Carla Hinton
Religion Editor

Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide variety of news, including social services, transportation, minority affairs and Oklahoma City Hall.



Hinton also serves as assistant editor and editor of the local news section for several years, but she is perhaps best known as The Oklahoman's religion editor, a post she has held since June 2002. She has enjoyed learning about the many different world religions in her role as religion editor and doesn't consider it a bad thing when colleagues refer to her as "the church lady."



Career highlights have included meeting renowned evangelist Billy Graham and covering local reaction to the election of a new pope after the death of Pope John Paul II. In her spare time, Hinton enjoys reading suspense novels (ala James Patterson), watching HGTV shows and keeping up with the activities of her two grown sons and (almost grown) daughter

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Carla Hinton Today at 8:35 PM I'm at the Thunder game. THIS is the way to relax on a Sat night!
Carla Hinton Mon, Apr. 14 2014 09:20:33 AM CST Snow! ...in April ...
Carla Hinton Wed, Apr. 09 2014 05:57:51 PM CST Watch it: Episcopalians to meet for peace gathering: Carla Hinton[img]2408978[/img] Today,  the Episcopal Chur... LINK
Carla Hinton Mon, Apr. 07 2014 10:01:35 PM CST @robinmarsh9 You got that right! I love basketball!
Carla Hinton Mon, Apr. 07 2014 09:51:39 PM CST I'm rooting for K. Ollie and UConn but both teams are playing their hearts out. Kentucky freshmen starters are fantastic. #NCAAChampionship
Carla Hinton Mon, Apr. 07 2014 09:41:57 PM CST BB moms can't stand it when their player misses free throws ... Free throws matter Kentucky! #NCAAChampionship
Carla Hinton Mon, Apr. 07 2014 09:06:38 PM CST RT @JayJayUSATODAY: Kevin Ollie said "we're a second half team too!" with that Mr. T "I pity the fool" tone. Haha! #NCAAChampionship
Carla Hinton Mon, Apr. 07 2014 08:08:43 PM CST My lucky day: Darius Rucker, one of my fave recording artists sang the natl anthem at the NCAA championship. And I wasn't going to watch...
Carla Hinton Mon, Apr. 07 2014 08:00:00 PM CST I'm really liking this "Let it Shine" faith-themed commercial for the NCAA championships .. the choir is cool!
Carla Hinton Mon, Apr. 07 2014 05:51:18 PM CST RT @RickWarren: The more you surrender to God, the more at peace you'll be.The more you trust Him, the less you'll need explanations.
Carla Hinton Sun, Apr. 06 2014 09:57:27 PM CST KD makes history!! #GoThunder
Carla Hinton Thu, Apr. 03 2014 08:57:46 PM CST RT @ScottWilliams: People that think the #Thunder are better without Russell Westbrook are delirious. Luv me some #Westbrook #OKC
Carla Hinton Sun, Mar. 30 2014 04:36:38 PM CST March 30 Today's Prayer: Carla HintonO Lord, [img]2278505[/img] just as loaves of bread feed our bodies, Your ... LINK
Carla Hinton Tue, Mar. 25 2014 07:20:26 PM CST RT @Mardel_Inc: #Prayer is the best #wireless connection.
Carla Hinton Sat, Mar. 22 2014 10:31:56 PM CST RT @OKCityRescue: Someone just challenged the Mission to try & get our CRM kids selfie more than 1,000 RT's! You know what to do! LINK
Carla Hinton Tue, Mar. 18 2014 12:05:56 PM CST @ScottWilliams Would love to talk to you by phone today at either 1 or 1:30 p.m. ...on the subject we talked about at grocery store.
Carla Hinton Mon, Mar. 17 2014 08:25:56 PM CST @ScottWilliams How about 1145 am or 1pm
Carla Hinton Mon, Mar. 17 2014 08:20:19 PM CST @ScottWilliams OK!
Carla Hinton Mon, Mar. 17 2014 08:19:22 PM CST @ScottWilliams Do you have time tomorrow for a short phone interview?
Carla Hinton Tue, Mar. 11 2014 09:47:06 PM CST @dleinhorn It ended well thank goodness!