Richard Hall
Digital News Digital Media Specialist
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.

  • Oklahoma's most unique favorite food is...

    Richard Hall | Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    Can you guess what Oklahoma's most unique favorite food is?

  • 10 Oklahoma jobs that might one day be done by machines

    Richard Hall | Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Use this interactive guide to see if your job is in danger of becoming automated.

  • Report: Oklahoma City third-best city for job seekers

    Richard Hall | Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    Jobseekers, listen up: Oklahoma City ranks third in the country for job seekers according to

  • Awesome video: Watch 40 years of movie special effects in 1 minute

    Richard Hall | Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    I absolutely love the art of film, and the one film that changed my entire outlook on the artform is "Jurassic Park," which is also one of the most memorable films when it comes to the use of special effects. The company responsible for those effects is Industrial Light & Magic, which was founded in 1975 by George Lucas. As the company grew and the staff's talents exploded, ILM went on to do special effects for the entire "Harry Potter" series, the "Terminator" movies, the "Back to the Future" trilogy and many, many more. ILM has contributed to more than 300 movies and has won a combined 43 Academy Awards for visual effects and technical achievement.

  • 10 inspiring stories that will make you smile

    Richard Hall | Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    With all of the troubles and worries in the world today, it's nice to read about spontaneous acts of kindness people do for one another. Here are 10 of those stories that are sure to make you smile. [pagebreak] No. 10 Read the complete story here. [pagebreak] No.

  • 10 famous Oklahomans' names if they were born today

    Richard Hall | Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    You might've seen some social media chatter sharing this link that allows you to see what your name would be if you were born in 2015 (the link also describes how the algorithm was put together). I checked it out and learned that: lol @ Elmer. Here are what the names of 10 famous Okies would be if they were born today (most of them natives, one of them honorary). [pagebreak] No. 10 - Troyal Garth Brooks Well, that didn't go so well. Let's try...

  • #SharkPunch2015: Florida man clocks shark in the face after being bit

    Richard Hall | Published: Wed, May 13, 2015

    What would you do if you were swimming in the ocean and realized a shark had latched itself onto your leg? If you were as badass as college student Josh Green, you’d just punch it square in the face. The University of Central Florida said he was swimming at Cocoa Beach when he felt something […]

  • 10 of the most memorable movie moms ever

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, May 8, 2015

    Whether they’re great or pisspoor at parenting, here are 10 of the most memorable movie moms ever.

  • Samsung nails it with Galaxy S6

    By Richard Hall, Web Editor | Updated: Tue, May 5, 2015

    The Samsung Galaxy S6 is the phone to beat.

  • 10 famous Oklahomans' ages and genders guessed by

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Let’s see how accurate the Microsoft-created website is!

  • 2 Oklahoma cities where it's best to start a business

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    Internet high-five coming your way, Tulsa, because you’re one of the best cities to start a business in!

  • Worst to best: Every Marvel Studios movie ranked

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    We're taking a look at the best and worst the Marvel Cinematic Universe has to offer.

  • 5 life lessons movies taught me: The Karate Kid

    Richard Hall | Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    Movies hold a very special place in my heart. Not only as a form of entertainment, but as an unrivaled art form that has taught me a number of life lessons. This week’s movie is “The Karate Kid,” the 1984 classic starring Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita. Daniel LaRusso and his mentor, Mr. Miyagi, make one of cinema’s great duos. Akin to Luke Skywalker and Yoda, LaRusso is a young guy struggling with enemies in unfamiliar surroundings and Miyagi is the wise, patient teacher helping Daniel-san find his place. What transpires is a memorable coming-of-age tale that conveys some of life’s greatest — and hardest — lessons. Here are 5 life lessons “The Karate Kid” taught me.

  • Review: HTC One M9 a bit of the same ol' same ol'

    By Richard Hall, Web Editor | Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    The HTC One M9 is a fine phone, but comes more with a sense of deja vu than anything else.

  • Resilience: Interactive OKC bombing timeline helps tell the story

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    This Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, and we here at The Oklahoman and NewsOK have been working on compiling the best stories we could tell for the 20th year of remembrance. We decided to focus on the idea of resilience, which is the capacity to overcome. It’s the running theme […]

  • Hilarious: Matthew McConaughey reacts to 'Star Wars' teaser trailer

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Watch the hilarious reaction Matthew McConaughey had to the new "Star Wars" teaser trailer

  • Watch the new 'Star Wars' trailer right here, right now

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Just watch the dang thing.

  • 5 Oklahoma urban legends you should know about

    Richard Hall | Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Oklahoma creeps me out sometimes, ya know? I guess that can be said about anywhere, especially those that are rich with mysterious histories and urban legends.

  • OU football: 5 memorable blowouts in Sooner history

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Let's take a look back at some of the biggest blowouts in OU football history.

  • Warr Acres restaurant has a message for a dumpster diver

    Richard Hall | Published: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    P.B. Jams in Warr Acres has a note posted on its entrance that has the citizens of the Internet reaching for tissues: Saw this outside of P.B. Jams today. #thatswhatlovelookslike A photo posted by Greg King (@gregking8081) on Apr 10, 2015 at 10:43am PDT Owner Ashley Jiron noticed some trash bags behind her eatery had […]