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 tax returns continues to climb

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    Edmond’s August sales tax collection check was 3.68 percent more than the check from a year ago. Taxes generated during the U.S. Senior Open Championship golf tournament were not included in the check.

  • Edmond Exchange

    Updated: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

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

  • Streets should be for everyone, Oklahoma community leaders told

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Aug 4, 2014

    Edmond has redesigned University Boulevard to be what is called a complete street — a safe street that offers something for everyone. Community leaders and resident in Edmond, Oklahoma City and other metro cities learned about complete streets this week.

  • Edmond Fire Chief submits resignation

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    Resignation of Edmond, Oklahoma, Fire Chief Jake Rhoades comes at the close of an internal investigation into hostile work environment, corruption and coercion within the department. His resignation is effective Monday.

  • Edmond Exchange

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

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

  • Edmond Mitch Park YMCA gym closed until Saturday

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    High traffic is being blamed on the need for the Edmond Mitch Park YMCA gym floor to be resurfaced, after just six months of being open. The gym will be closed Thursday and Friday.

  • Edmond has new downtown master plan

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    Edmond City Council members accepted this week a new downtown master plan. One of the biggest tasks facing the city council is addressing the downtown parking situation.

  • Edmond names interim fire chief

    Published: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Edmond City Manager Larry Stevens appointed Battalion Chief Doug Hall as acting fire chief. Fire Chief Jake Rhodes was put on administrative leave with pay after complaints of a hostile work environment, corruption and coercion in the fire department.

  • Edmond chat: Where's the money for the roads?

    BY DIANA BALDWIN, dbaldwin@opubco.com | Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 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 1:29 p.m. Hey everyone. Diana Baldwin will be logging in at 2 p.m., but you can start submitting your questions now. Diana has been covering Edmond for eight years and will answer as many of your questions as she possibly can. Diana Baldwin 1:59 p.m. I'm here for this months Edmond Live Chat. Keep sending in your questions. Campbell 1:59 p.m.

  • Edmond Exchange for July 17

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer, dbaldwin@opubco.com | Updated: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    Edmond Exchange, a weekly column about what is going on in Edmond

  • Autopsy confirms Edmond murder-suicide

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    Kenneth Frame Jr., 55, shot his wife, Pamela Frame, 64, in the head and then killed himself at their far northwest Edmond home, according to autopsy results. Police are continuing their investigation.

  • Edmond officials ban dynamic braking devices

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Edmond City Council members passed an ordinance to prohibit dynamic braking devices in Edmond. The new law goes into effect in 30 days and includes a $249 fine.

  • Edmond fire chief goes on administrative leave

    BY DIANA BALDWIN, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Edmond Fire Chief Jake Rhoades was put on administrative leave with pay Tuesday. The chief was disciplined in late June after complaints of a hostile work environment were made against him.

  • 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.