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 officials propose $252 million budget for next fiscal year

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Sat, May 9, 2015

    Smaller budget proposed to Edmond City Council members this week. The $252 million proposed budget is down 6 percent or $16 million.

  • Islamic Society of Edmond plans open house on Sunday

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Sat, May 9, 2015

    The Islamic Society of Edmond will hold an open house from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at their mosque, 525 N University Drive.

  • Norman HealthPlex receives minor damage

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, May 6, 2015

    The Norman HealthPlex at Interstate 35 and Tecumseh Road received minor damage. One minor injury was reported there. Kelly Wells, North HealthPlex spokeswoman, said Moore students were taking their AP test at the North HealthPlex when the tornado damaged the hospital Wednesday night. “They stopped taking their test and were evacuated to the basement,” Wells said. “They came back and were evacuated a second time later.” These students were scheduled to take their tests at the Emmaus Baptist Church, but Moore students are going to school there after their school was damaged in the March 20 tornado. This was the same church where other students went to classes after their school was destroyed in

  • Edmond mayor and two councilwomen take oath of office

    By Diana Baldwin - Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, May 6, 2015

    Edmond Mayor Charles Lamb and councilwomen Elizabeth Waner and Victoria Caldwell were sworn into office this week by Municipal Judge Diane Slayton.

  • Edmond Exchange

    BY DIANA BALDWIN | Updated: Sun, May 3, 2015

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

  • Edmond considers increasing fee for recycling program

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    The Edmond City Council will consider a rate increase for the household hazardous waste and recycling programs. Bob Masterson, the city’s fleet vehicle maintenance and solid waste superintendent, wants the increase by July 1, the start of the new fiscal year.

  • Edmond finds cost saving measures underground

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    Edmond is home to three public buildings operating on geothermal heating and cooling systems. The systems save money and energy.

  • Arcadia Lake to get renovated outdoor space

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    Arcadia Lake overlook is on schedule to get a facelift. Plans are to make it into a tranquil gathering and recuperative outdoor space for natural healing of those suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Edmond gets a state-of-the-art police crime lab

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    Edmond Police Department will be the home of a state-of-the-art crime laboratory and evidence storage. The crime lab is part of a $29 million public safety center complex.

  • Edmond planners recommend Islamic Society fellowship building

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Edmond planning commissioners give their recommendation for a new fellowship activity building. Council members turned down the first set of plans because of parking issues and the size of the building.

  • Edmond Exchange: Sales tax continues to grow

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

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

  • Oklahoma City bombing survivors remember Edmond victims 20 years later

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Survivors and victims’ families gathered to remember those from Edmond who were killed in the Oklahoma City bombing 20 years ago. Rainy weather brought part of the remembrance inside Friday.

  • Reporter Diana Baldwin remembers 20 years later

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Reporter Diana Baldwin remembers the day of the Oklahoma City bombing 20 years ago. The sights and sounds of that day will never go away.

  • 18 Edmond bombing victims remembered

    BY DIANA BALDWIN, dbaldwin@opubco.com | Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    The Oklahoman's Diana Baldwin chatted with readers Thursday afternoon about upcoming Edmond events and developments. Join Diana's chat every third Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. Below is an unedited transcript of the chat.

  • Resilience: Oklahoman reporter says 'I will never forget what happened 20 years ago'

    Diana Baldwin | Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Sometimes it seems just like yesterday and other times it seems like so long ago. So much has happened in Oklahoma City since that dreadful day on April 19, 1995. The weather was nice and the sky was blue that morning as I got out of my car on the third floor of the parking […]

  • Edmond names Bret Towne as new school superintendent

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    Bret Towne, Edmond Public School District’s associate superintendent of general information, was named the new superintendent of the district.

  • After years of delays, Edmond softball host inaugural games

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    Tournament and league play are under way at Edmond’s new $6 million softball complex. A series of problems delayed the opening.

  • Ceremony will honor Edmond residents who died in Murrah bombing

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    A 20th anniversary ceremony in Edmond will recognize the 18 Edmond residents who died in the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.

  • Edmond voters don't want electronic message signs

    BY DIANA BALDWIN, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    An Edmond, Oklahoma, electronic message sign ordinance will be repealed after voters went to the polls Tuesday. The yes votes — those who opposed electronic signs — won with 55.11 percent of the vote.

  • Incumbent Elizabeth Waner wins Edmond City Council seat

    BY DIANA BALDWIN, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    Incumbent Elizabeth Waner wins by a huge margin for Edmond City Council Ward 2 race. Waner gets another four-year term.





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