Joe DCW
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It is a great honor and privilege to work in the Nation’s Capital.

I joined the DCW50 team from Greensboro, North Carolina where I worked for Fox8 News.

I covered everything from stories on the disproportionate number of black motorists being pulled over by police to ACC basketball tournaments.

I lived in Greensboro from 2014-2016.

Previously, I anchored 5 shows per week in Colorado for 10 years.

With a skeleton staff on the weekends, I was an assignment editor, producer, promotions writer and newsroom leader.

When we had major breaking news, like the Waldo Canyon Fire that destroyed more than 300 homes in Colorado Springs, I anchored three hours of consecutive coverage.

I have a proven ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines and turn in award-winning work.

One example is my work during Colorado Springs’ New Life Church shootings in 2007.

I was the lead reporter on a Best Evening Newscast award given by the Colorado Associated Press Broadcasters.

I’ve also covered major events like the Aurora Theater Shooting, high speed chases that have led the network newscasts and one time, while working my first job in Midland, Texas, I visited a Mexican jail for an interview with an American unfairly imprisoned for murder.

I’ve also been honored twice by Colorado AP Broadcasters in the sports category for Best Sports Special and cut my teeth shooting highlights of the infamous Odessa Permian Panthers, the team featured in Friday Night Lights.

I am a huge baseball fan and also love college football, Mexican food, going on adventures with my friends and visiting my family near Austin, Texas.

If you don’t get enough of me on the news there’s a chance you may run into me on the trails around the DMV, at a concert or at the library.


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    Protest activities, rolling roadblocks continue through Washington DC

    Activists are still causing a stir in Washington DC. Late Saturday night they were still prompting temporary road closures by marching through streets around the White House.

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    Trump supporters react to women’s march participants

    WASHINGTON DC — For many Trump supporters, the crowds that filled city streets on Saturday were not a bother. Even in front of Trump International Hotel there were several guests and supporters walking by and taking pictures not bothered by the crowds and protests popping up outside. Those protesters remained peaceful and mostly made their mark by dropping off signs at the barricade in front of the hotel. Ernie Spardy and his family made the trip from Florida for the […]

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    Inaugural protests spark public destruction, more than 200 arrests

    WASHINGTON DC – Protests that led to the arrest of more than 200 people on the day that Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president have become one of the takeaways of the inauguration. Incidents of broken store front windows and attacks on police officers and emergency response vehicles led to the arrest of 217 people on Friday just a few blocks from the National Mall. The destruction was mostly to store windows along 12th and 13th streets […]

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    UPDATE: 3 hurt, suspect dead in officer involved shooting

    Officers found two people shot inside a home in Herndon, Virginia.

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    Inauguration preparations underway, extensive road closures ahead

    WASHINGTON DC — Not all roads will lead where your GPS says they will this week as Washington DC prepares for the Presidential Inauguration Friday. A massive rehearsal for the swearing in ceremony took place Sunday morning causing some temporary road closures but the bulk of restrictions start on Wednesday. By Sunday afternoon, visitors to the Capitol had trouble finding parking due to parking restrictions and got to witness some of the preparations taking place within the National Mall with […]

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    Prosecutors seek life without parole for mall parking lot murder suspect

    ROCKVILLE, MD — Prosecutors in Montgomery County indicated in court Thursday that they are seeking life without parole in their case against a man accused of a two-day shooting spree across Montgomery and Prince George’s County that left three people dead. “We have multiple deaths. We have completely innocent victims in this particular case that were selected at random,” said Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy, following the status hearing where prosecutors made filed their intent to seek the maximum […]

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    Silver Spring doctor sentenced for killing social worker helping him with mental disorder

    ROCKVILLE, Md. — A man and former doctor convicted of killing a woman who visited his home to help him with a mental disorder has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. John Lutz, 79, was arrested for the killing of Nicole Castro in 2002 and charged with First Degree Murder. The trial was put on hold because it was determined by mental health professionals that he wasn’t fit to stand trial until last year. A spokesman for the […]

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    Juneteenth advocate marches from Texas to Washington DC

    Washington DC – A push to make Juneteenth a national holiday has led Opal Lee to the nation’s capital, two and a half miles at a time. Lee started a march to Washington in September. The trip from Fort Worth, Tx. was no easy feat for the 90-year-old but she was determined to complete the journey to show the importance of Juneteenth. “The two and a half miles symbolizes the two and a half years that slaves didn’t know they […]

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    DCW MVP: Poolesville swimmer makes the most of her time in, out of pool

    POOLESVILLE, Md. – This week’s DCW MVP stays too busy to put the hours into the pool each week that some of her competitors do but Theresa Nardone doesn’t let that stop her from standing out as one of the state’s top swimmers.   To be continued…