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 ten-year old golf and basketball prodigy affectionately known as “Moose,” and a 23-pound cat named Ringo.

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    Vatterott fires president after he says he offered homeless student shelter in library from sub-zero temperatures

    LIBERTY, Mo. — He was only trying to be kind to a homeless man. That, according to the former campus president of a Kansas City trade school, is what led to him being fired, while offering a homeless man shelter from cold weather. Brian Carroll, campus president at Vatterott College in Kansas City for five years, says one of his students had no place to go. On Friday, January 6th, he allowed a student, who is homeless and schizophrenic, to […]

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    No matter where they’re serving, metro company aims to bring the Chiefs to the troops

    OLATHE, Kan. — The Kansas City Chiefs have a mission this weekend: beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in a playoff game. One company in the metro has it’s own mission: taking Chiefs football to military families, no matter where they’re serving. Missions of goodwill spring from Dave Hosier’s cluttered office in Olathe. Dave’s family operates TLJ Marketing, which provides novelty items to U.S. Military bases worldwide. Four years ago, the Hosiers began working with the Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders, taking groups […]

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    Chiefs fan’s hobby shines bright with decorative lamps

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Every Chiefs fan hopes their football heroes can light the way to Super Bowl LI. That goes double for one creative eye from Wyandotte County. Jonathan Deshazer is a construction worker who makes decorative lamps in his spare time. Social media users are being drawn to his latest creation — a Kansas City Chiefs design lamp. Deshazer’s lamp depicts a green football field, a Chiefs logo at midfield, and a large Chiefs helmet that doubles as […]

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    Chiefs fan moved to tears when his family surprises him with playoff tickets

    There’s no way to fake the excitement of a Chiefs playoff game, especially when you’re going to be watching the game live at Arrowhead. A video online of one Chiefs fan moved to tears after getting the gift of a lifetime is spreading faster than playoff fever. Bill Mohart couldn’t believe his eyes when he opened an early birthday gift on Sunday morning. He and his family live in Festus, Mo, — about 30 minutes outside St. Louis. When he […]

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    Local athlete battles back from injury to earn spot at Blue-Grey All-Star Game

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Lofty goals can’t be accomplished without hard work. One high school football player from the metro knows that well, after he saw his time on the field threatened by injury. No setback was going to stop Raytown South Linebacker Marcus Brown. “Congratulations Marcus Brown, Blue and Grey All-American,” Brown read aloud from a letter. The Raytown South Senior knew hard work could bring him back. It was Oct. 16, 2015, and Brown’s Cardinal club was meeting […]

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    Thieves cut more than foot of KCK horses’ tails, possibly for expensive extensions

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — It’s theft and cruelty to animals rolled into one crime. That’s what horse owners in Wyandotte County are saying, after finding six of their animals with their tail hair clipped off and stolen. Stealing a horse’s tail hair is like cutting off a person’s limb. That statement came from Christine Mason, a horse owner, who says she’s spent the past month keeping special watch over her animals. Mason says someone’s been breaking in, and robbing those […]

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    While rooting for rival teams, couple dedicates themselves to one another during Chiefs, Raiders game

    OSCEOLA, Mo. — It takes dedication to cheer on a football team. Chiefs fans know that kind of love all too well, especially as Chiefs Kingdom approaches next Sunday’s playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium. One couple who are devoted to NFL Football action remembers sealing their commitment to each other at the home of the Chiefs this year. Kelvin Gaylord and Tracey Miller know touchdowns and tenderness don’t often mix. The recently-engaged couple found love in an unlikely place. Gaylord […]

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    Drivers who travel Ward Parkway at 77th wish repairs had come quicker

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Water crews repaired a water leak on southbound Ward Parkway near 77th Street that caused icy conditions and peril for drivers, but the orange barrels and lane closures still wreaked havoc on Thursday morning’s commute through the area. Drivers who normally take Ward Parkway were forced over to State Line Road. Eight days ago, on December 28, the city received a report from a citizen about the hazards there. The citizen’s report said: “Water mainbreak–ICE!!! People […]

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    For these fanatics, no road trip is a journey too far to cheer on the Chiefs

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Football fans in the metro are going on the journey of a lifetime. Loyal fanatics of the Kansas City Chiefs envision a potential trip to Super Bowl LI, and one family of fans proves they’ll drive anyplace to cheer on the Chiefs. Sica Castillo and her husband, David Trumps, say they don’t mind going long. Road trips are sort of their thing. “No way I’d drive that far. That’s too long,” Trumps laughed, recalling the scorn […]

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    Playoffs fever sweeps through Chiefs Kingdom after AFC West division title win

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s proving to be a hot ticket. The Kansas City Chiefs (12-4) are playoff bound, hosting their first playoff game in six years. That has the pulse of Chiefs Kingdom racing. Arrowhead Stadium is quiet now, but that is sure to change, the closer the calendar draws to January 15th, when the Chiefs will host an opponent yet to be determined. Either the Miami Dolphins and Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to be Kansas City’s opponent. The […]

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    Man posing as neighboring tenant steals thousands worth of tools from metro contractor

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  A contractor says a stranger walked onto his job site and stole thousands of dollars’ worth of tools. What’s more, Overland Park’s Butch English has video to prove it. English, who owns Decadence, a general contracting firm, was just upstairs, only a few feet away from the tools of his trade. English says he never imagined what his video cameras captured on Thursday, as a man walked onto the jobsite he’s managing and stole over two […]

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    New app allows anonymous tipsters a faster way to share info with KC Crimestoppers

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Crimestoppers only wants the info, not your name. The organization has been taking anonymous tips from the public for 34 years, and now, there is hope that a new mobile app will make the metro safer. “It’s amazing to see how quickly we get these tips,” Detective Kevin Boehm, coordinator for Kansas City Crimestoppers, said on Thursday. Reporting felony crimes is no longer a matter of words alone. The brand new Crimestoppers mobile app […]