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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
  • Hear their stories, feel their excitement as Royals fans fly out to San Francisco

    Some die-hard Royals fans were flying out to San Francisco Friday morning to be there in person to see the World Series games this weekend. FOX 4’s Matt Stewart was live at KCI finding the lucky travelers and talking to them about the reasons behind their last-minute trip. He met Stacy Porto and her mom as they were getting ready to board their flight. (Watch in the video player above.) They said they were mainly going for their dad and husband, who loved […]

  • Medial supplies reach Liberia, courtesy Heart to Heart International

    Heart to Heart International to build Ebola Treatment Unit in Liberia

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Heart to Heart International announced plans to open an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Liberia to help stop the spread of Ebola. “Authorities have determined that Liberia alone needs 27 Ebola Treatment Units to handle the population and those who are going to become ill,” Heart to Heart International  CEO Jim Mitchum said in a news conference on Tuesday. “Currently, there are only six in operation.” Mitchum said work has already begun on their ETU, which […]

  • Royals move on to the ALCS and ticket prices aren’t cheap

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The celebration went well into the night after the Royals swept the Angels Sunday night. The Royals are just eight wins away from a World Series title. They are feeding off the fans energy and sticking to their game plan — good pitching, great defense and speed on the basepaths. “I’ve never seen a crowd more supportive of the players than this one here, David Glass, Royals owner, said. “They’ve waited a long time for this, […]

  • Royals ALCS tickets go on sale Friday morning exclusively online

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Royals fans, starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, you’ll have the chance to buy tickets to the next round of the playoffs. Tickets to the American League Championship Series, or ALCS, go on sale exclusively online at royals.com, don’t go to the box office at Kauffman stadium, you won’t be able to make a purchase. According to Baseball Prospectus, after Thursday night’s game 1 win, the Royals now have a 69% chance of making it to […]

  • Former Royal Jim Eisenreich talks about KC’s trip to the playoffs

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tuesday night is the night we’ve all been waiting for! The Royals hope fans are loud and proud again at the wild card game against the Oakland Athletics! If Royals fans inside Kauffman Stadium can be half as loud as Chiefs fans were during Monday Night Football, Oakland will be in big trouble. Chants of “Let’s Go Royals” echoed from Arrowhead, as everyone has Royals fever. Thousands of fans filed into the K Monday morning with […]

  • Operation Kidsafe opens in Merriam, offers free picture and fingerprint station for parents

    MERRIAM, Kan. — Operation Kidsafe is partnering with Hendrick Lexus in Merriam to provide parents the ability to have their child’s picture and fingerprints taken in case of an emergency. It’s information that can be provided to police should the unthinkable happen. Operation Kidsafe founder Mark Bott is an internationally known child safety advocate who has worked for 17 years on projects like the Amber Alert, Meagan’s Law and hosted over 100 child safety town meetings and worked with John […]

  • Campers on Plaza waiting for iPhone 6 can finally go home

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The wait is over for fans of the iPhone. The iPhone 6 and 6+ hit stores Friday. That means people who have been camped out in front of Apple stores for days can finally pack up their gear and get their reward. FOX 4’s Matt Stewart was live outside the Apple store on the Plaza and talked to one man who set up a tent for his long wait. Apple announced earlier this week that it […]

  • Fans line up, sign-on for post-season Royals tickets

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Fans are excited to get their hands on playoff tickets to see the KC Royals in post-season play for the first time since 1985, and on Thursday morning, with the team half-a-game behind Detroit,  fans started early, getting their place in line and getting a wristband with a number; ready to buy when tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. “When I realized I was second in line, super, super excited. I called my dad because […]

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    New youth soccer facility to open Friday

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City will further cement its status as one of the best places for youth soccer when it opens a state-of-the-art soccer facility Friday. At a cost of $13.44 million, youth teams will have five new synthetic fields for practices and games.  They also boast lights, upgraded restrooms, a concession stand and bleachers. The fields are adjacent to Sporting KC’s practice facility at 63rd Trafficway and Lewis Road on the city’s east side, and this proximity […]

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    Fire destroys Overland Park apartment complex

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — As a fast-moving fire consumed an apartment building in Overland Park, Kan., Wednesday morning, residents pounded on doors to get everyone out safely.  The fire started around 2 a.m. and destroyed eight units at the Aspen Lodge Apartments at 10220 West 81st Terrace. “I woke up to someone banging on my windows and doors,” said Micah Dee, who is hearing impaired.  “They told me they banged on my windows for a long time.  Eventually I woke […]

  • One man dead following early morning apartment fire in Overland Park

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — One man is dead following an apartment fire Monday morning. The fire occurred at an apartment complex near 59th and Robinson in Overland Park, Kan. Firefighters said the victim is a man in his 70s. A neighbor who lives across the hall from the victim woke up to the smell of smoke around 4 a.m. She called 911 and ran outside. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the victim’s apartment. Neighbors of the man […]

  • Child poverty on slow, steady rise

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A rising number of children are living in poverty as the cost of living continues to rise and many parents work for low wages. Over the past six years, the number of children living in poverty has slowly increased. Just last week, we told you how a staggering 50 percent of all children in Kansas are receiving free or reduced lunches. And poverty experts say there are no signs this trend will slow down anytime soon. […]