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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
  • 67 years later, local veteran’s family learns what happened to their father, a prisoner of war

    LEAVENWORTH, Ks. — Sophia Hicks has spent the last 67 years waiting to bury her father, a World War II and Korean War veteran. On Friday, Hicks was able to have the service her father, Sgt. First Class Hershel Tate, and family deserved. “It`s like a brick on my back has just gotten knocked off,” Hicks said. She’s spent almost seven decades searching to know what happened to her father after he was sent overseas to fight in the Korean War. […]

  • Resident notices fire at Shawnee apartment complex, pulls alarm to alert others

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — An alert resident at a Shawnee apartment complex may have prevented dozens of injuries when the building went up in flames Wednesday morning. Firefighters say the fire started around 2 a.m. in the attic of one of the apartment buildings near West 67th and Renner Road. Because the fire broke out above the smoke alarms, no alarms sounded Shawnee Fire Marshal Corey Sands told FOX4. “They’re very lucky that a resident woke up to hear the crackling,” […]

  • KU Edwards Campus partners with multiple local high schools to help students get bachelor’s degree in 3 years

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. —  Metro colleges are working to find ways for students to more efficiently earn a college degree. One Tuesday, leaders from multiple local schools will meet at the KU Edwards Campus to announce a three-year bachelor’s degree program. The new program, “Degree in Three,” aims to cut down on the amount of time and money it takes to obtain a college degree. The program is a partnership between Blue Valley Schools, Olathe Public Schools, Shawnee Mission School District, Summit Technology Academy, Raytown […]

  • Metro pools, water parks and lakes ready for summer fun as crowds come to keep cool

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Summer is here, and so is the heat! And that means visiting a local pool, lake or water park is a great option to stay cool and have some fun. About 12,000 pounds of anchors weren’t able to withstand and hold down equipment at Rowdy Ribbit’s during last weekend’s storms. “Last weekend`s storm didn`t give us any damage however those 70 mph winds actually blew our equipment out into the lake about 80 feet farther than […]

  • Partial wall collapse at old Mardi Gras building closes part of 19th and Vine District

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Part of Kansas City’s Jazz District is closed down after a section of historic building’s wall fell in Thursday. Now, engineers are deciding whether the remodel of that building at 19th and Vine should continue. The building owner, Lisa Walker-Yager, said the remodel is going according to plan.The building is privately owned and was in process of undergoing a face-lift to eventually reopen in the near future. Workers were attempting to take down the wall as […]

  • Citizenship ceremony at Nelson-Atkins museum welcomes 149 new Americans

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — 149 men and women from more than 50 countries were granted citizenship to the United States by a Missouri judge on Wednesday. For Dejan Dragas, who immigrated from Serbia 10 years ago, the naturalization ceremony at the Nelson-Atkins Museum culminated years of paperwork, interviews, and trips to immigration offices across the state. “My heart started racing when the national anthem was sang because it was the first time I could cover my heart and actually sing […]

  • Local mom grateful after neighbors rush in to stop would-be kidnapper

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A metro mother is praising a quick-thinking friend and other neighbors. They stopped a man from kidnapping her 11-year-old son and carjacking another woman on May 31. FOX4’s Marcus Officer spoke with the mother near E. 56th Terrace and Swope Parkway to get her reaction, now that her son is home safe. 31-year-old Larry Shelton made it about 100 yards from the apartment where he allegedly tried to kidnap that boy. But that was as far […]

  • FOX4’s Marcus Officer gets up close and personal with sharks at Springfield aquarium

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — In just a few weeks, you won’t have to travel to the coast in order to swim with sharks. You’ll be able to swim with sharks and more wonders of the water at the Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium. “For the first time ever, guests who visit Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium, will actually be able to get inside one of the habitats with the animals by wearing an air helmet and going down […]

  • Number of babies born with opioid use side effects climbs 358 percent in 5 years

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Specialists on both sides of the state line are fighting to combat opioid addiction in mothers and their children. State leaders and experts will meet Monday for the KC Perinatal Recovery Collaborative to address ways to combat and treat addiction. The event will open the floor to experts that are dealing with this on a national level to help local organizations find their best method to treat. Experts say Missouri children born with opioid use side […]

  • KCPS program aims to prevent what they call summer learning loss

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hundreds of Metro children will spend the next nine weeks with teachers and volunteers helping them retain the information they learned this past school year. The Atomic Blast Summer Enrichment program, in partnership with Kansas City Public Schools, is designed to work students physically and mentally at a time when boredom can offset the learning a child made while in school. Experts believe a child can lose 2.6 months of grade-level equivalency in computation skills over […]

  • Fire destroys KC home of baseball great Satchel Paige

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Fire destroyed the Kansas City home of one of baseball’s greatest players Tuesday. Firefighters put out the blaze at Satchel Paige’s former home near 28th and Prospect, but not before it destroyed the top floors. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but firefighters say it is a total loss. Paige, one of the greatest pitchers to have ever played the game, played for the Kansas City Monarchs for most of the 40s and the […]

  • Summer brings more people to metro farmers markets looking for fresh good food

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Myra Brown stuck to her plan and routine as she explored the Overland Park Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning. “I went to the grocery store yesterday and was saying, ‘I’m going to the farmers market in the morning,'” Brown said. It’s a place Tim Merklein and his family find themselves at least once a week to help prepare for their meals for the week. “It tastes fresher often times. Part of it is fun knowing that […]