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
  • New study warns Wyandotte County could be hotspot for Zika transmission

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — As the weather warms, the mosquito population grows, and researchers say one part of the metro could be a hotspot for the Zika virus this summer. A new study out of St. Louis University shows Wyandotte County is a hotspot for possible Zika transmission because the species of mosquito that carries Zika – aedis aegypti – has been found there. As of right now, none of them are actually infected with Zika – but they could if […]

  • KCK 7th grader who designed new food truck for Summer Food Program says design was inspired by her brother

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — School is almost out for the summer, and soon the Summer Food Program will begin. The KCK School District just added a new food truck to help get meals to hungry kids. Starting June 5, the food truck will head to four locations in KCK every day during the week to hand out sack lunches to kids free of charge. KCK schools serve food to around 8,000 kids daily at 50 different locations over the summer. They held […]

  • As drivers hit the roads for the holiday weekend, law enforcement steps up patrols

    MERRIAM, Kan. — Travel experts say there will be more cars on the road this Memorial Day weekend than in the past decade. To keep drivers safe, police across the metro will be out in full force – starting Monday. When you get in your car, make sure you put on your seatbelt, put away your cell phone and drive the speed limit. Over the next two weeks, officers will be on the lookout for dangerous drivers. Memorial Day weekend is […]

  • More than 100 h.s. seniors spent last day of school year giving back to their community

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Before graduating and going to college, the seniors at one Kansas City high school are giving back. More than 100 students from Pembroke Hill spent their last day of school offering community service. They helped to beautify the Ivanhoe Neighborhood at 37th and Woodland in Kansas City, pulling weeds, planting flowers, cleaning yards and painting homes. It’s the 17th year Pembroke Seniors have done this but the first time they’ve come to this neighborhood. “I think […]

  • Kansas cops hop on top of donut shops to raise money for Special Olympics

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Cops and donuts. They go hand in hand, and on Friday, officers from the Kansas side of the metro are not only eating them – they are giving them away for a good cause. It’s called Cops on Donut Shops, and starting at 5 a.m. officers from across Kansas will climb to the roof of some Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants to raise money for Special Olympics. This is the first year they’ve done this in Kansas, and […]

  • Homicide investigation underway after man’s body found on bike trail along Indian Creek

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are now calling the death of a man whose body was found Thursday along a bike trail right off of Indian Creek in south Kansas City a homicide. Michael Darby, co-owner of Coach’s Bar and Grill, 414 West 103rd Street, was apparently walking his dogs on the trail near 102nd and Wornall when he was killed. Police responded to the scene around 6:30 a.m. when he was discovered by a bicyclist. Two dogs were seen roaming […]

  • If approved, single terminal airport could be financed, built by local engineering firm

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A proposal to build a single terminal airport at KCI is moving forward Thursday. City officials will discuss whether to give a local engineering firm the exclusive right to finance and build it. This is the first step – approving a Memorandum of Understanding between the city and Burns and McDonnell. It’s expected to take a few weeks to iron out all the details, but the discussion starts at 1 p.m. during a Business Session at City Hall. […]

  • Learn bead weaving from the experts at Nelson-Atkins this summer

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you’ve always wanted to be an artist but never tried, Nelson-Atkins has an opportunity for you this summer. They’re hosting summer art classes starting June 1. Classes are offered to people ages 3 and up. Classes range from multiple-week sessions, one-time workshops and full-day camps. Prices range from $25 to $300. Click here to sign up.

  • Suspicious house fire near Grandview triangle leaves smoke covering highway

    GRANDVIEW, Mo. — Some morning drivers heading to work saw a concerning sight -smoke over interstate at Three Trails Crossing. Firefighters were called to a house fire near 103rd and Hillcrest Road around 8:30 a.m. According to neighbors, some workers living there had recently been evicted. Fire officials say because there had been a tenant dispute and there was no power going into the house, the cause of the fire is suspicious and under investigation. No one was hurt, and […]

  • WyCo. prosecutor wants tougher regulation for home schools after death of 7-year-old Adrian Jones

    WYANDOTTE COUNTY, Kan. —  There could soon be new rules for home schools in Kansas. Lawmakers are considering tougher regulations to keep kids stay safe. The proposed bill would require family members to report abuse if they see it happening in the home. But Wyandotte County Prosecutor Mark Dupree wants lawmakers to go one step further. He believes every home-schooled kid should have contact with the public school system at least once a year to make sure they are not being […]

  • Gardening expert debunks popular myths

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — We may be halfway through May, but it’s not too late to start your garden. Whether you’re looking to grow your own herbs, fruits or vegetables, there’s some general guidelines you’ll want to follow to ensure the best quality. There’s also some myths you’ll want to leave behind this season. Gardening experts at Deanna Rose Farmstead near 135th and Switzer say this is the perfect time of year to get started for the warm weather season. Dennis […]

  • Social worker who works directly with KCPD hopes pilot program continues beyond September

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the first time ever, Kansas City police are working side by side with a social worker. Gina English’s job is to offer victims of crime any help they might need, freeing up police officers to better do their jobs. She was hired back in December thanks to a city grant, and her first job was to talk to youth running wild on the Plaza. She discovered many parents from surrounding towns were dropping them off, […]