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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)


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  • Leavenworth congressional candidate defends decision to go ahead with AR-15 giveaway

    LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — A congressional candidate from Leavenworth is giving away an AR-15. Tyler Tannahill announced the raffle the day before the Parkland, Florida, shooting where a semi-automatic style rifle was used to kill 17 people. On Thursday, Tannahill announced he plans to go ahead with the giveaway. The tragedy at Stoneman Douglas High School is just the latest mass shooting where the gunman used an AR-15. The same type of weapon was also used in shootings in Las Vegas, […]

  • Employee stabbed at busy Olathe Mexican restaurant; man in custody

    OLATHE, Kan. — A man is in custody Tuesday night after allegedly stabbing an employee inside the Mi Ranchito Mexican restaurant in Olathe, police say. Staff at the Mi Ranchito on 119th Street told FOX 4’s Dave D’Marko that they believe the suspect was a former employee’s husband. Antonio Bon Rios, 51, is charged with aggravated battery, two counts of aggravated assault, and one count of battery. Staff said he ran through the restaurant, filled with about 100 people for […]

  • Smart thermometers, app help metro schools track students sick with flu

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  • Recovery of Chiefs LB Tamba Hali’s SUV highlights technology to track stolen vehicles

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  • KC Council approves revised plan with Edgemoor for new single terminal airport in 8-5 vote

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  • Just in time for incoming snow, National Weather Service’s radar in Kansas City goes down for upgrades

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  • On 50th anniversary of shooting, retired KC officer pushing for memorial for fallen cop and hundreds others

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  • It’s not too late to get a flu shot and keep from getting sick, metro doctors say

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  • Proposal could strip 18th and Vine churches of right to block nearby KC businesses’ liquor licenses

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The plan to redevelop Kansas City’s 18th and Vine Historic Jazz District could pit people who enjoy wine and spirits against followers of the Holy Spirit. The current ordinance says any business that wants to engage in retail sales-by-drink liquor has to get approval from any church or school within 300 feet of it. Brandon Dixon found out about the ordinance after he purchased a building near the corner of 18th and Vine. It’s just down […]