Diana Baldwin
Local News Sr. Reporter

Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote the original stories about the wrongdoings at Feed the Children. She came to The Oklahoman as the features editor. She covered the courts and law enforcement most of her career. She is now assigned to cover all aspects of Edmond. Baldwin has won more than four dozens state, regional and national awards for her work. She is a founding member of FOI Oklahoma, the state's freedom of information organization. Before coming to The Oklahoman, Baldwin worked at Duncan and Ardmore newspapers. She is a University of Oklahoma graduate.


  • Edmond Exchange: 2015 calendars are ready

    BY DIANA BALDWIN | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Edmond Exchange is a weekly wrap-up of what is going on in Edmond by Staff Writer Diana Baldwin.

  • Chat recap: Edmond Public Safety Center should be finished by late summer in 2015

    Diana Baldwin | Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    The Oklahoman's Diana Baldwin chatted with readers Thursday about downtown Edmond roads, restaurants and businesses. Join her chat every third Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. Below is an unedited transcript of the chat. NewsOK 1:26 p.m. Hey everyone. We'll get started with our chat at 2 p.m. Diana will be logging in then, but you can start submitting your questions now. Diana Baldwin 2:01 p.m. Welcome to Edmond Live Chat. Send your questions in and we will get started. Jack 2:01 p.m. Anything we can look forward to for the city in 2015? Diana Baldwin 2:03 p.m.

  • Edmond neighbors speak up against 366 new homes

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    A proposed development with houses costing $300,000 to $350,000 on small lots didn’t get an approval recommendation from the Edmond Planning Commission this week. Neighbors opposed the new development.

  • Edmond Exchange for Dec. 13, 2014

    Published: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    Edmond Exchange, a weekly wrap-up of what is going on in Edmond.

  • Edmond extends bus contract for U.S. Social Security office in OKC

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    Edmond extends contract to provide public transportation services to the new U.S. Social Security Administration office in Oklahoma City. The contract is for six months while more information is gathered.

  • Groundbreaking set for January in Edmond's new hotel and conference center

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    Groundbreaking for Edmond’s new hotel and conference center is scheduled for Jan. 12. A building permit is close to being issued for the complex on the northwest corner of Interstate 35 and Covell Road.

  • Edmond pharmacy pays $43,000 to settle federal claims

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Sat, Dec 6, 2014

    Sherry’s Drug, a longtime Edmond pharmacy, paid $43,000 to settle claims involving violations of the controlled substances act. Sherry Ross, the owner, said she did not admit liability in the settlement.

  • Christmas is coming to Edmond with tree lighting, parade, ice skating, Santa and more

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    Edmond kicks off a month of Christmas-themed activities on Saturday with the annual Mayor’s Tree Lighting and a parade.

  • Edmond Exchange for Nov. 29

    Updated: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    Edmond Exchange, a weekly wrap-up of what is going on in Edmond.

  • Hidden graves are Edmond's first known homicides

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    A new police lab and evidence storage building will be near the crosses that mark the graves of the first known homicide victims in Edmond, Oklahoma.

  • Edmond's Thanksgiving dinner will be ready for holiday

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    Edmond and other Oklahoma City-area communities are preparing this week Thanksgiving dinner for the people in their cities. Volunteers by the hundreds are needed to get the job done by Thursday.

  • Edmond Exchange for Nov. 21, 2014

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    Edmond Exchange, a weekly wrap-up of what is going on in Edmond.

  • Chat recap: Edmond wants better roads

    BY DIANA BALDWIN, dbaldwin@opubco.com | Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    The Oklahoman's Diana Baldwin chatted with readers Thursday about downtown Edmond roads, restaurants and businesses. Join her chat every third Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. Below is an unedited transcript of the chat. NewsOK 1:21 p.m. Hey everyone. We'll get started with our Edmond chat at 2 p.m., but you can start submitting your questions now. Diana Baldwin 2:00 p.m. Welcome to Edmond Live Chat! Send your questions about everything Edmond my way and let's talk. Leon 2:01 p.m. Are we ever going to get a Dairy Queen? White Castle? Diana Baldwin 2:02 p.m.

  • Edmond Exchange for Nov. 15

    BY DIANA BALDWIN | Updated: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    Edmond Exchange, a weekly wrap-up of what is going on in Edmond.

  • First round: Edmond residents 1; proposed grocery store 0

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    Large group opposed two variances that would have made way for a grocery store at Covell and Coltrane roads. Their opposition helped Edmond City Council members unanimously decide to vote down the requests.

  • Edmond Exchange

    BY DIANA BALDWIN | Updated: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    Edmond Exchange, a weekly wrap-up of what is going on in Edmond.

  • Oklahoma City metro-area Republican candidates gain victories

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    In Cleveland County, Harold Haralson, a Republican from Norman, won over Cal Hobson, a Lexington Democrat, in the District 3 county commission race.

  • Oklahoma elections: Oklahoma City metro-area county commissioner candidates ready for Tuesday's election

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Nov 2, 2014

    Voters will go to the polls in many counties across the state to elect Districts 1 and 3 county commissioner candidates. A wrap-up of what is happening in the metro area.

  • Craft beer house is approved for downtown Edmond

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    The site plan for The Patriarch Craft Beer House and Lawn in downtown Edmond has been approved. Owners plan to convert a 111-year-old Victorian house at 9 E Edwards.

  • Edmond hotel and conference center construction set to begin at first of the year

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Edmond planning commissioners Tuesday approved the site plan for a new hotel and conference center in Edmond. The public-private project will be constructed on the northeast corner of Sooner Road and Covell Road.