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'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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Oklahoma Transportation Department and Federal Highway Administration officials request comments on road reconstruction

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Sat, Jun 7, 2014

    A $4.5 million road project is proposed adjacent to Edmond 66 Park. Officials are asking for comments through June 13.

  • Edmond planners deny charges to apartments at Covell Village

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Jun 5, 2014

    Property owners in Covell Village did not want apartments in their neighborhood. Edmond planners agreed and denied applications that would have allowed 160 more apartments in northwest Edmond.

  • Edmond Exchange for June 5, 2014

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Jun 5, 2014

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

  • New Edmond public safety center to be ready in September 2015

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Jun 4, 2014

    Edmond’s downtown landscape is changing with construction of the city’s $27.5 million public safety center at First Street and Littler Avenue.

  • Mercy Edmond I-35 opens year after tornado

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Jun 2, 2014

    Mercy Edmond I-35 opens a little more than a year after a tornado caused $30 million damage to the near-completed building. On Monday, 90 percent of the wellness center and medical complex will be open. The outpatient surgical center will open in July.

  • Edmond city staff members will verify signatures on petitions to ban electronic messages

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, May 29, 2014

    Initiative petitions with 1,109 signatures asking for a vote to ban electronic signs have been turned over to the city clerk. City staff members will verify the signatures.