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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
  • Westport business owners revitalize proposal to privatize streets in hopes it will help reduce violence

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It might soon be harder to get into Westport on the weekends. As a way to curb violence there, Kansas City officials are considering a new way to make the entertainment district safer. Business owners in the popular part of town want the city to give them the sidewalks. The idea is to let business owners pay for their upkeep and in return, they will be able to control who comes into this area and who […]

  • Behind the scene of West Bottoms’ KC Canning Company

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Back in the old days if you wanted to eat fresh veggies or fruits in the winter, you canned them in the fall. Now a Kansas City company is putting in a new twist with their canning process. The Kansas City Canning Company works out of an old restaurant near I-29 and Front Street. They take leftover produce from local farmers, mix in some spices, heat it up to kill all the bacteria and then pour […]

  • Edgemoor invites Kansas residents to meeting to share what they want to see at new KCI

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — As Kansas City residents give their input for what they want out of a new airport, Kansas residents are about to have their say. Edgemoor representatives will be meeting with the public at 6 p.m. at the KU Edwards Campus off of 126th and Quivira in Overland Park, Kan. After Kansas City voters approved the construction of a single terminal airport last month, Edgemoor set up a series of meetings with the public to find out […]

  • Free hats & scarves will line fences of NKC’s Dagg and Macken Parks for the next week for those in need

    NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — North Kansas City wants you to feel the warmth this winter, which is why they are giving out free hats and scarves to anyone who wants them. For the second time this year, the North Kansas City Business Council teamed up with Parks and Rec to hang up handmade scarves and hats on the fences of Dagg and Macken Parks. Anyone passing by – especially a child – who is cold can take one and keep it. […]

  • Chiefs win gives new hope to playoff chances, but first they must get past the Chargers

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs are back on the winning track and in the driver’s seat to get to the playoffs. But first they’ll have to beat the red-hot Los Angeles Chargers, who come to Arrowhead next Saturday night. The Chiefs and Chargers are tied for the playoffs, but Kansas City owns the tie breaker since they beat Los Angeles earlier this season. The winner of this game Saturday night will most likely go to the playoffs, while the […]

  • Dozens with signs & flags gather to welcome home Independence officer shot in the line of duty

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — An officer hurt in the line of duty is returning home Friday, and police are asking you to come out and show your support. It’s been a long road for Officer Tom Wagstaff, who was shot while responding to a burglary. But after eight months of recovery, he is finally coming home for the holidays. “Can’t wait to see everyone. Thanks to the businesses and citizens who donated their time and resources to help me out. Thank […]

  • ACLU sends letter of concern to SMSD that board meeting policy violates first amendment

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A battle to protect free speech is underway in the Shawnee Mission School District. The ACLU has sent another warning, claiming one of the district’s policies is unconstitutional. During Board of Education meetings, you are not allowed to criticize a board member by name during the open forum part of the meeting. If you do, you will be told to leave. The ACLU of Kansas believes this policy violates that person’s right to free speech. The […]

  • Before KC City Council releases funding for downtown hotel they want more answers from developers

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Plans to build a downtown hotel have hit yet another snag. City leaders are holding back millions of dollars from the project – until their demands can be met. City leaders drafted an ordinance on Tuesday withholding the city’s payment of $35 million in cash for the hotel until they can get some clear answers from developers. They want to know exactly how this convention center hotel will be paid for and the terms of all […]

  • Johnson County Christmas Bureau continues for its 39th year making Christmas possible for many local families

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The Spirit of Giving is on full display Tuesday as a local charity gives away thousands of presents, food and clothes to Johnson County families in need. Matt Stewart stopped by the Johnson County Christmas Bureau as it opened to see the good cheer they were spreading. The local charity gave away thousands of presents, food, and clothes to Johnson County families in need. To donate or volunteer, click here.

  • Led by Mo. attorney general, 13 states file lawsuit asking for end to California’s egg regulations

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — You are paying more for eggs than you did three years ago – and California could be to blame. Missouri’s attorney general, Josh Hawley, filed a lawsuit against that state, claiming burdensome laws there are hurting your pocketbook. When you go to the store and buy a carton of eggs, you don’t think about the living conditions of the hens who laid them. But California lawmakers did, and they passed laws a decade ago stating California […]

  • Bike Share program that is popular across KC could be expanding to Olathe

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A bike share program could soon be coming to the suburbs. One metro city is looking at renting bicycles – just like they do in downtown Kansas City – and there are several reasons why they believe it would work. The Bike Share program in Kansas City has proven to be very popular. Since it began five years ago, the city has expanded stations into North Kansas City, Longview Lake, the Plaza and 18th and Vine. […]

  • Marine killed at age 18 during WWII is finally coming home to be buried next to his mother

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Marine killed 74 years ago is coming back home to Kansas City Friday, and the Patriot Guard wants you to pay your respects to him before he is laid to rest. Marine Private First Class Donald Tolson will be buried at Mt. Moriah Funeral Home off 103rd and Holmes in south Kansas City in a plot of land next to his mother, who died back in 1952. Tolson had been missing in action for decades, […]