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Dave D’Marko joined the Fox 4 News Team in August 2015 as a general assignment reporter for the 9 & 10 p.m. newscasts.
Dave has both a Bachelor’s and Masters from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
He comes to us from Orlando where he was in the courtroom covering both the Casey Anthony and George Zimmerman trials. His coverage of breaking news including a propane plant explosion and mudslides earned him a nod from the Associated Press.
He started his career In Washington D.C. where he covered political conventions leading up to the historic 2000 Presidential election.
He also worked at stations in Georgia, and his native Ohio.
Dave’s first love was sports and Cleveland’s teams, which drew him to broadcasting, though he says he’s also ready to root on the Royals!
Dave still plays baseball and enjoys a trip around the golf course when he’s not spending time with his wife and three children.
His favorite part of the job is meeting people and telling their stories and wants to hear what matters most to you in your community. Send him a story tip at dave.dmarko@wdaftv4.com on Twitter (DaveDMarko) or Instagram (DaveDMarkoNews)


Recent Articles
  • Royals commentator Rex Hudler recalls brain hemorrhage as White Sox visit KC minus pitcher

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When the Chicago White Sox come to town Thursday for a five-game series with the Kansas City Royals, their hearts will be back home with one of their teammates. Pitcher Danny Farquhar suffered a ruptured aneurysm over the weekend. He remained in critical condition as of Wednesday. University of Kansas Health System endovascular neurosurgeon Koji Ebersole said the survival rate is close to 50 percent for brain bleeds from aneurysms. Fox Sports Kansas City color commentator […]

  • Olathe elementary school helping Kansas redesign education plan

    OLATHE, Kan. — Kansas is changing the way it teaches its students. Seven school districts across the state are part of a pilot program called Kansans Can School Redesign Project. Westview Elementary in Olathe is one of the schools taking part. Westview Principal Jon Bell said most schools in Kansas right now are spending a lot of time teaching to tests and not really preparing students for life and real-world jobs. “What we see is kids start in K all […]

  • Northtown baseball team raises awareness and funds for suicide prevention

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — You matter: That message really hit home with one North Kansas City baseball team and one family. “It comes as a shock even now, I guess, because I would have never imagined it being so young,” 20-year-old Parker Mullins said. Mullins grew up playing baseball with his older brother, Alex. On Monday, he returned to Community America Ballpark for the first time. It’s the field where the brothers shared one his favorite memories in 2014 as members […]

  • Westport weekend warning: Now, cars in some areas can’t be moved after 10:30 p.m.

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Cars parked after 10:30 p.m. on certain Westport streets will be blocked in beginning Friday night. It’s all part of the privatization of some of Westport sidewalks, aimed at making the area safer. In years past, barricades that were used to block off a couple streets in the heart of Westport could be moved to let out cars who gained prime free street parking spots earlier in the evening. Starting Friday night, those areas will remain […]

  • Lawsuit says employee who had relationship with Jackson County sheriff got special treatment

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 64-year-old Jackson County Sheriff`s employee with asthma says when she came back from medical leave, Christine Lynde had been promoted and she’d been demoted. Lynde is the woman who is now also suing Jackson County, but court filings say she had a five-year sexual relationship with Sheriff Mike Sharp. The same court documents say she went from part-time to the highest paid civilian employee in the county and received $8,000 for a down payment on […]

  • Cop’s 260-mile run for fallen first-responders earns him Blue Springs’ highest honor

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – Blue Springs Police Officer Keegan Hughes is now on a short list after a long journey. Over nine days, he ran 260 miles across Missouri in honor of fallen first-responders. “I ran 32 miles, and I said, ‘How am I going to do eight more days?'” Hughes said of the start of his run in St. Louis in March. What kept him going was knowing who he was supporting and the families who were waiting for […]

  • Trump threatens new tariffs as China takes aim at Missouri, Kansas farmers

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — President Donald Trump announced plans for tariffs on an additional $100 billion of Chinese exports Thursday night, ratcheting up the potential trade war that could cause problems for Missouri and Kansas farmers. Earlier this week, Trump’s $50 billion plan was met with $50 billion in proposed Chinese tariffs on American goods including soy, corn, wheat and beef. “Combined, they made up nearly $4 billion of our $11.25 billion in exports last year and supported tens of thousands […]

  • KCK man tried twice in 2015 murder now accused of killing another woman

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City, Kansas, man who is no stranger to the law is back in jail on murder charges Wednesday night. This time, 30-year-old Antoine Fielder is charged in Kansas City, Missouri. Fielder was tried twice in Wyandotte County for the 2015 murder of 22-year-old Kelsey Ewonus, but each trial ended in a hung jury. “That woman did not have to die. Nobody else had to die. My daughter didn’t have to die,” Kent Ewonus said […]

  • Hit-and-run driver apologizes to injured cyclist at Johnson County court sentencing

    OLATHE, Kan. — A Johnson County hit-and-run driver will spend the next three years and four months in prison. Kevin Hall, 40, was sentenced Monday afternoon for drinking and driving and hitting a cyclist then leaving the scene of the crash. “Because Kevin Hall made a decision to drink and drive, I’ll be paying the price for the rest of my life,” 65-year-old Steve McCrary said. McCrary limped with a cane into the courtroom two and half years after he […]

  • Missouri prisoners will no longer be allowed to smoke starting Sunday

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It may seem like a cruel April Fool’s joke, but Missouri prisoners will wake up this April 1 to news they can no longer smoke. Missouri’s Department of Corrections has been working for months to avoid a potential Easter rebellion.  Smoke-free Missouri prisons are required after a prisoner who was originally sent to death row for strangling two women complained about second-hand smoke. “This was a case you just don’t win,” one of his Kansas City attorneys, Michael […]

  • Metro-based water park group named Schlitterbahn executive to Hall of Fame after water slide death

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Although things seem bad for Schlitterbahn right now, the year after Caleb Schwab’s death was a pretty good one for the water park in terms of awards. On Wednesday, the Kansas Department of Labor announced it will conduct a full compliance audit of Schlitterbahn’s KCK water park under the Kansas Amusement Ride Act. The announcement came on the same day the company’s co-owner Jeff Henry said he would not oppose extradition to Kansas to face numerous […]

  • Construction of creekside senior citizen complex spurs concerns of flooding

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A massive creekside construction project has some Independence neighbors worried about flooded basements. Plans call for 25 duplexes on Jones Street near North River Road. Grading and other work has already begun on 16 acres that slopes down to Mill Creek below. “When you move an entire hill that’s full of nothing but green grass and dirt and you are going to replace it with flat land that’s nothing but concrete, water’s got to go somewhere,” Dawn Anderson said. Anderson […]