Sean McDowell


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 six-year old golf and basketball prodigy affectionately known as "Moose," and a 23-pound cat named Ringo.

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Recent Articles

  • Cooperative effort hopes to revive 19th century Kearney church building

    Posted on: 8:56 pm, April 24, 2014, by

    KEARNEY, Mo. — What once was old could be new again. Folks in Kearney are familiar with the Old Methodist...
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  • UMKC scientist claims world efforts to protect environment failing

    Posted on: 7:05 pm, April 22, 2014, by

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s a day for taking stock of our planet. Since 1970, environmentalists have observed Earth Day,...
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  • Prairie Village comic book writer about to experience success on TV

    Posted on: 7:18 pm, April 21, 2014, by

    PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. — He’s going from the printed comic book world to TV screens everywhere. A Prairie Village resident...
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  • Olympian Ambrosi believes softball belongs in future Olympiads

    Posted on: 6:55 pm, April 18, 2014, by

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. –  For women in sports, the Olympic Games are the pinnacle of performance. The next Olympiad in...
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  • Top cop in Overland Park retires after 41 years of service

    Posted on: 11:36 pm, April 17, 2014, by

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – It was a bittersweet occasion. Overland Park`s Police Chief retired after 41 years of service on...
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  • Goodwill helping young disabled people find jobs in the metro

    Posted on: 7:08 pm, April 16, 2014, by

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A disability doesn’t have to mean inability. People in the metro with disabilities are getting their...
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  • Church leaders call for unity in aftermath of fatal shooting targeting Jewish community

    Posted on: 11:45 pm, April 14, 2014, by

    LEAWOOD, Kan. — Faith leaders have come together in a show of support and love following Sunday’s shooting targeting the Jewish...
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  • Buckner, Mo., Chief of Police charged with domestic assault of teenaged son

    Posted on: 12:36 pm, April 11, 2014, by , updated on: 06:24pm, April 11, 2014

    BUCKNER, Mo. — The Chief of Police of Buckner, Mo., 46-year-old Lawrence Michael Cook, is charged in Jackson County with...
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  • Hidden cameras reveal those responsible for ‘worst’ illegal dump in Kansas City

    Posted on: 7:06 pm, April 10, 2014, by , updated on: 09:32pm, April 10, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Residents in the Dunbar neighborhood in east Kansas City, Mo., want to know who dumped thousands...
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  • Police are searching for a Northland gasoline thief

    Posted on: 6:42 pm, April 9, 2014, by

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –  Apartment residents in the Northland want to know who’s stealing their gas. Kansas City police are...
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  • Computer repair veteran warns of Windows XP instablity

    Posted on: 7:23 pm, April 8, 2014, by , updated on: 07:44pm, April 8, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Technologies come, and technologies go. For PC users, the end of an era has arrived, as...
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  • Local students bring awareness to affect dog waste has on environment

    Posted on: 8:13 pm, March 31, 2014, by and

    NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — To some, its basic cleanliness and consideration, but for others, picking up after our dogs,...
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