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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
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Recent Articles
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    Royals recent fights on field to be addressed by local youth baseball league

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One youth baseball president said he will have to address the issue of sportsmanship when his league’s games begin due to a recent rash of fights on the field by the Royals. League administrator for the North Kansas City Area Baseball Mike Cantwell said that nearly 3,500 kids play ball in that Northland league and the young players will be talking about the Royals and their trio of fights in the coming weeks. Cantwell said many of his league’s young players were […]

  • Community leaders offer valuable insight from experience to Raytown students

    RAYTOWN, Mo. — At least one public school system is depending on voices of experience. In Raytown, educators are asking community leaders to lend their time. The local school district is asking them to get involved in helping students absorb classroom curriculum, as teachers and business pros work together. Time might be the most valuable thing that’s being given to students in Raytown Schools, thanks to a program being used at six elementary schools in this district called Caring for […]

  • Man working to assist families of missing, exploited children awarded special accolade

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s a time for remembering lost loved ones, especially those who were victims of violent crimes. Each year, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri gives a special honor to those who protect children from exploitation. This year’s honoree says child predators have easier access to kids that ever before. Some say Craig Hill’s greatest work has been accomplished after his retirement. While some people retire to a life of leisure, he’s still working […]

  • Aramark works to assure fans that food at Kauffman Stadium is safe to eat

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The food at Kauffman Stadium is safe to eat. Those words come from the president of Aramark food service, as the Kansas City Royals and the team’s concessions provider confront reports of unfit food from the public. Carl Mittleman, Aramark’s president, says his company has never failed a health department inspection at Kauffman Stadium. That company has been the food service provider at the stadium since 2007, and according to Aramark’s figures, it employs 700 people at […]

  • Special Olympics champ taking strong forehand to world stage in tennis

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Don’t think of these athletes as being disabled. Special Olympics tennis players carry the same love for the game as anyone else, and golden moments continue to add up for one of the metro’s best baseline bangers. When 40-year old Bobby Williams is on the tennis court, other competitors take notice. The Independence native is a former Missouri Special Olympics champion. With a forehand that makes other players look helpless, Williams has been nailing it over […]

  • Aramark says it has a solution to solve Kauffman Stadium concession issues

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Wins and losses haven’t been a concern for the Kansas City Royals. However, the food being served at Kauffman Stadium concession stands has been, after Aramark food service locations at the ballpark failed several inspections. The latest of those inspections happened on Monday morning at the stadium. Royals front office members won’t say what, if anything, was found during those inspections, but stadium food service managers knew ahead of time that inspectors were coming. A news […]

  • KC English teacher uses book about Holocaust to help students open up about heartache

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — By now, you’ve likely seen the news story involving a Denver-based teacher using an assignment called “I Wish My Teacher Knew…” Colorado elementary school teacher Kyle Schwartz is gaining positive fame on social media for encouraging students to share personal facts about themselves that, in turn, educators can use to connect better with them. Here in Kansas City, one area teacher has a twist of her own to this assignment — using a reading assignment involving […]

  • 3 people hurt when car hits KCMO apartment building

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person suffered serious injuries and two others have minor injuries after a car hit the backside of an abandoned apartment building near 17th and Topping on Thursday afternoon. Emergency crews were sent to the scene shortly after 2:30 p.m. Joseph Thompson lives in the neighborhood, and was one of five people riding in that car when it crashed into a green-colored apartment building. Kansas City police say it came up the hill at 17th Street. […]

  • Westside residents fed up with revolting mess swelling in their neighborhood

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s the length of two city blocks, and it’s being called a disgusting mess. Residents in the Westside neighborhood say they’re living near a huge illegal dumpsite. It’s something they say they’ve been dealing with for years, and despite pleas to city officials, it’s still a mess. The mess stretches from 21st Street near Observation Park down to 23rd Street, and neighbors call it revolting. Residents say the area of brush, dirt and trash has been an unsanitary eyesore […]

  • Old Northeast neighborhood put on alert following series of home invasions

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A normally quiet neighborhood in the city’s Historic Northeast Neighborhood isn’t taking crime lightly. Residents in the Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood are spreading the word about a man who’s breaking into people’s homes while they sleep. Over 7,000 residents in that section of the city have been put on alert by neighborhood organizers. Leaders in that community say they’re working with Kansas City police officers after at least six homes have been invaded during the last two months. […]

  • KCK business owner fears thieves may pose as chimney technicians with stolen ID cards

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Burglars broke into one local chimney business on Southwest Boulevard during the night, taking thousands of dollars in equipment. However, power tools aren’t the only thing they stole. The business owner says the crooks took identification cards that could enable them to pose as chimney repair techs. When the owner at Fluesbrothers Chimney Company arrived at work Friday morning, he discovered a complete mess. Jeremy Biswell, company owner, said he found windows smashed in five of his trucks and thousands […]

  • More than ever before, women are packing the stands at Kauffman Stadium

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As the Kansas City Royals continue their winning way, the female fan base continues to grow, proving baseball isn’t just for guys. A day at Kauffman Stadium is becoming a girls’ getaway. More than ever before, female fans are drawn to Royals home games at The K. Royals officials often noticed mothers accompanying their loved ones to the stadium. However, groups of female fans are now attending games. Toby Cook works for the Royals in community […]