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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
  • World Series trophy, Gold Glove award among items Royals legend Frank White auctioning off

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Royals legend and current Jackson County Executive Frank White is putting nearly 70 of his prize possessions on the auction block. The auction includes his 1980 Gold Glove and his 1985 World Series trophy. “The trophy? I don’t know if I could let go of that. Wow, that’s crazy,” longtime White fan Gerald Wilson said. The World Series trophy is already fetching more than $11,000 on Lenexa-based Crown Sports Auctions’ website. Bids on the Gold Glove […]

  • Therapy dog reported stolen found month later in Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A therapy dog reported stolen is back with his owner a month after he disappeared from his Kansas City home. Right after Jim Shope returned home in mid-May to find his door open and Bobby missing, he started putting up signs and looking for the sheltie. Pictures of the pooch were shared often online, and people organized searches. “Every morning and night I would still drive around the neighborhoods, hoping to see him in a backyard or somebody would […]

  • Two men killed in downtown KC after fight over golf cart, gun leads to police shooting

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two men died in an officer-involved shooting Thursday afternoon near the Barney Allis Plaza in downtown Kansas City. Police said at about 5 p.m. officers were called to the scene where two men were fighting over a golf cart and a gun. KCPD Capt. Lionel Colon said when officers arrived, they were shot at, so they returned fire. Both men died in the shooting. FOX4 spoke with a witnesses at the scene. “At first it looked like […]

  • Cop’s bond with community brings semi-pro soccer to KC’s Historic Northeast

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A local semi-pro soccer team is having a big impact on the game. Ann Murphy is a Kansas City police officer and coach of the Rise Jaguars, a team of mostly refugees in KC’s Historic Northeast neighborhood. Boys on the team are excited about the 2018 World Cup, which kicks off Thursday. “It’s all over the world so everyone is excited for it,” said former Jaguar Adrian Dar, 19. He emigrated from Burma by way of Thailand. […]

  • Police investigating reports of shots fired, large fights outside Summit Waves water park

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. – Lee’s Summit police are investigating what witnesses describe as a chaotic scene Monday night at Summit Waves. It’s the second time police have been called to the water park in the past week for a major disturbance. On June 4, police were called on the report of shots fired at the end of a birthday party. Neighbors told FOX4 they heard multiple shots, but no one was injured. On Monday night, parents said off-duty officers warned […]

  • Task force won’t consider grand jury’s report on conditions at Jackson County jail

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Residents got a chance to sound off on the Jackson County Detention Center at a meeting Monday tonight. The jail has come under scrutiny recently, including a grand jury report calling it overcrowded, filthy and unsafe. But the co-chair of a task force convened by Jackson County Executive Frank White said the group had no plans of discussing the grand jury’s findings. “(White) has been very clear on what he wants us to address, which predates the […]

  • Metro baby saved from aneurysm with super glue now a healthy, happy 5-year-old

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Five-year-old Ashlyn Julian spent Friday at an Overland Park playground happily swinging and singing the Shawn Mendes song, “In My Blood.” This week marks five years since doctors at University of Kansas Hospital used super glue to stop the blood that was seeping into the Olathe baby’s brain. The story made international headlines. But when asked Friday if she’d ever heard of the amazing “super glue baby,” Ashlyn said no. The first sign of trouble for […]

  • Local stylists reflect on how KC native Kate Spade influenced their careers, lives

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — There’s no doubt, here in Kansas City, Kate Spade had a big impact on aspiring stylists. Several local fashion influencers gathered Thursday night at Legends Outlets night for Passport to Style. Annie Austen of the Austen Adventures said Kate Spade was one of the biggest influencers of her style and career. “Being from Kansas City and going and pursuing your dreams and having such a happy bright brand was really inspiring to me,” Austen said. “I […]

  • Missouri auditor finds $16 million in suspicious food stamp transactions

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Food stamps are supposed to help people in need. But according to Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway, they’re being used by people who are in jail and even the dead. Galloway looked at the program now known as SNAP for 18 months and found more than $16 million worth of possible fraud. More than 800,000 people in Missouri have EBT cards through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. But not everyone using them is supposed to have them. “I have […]

  • Lee’s Summit West grad killed in Las Vegas drive-by shooting

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Family of a 2013 Lee’s Summit West graduate are left wondering why he was gunned down on a Las Vegas street over the weekend.  Raheem Rice, 23, was shot in the back near a house party in the 6100 block of Novelty Drive. “I couldn’t understand how that could happen to my nephew. All day yesterday it just seemed surreal,” Lasondra Rice said. Rice said the University of Nevada-Las Vegas student had a smile that could […]

  • Kansas City Royals honor local Gold Star families on Memorial Day

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals welcomed Gold Star families to the ballpark for Monday’s game against the Minnesota Twins. Marcie Robertson was joined on the mound by her daughters to throw out the first pitch. Her husband, Sgt. First Class Forrest Robertson of Wamego, Kansas, was killed in Afghanistan in 2013. “He was just an amazing example of how a man should love his wife and his children.” 15-year-old Evelyn Robertson said. The event was organized by Heroes […]

  • Independence business owner frustrated by flooding intersection no one wants to fix

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — FOX4 got an inside look at the damage Friday morning’s heavy rains caused one Independence business. Fairmount Liquors was flooded at Highway 24 and Northern Boulevard, along with a car wash and cars in the parking lot of Best Buy Car Co. The car dealership is in Sugar Creek. The businesses across Highway 24 are in Independence. But neither city says the flooding that has plagued the intersection the past few years is their issue, nor does […]