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Sean McDowell brings more than 20 years of television experience to the Fox 4 news team. Sean has experience working in television news in Charleston, WV and Lexington, KY. Sean was primary sports anchor at a 24-hour cable news station in Orlando and Tampa, Florida, where he covered the NBA Finals, a Super Bowl, three Daytona 500s and more. He was also managing editor/reporter at another Kansas City television station, and was Emmy-nominated for sports reporting in 2001 while working in West Virginia.

Sean joined the FOX 4 Kansas City news team in May 2013. Since joining on, he's covered memorable news stories such as the murder-suicide involving former Kansas City Chief Javon Belcher, and the fatal explosion at JJ's Restaurant on the Country Club Plaza. He's also used his versatile skill set to cover memorable sports feature stories from the high school football world and beyond.

Sean is a proud native of Ashland, Kentucky, who owns degrees from both the University of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky University. He also attended graduate school at Marshall University, and was used as an extra in the feature film "We Are Marshall." At one point, sports radio listeners in Kansas City heard him moonlighting on 610 Sports Radio. He and his family live in Johnson County, where he's often seen playing bad golf and tending to his beloved tomato plants.

Sean is a thankful member of Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS, where he volunteers his time assisting with the church's audio/video production unit. He and his wife are parents of a giant seven-year old golf and basketball prodigy affectionately known as "Moose," a 23-pound cat named Ringo, and a beautiful Scottish Terrier named Maggie.

Sean's email address - sean.mcdowell@wdaftv4.com
Sean's Facebook profile - www.facebook.com/seanmcdowellfox4kc
Call Sean directly with your story ideas! 816-868-5543

Recent Articles
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    Mike Moustakas fans outfit SUV to honor their favorite Royal

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It takes a driven baseball team to make the World Series. For one family of fans, it’s what they’re driving that has the attention of fellow fans. Royals’ fans say they love third baseman Mike Moustakas because of his blue-collar work ethic. Now the American League champion infielder gets a unique honor with a big blue vehicle named after him. It’s a rough and tough baseball machine, just like the player it’s named after. Lee’s Summit […]

  • Generous man gives World Series tickets to 9-yr-old boy and his mom

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A mother and her son from Osage City just south of Topeka are going to the Royals’ World Series game, thanks to the generosity of a man they have known less than a week. Kelli and Breckin Bowin were at Game Three of the American League Championship Series when a man seated near them struck up a conversation during the late innings. “During the game, the gentleman behind us turned to Breckin and said, ‘If we […]

  • Game of the Week: Raytown South vs. Winnetonka

    This week’s game of the week is at Winnetonka against Raytown South. FOX 4’s Sean McDowell was there and has more on the big match up.  

  • Game of the Week: Park Hill vs. Truman

    This week’s Game of the Week is at Park Hill against Truman. FOX 4’s Sean McDowell was there and has more on the big match up.

  • Park Hill football star recalls violence, death of brother

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Every kickoff represents a new beginning for high school football players. One member of Park Hill High School’s unbeaten team found a new start, leaving a dangerous environment behind. If Park Hill Linebacker Jamaal Brazil seems anxious to live, there’s a good reason for it. The warmth of Kansas City north represents a new beginning for the Trojans senior, who left behind a world of violence. Five years ago, he and five family members fled a […]

  • Royals pop postseason corks again to celebrate ALCS sweep

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Royals are champions of the American League and headed back to the World Series for the first time since 1985. While at times the team was up and down, especially right before the All-Star break, pitcher James Shields said this was their expectation from the beginning. “This was our main goal in spring training, we knew we had a good team,” Shields said. “We’re going to the World Series, that’s what it’s all […]

  • Priest helps baseball players connect with a higher power at Kauffman Stadium

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The prayers of baseball fans went unheard Monday. American League Championship Series game 3 was postponed for the Royals and Orioles due to heavy rainfall in the metro. There is hope is for better weather on Tuesday. One Royals fan who’s praying for better weather is tasked with connecting others to a higher power — as he conducts worship services for ballpark regulars. He knows all sides of the pulpit and the playing field, too. For […]

  • Winnetoka football takes father-son approach to coaching

    NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — You are not seeing double. The two teams in our FOX 4 Game Of the Week are nearly mirror images of one another, and they both want a win on Friday night. The Griffins and Cardinals have a lot in common. Same records (5-2), same creative offenses with good quarterbacks. At Winnetonka High School, the Griffins have two coaches, a father and son, who serve as father figures for their kids. They speak a language […]

  • Local start-up company chosen to receive $100,000

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Being an entrepreneur is never an easy task, but one local Kansas City business owner got some help from a man who knows a thing or two about getting a business off the ground during the Rise of the Rest Tour. The Co-founder of AOL, Steve Case, has been touring the country giving checks to entrepreneurs, all in an effort to keep local start-ups alive. Ten local entrepreneurs pitched their start-ups to Case on Thursday night. […]

  • USWNT trains in metro amid Solo abuse charges, surrounding controversy

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City is playing host this week to the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team as it trains for a Women’s World Cup qualifying match. USWNT Goalkeeper Hope Solo is at the center of a storm involving accusations of domestic violence. Members of the team are downplaying any controversy involving Solo, even after a former teammate spoke out against her. In a story published on Tuesday by USA Today, former teammate Jill Loyden says USA Soccer is being irresponsible by […]

  • American Royal barbecue winners awarded chance to market product in stores

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Winners at the ongoing American Royal World Series of Barbeque can win more than bragging rights. Makers of various meat-related rubs have a chance to see their condiment recipes marketed in stores. It’s a big opportunity for pitmasters on the rise. The 2014 American Royal has drawn a record 560 competitive cooks to these grounds outside Kemper Arena. Leaders of the competition have a new partnership with a metro spice company that could take winners’ rub […]

  • KC boy recounts crash with postal truck that killed his 13-year-old best friend

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Friends and family of a 13-year-old boy who died Saturday morning when a U.S. Post Service Mack tractor-trailer crashed into the car he was riding in held a candlelight vigil Monday night in his honor. Kenta Summers dreamed of becoming a pro-football player.  He was headed to a football game at Ruskin High School when the truck crashed into the car at about 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of 18th and Benton in Kansas City, Mo. […]