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
  • Metro will run until 2 a.m. on New Year’s Eve

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Planning to be out late partying on New Year’s Eve? Metro has good news. WMATA announced Thursday that there would be late-night rail service until 2 a.m. on New Year’s Eve. There’s also no scheduled maintenance that day after 6 p.m., and none the next day. WMATA said in a release they wanted to “provide customers a safe transportation alternative.” Departure times still vary by station, as usual; customers can check last train times for NYE by […]

  • Police want witnesses after teen struck by car in Laurel road rage incident

    PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. — Police are looking for witnesses to a road rage incident that happened back in November, in which a teenager was reportedly struck by a car. The teenage victim was hospitalized after the attack, which happened between 3 and 4 p.m. on November 28, in the travel portion of MD 198 East in Laurel. The victim told police he got out of his red Honda Civic and walked toward the back of his vehicle, at which […]

  • Opioid-contaminated heroin suspected in string of deadly Fairfax overdoses

    FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — After six deaths from overdoses last week, Fairfax police are investigating the possibility that five of those overdoses may have been the result of heroin laced with opioids. Detectives suspect that there is heroin currently on the streets in the county that is laced with fentanyl and carfentanil, which can be deadly even in small doses. They’re still waiting for lab results that will confirm this suspicion. The fifth death occurred on December 7. All of the […]

  • Federal judge rules in favor of Metro refusing Catholic Church ad

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — A federal judge ruled Saturday in support of WMATA’s refusal to run ads from the Catholic Church on their buses, based on their advertising guidelines against promoting or opposing any religion. The Archdiocese of Washington took to D.C.’s District Court in an attempt to force Metro to use their ads for their “Find the Perfect Gift” Christmas campaign. The advertisements depict a scene from the biblical telling of Christmas. The Archdiocese argued to the court that that […]

  • VDOT releases day-one analysis of I-66 tolls

    FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — The Virginia Department of Transportation reported in a release today that they found morning and afternoon commutes on Dec. 4, the first full day of express lanes on I-66, were faster than on the same day in 2016. The average round trip price was $14.50, VDOT said. They also provided the following statistics: “A total of 13,473 vehicles used I-66 Inside the Beltway between the hours of 5:30-9:30am; Of this total 5,082 or 38 percent were […]

  • Frederick County bridge will be closed up to 60 days

    FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. — The 355 bridge over Monocacy River in Maryland will be closed for up to sixty days after a commercial waste truck struck the beams of the bridge, says the Maryland Department of Transportation. All traffic is being detoured to I-270 and MD 85 as crews work on repairing the bridge. MDOT is advising commuters to plan for extra travel time. “The damaged sections of the bridge will need to be removed and new steel beams fabricated, […]

  • Former Baltimore police sergeant indicted, linked to slain cop

    BALTIMORE, Md. — A Baltimore police sergeant who was indicted on Friday on charges of planting evidence is linked to slain detective Sean Suiter, reports the Baltimore Sun. Sgt. Wayne Jenkins, 37, was indicted on charges relating to a 2010 arrest that prosecutors say was based on planted evidence. Det. Suiter was shot in the head with his own service revolver on November 15, a day before he was scheduled to testify in front of a grand jury that was […]

  • Shots fired on Connecticut Avenue were from starter pistol

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Police said today in an email that the rumors of a Friday night shooting in Northwest were exaggerated, as the weapon in question was a starter pistol. Officers apparently responded to sounds of gunshots in the 2800 block of Connecticut Avenue and recovered a ‘gun’ that was a starter pistol, loaded with blanks. They found three juveniles while canvassing, and arrested one of them for possession of the pistol. “Although this starter pistol is most commonly associated […]

  • Online threat made against Prince George’s County high school

    PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. — Bowie High School is under additional police coverage after online communications ‘that might be considered threatening,’ said their principal in an email this morning. The school was notified of the post by law enforcement, who are continuing to investigate and are providing extra coverage. “Please use this as an opportunity to remind your child to immediately speak to a teacher or school administrator about any safety concerns,” said principal Robynne Prince. Anyone with questions or […]