Dylan Buckingham is a Sports Photojournalist/Reporter for Oklahoma’s News 4. He was born and bred right here in Oklahoma and is living his dream everyday covering sports in the state where he grew up. Originally from Tulsa, he joins us from Amarillo, Texas where he was the weekend sports anchor at KFDA-TV and co-host of the radio show “Sports 360.”

Dylan is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma with a degree in Communications. During his time as a Broncho, Dylan served as sports director for KUCO-TV, host of “The Huddle” and earned awards for best Sports Story and best TV/Magazine Show for his work on “The Huddle.”

When not at work you can find him spending time with his beautiful wife, Emily and their dog, Piper. He also enjoys spending time with his friends and family. If you have a story you feel needs to be told, you can e-mail him at Dylan.Buckingham@kfor.com.

You can follow Dylan on twitter @DylanBuckingham

Life Goal – To be a good dad to some great kiddos

Play any sports/Favorite Sport – I played just about everything growing up. Basketball is my favorite to play, football is my favorite to watch.

Favorite TV Show – Any sport on TV, SportsCenter, Entourage, How I Met Your Mother, Arrested Development

Favorite Car – My first, a 1993 Eddie Bauer Ford Bronco. It was awesome. In fact, I’m positive its why my wife married me…

Happiest moment in my life was – the day I got married

4 notable persons you’d invite to dinner – Jesus Christ, Vince Lombardi, Brad Nessler and Abraham Lincoln

Favorite food – Cheeseburgers of any sort or Subway.

I have a pet – 2 dogs. A Shih-Tzu named Piper and a Golden Retriever named Lambeau.

Knew you wanted to be a reporter when – I was 13 and realized I would never play sports professionally.

Best movie of all time – Forrest Gump

Hardest part of my job – My crazy hours

Favorite holiday – Christmas

School fight song – You can’t go wrong with any college fight song

People are surprised when I tell them – I took drum lessons from Eric Clapton’s old drummer (Jamie Oldaker) and I used to live in Boston when I was little.

I like to listen to – Any type of rock music or sports talk.

Favorite Book – Of Mice and Men

I’d jump at the chance to – do voice-over work in a cartoon or host a game show. Both of those things would be amazing to do.

Best part of the day – when the day is done and we’ve had three successful sportscasts.

Favorite place to be other than home & work – At any family member’s house or hanging out with friends.

Anything else you want viewers to know about you – I’m a ridiculously large sports fan, my TV is always on ESPN and my favorite professional sports teams are the Packers, Celtics, Red Sox and Bruins!


Recent Articles
  • ESPN: Chris Paul Might Play in OKC After All

    Shortly after the Thunder traded Russell Westbrook for Chris Paul, reports across the league stated OKC was actively shopping the nine time all-star. Now, it looks like OKC could end up keeping Paul. ESPN reports that trade talks for Paul have stalled due to it being so late in free agency and Paul owning a massive contract. The deal has three years and 124 million left on it. The report adds that both sides see benefits to playing in OKC. […]

  • Horns Up and Down at Big 12 Media Days

    Texas took center stage on the second and final day of Big 12 Football Media Days. The day started out with a bit of shocking news by the Big 12. Greg Burks, the Big 12 coordinator of officials, said that if a player gives the horns down signal, they could be subject to a penalty. If a player decides to do that, then they must do it quickly and it can’t be directed at any player. Burks said it might […]

  • Russell Westbrook is officially a member of the Houston Rockets

    Almost 50 years to the day of the moon landing, Russell Westbrook is blasting out of OKC and is now officially a member of the Houston Rockets. Both the Thunder and Rockets officially announced the trade Tuesday. Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti said in the teams release how the trade went down and followed that up by paying Westbrook the ultimate compliment. “We recently had conversations with Russell about the team, his career, and how he […]

  • Big 12 Football Media Days Kickoff From Jerry World

    Monday featured some heavy hitters taking the podium at Big 12 Football Media Days from Arlington, TX. Oklahoma State hit the podium first to break down their upcoming season. A “re-energized” Mike Gundy said in his opening statement that he took the blame for last season’s struggles and that this year he has more energy than ever going into the fall. Sure enough though, it didn’t take long for QB questions to come up. Gundy said that OSU’s battle between […]

  • Alex Abrines Says Goodbye to OKC

    It’s no secret Alex Abrines’ time with the Thunder was over. He made it official Monday. Abrines has signed with FC Barcelona, one of the more prestigious overseas basketball teams. Abrines said goodbye to OKC in a lengthy post on Twitter. Abrines saying, “It is time to say goodbye, today I take on a new challenge, a new chapter of my life, but I can’t do that without looking back and saying thank you.” Abrines went on to thank Thunder […]

  • Bryce Thompson, Oklahoma’s Next Big Basketball Star

    There’s been incredible names in the basketball world that have come from the state of Oklahoma. Trae Young, Blake Griffin, Sheldon Williams to name a few. But there’s a new name that is on the same path as each of those players. Bryce Thompson is a name that’s blowing up across the nation as one of the best basketball prospects in the 2020 class. Per Rivals, Thompson is a five star calliber player, the top ranked in the state of […]

  • Big 12 Football Media Days Kickoff Monday

    We may be just under seven weeks until the start of football, but Monday is the unofficial start to football season. That’s because the Big 12 Football Media Days kickoff from Arlington, Texas. Monday will be a big day as both the Sooners and the Cowboys will meet the media. Topic number one for both teams will be the quarterback battles going on at both campuses. Jalen Hurts is trying to steal the job from Tanner Mordecai while Spencer Sanders […]

  • Russell Westbrook on Trading Block As OKC Reshapes Roster

    The Thunder roster shake up could about be at it’s peak. Stadium’s Shams Charania is reporting that the Thunder are being receptive towards trade calls for Russell Westbrook. It’s been reported that the Pistons, Heat and Rockets are all interested in acquiring the eight time all-star. However, Charania reports that it’s increasingly difficult for the Thunder to move Westbrook since a lot of NBA teams don’t have the salary cap room to bring him in. Westbrook is owed 170 million […]

  • Thunder Trade Jerami Grant to the Denver Nuggets

    ESPN reports the Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Jerami Grant to the Denver Nuggets for a 2020 first round pick. The Thunder now have 13 first round picks through the 2026 NBA Draft. Grant had one year left on his contract, plus a player option in 2020, and this move saves the Thunder 39 million dollars. OKC had the highest luxury tax bill in the NBA because of going over the salary cap.

  • Former OSU Star Matthew Wolff Wins 3M Open

    Matthew Wolff made just his third professional start at the 3M Open, but he closed as if he’d played on the PGA Tour for years. Wolff fired a ridiculous 62 in the third round to catapult himself to the top of the leaderboard. Wolff’s 62 tied the course record for TPC Twin Cities. And entering the final round, Wolff was the youngest leader in a tournament after 54 holes since 1983. But the final round brought fireworks. Wolff shot a […]

  • Paul George Says Goodbye to OKC and Russell Westbrook

    Nearly 24 hours after being traded to the Los Angeles Clippers, Paul George said his goodbyes to OKC, the Thunder, and Russell Westbrook. George wrote a lengthy post on Instagram saying, “Thank you Oklahoma for 2 great years, you took me in as one of your own from the day I touched down. Thank you to the fans who make representing those 3 letters mean something. Thank you to Sam and Clay for being the best management a franchise and […]

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