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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
  • Another peaceful demonstration in support of Michael Brown planned for Friday

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Rallies in support of Michael Brown took place in cities all across the country Thursday night, including in KC at the Country Club Plaza. Another gathering for a peaceful demonstration is planned for Friday night downtown. Protesters are coming together to not only mourn the loss of a young life, but to cry for an end to police brutality. Besides holding signs and chanting in unity, they are also signing a petition to make real change […]

  • Shawnee Mission School District goes digital

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — Tuesday was the first day of school for thousands of kids in the Shawnee Mission School District, and this year, the schools are going digital. And as part of this new learning initiative, many students will be getting their own iPads. While tablets will be available at every school, they will be given to every student at ten differs elementary schools in the district, including Ray Marsh near 55th and Rosehill in Shawnee. The students at the […]

  • “Consumer Reports Worst Ranked” airline coming to KCI

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Spirit Airlines will begin operations out of Kansas City International Airport Thursday afternoon with nonstop flights to five cities: Chicago, Detroit, Dallas, Houston and Las Vegas.  Known for its cheap airfares, customers who fly Spirit are asked to sacrifice comfort for savings. “We put two inches less than other airlines in seat room so we can put more seats on the plane,” said Paul Berry, spokesman for Spirit Airlines.   “It’s the car pool effect.  When more […]

  • Two hour standoff in KCMO after man fires gun, runs into house

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A suspected gunman surrendered to police early Wednesday morning after a precautionary standoff. Police said that at about midnight, a man pulled out a gun during a dispute between neighbors at 34th and Park. After shooting at the neighbor, the man then ran into a house. Unsure if the person was still armed, and uncertain about the other people inside the house, police surrounded the house for an “Operation 100.”  As the tactical team was setting up, […]

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    There’s no such thing as over-packing when the Chiefs load up trucks for training camp

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Early Tuesday morning, the Kansas City Chiefs loaded up trucks with all their equipment and supplies necessary for training camp in St. Joseph. The massive load includes 1,700 pairs of shoes, 1,000 towels, and 400 footballs. There are also gloves and tights and shoulder pads and helmets, and on and on the list goes. “We individually pack every players’ locker,” said Allen Wright, Chiefs Equipment Manager. “We do that because when players get involved things get […]

  • arming teachers

    Mo. lawmakers push to arm teachers with guns

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Teachers in Missouri will not be allowed to carry guns in schools — at least for now. But lawmakers are pushing to override Governor Jay Nixon’s veto. The law passed with overwhelming support from lawmakers, and it would’ve allowed school districts to designate a teacher as a school protection officer — to get special training to carry a concealed weapon. But Gov. Nixon did not like the idea of teachers carrying guns in schools. In explaining […]

  • Russell Stover to be sold to Swiss company

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City’s premier chocolate company is about to be sold. Russell Stover is in talks with Swiss chocolate maker Lindt. Russell Stover is headquartered in Kansas City and employs around 4,500 people. It’s too early to tell what a sale to Swiss confectioner Lindt would mean for Russell Stover – though the name would most likely stay the same. That’s because it has brand recognition. Russell Stover sells more chocolates in the U.S. than any other […]

  • Lenexa installing streetlights unlike most others

    LENEXA, Kan. — Work is underway at 87th Street and Renner Road in Lenexa, Kan., to install a massive steel truss over the intersection.  Streetlights will hang from the $1.2 million dollar beam, and Lenexa officials say the artistic structure is meant to impress drivers who enter the new Lenexa City Center. “Traditional traffic lights are everywhere around the world,” said Lenexa Mayor Mike Boehm.  “The truss allows us to make a statement that you are somewhere special.” Lenexa is investing millions of dollars in City Center.   Several […]

  • Google Fiber

    Google Fiber coming to Overland Park

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — City leaders voted Monday night, giving approval for Google Fiber to bring its internet service to the city. Last fall, Google Fiber and Overland Park officials struck a preliminary deal to bring the Google internet service to residents, but concerns by some city councilmen delayed the vote by a month. When the city council came back to approve the deal, Google Fiber had backed out, saying it needed to focus more effort on finishing its fiber […]

  • If you’re going to give your child a sparkler this Fourth of July, follow these tips

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Every year, thousands of people are rushed to the emergency room with burns they suffer while lighting fireworks. And kids are most susceptible to getting hurt. Many parents out there — myself included — tend to light a sparkler, hand it off to their child and let them run and play with it. But these things burn at 1,200 degrees, and if your child should touch them — or be touched with them — it could […]

  • New KCK bus route

    New bus service begins in KCK

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — New bus service begins Monday morning in an under-served part of Kansas City, Kan., helping those who live there get around . KCK officials will gather at noon on Monday at Emerson Park located at 29th and Emerson to celebrate the opening of the new bus route. It’s another big step forward for the area, as it will help the aging population have better access to healthcare facilities if they need it.  The new route will […]

  • Soccer

    What you need to know about today’s World Cup game between U.S. and Germany

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Americans will unite over their television sets Thursday to root our National Soccer Team to victory. We need to beat or tie Germany to make it to the next round. Though a loss could get us there as well. Some have given us a better than 75 percent chance of moving on. But trying to figure out what it will take to move to the next round can be confusing. Since we beat Ghana and tied […]