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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
  • Veterans recount duck boats’ military use and changes made since wartime service

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Duck boats, once military vehicles mostly built during World War II, are facing new scrutiny after last week’s disaster, even from veterans who once rode in them decades ago. “Their lives were cut short. But they and their loved ones will never ever be forgotten,” President Donald Trump said Tuesday about victims of the Branson duck tragedy. The President was speaking to thousands of veterans at the VFW Convention. The tragedy that killed 17 people as the […]

  • Some business owners say President Trump’s trip to Kansas City will cost them thousands

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — President Donald Trump is headed to Kansas City on Tuesday to speak at the VFW National Convention. The speech is expected to begin at 11:30 a.m. at Municipal Auditorium. Road closures for several blocks around that area could begin as early as 8:30 a.m. Sandra Waller was excited when the VFW Convention returned to town for the first time in more than a decade, bringing an extra 10,000 people who could shop at the Quality Hill […]

  • Bernie Sanders visits KCK, Wichita to campaign for Kansas Democratic candidates

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Kansas Democratic candidates for Congress got some high-profile help Friday from Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in KCK and Wichita. Brent Welder supported Sanders in Wyandotte County in 2016, helping lead grassroots efforts for his presidential campaign. Now Welder finds himself in one of what some see as one the most important Congressional races in America for Democrats hoping to win back the House. He’s campaigning on a platform of standing up to big business. Kansas’s […]

  • Thousands of veterans expected at VFW national convention in KC where Trump will speak

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The National VFW Convention is coming to Kansas City this weekend. More than 10,000 Veterans of Foreign War are expected to be in attendance for the event that runs July 21-25. On Tuesday, President Donald Trump will address the convention. It will be his first trip to Kansas City and to a VFW Convention as president. Crews were already busy Thursday inside the Kansas City Convention Center getting things ready for the 119th annual VFW National Convention. […]

  • Local 8-year-old brings home trophy from youth competition during MLB All-Star weekend

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Brandon Wilson returned to Kansas City on Tuesday from Nationals Park with his Scott’s Pitch Hit and Run trophy in hand. The 8-year-old represented the Royals as one of 24 finalists in the national competition with more than 600,000 participants. “My first two pitches were way off, and I thought to myself, ‘I`ve got to hit the next four or I`m not going to win this competition,'” Brandon said. He was announced as the winner for his age […]

  • UMKC addresses campus fears after murder of international student

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –  Monday, Kansas City Police Chief Rick Smith announced 25-year-old Marlin Mack, the gunman killed by police Sunday,  had previously been considered a suspect in the murder of a UMKC graduate student from India. UMKC’s Chancellor came to America from India to study. Now he along with other organizations on campus are trying to make sure international students don’t let the shooting death of Sharath Koppu keep them from their dreams. A map on Andrew Bell’s wall shows every […]

  • $150 life-saving overdose antidote now available for free in Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Missouri was one of the last states to approve Naloxone, commonly known as NARCAN for over the counter sales, in 2017. It’s a medication that can save your life in case of an overdose. But the $150 price has kept it out of the homes of some people who should probably have it. The Missouri State Targeted Response Grant is now offering NARCAN free of charge at four Missouri locations, including Kansas City’s Healing House. It’s […]

  • Lawsuits filed against Children’s Mercy Hospital for breach of nearly 70,000 patient records

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In the course of just over a year, Children’s Mercy Hospital had to send out letters to the parents of nearly 70,000 patients, explaining security breaches that meant their child’s personal records could have been compromised. This year three class-action lawsuits have been filed against the hospital related to three incidents where the records were made public. Britney Walker had taken her daughter to Children’s Mercy since she was 2 months old. So she said when […]

  • Urban Youth Academy sending two KC squads to All-Star Game festivities

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There will be a lot of players wearing KC Royals uniforms on the field at Nationals Park next week for Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game festivities. They just won’t be Major League players, other than Salvador Perez. The Urban Youth Academy is sending two teams to Washington D.C. on Thursday. A baseball and softball team from the academy will get to witness a lot of the festivities surrounding the All-Star Game, including the Home Run Derby, Celebrity […]

  • Scorching heat to test fair-weather fans in Wyandotte, Cass counties this week

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — After a scorcher this same time last year, fair boards in Wyandotte and Cass counties were hoping for some fairer weather this week. But it appears they will have no such luck. Keeping cool is the top priority for fair-goers this weekend, with temperatures near triple digits and no break in sight through the fair`s run into the weekend. The Wyandotte County Fair is the largest county fair in either Kansas or Missouri with more than […]

  • Thousands stolen from Raytown track club before Junior Olympics

    RAYTOWN, Mo. — Twenty-eight athletes from Raytown’s The Doors AAU track club have qualified to go to the Junior Olympics in Des Moines, Iowa later this month. But at least $7,000 meant for registration and uniforms has disappeared. No one realized as quickly as the kids were running, someone was draining the club’s bank account. “It didn’t get noticed until it was too late, until it was empty,” Coach Herb Martin said. “It was one of those things you didn’t […]

  • Blue Springs mom with son battling cancer loses job and car, then home to fire

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A fire at a Blue Springs home Sunday was just the latest in a series of tragedies for a single mom and her three boys. In the last month, Kandace Odom lost her job, her car, and now her family home. To top it off, her 7-year-old son Lyric has autism and astrocytoma, cancerous tumors in his spine. “On his bad days, he won’t walk at all. He won’t get up. He asks for you to […]