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 7:49 AM RT @RNS: James Foley's mother on MSNBC: #PopeFrancis "understood Jim's heart." The pontiff called the Foleys Thursday with condolences.
Carla Hinton Today at 7:46 AM "@hcpeterson: YES: Chick-fil-A is coming out with with chicken and waffles LINK LINK" Life is good!
Carla Hinton Today at 7:43 AM @FBW_editor Milk Duds mask the pain! No,really it's a good life adjustment. Good for young ones to get out and explore the world. Congrats!
Carla Hinton Today at 7:39 AM @ctkokc Thanks!Very interesting topic. Chance to educate others about matters of faith they may not be aware of.
Carla Hinton Today at 7:37 AM @bobbyross @scribefla Def 1 of the most interesting stories. We'll delve into other issues later. Could have written a book on this ...
Carla Hinton Wed, Aug. 20 2014 07:27:49 PM CST @loribailey Awww! It is wonderful and sad all at the same time. Congrats go to you and your family Lori for reaching this moment.#TimeFlies!
Carla Hinton Wed, Aug. 20 2014 07:20:44 PM CST I'm sad because my daughter moved back to school today and my youngest son starts his college sr year Thu.Consoling myself with Milkduds.
Carla Hinton Mon, Aug. 18 2014 05:32:43 PM CST @seirafipour @OCCJ Thank you!
Carla Hinton Mon, Aug. 18 2014 07:04:05 AM CST @OKdoubleM @NewsOK @abbydeSteiguer Fun story to write! Gives dads everywhere something to aspire to.
Carla Hinton Sun, Aug. 17 2014 01:14:17 PM CST @CheggHelp Thank you so much!
Carla Hinton Sun, Aug. 17 2014 01:06:27 PM CST @CheggHelp Hi, I ordered my daughter's books online 10 min ago, but forgot to put in the free shipping code. What can I do? 8BAPYX7F
Carla Hinton Wed, Aug. 13 2014 04:21:22 PM CST @bannevh @OKRelig Thanks! Keep in touch. I know the new school year has begun. Perhaps there's a story to share about praying moms.
Carla Hinton Tue, Aug. 12 2014 07:32:37 PM CST @bannevh Thsnk you so much!
Carla Hinton Tue, Aug. 12 2014 05:50:18 PM CST Rolling away the stone of mental illness: Carla HintonBefore you read this post, please know that I did not co... LINK
Carla Hinton Mon, Aug. 11 2014 08:20:23 PM CST RT @YNB: In light of what I'm hearing... The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is: 800-273-8255 #YouAreNotReallyAlone #ThereIsHope #Depr…
Carla Hinton Sat, Aug. 09 2014 06:02:49 PM CST You could call it "Love & Basketball" -- a NE OKC church has a lot of love for young hoopers. Check it out in the Sunday Oklahoman.
Carla Hinton Fri, Aug. 01 2014 05:55:04 PM CST @lancelang @annielobert Sure! She was a great interview.
Carla Hinton Thu, Jul. 31 2014 08:55:15 PM CST Just saw a trailer for an Adult Swim show " Black Jesus" coming to TV this fall ... I have no words. #PeopleHaveTooMuchTimeOnTheir Hands
Carla Hinton Sat, Jul. 26 2014 09:58:31 AM CST Community minded folks are busy this sunny morning. I'll enjoy sharing their story. It's coming soon... LINK
Carla Hinton Tue, Jul. 22 2014 09:29:22 AM CST RT @BAMOK: Love @reba's new #prayforpeace video and song! LINK