Richard Hall
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.

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  • Oklahoma termites: 5 things I learned while dealing with them

    Richard Hall | Updated: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    “It’s not a matter of if, but when.” That’s what Edwin Conant, owner/operator of Get’em Pest Control, told me about Oklahoma termites as he was digging a trench around my Norman home so he could apply a treatment to the soil. See, a few days before Conant came out to my property, I noticed a […]

  • OMG: President Obama did something horrible yesterday

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    Love him or hate him, we can all agree President Barack Obama broke a serious, serious rule, as captured in this photograph: Pres Obama orders his burrito bowl at a Chipotle today before lunch w participants in the working families summit. pic.twitter.com/eVXgeYlYDe — petesouza (@petesouza) June 24, 2014 Do you see? DO YOU SEE?! Obama […]

  • Miroir pocket projector: Fun, practical, pricey

    BY RICHARD HALL, Web Editor | Published: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    The Miroir MP60 pocket projector is a fun toy, if you don’t mind the $299 price tag.

  • GUNS AND SELF-DEFENSE: Map shows where guns have been used in defense of self, property

    Richard Hall | Published: Mon, Jun 23, 2014

    There’s this website called Guns Save Lives that posts news from the firearms world, whether it’s general information about firearms and ammunition, or stories about firearms being used in self-defense. The latter bit of that is what I’m posting about today: Guns Save Lives has been constantly updating a Google Map with incidents involving a […]

  • What this guy's little sister did will melt your heart

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    (And how ’bout that headline, yeah?!)

  • GAME OF THRONES: Watch all 169 deaths in season four

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    There’s nothing to say, really. Just watch this video, and remember: Spoiler alert!

  • REVIEW: Samsung Galaxy S5 Active for the outdoorsman and clumsy alike

    BY RICHARD HALL, Web Editor | Updated: Tue, Jun 17, 2014

    The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is an outdoorsman’s smartphone dream come true.

  • WATCH: The best anti-texting-and-driving PSA ever?

    Richard Hall | Updated: Wed, Jun 11, 2014

    New and veteran drivers alike are constantly reminded to not text and drive, whether it’s by family members, billboards or other public service announcements. This PSA from Volkswagen has to be one of the most effective PSAs yet: Let’s be real here: Nearly everyone and their mom texts while driving, but that doesn’t make it […]

  • REVIEW: Samsung Galaxy Gear 2: A pretty, frustrating experience

    By Richard Hall, Web Editor | Published: Tue, Jun 10, 2014

    REVIEW: Samsung just can’t seem to get it right when it comes to their smartwatches.

  • WATCH: Son surprises father with amazing 57th birthday present

    Richard Hall | Updated: Sat, Jun 7, 2014

    The younger man shown in this video was 8 years old when he made a promise to his father that he’d get him a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air for his 57th birthday. As you can see, he kept true to his word. Here’s what the son said about the gift and video: Growing up my […]

  • Photos: D-Day then and now

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Jun 6, 2014

    Today marks the 70th anniversary of the landings at Normandy, which is the largest seaborne invasion in history that eventually led to an Allied victory in World War II. More than 4,000 lost their lives during the invasion in order to pave the way for a better today. There are some striking images of that […]

  • Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit: Beautiful tech is marred by shoddy software

    BY RICHARD HALL, Web Editor | Published: Tue, Jun 3, 2014

    The Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit wants to replace your dedicated fitness tracker, and be an extension of your phone, but it doesn’t do either thing well enough to warrant the $199 price tag.

  • Vegetarians, vegans be warned: E. coli outbreak in hummus, walnuts and dips

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, May 23, 2014

    Earlier this week a ground beef recall weighing in at 1.8 million pounds happened due to some nasty E. coli. Now that recall is about to gain some weight thanks to contaminated hummus, walnuts and other dips. CNN reports folks in Idaho and Washington have gotten sick from eating raw clover sprouts, and walnuts sold […]

  • 5 things I learned from buying a storm shelter

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, May 16, 2014

    My wife and I finally got a storm shelter. We’re not sure what took us so long, but last year’s severe weather season made up our mind for us. Our outdoor shelter was installed earlier this week, and here are some things I learned from the entire process.

  • Last night's OKC Thunder win summed up in one awesome gif

    Richard Hall | Published: Wed, May 14, 2014

    Last night’s Oklahoma City Thunder 105-104 win over the Los Angeles Clippers was something else. It was a tense final minute of play, and this gif sums everything up pretty well: Courtesy Kendall Brown on Facebook:

  • WATCH: Anchor drops the smackdown after viewers complained about tornado coverage

    Richard Hall | Updated: Wed, May 14, 2014

    We here in Oklahoma are all-too familiar with severe weather, and I can’t think of a single person who ever gets upset that news stations cut into scheduled programming so they can give us weather updates. Apparently some folks in South Dakota aren’t as appreciative as us, because a local news station there was “berated” with calls from viewers angry that tornado coverage broke into their favorite television show(s).

  • WATCH: Cat saves boy being attacked by dog

    Richard Hall | Published: Wed, May 14, 2014

    Cats might treat you like their servants and furniture, but they got it where it counts. Like this cat, who was filmed drop-kicking the living daylights out of a dog that was attacking the cat’s little human: The father uploaded the video to YouTube earlier today, and wrote this about it: My cat defends my son during a vicious dog attack and runs the dog off before he can do additional damage.

  • WATCH: WWE, Daniel Bryan honor Connor the Crusher, a young fan who died

    Richard Hall | Published: Wed, May 7, 2014

    In 2012, 7-year-old Connor Michalek, who suffered from pediatric brain cancer, had his dream come true when he met his favorite WWE wrestler, Daniel Bryan. This past April, Connor — who went by Connor the Crusher — spent time backstage with the WWE roster, and even a little time in the ring where he took out company Executive Vice President Paul Levesque, also known as Triple H.

  • The HTC One M8 is everything you want in a smartphone, and more

    by Richard Hall, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, May 6, 2014

    Richard Hall writes that an overload of smartphones these days means people have to choose carefully what to spend their money on. Luckily, the HTC One M8 makes that decision easier for them.

  • WATCH: Oklahoma Representative says Satanic monument not what Oklahomans want

    Richard Hall | Published: Sun, May 4, 2014

    Oklahoma Rep. Paul Wesselhoft spoke with Huffington Post this past week to discuss his thoughts on the proposed Satanic monument, saying that he doesn’t think it’s something Oklahoma’s citizens want. Wesselhoft said he feels the entire reason for the Baphomet statue is just to rebel against the Ten Commandments statue currently sitting near the statehouse.