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.

  • 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 […]

  • 10 things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Thanksgiving is a day for spending time with family and friends and, yes, enjoying some delicious food. But it’s also a time to be thankful for what we have in this life. The following 10 stories are happy and heartfelt, and represent the best that we as people have to offer — and be thankful […]

  • Nokia Lumia 830 is one of the best Nokias yet

    By Richard Hall, Web Editor | Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    The Nokia Lumia 830 gives users an exceptional experience without an insane price tag

  • Watch the 'Jurassic World' official trailer right now

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    The first official trailer for “Jurassic World,” starring Bryce Dallas Howard and Star-Lord Chris Pratt, just dropped on the YouTube, and you can check it out below: The best part of the entire trailer? This:

  • 10 famous Oklahomans, then and now

    Richard Hall | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    Ah, the Hollywood Sign. It has long since been a symbol of “making it.” You know, picking yourself up by your bootstraps and getting things done how only you can.

  • POLL: What's your favorite Thanksgiving food?

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    I’m curious: What do Oklahomans like to eat on Thanksgiving? What is your favorite Thanksgiving food? Take the poll below and share your thoughts in the comments. It’s listed in alphabetical order, broken up by food type. Cheers! What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?

  • 10 facts about Oklahoma you might not have known

    Richard Hall | Updated: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    Oklahoma is an interesting place, full of interesting and, sometimes, little-known historical facts. Here are 10 facts about Oklahoma you might not have known. No. 10 – Shoreline Believe it or not, Oklahoma has about 55,646 miles of shoreline, which is pretty impressive considering we’re smack dab in the middle of the Continental U.S. No. […]

  • What this dog is capable of will make your jaw drop

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    I love dogs. They’re smart and capable animals. And some of them, as evident by the below gif, are incredible patient and show impressive self-control. Here’s a dog balancing 50 treats on his/her nose, like some tasty form of Jenga:

  • Is Satan responsible for Monster Energy drinks? This woman thinks so

    Richard Hall | Published: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    Oh boy. Ohhhhhhhh boy. The woman in this video claims Monster Energy drinks are the work of the debil Satan. You picking up what she’s putting down, or just gonna laugh it off as you take a sip from that Monster you buy every Monday morning on your way into work? Maybe once the Satanic […]

  • 5 things only Oklahomans will understand

    Richard Hall | Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    Every state has its quirks, and Oklahoma is no exception. It takes a certain kind of individual to call Oklahoma home, but once that happens they’ll totally get where I’m coming from about these 5 things only Oklahomans will understand. No. 5 – QuickTrip QuikTrip is an Oklahoma staple, right up there with steak and […]