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.

At various times 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 videographer, a wedding photographer, and a social media/marketing intern.

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    DCW’s Weekend Opening Act 2-24-2017

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — We caught up with University of Maryland’s co-ed a capella group PandemoniUM for their performance at the ICCA Mid-Atlantic Quarterfinals. PandemoniUM has been performing as an a capella group for twenty-two years. They perform at weddings and other events in the DC-Baltimore area. The ICCAs are a competition for college a capella groups that attracts hundreds of those groups per year. Find out more about the ICCAs with a DCW original: The Road To The ICCA Championships: The […]


    DCFD battling large brush fire in Northeast

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — DC Fire is working on what they’re calling a “manpower intensive operation” in order to knock down a brush fire near 42nd Street. They have taken three fire engines, one truck and a brush unit to battle the fire. The fire is apparently over a “large area deep in (the) woods”. So far, DC Fire has knocked down the perimeter fire and are working on pockets of fire in the upper levels of dead trees. They say […]

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    Virginia woman arrested, accused of attacking professor with box cutter

    GLEN ALLEN, Va. — A woman is in custody after police say she cut a male professor with a box cutter in his office at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College on Thursday. Brittany Burfield, 24, is charged with malicious wounding, a felony. Campus police say they apprehended her as she was leaving Burnett Hall, where the professor’s office is located. Burfield was charged by Virginia State Police, and the professor was taken to VCU Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. She […]

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    Two women indicted in Maryland heroin distribution case

    CALVERT COUNTY, Md. — Two women are in jail after being indicted Tuesday for possession with intent to distribute heroin in Calvert County and surrounding counties. The investigation was initiated by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and spread over several counties, which ultimately led them to a Calvert County residence where Shauquetta Dotson, 26, and Latece Greer, 28, were living. Police say that when they searched the residence, they retrieved heroin, drug paraphernalia and ammunition, giving them enough evidence to […]

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    DC man sought in Arlington party killing

    ARLINGTON, Va. — A shooting at a house party in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Arlington has left one man dead and another sought by police. Police say that they found the victim, Michael Gray, 23, suffering from a fatal gunshot wound around 3 a.m. on Sunday morning, in the 6300 block of N. 29th Street. They began CPR, but Gray later died at the hospital. “We know there was a house warming party happening that night,” said Ashley Savage, a […]

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    Russian ambassador to the UN dies ‘suddenly’

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Russian Foreign Ministry has confirmed that Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s permanent representative to the United Nations, died suddenly in New York on Monday. State-funded Russian television network RT reports that the Ministry characterized his death as “sudden”. His death was announced at a UN meeting. The New York Post reports that sources say he was suffering from a cardiac condition at the Russian embassy in Manhattan. “The outstanding Russian diplomat died while he was in his current working […]

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    Help Wanted: Job opportunities across the DMV

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Looking for a job in the D.C. metro area?  We have the latest job fairs and openings from across the DMV. Are you a Nats fan? The Nationals and their ballpark partners are hiring seasonal positions for their 2017 season. The job fair will be held at Nationals Park on Feb. 22. They are actively recruiting veterans and veteran spouses. More info here. HMSHost is having a job fair at BWI airport on Feb. 22 for Starbucks baristas, […]

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    DCW Heroes: Therapy dogs bring joy in Manassas

    MANASSAS, Va. — Shirley Way founded Manassas Therapy Dogs with the dream of bringing joy and comfort to whoever needs it. The nonprofit commands an ‘army of therapy dogs’ who meet a myriad of needs, including being an audience for children who have difficulty reading, visiting the elderly, and assisting at police departments. At Haydon Elementary School, children are benefiting in a big way from the dogs. “They have a more confidence voice, they’re louder, they have better attendance,” principal Amanda […]


    McLean mansion owned by UAE embassy goes up in flames

    FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — A family of four was uninjured Saturday after they fled their multi-million dollar home in McLean, which had gone up in a massive blaze. The home is estimated on Zillow to be worth several million dollars. Property records show it’s owned by the government of the United Arab Emirates, with its mailing address listed as the UAE embassy in D.C. Fairfax County Fire said that the family’s safe escape was due to them being alerted by their smoke […]