CARLA HINTON (1966- ), religion editor at The Oklahoman since 2002, established a reputation for fair and balanced reporting, no matter the subject or religious group, especially stories about diverse communities. She joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as an American Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. In 1988 to 1989 on the community desk, she covered the City of Moore and Moore Schools, and Oklahoma City Hall from 1989 to 1996, when she became Assistant Community Editor and Community Editor in 1998 until 2000. She served as general assignment reporter from 2000-2002. Awards punctuate her career: 2009 Journalist of the Year by the Tulsa Association of Black Journalists; 2012 Excellence in Religious Journalism Award by the Oklahoma Conference of Churches; 2016 Friend of Faith Award from the Oklahoma Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints. Others include first places in columns and enterprise reporting. An Oklahoma City native, she attended OU.