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,

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
  • Park Hill High School ranked top in metro

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The rankings are out. Park Hill High School students can hold their heads high Wednesday knowing that their school is the highest ranked in the metro, according to US News and World Report. But while they might be number one in Kansas City, they are a bit lower nationally. They are ranked 749th compared to all the other high schools in the nation. U.S. News and World Report looked at all 22,000 high schools in the nation […]

  • SMSD passes new immigration policy to minimize traumatic effects on children

    PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. — A local school district is changing the way it handles students with immigration issues, and the new policy passed Monday night is meant to prevent students from being traumatized by federal agents. The new policy stems from an incident that occurred at Briarwood Elementary back in February. According to a letter the ACLU sent to the Shawnee Mission School Board, immigration officials looking for a Prairie Village man learned he had a nine-year-old son at the elementary […]

  • Firefighters rescue KCMO family from roof as smoke quickly filled their home

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A family of four is recovering after firefighters pulled them off the roof during an early morning house fire. The family says smoke quickly filled up their house at 18th and Lister in Kansas City around 4 a.m. With no working smoke detectors inside, the grandfather awoke to the smell of smoke and quickly woke everyone else up. He then broke a window on the second floor and helped them to the roof. They waited there […]

  • Demolition of once popular JoCo. mall underway

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The Metcalf South Mall is finally coming down. After months of discussion and planning, demolition on the popular Johnson County Mall, at 95th and Metcalf, is underway. Crews put up an orange fence a couple days ago and are just now starting the process of tearing it down. They have already started work inside the abandoned building, marking the final days for this iconic mall that once stood as the social center of Overland Park. Earlier this […]

  • Eastern Independence now home to metro’s largest solar panel farm

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Independence is a bit greener Thursday as several hundred people now get some of their energy from the sun. Independence Power and Light today officially unveiled their new solar farm off Bundschu Road in eastern Independence. It is the largest solar farm in the metro with more than 11,000 solar panels facing south to soak up the sun. They produce enough megawatts to power about 500 houses, and the demand is so high, the grid is already […]

  • Mummies featured in new exhibit coming to Union Station

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mummies are coming to Kansas City. Union Station just announced its next touring exhibition, and it shows how people from all over the world have been preserved after death. It’s called Mummies of the World, and right now it’s the most well attended exhibition in the country. “You get a chance to look inside the past,” said George Guastello, Union Station President and CEO. “To learn about people, to learn about their culture in their experiences. […]

  • Unified Government hosting 2 public meetings after last week’s heated discussion about old Indian Springs mall site

    KANSAS CITY, Kan.– The future of the old Indian Springs Mall site will be a hot topic once again Wednesday night as the Unified Government hosts not one, but two public meetings. Developer Lane 4 wants to build offices and industrial buildings on about a third of the land, but many who live around the area don’t like it. They would rather the city build a community center, restaurants, a grocery store or a sports complex. “A community center for […]

  • Money on the line as KC waits to learn how many NCAA Championships we’ll host during next five years

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On Tuesday the NCAA will announce host cities for the next four years of championships in every sport – with Kansas City in the running to win several of these bids. This year alone, Kansas City will see a $55-million boost to the economy for hosting an NCAA Basketball Regional, Division II Football and soccer, and the Women’s Volleyball finals. The Kansas City Sports Commission turned in bids for 55 championships between the fall of 2018 […]

  • Mo. State Highway Patrol Dive Team leading search for vehicle that reportedly crashed into Mo. River

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Missouri State Highway Patrol Dive Team just arrived in Kansas City from Jefferson City to assist in the search for a car that reportedly drove into the Missouri River late Sunday night. Divers with the Kansas City Fire Department spent about an hour at the riverfront searching for this car after calls came in, but with it being so dark they decided to call off the search because conditions were too dangrous. Right now it’s unclear if anyone […]

  • Take flight on a WWII bomber

    New Century, KAN. — A World War II bomber made in the metro more than 70 years ago is back in town for a very special reunion. The Navy B-25 – also known as the PBJ-1J – is the only Marine bomber still able to take to the skies. It was restored over a 23 year period and they are offering 30-minute flights over the metro. It arrived in Gardner Wednesday for a reunion of riveters. During World War II, […]

  • Improvements make flying out of KCI more enjoyable

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you fly out of KCI, you’ll notice some major improvements at one terminal and live jazz at the other. It’s all a part of the airports effort to improve your flying experience. Some of the improvements were made by the American Airlines gates. In the past, American had three separate departure lounges and sometimes those who had a connecting flight at KCI had to go to another gate and go through security all over again. That has […]

  • Oak Grove H.S. wrestling team finally gets ceremony they deserve after winning state championship

    OAK GROVE, Mo. — A tornado delayed their celebration, but on Thursday the Oak Grove wrestling team was finally honored for winning a state championship. In the video above FOX 4’s Matt Stewart had the opportunity to speak with coach Bobbe Lowe and senior Connor Brown following the ceremony. “Adversity is something these guys are kind of used to,” Lowe said. “They kind of battled that this year throughout their season, and they came forward at the end. I think some adversity […]