In March 1993, Stuart got married to Kimberley Alice Emmons. As a loving spouse they also became parents twice. However, this married life came to an end with the start of 2007. At the end of his life, he had love affairs with Kristin Spodobalski.
Stuart received his formal education from Mount Tabor High School and then he joined Richard J. Reynolds High School and he graduated from there in 1983. After that he joined University of North Carolina. Though he was interested in football, he began his career as a news reporter and weekend sports anchor soon after his graduation from there. He worked at WPDE-TV for just about a year and then he joined WRAL-TV 5 as a news reporter and served them for the next two years. The real figure about his salary was unknown but his net worth is expected to be around $15 million during his death.