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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
  • Police say driver involved in the fiery crash along NB I-35 will be issued tickets for careless driving and leaving the scene of a crash

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police and Kansas City firefighters are still investigating a fiery crash that happened Wednesday morning. Authorities say it was about 4:35 a.m. when a car lost control, went over the embankment along northbound I-35 near Broadway and caught fire. It landed in a wooded area below. Police say family of the 21-year-old male driver transported him to University of Kansas Hospital to be treated for non life-threatening injuries. They say he will be issued tickets for […]

  • Plans moving forward for new elementary school in Lenexa

    OLATHE, Kan. — The number of families moving into the Olathe School District continues to explode and because of that, plans are moving forward to build another elementary school. The next one is planned for Lenexa, where the Olathe School District bleeds into a small part of Lenexa. If the new elementary school is approved, it would be built just north of Prairie Star Parkway at 97th and Gleason. District leaders hope to have the elementary school built and open […]

  • Judge to hear arguments for new murder trial for KCK man who’s already served 23 years in prison

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A man serving two life sentences for the murders of two KCK men is getting a new hearing Thursday morning. His supporters claim he never did the crime – and hopes he gets freed. Laonte McIntyre has been in prison since 1994 – but in recent years, the Midwest Innocence Project has taken up his case. They helped secure Thursday’s hearing and hope a judge will set him free. Back in 1994, a 17-year-old McIntyre was […]

  • Boys and Girls Club of Kansas City opens new college career center for teens

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Boys and Girls Club of Kansas City is getting a new addition Wednesday – a College and Career Center for teens. It’s one of only three of its kind at Boys and Girls Clubs across the nation. This center will give teens the resources they need to prepare for college or a career after high school. They will bus teens from all the metro’s Boys and Girls Clubs to this location at 24th and Elmwood […]

  • USA’s loss could have impact on KC’s economy

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The USA Men’s Soccer team will not be playing in next year’s World Cup. They were upset Tuesday night by the small island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. There is fear now that with no USA on the world’s big stage, people won’t be packing the Power and Light District next summer to watch World Cup games – and there is fear interest in the game could fall. All USA had to do was win or tie […]

  • $15-million will be spent on renovating KC Museum to make it more interactive

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Work has begun on renovating the Kansas City Museum. City leaders met Tuesday to kick off work on Corinthian Hall, located in the Historic Northeast. This was once the home of RA Long, a lumber baron who helped build this town. In 1940 it became a museum but in recent years, it fell into disrepair. This past spring, Kansas City voters approved an $800-million bond project. Some of that money – along with private donations – […]

  • Union Station investing millions in new hands-on exhibits for children ages 7 and younger

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Big changes are coming to Science City. An expansion project bringing in new attractions for younger kids will be announced Tuesday morning. Union Station plans to spend around $7-million on this project, and the new hands-on exhibits they bring in to Science City will be aimed specifically at kids ages seven and younger. For the past ten months, Science City has worked with the Boston Children’s Museum to develop a blueprint and decide how they want […]

  • Undefeated Chiefs beat Texans 42-34; Kelce suffers concussion, Conley sustains Achilles injury

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs are the only undefeated team in the NFL right now, but that perfect record could be in trouble as several key players were hurt Sunday night. Tight end Travis Kelce sat out the second half with a concussion. It’s too early to tell if Kelce will be able to play next Sunday when the Chiefs take on the Steelers at Arrowhead. Kelce has to pass a five step process before he can play again […]

  • New Norman Rockwell Christmas art collection goes on display at Hallmark Visitors Center

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ready to get into the Christmas spirit? It may seem early, but Hallmark is putting on display – for the first time ever – all of Norman Rockwell’s iconic Christmas card art. The exhibit opens Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Hallmark Visitor’s Center at 25th and Grand in Kansas City. It showcases the 32 original pieces of art Rockwell created for Hallmark Christmas cards over a ten-year period – from 1947 until 1956. A lot of […]

  • Three locations in JoCo. offering free flu shots this weekend

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — We are nearing flu season, which means it’s time to get your flu shot. Th ER of Shawnee off I-35 and Shawnee Mission Parkway is just one of three places in Johnson County where HCA Midwest Health will be giving away free flu shots Saturday morning. So if you don’t have insurance and don’t want to pay $30-to-$40 for a flu shot, this is your chance to get it for free. According to the Centers for Disease […]

  • Overland Park store to sell 300 handmade fair trade rugs from Pakistan, proceeds will benefit more than 800 families

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — People of all faiths are coming together this weekend to raise money for families on the other side of the world. They are selling handcrafted Oriental rugs as part of a Fair Trade Rug Event. Matt Stewart visited Ten Thousand Villages off 80th and Santa Fe in Overland Park to learn more about the event. Fair Trade Rug Event Thursday, Oct. 5 – Monday, Oct. 9 Ten Thousand Villages 7947 Santa Fe Drive Overland Park, Kan. […]

  • KC police on the scene of double shooting: Man in critical condition, woman in serious

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man is in critical condition after he and a woman were shot at about 6:15 a.m., at 67th and Askew on Wednesday. The woman is in serious condition. When FOX 4’s Matt Stewart arrived, he saw that Kansas City police had one man in handcuffs in the back of a police van.  They said the man was not under arrest and did not call him a suspect. Police were also seen going in and out […]