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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
  • Children left devastated, confused after father of five stabbed to death in Raymore

    RAYMORE, Mo. — Eight days after being sentenced to prison, a Raymore man was out of jail and accused of murdering a 44-year-old father of five. Now, his family is left wondering how it happened. On Nov. 29, John W. Adams was sentenced to seven years in prison. But on Dec. 7, he was out of jail and was accused of murdering Brian Kile, his estranged wife’s boyfriend. “It’s a bad dream. Honestly, it doesn’t feel real,” Kile’s 19-year-old daughter Emilee […]

  • Metro Pearl Harbor survivors meet for first time on attack’s 77th anniversary

    RAYTOWN, Mo. — Dorinda Nicholson spends every Pearl Harbor Day talking about the “day that will live in infamy.” She spoke Friday at events in Mission and Kansas City, but in between the events she returned home for a conversation arranged by FOX4, 77 years in the making. “You and I are one of the few that are left that’s actual witnesses to the attack,” Jack Schroeder, 84, said minutes after entering Nicholson’s home. Then 7 years old, Schroeder’s dad […]

  • Eric Berry Foundation helps stock Children’s Mercy Hospital’s Snowflake Shoppe

    PARKVILLE, Mo. — Chiefs safety Eric Berry is helping to make sure kids at Children’s Mercy Hospital have a good Christmas. His foundation hosted “Stock the Shoppe” Thursday night at Nick and Jakes in Parkville. There was an auction and raffle for signed Chiefs memorabilia, and people also dropped off toys for Children’s Mercy Hospital’s “Snowflake Shoppe.” The shoppe will open soon inside the hospital for parents to pick out gifts free of charge for their children at the hospital. “A […]

  • More than 24-hour standoff with KCPD officer draws attention to mental health issues

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A more than 24-hour standoff with a Kansas City police officer Monday and Tuesday is bringing new attention to the stress cops face on the job. Last year nationwide more police died by suicide, 140, than were killed in the line of duty, 129, according to a study by the Ruderman Family Foundation. The standoff began at 3 a.m. Monday at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites at 39th and Rainbow in KCK when family expressed concerns […]

  • KC cops offer easy tips to protect yourself from common holiday crimes

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — From porch pirates to purse thieves and burglars, Kansas City police met with residents Tuesday night, offering tips on how to avoid becoming victims of holiday crimes. “It can be anybody that’s looking for that opportunity. They want what you have.” KCPD Community Interaction Officer Holly Sticken said. For online shoppers, the biggest threat is what many call “porch pirates.” “I had a package the other day delivered, and they didn’t even ring my doorbell or […]

  • Body camera footage shows police interaction with Kareem Hunt and victim

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police put one man in handcuffs at Cleveland’s 9 Hotel on Feb. 10. It wasn’t anyone involved in the hallway assault that cost Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt his job. It was a bystander who noticed the distraught 19-year-old in the hotel lobby and called 911. Body cam footage and 911 dispatch audio released by Cleveland police is providing more insight into the allegations that Hunt shoved and kicked a woman in February. See and hear the footage […]

  • 30 years after explosion that killed six KC firefighters, man convicted still seeking truth

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Deputy Fire Chief James Dean was a rookie firefighter that November night 30 years ago. “I remember waking up to the explosion, and the location that we were located at shook,” Dean said. Kansas City’s pumper trucks 30 and 41 had arrived at a 71 Highway construction site minutes earlier and found two separate fires in the early hours of November 29, 1988. “We started hearing some of the radio traffic and didn’t sound […]

  • KC ordinance requires homeowners to clear sidewalks of snow and ice or pay a fine

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City ordinance requires homeowners and occupants  to clear sidewalks of snow and ice. How long you have to shovel your sidewalk has a lot more gray area than most of the sidewalks in the city right now. You have to do it within “a reasonable time period” after the snow stops.  Fines for non-compliance range from $25 to $100. Driving around the metro has been a bit slow going and treacherous the past couple days, so Phillip […]

  • KC police, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office team up for saturation patrols on ‘Drinksgiving’

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Police and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office were out on patrol Wednesday night, looking for drunk drivers as the holiday weekend begins. The Wednesday before Thanksgiving has been called “Wild Turkey Wednesday,” “Drinksgiving” and “Blackout Wednesday” because of the increasing frequency of people gathering at bars. Stephany Tiger spent her first night before Thanksgiving out in Westport. But she said there’s no way she’d be drinking and driving. “It hits a little close to […]

  • Jayhawk fans optimistic after report of KU hiring Les Miles as new football coach

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Former LSU head football coach Les Miles is coming to Lawrence to lead the Kansas Jayhawks, according to Sports Illustrated. The magazine quotes sources who say the long-rumored top pick to replace David Beaty is finalizing contract details. KU Athletic Director Jeff Long hasn’t responded to requests for comment. Miles brings a tremendous amount of success with him from previous stops at LSU and Oklahoma State, including a National Championship with the Tigers in 2007. As a head […]

  • Chiefs fans who already booked trips plan watch parties in Mexico City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — The NFL might have moved Monday night’s game from Mexico City to Los Angeles, but not all Chiefs fans will be following the team to the Memorial Coliseum. Jesus Chavira started planning his family’s trip to Mexico City the day it was announced the Chiefs would play the Rams there this season. “I was so excited. It was a lifetime dream growing up in Kansas City as a Mexican-American Chiefs fan,” Chavira said. As he started looking […]

  • Chiefs fans left with trips booked to Mexico City and little hope of securing LA tickets

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs won’t be playing in Mexico after all. On Tuesday, the NFL announced the Monday night match-up against the Rams is moving to Los Angeles. Hundreds, possibly thousands, of Chiefs fans had already purchased tickets to this upcoming Monday’s game in Mexico City.  Some fans like Tony Lupercio already had the t-shirt with Chiefs Kingdom and Stadio Azteca emblazoned upon it. “Mexico City Monday Night Football, baby, to beat the Rams,” he screamed to […]