Matt Stewart is an award-winning reporter who joined FOX 4 in September 2012.
Matt knew he found his calling as a journalist in the 2nd Grade when he printed neighborhood newspapers using his mom’s typewriter. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University in 1997. While there, he walked on to the football team and played safety and special teams. He earned a full-ride scholarship and helped the Wildcats rise from the bottom of the Big Ten to winners of two consecutive Big Ten championships. He wrote a book about his experiences called “The Walk-On”. You can learn more about it at his website, http://www.MattStewartBooks.com.
As a life-long Royals and Chiefs fan, Matt always dreamed of working in Kansas City. He began his career as a traffic reporter/editor/photographer in Omaha, Neb, before moving on to anchor and report in Sioux City, Iowa; Kearney, Neb; Dayton, Ohio; and now Kansas City. Along the way, Matt has won several awards for his reporting including an Emmy nomination for Spot News. Highlights from his career include spending a week at Parris Island, S.C. while following young Marines during boot camp; travelling with the Kansas Jayhawks as they won the 2008 national championship; and reporting on the Kansas City Royals magical ride in 2015 when they won the World Series.
In his spare time, Matt emcees events for many charitable organizations including Kansas Children’s Service League, MOKAN Suicide Awareness Survivor Support, Infant Toddler Services of Johnson County, the Johnson County Christmas Bureau, the Mid-America Asian Culture Association, and the Orphan Justice Center.
Matt lives in Lenexa with his wife, their three children and their chihuahua, Ruby.


Recent Articles
  • Rep. Emanuel Cleaver criticizes ‘Save the Paseo’ group’s silent protest in church

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri is criticizing the tactics of a group that led a successful campaign to remove Martin Luther King’s name from a Kansas City street. During an appearance Sunday on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton,” Cleaver was particularly upset that some “Save the Paseo” members staged a silent protest during a rally at Paseo Baptist Church the Sunday before last week’s election , which restored the name of the street to The Paseo. Besides […]

  • Teen fighting for their life after roll over crash on their way to school

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A teenager is fighting for their life after a roll over crash early Thursday morning. The crash happened before 7 a.m. near 42nd and Prospect. First responders said the driver and another teenager in  the car were on their way to high school. Investigators believe the teens hit black ice and rolled over because there is no evidence that they hit anything else.

  • New Olathe library features recording studio, coffee bar and more

    OLATHE, Kan. — An old HyVee in Olathe has been transformed into a 21st century state-of-the-art library. The new Indian Creek Library on 135th Street near Mur Len recently opened to the public, and it has an artistic flair on the outside. Inside, they just don’t have books. They also have a coffee bar, community rooms, a recording studio, a makers space, and lots of light and space. Three and a half years ago, a water pipe at the old […]

  • 4 places you have to check out in Lee’s Summit

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Just 30 minutes southeast of Kansas City sits a suburb full of fun that will give you a small town vibe even though it’s population has more than doubled in the past 30 years. Stop #1 – Lee’s Summit Farmers’ Market Our first must see in Lee’s Summit is this parking lot at 2nd and Douglas. It doesn’t look like much at a glance, but on Wednesdays and Saturdays the place transforms into one of the […]

  • New exhibit from Australia in Museum at Prairiefire features life before dinosaurs

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Some strange creatures roamed the earth in the time before dinosaurs. That is the topic of a new exhibit now open at the Museum at Prairiefire. Called Permain Monsters, kids can learn about the animals that walked the earth 290 million years ago. This interactive exhibit came from Australia and explains a time not many people are familiar with. For instance, did you know these creatures are more related to mammals than reptiles? And they all […]

  • See it before it’s gone: Crown Center’s free Clifford exhibit closes Sunday

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This is your last week to take the kids to see a big red dog. The Clifford exhibit has been at Crown Center since June, but after Sunday it will head to another city for other kids to enjoy. It’s interactive and it’s free for families. Norman Bridwell created Clifford in the 1960s. With more than 180 books and countless TV show episodes under his belt, this lovable 25-foot tall dog has been entertaining generations of […]

  • You can get your hands on Bonnie and Clyde memorabilia this weekend

    PLATTE COUNTY, Mo. — History is for sale as some items once belonging to infamous couple Bonnie and Clyde are now up for auction. A shotgun and watch once owned by Clyde along with a book of poems written by Bonnie are a few of the things for sale. The couple are well known in the metro for getting into an intense shootout with police at a Platte County cabin located near KCI. Family members kept many mementos of the […]

  • KC Artist Coalition moves to new space where artists can create, hold showcases

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Local artists have a new home where they can work and show their art. The Kansas City Artists Coalition opened up a new headquarters at Linwood and Gillham in Kansas City. They moved from the River Market, where they’d been for more than 30 years. More than 400 local artists are involved in this organization. This new space in a neighborhood filled with aspiring artists gives them a place to showcase their creations. They can collaborate, […]

  • In fight against football head injuries, Lee’s Summit Tigers use high-tech helmets to track hits

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — A local high school is utilizing helmet sensors to measure the impact their players take to the head. Lee’s Summit High School tested out a handful of these sensors two years ago, and loved them so much, they decided to buy more than 70 of them for this season. Helmet maker Riddell installs them inside the helmet, and each one is connected to a handheld monitor. Trainers carry the monitors with them to practices and games, […]

  • Wayside Waifs breaks ground on new $8 million training and behavioral facilities

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Wayside Waifs broke ground on a major construction project Thursday morning. The animal shelter off Martha Truman Drive in south Kansas City is spending $8 million to build two new facilities on campus. One is a training facility where they can host camps for kids and dog owners can bring their pets for training. The other is a behavioral center. It’s the second of its kind in the US, where trainers will work with dogs that […]

  • Zip Trip: FOX4 takes a trip to quaint, picturesque Jamesport, Missouri

    JAMESPORT, Mo. — For this week’s Zip Trip, FOX4 is taking you from Kansas City to Jamesport, Missouri. It is truly a one-of-a-kind town where you can immerse yourself in a unique culture centered around the simple life. With a population near 500, this quaint, picturesque town is located 80 miles northeast of Kansas City. All of the Amish businesses are located outside of town while everyone else is situated in town. Jamesport is home to the state’s largest Amish […]

  • New ‘Wizard of Oz’ display in Overland Park features hundreds of pieces of memorabilia

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Eighty years ago this month, ‘The Wizard of Oz’ opened in theaters. And you can get a closer look at the movie’s impact at a new exhibit. There are more than 200 different types of Wizard of Oz memorabilia on display at the Johnson County Museum. The children’s book was first written by Frank L. Baum in 1900 and later became a stage show before becoming a movie. Everything on display comes from the collection of […]

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