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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
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    KC families dealing with loss, unemployment & sickness get help from Car Santa

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Car Santa is making people happy a week early as he once again gives away cars to 20 families in need. For nearly two decades, this local charity has been giving away cars for Christmas. Watch FOX 4’s Matt Stewart’s reports in the video players to see the joy and relief on the faces of recipients as they were handed the keys to their new cars Friday morning at Harrah’s Casino in the Northland.

  • Shawnee Mission West h.s. band will spend NY Eve in London

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Every three years the Shawnee Mission West High School band heads to London to be in the New Year’s Day parade. This is the eighth time the school band has gone there. Out of all the bands that participate in the London New Year’s parade, Shawnee Mission West High School has made the most visits. FOX 4’s Matt Stewart visited with the band during a morning practice. “We have been practicing non-stop since football season ended. […]

  • Union Station opens impressive exhibits; one inspired by Olathe North students

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Science City at Union Station has two new exhibits to boast about, inspired by students passionate about science, engineering, technology and math. “Every Last Drop” shows the properties of water and was inspired by an entry from Olathe North High School into the “Battle of the Brains” competition in which 193 schools and about 3,500 students participated. Burns & McDonnell, the well-known engineering, architecture, and consulting firm,  contributed $1 million to build the exhibits. It took 10 […]

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    Driver dies after losing control on K-10 curve, crashing into overpass pillar

    LENEXA, Kan. — One person was killed in a one-car accident on K-10 under the I-435 overpass early Friday morning. Authorities received the call at about 4 a.m. Investigators with the Kansas Highway Patrol say it appears the driver was coming around a curve at that location when he or she lost control and crashed into the overpass pillar. They have not released information on the victim, pending family notification. At 6:35 a.m., traffic access to the highway was still significantly reduced; westbound lanes […]

  • How to navigate Cyber Monday for your benefit

    It’s the biggest online shopping day of the year. Cyber Monday! So how can you find the absolute best deals out there? We asked a mommy blogger to share her shopping secrets.    

  • Businesses battle for your holiday shopping by starting new traditions

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Retailers are battling it out for your dollar, putting the tradition of Black Friday at stake. As many stores are offering great deals earlier than ever this year. The holiday shopping season is becoming more and more cut-throat. Walmart is already matching other stores Black Friday sales. Find a cheaper item somewhere else, and they’ll give you that price. Amazon began offering Black Friday deals last week. And tomorrow, Zona Rosa begins a new tradition — […]

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    As gas prices drop, truck sales surge

    CLAYCOMO, Mo. — As gas prices continue to drop, car dealers are seeing a sudden surge in truck and SUV sales. And auto experts believe this trend will continue for the foreseeable future. The most recent sales figures just released show the top three sellers right now are all pickup trucks. Gas guzzlers are in demand, although many of these vehicles aren’t guzzling as much gas as they used to. The top three trucks being sold: 3.) Dodge Ram. 2.) […]

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    Lenexa to unveil plans for $75 million civic center, plans to move its downtown

    LENEXA, Kan. — Lenexa will soon be moving its downtown. Construction on a brand new city hall and community center begins in a few months, and tonight, they are unveiling their plans to the community. Every community works wants to grow, doing whatever it takes to attract families and businesses. Lenexa will soon have a leg up in the competition once the brand new $75 million dollar civic center is built. Besides a new city hall, the crown jewel will […]

  • Effort to curb offensive language against the disabled underway

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A local organization is sparking a movement to get people to focus on person-first language when addressing the disabled.  Children’s Therapeutic Language Center, or Children’s TLC, located at 3101 Main Street in Kansas City, MO, is sponsoring the “Label Me Able” campaign.  They want people to begin addressing those with special needs as a person first rather than addressing them by their disability. “It fosters respect in the community and when we all see each other […]

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    Federal drug agents make surprise visit to Seattle Seahawks’ locker room during Chiefs game

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs scored a big win over the reigning World Champs on Sunday, beating the Seattle Seahawks 24-20. But it’s what happened during the game that’s making national headlines  a day later. As the teams played on the field, federal drug agents conducted a surprise inspection in the Seattle Seahawks locker room, according to the team and a Seattle TV station. The DEA visited with Seattle’s medical staff and looked in their medical bags, […]

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    Changes to health insurance you need to know and why one agent says ‘Obamacare’ is not working

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you do not have health insurance through your employer, open enrollment begins Nov. 15. But there are some changes this year to the health care exchange you’ll need to know. The government has mandated everyone have health insurance, so why is the number of the uninsured  rising? A lot of it has to do with cost, which is going up. “The uninsured rate in Kansas went from 11 percent to 17 percent,” Beverly Gossage, fmr. […]

  • Kansas City Police Dept. invites public to see new police headquarter building

    The Kansas City Police Department will give the public a rare look behind the scenes when it re-dedicates the new headquarter building Thursday night. The building, located near 11th and Locust in downtown Kansas City has been under construction the past two years. Renovations cost $40 million. The original police headquarters is 76 years old and was built in 1938. This is the seventh major building/renovation project for the Kansas City Police Department over the past 12 years.  A quarter […]