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.


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    Chipotle restaurants closing to host food safety course for employees

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Every Chipotle in the nation will close for several hours on Monday for a staff meeting to discuss food safety. The closure is in response to several disease outbreaks due to contaminated food. Last November, at least two people who ate at the Shawnee Chipotle became sick with E. coli. And from July to December, around 500 other Chipotle customers in eight other states also became sick with Salmonella, norovirus and E. coli – all due to contaminated food. In order to make sure these […]

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    Behind the scene of Shatto Milk Company’s home delivery service

    OSBORN, Mo. –The Shatto Milk Company recently rolled out home delivery. In honor of the company’s new service, FOX 4’s Matt Stewart is taking you behind the scenes and what the milk goes through before it will arrive at your door. FOX 4 also got a sneak peek at the peanut butter chocolate milk that hits store shelves across the metro Monday. They created it three years ago to celebrate Shatto’s 10th anniversary.  So many people have asked for this […]

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    Police investigating rash of robberies at Subway restaurants

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are searching for a gunman who held up a Subway in Kansas City Wednesday night. Police say a man with a gun robbed the store near 84th and Wornall around 9:30 p.m. No one was hurt, and police have not yet released a description of the suspect. This is believed to be the eighth Subway robbery in the past two weeks, and detectives across the metro are working together to determine if the same person or people are […]

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    Man, woman dog forced from home after early morning fire

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man, a woman and their dog were forced from their home Thursday morning after a fire broke out. The fire errupted at a ranch-style home near 39th and Arlington just before 6 a.m. Crews say the fire started in a bedroom that is in the garage. The garage had been sealed off and converted into a bedroom. Fire investigators say the husband woke up after smelling smoke and hearing a crackling noise. The man his woke […]

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    Lawmakers push for educators to partake in suicide prevention training

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — Teens struggling with depression could soon get help from their teachers. Lawmakers on both sides of the state line want to require all educators to get suicide prevention training. The Kansas lawmaker who introduced this bill, Greg Smith, is a teacher at Shawnee Mission West, and he knows all too well the rollercoaster of emotions teens deal with on a daily basis. With suicide being a leading cause of death amongst our youth, he believes mandatory training […]

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    Blue Springs couple says bedroom IKEA Home Tour Squad remodeled is ‘perfect’

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — A Blue Springs couple is enjoying their newly remodeled bedroom Wednesday thanks to the IKEA Home Tour Squad. Matt and Adriana Marble submitted photos of their home online and became one of two homeowners in Kansas City chosen for the bedroom makeover. For three days, they slept on the couch as IKEA took everything out and brought in new closets, shelving and drawers to help organize their space. And they were amazed at how great it looked when they […]

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    JoCo Library’s Central Branch reopens after millions in renovations

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. — After spending the last nine months out of circulation, the Central Resources Library in Overland Park finally reopened Friday. Johnson County officials spent more than $3.5 million renovating the 20-year-old building. Besides putting in new carpet and a fresh coat of paint, they also expanded technology with more computers and 3-D printers. The area is better organized, and a lot of money went into energy efficient heaters and air conditioners. With more than 1000 people using this […]

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    KCK orchestra works to raise money for trip to music festival

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A local high school orchestra is hoping to get out the classroom and experience a world class music festival in Nashville, but first they have to raise the money themselves. Students at Sumner Academy in Kansas City, Kan., are working to raise money to travel to the Worldstrides Heritage Performance “Festival of Gold” to compete. The orchestra has been the top winner of the last two Heritage Festivals they’ve competed in, which got them invited to the “Festival of Gold.” […]

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    KCMO firefighters pull woman from burning apartment building

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –An early morning apartment fire sent some residents scrambling into the cold Tuesday as firefighters rescues a woman from her burning apartment. Almost everyone who lives at the Park Ridge Apartments was asleep around 3 a.m.  when a fire broke out in a bottom floor apartment. Not only did the smoke alarms go off, but the woman who lives in the apartment where the fire started began screaming at the top of her lungs to wake everyone up. When […]

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    P&L District to host watch party for Chiefs fans

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs will face a tough test Saturday against last year’s the Super Bowl champs, and the team is once again hosting a huge watch party at Power and Light. Just like last weekend, Chiefs fans of all ages are invited to come down and watch the game on the big screen or inside one of the many restaurants surrounding the KC Live area. The party starts at 2:30 p.m., and the first 5,000 fans to arrive will get […]

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    Construction on iconic Overland Park building set to begin

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Construction begins Thursday on an iconic building in Overland Park. After years of neglect, crews are finally ready to renovate the old King Louie building. The will be the new home to the Johnson County Museum, and it will house an indoor theater for Theater in the Park to perform year round  and it will be a place residents can go for advanced voting. The building has sat vacant since 2009. The county bought the building […]

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    Long lines expected as Powerball jackpot continues to grow

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Expect long lines at grocery stores and gas stations all over the metro Wednesday as the Powerball mania continues. With a record jackpot of $1.5 billion up for grabs, everyone is buying in for a chance to win. And with so many people dreaming about what they would do with that much money, lottery ticket sellers say ticket sales have been constant all week. Some are buying a bunch of tickets, trying to improve their odds of winning, but […]