Diana Baldwin
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.


  • City of Edmond says U.S. Senior Open golf championship sales tax calculations top $630,000

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    U.S. Senior Championship sales brought in more than $630,000 in extra sales tax revenue. The city is still working to get an up to $250,000 incentive from the Oklahoma Tax Commission.

  • Schools across Oklahoma can continue selling food at fundraisers, officials rule

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Oklahoma students can continue with their fundraising efforts as in years past after state Board of Education members Friday granted exemptions in a federal law monitoring snacks in schools.

  • Edmond Exchange for Oct. 17, 2014

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff writer | Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

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

  • Oklahoma students drop, cover and hold on in case of an earthquake

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    Third-grade Guthrie students learned what to do in case of an earthquake. A nationwide earthquake drill with more than an estimated 20 million people worldwide is planned for 10:16 a.m. Thursday. Remember to drop, cover and hold on.

  • Edmond exchange, Oct. 9

    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Edmond exchange, Oct. 9, 2014

  • Oklahoma boy, 5, is improving after getting new liver

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    Jaxon Saenz, 5, of Edmond, Oklahoma, received a liver transplant this week in a St. Louis hospital. He is off the oxygen and improving every day.

  • Overlook at Arcadia Lake to be used as a place for healing

    BY DIANA BALDWIN, Staff Writer | Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    Renovation of the overlook at Arcadia Lake is in the works to make an outside tranquil gathering for natural healing for combat veterans, paramedics and police officers suffering with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

  • Three suspects arrested in Edmond auto burglaries

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    Three men were arrested in connection with a string of auto burglaries. Edmond police said they were arrested on more than 120 complaints of auto burglary, concealing stolen property and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

  • Edmond downtown shined

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    Heard on Hurd may be here to stay in downtown Edmond. Large crowd turns out for premier street festival.

  • Public safety center alters look of downtown Edmond

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Construction of Edmond’s new public safety center has been underway for a year. It is expected to be completed in another year. The new three-story building with a 14-cell prisoner holding center in the basement has changed the looks of downtown Edmond.

  • Edmond Exchange for Sept. 20, 2014

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

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

  • Chat recap: Edmond adds more nightlife options

    BY DIANA BALDWIN, dbaldwin@opubco.com | Updated: Thu, Sep 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.

  • An Edmond man is accused of pouring gasoline and lighting a stove in house with his family inside

    BY DIANA BALDWIN, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Edmond police arrested Vincent Tipu Malakar, 54, on an arson complaint. He is accused of pouring gasoline throughout his home with his wife and teenage son inside.

  • What's your pressure point? Survey asks Oklahomans what causes them stress

    BY DIANA BALDWIN, JACLYN COSGROVE, TIFFANY GIBSON, ADAM KEMP and K.S. MCNUTT | Published: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    Money, retirement, tuition, earthquakes and social media are among the things that cause them stress, Oklahomans tell reporters during a recent survey.

  • New Oklahoma County Social Security office opens Monday

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    The U.S. Social Security Administration in Oklahoma County is opening a new office Monday. Construction crews were working Friday to complete the needed work in preparation for Monday’s opening.

  • Edmond Exchange for Sept. 12, 2014

    Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Edmond Exchange, a weekly column, is about what is happening in Edmond.

  • Historic Edmond home making way for craft beer and food trucks

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    A house built 111 years ago in downtown Edmond by William M. Hunt will be renovated for craft beer and food trucks. Opening is expected in the spring of 2015.

  • New downtown Edmond shopping center approved.

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

    Site plan for a new 15,584-square-foot downtown shopping center in Edmond was approved by the city council despite parking and trash container issues. Plaza USA will be constructed on the southeast corner of Broadway and Campbell.

  • Edmond opens health clinic for city employees

    BY DIANA BALDWIN | Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Edmond has opened a new employee health clinic at 28 E Main Street in the Downtown Community Center. City employees can get free medical care and generic medicine.

  • University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond officials visit Weatherford's event center

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Edmond leaders and University of Central Oklahoma officials are investigating a partnership to build a performing arts center. They went to Weatherford this week to see how it was done on the Southwestern Oklahoma State University.