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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
  • Former Royal Jim Eisenreich talks about KC’s trip to the playoffs

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tuesday night is the night we’ve all been waiting for! The Royals hope fans are loud and proud again at the wild card game against the Oakland Athletics! If Royals fans inside Kauffman Stadium can be half as loud as Chiefs fans were during Monday Night Football, Oakland will be in big trouble. Chants of “Let’s Go Royals” echoed from Arrowhead, as everyone has Royals fever. Thousands of fans filed into the K Monday morning with […]

  • Operation Kidsafe opens in Merriam, offers free picture and fingerprint station for parents

    MERRIAM, Kan. — Operation Kidsafe is partnering with Hendrick Lexus in Merriam to provide parents the ability to have their child’s picture and fingerprints taken in case of an emergency. It’s information that can be provided to police should the unthinkable happen. Operation Kidsafe founder Mark Bott is an internationally known child safety advocate who has worked for 17 years on projects like the Amber Alert, Meagan’s Law and hosted over 100 child safety town meetings and worked with John […]

  • Campers on Plaza waiting for iPhone 6 can finally go home

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The wait is over for fans of the iPhone. The iPhone 6 and 6+ hit stores Friday. That means people who have been camped out in front of Apple stores for days can finally pack up their gear and get their reward. FOX 4’s Matt Stewart was live outside the Apple store on the Plaza and talked to one man who set up a tent for his long wait. Apple announced earlier this week that it […]

  • Fans line up, sign-on for post-season Royals tickets

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Fans are excited to get their hands on playoff tickets to see the KC Royals in post-season play for the first time since 1985, and on Thursday morning, with the team half-a-game behind Detroit,  fans started early, getting their place in line and getting a wristband with a number; ready to buy when tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. “When I realized I was second in line, super, super excited. I called my dad because […]

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    New youth soccer facility to open Friday

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City will further cement its status as one of the best places for youth soccer when it opens a state-of-the-art soccer facility Friday. At a cost of $13.44 million, youth teams will have five new synthetic fields for practices and games.  They also boast lights, upgraded restrooms, a concession stand and bleachers. The fields are adjacent to Sporting KC’s practice facility at 63rd Trafficway and Lewis Road on the city’s east side, and this proximity […]

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    Fire destroys Overland Park apartment complex

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — As a fast-moving fire consumed an apartment building in Overland Park, Kan., Wednesday morning, residents pounded on doors to get everyone out safely.  The fire started around 2 a.m. and destroyed eight units at the Aspen Lodge Apartments at 10220 West 81st Terrace. “I woke up to someone banging on my windows and doors,” said Micah Dee, who is hearing impaired.  “They told me they banged on my windows for a long time.  Eventually I woke […]

  • One man dead following early morning apartment fire in Overland Park

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — One man is dead following an apartment fire Monday morning. The fire occurred at an apartment complex near 59th and Robinson in Overland Park, Kan. Firefighters said the victim is a man in his 70s. A neighbor who lives across the hall from the victim woke up to the smell of smoke around 4 a.m. She called 911 and ran outside. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the victim’s apartment. Neighbors of the man […]

  • Child poverty on slow, steady rise

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A rising number of children are living in poverty as the cost of living continues to rise and many parents work for low wages. Over the past six years, the number of children living in poverty has slowly increased. Just last week, we told you how a staggering 50 percent of all children in Kansas are receiving free or reduced lunches. And poverty experts say there are no signs this trend will slow down anytime soon. […]

  • Car burglars strike again at Overland Park hotels

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Police are investigating after several cars were broken into at the Holiday Inn located in the 8700 block of Reeder in Overland Park, Kan. Police said around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday someone burglarized six cars, breaking windows and stealing valuables. Police do not have a suspect description but said a silver SUV, possibly a KIA, may be involved. Earlier in August more than 40 cars were broken into at Overland Park hotels. Several piles of broken glass […]

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    KC SuperStar finals to pay tribute to Reat Underwood, teen killed in Jewish Community Center shooting

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Some of the best high school singers in the metro will compete for a ten-thousand dollar scholarship this weekend in the KC SuperStar Finals. This year’s event will honor a teen competitor killed in the Jewish Community Center shooting. It was in this parking lot this past April when 14-year-old Reat Underwood and his grandpa, William Corporon, arrived to try out for KC SuperStar when a gunmen killed both of them in an apparent hate crime. […]

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    Firefighters, police treat boy with cancer to special day

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — The Lee’s Summit Police and Fire Departments came together Thursday to give a young boy with cancer a special treat. “I’m going to ride on a fire truck,” two-year-old Brayden Williams said. Williams is battling a brain tumor. Doctors diagnosed him on his first birthday. After going through chemotherapy once, doctors recently discovered the tumor is still growing. He will undergo treatment for the next 50 weeks. Wanting to enjoy each moment with their son, Brayden’s […]

  • 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 […]