Bob Barry, Jr.

Bob Barry, Jr.

Inducted: 2016

BOB BARRY, JR. (1956-2015) was Oklahoma’s KFOR-TV’s Sports Director and weeknight sports anchor at the time of his death. He joined the station as a weekend sports anchor in 1982 after working at KAUZ-TV in Wichita Falls. He began his career in Oklahoma City in 1980 as Sports Director for KAUT-TV, then to KTVT-TV where his father was Sports Director. Beginning in 1993, he hosted a talk radio show “Sports Morning” on Oklahoma City’s WWLS-AM/FM “The Sports Animal.” He hosted several coaches’ shows for OU and OSU since his radio career started as a Norman High School sophomore in 1973. He earned a BA at OU in Radio/TV/Film-Journalism. He created the Channel 4 basketball team, “The Foul Shots” in 1982, which has raised more than $1 million for charities. As head coach and general manager, he holds the team’s record for most 3-point shots attempted and missed. Many awards include Oklahoma Sportscaster of the Year six times by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. His wife Gina and four adult children survive him.