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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
  • After deadly house fire in Lenexa, experts urge homeowners to get fireplaces checked

    LENEXA, Kan. — Record lows this week may have you thinking about lighting your fireplace. But both fire prevention specialists and certified chimney sweeps say they pose dangers if they aren`t properly cleaned and inspected. A Lenexa family had just used their fireplace for the first time this season Saturday night when fire investigators say a fire broke out a few hours later in the area of the fireplace, killing 72-year-old Bill Pardue. Investigators have yet to say definitively the […]

  • Overland Park Council rejects STAR bond, TIF requests for $1.8 billion development

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – If a developer is going to build a $1.8 billion project at 103rd and Antioch, they will have to do it without public money. Overland Park’s Committee of the Whole rejected requests Monday for $20 million in tax-increment financing and $60 million in STAR bonds for phase one of the project. Neighbors opposing the 140-acre redevelopment of Brookridge Golf and Country Club held up signs throughout the meeting saying “vote no.” Plans called for turning it into […]

  • Family of victim killed in Overland Park crash urge hit-and-run driver to come forward

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The brother of a 20-year-old killed in a hit-and-run crash is pleading for the driver to come forward. Overland Park Police released new photos Monday of a dark-colored Honda Odyssey believed to have triggered a deadly collision killing two people Saturday. Police say the driver of a van struck a gold Toyota Avalon, driven by 20-year-old Samuel Siebuhr of KCK, and sent it spinning across the median of 151st Street into the path of a vehicle […]

  • Rockhurst High remembers senior killed in hit-and-run crash with mass

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An 18-year-old Rockhurst High School student has been identified as one of the two victims killed in a crash Saturday afternoon in Overland Park. President David Laughlin confirmed the news Sunday saying, “With tremendous sadness and great faith in God, Rockhurst High School learned the very sad news yesterday that senior Matthew Bloskey was killed in an auto accident.” Rockhurst hosted a mass Sunday afternoon in the Rose Theatre on campus. “We are mindful that we […]

  • Grain Valley gymnast wins gold, eyes spot on US team at World Championships

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — Fresh off a pair of gold medals in Peru, 15-year-old Kara Eaker hopes to join Simone Biles and others on the U.S. gymnastics team this month at the World Championships in Qatar. “She watched the Beijing Olympics, and I remember her just doing gymnastics on the living room floor along with the girls that were competing,” her mother Katherine Eaker said. Last month, the Grain Valley teen’s dreams of winning a gold medal came true at […]

  • Montel Williams comes to Smithville to reveal veteran’s home for ‘Military Makeover’

    SMITHVILLE, Mo. — A Smithville veteran of the Iraq War and his family got to see the results of a home makeover Wednesday, courtesy of the Lifetime show, “Military Makeover.”  Chad Huber couldn’t help but watch and record the commotion next door. After all, it’s not everyday there’s a TV camera on a crane outside and a longtimeTV host standing in your neighborhood.  Montel Williams replaced the show’s original host R. Lee Ermey, of Full Metal Jacket, who died in April. “These […]

  • KC mayor’s race could grow more crowded with Kander’s departure

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jason Kander’s decision to drop out of the race for Kansas City mayor could actually lead to a more crowded race by the time candidates have to officially file in January 2019. In a heartfelt personal note, Kander said after 11 years of trying there was something he discovered he couldn’t outrun, depression and PTSD symptoms from his tour in Afghanistan. He announced he was dropping out of the race for Kansas City mayor to concentrate […]

  • Former classmates shocked by burglary, sexual assault allegations against Shawnee teen

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — A Shawnee teen is suspected of breaking into three apartments and homes and sexually assaulting or attempting to sexually assault residents inside. Shawnee Police believe 18-year-old William Elliot gained entry to the residences in a four-day span through unlocked doors. Makenzi Bryant saw and heard cops swarming her apartment complex at 75th and Goddard and was shocked to find out why they were there and who they were looking for. “It was surprising because he literally sat right […]

  • New horror-themed escape room with haunted house feel opens in West Bottoms

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A new horror-themed live-action escape room is opening this weekend in the West Bottoms. The Basement’s owner and game master Kayden Ressel has opened similar escape rooms featuring live actors in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. The warehouse location at 1600 W. 8th Street is spooky in itself, set aside from other buildings. Once inside, Ressel informed our FOX4 crew, “Unfortunately today you’ve all been kidnapped by a cannibalistic serial killer named Edward R. Tandy who […]

  • Missouri auditor says metro community built $1.8M fire station but forgot firefighters

    SMITHVILLE, Mo. — A Missouri community is experiencing trouble in Paradise, quite literally. Sixteen minutes outside of Smithville and the only working fire station in the Smithville Area Fire Protection District sits a $1.8 million fire station in Paradise, Missouri. The fire station on the east side of Smithville Lake, paid for by voters, was completed 16 months ago. But a sign on the door informs visitors, “Fire Station not staffed. Please call 911 in case of an emergency.” “They […]

  • Raytown city leaders vote to transfer EMS department to fire protection district

    RAYTOWN, Mo. — Some Raytown paramedics and EMTs might soon be looking for new jobs. Raytown’s Board of Alderman voted Tuesday to get rid of their EMS department and transfer the license for EMS from Raytown EMS to the Raytown Fire Protection District. Thirteen full-time employees would get first priority to be hired at the Raytown Fire Protection District but would need to become certified firefighters. The measure, approved 8-2, calls for the EMS license to be transferred over on […]

  • Pair of waitresses celebrate 50 years at same Martin City restaurant

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Spend 50 years in the restaurant business and no doubt you’ll have some stories to tell. “This guy bit the other guys finger off and we had it in the french fry basket,” Jenny Russell recalled with a laugh. Russell and Betty Reed share a rare distinction of serving up steaks  at the same restaurant for 50 years. “Betty and I are like sisters. We can work together without even speaking,” Russell said. Each started at […]