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
  • Blue Springs residents now have new opportunities to stay active as colder weather approaches.

    New indoor workout facility in Blue Springs provides families better opportunities to get into shape

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — Blue Springs residents have a new opportunity to get into shape. A new city-run indoor sports facility opens Monday. Blue Springs bought the building where the facility is located last year so they could turn it into a place where families could go and work out. The building used to be Sports City, so the infrastructure was already built – but the city still had to do a lot of work inside to transform it into […]

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    Cyclist in critical condition after vehicle strikes him and flees the scene

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — Police are investigating after a cyclist was struck and injured Wednesday morning. Police say the accident happened around 5:22 a.m. According to officers, Steve McCrary was biking west on Shawnee Mission Parkway near Vista when a driver struck and injured him. Sgt. Tom Lynch says McCrary was transported to the hospital to be treated for his injuries, where doctors have listed him in critical condition. Officers are still searching for the vehicle that struck McCrary. Witnesses told police the […]

  • JOCO food pantries

    JoCo food pantries say they’re in need of donations

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. — Hunger is a real problem in Johnson County, and right now the shelves at the food pantries are low on supplies. This month, Johnson County officials are asking people to help them stock up on food for the holidays. They want you to donate not just food but toiletries as well. Families living on state assistance cannot use that money on hygienic products. So when it comes to either paying a utility bill or getting toilet […]

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    Jackson County judge rules that a proposal to raise minimum wage in KC cannot go on November ballot

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Jackson County judge just ruled that a proposal to raise the minimum wage in Kansas City cannot go on the November ballot. Last week  state lawmakers agreed that cities cannot raise their minimum wage above the state’s rate of $7.65 an hour. Even though petitioners had enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot for a public vote, the judge ruled that doing so would be a waste of time and money. Fast food […]

  • Helena Egelston couldn’t wait to take her young step daughter to the concert. They are both huge Taylor Swift fans, so she went online Sunday night and found someone selling tickets. She shelled out $200 a ticket, but little did she know, they were fakes.

    Kind stranger gives mom and daughter Taylor Swift tickets after they discover theirs are fakes

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tens of thousands of Taylor Swift fans will once more crowd the Sprint Center Tuesday night, but beware there are ticket scammers out there trying to take your money. Helena Egelston couldn’t wait to take her young step-daughter to the concert. They are both huge Taylor Swift fans, so she went online Sunday night and found someone selling tickets. She shelled out $200 a ticket, but little did she know, they were fakes. Helena said she went […]

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    Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour arrives in Kansas City

    **Scroll down to submit your Taylor Swift concert photos** KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Taylor Swift is arguably the most popular singer in the world right now, and she’s stopping in Kansas City to perform for two nights only. It takes 26 tractor-trailers to carry Taylor Swift’s stage and equipment across the country from concert to concert, along with 11 buses filled with the crew, stage managers and backup dancers. She’s playing in 55 cities in 11 countries over eight months. The 1989 tour […]

  • Royce Jeffries

    Former OSU basketball player shot, killed outside Kansas City bar

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Police have identified the victim who died during an early morning triple shooting incident Sunday. Police identified the shooting victim as Royce Jeffries, 46, of KCMO. According to Kansas City police, a fight broke out at Bob’s Bar and Grill, where Jeffries was working as a bouncer, around 12:30 a.m., Sunday. As Jeffries tried to get everyone out of the bar, police say someone opened fire and shot him three times in the back. Bullets also hit another employee […]

  • I-40 Bridge

    Iconic KC bridge moved to Grandview and given new life

    GRANDVIEW, Mo. — An iconic bridge in Kansas City that was torn down two years ago is about to get new life. Instead of sending it to the scrap heap, another city is investing tens of thousands of dollars to rebuild it. For decades, the old Route 40 Bridge was on the main drag into Kansas City. But now it’s been cut up and moved to a park in Grandview, where crews will eventually reassemble it. The completed bridge will span […]

  • Fire crews are battling a large blaze that broke out early Tuesday morning at a home along N. Prospect.

    KCMO fire crews battle large blaze at home along N. Prospect

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Mo. fire crews battled a large house fire Tuesday morning. The fire erupted in a home in the 700 block of N. Prospect just before 6 a.m., and flames could be seen shooting from the home and thick smoke filled nearby streets. Around 6:30 a.m. fire crews had taken control of the fire. FOX 4 ‘s Matt Stewart reported that a man  was asleep inside of the home when he heard about five pops and looked […]

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    Construction crews close one lane of SB I-29 over Davidson Road

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Get ready for more slowdowns on I-29 in the Northland. Construction crews will be closing another lane on I-29 near Davidson. Construction on I-29 in the Northland seems to be never-ending.  It began back in April and has been going on non-stop since then. The latest lane closure will happen at 9 a.m. Crews will close one lane of southbound I-29 over Davidson Road. Since the closure is right by the I-29/I-35 split, it could cause major slowdowns during […]

  • New Crestview Elementary

    Shawnee Mission school district breaks ground on new Crestview Elementary

    SHAWNEE MISSION, Kan. –Construction is now underway on another Shawnee Mission elementary school. The district broke ground Monday morning for the new Crestview Elementary off Shawnee Mission Parkway and Craig in Merriam. The school is 60-years old and needed major repairs, so the district decided to rebuild it. This and four other school rebuilding projects are being paid for by a $223-million dollar bond passed by voters earlier this year. Right now Crestview students are at another building while crews tear […]

  • KS school funding

    Kansas lawmakers work to iron out school-funding issues

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Kansas lawmakers working on a new school funding formula have a huge task in front of them. While they have two years to get it done, Governor Sam Brownback wants them to get it done in one. There’s so much to consider when it comes to divvying out more than $4 billion in state-aid to Kansas schools. Every district wants as much money as possible. So it’ll be a challenge for lawmakers to agree on how to give […]