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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
  • Santa Claus arrives at Crown Center to hear Christmas wishes from all ages

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Santa Claus arrived Friday at Crown Center in a horse-drawn carriage and hundreds if not thousands of people were there to greet him, then stood in line to sit on his lap and tell him their Christmas wishes. Santa’s Gingerbread Station and Santa will be at Crown Center through December 24. Friday evening at 5:30 p.m., the 100-foot-tall Mayor’s Christmas Tree will light up for the season. Mayor Sly James and Jake Reid, Sporting Kansas City president, […]

  • Shawnee firefighters who spent Thanksgiving working say they’re thankful for coworkers who are like family

    SHAWNEE, Kan. – Thanksgiving might be a time for family but Shawnee firefighters at Station 71 know they could be in store for a wild ride. “When you hear those tones you know it`s time to go to work and do your job no matter what it is, no matter when it is. You just got to get up and go,” Johnny Middleton, a firefighter at Station 71, said. This year firefighters had a steady flow of calls that began […]

  • Metro woman who lived in Hawaii during Pearl Harbor attack serves as inspiration for new American Girl Doll

    RAYTOWN, Mo. — When some people take a look at the newest American Girl Doll, they’ll just see a doll. But for Dorinda Nicholson, she sees a symbol of something much bigger. “The American Girl Doll, Nanea, which depicts what it was like to be me and others like me,” said Nicholson, an author of four books and a member of the advisory panel for the new doll. Nicholson said Nanea’s appearance is authentic to the era in which she […]

  • Three friends recall dodging bullets when man allegedly shot at cars near Shawnee Mission Parkway due to road rage

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — Reese McDowell and his friends literally dodged a bullet on Friday night. “I leaned forward to turn up the music and as soon as I did that I heard this huge pop and shattering,” McDowell said. He was leaving a restaurant Friday night and on his way home, he said. He was about to turn onto Shawnee Mission Parkway when gunfire broke out. Keith Perisho, 20, of Olathe, was arrested and later charged for murder after they […]

  • Dozens of metro children get adopted by more than 30 families on National Adoption Day

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It’s one of the few times families can walk into a court room and it be the happiest day of their life. “For us to be able to not only help grow our family through adoption but to do it on such a special day has been really special to us,” said Leah Lunsford, a mother who finalized the adoption of her 13-year-old son Demaun on Friday. “As soon as he came to our house, I’ve […]

  • Local disc golfers concerned new KC Pet Project animal shelter will disrupt Swope Park course

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For Andrew LaFever, there is no better place to play disc golf with his friends. “There’s so much to do at here and this really is part of one of those main attractions of being out here at Swope,” LaFever said. Since 1981, the course and the sport of disc golf have blossomed, and Kansas City has been at the center of that. “You can see that in the courses that we have, that have continued to pop […]

  • Thieves steal woman’s dentures from her car while she was visiting her first grandchild at hospital

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Sunday was supposed to be one of the happiest days for Tarah O’Brien and her family. Instead, she said she’s struggling financially and personally after thieves broke into her car and stole her debit cards and more; worst of all, her dentures. Tarah was at Research Medical Center to visit her new grandbaby. That’s where the break-in took place. Hers was one of a number of car burglaries outside the hospital over the weekend. “I was […]

  • Family, friends gather to grieve after three people killed in shooting at KC home

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Three people are dead after a shooting at a home on 17th Street and Chelsea Drive around 10 a.m. Monday. Kansas City Police said two victims, a male and female in their 30s or 40s, were pronounced dead inside of the home. A third victim, a female in her 30s or 40s, was transported to the hospital but died a short time later. Jackie Cox said her niece was one of the victims. “We were watching […]

  • Three people shot dead on Kansas City’s east side

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Three people died in a triple shooting Friday morning at 17th and Chelsea Ave. Police say one male and one female (ages unknown) were found dead inside a home at the corner of 17th and Chelsea. Another female was taken to the hospital with critical injuries, but she soon died. Fox 4’s Marcus Officer has the assignment and will provide updates as soon as possible.  The shooting happened at about 10:00 a.m., within a two minute […]

  • New crime coordinator for KCPD hopes to slow crime across metro by using statistics more effectively

    KANAS CITY, Mo. – Getting in front of a problem before it gets worse. That’s a known goal for many police departments but something the Kansas City Police Department hopes hard data will help them do much faster. “If we can identify say a burglar going after a certain neighborhood, if we can identify his method of operating in the second or the third crime, we can act on that instead of that fourth, fifth, sixth crime,” Sgt. Jonas Baughman […]

  • Family searching for answers after Raymore firefighter dies suddenly while on vacation

    RAYMORE, Mo. — Jason Coppedge, 38, was a lot of things. He was a firefighter, a family man, but more than anything he was loved. And that’s something his family was reminded about when he suddenly passed away last week while on a family vacation. “We went to Philadelphia, Gettysburg, New York City; we were in Salem for Halloween; we went to Boston, and our last stop on the trip was going to be Washington D.C.,” Jason’s wife Shana Coppedge […]

  • Proposed Republican tax plan could cut credit that helped this KCMO family adopt two boys

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The idea of adoption is one Rachel Wilcox and her family always wanted to explore but one that came down to a big question. “It isn’t just about ‘Do you want to have another child?’ It’s ‘How can we afford to have another child?'” Wilcox said. Already with five children of their own, Rachel and her husband made the decision to adopt Cooper and Simon from China in 2016. “The adoption of our two boys cost […]