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
  • Toddler dies after drowning in Sterling

    LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. — One two-year-old is dead and another in the hospital after a drowning incident around 11 a.m. at a residence on Acorn Court in Sterling. A family member discovered both children unconscious on Saturday in a pool at a Sterling home. They were rushed to Inova Loudoun Hospital, where the girl died. The other child, a boy, is in critical condition. The incident is currently under investigation.

  • Police seek two suspects after shooting in DC diner

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — A victim was shot during a robbery of a diner in Northeast on Friday afternoon, and police are searching for two suspects. Police Chief Peter Newsham tweeted out a photo of two people wearing light-colored hooded sweatshirts. Police believe those pictured are the suspects in this robbery. The shooting occurred around 2:30 p.m. inside a small restaurant on Kenilworth Avenue near Douglas Street in Deanwood, D.C. police said. The restaurant officially is called Breakfast Place, but many […]

  • AHCA protest ends with arrests, people dragged out in wheelchairs

    version of the GOP Health care bill, which was released today. Shortly after the bill was released this morning, disability activists held a “die-in” in the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. It was organized by members of ADAPT, a disability rights group, protesting the bill’s cuts to Medicaid. Protesters were arrested by the dozens and dragged away through the halls of Republican lawmaker’s offices, some in wheelchairs. “This is a dangerous bill that’s basically a tax cut for […]

  • 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 Hussein’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.” Hussein was leaving ADAMS Center mosque […]

  • $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 Hussein, 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 Hussein’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 […]

  • Remains found in Fairfax pond, police charge man with murder

    FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — Police have made an arrest in the death of a 17-year-old Herndon girl who went missing early this morning, an hour after they discovered female remains in a pond in Sterling. Investigators say that the girl was walking with friends when she got into a dispute with a man driving the car. They say the man got out and assaulted her, and her friends report they couldn’t find her after that incident, around 4 a.m. Officers […]

  • DCW’s Weekend Opening Act 6-16-2017

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — 4-year-old Tyrese Gardner accompanied his dad, Travis Gardner, on trombone at a performance outside of the Verizon Center recently. They were joined by Rafeal on drums. The Gardners are part of a musical collective that can be found playing outside the Verizon Center on any given day.

  • WATCH LIVE: Jeff Sessions testifies before Congress

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be testifying before the Senate intelligence committee Tuesday afternoon on the Russia-related investigation of President Donald Trump’s administration.

  • Child drowns at licensed day care in Northeast D.C.

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — A child who would have turned two this month died today, after an accidentally drowning at a licensed child development home in Northeast. DC Fire received a call today for a drowning in the 300 block of 17th Street, and transported the child to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The Office of the State Superintendent of Education confirmed that the drowning occurred at a licensed child development home. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to […]