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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
  • KCK Community College officially opens doors to new veterans’ center

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Service men and women will soon have a new place in the metro to earn a degree. The KCK Community College opened a brand new veterans’ center Tuesday. The new veterans’ center is the college’s way to serve those that have served or are currently serving in the military.  Military dependents can also take advantage of this center. The program provides veterans and their dependents with discounted credit hours, tutoring services and study areas. They also offer […]

  • 70 jobs created as crews turn Ford F-150s into plugin hybrids

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Some Kansas City trucks are going green. Ford and Knapheide will begin work Monday outfitting F-150s to become plugin hybrids. This is not only good news for mother nature but also for the economy. These efforts will create about 70 jobs. The first fleet of trucks that will be converted into hybrids are used for utility and public works. A spokesperson for Knapheide said this process will allow their company to keep their current trucks while also helping […]

  • What could have been: What Walt Disney planned for a small Missouri town & his KC start

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you say the name Walt Disney to anyone in the world, you would be hard pressed to find someone that didn’t know who he was and what he built. But what few people know is the entertainment empire he built was cultivated in Missouri — Kansas City, specifically. Walt Disney called Kansas City home before taking his talents out west and forming what we now know as the Walt Disney Company. Not only did FOX4’s […]

  • New Kansas City ordinance hopes to strip thieves of easy cash

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City ordinance to crack down on illegal towing and cash payouts for cars and copper could soon be on the books. The Neighborhoods and Public Safety Committee met Wednesday to get community input on how to best implement the new codes. City resident Deborah White-Sanchez has seen first hand how the chase of easy money has impacted her neighborhood. “The vacant housing feeds into the crime, it feed into the meth epidemic, it feeds […]

  • Tiny home community for homeless veterans expanding in KC and across the country

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An idea born and cultivated in Kansas City to help veterans is going national. By this time next year, as many as three more cities will have developed tiny home community for homeless veterans like the ones at the Veterans Community Project on 89th and Troost. “It is just a movement that has been created by an idea surrounded or founded around tiny houses,” co-founder Mark Solomon said. “It`s a tiny concept that has grown into […]

  • Smithville monument honors lives lost on September 11, 2001

    SMITHVILLE, Mo. — A piece of American history that once sat under 500,000 tons of rubble now sits in Downtown Smithville for all to remember and reflect. The Smithville American Legion helped retrieve a piece of iron rail, that was part of the transportation system, underneath the World Trade Center and turned it into a monument in their city to remember those that died on September 11, 2001. The 23-foot, half-ton rail sits 6′ feet underground and sits above a […]

  • 5 sets of twins in Rockhurst’s freshmen class providing plenty of laughs, confusion

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The curriculum at Rockhurst High School isn’t what’s giving students and staff headaches. The headache comes as they try to tell each set of the five groups of twin brothers apart. “We leave it up to the imagination to figure it out, so we like to give everybody a challenge,” said Connor Green, a freshman at Rockhurst. The freshmen class has five sets of twin brothers: the Greens, the Garretts, the Tootles, the Warns and the […]

  • ‘Pup-kin’ Spice treats prove fall sensation isn’t just for humans

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Fall is almost here, which means people are clamoring for one of the most popular-flavored drinks of the season: pumpkin. “Celebrating the beginning of fall. Pumpkin spice is the essence of fall and it`s nice to include your dog in that as well,” Dayna Jensen, the owner of two dogs, said. Believe it or not, humans are not alone in enjoying these pumpkin-spiced items this year. Doggy pumpkin-flavored treats is a booming business. “It`s growing and […]

  • Metro family overwhelmed by support as man tries to raise funds for handicap van

    PECULIAR, Mo. — At 29 years old, Chris Guerra is just a few months from graduating from the University of Central Missouri. He might be a little older than his fellow graduates, but that’s because Guerra has worked towards his degree while overcoming muscular dystrophy. Guerra was diagnosed with the disease when he was 5 years old, and it has slowly taken a toll on his body. He hasn’t been able to walk for over a decade and relies on […]

  • KCPD assessing how fire at evidence building will impact its investigations

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City police evidence building is now evidence itself after a fire caused heavy damage to it on Thursday morning. KCPD says the items stored inside the facility date back to the 1970s. Some items are considered evidence – while others are property recovered from crime scenes. Police say it’ll take weeks before they know exactly what was destroyed and if it could impact any investigations. “Because of the nature of the items that are […]

  • Northland Early Education Center begins $3.7 million renovation and expansion project

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Northland Early Education Center has made significant growth over the last 30 years. Starting in the basement of a small church with just six children, it has grown into a place that helps hundreds of metro families with children that have special needs. On Wednesday, workers began a $3.7 million renovation and expansion project at the center. Crews will clear 5,7000 sq. ft. of land to make room for a new therapy gym, playground, and […]

  • Public has one last chance to weigh in on plan to make midtown streets safer

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Midtown streets could soon be getting a makeover to make streets and sidewalks safer for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. There is a meeting Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Paul Episcopal Church on 40th and Main to discuss what those improvement plans will be. At the meeting, the city and the Mid American Regional Council will present recommendations that will make a select number of midtown streets including 39th and 43rd streets as well as Broadway, Southwest […]