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
  • Cowboys to Wear 1988 Uniforms for Homecoming Game Against Texas

    Oklahoma State’s football team will wear 1988 uniforms when the Cowboys host Texas for Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 28. The uniforms commemorate the 30th anniversary of Barry Sanders’ Heisman Trophy winning season. Sanders will be the grand marshal for the Homecoming parade in Stillwater. The uniforms include a patch honoring Sanders, and the helmets feature the old OSU “brand” logo the Cowboys wore in 1988.  

  • McNeill Does a Dance After OU Win

    Ruffin McNeill made his debut as Oklahoma’s defensive coordinator in Saturday’s 52-27 win at TCU. Afterwards, players encouraged McNeill to do a little dance in the lockerroom. OU linebacker Kenneth Murray talked about McNeill’s dance and the Sooners’ respect for McNeill at Monday’s weekly news conference.

  • Lincoln on Kennedy: Brooks Makes Impact as Freshman

    Oklahoma freshman running back Kennedy Brooks led the way for OU’s big rushing day against TCU on Saturday. Brooks had a career high 168 yards on 18 carries and scored a touchdown in the 52-27 win. After the loss of Rodney Anderson to a season-ending knee injury, Brooks is showing the Sooners have quality depth at the position. Head coach Lincoln Riley isn’t surprised about what he’s seen from Brooks.  

  • Two Sooners Honored by Big 12

    Oklahoma’s football team had two players earn Big 12 weekly honors on Monday. OU quarterback Kyler Murray is the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week. Murray was 19-for-24 for 213 yards passing and four touchdowns, plus ran for 51 yards in the Sooners’ 52-27 win over TCU last Saturday. It’s the fourth time this season Murray has won the award. OU running back Kennedy Brooks is the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week. Brooks is a redshirt freshman who […]

  • Kickoff Information for Nov. 3 Games

    The Big 12 Conference announced kickoff times and television information for games on November 3. Oklahoma State will visit Baylor for an 11:00 am kickoff on Fox Sports 1. Oklahoma will be at Texas Tech, with kickoff time and telecast information to be determined. OU will play at either 2:30 pm on Fox, or 6:15 pm or 7:00 pm on either ESPN or ABC. Final determination on times and TV will be made after this Saturday’s games.

  • Sooners Reflect on Emotional Win Over TCU

    Oklahoma’s football team had a lot to deal with between the loss to Texas and the 52-27 win over TCU last Saturday. Ruffin McNeill was installed as defensive coordinator to replace the fired Mike Stoops, and OU defensive back Tre Brown’s mother died, all while the Sooners were preparing to bounce back from the loss to the Longhorns. Nate Feken reports from Fort Worth, Texas.  

  • Westbrook Makes Debut, But Thunder Lose at Home to Kings

    The Oklahoma City Thunder played their first game at home this season, and their first game with Russell Westbrook for this season, on Sunday night against Sacramento, and the Kings shot 55 percent from the field on their way to a 131-120 win over the Thunder. OKC fell behind by as many as 17 points in the third quarter, and never got closer than five points in the second half. Westbrook nearly had a triple-double in his season debut, scoring […]

  • Sooners Get a Bump Up in the Polls

    Oklahoma’s football team moved up in both major college football polls released Sunday. The Sooners are  up one spot in the Associated Press poll to 8th, and moved up two positions in the coaches poll to 8th. OU beat TCU 52-27 on Saturday in Fort Worth. The  Sooners host Kansas State next Saturday at 2:30 pm. Alabama remains number one in both polls.

  • Sooners’ Run Game Leads Way in Win at TCU

    Oklahoma’s football team used a powerful running game and some timely passing to beat  TCU 52-27 at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday. Oklahoma rushed for 323 yards and gained nearly 7 yards a carry, with two backs rushing for over 100 yards, as the Sooners bounced back from the loss to Texas with their 18th straight win in a true road game. After forcing TCU to punt on the opening possession, the Sooners marched 84 […]

  • Friday Night Heroes, Week 8

    There was a limited schedule of high school football games on Friday night since it was Fall Break in Oklahoma schools. Here are the games KFOR covered: Jenks 42, Norman 20 John Marshall 68, Mannford 17 Heritage Hall 35, Kingfisher 27 Bethel 52, Douglass 14 Tulsa Union 56, Norman North 7 Southmoore 35, Edmond North 11  

  • Big 12 Men’s Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll Released

    The Big 12 Conference released its annual preseason coaches poll for men’s basketball on Friday. Oklahoma is picked to finish 8th, with Oklahoma State picked 10th of the 10 teams. Kansas is the pick for the eighth straight year to win the conference. It’s the 18th time overall the Jayhawks have been picked to win the league. Here is the complete poll: 2018-19 Big 12 Preseason Poll Team (1st Place Votes) Points 1. Kansas (9)* 81 2. K-State 72 3. […]