Mark Roper was born in Philadelphia, was raised in the Delaware Valley and is a graduate of Temple University. He started working as a Multimedia Journalist at Fox 43 in April 2016.

Mark comes to south central Pennsylvania from KSFY-TV in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and is excited to return to his Pennsylvania roots. While in Sioux Falls, Mark covered breaking news, the South Dakota legislative session, Presidential visits, severe weather, and worked with state legislators to pass a law on carnival ride safety.

In his spare time, Mark likes to travel, explore the outdoors, visit museums and ride roller coasters.

He also enjoys good food, and is looking forward to tasting all the great eats south central Pennsylvania has to offer.

Mark welcomes story ideas from viewers, so if you see him out on the street be sure to say “hi.”


Recent Articles
  • HACC makes credit transfer agreement with two Penn State University campuses

    MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY, Pa.– Two-year college students who try save money on tuition often find out that they lose out credits when transferring to a university. One local community college is trying to make the transfer process a lot smoother. Penn State University’s York Campus is one place where college transfer students may want to eventually earn their bachelors degree. Administrators at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) worked out a deal with the university to make the road to […]

  • Boys Club of York seeks financial and community support

    YORK, Pa. — Boys Club of York has been around for more than 70 years, but organizers say its days of providing activities for kids could be numbered. The football field at Noonan Park is home to the Boys Club of York Raiders, but the club that helps many at risk kids finds itself at risk of shutting down. Iron Core Performance/Best QB Academy  quarterback specialist David Kennedy said “I grew up in Parkway Projects and it gave hope. I can […]

  • July merger of two York County fire departments delayed

    DILLSBURG, YORK COUNTY, Pa. — The merger of two York County fire departments hits a snag. A proposal to address a volunteer fire fighter shortage, met with another issue for the two engine companies and possibly for taxpayers. Chiefs at local fire companies statewide say they can’t find enough volunteers. Officials at Dillsburg’s Citizens Hose and Franklintown’s Community Fire departments thought they had one solution to their problem until now. Northern York County EMS Steering Committee chairman Frank Wirth said […]

  • Developers plan to make York nightlife more lively

    YORK, Pa. — York City nightlife could become a lot livelier if a few developers have their say. Plans to revitalize two large vacant buildings are just a couple of ideas proposed for the city. Downtown sees a lot of visitors on ‘First Fridays’ and for special events, but a few people who shared their thoughts and proposals to bring new life to York every night of the week. Reviving York’s nightlife might begin as developers with an eye on the […]

  • Dozens of investors lose out on medical marijuana production permits in central PA

    YORK, Pa. — Several investors with plans of getting into the medical marijuana business in Pennsylvania are now wondering, what’s their “Plan “B.” Nearly three dozen companies applied for permits to produce the drug in south central Pnnsylvania, but only two licenses were available to be granted by the state. The middle of York City was proposed as the site of a medical marijuana growing and processing plant, but investors aren’t the only ones disappointed to find out that production […]

  • Franklin County community welcomes medical marijuana business

    CHAMBERSBURG, FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa. — Medical marijuana is not only becoming a new business in the state but soon to be a growing business in two south central Pennsylvania communities. The PA Department of Health granted two companies with a permit to grow and process medical marijuana in Taylor Township in Fulton County, and Chambersburg in Franklin County. One growing and processing facility will be located right here along Interstate 81, but Chambersburg officials believe that’s not the only thing […]

  • PA grants 12 medical marijuana grower and processor permits

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Twelve companies are officially now allowed to take part in the budding business of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. The director of the state’s medical marijuana program made the announcement Tuesday afternoon at the Capitol. The state has six different medical marijuana regions (Northwest, North Central, Northeast, Southwest, South Central, and Southeast). Several companies applied for grower/processor permits in south central Pennsylvania. Tuesday, the state medical marijuana director revealed where, and which companies were given the green light. […]

  • South Middleton Township buys community park for one buck

    SOUTH MIDDLETON TOWNSHIP, CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. — The amount of money one Cumberland County community paid for a new municipal park carries what some might consider an unbelievable price tag. South Middleton Township supervisors purchased the land which includes a fresh water spring that feeds into Children’s Lake. A dollar can go a long way if you know how to stretch it, but some wonder what can anyone buy with a dollar. Park visitor Pam Martin remarked “nothing.” It’s true […]

  • Congressman Scott Perry cancels town hall following congressional baseball practice shooting

    SILVER SPRING TOWNSHIP, CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa.– One central Pennsylvania congressman is taking precautions in the wake of the congressional baseball practice shooting. Congressman Scott Perry canceled a town hall meeting with constituents that he had scheduled for the weekend, out of safety concerns. The town hall was set to be held at Cumberland Valley High School, but after taking recent events under consideration, and receiving calls from concerned constituents, Congressman Scott Perry is playing it safe, and canceled his event. […]