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 Satanic monument revealed: Have a look

    Richard Hall | Updated: Fri, May 2, 2014

    Remember all the commotion earlier this year about the proposed Satanic monument to be installed in front of the Oklahoma Capitol? Well, Vice has the first look at it in all its glory. I’m not gonna lie: That’s got more detail than I expected!

  • Go ahead and cry: Dog lost during Hurricane Sandy reunited with his family 18 months later

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, May 2, 2014

    Whatever you call it — coincidence, miracle, perfect timing — you can’t deny that this story is amazing. From the Monmouth County SPCA Facebook page: Imagine this: Your family dog is lost during Hurricane Sandy. After searching and giving up hope, 1.5 years later you decide to adopt a dog.

  • POLL: Sen. Inhofe says 'Oklahomans believe Obama promotes Islam.' Well, do you?

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, May 1, 2014

    Tulsa World has this story that says Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe says Oklahomans (like you and me) believe President Barack Obama promotes Islam. Really? Do you? Do we? Take the dang poll already.  

  • WATCH: This inspiring video will move you to tears, and you'll like it

    Richard Hall | Updated: Thu, May 1, 2014

    I’d give you a head’s up of what to expect from this extremely moving and inspiration Powerade commercial, but then I’d ruin the big reveal that happens just seconds into the video. Just know that it’s part of the company’s #PowerThrough campaign, and features an exceptional young man named Nico Calabria who is following his dream despite the hurdles he faces: Once I saw it I couldn’t help but ask myself: What’s my excuse?

  • Star Wars Episode VII cast revealed: Who they are, and what they're in

    Richard Hall | Updated: Tue, Apr 29, 2014

    StarWars.com revealed the cast for the work-in-progress “Episode VII,” complete with photo: The Star Wars team is thrilled to announce the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.

  • WWYD if there were an 'Up' house in your neighborhood?

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Apr 29, 2014

    Everyone and their dog has seen the Disney movie “Up,” which showcases a colorful yet quaint house that the main character lives in. The house is now kind of an iconic piece of Pixar history that has inspired everything from cakes to dollhouses.

  • It isn't news, but watch this graduation backflip go wrong

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Apr 29, 2014

    Ouch. Ouchouchouchouchouch. Check out this student from Davenport University attempt a celebratory backflip, only to have it go horribly wrong. Poor dude. He should’ve practiced in the cap and gown a bit more.

  • It isn't news, but watch this guy's reaction to becoming a grandpa

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Apr 25, 2014

    I think some dust or something just got in my eyes. As seen on reddit!

  • 'Better off as slaves': So wonders Cliven Bundy about black people

    Richard Hall | Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    Cliven Bundy has gone from obscurity to the center of a political tug-of-war, and he’s embracing every bit of the attention he’s getting. Problem is, now he’s done opened his mouth and shoved his foot firmly in it by saying things like this bit about black people on “government subsidies”: “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton.

  • It isn't news, but check out how happy this kid is because of hockey player Jordin Tootoo

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    Professional hockey player Jordin Tootoo is now professional at being awesome. Because he did this:

  • Oregon: Powered by aborted fetus tissue?

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    What if you found out you got your electricity from the burning of tissue from aborted fetuses? Apparently that’s happening in Oregon right now. And once the Marion County Commission in Oregon realized what was going on, they worked quickly to put a stop to it.

  • It isn't news, but look at this creepy hornets nest

    Richard Hall | Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    I came across this on reddit and thought I’d share. #NightmaresForDays

  • Because Stone Cold said so! WWE's Steve Austin is all for marriage equality

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    WWE personality Stone Cold Steve Austin didn’t pull any punches when he spoke recently about his thoughts on marriage equality. In a very NSFW (’cause of language) section of a podcast, Stone Cold basically said: Any human being in America … who wants to be married … more power to them.

  • Go ahead and laugh: Charles Barkley's golf swing

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Now that’s some funny stuff. I don’t know much about golf, but I know he’s doing something wrong. Or, the club is too short for him. Slow news day? Nah. I just got done reading a bunch of crime stories and needed a pick-me-up.

  • Watch: Train narrowly misses man crossing the tracks

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Growing older means losing a step or two. But doesn’t growing older also mean growing wiser? And wisdom dictates “don’t ever try to beat a train. Especially if you’re on foot. And old.” No ageism here! But the guy in this clip is apparently 77 years old, and if he had been a step slower, I wouldn’t be sharing this video with you right now.

  • Netflix is raising prices

    Richard Hall | Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Netflix announced today that, after seeing success with a rise in subscription cost in Ireland, the company plans to raise prices by as much as $2 for new customers, depending on the customer’s location. As expected we saw limited impact from our January price increase for new members in Ireland (from €6.99 to €7.99), which included grandfathering all existing members at €6.99 for two years.

  • Video: Probably the best gun review ever, all thanks to a simple app

    Richard Hall | Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    I love YouTube, and this is one of the reasons why. If you’ve never heard of the Speech Jammer app, let me fill you in: It’s an app that takes everything you say, adds a delay and makes it almost impossible to speak intelligibly while you use the app.

  • Watch: Guy goes on epic rant against 'bullies' of autistic and people with disabilities

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Bullies prey on people they perceive as weak. That’s what they look for. … And they perceive you, or your loved ones who are disabled, as being weak. What they don’t understand is you’re not. Those words were spoken earlier this week by a man named Pete Werner during a weekly podcast he runs called DisUnplugged.

  • Video: Want a Porche 911? This guy's story might make you think twice

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Imagine you’ve saved up your hard-earned money to finally buy the car of your dreams: In this case, it’s a brand new Porsche 911, which ranges in price between $85,000 and about $172,000. You get your car, it’s amazing. It’s beautiful.

  • Sports bar sign: 'I like my beer how I like my violence...'

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Sidewalk signs give the chance to businesses to really grab the attention of potential customers. Using humor and colorful presentations, business can really reap the rewards of their creativity, especially if photos of their sign hit the Web and get spread like crazy.