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Diana DiGangi is an assignment editor/web producer for DCW50, a freelance print/web journalist, a recent graduate of VCU’s print-online journalism undergrad program, and current multimedia journalism graduate student at VCU.

In the past she has been a college radio DJ, a freelance equine event photographer, a photo editor at her high school newspaper, an enterprise reporter covering the Virginia GA, a wedding photographer, and a social media/marketing intern.

Recent Articles
  • Police: Suspected abductor claims to be in MS-13

    PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — The suspect in a Saturday abduction which resulted in an Amber Alert has claimed to belong to international crime gang MS-13, say police. Police say the abduction unfolded at a party in the 14800 block of Danville when the suspect, Roberto Medrano-Segovia, 21, got in a verbal altercation with the victim, Sinahi Aguilar Cruz. Other people at the party intervened, but Medrano-Segovia is accused of displaying a knife toward witnesses and claiming to be a member […]

  • Man indicted for rape, homicide of Nabra Hassanen

    FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — A grand jury today indicted the man who is accused of abducting and killing a Muslim teenager after he confronted her while she was walking home from Ramadan services. Darwin Torres, 22, has been indicted on charges of the abduction with intent to defile, first degree murder, and rape of Nabra Hassanen, 17. Law enforcement had not previously indicated to the public that Torres is accused of rape in this case. Previously, he had only been […]

  • $160k raised overnight for family of slain Muslim teen from Fairfax

    FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — Support and anger has poured in from all over the world after Nabra Hassanen, a 17-year-old Muslim from Sterling, was found dead in a pond yesterday after police say she was kidnapped while leaving a mosque. Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, has been charged with her murder. A friend of Hassanen’s mother told DCW50 that the teen and her friends were walking from the ADAMS Center mosque to a nearby IHOP on Saturday when she was apparently assaulted […]

  • Police believe 17-year-old’s death was ‘road rage incident’

    FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — Police have released a statement that they are investigating the death of a 17-year-old Muslim girl as a ‘road rage incident’. They say Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, who has been charged with murder in Nabra Hassanen’s death, was driving when he encountered the victim. Police believe that he clashed with her and the group of teenagers she was with, who were walking and riding bikes “in and along a roadway.” Hassanen was leaving ADAMS Center mosque […]

  • Anne Arundel man gets 19 years in domestic violence case

    ANNE ARUNDEL, Md. — A Millersville man was sentenced to 50 years in prison with all but 19 suspended after an incident earlier this year where he fired off a shotgun near his wife, then barricaded himself in his home. Isaac Perrodin, 38, became “irate” on March 4 while he was looking for his car keys. While he was searching for them, he grabbed a shotgun and yelled for his wife. When she came upstairs, he pointed the gun at […]

  • Help Wanted: Jobs fairs and openings in your area

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — We are tracking the latest jobs for you around the DMV. The University of Maryland/Merrill College career fair is on Oct. 16. This fair is aimed at both graduate and undergraduate students interested in journalism. It’s being held at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union and will run from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.  More info here. On the 17th, National Career Fairs is hosting a job fair at Doubletree Crystal City, it’s held at the Doubletree hotel in […]

  • Christmas tree lighting lottery begins

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The lottery to win tickets to the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony began today, and will close on Oct. 16. Tickets for the event are free, but limited. There’s no charge for entering the lottery. The ceremony is held on The Ellipse park, south of the White House. Entertainers and a U.S. military band will perform at the ceremony, which is traditionally attended by the President and First Lady. You can apply for the lottery here.

  • Two killed in Frederick car accident

    FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. — A Pennsylvania man and woman died yesterday after a car they were in was involved in a two-car accident on Sabillasville Road in Thurmont. Hilda Ditch, 84, was in the front passenger seat at the time of the crash, and was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver, Richard Ditch, 85, was flown to Baltimore Shock Trauma and pronounced dead of his injuries. The third occupant, John Ditch, 54, was also taken to Baltimore Shock Trauma […]

  • Woman escapes attempted sexual assault in Sterling

    LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. — A woman punched a male suspect and managed to escape from him after he attempted to sexually assault her while she was walking home in Sterling. The assault occurred around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, in the area of Alberta Terrace and Edwards Terrace. An unknown man started following and attempting to talk to the victim. He then walked in front of her and pushed her to the ground. The two struggled, and the victim punched the […]