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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
  • Kansas lawmakers still haven’t balanced budget deficit, delay costs thousands

    ROELAND PARK, Kan. — Kansas lawmakers plan to work through the weekend to determine how to balance a $400 million budget deficit, but in the process they are cost taxpayers thousands of dollars. The new budget goes into effect on July 1, but lawmakers haven’t be able to agree on a solution to balance it. Some want to fill the gap by raising the sales tax, the gas tax and taxes on cigarettes, but no concrete decision has been made.  Others […]

  • Four of seven public pools open in KCMO after water reaches required temperature

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Memorial Day weekend is when public swimming pools traditionally open, but cool weather and cold water kept several pools from opening up on time. Riverside was one of several pools closed last weekend after health officials decided the water was just too cold, but the pool finally opened up for the first time Wednesday, making four of the seven public pools open for business. Only Brush Creek, Grove Park and the Bay were still closed as of […]

  • “Topping Out” ceremony to ward off evil spirits hosted at One Light Apartments

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –City leaders will be on hand for the “Topping Out” of the One Light Apartment high-rise Wednesday morning in downtown Kansas City. The ceremony is an age-old tradition that dates back to the 1300’s and honors the final steel beam of a new building as it is put into place. During the ceremony workers put a tree on the highest point of a newly constructed building to keep evil spirits away and bring good luck upon the new […]

  • City Council promises to vote on proposal to boost minimum wage

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Thousands of workers in Kansas City who are struggling to make ends meet might soon get a pay raise. The City Council is promising to vote in July on a proposal to boost the minimum wage. A group supporting a minimum wage hike presented their petition to the City Council Thursday. The group said they have enough signatures to get their proposal on the ballot in August. But instead of letting Kansas City residents vote on […]

  • Gridiron Glory Exhibit opens in KCMO

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The NFL has brought a special traveling exhibit to Kansas City to showcase Hall of Fame memorabilia. The exhibit opens Sat. May 23 at Union Station. FOX 4’s Matt Stewart visited the exhibit for a sneak peek inside. Click here for more information and tickets.

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    One dead, two fight for their life after car hits tree, flips over

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One man is dead and two others are fighting for their lives after the car they were driving hit a tree and flipped over early Thursday morning. According to police the driver of a white BMW picked up two men from a house on Thompson Street around 3 a.m. and began speeding toward Askew. The driver lost control two blocks later and hit a tree and flipped the car, according to police. Police said one man was […]

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    Firefighters believe 1st floor Liberty apartment fire quickly spread to upper floors

    LIBERTY, Mo. –One person died Tuesday morning in an apartment fire in Liberty, Mo. Fire and rescue crews arrived at Jefferson Park Apartments in the 1200 block of Missouri Ct. around 3:45 a.m. after hearing reports of large flames coming from one of the buildings. A resident on the first floor of the apartment complex said they heard a huge bang and noticed that flames had engulfed the door across the hall. “I thought I heard a gunshot and thought maybe it […]

  • All Access KC: Behind the scenes of Sporting Park and Kauffman Stadium

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — FOX 4’s Matt Stewart went behind the scenes of Kauffman Stadium and Sporting Park to provide a look at some of the places that fans never get to see. From the locker rooms to the bull pen and press box, Matt has a look at places that the public very rarely sees.

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    Tornado destroys Orrick, Mo. family’s home and vehicle

    ORRICK, Mo. — A family’s home is destroyed after a tornado ripped through Orrick, Mo. Saturday night. The EF-2 tornado picked up the family’s mobile home and wrapped it around a tree. The tornado also picked up a car at the family’s home and flipped it over.   According to a friend of the home owner, the family was gone during the storm. No one was inside when the tornado hit the mobile home. A total of five tornadoes touched […]

  • Lawmakers in Kansas consider raising state sales tax

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Lawmakers in Kansas are considering raising the state sales tax to help balance the budget. Lawmakers want to raise the state sales tax a third of a percentage point to 6.5%. They are also considering raising taxes on gas, your home, cigarettes and alcohol. Another part of the plan includes a proposal to lower the sales tax on food. Three years ago Governor Sam Brownback cut taxes for business owners and farmers in an effort to […]

  • Students fill Arrowhead Stadium to celebrate making healthy choices

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — More than 200 students from Missouri and Kansas filled Arrowhead Stadium Tuesday morning as part of the “Fuel Up to Play 60″ program. The students celebrated a century of dairy farmers’ commitment to supporting health and wellness. The program aims to reward students for their efforts in making healthier choices and committing to at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day. Watch the video above to hear from some of the participants.

  • All access KC: The Nelson Atkins Museum

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  The Nelson Atkins Museum is constantly acquiring new sculptures and other works of art, but before they go on display there is often a lot of work that goes into restoring the paintings and artifacts. FOX 4’s Matt Stewart went behind the scenes to discover even more about the museum and where all the collections are stored before or after they go on public display.