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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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    Kansas lawmakers to consider changes to gun laws on campus

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — The clock is ticking until Kansas’ colleges, hospitals, and libraries have to start allowing people with guns inside. The Personal and Family Protection Act passed back in 2013, but allowed public institutions four years to prepare. But a bill will be introduced Tuesday that could overturn key parts of the law. “The fact that those who were exempted, none of them went ahead and put guns on their campuses is very significant, they clearly don’t want it,” […]

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    Ice concerns push back Chiefs playoff start Sunday against Pittsburgh

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The NFL announced Sunday’s Kansas City Chiefs vs Pittsburgh Steelers start time will be pushed back the start from Noon until 7:20 p.m. Chiefs President Mark Donovan said the decision to push back the game was as much about their staff as the players and the fans. “We’ve received a bunch of questions from our fans, season ticket holders, what’s going on, could it change when would it change?” Donovan said. “We had a plan we […]

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    Chiefs fans prep for ice storm, bars cross fingers power stays connected

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Shovels, scrapers, and bags and bags of ice melt were the hot items at Strasser’s Hardware in Kansas City on Thursday. “We’re just getting ready for the ice storm hopefully we don’t have to use it, but I want to be prepared,” business owner Roger Lewis said. Westport bars have been prepared to welcome crowds of fans for Sunday’s playoff game. “I usually walk in about noon and everyone is already losing their mind and the […]

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    Following successful surgery, ‘Alex’s Journey’ to include walking in the coming days

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A little British boy who came to Kansas City for cancer surgery and captured hearts all over America now is on the road to recovery. Doctors had to remove Alexander Goodwin’s entire femur and all the muscles and tendons around it, but just in a couple days, Alex`s Journey is going to include taking steps. The 9-year-old boy arrived in Kansas City from the U.K. to a hero`s welcome, and a police escort that included Kansas […]

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    As President Obama makes farewell address, people remember his visits to Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — President Obama made several trips to the metro during his eight years in office, and even a couple of stops on the campaign trail. Obama’s second campaign stop in Kansas City was in October 2008, at the Liberty Memorial, where an estimated 75,000 people gathered. Obama would declare the site a national memorial in 2014. He visited Arthur Bryant’s that same year. “They don’t give you notice they just say, ‘hey ,the president’s coming,’” restaurant General […]

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    Home playoff game bringing red and green to Arrowhead and Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs will host just their third home playoff game since 1998 at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday. Their last victory came 23 years ago against the Pittsburgh Steelers, their opponent in the divisional round this year. WHB-810 radio’s Mitch Holthus hosted his weekly Chiefs radio show at the Mission Hy-Vee Monday night. “This just in: The Chiefs are the two-seed and they host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday,” he belted to the crowd. There wasn’t […]

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    Metro security expert calls airport baggage claim a ‘soft target’

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police dogs scoured checked baggage arriving at Kansas City International Airport for any signs of weapons or ammunition Friday afternoon. Earlier in the day at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, police say Esteban Santiago retrieved a gun and ammunition from his bag he checked at the gate, loaded it and returned to the baggage claim area, opening fire on more than a dozen passengers. One college student home on break was at KCI waiting to board a […]

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    Investigation into gang rape of Independence mom criticized in Cosmopolitan article

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — An Independence mom gang raped in her apartment shared frustrations with Independence police and the office’s investigation in an article published in Cosmopolitan’s online magazine Thursday. One person was arrested months after the crime, December 23rd, but not before he was also accused of also kidnapping and raping a Johnson County deputy. FOX 4 spoke to the victim in April 2016 at that time only identified as Taylor. Cosmopolitan identifies her as Taylor Hirth, 31. “They pulled me […]

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    Hy-Vee rewards card leads Liberty police to missing wedding band

    LIBERTY, Mo. — A ring a Liberty grandmother thought was gone forever found its way back to her Tuesday night. Norma Hickman says she took off her rings, including her wedding ring of 62 years to use hand sanitizer in the car as she and her husband drove to the Liberty Hy-Vee. They fell out of her lap as she entered the store Monday. A Mizzou college student home on break, grocery shopping with her mom, spotted something shiny near […]

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    Man shot in Northland neighborhood suffers critical injuries

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One man suffered critical injuries in a shooting on Friday night. Police responded to the 4600 block of NE 83rd Terrace just after 6 p.m. where a man in his mid-30s was found shot outside a home and taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. Kansas City police say that one man is in custody. The preliminary details released say that the victim threatened the suspect with a mallet prior to the shooting. The suspect is […]

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    KCPD Chief Forte’s nephew among two-dozen new cops on patrol in 2017

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Twenty-four new police officers will be on patrol around the Metro as we ring in 2017, including 18 in Kansas City, Mo. Officers from Grandview, Liberty, Lee’s Summit, Kansas City and Raytown walked across the stage to loved ones to get their badges and start their new career in law enforcement Thursday night. They are sons and daughters, husbands and wives. One new officer is also the nephew of Kansas City’s police chief, Darryl Forte. “He […]

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    Neighbors sound off on KC mom’s online post looking for boy’s lost drone

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As people have unwrapped their new gifts, drones haven’t been the only things flying high in one metro neighborhood; so have emotions. Lauren Spillman’s 8-year-old son Andreas flies his drone in a neighborhood near 62nd and Brighton. It’s right across the street from the neighborhood where a man told FOX 4 last week a neighbor tried to shoot down his drone with an airsoft gun. Andreas lost his drone when he handed the controls over to […]