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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
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    As gas prices drop, truck sales surge

    CLAYCOMO, Mo. — As gas prices continue to drop, car dealers are seeing a sudden surge in truck and SUV sales. And auto experts believe this trend will continue for the foreseeable future. The most recent sales figures just released show the top three sellers right now are all pickup trucks. Gas guzzlers are in demand, although many of these vehicles aren’t guzzling as much gas as they used to. The top three trucks being sold: 3.) Dodge Ram. 2.) […]

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    Lenexa to unveil plans for $75 million civic center, plans to move its downtown

    LENEXA, Kan. — Lenexa will soon be moving its downtown. Construction on a brand new city hall and community center begins in a few months, and tonight, they are unveiling their plans to the community. Every community works wants to grow, doing whatever it takes to attract families and businesses. Lenexa will soon have a leg up in the competition once the brand new $75 million dollar civic center is built. Besides a new city hall, the crown jewel will […]

  • Effort to curb offensive language against the disabled underway

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A local organization is sparking a movement to get people to focus on person-first language when addressing the disabled.  Children’s Therapeutic Language Center, or Children’s TLC, located at 3101 Main Street in Kansas City, MO, is sponsoring the “Label Me Able” campaign.  They want people to begin addressing those with special needs as a person first rather than addressing them by their disability. “It fosters respect in the community and when we all see each other […]

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    Federal drug agents make surprise visit to Seattle Seahawks’ locker room during Chiefs game

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs scored a big win over the reigning World Champs on Sunday, beating the Seattle Seahawks 24-20. But it’s what happened during the game that’s making national headlines  a day later. As the teams played on the field, federal drug agents conducted a surprise inspection in the Seattle Seahawks locker room, according to the team and a Seattle TV station. The DEA visited with Seattle’s medical staff and looked in their medical bags, […]

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    Changes to health insurance you need to know and why one agent says ‘Obamacare’ is not working

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you do not have health insurance through your employer, open enrollment begins Nov. 15. But there are some changes this year to the health care exchange you’ll need to know. The government has mandated everyone have health insurance, so why is the number of the uninsured  rising? A lot of it has to do with cost, which is going up. “The uninsured rate in Kansas went from 11 percent to 17 percent,” Beverly Gossage, fmr. […]

  • Kansas City Police Dept. invites public to see new police headquarter building

    The Kansas City Police Department will give the public a rare look behind the scenes when it re-dedicates the new headquarter building Thursday night. The building, located near 11th and Locust in downtown Kansas City has been under construction the past two years. Renovations cost $40 million. The original police headquarters is 76 years old and was built in 1938. This is the seventh major building/renovation project for the Kansas City Police Department over the past 12 years.  A quarter […]

  • Veterans Day at the Liberty Memorial

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Liberty Memorial was one of many places hosting a Veterans Day ceremony on Tuesday. Sen. Claire McCaskill, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver and Mayor Sly James were among those who spoke, while the Lyric Opera and the American Legion Band performed. Watch FOX 4′s Matt Stewart story in the video above to see the celebration at the National World War One Museum.

  • Big day planned for Veterans Day celebration at World War I Museum

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This Veterans Day you can recognize all the men and women who have served our country during a special ceremony at the World War I Museum in Kansas City, Mo. With it being the centennial of the start of the Great War, the World War I Museum is pulling out all the stops to make this year’s Veterans Day a special one for veterans and civilians alike. Admission is free, and they’ve extended their hours. They […]

  • Marines gather in Lenexa to celebrate 239th birthday

    LENEXA, Kan. — Monday, Nov. 10 marks a very special birthday for one branch of our military. It is the 239th birthday for the United States Marine Corps and local Marines are celebrating in Lenexa. Honor. Courage. Commitment. These are the three core values of every Marine, and they are celebrated every November 10 as Marines old and young gather to celebrate the founding of the Corps. The celebration in Lenexa has grown over the years. Organized by the Lenexa Police Department, it’s a time for all local […]

  • After school program sees large increase in attendance

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. — More and more working parents who struggle to find childcare for their children before and after school are turning to an enrichment program in Johnson County, Kan. And it’s quickly filling to capacity. There are 200 more kids in the program this year than last year. About half of the schools that are participating are filled to capacity. This After School Program is put on by Johnson County Parks and Rec at 79th and Pflumm. Qualified, […]

  • First of its kind “Para Golfer” to help disabled in Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — For the first time in their lives, those dealing with spinal cord injuries will be able to golf using a new device donated to a Kansas City Golf Course. The “Para Golfer”, otherwise known as the “Para Mobile”, is a modified wheelchair where the person is belted in and then able to lift it up to a standing position.  This will allow the user to hit a golf club, shoot at skeet, go fishing or play […]

  • New diverging diamond at Roe Avenue Bridge to improve drive times

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Transportation has completed its work on Roe Avenue Bridge at I-435 in Overland Park. The interchange is now the state’s second diverging diamond. The first one opened a year ago at Homestead Lane and I-35 in southern Johnson County. Back at Roe Avenue, FOX 4′s Matt Stewart gives drivers a run-through on how to navigate the somewhat-tricky intersection. Once understood, the diverging diamond will improve drive times as motorists wanting to turn […]