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 House approve bills to privatize retail liquor sales

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania could be getting out of the business of selling alcohol of a series of bills make it through the Capitol. A push to privatize the sale of alcohol in Pennsylvania is now under consideration in the senate after the House voted with their approval. There are about 600 state stores selling alcohol. Some legislators believe there should be any run by the state. Others worry how many other stores could pop up in neighborhoods and communities […]

  • York County has more than 100 trained mental health crisis negotiators

    YORK, Pa. — A deadly shootout with an elderly man police say was known to have mental health issues raises questions of how law enforcement handles those situations. More than 100 York County officers have crisis intervention training to deal with people living with mental illness. Pennsylvania state police said they have mental health crisis negotiators, but that they didn’t have any time to use one before the man opened fire on troopers at Monday’s shooting in Hopewell Township. A cry […]

  • Investigation into a York County man’s shootout with state police puts troopers on leave

    HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY, Pa. — Four Pennsylvania State Troopers are on administrative leave as the shooting investigation continues into what led a man to open fire on police. A 79-year-old York County man was killed after police say he fired a weapon at State Troopers, Monday morning. Just after 3:30 Monday morning, police said York County 911 received a call from an elderly man, threatening to harm any law enforcement or emergency crews who might show up at his […]

  • Franklin County community dedicates officer to deal with opioid crisis

    WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa. — Few communities in Pennsylvania are immune from the opioid crisis. One Franklin County community is taking action with a plan to fight the drug problem, that includes giving up one of its police officers. Many places such as Hagerstown, Baltimore, and Harrisburg radiate from Washington Township like spokes of a wheel, which Washington Township officials said puts it at the center of the heroin epidemic. Washington Township is a community that has a small […]

  • High school students look at construction careers

    MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY, Pa. — Many high school students are thinking about their future as the end of the school year approaches. Several students from Kennard Dale High School in York County took part in construction career day to explore their options after graduation. Stewart and Tate Construction opened up the doors of its Manchester Township facility to students this morning. The staff gave 24 high school juniors and seniors a behind-the-scenes tour to introduce them to the construction […]

  • York County employers meet vets at Veterans Expo and Job Fair

    WEST MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY, Pa. — Several York County employers are looking for a few good men and women. The Veterans Expo and Job Fair in West Manchester Township was the place to be for job-seekers Thursday. The event gives both active and retired vets a chance to brush up on their resume writing skills, practice interviewing for jobs, and meet with potential employers. DLP Events marketing coordinator Mariah Hammacher said “it’s absolutely unfair that vets go over and […]

  • Job outlook for laid-off Harley-Davidson employees

    SPRINGETTSBURY TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY, Pa. — A major York County employer announces layoffs of more than 100 workers. Harley-Davidson is moving production of its Softail motorcycle from its Springettsbury Township facility to Kansas City. The plant here will continue to produce Touring bikes and Trikes, but for the 118 people losing their jobs, some believe the prospects for finding another one are good. Harley-Davidson’s vehicle operations facility has been a fixture in York County, assembling its bikes since 1973. York […]

  • Two York County volunteer fire departments to merge

    DILLSBURG, YORK COUNTY, Pa. — Two York County communities will see some changes coming to their volunteer fire companies as the departments combine resources. The changes come as a solution to a problem that many local fire departments face in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania has more volunteer fire departments than any other state. The number of volunteers joining the ranks isn’t what it used to be, and that has many fire companies thinking about the future. Dillsburg’s Citizens Hose Co. No. 1 […]

  • Pennsylvania State Lottery revenue faces losing numbers

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Saving the Pennsylvania State Lottery is a concern, not only for the people who run the fund, but for those who rely on lottery dollars. The lottery itself funds many programs that benefit seniors, but the fund is in trouble and some have a few ideas on how to save it. Officials from the Department of Revenue, Office of the Budget, and Department of Aging are just a few people expressing their concerns at the Capitol, Tuesday, […]