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 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 […]

  • 'Let's go Longhorns!': Watch 10 hours of man walking in Austin as a hipster

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    Remember when that catcalling/harassment video went viral? Well, there’ve been a number of responses and parodies, but none of them are as honest as the following video is (which condenses down 10 hours of a man walking in Austin as a hipster; warning: some language):

  • #FeelGoodFriday: This photo of 2-year-old Brooklyn Lynn Lilly is what happy endings are all about

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    This is a photo of pure elation. That’s 2-year-old Brooklyn Lynn Lilly of Tawas City, Mich. She wandered off from a family member on Wednesday, and what followed was a nerve-wracking search that lasted nearly 22 hours. Lilly was found in the woods near her home and, other than being a bit dirty and having […]

  • POLL: Do guns make homes safer?

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    A recent Gallup poll asked Americans if guns make homes safer. The answer? Six-in-10 believe they do: According to Gallup, the number of Americans who believe guns make homes safer has “nearly doubled since 2000.” What do you think? Take our poll below, and leave your thoughts in the comments: Do you think having a […]

  • Charles Barkley and Shaq in 'True Detective' season 3? YES, PLEASE

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    “True Detective” was a surprise hit when it debuted on HBO earlier this year. The gritty crime drama starred Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey as they investigated some occult craziness. But you know what would make the series better? Casting Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal: Which instantly reminds me of this:

  • POLLS: Just how much into politics are you?

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    It’s Nov. 4, which means a good number of you guys will be headed to the polls to vote for this and that. Some of you are, no doubt, passionate about the political process and you want to make your voice heard. Some of you, however, aren’t too interested in it for whatever reason. Here […]

  • Jimmy Kimmel gets parents to make their kids cry over Halloween candy — again

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    And it’s magnificent. (But, dang, do some of these kids anger issues!) For those of you who don’t know: TV personality Jimmy Kimmel asked parents to trick their kids into thinking they ate all the Halloween candy. Kimmel’s done this for several years now, and it’s always hilarious. Watch the 2014 edition below: My favorite […]

  • GUNS! (and video): Does 'The Walking Dead' make headshots look too easy?

    Richard Hall | Published: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    Jerry Miculek is the guy you want to be around when the zombie apocalypse goes down. He’s one of the best shooters alive (and possibly ever) and he’s got a no-nonsense approach to taking fools out. He’s also a fun-loving dude, and in a recent video he takes a look at how “The Walking Dead” […]

  • How I became a zombie in 'The Walking Dead' — sort of

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    I have few dreams in my life: to be able to pay off my student loans before I die, to someday own a fully restored El Camino, and to one day play a zombie on “The Walking Dead.” Thanks to Baltimore artist Ted Dastick Jr., one of those dreams (kinda, sorta) became a reality. Dastick’s […]

  • 8 of the most horrific Halloween crimes

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    Halloween, for most, is just another day. You wake up, go to work, come home, eat some tacos and maybe catch up on some television. That also means, like any other day, you hear stories of crimes big and small. But something about them happening on Halloween makes it all a little spooky. And, frankly, […]

  • 10 of the cutest Halloween pet costumes ever

    Richard Hall | Published: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Source Halloweentime is for everyone — even the furkids. So, here are 10 of the cutest pet costumes ever, in no particular order. (FYI, the image above is a freebie. You’re welcome.) Source Source Source Source Source AND BONUS! Source Letting the neighbors know there’s a new sheriff in town! @petsmart #monstercute #woody #toystory A photo […]

  • Review: Samsung Galaxy Alpha

    By Richard Hall, Web Editor | Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is an attractive device, but looks aren’t everything.