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

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ed Donahue replays the events of Groundhog Day 1968 in his mind often. “I’ll always remember it,” he said. The 80-year old retired Kansas City Police detective only worked with Officer Hugh Butler one night, but it was a night that changed both of their lives. “It bothers me a lot, still does when you talk about it,” he said in his first ever interview about the shooting on the 50th anniversary. The pair were working […]

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

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — Missouri is no longer the sickest state in the country in terms of the flu. Kansas has replaced it. Data from health technology company Kinsa shows 6.6 percent of Kansans, or 1 in every 15 people, had the flu in the past week. That’s nearly a 50 percent increase from the number of people who had it the week before. Missouri’s Department of Health says 888 people have already died from the flu or related illnesses this year. In […]

  • 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 […]

  • Trump’s supporters and critics gather throughout metro to watch State of the Union

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — People throughout the metro gathered Tuesday night to watch President Donald Trump deliver his first State of the Union address. Trump called for a “new American moment” of unity and challenged lawmakers to make good on long-standing promises to fix a dangerously fractured immigration system, warning of evil outside forces seeking to undermine the nation’s way of life. Like the rest of our divided nation, here in the Kansas City metro, some were happy with Trump’s […]

  • Widow of man killed in Austin’s Bar hate crime launches new project to tell U.S. immigrants’ stories

    OLATHE, Kan. — It’s been nearly a year since Srinivas Kuchibhotla was killed at Austin’s Bar & Grill in Olathe. Now his widow is launching an initiative to spread awareness. He was shot by a man who reportedly yelled, “Get out of my country.” Witnesses said he thought Kuchibhotla was Middle-Eastern. He was actually Indian. Wendy Blackburn, executive vice president for Intouch Solutions, described her initial reaction as, “Shock and anger and sadness and amazed that it could happen in […]

  • Edgemoor meets with minority businesses about new KCI airport amidst concerns of ‘corruption and dishonesty’

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After hitting some turbulence, it looks like Edgemoor’s billion dollar deal to build a new single-terminal Kansas City airport could soon be cleared for takeoff again. On Tuesday, the Maryland-based company started trying to iron out some of the Kansas City Council’s key concerns that led them to vote down the memorandum of understanding with Edgemoor in the first place. Those included claims that, despite being selected in the procurement process, Edgemoor wasn’t the best choice […]

  • New conversation spurred in metro city that doesn’t observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    HARRISONVILLE, Mo. — While most banks, schools and government offices were closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, that wasn’t the case at Harrisonville City Hall. The Missouri city about 45 minutes south of Kansas City had their regularly scheduled Board of Alderman meeting, and city offices were open for business during the federal holiday. Harrisonville revised its employee handbook sometime prior to 2009 to give employees 11 holidays. Presidents Day, Good Friday and two days each for […]

  • At vigil, friends and family of 19-year-old murdered by ex-boyfriend speak out against domestic violence

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Friends and family gathered Friday night to speak out against domestic violence, hours after a KC teen mom was laid to rest. Nineteen-year-old Liz Richards went to Joseph Gonsalez’s Kansas City home Saturday to drop off her two-year-old son Jay. The couple had separated but shared custody. Jay was later found in the home where his mother was shot and killed. Prosecutors have charged his father with her murder. Friends and family that gathered at Richards’ […]

  • ‘Eric Greitens is a jerk’ shirts hit shelves on rough day for Missouri governor

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City clothing store unexpectedly cashed in on the scandal surrounding Missouri’s governor Thursday. Raygun, an apparel store in the Crossroads, had planned its official release of a t-shirt with the phrase, “Eric Greitens is a Jerk” for Thursday. When sales started this morning, most people at the store hadn’t even heard the latest on Gov. Greitens yet. He confirmed a KMOV report late Wednesday that he had a 2015 affair but has denied reports […]

  • Overland Park considering big changes at popular intersection to keep employees in town after work

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Overland Park is considering big changes for the area around College and Metcalf. The goal is to get convention-goers and the 30,000 people who work in the 1.5-mile corridor to stick around after work. The area is home to the Overland Park Convention Center and dozens of office buildings, including one affectionately known to people in the area as the Darth Vader building. But it’s not exactly what you’d call a shopper’s paradise or pedestrian friendly. […]

  • Cass County K-9 ‘Champ’ back on duty after being stabbed in neck by Harrisonville suspect

    HARRISONVILLE, Mo. — A Cass County Sheriff’s K-9 was back on the job Monday after being stabbed in the neck by a suspect. Ironically, the first person “Champ” tried to track down Monday was a stabbing suspect. It was a different suspect than the teen he captured in December. But thanks to lax Missouri laws protecting police animals, that teen accused of stabbing him is also on the run again. “You hear about it happening to other dogs in big […]

  • Freezin’ for a reason’: Blue Springs church members camp out for 48 hours to raise awareness for blanket drive

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — On another chilly night, some people at a Blue Springs church are “freezin’ for a reason.” Members of First Christian Church will spend 48 hours in the bone chilling cold. They’ve created makeshift homes to resemble a homeless camp on the front lawn of the church. The homes were created with items they’ve been able to obtain from salvaged materials. Shanties were mostly made from pallets and plywood. Roofs were made from PVC pipe and tarps. […]