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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
  • Liquor laws could change in River Market to give more businesses chance to sell alcohol

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A vote Wednesday morning could change how and who can sell alcohol in River Market. The area has been operating under what’s called a “density requirement” in regard to alcohol sales meaning only a certain number of businesses can sell alcohol within the designated area. According to the current city code, licenses are issued based on population and operating hours. There is also a consent system in place where new businesses wanting a liquor license must be […]

  • Check out the new badges KCPD is wearing this year to celebrate department’s 145th anniversary

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police officers will be sporting new commemorative badges in 2019. This year marks the 145th year of the Kansas City Police Department, and they’re celebrating the anniversary with a new badge. Officers began wearing these unique badges on January 1st and can do so through the end of the year. It features the officer’s memorial statue that stands in front of the downtown hub. It also has the Kauffman Center, Bartle Hall as well […]

  • Lee’s Summit launches app to make it easier for residents to report city issues

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Lee’s Summit residents are getting some help to report city issues. The city just launched a new app to report problems with city utilities or streets. The app is called LS Connect, and it’s like the app version of 311. So instead of calling in problems, residents can report them through the app. For example if you see a tree branch in the street, a broken street light or a pothole you take a picture, drop in […]

  • New year means new laws in Kansas and Missouri

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Viewers on both sides of the state line are waking up to new laws that are taking effect in 2019, and there will be more to come after the start of the legislation session later this month. Minimum wages will get a boost At least 19 states will increase their minimum wages on or around New Year’s Day, according to the National Employment Law Project. The group’s executive director, Christine Owens, said the increases come after years of […]

  • Chiefs fan gets ‘champ stamp’ of QB Patrick Mahomes after losing bet with buddies

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo.  — Two years ago a Raytown native now living in Los Angeles made a bet with his buddies. He lost and finally made good on his promise Friday. David Leach, a self-proclaimed class clown and die hard Chiefs fan, bet that the Kansas City Chiefs would never draft a quarterback in the first round. The Chiefs proved him wrong April 27, 2017, when they drafted Patrick Mahomes. Leach’s friends and community decided that Leach would get Chiefs-themed […]

  • Soccer program helping metro children

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City family is using their life experiences and soccer skills to help guide almost 100 children. The Solorio family has spent the last five years building a soccer club for Metro youth to not only develop their skillset on the pitch but to develop success off of it. Hector Solorio Sr., the patriarch of the family, immigrated to the United States from Mexico to give his family the opportunity at a better life. Hector […]

  • Indecent exposure call ends with two KCK officers injured and suspect dead

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Two Kansas City, Kansas officers were hurt late Sunday responding to an indecent exposure call that ended with one of the officers shooting and killing the suspect. It happened around 11 p.m. near North 18th Street and Orville Avenue. That intersection was shut down until just before 7 a.m. Monday. According to police, responding officers found the suspect and began talking with them. During that conversation there was a struggle between one of the officers and the […]

  • KC unveils new $5 million water pump station to support growing Northland

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Northland residents are getting a big gift for Christmas: The city opened a new $5 million water pump station to fix water flow issues that have plagued residents for years. “This is the first new water pump station we’ve constructed since the 1990s,” said Terry Leeds, director of KC Water. There is a new flow of water available to match the rising number of Northland residents. “This water station will pump about 15 million gallons a day, […]

  • Sailor Jack’s in Westport closed for good & McCoy’s to close in 2 weeks

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A popular Westport restaurant has closed its doors, and another will be closing in a few weeks. Sailor Jack’s posted a sign on their front door saying they are now closed for good, but a new concept is coming. “We would like to thank you for your patronage and realize how our closing may have impacted your plans,” the note said. “Sailor Jack’s gift certificates will still be honored at Beer Kitchen or Char Bar. Look for […]

  • Metro homeowners could get cash for some valuable trees growing in their yards

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Money is growing on some trees around the metro. Homeowners can get some good money in exchange for a certain type of tree, but getting those trees out can cost more than you might think. Larry R. Smith II knows the value of lumber. Through his company, L and K Hardwoods, which he started in 2011, he takes trees and turns them into works of art. Some his best work, he said, is done with Black […]

  • Federal grant gives Missouri $25 million to put toward new Buck O’Neil Bridge

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $25 million through the BUILD Grant to the new Buck O’Neil Bridge Project. “Up to this point we’d been looking at around a $50 million shortfall. About a $200 million project. We felt like we’d identified the majority but we’re still about $50 million short, so this $20 million is a big step forward towards closing the gap and getting this thing built,” said Brian Kidwell, Missouri Department of […]

  • Blue Springs community comes together to help homeless veteran

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — A homeless veteran in Blue Springs recently received the help of his community after a post about him circulated around the Blue Springs Community Facebook page. Steve Arnold isn’t a stranger to many in Blue Springs. He is seen almost every day walking along Woods Chapel Road helping pick up trash and cigarette butts at several convenience stores. “The main reason why I pick up butts or trash around here is it was God who told […]