Mark Roper joined the KSFY News team in July 2012.
Mark's background is in TV news, public relations and marketing. A graduate of Temple University, he is originally from Philadelphia, where he worked at the NBC affiliate, WCAU, as an assignment editor.
Mark segued from news to public relations, working as an entertainment publicist in Los Angeles. During his time in L.A., his work in PR enabled him to attend many of Tinseltown's most exciting awards shows such as the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards. After stints at Sony Pictures Entertainment and Netflix, Mark was eager to return to news, where his career began.
A news junkie at heart, Mark enjoys watching local and cable news as well as news magazine programs. In his free time, Mark has a unique hobby... he loves to ride roller coasters! He has ridden more than 200 in almost 30 different states.
Mark also enjoys traveling across our great country, and getting to know new places and new faces. He is looking forward to discovering all that South Dakota and Sioux Falls have to offer. If you have a question, comment or story idea, he'd love to hear from you. Please feel free to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or if you see him around town, be sure to say "hello."