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 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.

  • Edmond Exchange for Aug. 29

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Edmond Exchange, a weekly wrap-up about what is happening in Edmond

  • Edmond Electric rates to increase Nov. 1

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Edmond Electric rates will increase 3.5 percent effective Nov. 1. The increase will bring in $1.7 million for this fiscal year.

  • Traffic help is on the way in Edmond

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Construction on Edmond, Oklahoma’s new intelligent transportation system is expected to start Monday.

  • Chat recap: Edmond buys land for fourth high school

    BY DIANA BALDWIN, dbaldwin@opubco.com | Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 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 1:10 p.m. Hey everyone. Diana will be logging on at 2 p.m., but you can start submitting your questions now. Diana Baldwin 2:02 p.m. Thanks for joining us today. Let's get started. Kimberly Burk 2:02 p.m. What's the new business going in at the northwest corner of 33rd and Kelly? Diana Baldwin 2:04 p.m. A new OnCue is being built on the

  • Edmond Exchange

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

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

  • Edmond studies ways to pay for public transportation

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Edmond leaders are trying to figure out how to pay for the city’s public transportation system. A consultant has been hired to study Edmond’s options.

  • Edmond Exchange for Aug. 15

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

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

  • Prince George gets wooden rocking horse from Oklahoma

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, purchased a one-of-a-kind wooden rocking horse made by Oklahoman Jackie Wilson. The horse is on display at Buckingham Palace.

  • 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