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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
  • Kansas City Kansas PD honors heroic police officers

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — KCKPD handed out awards to officers for their bravery and unsung heroism in front of the Unified Government Thursday. Sixteen officers who came under fire from a man at the Hilton Garden Inn last year were given awards for meritorious service. So were the U.S. Marshals who captured Emenencio Lansdown. Detective Stuart Littlefield said it was well worth the wait for his award at the end of the ceremony. He was one of first-ever Lancaster/Melton Award of […]

  • KC attorneys help convicted murderer win record settlement for secondhand smoke exposure

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri prisons will soon go smoke-free. It’s all because of an inmate who spent time on death row and two Kansas City attorneys who won the landmark decision with virtually no trial experience. Ecclesiastical Denzel Washington was convicted of strangling two women in 1989. He spent 14 years on death row before winning an appeal to have his sentence reduced to life in prison at Crossroads Correctional in Cameron, Missouri. Even though he avoided lethal injection, […]

  • Raytown approves millions in budget cuts; almost half of patrol officers to be laid off

    RAYTOWN, Mo. — After months of debate, Raytown’s Board of Aldermen unanimously approved more than $3 million in budget cuts. The biggest chunk of those cuts were to the police department. Chief Jim Lynch has said 17 police officers will be laid off as a result. There were two months of contentious meetings with the full Raytown Board of Aldermen after the budget committee passed the preliminary budget. Some meetings were standing room only where aldermen explained their predicament was […]

  • Concussion protocol doesn’t stop Travis Kelce from hosting Football 101 for Women

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is in the NFL’s concussion protocol after a hit in Sunday night’s 42-34 win over the Houston Texans that kept the team undefeated. But that didn’t stop him from taking the field Monday night for a clinic to help women better understand the game. Kelly McCracken goes to every Chiefs home game with her girlfriends. “Getting into the working world I wanted to participate in fantasy football so I learned more […]

  • Concert moved indoors, KU pep rally cancelled in wake of shootings

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — An outdoor concert planned on Massachusetts Street in Lawrence Friday was moved indoors. Granada Theater announced on its Facebook page this week the change in venue was because of weather concerns. However, a communications manager with the City of Lawrence said Friday that Lawrence’s City Manager asked for the event to be held inside because he was worried about people’s safety. The concert featuring William Clark Green and KU pep rally were to be held very close […]

  • Yust admitted to strangling, hiding bodies of Kara Kopetsky & Jessica Runions per investigators

    CASS COUNTY, Mo. — The man long-believed to be a killer is now suspected of murder. On Thursday Cass County prosecutors formally charged Kylr Yust with two counts of first degree murder and two counts of abandoning a corpse related to the disappearances and killings of Kara Kopetsky in 2007 and Jessica Runions in 2016. Runions disappeared after she left a party with him in September 2016. Kopetsky vanished more than 10 years ago after she was last seen walking […]

  • Raytown Aldermen push back vote on police budget cuts

    RAYTOWN, Mo. — It took four hours, but the Raytown Alderman who proposed giving the Board of Aldermen the ability to review the elected Police Chief’s performance finally relented. It was just part of a contentious meeting where Raytown city leaders looked for ways to trim $3 million from its budget. Raytown Police would see the biggest cuts, with Chief Jim Lynch announcing 17 police officers would have to lose their jobs as a result. Katherine Hoffman, who was locked […]

  • Chiefs fans pray for Las Vegas during moment of silence

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City was in the national spotlight Monday night as more than 75,000 fans prayed for victims of the massacre at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas. Before the game those same fans enjoyed tailgates and watched as ESPN brought its Monday Night Countdown show to the Arrowhead parking lot. Many acknowledged they were taking at least a slight calculated risk in joining the party. “Anytime I go to a big venue, with […]

  • Leavenworth High School honors U.S. military at football game

    LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — High school football teams took the field Friday across the metro for the first time since hundreds of NFL players took a knee during the National Anthem last weekend in protest. At Leavenworth High School, where players normally remain in the locker room for the National Anthem, the mother of Senior Captain Cody Terrell said he requested the team to be on the field, not to kneel, but to stand and honor America on Military Appreciation Night. […]

  • Photos show students forced to sit on floor of crowded Ray-Pec bus

    Raymore Police were contacted Thursday when students were forced to sit in the aisles of a crowded school bus. Parents of a Raymore-Peculiar East sixth grader say overcrowding has been an ongoing issue this school year. They were still shocked when their daughter sent them a picture of what it looked like inside on the way to the middle school Thursday morning. The photo shows at least four students sitting and lying in the aisles. “That doesn’t sound like it’s […]

  • Landlord victimized by fraud told there’s too much of it in Kansas City, too few detectives to investigate

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Nearly three months after a landlord contacted KCPD economic crime detectives about squatters being scammed into living in his home, the only court date that’s been set is for him to face code violations. “We got stung this time and it’s horrible,” the victim said in July as he sat in a Bennington Avenue home with his girlfriend and her son. They found out the person they were paying rent to, didn’t own the home, on […]

  • As police layoffs loom, Raytown considers declaring Walmart a ‘public nuisance’

    RAYTOWN, Mo. — Ten years after Raytown cut Walmart a sweetheart deal to convince the retail giant to come to town, city leaders are discussing declaring Walmart a public nuisance. The discussion came during a special session to discuss budget cuts that will lead to police layoffs. “We have cut literally everything we can when it comes to these departments,” Alderman Jason Greene said during the meeting. “There should not be any mistake. With a reduction of $3 million in […]