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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
  • Olathe Shooting

    Woman shot in chest inside Olathe apartment complex

    OLATHE, Kan. — A woman was shot in the chest Tuesday night while inside of her apartment. Someone outside of the Clayborne Court apartments shot into the woman’s unit around 11:45 p.m. The 22-year-old victim was taken to the hospital and is listed in stable condition. She is expected to recover according to police. There was a one-year-old child inside the home at the time of the shooting, but the child was not injured. No one else in the apartment complex was hurt […]

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    Lee’s Summit Innovation Campus leaders want to expand with new building

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Lee’s Summit education officials want millions of dollars in improvements made to their schools.  On Thursday night, the R-7 Board of Education will decide whether to approve a $40-million dollar No-Tax-Increase bond issue.  If passed, it will be placed on the April 7 ballot. The highlight of this bond is the construction of a new building for the nationally known Innovation Campus.  It’s a partnership between Lee’s Summit R-7 Schools, the University of Central Missouri and […]

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    Police search for three suspects from string of armed robberies

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are looking for three suspects involved in a string of three armed robberies Tuesday night. The robberies all took place within twenty minutes of each other and occurred around 9 p.m. The first robbery of the night took place at the Phillips 66 off 102nd and State Line Road. Police said one of the suspects went into the store with a gun and ran out with some cash. Just before that, Kansas City police said […]

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    Overnight police chase ends with three in custody

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Three suspects are in custody Tuesday morning after an overnight chase that crossed state lines. Police followed the truck into a rural area just north of 18th street and K-5 in Kansas City, Kan., where the truck finally came to a stop. This is where police were able to make their arrest. Officers said that when they initially saw the stolen vehicle and tried to pull it over, the suspects drove off, sparking a police chase at speeds […]

  • KCFD fire chief confirms woman’s remains found in basement of burned house

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Firefighters confirmed Tuesday that the body of a woman who perished in a large house fire has been located in the basement of the home. A source within the fire investigation previously told FOX 4 on Monday evening that the body of Susanna Herrera had been found, but not recovered due to conditions in the basement area. However, afternoon on Tuesday the fire chief of the Kansas City Fire Department confirmed a body had been found. The […]

  • Semi rolls into building in northeast KC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A strange sight for commuters out early Friday morning on Kansas City’s northeast side. At about 7:06 a.m., police received a call about a truck into a building at Independence Ave. and Benton Blvd. When FOX 4’s Matt Stewart got to the scene, he learned the driver of the semi had just made a delivery to the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant across the street. The driver was not in the truck when it started rolling toward […]

  • Library machines come to Johnson County areas without nearby libraries

    MERRIAM, Kan. — New technology is taking the library to those who don’t live near one. It’s called a Lending Library and Johnson County will soon have two available for residents use. Watch the report from FOX 4’s Matt Stewart for more details on when and where these library machines will be placed.

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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.