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
  • PA Treasury savings plan helps parents avoid the rising cost of college tuition

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — College students getting ready to go back to school may have more on their minds than just their studies. The rising cost of college is often a concern for students and their parents. Anchor Students who attend one of Pennsylvania’s 14 universities in the state system of higher education, will see a tuition rate hike on September 1. Parents can help reduce the costs of a college education, even if their kids are still in diapers. As […]

  • Group frustrated Pennsylvania budget remains unfunded

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s budget officially became law in July, but the General Assembly has yet to come up with a way to pay for it. Some people who are frustrated with the lack of a state payment plan are also worried it could lead to a loss of crucial funding. The state treasurer cites that by mid-September, Pennsylvania’s General Fund could be $1.6 billion in the hole. Many are concerned about what happens next if the state doesn’t dig […]

  • Report reveals potential threat to Harrisburg apartment building near wall collapse

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — New developments in last year’s wall collapse in Harrisburg, raises concerns about the potential for another collapse. It’s a potential danger for people who walk or drive along Cameron Street near the Mulberry Street Bridge. This comes less than a month after Dauphin County documents showed the owners of MacFarland apartments admitted to owning the retaining wall that fell on a business below. This is a story that FOX 43 News has been following since May 2016, […]

  • ACLU files lawsuit on behalf of man facing deportation held at York County prison

    SPRINGETTSBURY TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY, Pa. — U.S. Customs is telling a man who came to the United States to seek asylum that his request is denied, and that he must return home. Except his home country claims he doesn’t exist. Now the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania is taking legal action against U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement to get him out of jail. Mamadu Balde says he’s from Sierra Leone, but since he’s on the verge of being deported, […]

  • RabbitTransit calls for Uber

    YORK, Pa. — RabbitTransit is relying on a popular app to help pick up the slack when customers need transportation. The transit agency is using the popular ride-sharing app Uber to help respond to paratransit calls. The next time someone calls for RabbitTransit paratransit, they might receive a car instead of a bus. Getting around is easier said than done for some, and for Rodger Simmons who’s unable to see, he couldn’t get to where he needs to go without […]

  • Gettysburg Battlefield visitors discuss whether Confederate statues should be removed in the U.S.

    GETTYSBURG, ADAMS COUNTY, Pa. — Days after a Virginia rally over the plan to remove a Confederate statue turned violent, attention has turned towards other monuments. Protesters knocked down a statue of General Robert E. Lee in North Carolina Monday. It has central Pennsylvania visitors to Gettysburg National Park in Adams County talking about the value of Confederate statues There are strong opinions on whether to keep or remove memorials such as the one to General Lee. Many people go […]

  • PA reduces amount of time students spend taking standardized tests

    SUSQUEHANNA TOWNSHIP, DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa.– As kids get ready to head back to school, many students can expect standardized testing to be part of their curriculum. Many educators, parents, and students have complained that the amount of time spent on Pennsylvania’s standardized tests doesn’t make the grade. This school year, students statewide will be put to the test, but they’ll be putting their pencils down a little bit sooner than before. Pennsylvania students spend at least 180 days in school, […]

  • Lebanon County man arrested during Charlottesville protest

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — A Lebanon County man was arrested in Charlottesville, Virginia Saturday during a white nationalist rally that turned violent. Officials at the Records Department of the Ablemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail identified the man as Ian Hoffman, of Palmyra. Hoffman faces assault and battery charges. The exact details of his arrest were not immediately available. A bond hearing is scheduled for Hoffman, Monday at 10 am.

  • Pennsylvania-native animals make appearance at Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — A collection of animals that call Pennsylvania home made their way to the State Capitol in Harrisburg Sunday. This month`s theme is ‘Creatures of the Garden.’ Several local organizations were there to showcase their animals. ZooAmerica, Pennsylvania Backyard Beekeepers, The Pennsylvania Game Commission and The Humane Society of Harrisburg, along with 4-H members all presented a menagerie of creatures native to Pennsylvania . It’s part of ‘Second Sunday’ at the governor’s residence, a tradition that began under […]