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 2019 class of the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame was introduced Tuesday morning, and six of the seven elected to the Hall were in attendance. Bob Stoops, Patty Gasso, Kendall Cross, Mickey Tettleton, Mike Moore, Will Shields, and Lou Henson make up the class of 2019. All but the 87-year-old Henson were in Oklahoma City for the news conference. They will be officially inducted this summer.
Former Norman North and OU star Trae Young announced Monday he’s partnering with the Santa Fe Family Life Center. The partnership involves the center becoming the home of the Trae Young Elite Youth basketball teams, and it will host his annual summer basketball camps.
Former Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray officially accepted the Davey O’Brien Award as the nation’s top quarterback at a banquet in Fort Worth, Texas, on Monday night. Murray is the second straight Sooner to receive the award after Baker Mayfield won it last year. Murray told the media he’s not sure which, if any, drills he will go through at the NFL Combine at the end of the month.
Oklahoma State’s men’s basketball team hit 11 three-pointers and Thomas Dziagwa matched his career high with his second straight 23-point game in a 68-61 win over TCU on Monday night at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater. The win ends OSU’s eight-game Big 12 losing streak and five-game losing streak overall. OSU twice built the lead to 14 points on the Horned Frogs before TCU cut the Cowboys’ lead to two late. A jumper by Lindy Waters with just under two minutes […]
Former Oklahoma State basketball coach Eddie Sutton was named a finalist for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday. Sutton was one of 13 finalists named on Friday, with the class of 2019 announced on Final Four weekend in Minneapolis. Sutton is a finalist for the sixth time. Sutton won 804 games in his head coaching career at Southern Idaho, Creighton, Arkansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma State and San Francisco. The former Oklahoma A&M player under Henry Iba was a four-time […]
The Oklahoma City Thunder were just 10-of-44 from three point range for 23 percent, Paul George had a rough shooting night and the Thunder lost at New Orleans 131-122 on Thursday night at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans in OKC’s final game before the NBA All-Star Break. The Thunder lost the lead in the second quarter, trailed by three at halftime, then fell further behind in the third quarter before a fourth quarter rally fell short. Russell Westbrook […]
Shams Charania of the Athletic reported Thursday the Oklahoma City Thunder have reached a contract agreement with free agent forward Markieff Morris. Morris was traded from the Washington Wizards to New Orleans last week, then waived by the Pelicans the next day. Morris is a 6-10 forward in his eighth season in the NBA after playing college basketball at Kansas. He’s only played in 34 games this season due to injuries. Morris has averaged 11.8 points and 5.6 rebounds a […]
Both Russell Westbrook and Paul George had triple-doubles and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a short roster to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 120-111 on Monday night at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City. George had 47 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists, the final one on a three-pointer by Westbrook, and Westbrook broke Wilt Chamberlain’s NBA record with his 10th straight triple-double, with 21 points, 14 rebounds, and 11 assists. Oklahoma City was playing without Jerami Grant, who was out […]
Oklahoma’s men’s basketball team lost its fifth straight game, losing at Baylor 59-53 on Monday night at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas. Oklahoma was tied at 31 at halftime with the Bears, then fell behind by nine in the second half before rallying to take the lead with about five minutes to play on a basket by Kristian Doolittle. Baylor closed the game on a 9-2 run, and got a putback from Freddie Gillespie in the final minute to […]
KFOR has made it an annual tradition to look back at the football signing classes of OU and OSU from four years ago to see how it turned out. Brian Brinkley looks back at the signing classes for the Sooners and Cowboys in 2015.
Former OU football coach Bob Stoops was introduced Thursday in Arlington, Texas, as the first head coach and general manager of the Dallas franchise in the revived XFL. The league will begin play in February of 2020, with eight teams, including one in Dallas that will play at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Stoops has been retired the last two years after resigning as the Sooners coach in June of 2017 following 18 seasons in Norman. Stoops won the national […]