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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
  • Metro teen with similar injury to paralyzed Mill Valley student shares inspiring message

    WARRENSBURG, Mo. — An Excelsior Springs grad is determined to not let a life altering injury alter his life’s plans. Greg Murphy spent months in rehab after an ATV accident his sophomore year of high school left him paralyzed from the chest down. The injury kept Murphy off the football field where he had excelled, but not away from his team. He served as scoreboard operator. Then he walked across the stage at Excelsior Springs High School’s graduation this past […]

  • Rundown I-70 Speedway and Kansas City International Raceway set to reopen in Odessa

    ODESSA, Mo. –  I-70 Speedway and Kansas City International Raceway were a huge part of racing in the Midwest for 40 years. Both closed in the past decade. I-70 Speedway was home to four years of NASCAR Truck Races and 40 years of racing by the likes of Rusty Wallace and Mark Martin. “We`re talking multiple generations. We had grandparents, parents and children that shared experiences out here,” Chris Payne said. Payne owned Kansas City International Raceway, a drag strip […]

  • Kansas City remembers the ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Music legend Aretha Franklin died Thursday in her Detroit home at the age of 76 after battling pancreatic cancer. Her world-famous songs included “Natural Woman,” “I Say a Little Prayer,” “Think,” “Chain of Fools” and “Respect.” People were certainly showing the “Queen of Soul” plenty of respect Thursday. Magic 107.3 was one of several radio stations that paid tribute to Franklin, playing her music and letting callers share their stories about how her music impacted their […]

  • Two metro youth basketball teams win both girls and boys Jr. NBA World Championships

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — When two metro teams headed to Orlando last week for the first ever Jr. NBA World Championships, they managed to pull off a feat that might not be repeated for generations. Teams from the same city — KC Prodigy Girls 14-U and Drive 5 Power Elite Boys 14-U — were both crowned World Champions. The two teams won the Central Region spots in the Jr. NBA World Championships. Then during the weeklong tournament, they learned life and […]

  • Man describes heartbreaking scene, how he tried to help when metro church van crashed near Bolivar

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — An end of summer float trip ended before it began on Friday when a church van crash near Bolivar, Mo., claimed the lives of three teenagers from the metro. The van was carrying 13 people from Faith Chapel Assembly of God; two adult chaperones and 11 teenagers. Early indications are that the van or trailer it was hauling may have blown a tire, causing the driver to lose control and careen down an embankment. A good […]

  • Dozens gather to pray for victims of Johnson County church van crash

    BOLIVAR, Mo. — Three people died and 10 others were hurt when a van affiliated with Faith Chapel Assembly of God crashed on Friday morning on U.S. Highway 13, five miles north of Bolivar. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the van left the southbound lanes of the highway and overturned, injuring everyone on board. Troopers say a left rear tire blowout caused the crash as youth groups from Overland Park, Louisburg, and Gardner, Kansas headed to Southern Missouri […]

  • Chiefs Kingdom comes alive in new tailgating ‘party zone’ outside Arrowhead

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs hosted the Houston Texans on Thursday night at Arrowhead in the team’s preseason opener, and new this year, the team added the Ford Tailgate District, dubbed “a party zone” on the team’s website. It’s free to enter and seemed to be a hit with fans who didn’t want to bring their own grills, yard games or sound systems. Located at Founders Plaza outside the stadium, it features food trucks, cocktails and beer, […]

  • No one found in car, 2 rescued from water after car sinks in Kansas River in Lawrence

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Rescue crews searched the Kansas River in Lawrence for hours Friday after a car sank in the river. Trent McKinley with the Lawrence Police Department said they believe the vehicle went into the water from the shore near 6th Street and Massachusetts. Crews were called to the area around 1:15 p.m. Friday on a report that the car was in the water. Officials do not yet know why the car went into the river. First-responders pulled a woman and […]

  • Kansas City’s religious and Chinese communities shocked by missionary’s murder

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Chinese missionary was walking home from a prayer service Wednesday night when he was shot and killed. Now, the religious leaders at International House of Prayer, where Xindong Hao had just attended that service, joined Kansas City’s Chinese community in condemning the killing of the 38-year-old father of four. Curtrail Hudson, 18, has been charged with second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and four counts of armed criminal action […]

  • Jackson County Jail tells family of inmate that he’s in intensive care because he fell off toilet

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Jackson County inmate is reportedly in intensive care at Truman Medical Center with three broken vertebrae, a breathing tube, cuts to his head, black eyes and bruises to his arms. His family was told Timothy Nevels, 55, fell off the toilet. His sister said the story and those injuries just don’t add up. “I’ve been in nursing for over 40 years. You don’t get all these injuries from that. You don’t,” Nancy Nevels said. A spokesperson for […]

  • Kansas City man tearing down his home to build golf course in inner city

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City man is trying to bring golf to the inner city, and he plans to tear down his own home to do it. Christopher Harris built a park across the street from his home 20 years ago but has wanted to bring golf to the neighborhood surrounding 40th and Wayne Avenue. “We’ve been tearing down houses on this block for a long time. We are down to the last two,” Harris said. One of them is […]

  • Torn Label Brewing to release ’31 Heroes’ beer to honor victims of Afghanistan attack

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — August 6 marks seven years since a helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan, killing 30 American military service members, including some hometown heroes, and a military K-9. It was the single largest loss of U.S. life during the War on Afghanistan. They’ve since been known as the “31 Heroes.” Bryan Nichols of Hays, Kansas, was piloting the Chinook helicopter assigned to the 7th Battalion, 158th Regiment out of New Century, Kansas. The helicopter was carrying mostly Navy […]