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Matt Stewart is an award-winning reporter who joined FOX 4 in September 2012.

Matt graduated 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, www.MattStewartBooks.com.

Matt has travelled the Midwest during his 15-year broadcasting career. He's anchored and reported in Omaha, Neb; Sioux City, Iowa; Kearney, Neb; Dayton, Ohio; and Kansas City. As a young, aspiring journalist, Matt dreamed of working in Kansas City, and he is thrilled to live and work in the city he calls home.

Throughout his career, Matt has won several awards from the Associated Press and was nominated for an Emmy for Spot News Reporting. He has interviewed many political dignitaries and celebrities, and he's travelled the country. He spent a week at Parris Island, S.C., and filed stories on young Marines going through boot camp. He travelled with the Kansas Jayhawks in 2008 from Omaha to Detroit to San Antonio when they won their national championship. He reported from Oklahoma City in 2009 when the Missouri Tigers won the Big 12 Basketball Tournament. He went to Omaha after the Westroads mall massacre and St. Louis after the Kirkwood city council massacre, both in 2009.

In his spare time, Matt volunteers at many charitable organizations, including Pushing Excellence, Suicide Awareness Survivor Support, Infant Toddler Services of Johnson County, Bessie's House, the MDA, and the United Way.

Matt lives in Lenexa with his wife, Chrissy, and their three children.


Recent Articles
  • Preschoolers at the Goddard School help collect books

    OLATHE, Kan. — Preschoolers at the Kansas City Goddard Schools have joined forces to collect more than 2,500 books. The project is an effort to teach the students more about reading and charity at the same time. Watch the video above to find out what some of these sweet little ones said was their favorite books.

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    Library in Johnson County kicks off major renovations

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Johnson County officials kicked off a major renovation project for the public library at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The library has already begun work on the Central Resources Branch off 87th and Farley in Overland Park, and it will be closed for the rest of the year while crews upgrade the building. Until this branch reopens, library users will only be allowed to pick up and return library materials. With more than 350,000 people visiting this branch each year, the […]

  • Frazier Cross Jr. was arrested as a suspect in a fatal shooting where three people were killed on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at two Jewish facilities in Overland Park, Kan.

    In court: Witness says Cross made it clear he was seeking to shoot Jewish people

    OLATHE, Kan. — Details of a violent rampage were heard on Monday in Johnson County as a preliminary hearing began for Frazier Cross Jr., the man accused of killing three people at Jewish centers on April 13, 2014. Prosecutors accuse 74-year-old Cross of shooting and killing Dr. William Corporon and his grandson Reat Underwood at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, as well as Terri LaManno at neighboring retirement community Village Shalom. Witnesses told a judge they saw Cross, […]

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    Kansas state funding for schools could be frozen for two years

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A decision about the future of state funding for Kansas schools is expected to be made by Friday. Lawmakers are expected to throw out the old funding formula to create a new one. It’s too early to tell whether a new funding formula would bring in more money to school districts such as Shawnee Mission, Blue Valley, Olathe or Kansas City, Kan., which all are among the largest in the state. Leaders from the State House and Senate are […]

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    Net neutrality approval has potential to help small business owners

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. —  The FCC passed new rules to better govern the Internet, and their approval has the potential to help many local entrepreneurs. The new set of rules is called net neutrality, and while it won’t become official until summer, it means all companies will have access to the same Internet speeds. In a 3-2 vote, the FCC gave itself the power to regulate the Internet, meaning no more Internet fast lanes for the rich tech companies that can pay for […]

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    NFL Hall of Fame exhibit coming to Union Station

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame is coming to Union Station this summer in a unique traveling exhibit called Gridiron Glory. Union made the announcement Thursday regarding its next exhibit, and several Kansas City Chief Hall of Famers were present for the big reveal. For those who have never visited the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, the exhibit might be a once in a lifetime opportunity to see more than […]

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    IRS budget cut results in lower chances of being audited

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The chances of  being audited are lower than they have been the past decade. After firing more than 17,000 agents in recent years, the IRS doesn’t have the people to enforce the tax laws  or help people fill out their return. The IRS said that more than 40% of people will have to wait at least 30 minutes to get an agent on the phone. Last year 35% of the calls to the IRS went unanswered. The IRS also said that […]

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    Krispy Kreme opens 1000th store in KCK

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Despite the frigid temperatures Tuesday morning, doughnut lovers braved the cold to win free doughnuts for the next year. Krispy Kreme’s 1000th store opened at 6 a.m. and the first 100 customers in line won a free dozen doughnuts every month for a year. In addition to winning free doughnuts for a year, everyone who stops by a Krispy Kreme store Tuesday gets a free glazed doughnut. The newest location is at 76th and State Avenue. Vernon Rudolph […]

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    St. Louis looks to KC to reduce crime, increase prosecution

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As the homicide rate in Kansas City continues to drop, other cities are beginning to look towards Kansas City for solutions to their own violence problems. Prosecutors and police officials from St. Louis are in town Monday to learn more about Kansas City’s No Violence Alliance. Kansas City NOVA formed two years ago as a partnership between local police, state and federal prosecutors and other federal agencies to help reduce crime in Kansas City, and according to the […]

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    Three evacuated after truck runs into home

    PLATTE COUNTY, Mo. — Fire crews responded to reports of a truck running into a home early Monday morning. According to the battalion chief, a man driving a black pick up truck went through a stop sign at Northwest 59th and Raintree in unincorporated Platte County. The man then crashed into a home nearby. There were three people, two adults and an elderly person,  inside of the home, according to the battalion chief. The battalion chief said that the truck hit a gas meter […]

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    Outfielder Alex Rios shares challenges of joining new team

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Royals outfielder Alex Rios opened up about what he’s looking forward to most about kicking off the 2015 season with the Royals. Find out what Rios said was the biggest challenge coming to Kansas City in the video above.

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    Hickman Mills offers free all day pre-K

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A local school district is celebrating a unique milestone Friday morning. Hickman Mills is  one of the first school districts in Missouri to offer free, all day pre-kindergarten classes. The district has spent more than $10 million to repurpose a former middle school into an early learning center. More than 830 pre-kindergartners and kindergartners attend Ervin Early Learning Center off 105th and Greenwood . Research has shown that four-year-olds who attend a high-quality pre-kindergarten class have a better chance of […]