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
  • Sheriff’s Office holding meeting to address troublesome Walmart, bus stop off 40 Highway

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There’s a growing concern about the safety of customers and employees at a Jackson County Walmart and the area around it. For the second straight weekend, officials are meeting with customers and neighbors near the Walmart on 40 Highway, working on a plan to make it safer. Crime can happen for any number of reasons, but the biggest concerns of customers and business owners that FOX4 spoke with are the homeless who live around the parking […]

  • Overland Park civic leader’s death triggers fundraising effort for first CPR kiosk in the metro

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Former Overland Park Chamber of Commerce Board Chairman Rick Worrel died from cardiac arrest August 24. His family almost immediately went to work trying to carry on his legacy supporting heart health in the community. The 58-year-old avid runner spoke to FOX4 previously about another cardiac arrest he suffered running a 5K with his daughter in 2016, the day before her high school graduation. “I was finishing the race. I was 50 yards from the finish […]

  • Kansas State president reflects on his time leading the military on Sept. 11th

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Kansas City native and current Kansas State President Richard Myers had an important position on September 11th, 2001. He was acting Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Myers was days away from confirmation hearings for the job he was about to take. In a matter of minutes that job changed, and he was in the Pentagon’s command center struggling to reach the President, faced with some unbelievable decisions. “Everybody had a bright idea that day, […]

  • Hundreds of dump trucks driving on residential road daily has residents clamoring for access road

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hundreds of dump trucks drive up and down the two lane Stark Avenue daily in an otherwise quiet South Kansas City neighborhood, moving dirt from one part of town to the other. They’re hauling 430,000 cubic yards of dirt from a pair of 80-acre adjoining parcels in Kansas City and Grandview off Longview Road. The massive project has left neighbors wondering why the developers never looked to access the much wider Raytown Road nearby. “You could […]

  • After her husband took his life, KC woman petitions to change name of sledding spot ‘Suicide Hill’

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Every winter Kansas City flocks to what many consider “the” hill for sledding. It’s a steep slope from the playground at Brookside Park to Brookside Boulevard below. “This is called Suicide Hill. That’s not the technical name for it, but that’s what the neighborhood calls it,” John Hotchkiss said Monday, playing with his son at the park. Alyvia Elliott lives at the bottom of the hill directly across from the park. “It’s great because I’ve got […]

  • The Chiefs signed Tyreek Hill, but their roster could look different in the future

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tyreek Hill has signed a new contract with the Chiefs. The extension retains Hill at $54 million for the next three years, according to a tweet from NFL insider Ian Rapoport. This puts the wide receiver among the highest paid for his position. General Manager Brett Veach said his contract’s contingent upon the conditions Hill agreed to upon his return to the team in July after an offseason marred by controversy. So is it win now […]

  • An Amelia Earhart statue was supposed to arrive in US Capitol decades ago, where did it go?

    ATCHISON, Kan. — Where is Amelia Earhart and her plane? It’s a question that’s baffled historians for decades. This week the man who found the Titanic, Dr. Robert Ballard announced he’s searching for the plane in a new National Geographic special. But there’s another mystery concerning the famous aviator that’s left Kansans wondering “Where is Amelia Earhart?” for nearly 20 years. In Atchison, Kansas, there are signs commemorating the achievements of Earhart everywhere. In Washington D.C.  the U.S. Capitol paid […]

  • Royals host their first ever ‘Pride Night’ at the K after years of fan requests

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals hosted their first ever “Pride Night” on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium. That would appear to make them the last team in Major League Baseball to host such an event, based on reports and a check of other clubs promotional schedules. LGBTQ fans started holding a tailgate five years ago they called “Out with the Royals.” “Over the years they’ve been saying, ‘Can we do something else? Can we do something inside the stadium?'” […]

  • T-Bones head to postseason that could have them playing after upcoming eviction

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Kansas City T-Bones players earned themselves at least an extra week on the job this Labor Day weekend. Monday was the last regular season game for this season and perhaps in franchise history. The T-Bones six-game winning streak ended in a 9-5 loss, but was still enough to earn them a South Division title, finishing a game ahead of Sioux City and Cleburne. “You are down 5-1 you come back in the 7th inning and win […]

  • Royals fans so far optimistic about team’s sale to KC businessman John Sherman

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals confirmed the speculation Friday after reports surfaced that owner David Glass was looking to sell. Glass said he found the right man to take over the team in local businessman John Sherman. Both Glass and Sherman had a lot of great things to say about the franchise and Kansas City, leaving many fans FOX4 spoke with optimistic about the Royals future. Glass said he’ll never forget first coming up 90 feet short and then […]

  • Anti-Violence Town Hall held hours after Kansas City tallies 100th homicide of 2019

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas addressed a packed town hall Thursday night at Southeast Community Center as police across town were investigating the city’s 100th homicide of 2019. “Right now our community is on fire, and right now what we need to do is find every solution and every resource. I don’t care who it is. I don’t care if it’s an old ‘G.’ I don’t care if it’s a young ‘G,'” Lucas said. Lucas was […]

  • Greenwood community comes together to raise thousands for UPS driver battling lung disease

    GREENWOOD, Mo. — The UPS slogan was once “What Can Brown Do For You?” But over the past week, the family of 53-year-old Rob Long has been finding out what the community can do for a UPS driver. Nikki Cross is used to seeing Long in the truck next to her every morning at UPS’s Lenexa hub. “He’s just friendly, always waving, always smiling, always happy,” Cross said. But for the past three months, Long has been out of work […]

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