.  

  • Gleeson Looking for Traits in Next OSU QB

    New Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Sean Gleeson is looking for the Cowboys’ new starting quarterback and he has certain traits he wants to see from the guy who steps up to win the starting job.  

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