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Marcus Officer joined the FOX 4 Kansas City news team in January 2017 and reports Monday – Friday on FOX 4 News at 5 p.m. with John Holt and Dhomonique Ricks and for the 6 p.m. newscast with Phil Witt and Loren Halifax.
Marcus, a Texas native, spent the last two years working in Austin where he covered a number of stories including: The deadly hot air balloon crash near his hometown of Lockhart and the Bastrop Memorial Day floods. Marcus has also worked in College Station, Texas and San Angelo, Texas.
Marcus graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism. You can find Marcus exploring the many sites Kansas City has to offer. He enjoys working out, sporting events, concerts, and traveling.
If you would like to contact or share your story ideas with Marcus, you can reach him at marcus.officer@wdaftv4.com

Recent Articles
  • KC police urging drivers, pedestrians to be aware on metro highway seeing numerous auto-ped deaths

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — KC police officers have seen more than their fair share of auto-pedestrian crashes, and 71 Highway is a frequent destination for those types of crashes, Sgt. Bill Mahoney said. “I think we’re all working on trying to come up with a solution, but I don’t think there is just one,” Mahoney said. Fourteen people have been killed in 41 auto-pedestrian crashes on 71 Highway since 2009, he said. The most recent incident occurred on Jan. 26 when […]

  • Red Camaro ends up in Blue River after crashing into water near northbound 71 Highway and Bannister Road

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Rescue crews responded Tuesday morning to an accident with a possible water rescue on southbound 71 Highway near Bannister Rd., but they quickly determined that no one was inside the car. Sometime in the morning or night, the car slid or drove into the river. Someone later spotted it and called dispatchers. Tire tracks could be see leading down a steep embankment, into the water.  

  • Superheroes step in to save the day for free when costumes malfunction at KC’s Planet Comicon

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The day has finally come for Todd Hanley and Rebecca Roden to show off their costumes at Planet Comicon 2018. “Oh man, I probably put about a year’s worth of thought into this and about a year’s worth of shopping around,” said Hanley, who drove to KC from Oklahoma. “We both ended up ordering pieces just from all over the world,” Roden said. “We didn’t make anything ourselves. Probably had a budget of about $1,000 combined.” […]

  • Popular WWE artist and lifelong Kansas City resident to showcase wrestling art at Planet Comicon

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Rob Schamberger’s life has revolved around art. “Pretty much from when I was seven years old and I got my first comic book and I said I wanted to do this,” the lifelong Kansas City resident said. And for the past five years, his artwork has centered around some of professional wrestling’s biggest names. “A lot of these champions collection paintings — this is again where everything started for me, trying to make each one as specific […]

  • Royals pitchers and catchers report to Surprise, Ariz., for start of spring training

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Royals pitchers and catchers report to spring training in Surprise, Ariz., Tuesday. There will be some familiar faces on the roster, but there will also be some familiar ones missing. Two of the squad’s biggest names, Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas, are still without a team, and all-star outfielder Lorenzo Cain has a new home in Milwaukee. The Royals though still have some star power. Catcher Salvador Perez made his fifth consecutive All-Star team on his way […]

  • KC to STL hyperloop feasibility study will take nine months to complete

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In just a few years a trip to Columbia or St. Louis could be much different and much faster. Minds at Black and Veatch as well as the University Missouri are working on a feasibility study to install a Hyperloop between the cities by 2021. The Hyperloop would make getting to and from a ball game in St.Louis much faster. In fact it would cut the round trip travel time from 8 hours to 40 minutes. […]

  • Night to Shine event in KC gives people with special needs a prom night they won’t forget

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the second consecutive year, Gail Schmitt is helping her 31-year-old son Eric get ready for the prom. “I always get the feels. It’s awesome. Eric looks so handsome when he dresses up,” Schmitt said. “As a parent, there’s nothing I want more than for my son to have a good time, to party just like every other person gets to do.” Eric has autism but that hasn’t stopped him from living his life to the fullest […]

  • 99-year-old WWII veteran from Excelsior Springs dies, leaving behind inspirational legacy for family and friends

    EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. – Saying goodbye isn’t easy for Jennifer Mattivi but seeing the turnout for her grandfather’s funeral, World War II veteran Frank Mattivi, helped her understand the impact his life had on others. “It means a lot to me,” she said. “My grandfather was an American hero, and when we were growing up, we didn’t know the extent of all this.” Frank Mattivi, 99, was a WWII veteran and a P.O.W. held by the Germans for 16 months. […]

  • Sporting KC players, staff get first look at new $75 million training facility in KCK

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Sporting KC players and staff got their first look at their brand new $75 million home, which is not only a pinnacle for U.S. Soccer, but it’s also one of the best facilities in the world. “Somehow I’m still shocked at what we have,” Sporting KC and U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Graham Zusi said. “It is unbelievable — the attention to detail, the quality of everything here.” Zusi has trained in facilities around the world, but […]

  • Kansas, Missouri facing shortage of referees for youth and high school sports

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Schools across Kansas and Missouri are facing an issue that’s also plaguing schools across the country: a shortage of referees. “It’s a lot of fun to see the kids succeed,” said Gary Meyer, a high school basketball official. “A lot of kids, you go to places and see them as a freshmen and then as a senior, and they better themselves. It’s neat to see that. That’s the satisfaction I get out of it.” Meyer said […]

  • 23-year-old pregnant woman murdered in Olathe on day she was to find out sex of her baby

    OLATHE, Kan. — The crime tape is still up around the Olathe home where a woman was found dead, and it’s a sight that neighbors never thought they’d see in their community. “It’s very quiet,” neighbor Ruthie Halvorson said. “A lot of elderly people, a lot of young families, but nothing like this.” Halvorson said silence is familiar in her Olathe neighborhood, which is what made Tuesday’s events that much more surprising. Olathe Police Sgt. Logan Bonney said around 4 […]

  • ‘I did it’: Ruskin High holds special graduation ceremony for KCMO teen with sickle cell anemia

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ruskin High School senior Tomiese Wyatt has endured a long road to get to graduation day, but it’s been a journey worth the ride. “Just finishing and being surrounded around all the people that love me and that I love,” the 18-year-old said. Tomiese was born with sickle cell anemia, a condition that her mother Michelle Ndiaye said has taken a toll on her body but not her spirit. “Very special, amazing. God willing. It’s been […]