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
  • Children’s Mercy eases young patients’ fears with ‘Teddy Bear Clinic’

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Being in the hospital can be scary for kids. So in a hospital full of doctors and nurses, Children’s Mercy employs a team of child life specialists. “We do a lot of teaching and preparing patients for what they will experience and encounter,” child life specialist Megan Johnson explained. Still a lot of the terms can be confusing, and the unfamiliar setting can be unsettling. But the hospital has come up with a unique way to […]

  • Kelso’s Pizza closes its doors after 50 years in business in the Northland

    NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Customers  lined up to get in to Kelso’s Pizza one last time as the business opened its doors Tuesday afternoon. Kelso’s first opened in 1969 on Liberty Square when Bill Kelso, a former pitcher for the Angels, retired from Major League Baseball. He ran the business along with his wife. They later spent decades at Metro North Mall before relocating to North Kansas City at Armour and Swift. Kelly Kelso and her brother Jeff then […]

  • 2 people found shot to death in KC home near 35th and Norton, police say

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are investigating a double homicide after two people were found shot to death Monday afternoon. The deadly shooting happened in a Kansas City home near 35th and Norton, according to police. Police were called to the home on a welfare check just after 2 p.m. Monday. When they arrived, they found the two victims, a man and a woman, dead inside the home. Police do not have any suspect information at this time. The man […]

  • ‘Art gives me control’: Recovering alcoholic from Mission finds peace in painting

    MISSION, Kan. — Three months ago, Patrick Pribyl had never picked up a paint brush and was at rock bottom. Now, the recovering alcoholic from Mission is preparing to have his art work showcased in New York City galleries. Among a sea of colorful paintings, Pribyl’s favorite is one that’s dull in comparison. But to understand why, you need to know his story. “The reason it is my favorite is I find it very beautiful. The colors, it looks worn, […]

  • Hickman Mills school board votes to close two elementary schools

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Some teachers in Hickman Mills will lose their jobs and several hundred children will be going to different schools next year. The district’s board of directors voted Thursday night to close two schools next school year in order to save money: Symington Elementary and Johnson Elementary. The decisions followed months of parent forums, the hiring of a consultant firm, and four recommendations presented. Three recommendations came from the consulting firm MGT, which recommended closing three to […]

  • Doctors, patients, growers weigh in on Missouri’s medical marijuana regulations

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services came to the University of Missouri-Kansas City Wednesday for its fourth of five medical marijuana forums being conducted throughout the state. The forums provide opportunities to provide feedback about what should or should not be included in the medical marijuana program regulations that will be published June 4. “We take the info back and they look at it and research it and see if something that can be put […]

  • Smithville students may need to submit to random drug testing to drive to school

    SMITHVILLE, Mo. — Smithville School District officials met with parents Tuesday to discuss the idea of beginning random drug testing at the high school for students. Any student who participates in extra-curriculars or co-curricular activities, including parking at the school, would be subject to random drug testing under the proposed program. Superintendent Dr. Todd Schuetz told parents he’s very much in favor of the program as a deterrent to drug use not as punishment. Details for how students would be […]

  • Leawood mom in search of ‘Bargain Mansions’ shows off KC on DIY Network show

    LEAWOOD, Kan. — A Leawood mother of four and her father have become TV celebrities appearing on DIY Network’s “Bargain Mansions.” Tamara Day and her father Ward Schraeder have renovated 13 homes around the metro on the show. To mark the show’s second season finale, they invited fans out to see what they experience on television. “It’s from our hometown, and we are always looking trying to figure out, ‘Where do you think that one’s at?'” Jessie Fetters said at […]

  • Neighbors worried for years about suspected gunman shot outside Highlands Elementary

    FAIRWAY, Kan. — A man firing a gun at police in a shootout right across from an elementary school would come as a surprise to almost anyone. Anyone, but some of the people who live in the Fairway neighborhood across from Highlands Elementary. Shana Althouse said she first started noticing police at her former neighbor’s home several years ago, around the time he would have been in his late teens. “About five police cars arrived and cuffed him and took […]

  • Woman dies in Olathe apartment fire caused by damaged electrical cord

    UPDATE: Olathe fire officials said that the fire claimed the life of Alexandria Armstrong, 33. She died at the hospital Thursday evening after being pulled from the fire at 420 N. Marion Street. Investigators believe a damaged electrical cord ignited a couch and the fire spread throughout the apartment. The damage is estimated at $35,000. The Olathe Fire Department says people should make sure cords are in good condition and nothing is frayed or cracked. OLATHE, Kan. — One woman […]

  • Lenexa police arrest four with suspected ties to ‘Felony Lane Gang’

    LENEXA, Kan. — Lenexa police arrested four people Friday who they suspect are part of the Felony Lane Gang, thieves who often target women at gyms, parks and day cares. An officer, his K-9 and some old-fashioned police work helped crack the case. Lenexa Police Sgt. Ryan Sumner and his K-9 partner Leo spotted a gold car in the area around the hotels at 96th Terrace and Lenexa Drive commit a traffic violation. He remembered that matched the description of […]

  • Kansas City scrapped pilot program to predict, prevent potholes before this winter

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Potholes seem to be everywhere around the metro right now. But it wasn’t long ago Kansas City officials were touting new technology they hoped would help them predict and prevent potholes before they formed. “You now come up with an algorithm where you can predict the most likely locations for potholes,” Kansas City Chief Innovation Officer Bob Bennett said in a 2017 interview with FOX4 ahead of the winter 2018 roll out. But fast forward a […]

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