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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, http://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
  • One person was shot to death early Thursday morning in the 3600 block of Askew.

    27-year-old woman shot, killed; Kansas City police search for suspect

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police are on the lookout for a gunman who shot and killed a woman early Thursday morning in the 3600 block of Askew. Police say around 12:30 a.m., someone called 911 to report a shooting. When they arrived, they found Lonnasha Tate suffering from a gunshot wound, and paramedics quickly rushed her to the hospital, but she died from her injuries. Police also found two young children inside the house. It is not clear if Tate was their mother or a […]

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    Chiefs equipment manager shows that packing for training camp is no simple task

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With this heat throughout the metro, fall might seem far away, but that’s not stopping the Chiefs from getting ready for the upcoming season. FOX 4’s Matt Stewart headed to St. Joseph to get an inside look as the Chiefs gear up for training camp. It’s an annual rite of summer, as the Chiefs prepare for training next week. That means packing up a lot of gear. Allen Wright, Chiefs Head Equipment Manager said he feels […]

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    Dozens of people will soon call Kansas City Power and Light Apartments home

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An iconic part of the Kansas City skyline will officially begin a new chapter Tuesday as the Power and Light Building downtown celebrates the grand opening of 210 new apartments. Tuesday’s event was already over capacity before it even began because  so many people wanted to see what the new owner did to the 85-year-old skyscraper. that used to be the headquarters for Kansas City Power and Light. “We have a huge responsibility on our shoulders,” sales and marketing director Nicholle […]

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    KCP&L opens first solar panel farm

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The sun could soon help power up your house. KCP&L recently opened up its first solar panel farm,  and it could help you save money on your energy bill. KCP&L officials envision a future where many have solar panels on their roofs, and the sunshine powers up your home. But before that becomes a reality, they want to figure out how best to collect the sun’s rays and use it. KCP&L officials recently installed 11,500 solar panels on farmland […]

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    Sewage flows into Brush Creek after pipe breaks

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Water crews worked overnight to replace a broken pipe that caused sewage to flow into Brush Creek, but it could take several days before their work is finished. The 72-inch sewer main at Emanual Cleaver and Elmwood on Kansas City’s east side collapsed around 3:45 p.m., Thursday. The pipe carries rain runoff and waste from area homes to the wastewater plant to be cleaned. When the pipe broke, the wastewater began flowing into Brush Creek – at […]

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    Sail away right here in KC

    As part of FOX 4’s Summer Adventure series, Matt Stewart is taking us all over the metro to show off some of the fun things you can do with your family. On Thursday, July 14, Matt stopped by Lake Jacomo for a lesson in sailing. Watch the video above to see how Matt does. Click here to learn more about the Lake Jacomo sail club.

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    Mo., Gov. Jay Nixon signs law prohibiting ticket quotas

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — You might soon notice fewer speed traps as you head into work, and it’s all due to a new law signed by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. Getting a ticket can be frustrating, especially if it’s for a minor offense such as going five over the speed limit or not using your blinker. According to lawmakers, some police officers in Missouri are required to write a certain number of tickets each day, week or month, and they don’t […]

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    Hundreds of swimmers compete at All City Swim Championships in Prairie Village

    PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. — Hundreds of kids in Johnson County tested their skills in the water Wednesday morning at the annual All City Swim Championships. More than 425 kids from nine Johnson County cities competed at the Prairie Village pool. They swam freestyle, backstroke, breast and butterfly. The kids ranged in age from seven to 18-years old, and they come from all different swim levels. This meet gives these kids the opportunity to win a medal, as many are inspired by […]

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    How you can help funeral assistance teams who help families and communities of fallen officers

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Whenever an officer or first responder dies while on duty in Missouri, a group of volunteers jump into action to help plan and perform – their funeral. On Monday, July 11, the Missouri law enforcement, firefighter and EMS funeral teams  visited FOX 4 to talk about how they help grieving communities.  They are volunteer non-profit 501c3 groups staffed by cops, firefighters and EMS workers who help organize and conduct funerals for their fallen brothers.  They do it for local first […]

  • Demolition began Monday on the Great Mall of the Great Plains.

    Demolition begins on Olathe’s Great Mall of the Great Plains

    OLATHE, Kan. — Crews will begin the process of tearing down an Olathe mall on Monday, and soon the Great Mall of the Great Plains will be nothing more than a pile of rubble. Demolition will begin at 8 a.m., and it will take five to six months for crews to tear it all down and clear the land. The only business staying in the area is the Burlington Coat Factory. They will stay open through all of the demolition. Everything else, though, will soon […]

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    KCP&L passes out dry ice to customers without power

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Some families in the metro are still without power after Thursdays storm mangled power lines and tore down trees. Kansas City Power and Light set up a station in the parking lot of the Home Depot at 71-Highway and Bannister to pass out 10-pound blocks of dry ice for customers. A spokes person for KCP&L say they had about 50 people pick up dry ice on Thursday. Michelle McConnell says that number is normal because it was […]

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    Micro-burst causes serious damage to parts of Oak Grove

    OAK GROVE, Mo. — The National Weather Service says a micro-burst caused serious damage to part of Oak Grove, Mo., early Thursday morning. One family lost their shed and screened in porch to the storm, and the violent winds also tore apart several trees and caused power outages. One massive tree fell on a house. No one was injured. The city announced two storm warnings around 4:30 a.m., and right after the second one, the winds wreaked havoc. “Limbs, things were flying around,” […]