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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
  • Celebrities compete in softball game during Big Slick KC Weekend

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Paul Rudd, Eric Stonestreet, Rob Riggle, Jason Sudeikis and David Koechner once again hosted the annual Big Slick Celebrity Softball Game prior to Friday night’s game vs the Toronto Blue Jays at Kauffman Stadium. Watch some of the highlights as Sarah Chalke (Scrubs) does a split sliding into first, Travis Kelce hits a bases empty 2-run homer to give the team in white jerseys a 5-3 victory, and Weird Al Yankovic describes his “White and Nerdy” […]

  • Gang targeting women at Johnson County pools and dog parks

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. — Women at Johnson County pools and dog parks were victimized by the Felony Lane Gang over the weekend. The gang with Florida origins got its name because of the outside lane of the bank they’d often use to wipe out bank accounts. They target women and their purses, and were last spotted in Leawood and Overland Park. Lizzy Leech visited the pool with children at Leawood City Park Thursday. “I left my purse in my car, […]

  • Kansas City furniture outlet building destroyed by fire will be torn down in short order

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City has placed the former home of Friday’s Only Furniture Outlet on its list of dangerous buildings. The owner of the building that was engulfed in flames Tuesday says he plans to tear it down, perhaps as early as Thursday. “I was sitting right here seeing fire trucks zoom by and ambulances zoom by,” Bob Ehinger said. Soon Ehinger would find out the massive fire burning just down Southwest Boulevard from his office was at […]

  • KU student called a ‘dirtbag kid’ in campaign for Lawrence City Commission

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — A 19-year-old KU student is running for Lawrence City Commission. But Christian Lyche’s lack of experience hasn’t been the main topic of discussion since he joined the crowded race earlier this month. The wife of City Commissioner Matthew Herbert called Lyche, a “dirtbag kid” on her Facebook page. She accuses him and friends of causing $5,000 in damages to her Airbnb a year ago. “There’s not going to be any charges, I’m innocent and I’d love to […]

  • JCCC creates video to explain conceal carry changes coming to college campuses July 1

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Starting July 1, students and faculty on Kansas college campus will be able to carry concealed weapons. Kansas legislators law passed in 2013, but public college campuses had been able to keep up their signs barring guns from campus buildings for four years. Colleges and universities used the time to draft new policies to allow staff and students to carry concealed weapons. “I know there’s a lot of questions that need to be answered, age is […]

  • Riverside mayor calling GM suppliers to find out effects of layoffs at Fairfax Plant

    RIVERSIDE, Mo. — The GM announcement it will eliminate it’s 3rd shift at the Fairfax Assembly Plant in Kansas City Kansas is likely to have a ripple effect on the economy on both sides of the state line. In Riverside, a city of about 3,400 people, 2,000 of the city’s newest jobs are directly tied to auto manufacturers. Horizons Industrial Park, which opened in 2012, is home to four auto parts suppliers: YenFang, Martinrea, U.S. Farathane and Adient (formerly Johnson […]

  • Kansas City mother mourns at vigil for two sons murdered nine months apart

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A vigil was held Wednesday to remember a Kansas City father on what would have been his 34th birthday. KCPD officers were called to investigate a homicide at 41st and Prospect on Saturday November 7, 2015. When officers arrived they found 32-year-old Kevin L. Durham, in a vehicle. Durham died a short time later. Lakeith R. Courtney faces charges of first degree murder and armed criminal action in relation to the death of Durham. Courtney is […]

  • Lawrence considers spending $58,000 to save massive tree

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — The city of Lawrence has worked out an agreement in principle to protect a massive Bur Oak Tree from potentially falling victim to development. It would cost them $58,000. A subdivision planned for nine homes is going in on 12th Street between Brook Street and Haskell Avenue. As the developer, STRUCT/RESTRUCT, went through the zoning process, the city worked out a conservation easement to make sure the tree wouldn’t be cleared in the development. “Since then both […]

  • Watch: Fight on KCATA bus sends man with knife through windshield

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A fight on a KCATA bus Saturday night ended with one person being stabbed and both men going through the bus windshield. Surveillance video shows a woman who was sitting across the aisle from the men take two small children to a rear exit of the bus as the men continued scuffling next to the driver. They crashed into the front windshield, shattering it, and at one point both of them were hanging out the front […]

  • KCK firefighters recover body from Missouri River

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Kansas City Kansas firefighters pulled a body from the Missouri River at Kaw Point on Friday, now the questions are who was it and how did they die? The body was first spotted in the area near English Landing Park, which  in recent months has been the scene where several cars and bodies were recovered. An employee manning the tower at the BPU Nearman Power Plant made a disturbing discovery around 3:15 in the afternoon. “An […]

  • Kansas City cancer survivor’s first and last day of school photos go viral

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Many parents and teachers take pictures of children on their first and last day of school. But one Kansas City 7-year-old’s photo got more than 150,000 “upvotes” on Reddit, turning Sophi Eber into an Internet celebrity. “It feels amazing I’ve always wanted to do this ever since I was a little kid,” Eber said of her newfound fame. But it’s the “little warrior’s” story that turned Eber into an inspiration for thousands. The picture she’s holding […]

  • Overriding Gov. Brownback’s veto, Kansas lawmakers pass school aid increase, income tax hike

    TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas legislators Tuesday night repudiated the tax-cutting experiment that brought Gov. Sam Brownback national attention, with even fellow Republicans voting to override his veto of plan reversing many of the income tax reductions he’s championed in recent years as a way to fix the cash-strapped state’s budget. The state will increase its personal income tax rates and end an exemption for more than 330,000 farmers and business owners. Legislators expect the changes to raise $1.2 billion in […]