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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
  • Free health care clinic comes to KC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A free health care clinic is coming to Kansas City Saturday. The clinic will be hosted at Bartle Hall April 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Patients can call (800) 340-1301 to book an appointment. Services provided at the clinic include: – Medical Exams – Diabetes, Cholesterol, Pregnancy Tests – Free Medicine – EKGs – Dental Screening – Behavioral Health – Health Insurance Navigation Watch the video above to learn more from FOX 4’s Matt […]

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    Wandering 3-year-old reunited with mother in KC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A wandering child was reunited with his mother early Thursday morning. The child was found at an apartment complex in the 1500 block of NE Vivion Rd. Police said a resident in the apartment complex noticed the child wandering around 12:30 a.m. and alerted authorities. Police reported to media that they had found a missing boy just before 4 a.m. Thursday. The boyfriend of the child’s mother said he woke up early for work and turned on […]

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    Overland Park considers adding bike lanes

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Overland Park residents will meet Monday night to discuss the possibility of constructing bike lanes. The bike lanes would cover 165 miles of  roadway and encourage people to ride their bikes more often. The bike lanes would  also provide a way for bikers to ride safely. “There’s really been an outpouring of support from members here in the community,” Brian Shields, Overland Park City Traffic Engineer, said. “People want better options to get around. It’s not just how […]

  • KCMO police investigate double shooting

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — KCMO police are investigating a double shooting early Friday morning. Police said that around 3:30 a.m. two men arrived at the hospital claiming they had been shot while sitting inside of their vehicle. The victims told police the shooting happened near 8th and Ewing. Police were still on the scene just before 6 a.m. trying to determine the cause of the shooting and if the shooter was in a vehicle or on foot. Police said the two […]

  • McDonald’s employees plan to protest for higher wages

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Local McDonald’s employees plan to protest for higher wages Thursday. Cooks and cashiers from McDonald’s across the metro are expected to gather at noon to demand that McDonald’s workers at every store get the same raise and access to benefits. The protest was organized by StandUp KC, which has also organized all the fast food protests over the past couple of years. The protest is a response to Wednesday’s announcement that McDonald’s plans to give raises and new benefits […]

  • Uncertainty makes planning difficult for Kansas schools

    ROELAND PARK, Kan. — There are big changes planned for the Shawnee Mission School District, but uncertainty in Topeka is making it hard for the school district and others in Kansas. The new plan is meant to save parents money, but it requires Gov. Sam Brownback to sign the new school block grant funding bill. If Gov. Brownback does not sign the bill, the plan will fall through and the district could be looking at drastic budget cuts. Some are critical […]

  • Arrowhead Stadium hosts Mexico vs. Paraguay soccer game

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Arrowhead Stadium is expected to be packed Tuesday night but not for a football game or a concert. Arrowhead Stadium will host the Mexico and Paraguay soccer game. The game doesn’t count on either team’s record but still managed to sell out on StubHub. If the game goes well, Kansas City could be in line to host many more international soccer matches, which could bring millions of dollars to town. The Mexican soccer team also has quite […]

  • Researchers say distractions are causing more accidents for teens than they previously thought

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Previous research indicated that distractions did not cause a lot of teen accidents, but a new study is proving that myth wrong. The teens involved in the study had cameras mounted to their vehicles,  one showed the road, the other showed the driver.. The Triple A Foundation for Traffic Safety analyzed more than a 1,700 crash videos for the study and discovered that distractions caused nearly 60 percent of the wrecks. Before the study, researchers thought distractions only played a part in […]

  • Elderly man recovering after being pulled from burning home

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An elderly man is recovering after being pulled from his burning home early Tuesday morning. The fire broke out just before 2 a.m. near 46th and Bales. Firefighters said that when they arrived, they saw flames and smoke pouring out of the back of the home. Fire crews said they found an elderly man, who family identified as 77-year-old James Allen, in the back bedroom and had to pull him out of the home. Allen was rushed […]

  • Man dead after wrong-way crash on I-435 in Northland

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man is dead following an accident late Sunday night. Police said a driver was headed the wrong direction on southbound Interstate 435 near the Cookingham exit  when he hit a truck head on just before midnight. The driver was in a white jeep and hit a Time Warner truck. The Time Warner truck caught fire as a result of the impact, according to police. Police said a semi then hit the jeep. The driver of the jeep […]

  • Lawmakers debate whether to ban plastic grocery bags

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Missouri House  passed legislation that bans cities from passing laws that could ban plastic bags. Lawmakers said they want shoppers to have the freedom to sack their groceries in plastic if they want to do so. The sponsor of the bill in the Missouri Legislature is also the state director for the Missouri Grocer’s Association. Grocers have said they are against plastic bag bans because buying paper bags are more expensive. Environmentalists have been trying to get […]

  • Camp focuses on helping kids with ADHD

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A camp in Kansas City has focused its efforts on helping children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Children’s Mercy sponsors the camp and organizers said the amount of treatment the kids get in eight weeks at the camp is equal to seven years of traditional therapy. Organizers said they hope the model program will continue to grow because more than four-million kids have been diagnosed with ADHD. There are only a few camps scattered throughout in the nation, and parents […]