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 Tue, Jul. 22 2014 09:29:22 AM CST RT @BAMOK: Love @reba's new #prayforpeace video and song! LINK
Carla Hinton Mon, Jul. 21 2014 09:18:08 AM CST I loved James Garner in his movies w/Doris Day & "Support Your Local Sheriff." Can't forget "The Notebook" my fav binge watch. #RIPMaverick
Carla Hinton Thu, Jul. 17 2014 06:24:23 PM CST OK I don't drink at all -- teetotaler, that's me. If I did drink, I'd have a pina colada right about now. It's been one of those days. #Busy
Carla Hinton Sat, Jul. 12 2014 02:53:18 PM CST RT @RELEVANT: In case you missed it, here's the first trailer for Ridley Scott's 'Exodus', starring Christian Bale as Moses. LINK
Carla Hinton Fri, Jul. 11 2014 10:29:27 AM CST @tiffany_cooper @The_Jazzinater Thanks! I figured I might as well keep her!
Carla Hinton Fri, Jul. 11 2014 09:42:00 AM CST RT @QSBCMissions: Today get your "Where was God?" tickets for the 7:20 pm showing at AMC. They are $5 at Quail Springs Baptist Church. Go t…
Carla Hinton Fri, Jul. 11 2014 09:02:34 AM CST @bobbyross I know, right?!
Carla Hinton Fri, Jul. 11 2014 08:57:42 AM CST Happy 20th Birthday @The_Jazzinater!!!! You have kept me on the ball for 20 years! Have a great day! LINK
Carla Hinton Thu, Jul. 10 2014 05:58:37 PM CST Saying goodbye to my old phone & getting a new one. I dropped old faithful over the holiday. Parting is such sweet sorrow ... #DramaQueen
Carla Hinton Wed, Jul. 09 2014 08:46:33 PM CST Planet of the Apes marathon on the SyFy channel!
Carla Hinton Mon, Jul. 07 2014 12:01:02 PM CST An interview to remember: Louis Zamperini: Carla HintonI was saddened to learn of the recent death of  Louis Z... LINK
Carla Hinton Sat, Jul. 05 2014 07:23:06 PM CST Visiting Hoover Dam. Luckily it's only 99 degrees. #MeltinginLasVegas #VegasFamilyReunion LINK
Carla Hinton Sat, Jul. 05 2014 12:12:42 PM CST RT @cforbesoklahoma: “Where Was God?” Showing at the Quail Springs AMC. July 11-17th LINK Please share! #WhereWasGod
Carla Hinton Fri, Jul. 04 2014 02:28:34 PM CST @Travie4Prez is putting his thumb print on the family tree. Canvas with tree will go home with someone #Vegas2014 LINK
Carla Hinton Fri, Jul. 04 2014 01:57:22 PM CST We're at a family painting event. More fun than we thought. Right @Travie4Prez & @The_Jazzinator? LINK
Carla Hinton Fri, Jul. 04 2014 01:33:14 PM CST At the McGee Family Reunion in Vegas. Meeting cousins from across the country & Canada. #VegasFamilyVacation LINK
Carla Hinton Thu, Jul. 03 2014 08:21:05 PM CST RT @lancelang: "Hope Changes Everything is out now, go pick one up!" LINK
Carla Hinton Wed, Jul. 02 2014 07:22:27 AM CST Road trip! Listening to a little Sam & Dave, the Stylistics and the O'Jays.#KidsAreAsleep
Carla Hinton Tue, Jul. 01 2014 10:53:31 PM CST RT @JohnnaHurt: Find what is good for your soul, do that...
Carla Hinton Tue, Jul. 01 2014 09:32:01 AM CST RT @BerryTramel: Italy travelblog: St. Peter's trumps the Sistene Chapel LINK