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 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.

  • Actor says Oklahoma City 'did it right' in supporting wounded veteran

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, May 16, 2014

    Community support for triple-amputee Staff Sgt. Rusty Dunagan gets praise from people attending a summit to discuss the future needs of America’s severely wounded heroes and their caregivers.

  • Some Edmond residents want chickens in their backyards

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, May 15, 2014

    People are asking for chickens in their Edmond backyards. The city ordinance limits backyard egg-layers to land zoned agricultural. Council members said they are looking at changing the ordinance.

  • Edmond chat: Good things happening at I-35, Covell

    BY DIANA BALDWIN, dbaldwin@opubco.com | Updated: Thu, May 15, 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 1:12 p.m. Hey everyone. We'll get started with our chat at 2 p.m., but you can start submitting your questions now. Reporter Diana Baldwin will be logging on to talk about all things Edmond. CB 2:04 p.m. Exited to hear about and see the development of the I-35/Covell area. Are there any plans for public or private development on I-35 in the near future? Diana Baldwin 2:06 p.m.

  • Edmond Exchange, May 15

    Published: Thu, May 15, 2014

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

  • Edmond needs $150 million for long-term capital improvement projects

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, May 14, 2014

    Edmond City Council members were presented this week with a list the staff composed of a long-term capital improvement projects needed for Edmond over the next 15 years. The estimated cost is almost $150 million.

  • Edmond's Ida Freeman Elementary School wins national chess championship

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, May 13, 2014

    A national chess championship title was won by Ida Freeman Elementary School’s chess team. Jim Huang, a Central Middle School sixth-grader, also was named national champion.

  • Edmond considers $269 million budget

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, May 13, 2014

    Edmond City Council members are reviewing a proposed $269 million budget for the next fiscal year. Council members are expected to vote on the budget June 6.

  • Downtown Edmond Arts Festival starts Friday

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, May 1, 2014

    The Downtown Edmond Arts Festival begins Friday and run through Sunday with more than 100 artists and live entertainment. Matt Stansberry and The Romance and The Wise Guys will hold concerts during the festival.

  • 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.