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.

Top Stories


  • Edmond award honors Moore's Plaza Towers principal

    BY DIANA BALDWIN, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Apr 30, 2014

    An award named in the honor of the late Edmond fire Capt. John Werhun, who died from cancer a year ago, was given to Moore’s Plaza Towers Elementary Principal Amy Simpson. Simpson’s husband, Lindy, is an Edmond firefighter.

  • Edmond's cemetery grows along with city

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Sat, Apr 26, 2014

    Edmond’s population tops 84,500 people, causing leaders to buy land for the future needs of the city owned and operated cemetery. Council members spent $246,931 to purchase more land to enlarge the city’s cemetery.

  • OU Medical Center Edmond plans freestanding emergency department

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Apr 25, 2014

    A new 10,000-square-foot freestanding emergency department is planned in northwest Oklahoma City, OU Medical Center Edmond officials announced Thursday. Construction cost will be between $5 million and $6 million.

  • Edmond YMCA's new memberships reach nearly 10,700 in three months

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    Edmond’s Mitch Park YMCA has nearly 10,700 new memberships and breaks its goals for the year.

  • Edmond Exchange

    Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    Edmond Exchange for April 24 is a wrapup of what is going on in Edmond.

  • Moore tornado victim gets ready for tornado season

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    EH Pittman, who was seriously injured as he took shelter on May 20 at the Moore 7-Eleven where three people died, continues to heal while in his wheelchair. His family was given a tornado shelter modified for him.

  • Edmond sculpture could be installed near the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation's Forensic Science Lab

    BY DIANA BALDWIN, Staff Writer | Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Edmond council members want new “Touch of Clouds” sculpture to be placed on state-owned land where the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation laboratory is located on Second Street.

  • Edmond mayor Charles Lamb says he'll seek re-election

    BY DIANA BALDWIN, dbaldwin@opubco.com | Updated: Thu, Apr 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 1:13 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 2:01 p.m. Welcome to our Edmond live chat. Let's get started. John 2:01 p.m. What's going on with the public safety center? Diana Baldwin 2:03 p.m. If you haven't been to downtown Edmond lately, it is

  • News briefs about Edmond, Oklahoma

    BY DIANA BALDWIN, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

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

  • Edmond mayor plans to run again for office

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Charles Lamb intends to run for mayor in 2015. Lamb wants to be mayor when the new $27.5 million public safety center complex is completed in the summer of 2015.

  • Edmond's Farmers Market now open

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Edmond’s Farmers Market in the downtown Festival Market Place opened Saturday. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 25.

  • Edmond mayor to speak at chamber luncheon

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Edmond Mayor Charles Lamb to talk about the city’s new strategic plan and the process of major projects at the Edmond Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon on Tuesday.

  • Arcadia Lake development moves forward

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Sat, Mar 29, 2014

    Edmond council members ask for a memorandum of understanding in an effort to move forward with future development at Arcadia Lake. The development would be include a marina at the lake.

  • Edmond looks at higher solid waste rate

    BY DIANA BALDWIN, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Mar 26, 2014

    Edmond City Council members presented solid waste analysis as they begin to study whether to raise solid wast rates. Staff wants residential base rate to increase by $1.

  • Edmond Exchange

    By DIANA BALDWIN, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Mar 26, 2014

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

  • Oak Tree Country Club in Edmond begins remodel

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Mar 17, 2014

    Renovations to update Oak Tree Country Club in northwest Edmond are underway. The multimillion dollar project is to be completed in late spring.

  • Edmond's former human resources director pleads guilty

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Mar 13, 2014

    Anita Breen, Edmond’s former human resource director, was given a three-year deferred sentence after pleading guilty to a two-count felony accusing her of having possession of two stolen debit cards. She must 40 hours of community service.

  • Edmond injured veteran to get new house

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Mar 10, 2014

    Rusty Dunagan, an injured veteran from Edmond, and his family are getting a new custom home thanks to Gary Sinise Foundation. Gary Sinise will be in Oklahoma on Monday and Tuesday.

  • Former Edmond fire official loses employee termination case

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Mar 7, 2014

    Former Assistant Fire Chief Tim Wheeler lost his arbitration hearing against the city of Edmond. Wheeler was suspended in October 2011.

  • Edmond Exchange for March 7

    Published: Fri, Mar 7, 2014

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