Marcus Officer joined the FOX4 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.
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Recent Articles
  • 2 metro companies team up to surprise Liberty man in need with free furnace

    LIBERTY, Mo. — A Liberty man tasked with taking care of his late mother’s home got a pleasant surprise Friday from a pair of local businesses. Charles Lee’s mother passed away, and he was tasked with keeping her house together. It needed some work and a new furnace, but he couldn’t afford one. On Friday, FOX4 was there when Baird Heating and Cooling and the Solomon Real Estate Group showed up to provide him with a free furnace. The businesses […]

  • It’s Election Day in KCMO and RideKC is offering free bus rides

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  It’s Election Day, and polls across the metro are officially open. Polling locations can differ each year, click or tap here to find where you can vote. All you have to do is click on “Where do I vote” then enter your last name and date of birth. Voters have until 7 p.m. to get their ballot in. If you need a ride to the polls, RideKC is offering free bus rides all day. This will […]

  • Fire at home near 102nd and Wheeling kills one child, injures another

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One child is dead and another was taken to the hospital following a fire at a Kansas City home late Sunday night. The fire started at the home near 102nd and Wheeling around 11:30 p.m. Officials have not said what caused the fire or said whether the home had working smoke alarms. There is also no word yet on the child’s identity.

  • Ceremonial groundbreaking signals beginning of new terminal construction at KCI

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The first step of building a new terminal at Kansas City International Airport began Monday with a ceremonial groundbreaking. The new project will be the largest single infrastructure project in Kansas City history. Hear from city leaders at the ceremony in the video player below. The new terminal has been a hot discussion for many months, as developers have released pictures that workers will soon begin bringing to life. However, it might take a little while […]

  • Authorities identify man in his 50s who died in Mission Hills house fire

    MISSION HILLS, Kan. — A man in his 50s died in a house fire in Mission Hills, Kansas early Tuesday morning. Firefighters told FOX4 a 92-year-old woman living in the home near 69th Street and Tomahawk Road woke up around 2:15 a.m. when she heard smoke detectors going  off. She walked down the stairs and noticed the living room where her 53-year-old son, David Korbelik, had been was on fire. The woman went to her neighbor’s home and called 911. […]

  • Driver crashes into Ruskin High School

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries after crashing into a Kansas City, Missouri high school early Tuesday morning. The crash happened before 7 a.m. at Ruskin High School, which is near Blue Ridge Boulevard and 111th Street. Marissa Cleaver, a spokesperson for the school district told FOX4 they believe the driver sustained a medical emergency, which caused the crash. There were two people in the vehicle at the time of the crash. […]

  • NKC will say goodbye to Kelso’s after 50 years of business

    NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For 50 years Kelso’s in North Kansas City has been pumping out pizza to the metro, and Tuesday night the restaurant will pass out their final pizza before closing for good. The restaurant announced the news last week on Facebook. They didn’t give a distinct reason for closing, but they did give thousands of people over the years a place to go. The comment section of the goodbye post was full of people reminiscing about […]

  • The Paseo officially becomes Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Crews will begin work Monday to rename The Paseo after Martin Luther King Jr. Kansas City’s city council voted Jan. 24th in an 8-4 vote in favor of renaming the street after nearly a year of debating. The first sign signaling the name change will be installed Monday at 10 a.m. at 34th and The Paseo. It will take nearly three months for crews to update all of the street signs along the 9.9-mile stretch of […]

  • Judge to decide whether charges against Schlitterbahn owners will stand

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A Kansas judge could make a ruling Friday in the criminal case against Schlitterbahn owners Jeff Henry, John Schooley and the construction company on whether their charges should stand or be thrown out. The defendants, who both face second-degree murder, aggravated child endangerment and aggravated battery charges, will go before the judge at 11 a.m. On Thursday defense attorneys argued the judge should dismiss the case. The defendants claimed a Travel Channel video about Verruckt, which […]

  • Man dead after shooting at downtown KC gas station

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One man is dead following a shooting near downtown Kansas City early Tuesday. It happened near 17th and Grand around 5 a.m. Police found a body outside of the gas station doors. They have not yet identified the victim or said what led up to the shooting. Kansas City police have shut down several blocks downtown while they investigate. Detectives are looking for a a black male, red sweatshirt, black leather jacket, blue jeans, a green […]

  • Hillside Motel that sits along Blue Parkway to be demolished

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Crews will begin demolishing a decaying Kansas City motel Monday. The Hillside Motel that sits along Blue Parkway has been abandoned for more than two decades. Residents in this area have complained for years that it doesn’t just look bad, but it also attracts trouble. Not to mention the folks that add to the mess by illegally dumping their trash along the motel. “It has been an eyesore for the nearby neighborhoods for some time and […]

  • Check the list of candidates running for Kansas City mayor

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City will elect a new mayor this year, and we now know the roster of names running to replace outgoing Mayor Sly James. We’ve known a few of the candidates for a while now, but Friday we got the full picture. Half of the candidates running for mayor are current city council members. Here’s the list: Since 1979, Kansas City has only had five mayors. James has held the office since 2011, but he reached […]

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