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
  • Gov. Kelly calls Kansas Supreme Court’s decision on school funding a victory for all

    TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Supreme Court signed off Friday on an increase in spending on public schools, but the justices refused to close a decade-long lawsuit that prompted their decision. Friday was the high court’s seventh ruling in the Gannon public school finance case, and the best news Kansas has received about its level of funding for schools. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly called the court’s decision a big victory for the entire state of Kansas. “It’s a victory for […]

  • KC adds Vernon County to jails housing inmates as Jackson County contract expires

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Council unanimously approved a $350,000 contract with the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday to house 20 inmates. The Vernon County Jail is more than 90 minutes from Jackson County’s Regional Correctional Center where city inmates facing or convicted of municipal charges are currently housed. The city got a letter from Jackson County a year ago, explaining the intergovernmental agreement to house city inmates at the building, which is connected to the Jackson […]

  • Veteran walking across America to raise awareness about PTSD travels through KCK

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A U.S. Army veteran’s trek from the state of Washington to Florida took him through KCK on Wednesday. Retired Sgt. 1st Class Jimmy Novak has walked more than 1,400 miles since March 22. “I’ve been through several struggles in my life and I wanted to have some time to reflect about what I’ve overcome and where I’ve been,” Novak explained. He said his service, including time in Iraq, was hard on him and still is, but […]

  • Man has life-threatening injuries, woman seriously injured after shooting in south KC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are investigating a double shooting Tuesday night that has left one man with life-threatening injuries. The shooting happened just after 7 p.m. Tuesday near Delmar Drive and E. 118th Terrace, just off Food Lane in south Kansas City. A man and a woman were both shot, police said. The man suffered life-threatening injuries, and the woman had serious injuries. Details about what led up to the shooting were not immediately available. Police do not have […]

  • Here’s how a Missouri senator may have been US president for one day

    ATCHISON, Kan. — Most history classes teach Zachary Taylor was the 12th U.S. president and Harry Truman was the only president from Missouri. But a pair of historical markers in Plattsburg, Missouri, and a museum in Atchison, Kansas, tell a different story. People pass by the towering statue outside the Clinton County Courthouse every day. Few people recognize it as David Rice Atchison, and likely fewer understand the plaque below that declares him “President of the United States for one […]

  • Woman trying to find owner of film sent flying in Kansas tornado, landed in Smithville

    SMITHVILLE, Mo. — In the most famous film about a Kansas tornado, Dorothy landed in just the right spot. You could say a film sent flying by tornado in Douglas and Leavenworth County on June 28 landed in the right spot as well. Mindy Coates has been finding peculiar items all over her property the past couple days. “My daughter said she saw a couple of things fall in our backyard, and it was raining, and it was just like […]

  • Volunteer clearing path to tornado victims had his chainsaw stolen as he worked

    LINWOOD, Kan. — One of the first people who came out to help Tuesday night in Linwood was Justin Claar with his chainsaw. “It’s massive destruction and people need help, so I just came out to help where I could,” he said. But while he tried to clear a path, someone else helped themselves to the 391 STIHL chainsaw with a 24-inch bar in the back of his truck while he worked on Cantrell Road. “I’m irritated, but I know […]

  • Nursery to donate portion of year’s sales to help tornado-damaged country market

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — On Wednesday, 150 volunteers, including several from competing area nurseries, cleared out debris and started to tear down five leveled greenhouses at Pendleton Country Market after a powerful EF-4 tornado came through a day earlier. “I came in here this morning, and there were tomatoes all over the floor,” Karen Pendleton said. It’s the second time the family business has pretty much been leveled. A microburst came through in 2006. But what’s keeping the husband and wife […]

  • Fans reflect on 20 years since Owen Hart’s death as WWE comes to Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Wrestling’s biggest stars were in the ring in Kansas City  for Monday Night Raw at Sprint Center. The show took place nearly 20 years to the day of one of the WWE’s darkest hours, the night Owen Hart fell to his death at Kemper Arena. “We in the WWF are saddened by the tragic accident that occurred here tonight,” then WWF Owner and now WWE Chairman and CEO Vince Mcmahon told our FOX4 cameras, May 23, […]

  • Missouri’s Special Olympics Games canceled after new facility damaged in tornado

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Jefferson City tornado damage has also claimed another casualty: the Missouri Special Olympics Summer Games set for next weekend in Springfield. You might be wondering what does damage in Jefferson City have to do with a competition in Springfield? But the decision-makers said they had to look for the well-being of the organization and the staff, and not just the thousands of disappointed athletes. Last year, Lynna Hodgson crossed the finish line in the 100-meter […]

  • KC’s University Academy grads net a record-breaking $12.4 million in scholarships

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The 42 University Academy students who graduated Thursday earned a record $12.4 million in college scholarships. It eclipsed the previous record for the Kansas City public charter school of $7.1 million. From the minute Kindergartners enter the halls of University Academy lined with pennants of the universities graduates have attended, they’re reminded of the goal. After all, it’s in the school’s name. “We have to make sure they are ready for college. One of the joys […]

  • ‘A controlled madhouse’: 2023 NFL Draft in Kansas City could have $200M impact

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The 2023 NFL Draft will take place in Kansas City in the iconic area around Union Station and the National World War I Museum and Memorial. The event will bring together fans to celebrate one of the most-anticipated sports events of the year. “I know our fans are going to go absolutely crazy. It’s going to be really really special,” Kansas City Chiefs President and CEO Clark Hunt said. “We are excited to work with the […]

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