Richard Hall
Digital News Newsroom Developer
Richard Hall is an award-winning newsroom developer, editor and blogger for NewsOK. He was born in Austin, Texas, spent his childhood in southern California and has lived in Norman since 1999. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2008.

  • 3 facts about Oklahoma City homicides you should know

    Richard Hall | Published: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    Though the overall number of homicides was down compared to 2013, OKCPD officer-involved shootings shot up dramatically.

  • ICYMI: 5 facts about Oklahoma gun sales and mental health records

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    Oklahoma lags in providing mental health records to an FBI database used to prevent certain people from buying firearms.

  • OKC's beloved Size Records to close doors this month

    Richard Hall | Published: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    Size Records in Oklahoma City will close its doors at the end of the month, according to an announcement made on the store’s Facebook page.

  • Bored? Here are 2,400 video games you can play in your web browser

    Richard Hall | Updated: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    We’ve all been there: The slow day at work, those Sunday afternoons where nothing is going on… Those times where you just need to kill some time but don’t know what to kill it with.

  • 5 Oklahoma laws you might not know about

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    The Oklahoma hoodie bill has a lot of people talking, but here are 5 Oklahoma laws you might not have known about.

  • Moto 360 worth a shot despite its flaws

    By Richard Hall, Web Editor | Published: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    The Moto 360 smartwatch isn’t without its problems, but the device still offers a practical and generally enjoyable experience.

  • The 10 most-read NewsOK articles of 2014 are ...

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Jan 1, 2015

    So, I can’t give you an accurate number on just how many articles (blog posts included) NewsOK published in 2014, but it was a lot. And I do mean a lot. But here are the 10 NewsOK articles you guys found most interesting in 2014

  • 10 notable Oklahomans who died in 2014

    Richard Hall | Published: Wed, Dec 31, 2014

    Oklahoma is full of incredible people who have done incredible things. Though we lost a lot of our own this year, here are just 10 of the notable Oklahomans who died in 2014.

  • 10 things Oklahomans Googled more than any other state in 2014

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Dec 30, 2014

    Here are 10 things Oklahomans Googled for more than any other state in 2014.

  • 10 Oklahoma Christmas photos you must see

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Dec 25, 2014

    Christmas is here, everyone! That means spending time with family and friends, perhaps attending a church service or two, and being grateful for what we all have. In the event you’re surfing NewsOK today, here are 10 Christmas-related Oklahoma photos you just have to see.

  • Behold, the most dangerous anti-gun PSA ever

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Dec 23, 2014

    It doesn’t matter what you feel about guns, you gotta admit this anti-gun PSA is dangerous.

  • Review: Go get an Nvidia Shield Tablet

    By Richard Hall, Web Editor | Published: Tue, Dec 23, 2014

    The Nvidia Shield Tablet is an excellent Android tablet and a fantastic gaming slate that comes in at a fair price and is worth owning.

  • Counting 5 ways Nintendo Wii U earns top grade

    By Richard Hall, Web Editor | Published: Tue, Dec 23, 2014

    Since its release in 2012, the Wii U has pieced together an impressive stable of first-party software featuring characters and worlds everyone knows and loves: “Super Mario 3D World,” “Bayonetta 2” and “Mario Kart 8,” to name a few.

  • 5 reasons the Wii U won the console war in our house

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    The console war is a messy one, but the Wii U stood out amidst the competition. Here's why.

  • The 8 best Christmas movies ever

    Richard Hall | Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Christmas is just eight days away, so let's take a couple of minutes and check out the eight best Christmas movies of all time.

  • 10 most popular Google searches of 2014

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    Google has just shared what the top Internet searches of 2014 are, and none of them are too surprising. Google actually shares two lists: the searches that trended in the United States, and the searches that trended globally. This post will list both. Get to it! No. 10 – Ukraine Ukraine made headlines across the […]

  • Video: Oklahoma kids say the darndest things about Santa, Christmas

    BY RICHARD HALL | Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    Everyone knows kids say the darndest things, so when we here at NewsOK decided to ask some pint-sized humans what they thought of Santa and Christmas, we knew we would be bombarded with a cuteness overload.

  • 7 OU football memes Sooner fans love to share

    Richard Hall | Updated: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    Sooner football fans are a passionate bunch. Through thick and thin, they stand by the University of Oklahoma football program no matter what. But this season I’ve noticed something come up more and more on social media, especially during games: OU football memes. Here are seven Internet memes that Sooner fans love to share. No. […]

  • 5 Oklahoma counties where it's easiest to live, and 5 where it's hardest to live

    Richard Hall | Published: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    Earlier this year The New York times put together an interactive map that takes a look at the hardest U.S. counties to live in. The data used to rank (out of 3,135) the counties consisted of: median household income, the percentage of residents with a college education (bachelor’s degree), the unemployment rate, the disability rate, […]

  • Watch the 'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens' teaser trailer right now

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    The first teaser trailer for “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” just went live on the Internet, and you can watch it below: “The Force Awakens” picks up after “Return of the Jedi,” but the official plot synopsis has not yet been released. What we do know is we’ll see the original Big […]