Mike Baldwin has been in the newspaper business more than three decades. The Oklahoma Christian University graduate started his career as the Seminole Producer sports editor in the late 1970s. He was the Edmond Evening Sun sports editor for three years in the early ’80s before joining The Oklahoman in 1982.
He has covered nearly every beat at the newspaper, starting with high schools. He also covered OU and OSU one year, then the Oklahoma City Cavalry CBA team before he and his family moved to Dallas, still working for The Oklahoman, to cover the Barry Switzer coached Dallas Cowboys.
After seven years in Dallas, Mike returned to Oklahoma City, covering Oklahoma State for seven years. The past two years he covered the Oklahoma City Thunder before being switched to OU this season.
Mike and his wife, Barbara, were married in 1988. They have a son, Brett, who is a junior at Edmond Santa Fe.