Dino Lalli – Discover Oklahoma!
Dino Lalli was born and raised in McAlester and now calls Edmond home. He is an Emmy-nominated journalist/producer and currently co-host of Discover Oklahoma.
Over a 20-year period, Dino served as the award-winning entertainment editor and film critic for three television stations; KOCO and KFOR in Oklahoma City as well as KNBC in Burbank, California. While at KOCO, he hosted and produced an Emmy nominated, nationally syndicated program on movies. He is one of just a handful of entertainment reporters in the country ever to be nominated for an Emmy. Much of Dino’s work has aired nationally on various ABC affiliates, The Today Show, CNN Showbiz Tonight, ESPN, and Entertainment Tonight.
Prior to working for Discover Oklahoma, Dino worked in the Oklahoma Film and Music Office for almost nine years. He held the positions of Field Representative and Director. Dino served as the Creative Services Director for the television division of Feed the Children a worldwide, non-profit organization based in Oklahoma City. He was also an associate producer on a documentary film called Remember the Sultana with actor Sean Astin as the film’s executive producer.
Dino received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism Radio/TV Broadcasting from the University of Oklahoma. He’s a member of the national Broadcast Film Critics Association as well as the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle and most recently served as a board member for Keep Oklahoma Beautiful. He and his wife Laryssa have three children and attend Crossing’s Community Church in Oklahoma City.
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Partner, Price Lang Public Relations
Emily Lang is a partner at Price Lang Public Relations, an Edmond-based strategic communications firm.
She began her career working for the Oklahoma House of Representatives before joining the Attorney General’s Office in 2002, where she served as a public information officer and legislative liaison. In 2009, she left the AG’s office to lead a gubernatorial campaign, where she managed all aspects of the campaign, including communications, fundraising, polling and outreach.
Upon her return to state government, she earned the position of Director of Special Projects.
Known as an innovator and problem solver, Ms. Lang co-founded Price Lang in 2011 with her friend and former attorney general’s office co-worker, Charlie Price. Over the last 12 years, their clients have included local and global businesses, advocacy organizations and not-for-profits, with services including strategic and crisis communications, video production, graphic design, social and digital media management and development support. Under Emily and Charlie’s leadership, Price Lang Public Relations has received numerous awards, including a Gold Addy Award in 2022.
Emily’s work has included charitable efforts for a variety of causes, including the Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, the Santa Fe Family Life Center, Leadership Oklahoma City and the University of Central Oklahoma, where she currently serves as immediate past chair of the University’s Foundation Board of Trustees.
Advocates for freedom of the press, quality journalism, and giving back generously, Emily and Charlie have provided scholarships for UCO communications students since 2016.
Emily has been named to the Journal Record’s “Achievers Under 40” list and the Business Times’ “20 Under 40” list.
She has been married to her husband, John, for more than 20 years. When she isn’t expertly juggling client’s needs, she can be found cheering on her son, Wyatt, in his many school and sporting endeavors.