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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
  • Kansas City in process of replacing old pipes like one that flooded Main Street, plan to be done in 95 years

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A water main break in Kansas City’s Crossroads District on Monday could demonstrate a larger problem underneath the city’s streets. The water main that sent water cascading down Main Street from 16th Street was installed in 1886. “The streets were flooded with debris, the Streetcar was shut down, it looked like the levies had broken up the street,” Nara Manager Sean Burns-Sprung said. “It was like a volcano had just erupted out of the middle of […]

  • Students describe anxious moments during lockdown, evacuation at Oak Park High School

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — “We had the cops bust into our room, everyone was scared,” Emily DeLuca said Monday when she was finally able to return to Oak Park High School with her mother and pick up her car. The school was evacuated after a student threatened to hurt students with “a gun and other means” earlier in the day according to Jon Bazzano with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. That threat came into the school via phone about 9 […]

  • Local benefit for veterans with PTSD goes on, despite organizer taking own life

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A benefit Friday night to help veterans in their fight against PTSD and depression was missing its organizer. Benjamin Kelley, 40, died by suicide March 1. “This boot here belongs to my best friend Benjamin Kelly,” Damien Gunn said on stage at a packed No. 9 Saloon. For the past two years Ben Kelley has taken the boot he wore while serving in the U.S. Navy and passed it around to collect money for AmVets and […]

  • Kansas City community surprises award-winning coach and cop with donations

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — She’s a cop, a coach and works several other jobs to help support her team. Most of Northeast Kansas City’s Rise Jaguars players don’t come from a lot of money. “It’s a lot of budgeting tricks, a lot of extra jobs,” coach Ann Murphy said. Extra jobs for Coach Murphy on top of being a Kansas City police officer. That’s how she met the players, speaking to them at school about the dangers of gangs and […]

  • Recently freed from prison, man once serving life for killing 6 KCFD firefighters says he’s searching for truth

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This week`s Overland Park fire at CityPlace may have rivaled South Kansas City’s 71 Highway explosion in size, but in no way compares to the number of lives it touched. That 1988 fire killed six firefighters and five people were sentenced to life in prison. Earlier in March, one of the people convicted, Bryan Sheppard, walked out of prison a free man. Sheppard was the youngest of the group, 17 at the time. A U.S. Supreme […]

  • Despite damage to 25 homes, OPFD chief calls fire suppression efforts ‘a win’

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Investigators say a welder doing hot work near wood materials is to blame for the massive blaze at Overland Park’s CityPlace Apartments on Monday. Investigators say surveillance pictures like the ones obtained by FOX 4 helped them determine the cause of the CityPlace apartment fire. Forty arson investigators also interviewed dozens of witnesses Tuesday. Many of those witnesses captured incredible pictures and video from their backyards as the apartment building under construction became a raging inferno. […]

  • Before smoke clears, Overland Park neighbors already banding together to help

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A massive apartment complex lay in ruins and at least 17 homes were damaged, but the community quickly found a way to come together and spread hope. The Ballentine community was forced into their front yards after the remnants of an 8-alarm fire dropped into their back yards. “I heard like a big boom, and I don’t know what it was and all of a sudden my wife, she’s like, ‘hey, there’s a huge fire outside,'” […]

  • KC businesses getting ready for Jayhawks’ Sweet 16 game at Sprint Center

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Businesses are ready to cash in on the Jayhawks run to the Sweet 16 that will bring them to Sprint Center Thursday. “I think everyone’s rooting for it, it’s a great opportunity if we can get the Kansas crowd a couple other good schools in the Sweet 16 Elite 8 games it’s going to be a great economic boost for the city,” Johnny’s Tavern Asst. General Manager Chris King said during the Jayhawks 90-70 win Sunday […]

  • Police officer changing lives of KC youth as soccer coach

    Ann Murphy is used to juggling more than just a soccer ball. The KC Courage WPSL soccer player works multiple jobs including being a Kansas City Police Officer. But the role she cherishes most is coaching a club soccer team full of underprivileged teens. Murphy will head to California next month to pick up one of just 50 Double Goal Coaching awards nationwide from the Positive Coaching Alliance. Her two goals are helping kids succeed on and off the pitch. […]

  • Missouri cops launch effort to get teens to buckle up

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Cops across Missouri are going to be cracking down on teenage drivers who aren’t wearing their seat belts starting Thursday. Nationwide, 90 percent of drivers now wear their seat belts, but in Missouri that number is much lower, especially among teenage drivers. According to the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Director, just 70 percent of Missouri teens wear seat belts and it’s having deadly consequences. Of the 196 Missouri teenagers killed in traffic crashes in […]

  • Friends of murdered Kansas City mom start foundation in her honor

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two months after three people were murdered in a Kansas City apartment, loved ones are still seeking answers. Now friends of the young mom who was killed are trying to honor her legacy for her son as he recovers from his tiny body being riddled with bullets. “He was her world and she was his,” Emma Bartshe said of Ali Renee Brown, 20, and her son Karson, 2. The January 12 shooting at The Trails at […]

  • CBO reports Republican healthcare plan could leave 14 million more uninsured in 2018

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Fourteen-million Americans would lose coverage next year under House Republican legislation remaking the nation’s health care system, and that number would balloon to 24 million by 2026, Congress’ budget analysts projected Monday. The American Healthcare Act is also expected to save the federal government $337 billion dollars over the next decade. “It’s not just money we are talking about, it’s lives and people are going to lose their lives,” Dr. Sharon Lee, a physician with Family […]