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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
  • The basketball league where the “granny shot” is encouraged

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Granny Basketball League could possibly be one of the best kept secrets in the metro. It’s a league with more than 300 players in nine states and there are four teams in Kansas alone. Since 2005, ladies 50 years old and up take to court for six-on-six basketball games with rules designed to make the game safe but also competitive. The game is based around rules that date back to the 1920s. The court is split […]

  • For the next 10 days, West Bottoms will celebrate 4th annual Heritage Week

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The history and future of the West Bottoms will be celebrated over the next 10 days during the 4th Annual Heritage Week. From April 24 until May 5 there will be a series of events highlighting the historical impact the area had on the Midwest and the potential that still lives within the area. Event organizers said this year’s celebration will be one of the biggest to date. The activities begin on Tuesday at 7 p.m. […]

  • Dog attacks Overland Park family’s 6-year-old daughter, kills Pomeranian

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — An Overland Park family faces a dilemma after a dog they thought was friendly attacked their daughter and killed their Pomeranian. The incident happened outside a home on West 153rd Street, but the dog and its owner live in Olathe. That’s complicating things. “We just assumed if you’re in Johnson County, everything in Johnson County the rules apply, and that’s not actually the case,” Kristene Canady said. Canady and her husband Sean were sitting outside of […]

  • Police identify 3 men involved in deadly Lee’s Summit crash in neighborhood

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — A loud crash woke up residents in a Lee’s Summit neighborhood early Wednesday, and after that, they say all they could do was hope and pray. A man died and two other people were injured following a single-vehicle crash in Lee’s Summit early Wednesday morning. It happened around 3 a.m. near Shenandoah Drive and Kimbrough, off Todd George at Highway 50, police said. Trenton J. Burg, 26, was the front passenger. He died. The driver, 26-year-old Timothy W. […]

  • One dead, two injured after single-vehicle crash along Lee’s Summit street

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — One person is dead and two more are injured following a single-vehicle crash in Lee’s Summit early Wednesday morning. It happened around 3 a.m., near Shenandoah Drive and Kimbrough, off Todd George at Highway 50. Three men in their twenties were riding in the convertible. There were two people in the front and one in the back seat, police said. Sgt. Chris Depue with the Lee’s Summit Police Department says the driver was driving fast along Shenandoah, […]

  • Hypnotic Brass Ensemble gets morning show grooving before performing for Lawrence students

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — More than 3,000 middle school students have been both entertained and educated by a band of brothers from Chicago who are using music to help kids find their creative spirit. The group Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, made up of seven brothers from the south side of Chicago, performed three free shows for students over the course of two days at the Lied Center in Lawrence. The group played a pair of shows on Monday and wrapped up their […]

  • Teen patients at Children’s Mercy don dresses and tuxes for prom at hospital

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Teen patients at Children’s Mercy Hospital were treated to a monumental event Friday night, one that let the around 40 teens get rid of their hospital garb and dress up in their tuxedos and gowns. The Night for the Stars Prom at Children’s Mercy was a night many in attendance had been looking forward to. The prom was for those unable to attend their individual school’s prom for health reasons. This was Kyle Willard’s last chance […]

  • Within a mile of final destination, truck driver crashes into low Independence Avenue bridge

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An 18-wheeler carrying a load of lumber crashed into a bridge on Independence Avenue less than a mile from its delivery site Thursday morning. “The amazing thing is normally when I see this, the truck is still stuck underneath,” Jayme Taylor said. “This is the first time I’ve actually seen the truck that was actually able to get through the other side. But I’ve never seen one tore up quite like this. It’s amazing.” Taylor said the […]

  • One of the oldest baseball fields in Kansas named finalist in fight for $50,000 MLB grant

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –A  community vote could help a KCK baseball field get the facelift some say it has needed for years. City Park Field is listed as one of four finalists out of 350 applicants for a grant from Major League Baseball. The grant given to the winning park is worth approximately $50,000. The other fields are in Los Angeles, Austin, Indiana and Passiac, N.J. City Park Field is one of the oldest in the state and is still used […]

  • Ride KC adds new Max bus route thanks to multi-million dollar federal grant

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ride KC will soon be expanding its Max bus service thanks to a multi-million dollar federal grant. The Federal Transit Administration approved the $29.9 million grant, and it will go towards the $54 million Kansas City Area Transportation Authority says the project on Prospect will cost. Transportation Authority says the rest of the money will come from the Surface Transportation Program, city of Kansas City and from Transportation Authority. The new RideKC Max route will run […]

  • City stepping up parking enforcement in downtown KC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An effort to curb bad parking habits in downtown Kansas City begins Monday. The city will spend $145,000 to increase downtown parking enforcement operations. The hope is that this will improve traffic flow. Currently there are approximately 40,000 parking spaces downtown, according to the city. Below is a chart of the new parking ticket costs.

  • National group voices concerns to schools in metro about school bus company’s safety

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Parents, teachers and concerned community members have issued letters to more than 200 school districts across the United States, warning them about safety concerns with a popular school bus company. The Stand Up for School Bus Safety Coalition, based in Chattanooga, Tennesee, said the letters are to spread awareness on a number concerns they have with Durham School Services. Schools that received the letters, including 22 districts in Kansas and Missouri, use the bus company. Michele […]