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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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    Austins shooting victim who stepped in to stop possible hate crime: ‘We are all humans’

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The man who ran toward the bullets at an Olathe sports bar while others ran away is being called a hero. The gunfire at Austins Bar and Grill on Wednesday killed Srinivas Kutchibhotla, 32 and injured Alok Madasani, 32, and Ian Grillot, 24. “We were just finishing our dinner and we heard the ‘pop pop pop’ and all the sudden people were running,” customer Lyla Hinsley said. They were running to get away from a shooter […]

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    Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office reopening unidentified persons cases

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The skeletal remains of 23 people at the Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office remain a mystery. Families waiting for closure for decades have new hope, thanks to a new effort by the Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Diane Peterson to identify them. He office is reopening files and making sure every identifying piece of information possible is in a database called NAMUS, hoping to give a name to unidentified people whose cases have haunted them for years. […]

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    Metro crash victim’s father says ‘Move Over Bill’ lacks enforcement

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri lawmakers are considering changes to the “Move Over” Law. The provision would add utility workers to the list of people drivers have to give space to safely work on the side of the road. This week proposed changes to include them passed the Missouri House and moved to the Senate. “Every day we work on busy and narrow roads, delivering the energy that fuels our community. We support the safety of all utility workers. And, […]

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    Fire destroys hundreds of donated items given to Kansas City family after basement flood

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Fire destroyed the Wayne Avenue home of a Kansas City mom and her nine children on Sunday. It’s the second time the family has lost everything in the past year. A flooded basement destroyed most of Tina Finney and her children’s belongings previously. “Everything was ruined so we had went without for a long time,” Finney said. She finally saved up enough by Thanksgiving to try to get some repairs done. The wife of the handyman she […]

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    Northland couple’s wedding rings survive fire, but get stolen while they attend funeral

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Northland family is left wondering how much heartache they can take? Their home burned down while they hid in a tornado shelter last summer. Earlier this month while they were at a loved one’s funeral, someone broke in and took the only things that survived the fire: Their wedding rings. “Brand new TV gone, melted. So that is what is left of the house,” Heather Webster can be heard saying in a video she recorded […]

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    Wellington-Napoleon basketball players return home following crash between their bus, wrong-way driver

    WELLINGTON, Mo. – A school bus loaded with kids never made it to its destination on Thursday after a wrong-way driver caused a crash. The bus was carrying the Wellington-Napoleon boys and girls basketball teams to games in the metro, but before they got there, the driver of a car travelling the wrong way hit them on 291 Highway, and the driver of that car died. The school system’s superintendent told FOX 4’s Dave D’Marko she was even emotional when […]

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    Lee’s Summit middle school students named national finalists in anti-hacking competition

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — If America wants to defends itself against hackers from Russia or other nations they may want to enlist the help of some Lee’s Summit Middle School students. The team from Summit Lakes Middle School found out Wednesday they are one of just two middle schools in the nation that will go to the CyberPatriot National Finals. Cybercrimes cost companies worldwide an estimated $600 billion per year. But the young cybercrime fighters are coming up with solutions. […]

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    Man convicted in explosion that killed Kansas City firefighters could go free, but he won’t admit guilt

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s been more than 28 years since six firefighters were killed in one of the worst explosions ever to rock Kansas City. Wednesday, for the first time, one of the people convicted of their murders could walk out of a courtroom a free man. A 2012 Supreme Court ruling says juveniles can’t be given life sentences without the possibility of parole without taking certain factors into account. Bryan Sheppard’s family maintains he’s innocent, but that’s why […]

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    KCFD’s hip-hop country music video aims to increase diversity

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Fire Department is taking a unique approach to try to recruit women and minorities to become firefighters. Monday they released their first ever music video, blending hip and hop and country music. They didn’t have to look far to find those recording artists. Noe Palma is an 18-year veteran with the fire department. Tameka Griswold, AKA “Miss G” is in school right now to become a firefighter. The song has three hip-hop verses. […]

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    With Valentine’s Day approaching, couples lock their love at Kansas City’s Old Red Bridge

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Friday was the unofficial kick-off of what’s become a growing tradition on Kansas City’s south side. There are more than 2,000 locks placed along Old Red Bridge in Minor Park, each has it’s own love story behind it. One lock had the name “Rusty” on it, many more locks just are rusty. People have different reasons for wanting to lock their love. Some are new relationships, others do it to commemorate anniversaries. But Sharron and Fred […]

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    9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel unanimously rules against reinstating travel ban

    SAN FRANCISCO — President Donald Trump’s travel ban will remain blocked, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. The unanimous ruling from a three-judge panel means that citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries will continue to be able to travel to the US, despite Trump’s executive order last month. It is a significant political setback to Trump’s new administration and raises questions about how the courts will view his apparent vision for an expansive use of executive power from the Oval Office […]

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    Social media sleuths on Stolen KC connect victims with tipsters to recover taken property

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If someone steals your property what do you do? You of course call police, but for many crime victims in the metro that’s just one of the ways they are getting their stuff back these days. “It was stolen January 15th and it got recovered today,” Dave Brucker says to Todd Howerton in his makeshift basement TV studio. “63,489 members,” Howerton says on the Facebook Live broadcast. “Nice keep sharing keep adding,” Brucker responds. Members of […]