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Turn on FOX4 News Saturday and Sunday and Rob Collins will be there with a smile and a pair of cowboy boots. Rob’s a proud native Texan and says he’s thrilled to be a part of what he calls “Kansas City’s most dysfunctional lovable morning show family.”
Collins comes to K.C. from Champaign, IL where he spent 10 years as a Sports Anchor/Reporter and 6 years as a Morning News Anchor. Rob says he left some boot prints in Rockford, IL and Sherman, TX along the way.
Rob’s covered the World Series, Super Bowl, The NCAA Basketball Championship, Several Indy 500’s, a couple of Rose Bowls, and a cache of chili cook-offs. Collins has even traveled to Sweden and Mexico City for stories and of course souvenirs. Rob is a thrill seeker and actually jumped out of a perfectly good airplane for a feature story.
In over 20 years of television, Rob’s won of several awards. He says they’re in his desk along with a host of hot sauce bottles and protein bars.
Rob enjoys lifting weights, playing sports, hanging out with his wife and kids and of course interacting with FOX4 viewers.

Recent Articles
  • Frontier Justice opens new store in KCK with focus on helping women protect themselves

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A new business in KCK is catering to women looking for ways to protect themselves with or without firearms. Fox 4’s Rob Collins visited Frontier Justice near the Legends to find out what’s offered. According to a Pew Research Center report published in June, the ownership gun rate for women is 20-percent. President and Co-Owner Bren Brown say their new location also offers educational classes, a cafe and a boutique. The grand opening is set for […]

  • Holiday tree lighting ceremonies happening in and around KC this weekend

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  It’s time to flip some light switches. Several tree lighting ceremonies are planned for Friday evening all across the metro including at Ward Parkway. The Ward Parkway holiday celebration includes live music, giveaways and an appearance by Santa Claus. The family friendly festivities start at 6 p.m. and take place at the Restaurant Pavilion. Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be handing out Rudolph noses leading up to the tree lighting. Lighting of the 30 foot […]

  • Fox 4 helps Burns and McDonnell surprise local elementary school with news that they’re a finalist in Battle of the Brains

    GRANDVIEW, Mo. — Metro schools received a huge surprise Thursday morning. Judges from Burns and McDonnell are rolled up to tell students and teachers they are finalists in the annual Battle of the Brains S.T.E.M. Competition. In the video player above, Fox 4 tagged along as the crew surprised the Grandview School District. Battle of the Brains awards ceremony takes place on Nov. 30  at 10:30 a.m. at Union Station. Each team finalist is guaranteed to win a piece of $155,000 […]

  • Salvation Army offering new way for people to give this holiday season

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign is underway across the metro. If you don’t carry cash, no problem –there’s a different way donate this year. You can find 250 red kettles on street corners and storefronts across the metro but, this year donating has a new ring to it. Major David Harvey with the Salvation Army says instead of donating straight cash, folks can shop for specific gifts and services including helping a family pay rent, helping […]

  • If you run a red light in Prairie Village, these blue lights will help police catch you

    PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. — Police in Prairie Village are turning to ‘tattle tale’ light to bust drivers running red lights at two busy intersections. The blue lights are called ‘confirmation lights’ or ‘tattle tale’ lights. They were recently installed at 75th and Mission and down the road at 75th and Roe to help police officers bust people running red lights and causing crashes. Police say these two intersections are notorious for both. The blue light comes on when a traffic […]

  • Secrets of the mayor’s Christmas tree at Crown Center (Hint: the branches aren’t what they seem)

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The mayor’s Christmas tree arrived at Crown Center Thursday morning. The 100-foot Douglas fir tree comes from Oregon. Watch in the video above as Fox 4’s Rob Collins shows us the two tools necessary to keep the tall tree upright– and beautiful!  In order to transport the tree, branches are removed and reattached to the tree. It’s a fascinating process! On Thursday they’ll remove the tree from the truck. Friday at 10 a.m., they’ll put it […]

  • Chasing spirits at Liberty’s famous haunted winery

    LIBERTY, Mo. — Many folks flock to haunted houses this time of year to see and hear something frightening. But, there’s a place in the metro where spirits supposedly seek out guests. FOX 4’s Rob Collins and photojournalist Matt Kline go ghost hunting at one most professed haunted places in the Midwest. By day, the sprawling picturesque property of the Belvior Inn and Winery in Liberty sits mostly mundane oozing of Jacobethan Revival architecture and humanitarian history paved by the […]

  • Fighting to keep her family healthy, local mom explains what they’re doing to cut sugar consumption

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  Could a common ingredient in your food be weakening your immune system and making you more susceptible to catching a cold or the flu? Experts say worse than that, too much sugar can can lead to Type 2 diabetes and other associated health risks such as kidney failure, strokes, even heart attacks. According to nutrition experts, the average person consumes four to five times the recommended amount of sugar each day. So, how can we tame our […]

  • On mission to curb drug addiction, overdoses National Prescription Drug Take Back Day makes it easy for you to dispose of old pills

    OLATHE, Kan. — National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, and just by participating, you can help prevent drug addition and accidental overdoses. As part of the day, many police departments across the metro are providing a place where folks can drop off unused or expired drugs. Statistics show a majority of abused prescription drugs are taken from a medicine cabinet of family and friends. According to the National Survey on Drug Use, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs […]

  • Increased security measures in place at Kansas Speedway

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Start your engines. It’s NASCAR weekend at the Kansas Speedway. But you might notice some extra security measures when you arrive. FOX 4’s Rob Collins is live out at the speedway with what you need to know — before you go. First, give yourself extra time. The security measures are likely to slow down entry, so leave early. For the first time, fans will have to pass through a wand inspection and cars will be checked. […]

  • Divers at SEA LIFE Aquarium take pumpkin carving to another level, literally

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A boo-tiful attraction just opened up at Crown Center’s SEA LIFE Aquarium, and it will run the next two weekends. Between underwater pumpkin carving at SEA LIFE and brick-or-treat at LEGOLAND, there’s something for everyone this Halloween season. Wear your costume to the attraction on event weekends for a chance to participate in a scavenger hunt.  The first 100 guests in Halloween costumes each day of Brick-Or-Treat will have the chance to complete a LEGO brick scavenger hunt throughout LEGOLAND Discovery […]

  • KCPD determines suspicious package near 12th and Holmes was box full of wires

      KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas city police investigated a suspicious package found at 12th and Holmes Thursday morning. At approximately 7:44 a.m., officers were called to 12th & Holmes after someone reported seeing a suspicious package. Upon arrival, officers located the package, described as a box.  Officers then blocked off the area and called in the bomb and arson squad to investigate. They eventually determined that the package was taped shut with packing tape and contained random wires. Traffic around the area […]