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





Carla Hinton Fri, Oct. 17 2014 10:28:51 PM CST RT @Biosgraphy: Stories live in your blood and bones, follow the seasons & light candles on the darkest night- every storyteller is also a …
Carla Hinton Thu, Oct. 16 2014 10:21:04 AM CST I didn't realize til now that at least 1 of my tweets from the CBMC's Salt & Light Award Dinner said "CBS" instead of CBMC. #Gettingold ...
Carla Hinton Wed, Oct. 15 2014 08:10:28 PM CST Bobby Gruenewald with LINK: "That's what this is all about: Transforming how we engage with God's Word.
Carla Hinton Wed, Oct. 15 2014 07:47:21 PM CST "Anything that I've done that is worthy of an award like this is because of God," Bobby Gruenewald of LINK tells crowd.
Carla Hinton Wed, Oct. 15 2014 07:44:07 PM CST Bobby Gruenewald w/LifeChurch.tv experienced an emotional moment as he talked of his parents. He said it is great to have Godly parents.
Carla Hinton Wed, Oct. 15 2014 07:40:23 PM CST Bobby Gruenewald with LINK accepted his Salt & Light Award with his wife Melissa and two of their four children.
Carla Hinton Wed, Oct. 15 2014 07:36:58 PM CST Mart Green said Bobby Gruenewald is generous and was passionate about making the YouVersion Bible app a free app.
Carla Hinton Wed, Oct. 15 2014 07:34:45 PM CST Mart Green describes Bobby Gruenewald as unique. He asked how many people attend a church with an "innovation leader" like Gruenewald.
Carla Hinton Wed, Oct. 15 2014 07:30:55 PM CST This is the 21st anniversary of the CBMC's Salt & Light Award event. Mart Green of Marden is taking the podium.
Carla Hinton Wed, Oct. 15 2014 06:45:47 PM CST I'm at the 2014 CBS Salt & Light Award Dinner where LINK's Bobby Gruenewald is to be honored with this year's award.
Carla Hinton Sun, Oct. 12 2014 01:00:16 PM CST Say it ain't so! #ThunderFans'WorstNightmare
Carla Hinton Fri, Oct. 10 2014 02:19:21 PM CST Right now: Rick Warren shines spotlight on mental health: Carla HintonIn conjunction with World Mental Health ... LINK
Carla Hinton Thu, Oct. 09 2014 11:29:50 AM CST Interested in downloading the free YouVersion Bible app? Here you go: https://t.co/GmXKhCuCdq
Carla Hinton Thu, Oct. 09 2014 11:28:41 AM CST The pics are images of all the LINK campuses. Chk out my story on the free Bible app at LINK (more)
Carla Hinton Thu, Oct. 09 2014 11:23:41 AM CST Reader emailed me about the pics above Bobby Gruenewald in the photo w/my story today on LINK's free Bible app (more)
Carla Hinton Thu, Oct. 09 2014 09:33:59 AM CST YouVersion Bible app: more on translations milestone: Carla HintonThere’s more to say about the recent YouVers... LINK
Carla Hinton Wed, Oct. 08 2014 03:43:32 PM CST This is it. I have turned a page. I'm ready to admit I like Ana's "Wanna Build a Snowman" song more than Elsa's "Let It Go." #Don'tJudgeMe
Carla Hinton Tue, Oct. 07 2014 09:20:48 PM CST @ScottWilliams Whoa!
Carla Hinton Tue, Oct. 07 2014 08:07:55 AM CST Same-sex marriage: Kenny & Bo wait no more: Carla HintonAs photographs and information from the Oklahoma Count... LINK
Carla Hinton Mon, Oct. 06 2014 09:16:41 AM CST RT @OSUOKC: Feeling frazzled about the upcoming spending season? We've got a workshop for you this Wednesday! LINK