Matt Stewart is an Emmy award-winning reporter who joined FOX 4 in September 2012.
Matt graduated 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: Inside Northwestern’s Rise From Cellar Dweller to Big Ten Champ”. He has also published two other books, both fiction. You can learn more about them at his website, www.MattStewartBooks.com.
Matt has traveled the Midwest during his 21-year broadcasting career. He’s anchored and reported in Omaha, Neb; Sioux City, Iowa; Kearney, Neb; Dayton, Ohio; and Kansas City. As a young, aspiring journalist, Matt always dreamed of working in KC and is thrilled to live and work in the city he calls home.
Matt has won several awards for reporting and anchoring throughout his career, including an Emmy for his coverage of daring rescues during extensive flooding in south Kansas City in July 2017. Some of his favorite moments include spending a week at Parris Island, S.C., to interview young Marines going through boot camp; traveling with the Kansas Jayhawks from Omaha to Detroit to San Antonio in 2008 as they won a national championship; and reporting from Kauffman Stadium as the Kansas City Royals (his favorite team) won a World Series in 2015.
Matt has volunteered his time and emceed many charitable events. He also supports local organizations like the Kansas Children’s Service League, Suicide Awareness Survivor Support of Missouri-Kansas, and Infant Toddler Services of Johnson County.
Matt lives in Lenexa with his wife, Chrissy, their three children and their chihuahua, Ruby.