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
  • ‘Our hearts are heavy’: Police say no charges after dog kills baby

    CALVERT COUNTY, Va. — The sheriff’s office says that after a thorough investigation of the death of an 8-month-old baby after the family pit bull attacked, they will not be issuing criminal charges against anyone involved. A family friend was babysitting the baby boy on Friday afternoon when the pit bull attacked. She tried to stop the attack to no avail. Officers responded within one minute, and found the dog still attacking the baby. The officers shot and killed the dog to stop the […]

  • Police arrest Virginia man dressed as the Joker

    WINCHESTER, Va. — Police arrested a ‘suspicious male’ on Friday after receiving several calls that he was walking around dressed as Batman’s nemesis the Joker, wearing a black cape and carrying a sword. Jeremy Putman, 31, is charged with wearing a mask in public, which is a felony for anyone 16 years or older. Putman can be seen in his mugshot and an officer’s photo with a full face of makeup meant to evoke the popular DC Comics character. Police say […]

  • DCW’s Weekend Opening Act 3-24-17

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Lena Seikaly and Danielle Wertz celebrated women in jazz at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s free monthly “Take 5!” series featuring local jazz musicians. Lena Seikaly and Danielle Wertz were on vocals as they paid homage to female jazz icons during Women’s History Month. They presented songs inspired by women featured in the exhibition Harlem Heroes—including Ethel Waters, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, and more. The other musicians were Leigh Pilzer on tenor sax, Paul Pieper on guitar, Mark G. Meadows […]

  • Dog kills baby in Calvert County, police shoot dog

    CALVERT COUNTY, Md. — An 8-month-old baby died in Lusby on Thursday when he was attacked by the family dog while being babysat by a family friend. Police arrived in less than one minute of the friend calling, saw the dog attacking the baby, and shot it. They then found that the baby had died as a result of the attack. The investigation is ongoing. The attack took place on Prancer Court around 1 p.m.

  • Police release composite sketch of suspect in Allyssa Banks slaying

    PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. — Five months after 18-year-old recent graduate and former student government president Allyssa Banks was shot to death in Upper Marlboro, police have released a composite sketch of the suspect. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information that will lead to an arrest and indictment in the double shooting which killed Banks and injured a second victim who was in the car with her. The suspect is described as an African American male in […]

  • 11 arrested in NoVa and Maryland after heroin probe

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Eleven have been arrested, and more than 400 grams of heroin and 330 grams of cocaine have been seized, after a year-long narcotics investigation that several local agencies collaborated on. The Alexandria Police Department and Virginia State Police were the key investigators, assisted by the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas task force of the DEA, Maryland State Police, the Prince Georges County Police Department, and the Prince Georges County State’s Attorney’s Office. The following eleven individuals were arrested on the […]

  • $100,000 of copper wire stolen, two Baltimore men charged

    ANNE ARUNRDEL, Md. — Detectives have arrested two men after investigating a months-long scheme to steal more than a hundred thousand dollars worth of copper wire from the Rock Creek Construction Company in Crofton. Police say they caught the thieves in the act of stealing. They had applied for charges on the two suspects, Kim Fahrenbach and Robert Prosser of Baltimore, but they couldn’t find them to serve the warrants. On March 19 around two a.m., detectives were conducting surveillance when […]

  • Homeowner confirmed dead in Rockville house explosion

    UPDATE: On March 19, the medical examiner identified the victim as Steven Martin Beck, age 61, the resident of the home. The medical examiner ruled the manner of Beck’s death to be suicide, and the cause of death a gunshot wound. A dog was found dead next to Beck. The dog’s cause of death was determined to be a gunshot wound. MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. — Fire officials announced Saturday that they had found human remains in a Rockville home which was leveled […]

  • Anne Arundel police announce new good-will ambassador: a dog

    ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. — The Anne Arundel County Police have added a ‘facility assistance’ dog to their force, a canine who came to them from nonprofit organization Canine Companions for Independence. The dog is named Comfort, and during a two-week training program he was matched with Lieutenant Ryan Frashure, director of media relations for the department. Comfort will be a good-will ambassador who attends community events, meetings, school visits with children, and will be used in the department’s Child […]