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
  • WSSC reassures community about discolored water

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. — The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission assured Montgomery County residents today in a press conference that the brown tap water they’ve been seeing isn’t dangerous. The WSSC provides drinking water and wastewater treatment to Montgomery County and Prince George’s. A group of officials gathered at the press conference to explain that the discoloration was due to an increase in the amount of manganese, which is a naturally occurring mineral in the Potomac River. “This is an aesthetic […]

  • ‘Possibly intoxicated’ D.C. firefighter assaulted while on medical call

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — A firefighter/EMT was physically assaulted while on a medical call Sunday afternoon in Southeast, reports DC Fire. The agency says that their firefighter was “assaulted by multiple suspects” and suffered a broken jaw after responding to a call for a three-year-old who was injured,  possibly from a fall. The toddler was treated on the scene and taken to the hospital. The firefighter remains hospitalized. Detectives from MPD are investigating and seeking suspects in the assault. “At some […]

  • Five suspects arrested in Silver Spring home invasion

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. — Five suspects have been arrested as part of an investigation into a home invasion that began August 1 and carried into the morning of August 2. Around 9 p.m. the night the home invasion began, two residents of the house on the 8800 block of Manchester Road got a knock at their door. When they opened it, they say that five men were standing there, and claimed they were there to do some work in the […]

  • FBI’s Ten Most Wanted fugitive arrested in Woodbridge

    PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — A member of MS-13 who has ties to Maryland and Virginia, and who made the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list earlier this year, has been arrested without incident in Woodbridge. Walter Yovany Gomez was wanted in connection with the murder of a man in Plainfield, New Jersey. Julio Matute, the victim, was hit in the head with a bat, had his throat sliced and was stabbed in the back 17 times because he was suspected of […]

  • ‘Senseless’: D.C. 17-year-old dies after being shot in car

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — A teenage girl from Northeast died on Saturday after she was hit with a bullet while sitting in a car. Jamahri Sydnor, 17, was found suffering from a gunshot wound inside a vehicle in the 1400 block of Saratoga Avenue on August 10. She was rushed to the hospital in grave condition, and died two days later. MPD Chief Peter Newsham described her death as “senseless” in a tweet, saying, “A seventeen year old is struggling for […]

  • DCW’s Weekend Opening Act 8-11-2017

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — All-female world soul band Zili Misik were one of the latest performances at the Jazz in the Garden concert series hosted by the National Gallery of Art. The Jazz in the Garden series ends in two weeks with a final performance on August 25. For info on what bands will be featured, click here. Zili Misik performs an acoustic and electronic fusion of roots music of the African diaspora. They’re based in Boston. Click here for more info […]

  • Two state troopers dead in helicopter crash outside Charlottesville

    ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. — Two state troopers are confirmed dead in a helicopter crash into a wooded area near a residence on Old Farm Road. No one on the ground was injured, said Virginia State Police in an email release. The crash happened shortly before 5 p.m., with two confirmed fatalities. President Trump stated that the two victims were state troopers in a tweet shortly after 7 p.m. A spokesperson for the VSP confirmed this a few hours later, and […]

  • 13-year-old arrested in Northwest carjacking

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — A 13-year-old boy has been arrested in a carjacking and assault with a dangerous weapon after an incident that took place in Northwest on Thursday. Police say the victim was sitting in her car around 7 p.m. in the 6000 block of 13th Place when the two suspects approached and tried to drag her out. She managed to keep control of the car, and drove to safety. Two witnesses claim that after seeing the attempted carjacking, they […]

  • 81-year-old woman arrested in Rehoboth on counterfeit ticket charge

    REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. — An 81-year-old woman from Rockville was arrested Wednesday in Rehoboth on charges of trying to use counterfeit tickets to access the rides at Funland on the beach. Around 7:30 p.m. on August 9, an employee who had worked at Funland for a few years called their manager after identifying Marilyn Hammerman’s tickets as counterfeit. The police were called, and arrested Hammerman. In a statement, they claim Hammerman was in possession of “approximately 20 fraudulent tickets”. She […]