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


  • 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.

  • 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.