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 considering new ordinance aimed at distracted drivers

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri is one of just two states in the nation that doesn’t ban texting and driving for all drivers, but Kansas City might soon taking steps to stop people from doing it. Mayor Quinton Lucas introduced an ordinance this week redefining “careful and prudent driving.” It doesn’t specifically address texting and driving but bans drivers from conduct that causes vision or attention to be directed elsewhere than the path of travel of the vehicle. “The number […]

  • Telecommuting’s an increasingly viable option for many workers facing treacherous drive Friday

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, 4.7 million Americans now regularly work from home, up 173% since 2005. On a day like Friday with snow sleet and freezing rain all in the morning forecast, there could be a lot of people in the metro joining that group. Ryan Weber with KC Tech Council said companies are already using software like Zoom, Go To Meeting and others almost daily. Anyone with a laptop or […]

  • Missouri directs drivers to wineries and breweries but not family farms focused on agritourism

    LIBERTY, Mo. — If you’ve ever driven across the country, you’ve no doubt noticed highway exit signs pointing you to numerous roadside attractions. But unlike many other states, you won’t find family farms that make a large portion of their income on tourism on Missouri’s highway signs. The Missouri Farm Bureau is making it a legislative priority in 2020 to work with lawmakers for changes in that area, similar to those previously gained by the Missouri Wine and Grape Board. […]

  • Greenwood commission recommends against expanding mining operations for 30 years

    GREENWOOD, Mo. — At a public hearing that lasted several hours Tuesday, people in communities surrounding Greenwood, Missouri, accused the town of being money hungry in a deal with a mining company. Many who said the proposed plan will ruin their lives were upset the city annexed land to make decisions about the mine for decades, which the city will profit from, and they said they had no idea it was happening. The meeting was advertised in a local paper […]

  • Chiefs’ big comeback win means big business for Kansas City merchandisers

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Chiefs fans Brett and Chantel Jackson were just as excited by Sunday’s 51-31 comeback win over the Houston Texans as anyone in Kansas City. But the owners of KC Laser Co. also knew it likely meant for a busy week ahead. “Two hours after the game, I was answering message after message. I probably sold 24 hats in a short period of time,” Jackson said. With the same laser focus of Mahomes and his passes, Jackson […]

  • Community pancake dinner raises $11,778 on eve of fallen Peculiar firefighter’s funeral

    PECULIAR, Mo. — Friends family and firefighters from around the metro paid their respects to Chuck McCormick on Friday before the West Peculiar Fire Protection District sounds his last alarm Saturday morning. “First responders, we are all a brotherhood. So when one of us goes down, it hurts us all,” Cass County Deputy Troy Floyd said. “It’s been an emotional roller coaster. You don’t think someone is going to come in three weeks could be gone so quickly.” McCormick died […]

  • ‘I had an opportunity to interview’: Chiefs’ Eric Bieniemy becomes focus of Rooney Rule debate

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A rule created to increase opportunities for minorities in the NFL coaching ranks is under fire, and Chiefs Offensive Coordinator Eric Bieniemy is now part of the controversy through no fault of his own. “We got to make sure we are eliminating all the distractions,” Bieniemy said Thursday in a press conference as he tried to redirect questions about his head coaching interviews the past week to this weekend’s playoff game. Bieniemy has been the focus […]

  • Kansas governor proposes merging DCF with departments for aging, juvenile corrections

    TOPEKA, Kan. — Gov. Laura Kelly wants to merge the often-criticized Kansas Department for Children and Families with a pair of other departments. “Creating this new agency provides us the opportunity to strengthen families,” Kelly said of the Department of Human Services. Kelly announced plans to merge the Department of Children and Families with with the Department for Aging and Disability Services and Juvenile Corrections. The new, larger department would have an annual budget of about $3 billion — 16% […]

  • With hundreds of calls unanswered, advocates say Kansas City’s animal control is in crisis

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Spay and Neuter Kansas City says the city’s animal control is in a crisis. The animal advocacy group released a 43-page report Tuesday detailing hundreds of calls that were never dispatched over the past two months. At full staffing, Kansas City Animal Health employed 18 animal control officers. Now they are down to just five and two investigators. After the city voted to privatize animal control, many left for other jobs in the city or with […]

  • Peculiar community rallying behind family of fallen firefighter and house fire victims

    PECULIAR, Mo. — Everywhere you look in Peculiar, there are signs of support for two families touched by tragedy. Take the Lions Club, for example. The Peculiar group is sponsoring a pancake dinner Friday at their community room from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Half the proceeds will benefit Chuck McCormick’s wife and three sons. McCormick was killed Sunday morning when he fell through the floor of a home while responding to the fire with the West Peculiar Fire Protection District. The other […]

  • Family of house fire that killed metro firefighter: ‘We can start over again, all they have left is the memories’

    PECULIAR, Mo. — Karina Figueroa and her family likely lost everything in a Sunday morning house fire that claimed the life of a metro firefighter. Right now they are not thinking about themselves. “We can start over again, the firefighter’s family can’t. All they have left is the memories,” Figuroea said. Officials have identified the West Peculiar firefighter who was killed as 30-year-old Chuck McCormick. The fire started shortly after 11 a.m. at a home near Deer Run Road and […]

  • ‘Show me the money’: Thousands of Missourians still waiting for their 2018 tax refunds

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — About 4,700 Missourians are still waiting on their 2018 state tax refunds, the Missouri Department of Revenue confirmed Friday. A spokesperson didn’t respond to requests for an explanation for the delay, but it appears in some cases Missouri just didn’t have the money. Cheryl Cash, owner of Cash Tax and Accounting, said she’s received many calls from customers in the Show Me State saying “show me the money.” “We’ve gotten a lot of phone calls from […]

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