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Matt Stewart is an award-winning reporter who joined FOX 4 in September 2012.
Matt knew he found his calling as a journalist in the 2nd Grade when he printed neighborhood newspapers using his mom’s typewriter. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University in 1997. While there, he walked on to the football team and played safety and special teams. He earned a full-ride scholarship and helped the Wildcats rise from the bottom of the Big Ten to winners of two consecutive Big Ten championships. He wrote a book about his experiences called “The Walk-On”. You can learn more about it at his website, http://www.MattStewartBooks.com.
As a life-long Royals and Chiefs fan, Matt always dreamed of working in Kansas City. He began his career as a traffic reporter/editor/photographer in Omaha, Neb, before moving on to anchor and report in Sioux City, Iowa; Kearney, Neb; Dayton, Ohio; and now Kansas City. Along the way, Matt has won several awards for his reporting including an Emmy nomination for Spot News. Highlights from his career include spending a week at Parris Island, S.C. while following young Marines during boot camp; travelling with the Kansas Jayhawks as they won the 2008 national championship; and reporting on the Kansas City Royals magical ride in 2015 when they won the World Series.
In his spare time, Matt emcees events for many charitable organizations including Kansas Children’s Service League, MOKAN Suicide Awareness Survivor Support, Infant Toddler Services of Johnson County, the Johnson County Christmas Bureau, the Mid-America Asian Culture Association, and the Orphan Justice Center.
Matt lives in Lenexa with his wife, their three children and their chihuahua, Ruby.

Recent Articles
  • KCPD opens new North Patrol Division off I-29 and Tiffany Springs Parkway

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A new police station is set to open Friday morning. After two years of construction, the Kansas City Police Department is finally ready to open its new North Patrol Division off I-29 and Tiffany Springs Parkway, just south of KCI. The old North Patrol was hard to miss. Nicknamed “Bumblebee” because of its yellow and black exterior, it was built in 1976 and originally housed 15 officers. But over the years as development in the Northland […]

  • MoDOT crews begin work on diverging diamond project near I-435 and 210-Highway

    CLAY COUNTY, Mo. — Northland drivers can expect more orange construction cones to pop up at a busy road project Thursday morning. At 8 a.m. MoDOT crews will shut down the left hand turn lane from 210-Highway onto Randolph Road near I-435. It’s the latest hassle drivers will have to deal with as they continue to rebuild the 435-210 interchange. Anyone who has driven through the area in the past few months, knows there is a lot of construction going […]

  • Tick becoming more common in KC could cause you to become allergic to bbq

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Before you head outside this summer, you may want to spay a little bug spray because a tick that can cause you to become allergic to meat is becoming more common in the metro. It’s called the Lone Star tick. They call it that because the female has a single white dot on its red back. Due to the mild winters we’ve had here, experts say the Lone Star Ticks population is quickly growing throughout the metro […]

  • Crews begin $1.6 million project to preserve Union Station

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Union Station is about to undergo a major facelift. Over the next year, workers will be cleaning and fixing up the outside of this 100-year old historical building. It’s all a part of a $1.6 million preservation project. It’s been more than 20 years since the outside facade was cleaned and in that time, a lot of mold and algae has formed on the limestone. Workers will not only clean the stone, they will also put […]

  • Major League Baseball and Negro Leagues Museum solidify new long-term partnership

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A big announcement Wednesday will raise the national profile of a local institution. Major League Baseball will solidify a closer, long-term partnership with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum at 18th and Vine, which means more financial support for the museum and more national attention. MLB has a wide reach, and this will help attract more people to visit Kansas City and the Negro Leagues Museum. “I hope it does help elevate greater awareness of what the […]

  • NKC Schools breaks ground on new elementary on property donated by former Winnetonka student

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — North Kansas City School officials broke ground Tuesday on a new $20-million elementary school. They broke ground on the new Rising Hills Elementary School near Northeast 108th and Eastern.  It’ll be one of two new schools built in this part of the Northland. The population in Kansas City’s northeast side is exploding, so there is a need for new schools to reduce the teacher to student ratio. These new schools are being paid for by a bond […]

  • US Postal Service releases commemorative stamp in honor of upcoming total solar eclipse

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  A rare celestial event will soon be here, and to celebrate it, the U.S Postal Service is releasing a commemorative stamp Tuesday. The stamp shows a total eclipse of the sun, but when you touch it the stamp transforms from a black orb into a bright moon. This is the first time the Post Office has ever released a stamp made with thermochromic ink. When you touch it with your finger, your body heat creates a […]

  • Argument turns deadly nearly 71st and Cleveland

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The search is on Monday morning for the person who shot and killed a man overnight. Police say two people were arguing when one of them pulled out a gun and shot the other near 71st and Cleveland. Police cleared the scene just after 4 a.m., but they had the area blocked off for several hours as crime scene investigators searched for evidence they hope will lead to an arrest. The call came in right before […]

  • Some concerned six-story apartment complex going in at Westport & Broadway will tower over nearby buildings

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A new apartment complex will soon be built in Westport and while it will bring more people to the historical area, not everyone supports this project. The apartment building going in at Westport and Broadway is going to be huge – it’ll stand six stories tall and tower over all the other buildings in the area. Some fear it will stand out like a sore thumb and hurt the area’s historical character. But developers say they are […]

  • Kansas governor to act on bill to keep guns out of hospitals

    TOPEKA, Kan.  — Gun-rights advocates and Kansas hospital administrators will learn soon whether public health facilities will have to upgrade security to keep out concealed weapons. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback had to act Thursday on a bill designed to allow state hospitals, other public hospitals and mental health centers to ban concealed guns without increasing security. He can sign the measure, veto it, or let it become law without his signature. Brownback has been a strong gun-rights advocate, and the […]

  • Missouri takes step toward compliance with federal ID law

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has signed a bill aimed at averting a scenario in which Missouri residents could have been turned away at airports for lack of valid identification. The legislation signed Monday will give residents the option to get driver’s licenses or other identification cards that comply with the federal Real ID Act. Compliance with the tougher proof-of-identity requirements is necessary at airports, some federal facilities and military bases. The federal government has said Missouri […]

  • Old Lyric Opera building in downtown KC will soon become state-of-the-art YMCA equipped with wellness clinic

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Plans are moving forward to transform the old Lyric Opera building in downtown Kansas City into a state-of-the-art YMCA, and a new city incentive could help them finish fundraising. The Downtown Y going in at 10th and Central won’t just be a place where you can work out. They will also offer health prevention programs to the community. This will be one of the only Y’s in the nation with a wellness clinic, where families who don’t […]