Matt Stewart

Reporter

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

  • Privacy concerns abound for new national medical database

    Posted on: 10:39 am, April 23, 2014, by

    KANSAS CITY, Mo — The federal government is in the process of collecting the medical records of more than 30-million...
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  • Missouri lawmakers respond to spying concerns

    Posted on: 6:27 am, April 22, 2014, by

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A proposal to prevent police from listening to your phone conversations and reading your emails without...
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  • High rise apartment building to bring more people to downtown Kansas City

    Posted on: 11:15 am, April 16, 2014, by

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Construction is underway on a new apartment high rise in downtown Kansas City — the first...
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  • Ten companies present their ideas in highly competitive mentorship program

    Posted on: 11:18 am, April 11, 2014, by

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ten new companies selected to take part in a highly competitive and intensive mentorship program through...
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  • Metro firefighters receive special emergency response training for plane crashes

    Posted on: 12:07 pm, April 9, 2014, by

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City firefighters spent the morning at the Wheeler Downtown Airport practicing how to battle a...
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  • History of King Tut unveiled at Kansas City’s Union Station

    Posted on: 9:39 am, April 3, 2014, by , updated on: 10:42am, April 3, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — King Tut is coming to Kansas City’s Union Station. It contains more than 5,000 replicas of...
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  • How the uninsured can avoid paying a tax penalty

    Posted on: 10:42 am, March 31, 2014, by

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For months, the Obama administration has warned Americans: Sign up for health insurance or risk paying...
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  • Opinion: How player unions could change the face of college athletics

    Posted on: 6:38 am, March 28, 2014, by

    College athletics is all about the money. Always has been, always will be. The NCAA made $872 million in total...
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  • Healthcare confusion: Understanding underwriters and navigators

    Posted on: 1:34 pm, March 26, 2014, by

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — While federal officials have pushed people to use navigators to help them sign up for health...
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  • Kansas City man escapes burning home

    Posted on: 5:57 am, March 26, 2014, by , updated on: 08:30am, March 26, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One man is safe after waking up to flames throughout his house. Firefighters responded to a...
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  • New things you’ll see at Big 12 Basketball Tournament

    Posted on: 6:00 am, March 12, 2014, by , updated on: 11:02pm, March 12, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Big 12 Basketball Tournament gets underway Wednesday night and police officers will be out in...
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  • Abundance of caution taken at KCI Thurs. night over threatening words

    Posted on: 6:03 am, March 7, 2014, by and , updated on: 01:53pm, March 7, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Authorities evacuated a plane at Kansas City International Airport late Thursday night after someone got mad...
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