Brian Brinkley is Oklahoma’s NewsChannel 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
  • Thunder Back Home and Back in the Win Column Over Clippers

    The Oklahoma City Thunder returned home to Chesapeake Arena and returned to the win column with a 110-104 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night. The Clippers actually outshot and outrebounded OKC, but turned the ball over 26 times to the Thunder’s 11, and after taking the lead on a Paul George 3-pointer in the second quarter, the Thunder never trailed again. George finished with 33 points and hit five 3-pointers, plus had 7 rebounds and 6 assists. […]

  • Sooners Down Trojans for 5th Straight Win

    Oklahoma’s men’s basketball team held USC to just 34 percent field goal shooting and got big games from three different players to beat the Trojans 81-70 at the BOK Center in Tulsa on Saturday night. The Sooners went on several runs to build double digit leads, and led by 12 at halftime before taking charge in the second half. Miles Reynolds led OU with 20 points, hitting 7 of 10 from the field. Christian James had his third straight double […]

  • Sooners Prepare for Two Bama Quarterbacks

    Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa went through the Crimson Tide’s first bowl practice on Friday in Tuscaloosa, and while it’s too early to tell if he’ll be healthy enough to play against Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl, the Sooners know they have to be ready for anything. If Tagovailoa can’t play, it will be Jalen Hurts getting the start, and it was Hurts who led the Crimson Tide’s comeback win over Georgia in the SEC Championship Game. OU head coach Lincoln […]

  • Riley Likes How Murray Fits the Sooner Mold

    Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray won the Heisman Trophy last weekend for his outstanding individual season, but OU head coach Lincoln Riley says Murray is more than just a star. Riley says Murray fit the kind of quarterback the Sooners needed this year, to follow up Baker Mayfield. Riley and OU is counting on that leadership when they face Alabama in the Orange Bowl in the College Football Playoff semifinals on December 29.

  • Gundy Making Quick Trips With Helicopter

    With a busy month of December going on, Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy is trying to maxmize his time. OSU is getting ready for the Liberty Bowl against Missouri on New Year’s Eve, and Gundy is also trying to get some recruiting done with national signing day set for Wednesday, December 19. To make the most of his time, Gundy has been using a helicopter to visit recruits.

  • Cowboys Take Advantage of Bowl Practices

    Oklahoma State’s football team is taking advantage of a late date for their bowl game to get some extra practices in. The Cowboys don’t play their bowl game until New Year’s Eve when they face Missouri in Liberty Bowl in Memphis. Head coach Mike Gundy is using the practices as partly a head start on spring practice, and partly preparation for the Tigers.

  • Thunder Lose Second Straight on Road, Nuggets Stay on Top in West

    The Oklahoma City Thunder fell behind early and never could catch the Denver Nuggets in the final three quarters, as Denver remained atop the Western Conference standings, beating OKC 109-98 on Friday night at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. The Thunder came into the game just a half game behind the Nuggets for the top spot in the West, but Denver, even without several players out with injury, took the lead early in the game and never gave it […]

  • Justice Hill Named Big 12 Football Scholar-Athlete

    Oklahoma State running back Justice Hill was named the Big 12 Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year on Tuesday. Hill was a first team All-Big 12 pick this season after rushing for 930 yards and nine touchdowns. He missed the last two games after suffering a rib injury against Oklahoma on November 10. Hill is also Academic All-Big 12, and has a grade point average of 3.64 while majoring in finance. Scholar-Athlete of the Year nominees must be a junior or […]

  • Four State Players on Sporting News All-America Team

    Four players with ties to Oklahoma were named to the Sporting News All-America college football team on Tuesday. Oklahoma State wide receiver Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma guard Ben Powers, and Texas A&M tight end Jace Sternberger from Kingfisher all made the first team. OU quarterback Kyler Murray was second team. The Sporting News team is one of five All-America teams recognized by the NCAA, which determine the consensus All-America team. The last of the five teams will be named Wednesday when […]

  • Balanced OKC Effort Leads To Thunder Win Over Jazz

    Paul George got hot from three-point range and  Russell Westbrook had another triple double as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Utah Jazz 122-113 on Monday night at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City. George scored 31 points and made 8 of 10 shots, including 5-for-6 from three point range, with four of those coming in the third quarter as OKC took control of the game, building a 27-point lead at one point before winning by nine. The Thunder outscored the […]

  • Seven Players With State Ties Make Two Major All-America Teams

    Two major college football All-America teams were released on Monday, honoring seven different players with ties to the state of Oklahoma. The Associated Press and the Football Writers Association of America, two of the five major teams recognized by the NCAA, both released their postseason honors. The Associated Press All-America football team had six players with ties to Oklahoma made the three teams. Four Sooners made the list, including two on the first team:   OU quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Kyler […]