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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
  • After KC threw out thousands of pounds of American Royal BBQ, donations heading to Topeka

    KANSAS CITY — Delicious barbecue from the American Royal will once again be given to the needy, but it won’t be allowed into Kansas City, Missouri shelters and food pantries. FOX 4 first reported last year’s American Royal ended with thousands of pounds of barbecue being tossed into a dumpster and covered in bleach because of the concerns of Kansas City, Missouri Health Department. “They bleached it all,” Hope City Director Ray Stribling recalls. “We were all bumming.” For years […]

  • As skies go dark, cell phone connections could blackout during eclipse

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — First responders are bracing for more than just darkness during the solar eclipse Aug. 21. There are questions about how well wireless services will work as hundreds of thousands are expected to descend on St. Joseph, Kansas City and surrounding areas. No, the sun being blocked by the moon won’t crash connections, but numerous people in the same general area calling and posting at the same time certainly could. “If you go to a rural area […]

  • Refugee robbed with baby on her back asks Mayor James to clean up her neighborhood

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — She can’t speak English and has lived in the United States for less than a year, but that’s not stopping a metro mom from making a big impact on her community in Kansas City’s Historic Northeast. The woman who asked only to be identified as “Maria” re-settled in America last year after spending 20 years in a refugee camp in Tanzania. “She thought the people were good and she was looking forward to be able to […]

  • Missouri faces class action lawsuit for juvenile offender sentences

    A 2016 U.S. Supreme Court ruling looked like it would give juveniles serving life sentences without parole a chance at freedom. But now the Missouri Department of Corrections is facing a class action lawsuit alleging the state’s parole process isn’t giving those inmates a fair shot at being released. The family of Johnathan Collier, 43, was one of more than 80 Missouri families hoping the Supreme Court ruling would lead to their loved one’s release. The adult who Collier says […]

  • Olathe Police investigating murder-suicide in Prairie Brook neighborhood

    OLATHE, Kan. — Investigators are in the Prairie Brook neighborhood on Monday where police say there’s been a murder-suicide. Officers are specifically in the 24200 block of W. 109th Terrace, just off of K-7 and College Boulevard. Police say the call went out at about 1:30 p.m., where officers were sent for a medical response. They found an adult woman dead from a gunshot wound inside the home, and took a man to the hospital who also had a gunshot […]

  • Young British cancer patient debuts documentary chronicling journey in Kansas City

    Alex Goodwin, the 10-year-old boy who came to America for cancer treatment is getting ready to head back to England. Thursday, his family debuted the documentary chronicling “Alexander’s Journey” from the U.K. To K.U. Hospital. The DVD has the Latin phrase “dum spiro spero” on the cover. It’s become a rallying cry for thousands of his followers on Facebook and Twitter which means, “While I breathe I hope.” Alex captured the hearts of Kansas City from the moment he arrived […]

  • Following a flood of water rescues, firefighters save two more people from Missouri River

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City firefighters say that flash flooding from overnight storms forced them to perform about 40 water rescues on Thursday, and if those weren’t enough, rescuers were called in to two save two men stranded in the Missouri River after 8 p.m. Firefighters say a fishing boat got caught on the cables of a barge and started to sink. The men only had one life jacket between them and called 911. Firefighters were able to rescue […]

  • Top two candidates for Kansas City’s top cop talk crime with Eastside community

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Police and Mayor Sly James visited one of the city’s most troubled neighborhoods Wednesday night hoping to curb a trend of growing violence. Kansas City crime maps show Blue Valley Court and Hilltop Townhomes have had 50 violent crimes in the past six months. In June a 7-year-old girl was shot by a child under 10 during an argument. In October 2016, a boy, 3, was shot and killed when his brother got a […]

  • Football fans, dog lovers react to news of Michael Vick interning with Chiefs as a coach

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick was at the Chiefs training camp in St. Joseph Tuesday. The Chiefs media relations department confirmed that Vick is a coaching intern with the Chiefs this summer. Vick is part of the NFL’s agreement with the NFL Players’ Association to assist in coaching internships, better known as the Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship Program. It’s an odd homecoming for the former star quarterback who spent two years at Leavenworth Federal Prison for […]

  • Party crashers sought at Mexican restaurant which suffered more than $200K in damage

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The driver of a car trying to escape a locked gate at Ponak’s did up to $200,000 in damages to the popular Mexican restaurant on the Boulevard. The crash happened July 1st, but Monday Kansas City Police released photos of the suspected “party” crashers. Updated pic of 2 suspects who hit @PonaksKitchen building July 1 and fled. If you recognize them, call 816-474-TIPS pic.twitter.com/2b29CD2Sx8 — Kansas City Police (@kcpolice) July 24, 2017 When the two women […]

  • Witnesses say argument leads to deadly shooting in Kansas City neighborhood

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Violence plagued the metro on Friday night, where investigators were at the scene of a deadly shooting at a car wash along Independence Avenue, and another at E. 6th Street near Cleveland Avenue. A man was pronounced dead after he was shot at about 8 p.m. at a home. Witnesses say it appears that the shooter had a disagreement with multiple members of the same family. FOX 4’s crew watched as a young man was wheeled out […]

  • New community crime group called ‘The Code’ holds first meeting

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The numbers are staggering. Thursday Kansas City police began their 82nd homicide investigation of the year. There had been 55 homicides at this point last year, a year that turned out to have the highest total in a decade. “Crime is just everywhere, so police have got their work cut out for them, but the thing is how can we assist them and embrace them in their movement?” Ron Hunt said. Kansas City Police Colonel Karl […]