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
  • Mid-Game Slump Leads to Thunder Loss to Portland in Game 4

    The Portland Trail Blazers went on a 35-11 run from the second to the third quarter to take control and go on to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-98 in Game 4 of their first round NBA Playoffs Series on Sunday night at Chesapeake Arena, taking a 3-1 series lead over OKC. The Thunder went on an 11-2 run in the second quarter to build a 46-39 lead, with a Russell Westbrook three-pointer giving OKC their biggest lead of seven. […]

  • Thunder Focus on Defense Heading Into Game 4

    The Oklahoma City Thunder saw what good defense can do in Game 3 of their first round NBA Playoffs series with Portland. They also found out what poor defense can do. OKC forced 14 Trail Blazer turnovers in the first half and led by 10 at halftime, then saw Damian Lillard score 25 points in the third quarter as Portland got to within four after three quarters. On Saturday, Thunder forward Paul George says defense has to be the key […]

  • OSU Wraps Up Spring Football Practice

    Oklahoma State’s football team wrapped up spring practice on Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium. The Cowboys did not hold a spring game or scrimmage, but just an open practice for the fans. Dylan Buckingham reports from Stillwater.

  • Sooner Women Win NCAA Gymnastics Championship, OU Men Finish Second

    The Oklahoma women’s gymnastics team won their fourth national championship in the last six seasons, outscoring UCLA to win the title at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Texas. The Sooners led after every rotation, and sealed the win in their final rotation on the vault, with Brenna Dowell scoring a 9.9875 on the final routine to clinch it. OU’s Maggie Nichols, the two-time NCAA all-around champion, was fantastic on all four events to lead the Sooners to the title. […]

  • Thunder Heat Up, Get Win at Home in Game 3 vs. Blazers

    The Oklahoma City Thunder finally found their range from 3-point land, making a team playoff record 15 from beyond the arc, and bounced back from two road losses to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 120-108 in Game 3 of their first round NBA Playoffs series on Friday night at Chesapeake Arena. The Thunder hit 15 of 29 from three-point range, forced 18 Blazers turnovers, and were 31 of 39 at the free throw line to earn their first win in […]

  • Thunder Home For Game 3 vs. Portland

    The Oklahoma City Thunder will be home tonight for Game 3 of their best-of-seven first round NBA Playoffs series vs. Portland, and facing a near must-win against the Trail Blazers after losing the first two games of the series in Portland. Russell Westbrook, Jerami Grant, and Paul George all spoke to the media earlier Friday about the impact the home crowd may have on the game. For Blazers center Enes Kanter, he’s returning to where he used to play his […]

  • Thunder and Blazers Deal With Health Issues as Series Begins

    Both the Oklahoma City Thunder and Portland Trail Blazers have some key health concerns as they get ready to open their best-of-seven first round NBA Playoffs series. Paul George is listed as day-to-day and is not certain he will be able to play in Game 1 on Sunday in Portland as he continues to deal with nagging shoulder soreness. George says he’s going to do everything he can to get as close to 100 percent as he can and hopes […]

  • Thunder Lose at Home to Dallas

    The Oklahoma City Thunder started sluggishly, never led by more than four points, and lost to the Dallas Mavericks 106-103 on Sunday afternoon at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City. The Thunder shot just 39 percent from the field, just 26 percent from three-point range, and missed three 3-point attempts in the final 15 seconds that could have given them the lead or tied it. The lead changed hands 12 times in the game, including four times in the final 1:09 […]

  • 25 Years Ago: Barry Switzer Named Dallas Cowboys Head Coach

    It was 25 years ago when former OU coach Barry Switzer was named head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. March 30, 1994, culminated a wild three days at Valley Ranch, in which Jerry Jones and Jimmy Johnson parted ways and Switzer returned to coaching, entering the NFL ranks five years after resigning as the Sooners coach. The video collects some of the reaction on that day in 1994.

  • Thunder Can’t Stop Hot Nuggets, Lose to Denver

    The Denver Nuggets shot 57 percent from the field and made 14 three-pointers, and went on a 14-2 third quarter run to take control and beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-105 on Friday night at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City. Denver completed a four-game season series sweep of OKC and has won six in a row over the Thunder. The Thunder trailed by just four at halftime, but Denver’s third quarter run ended up being the decisive segment and the […]

  • Cowboys Get Game Winner in 9th to Beat Sooners

    Max Hewitt singled up the middle in the bottom of the 9th to bring home the winning run and give Oklahoma State a 6-5 win over Oklahoma in the first Bedlam baseball game of the season. It was the Cowboys’ eighth straight win over the Sooners, and was a thrilling finish to a game that appeared to be on the way to an OSU rout early. The Cowboys scored five runs in the second inning, with the big blow a […]

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