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
  • Commander of 12 Strong’s ‘Horse Soldiers’ comes to Kansas City on new mission

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mark Nutsch and his team of Green Berets inspired last year’s movie “12 Strong,” starring Chris Hemsworth. Hemsworth played the detachment commander of the U.S. Army Special Forces 12-man team that was among the first to land in Afghanistan after the attacks on Sept. 11. “It gives the viewer a snapshot of what that’s like for us that lived it. The real mission is even more incredible than a Hollywood screenwriter could come up with,” said […]

  • Two with Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office charged in connection with jail incident

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Wyandotte County district attorney announced charges against two members of the sheriff’s office on Thursday related to a September jail incident. Sergeant David Toland, 47, faces one felony count of aggravated battery and one misdemeanor count for mistreatment of a confined person. Marcus Johnson, 34, faces a misdemeanor count for mistreatment of a confined person and misdemeanor assault. They’ve been issued summons to appear in court. Records from the county show that Johnson worked in […]

  • Chiefs fans done in by poor field conditions last year returning to Mexico City again

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One year ago Wednesday, Chiefs fans with trips booked and tickets purchased to see the team play in Mexico City learned the game against the Rams was moving to Los Angeles because of poor field conditions at Azteca Stadium. Now the Chiefs are preparing to go to Mexico City for another Monday Night Football game against the Chargers. But how many of those same fans will make a second trip? “I guarantee the same fans that […]

  • More than 100 show up at job fair for Missouri’s new ‘budding growth industry’

    NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Medical marijuana is on its way to Missouri, and that means so are new jobs. On Tuesday, between 100 and 200 job seekers turned out for a first-of-its-kind job fair in the Kansas City area. Between 3,500 and 4,000 people are expected to be directly employed in the cannabis industry in 2020 in Missouri. The Missouri Cannabis Trade Association expects that number to grow. Missouri’s Department of Health has until the end of the year […]

  • Trailer loaded with 70,000 meals for veterans reported stolen in Lenexa

    LENEXA, Kan. — Lenexa Police were called on Veterans Day to investigate the theft of a trailer loaded with enough food to feed approximately 70,000 veterans. The theft occurred outside the W. 108th Street office of Friends in Service of Heroes (FISH) sometime between 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Monday afternoon when the organization’s president returned from a busy day of Veteran’s Day ceremonies. There were 12,100 packages marked “Cheesy Rice and Vegetables” that were set to be delivered to veterans […]

  • Councilwoman upset after residents denied say in proposed industrial park in Independence

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — It’s a vote that could have a big impact on the future of Independence. But some city council members are upset residents won’t get a chance to speak to them about a proposed industrial park in the city’s gateway. Because of changes made a few years ago,  residents can voice concerns to the Independence City Council about nearly anything — except zoning matters that have already had a public hearing at the City Planning Commission. Irene Baltrusaitis […]

  • Gordon Ramsay visits North Kansas City for grand opening of new steakhouse

    NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay came to town Thursday to open Gordon Ramsay Steak at Harrah’s North Kansas City. It’s his fourth American restaurant by that name and first in the Midwest. The first opened in Las Vegas in 2012. Ramsay is most widely known as the star of a number of FOX shows including “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Master Chef,” “Master Chef Junior” and “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back.” Ramsay’s first stop Thursday when […]

  • Years after pit bull attack that prompted ban, Independence man calls efforts to lift it ‘a gamble’

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Hundreds packed the Independence Utilities Center on Wednesday to debate whether the city’s ban on pit bulls should be lifted. A majority of speakers were in favor of lifting that ban, many of them representing outside organizations who say breed specific laws don’t make communities safer and end up putting a burden on animal shelters. That argument stems from the fact once pit bulls are seized at no-kill shelters they can’t be euthanized, but they also can’t […]

  • Marines surprise local WWII veteran by bringing birthday ball to his retirement home

    MISSION, Kan. — Jerry Ingram has been part of nearly every Marine Birthday Ball with his Band of Brothers since World War II. But this year because of ailing health, the 92-year-old World War II veteran thought he wasn’t going to be able to celebrate. So the U.S. Marine Corp brought the celebration to him. “Freedom isn’t free, you have to fight for it. You have to fight and keep it and protect it,” Ingram said. Ingram joined that fight […]

  • Doctors say country singer’s migraine turned stroke serves as reminder of warning signs

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Kansas native and current country singer Chely Wright revealed that she suffered a stroke after her 48th birthday. In a Twitter post urging women to know the signs of the disease, the singer said she had a migraine for three days last year shortly after she turned 48. After dropping her sons off to school, she went to the emergency room at Manhattan’s Lenox Hill Hospital, where doctors performed tests and confirmed what she’d suspected — a stroke. […]

  • Luke Bryan performs first ever indoor Farm Tour concert at the Sprint Center

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Luke Bryan’s Farm Tour came to downtown Kansas City on Wednesday. The show, originally scheduled for Louisburg, Kansas, was first postponed then moved because of weather. Tickets for the Farm Tour show were honored when it moved to Sprint Center, but the last-minute move meant a general admission show. The country star has some die hard fans that call themselves “The Nut House.” Nutty enough to wait hours in the cold and snow to be first […]

  • Former KU greats react to NCAA’s ruling on athletes profiting from name, likeness use

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — On Tuesday, the NCAA Board of Governors voted to allow student athletes to profit from their names, images and likenesses “in a manner consistent with the collegiate model.” But a lot of work still needs to be done to determine how that will work within NCAA rules. In a news release, board chair Michael V. Drake said the board realized that it “must embrace change to provide the best possible experience for college athletes.” Brandon McAnderson […]

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