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
  • Helen Thackston students prepare for closing after school loses charter

    YORK, Pa. — The day after the Helen Thackston Charter School in York loses its charter, students and parents may be wondering what happens next. Classes continue as usual for now. Most students didn’t appear to look upset about the decision to close the school, but consulting CEO Carlos Lopez said that doesn’t mean they’not concerned. “Our students are resilient. Hopefully we’ll be here until the end of the 2018-19 school year,” Lopez said. That’s pending the completion of financial audits […]

  • York County commissioners renegotiate prison phone contract in attempt to reduce cost to families

    SPRINGETTSBURY TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY, Pa. — Friends and families with loved ones serving time at the York County Prison might soon pay less to phone inmates. It’s a story FOX 43 News has been following along with the York Dispatch. The prison board voted in September to renew it’s phone contract with the vendor for three years, and at the same rate. After FOX 43 News ran a story with the York Dispatch, commissioners gave it some more thought. Now, […]

  • Budget impasse could spur tuition hike at state-related universities

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Tuition at four state-related schools, soon could be at risk of a rate hike if the General Assembly doesn’t pass a budget. The General Assembly needs to approve separate spending bills for those universities (Penn State University, University of Pittsburgh, Temple University, and Lincoln University), or students and their parents may have to pick up the tab. Students at state-related schools, like Temple University, may have a lot more on their minds than their studies these days. […]

  • Harrisburg to buy 52 homes affected by sinkhole

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — After two years of uncertainty for neighbors, the city of Harrisburg makes an announcement on what the future holds for one block of South 14th Street affected by sinkholes. Some residents tell us it brings relief while others it brings the unknown of where will they live next. Some people who live on the block say they were caught off guard with the latest developments, because soon South 14th Street wont be the only thing closed. All […]

  • Family members of Bill Wolfe Jr. thank community for its support after Las Vegas shooting

    SHIPPENSBURG TOWNSHIP, CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. — It’s been two weeks since the Shippensburg community found out it lost one of its own during the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas. The family of Shippensburg wrestling and Little League coach Bill Wolfe, Jr. has asked for privacy while they mourn his death. The small community has given the family such a large amount of support, that Bill’s brother Scott said they couldn’t be more grateful. Shippensburg has opened up its arms […]

  • Lancaster SPCA reopens under new management

    LANCASTER, Pa. — The Lancaster County SPCA saw a huge turnout from animal lovers this summer when it announced it would close its doors for good. The shelter didn’t stay closed for long. It’s getting a second chance from the Pennsylvania SPCA. The organization is taking over operations of the Mary K. Dano Animal Shelter to give pets a new home. Pennsylvania SPCA director of humane law enforcement Nicole Wilson said “we really saw the need in the community to […]

  • York County family reacts to daughter’s release from Taliban captivity

    STEWARTSTOWN, YORK COUNTY, Pa. — A York County woman and her family held captive by terrorists in Afghanistan for five years are now free. President Donald Trump hinted at the release during his visit to Harrisburg on Wednesday. Caitlan Coleman and her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle and two sons were last seen in a December 2016 hostage video, begging to be released. In October 2017, their wish came true as it appears their nightmare is over. President Donald Trump said “the […]

  • Cumberland County group proposes solution to end homelessness in its community

    CARLISLE, CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. — A group of Cumberland County neighbors is working together to make sure that everyone in the community has a place to call home. They have a unique idea on how to help the homeless get off the streets, and find a place to live. The grassroots group calls itself NOAH (New Options for Affordable Housing). While their mission is to help end homelessness, their goal is to inspire more people in the community to get […]

  • Police to put eyes on safety so FallFest fans keep ears on music

    MANHEIM TOWNSHIP, LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — Organizers of a Lancaster County country music festival are taking a few extra precautions this weekend. This comes nearly a week after a gunman shot and killed 59 people and wounded more than 500 at a country music festival in las vegas on sunday night. I-105 Turkey Hill FallFest festival-goers will head out on sunday to see people like country superstar Trace Adkins perform, but they’ll also see a team of police officers who’ll […]