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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
  • Man gets funny looks wearing Royals shirt he got for Christmas 29 years ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Royals fan Seth Olson, 38, was just a youngster in 1985 when he got a Royals shirt for Christmas following the World Series win. Twenty-nine years later, the Royals are back and so is the shirt. Olson recently discovered the shirt while cleaning out some old boxes and he’s wearing it for good luck, even though it doesn’t fit as well as it used to. He’s worn it as a joke in a series of online […]

  • Royals fans play the waiting game going into Game Six

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — True blue fans were playing the waiting game seven hours ahead of game time on Tuesday. The parking lot at Kauffman Stadium doesn’t feel or look the same as it did for the early World Series home games. Perhaps that is tell-tale of the outlook of Royals fans, since the Royals sit on the brink of elimination from their quest for a world championship. Around noon on Tuesday, the only sign of the Game Six festivities […]

  • World Series influx of fans visit giant baseball in small Kansas town

    MUSCOTAH, Kan. — The season all comes down to one big game for the Kansas City Royals. Win Game 6 against San Francisco on Tuesday — or the World Series is over. One group of baseball fans in Atchison County celebrate the game by chasing a potential world record. Even in small towns like Muscotah, Kan., baseball is seen as being a huge American pastime. Two years ago, a group of residents realized their town was about to get a new municipal […]

  • Game of the Week: Lee’s Summit West vs. Ray-Pec

    PECULIAR, Mo. — It’s playoff time for Missouri high school football, and our FOX 4 Game of the Week features a matchup from a week ago. FOX 4’s Sean McDowell has the story of a player who is at the center of attention, watch the video for the full report.

  • Prep Report: Playoffs kick off in Missouri

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s playoff time in the Show-Me State! Many good teams were eliminated Friday night. The Class-6 district alone is loaded with Blue Springs, Rockhurst, Lee’s Summit, Lee’s Summit West and Raymore-Peculiar. Two of those 3 teams are one and done. Our FOX 4 Hy-Vee “Game of the Week” is a rematch from a week ago with Lee’s Summit West squaring off against Ray-Pec FOX 4’s Sean McDowell and Jason Lamb have the full report in the video.

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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 […]