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.


  • Edmond initiative petition against electronic signs has enough signatures

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Signatures on an initiative petition to ban electronic signs in Edmond are valid and city council members will consider an April 7 election to let the public decide.

  • Edmond Exchange for July 11

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

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

  • Neighbors offer warm welcome for injured Edmond veteran

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Neighbors turned out for the groundbreaking for triple amputee Rusty Dunagan’s new home. The retired U.S. Army staff sergeant lost his legs and one arm in a 2010 land mine and bomb attack in Afghanistan.

  • Edmond firefighters' claims lead to fire chief being disciplined

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    Claims of a hostile work environment, corruption and coercion were filed against Edmond, Oklahoma, Fire Chief Jake Rhoades. An internal investigation ended with the fire chief being disciplined.

  • Edmond gets ready for Monday's opening of U.S. Senior Open

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    After more than two years of planning, the U.S. Senior Open starts Monday in Edmond. The seven-day tournament is expected to bring in $12.9 million to Edmond’s economy.

  • Edmond's LibertyFest continues Friday with parade, fireworks

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    A parade and fireworks are scheduled for the Fourth of July in Edmond as part of the 42nd annual LibertyFest. The parade begins at 9 a.m. Friday in downtown Edmond.

  • Dave McGary 'Touch The Cloud'sculpture will move from Houston to University of Central Oklahoma campus

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Sat, Jun 28, 2014

    Edmond City Council members and University of Central Oklahoma officials agreed to place “Touch the Cloud” on campus. The 18 feet tall by 15 feet wide piece of artwork is being moved from Houston.

  • Edmond Exchange for June 27, 2014

    By DIANA BALDWIN, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

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

  • Edmond's public safety center gets last of 23.2 million pounds of concrete

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    Edmond’s new public safety center received the last 50 yards of 23.2 million pounds of concrete on Wednesday. A topping out and safety appreciation luncheon was held by the contractors Timberlake Construction of Oklahoma City.

  • Plan suggests ways to make downtown Edmond vibrant

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    Edmond’s Downtown Master Plan Study will go before the city council July 28 for final approval. The plan has suggestions for making Edmond’s downtown a vibrant urban place.

  • Organizers prepare for Edmond's LibertyFest

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Jun 21, 2014

    LibertyFest organizers have scheduled 11 events over nine days, starting on Thursday with a concert outside of the University of Central Oklahoma’s Mitchell Hall Theater at 7:30 p.m. Carl Eugene Beene is the grand marshal of the 2014 LibertyFest parade on the Fourth of July.

  • Edmond triple-amputee, veteran wants to make statement with tattoo about his injuries

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer, dbaldwin@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    Triple amputee Rusty Dunagan has a tattoo that makes a statement about his injuries he received in a 2010 Afghanistan land mine and bomb attack. The 33-year-old retired U.S. Army staff sergeant is moving forward with his life.

  • Construction on Broadway has Edmond traffic slowed

    BY DIANA BALDWIN, dbaldwin@opubco.com | Updated: Thu, Jun 19, 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 1:14 p.m. Hey everyone. Diana Baldwin will be logging in at 2 p.m., but you can start submitting your questions now. Diana Baldwin 1:56 p.m. Keep your questions coming. We will be starting soon. Stephanie 2:05 p.m. What's happening on Broadway? Diana Baldwin 2:07 p.m.

  • Edmond Exchange

    Published: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

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

  • Logan County elections

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Jun 15, 2014

    Logan County voters will decide only one county office when they go to the polls for the June 24 primary election. Incumbent Mark Sharpton will face off with challenger Marven Lee Goodman in the Republican primary for District 1 county commissioner.

  • Edmond unveils, dedicates sculpture

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Jun 13, 2014

    “West Edmond Oil Field” is the city’s newest piece of public art.

  • Edmond Exchange

    Published: Thu, Jun 12, 2014

    Edmond Exchange, a weekly wrapup of what is going on in Edmond

  • Edmond City Council approves budget of about $269 million

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Jun 12, 2014

    Edmond council members approved this week a budget of nearly $269 million for the next fiscal year that starts July 1. The new budget includes 13 new full-time employees.

  • Arcadia Lake opens to personal watercraft Monday through Thursday

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Jun 11, 2014

    Edmond City Council members lifted restrictions at Arcadia Lake to allow personal watercraft all over the lake instead of in a designated 75-acre area. The change is on Monday through Thursday and temporary until Oct. 31.

  • Edmond homeowners win fight to keep apartments out of their neighborhood

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Jun 11, 2014

    Covell Village homeowners campaigned against 160 additional apartments in their neighborhood. Edmond City Council members voted against an associated rezoning request, leaving the 9.8 acres zoned commercial.