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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
  • Tech N9ne joins Santa’s Wonderland celebration to give toys to KC kids

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An annual tradition for many families at 12th Street and Brooklyn Avenue included a celebrity guest appearance Wednesday night. Kansas City’s own Tech N9ne was on stage for a free concert before the toy giveaway. Tech N9ne hit the stores this week and helped 12th Street Heritage Development Corporation fill its tables with 1,000 toys. “When we found out they were literally going to have kids lining up, nearly 1,000 of them, we were like ‘Oh […]

  • Former coach of local UCLA player says there should be no thanks-giving debate with President Trump

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The president’s latest Twitter firestorm is against the father of a UCLA basketball player. He’s upset Lavar Ball hasn’t thanked him for helping free his son and two other players from China after their shoplifting arrest. LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Jill and KCK native Cody Riley were supposed to be on the court Tuesday night at Sprint Center as the team took on Wisconsin in a consolation game in the Hall of Fame Classic. Victor Williams said […]

  • A shortage of Christmas trees this holiday season could drive up prices

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — Does it take you awhile to get into the holiday spirit? If you don’t make picking out your Christmas tree part of your Black Friday weekend shopping this year, you might not end up with one at all. For many picking out the perfect live Christmas tree is a holiday tradition. “I want the one that’s medium sized and it’s filled with leaves,” Lily Bouigeis said Monday on a trip to Midland Holiday Pines for Christmas photos. […]

  • 16-year-old Kansas City boy runs simple errand for his mom and gets carjacked at store

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — He was just running an errand for his mom, but the teen ended up with a gun to his head instead. The 16-year-old went to nearby Leon’s Thriftway on Thursday afternoon to get paper towels. His mother, who asked not to be identified, said she was cleaning her house. “Just like every other time, I always send him up the street with no worries that’s something is going to happen to him,” she said. But when […]

  • Salt Lake City’s announcement of NWSL team likely spells end for FC Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One city’s celebration Thursday seemed to spell the end of professional women’s soccer in Kansas City. Fox 4 has confirmed through league sources that FC Kansas City’s upcoming season is very much in jeopardy. Just last year the future looked bright for FC Kansas City. The team was coming off back to back National Women’s Soccer League Championships. But then came the release of degrading emails ranking prospective female players on their “hotness.” The emails one […]

  • With nowhere to race legally, scores of street racers take to deserted Kansas City metro roads

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Generations of drag racers have grown up in Kansas City. When the city decided to turn the area’s only dragstrip into a park in 2011, it appeared to put the brakes on races. The city purchased Kansas City International Raceway land after complaints from neighbors about noise. But at least those neighbors knew where those racers were and didn’t have to worry about being caught up in the middle of it. “It’s just unreal how that […]

  • Dozens of neighborhoods newly eligible for Airbnb gear up for debate

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City Neighborhood Advisory Council meeting Tuesday was likely just a scene setter for what’s expected to be a hotly contested topic before Kansas City’s Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Committee later this month. “This is so convoluted now, how will we ever enforce this?” Tiffany Moore said of the latest version of a short term rental ordinance. The debate has been going on for a couple years, but neighborhoods like Birchwood Hill in South […]

  • Overland Park officials consider multi-million dollar changes to popular downtown farmers market

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Overland Park city planners met with vendors and residents Monday night to discuss what could be some controversial changes to a popular downtown farmers market. For more than 30 years people have been able to enjoy farm-to-table produce and home goods at Overland Park’s Downtown Farmers Market. But city planners said not everything is “Grade A” when it comes to the state’s top-ranked farmers market facilities. “We’re bursting at the seams right now. We can’t expand,” […]

  • 2,000 of nation’s top young fencers competing in Kansas City this weekend

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — More than 2,000 of the nation’s top young fencers are in Kansas City this weekend. The North American Cup is taking place at the Kansas City Convention Center. Competitors age 10 to 19 compete in epee, foil and saber. The event features 15 past junior and cadet world medalists and hundreds of others who are working their way up the ranks at tournaments throughout the country. There are all kinds of stories about how the kids […]

  • Hundreds gather to remember Lawson teen killed in possible accidental shooting

    LAWSON, Mo. — Hundreds gathered Thursday afternoon in the town square in Lawson to remember 17-year-old Dylan Hedges. Questions remained about how he died at a rural Ray County home less than 24 hours before the gathering. As of Thursday evening, investigators aren’t releasing any details about his death, but friends and family said he was shot and killed in what could turn out to be an accidental shooting. Amid the hugs and tears, friends described Hedges as a country […]

  • Metro firefighters learn about cars’ hidden dangers during extrication training

    STILWELL, Kan. — Saving victims trapped inside a car is the number one goal at crash scenes. But firefighters freeing passengers from those wrecks face dangers too. An electric vehicle involved in a crash in Indianapolis last year exploded as firefighters were preparing to rescue the victims. Investigators blamed the vehicle’s lithium ion batteries. “With the new hybrids and all the electrical cars we have to watch out for ourselves if we try to get the patient out with airbags,” […]

  • KC voters overwhelmingly approve new KCI

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Supporters of a new KCI are ecstatic that voters overwhelming approved the new airport Tuesday. It was arguably the biggest topic of debate in Kansas City leading up to the election. The city said the terminals at KCI must go, but some said demolition was not the answer. With 49,950 votes to 16,378, voters made it clear Tuesday that they want a new airport. Supporters of the project raised more than $1-million to promote the plan […]