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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
  • Shawnee Mission & Blue Valley students get jump start on career in culinary industry by working at student-run bistro

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — An Overland Park restaurant run by high school students is cooking up a storm in a brand new building. The Broadmoor Bistro just opened in the newly built Center for Academic Achievement Building on 71st Street near Antioch in Overland Park. They used to serve 100 people and now they can serve 250. The interest in the culinary arts program is also sky high. They have three times as many first year students as they did […]

  • Westbound I-435 reopens at Antioch after closing overnight for repairs after fiery crash

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. —  After causing delays and headaches during Thursday morning’s rush hour, I-435 and Antioch is back open. That part of the interstate reopened around 10:20 a.m. after crews finished cleaning up the mess left from Wednesday’s fiery crash that happened around 1 p.m. Check out today's crash on I-435. Thankfully the driver received only minor injuries. pic.twitter.com/aWZ0Whz7Ux — Frank Donchez (@OPPD_Chief) August 16, 2017 In the video above, you can see the truck hit the barrier that […]

  • Researchers, manufactures working to develop more effective chest protectors

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — FOX 4 recently told you how chest protectors meant to protect young athletes from sudden cardiac arrest are not working. We’re now seeing researchers testing new designs to find one that will work. Inside the Southern Impact Research Center in Rockford, Tennessee, researchers pound baseballs at various foams and plastics. The goal is to find a material that will prevent Commotio Cordis. The condition occurs when a baseball hits a kid`s chest in the millisecond between […]

  • Students at Gardner Elementary were eager to get back in the classroom, try out new markers

    GARDNER, Kan. — While most students in the metro begin the new school year next week, one local school district started classes Thursday. The elementary and middle school students in Gardner – Edgerton are celebrating their first day of school. Thanks to a bond issue recently passed by local voters, the district spent tens of thousands of dollars updating many of their schools. Gardner Elementary received new carpet and fresh paint. Gardner Elementary is also one of five Blue Ribbon […]

  • Kauffman Stadium scores low among other MLB stadiums on food safety rankings

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Just how safe is the food you eat at the ballpark? A new report shows food safety at Kauffman Stadium is improving,  but Kansas City is still near the bottom compared to other major league stadiums. Sports Illustrated gathered the latest public food safety records from every major league ballpark except Detroit and Cleveland, which wouldn’t hand over records, and the rankings show that Kauffman Stadium is in the bottom half. Kauffman Stadium is ranked 17th […]

  • Future of streetcar is unclear as voters narrowly pass measure that requires citywide vote before being extended

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The future of streetcar expansion in Kansas City is now in doubt. On Tuesday voters narrowly passed a measure requiring a citywide vote before extending the streetcar. There were 51.3 percent of Kansas City voters who approved the measure. What’s next is most likely a lawsuit. Just last week, those who live along the proposed streetcar route from Union Station south through the Plaza all the way to UMKC approved the formation of a transportation development […]

  • KC residents head to polls to decide on three big issues

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s Election Day in Missouri, and Kansas City voters will be deciding some important issues Tuesday. Plus, there are new rules to keep in mind when it comes to voting. The polls opened at 6 a.m. This is the first election in Missouri where all voters are required to show a photo ID before voting. That includes a driver’s license, a state-issued ID , a passport or a military ID. If you don’t have a photo […]

  • You don’t have to travel far to stay inside a Game of Thrones inspired room

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — It’s one of the hottest shows on television. Game of Thrones is in the middle of its seventh season right now, and a local bed and breakfast is using the show’s popularity in a unique way to attract more customers. Chateau Avalon in Village West has four Game of Thrones themed rooms available that enjoyable for all, even those who have never watched the show. Watch the video above for a look inside one of the […]

  • One year after 10-year-old was killed, waterslide still stands at Schlitterbahn

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — One year ago, ten-year-old Caleb Schwab died while riding a waterslide at Schlitterbahn. Despite calls to tear it down, that ride still stands. Fox 4 reached out to Schlitterbahn officials to get a timetable as to when exactly they plan to tear down Verruckt. The Kansas Attorney General’s office continues to keep this case open as they investigate possible criminal charges, and until the Attorney General closes this case, the slide cannot come down. Schlitterbahn officials […]

  • Donations roll in for Fox 4’s school supplies drive as start of school nears

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It is back-to-school shopping time, and there is still time for you to donate school supplies for families in need. The Fox 4 Love Fund For Children hopes to give school supplies to 500 children this school year. Large bins with a list of the items needed are at CVS Pharmacies across the metro. They will go to struggling families – some have children with special needs, others are homeless. Giving them free school supplies is […]

  • Qualifying children can get new school clothes from City Union Mission

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The first day of school will soon be here and many kids from low income families can’t afford new school clothes, so the City Union Mission is stepping into help by giving away two school uniforms to 400 kids from low-income families. The kids are students at Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo., public schools. Families who qualify and go to the Assistance Center on Eighth and Highland will receive two shirts, two pants, underwear […]

  • With more than 80 students on waiting list for Lincoln Prep, KCPS considers reopening Lincoln Middle building

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Thursday night is your last chance to be heard regarding whether an old middle school should reopen in Kansas City. The Kansas City Public School district shuttered the school on 23rd near Woodland seven years ago, when it closed down twenty other schools due to falling enrollment. But there has been high demand in recent years to attend Lincoln Prep High School. It’s considered one of the best schools in the nation, according to U.S. World […]