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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
  • load

    There’s no such thing as over-packing when the Chiefs load up trucks for training camp

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Early Tuesday morning, the Kansas City Chiefs loaded up trucks with all their equipment and supplies necessary for training camp in St. Joseph. The massive load includes 1,700 pairs of shoes, 1,000 towels, and 400 footballs. There are also gloves and tights and shoulder pads and helmets, and on and on the list goes. “We individually pack every players’ locker,” said Allen Wright, Chiefs Equipment Manager. “We do that because when players get involved things get […]

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    Mo. lawmakers push to arm teachers with guns

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Teachers in Missouri will not be allowed to carry guns in schools — at least for now. But lawmakers are pushing to override Governor Jay Nixon’s veto. The law passed with overwhelming support from lawmakers, and it would’ve allowed school districts to designate a teacher as a school protection officer — to get special training to carry a concealed weapon. But Gov. Nixon did not like the idea of teachers carrying guns in schools. In explaining […]

  • Russell Stover to be sold to Swiss company

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City’s premier chocolate company is about to be sold. Russell Stover is in talks with Swiss chocolate maker Lindt. Russell Stover is headquartered in Kansas City and employs around 4,500 people. It’s too early to tell what a sale to Swiss confectioner Lindt would mean for Russell Stover – though the name would most likely stay the same. That’s because it has brand recognition. Russell Stover sells more chocolates in the U.S. than any other […]

  • Lenexa installing streetlights unlike most others

    LENEXA, Kan. — Work is underway at 87th Street and Renner Road in Lenexa, Kan., to install a massive steel truss over the intersection.  Streetlights will hang from the $1.2 million dollar beam, and Lenexa officials say the artistic structure is meant to impress drivers who enter the new Lenexa City Center. “Traditional traffic lights are everywhere around the world,” said Lenexa Mayor Mike Boehm.  “The truss allows us to make a statement that you are somewhere special.” Lenexa is investing millions of dollars in City Center.   Several […]

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    Google Fiber coming to Overland Park

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — City leaders voted Monday night, giving approval for Google Fiber to bring its internet service to the city. Last fall, Google Fiber and Overland Park officials struck a preliminary deal to bring the Google internet service to residents, but concerns by some city councilmen delayed the vote by a month. When the city council came back to approve the deal, Google Fiber had backed out, saying it needed to focus more effort on finishing its fiber […]

  • If you’re going to give your child a sparkler this Fourth of July, follow these tips

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Every year, thousands of people are rushed to the emergency room with burns they suffer while lighting fireworks. And kids are most susceptible to getting hurt. Many parents out there — myself included — tend to light a sparkler, hand it off to their child and let them run and play with it. But these things burn at 1,200 degrees, and if your child should touch them — or be touched with them — it could […]

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    New bus service begins in KCK

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — New bus service begins Monday morning in an under-served part of Kansas City, Kan., helping those who live there get around . KCK officials will gather at noon on Monday at Emerson Park located at 29th and Emerson to celebrate the opening of the new bus route. It’s another big step forward for the area, as it will help the aging population have better access to healthcare facilities if they need it.  The new route will […]

  • Soccer

    What you need to know about today’s World Cup game between U.S. and Germany

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Americans will unite over their television sets Thursday to root our National Soccer Team to victory. We need to beat or tie Germany to make it to the next round. Though a loss could get us there as well. Some have given us a better than 75 percent chance of moving on. But trying to figure out what it will take to move to the next round can be confusing. Since we beat Ghana and tied […]

  • Teacher discovers discarded plastic Twinkie crate from KC on remote island beach in Australia

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — You may not immediately connect the Missouri River with Marine Biology, but after a day on the river approximately 20 students will be able to tell you – what we do locally can affect marine wildlife an ocean away. Students collected trash along the Missouri River on Tuesday. If not intercepted, the trash would most likely make its way down river and possibly out to the ocean. The cleanup and learning day comes in connection with […]

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    Housing market sees surge in sales — here’s why

    KANSAS CITY, Mo — If you own a home and are looking to sell, now is the time to do it. New numbers just released show the demand for homes is higher right now than it’s been in a while. The brutal weather this past winter really hurt home sales in Kansas City and across the nation. People just weren’t buying, but last month, we saw a surge in sales, as the number of existing home sales jumped higher in […]

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    Kansas City to host SkillsUSA National Convention one last time

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Thousands of students from across the country will arrive in Kansas City Monday to begin a week-long skills competition. This is the final year Kansas City will host the SkillsUSA National Convention. The competition has outgrown Bartle Hall. During the 21 years SkillsUSA has been in Kansas City, they’ve almost doubled the number of competitions and the number of competitors taking part. Six thousand students — all state champions in their particular field — participate in […]

  • CASA explains need for foster parents in Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — CASA, or Court Appointed Advocates, serve to recruit, train and support volunteers to speak for the best interests of children in court. Volunteers make a difference every day by giving their time and skills to help their CASA kids find safe, permanent homes. FOX 4’s Matt Stewart spoke with Executive Director Martha Gurshen who explained there are more children in Kansas City who need homes than a lot of people think. “In both our states there […]