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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  • WATCH: Baby goes crazy over remote control (and it's totally hilarious and cute)

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

    YouTuber Evelyn Terastvatsatrian recently uploaded a video of her son going absolutely bonkers over a television remote control. It’s hilarious and cute at the same time. Check it out: One of the video’s comments put it pretty well:

  • Guns, guns, guns: Anti-gun PSA inspires pro-gun PSA

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    Love them or hate them, Everytown For Gun Safety’s latest round of video public service announcements about gun violence is making waves and getting people talking. Especially those who disagree with the organization. One video in particular is getting the most attention, and its goal is to urge various Senators and Representatives to push for […]

  • REVIEW: Amazon Fire Phone fizzles

    BY RICHARD HALL, Web Editor | Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    The Amazon Fire Phone is full of gimmicks, ho-hum performance and little else.

  • OU fan buys TexsaSports.com to troll Texas fans after spelling error

    Richard Hall | Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    If there’s one thing the Texas Longhorns learned today, it’s to never give Sooner fans an opening to mess with you — because they will. Earlier today it was revealed the University of Texas misspelled Texas in the footer of every page of their Player Profile Media Guide. The link should say TexasSports. Instead, it […]

  • LG G3 review: Hail to the king, baby

    By Richard Hall, Web Editor | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    The LG G3 is now the Android smartphone to beat.

  • If Oklahoma and Game of Thrones got together and created a state sigil, it'd look like this

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    HBO recently debuted a piece of fun software called Join the Realm that allows users to generate their own sigils. One redditor by the name of Boo-yay decided to create sigils for each state and territory, which he then posted on the Game of Thrones subreddit. You can check them all out here, but here’s […]

  • 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.