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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
  • Meteorologists describe how ingredients combined for record rainfall, dangerous flash floods

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It was a very busy Thursday morning for Andy Bailey and the National Weather Service as they watched record rainfall and flood numbers pour into the Metro. “I’ve been in the office here for about 10 years and this is far and away the worst flooding we’ve had in the Kansas City Metro area since I’ve been here.” Bailey said, “Not only were the rainfall rates and the thunderstorms pretty incredible but the storms were what […]

  • Hickman Mills school supply drive still in need of essentials to fill backpacks for students

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For Sharece Shelby’s daughter Rihana, 9, going back to school is an exciting time. “I want to math and stuff in fourth grade and reading. I want to talk to people,” Rihana said. But it’s a scary time for her mother, Sharece, who has six children of her own and who cares for six other children, that need school supplies. “They need shoes, clothing and some of things are hard to come by and get. For […]

  • For patients struggling with pain, ‘Unexpected Blooms’ bring welcome relief

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Flowers can be used for many things: weddings, anniversaries, birthday. But one local organization has been using flowers from those events and turning them into healing tools for people in hospital and hospice care at no cost to the patients or providers. Jennifer Davis has been a nurse at St. Luke’s for five years and said the hardest part of her job is seeing her patients struggling with pain. “When patients are here they aren’t feeling […]

  • With the need for blood and donors at a premium, metro banks see fewer of both

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Cathy Donahue is making her routine trip to the blood bank to ensure she continues to help those that will need it the most. “It’s absolutely worth it if you know how important and how serious the need is in the community and how important the donation you make is to somebody else,” Donahue said. It’s a good thing that she does because blood banks around the metro are seeing fewer donors and are getting less […]

  • Crashed crane creates spectacle, traffic issues in Blue Springs

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — Two major roadways in Blue Springs were shut down for several hours after a crane toppled on Monday, crashing into a pickup truck near 7 Highway and U.S. 40. The workload for Kansas City Power & Light is not getting any lighter after the crane knocked out multiple power lines, forcing a handful of shops and businesses to close for the day. Crews were already busy restoring power after weekend storms knocked it out for thousands. […]

  • Young Salvy look-alike meets All-Star catcher, Royals

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Six-year-old Austin Watson has a passion for baseball and it’s good that he does considering he has been compared to Salvador Perez for more than just his play. “I knew I looked like him when my mom said at the house ‘you look like Salvy,'” Austin said. It wasn’t long after Austin strapped on the catcher’s gear that he and his parents, Waymon and Talia Watson, began hearing how much he looked like the Royals star. […]

  • Semi catches fire on eastbound 470 near Lee’s Summit

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Firefighters were at the scene where a truck caught fire on Interstate 470 near Lee’s Summit Tuesday afternoon. The semi was burning in the eastbound lanes of 470 just before Pryor Road and 50 Highway just before 1 p.m. When firefighters arrived, flames were thick, shooting out of the cab of the vehicle. The people inside the semi had gotten out and were safe. Firefighters say the trailer was empty at the time of the fire. […]

  • Brides and bridal parties frantically searching for gowns after popular company unexpectedly shuts down production

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Less than two months out from her friend’s wedding, Alyssa Miles, and the bridal party, are in limbo after one of the most recognizable brands in wedding gowns and other dresses suddenly shut its doors. “It makes us wonder are we going to have those dresses in time or are we going to have to look somewhere else, and who is going to be able to supply that very last minute to us,” Miles said. Alfred […]

  • Topeka man charged in shooting of 5-year-old in Lenexa

    LENEXA, Kan. — A Topeka man has been charged in the shooting that injured a 5-year-old girl in Lenexa in the early hours of Tuesday. Antwaun Fulton, 35, of Topeka, Kan., has been charged with with two counts of 2nd degree murder, and one count of discharging a firearm in a dwelling. The state of Kansas does not file attempted murder charges, which is why he is charged with 2nd degree murder even though the girl survived. Officers responded to […]

  • Blue Valley School District partners with Children’s Mercy to bring social workers to students

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The Blue Valley School District will have additional help this school year to ensure the 22,000 students they care for will have access to counseling and other services. “We see this as a chance for kids to get their legs under them. To really enable them to be prepared to make the most of their future,” Mark Schmidt, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services​, said. Blue Valley has partnered with Children’s Mercy Hospital to provide 19 social workers across […]

  • Westport fundraiser aims to help victim of carjacking

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Friends are rallying behind Justin Richardson to help get him back on his feet by holding a fundraiser at Dempsey’s in Westport at 7 p.m. on Monday. “Justin’s a leader. Every day he goes to work and he takes care of people. I feel like it’s a rare opportunity that we get to come together and take care of him for once,” Dominic Petrucci, a long-time friend of Justin, said. Kansas City Police said seven men beat […]

  • Man shocked in Kansas City manhole, hospitalized with serious injuries

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man was shocked and burned in a manhole on Friday afternoon near Bennington and Winner, and taken to a hospital with critical injuries. Kansas City police say that officers and emergency crews responded to the scene just after 3 p.m. for a possible electrocution. They say that the victim was actually shocked while he was inside the manhole, and rushed to a hospital. Crews remained on scene due to a report that there may have […]