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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
  • New proposals in Kansas and Missouri would put more money into K-12 schools

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — More money may be coming to schools on both state side of the state line. In Kansas lawmakers have until April 30 to respond to the state’s Supreme Court ruling that found schools are inadequately funded. On Wednesday, they proposed a $500 million increase in school funding, phased in over the next five years, to satisfy the mandate. A big portion of that money would come to the metro with approximently $20 million going to Johnson […]

  • What you need to know if you’re going to Wichita to watch KU

    WICHITA,  Kan. — ‘March Madness’ begins Thursday for Kansas fans. Thousands of Jayhawks will travel to Wichita for the opening game of the NCAA tournament which tips off at 2 p.m. FOX4’s Rob Collins traveled to Wichita to find out what you need to know if you’re planning to make the trip. The Jayhawks will play at Intrust Bank Arena. The venue has a smaller seating capacity than Sprint Center, but given the proximity to Lawrence, it’s likely going to […]

  • MoDOT closes several roads at 50-Highway & 291 interchange for major project

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — A major construction project gets underway Friday in Lee’s Summit near the 50-Highway and MO-291 interchange. Crews were out Thursday getting ready for the massive project. The goal is to make traffic flow smoother in the area with a new roundabout at the north end and a diverging diamond interchange on southbound MO-291. Here’s what will be closed: The ramp from westbound Route 50 to southbound Route 291 will be CLOSED through March 30 so crews can complete […]

  • What to do if you hit a pothole and it damages your vehicle

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — Winter weather causes pesky potholes in cities across the country, but what do you do if you hit one and it damages your vehicle. FOX4’s Rob Collins caught up with Shawnee, Kan., city workers who say document the damage. Take pictures of your vehicle, the pothole, the location, etc. Each city has different rules on who’s responsible for fixing the damage. If you’re anywhere in Missouri call 1-888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636).  If you’re in the city limits of Kansas […]

  • Crews to officially break ground on new downtown 800-room hotel

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bust out the hard hats and ceremonial shovels, crews will break ground Thursday on the first major hotel in downtown Kansas City, Mo., since 1985. The new $320 million, 800-room Lowes  Hotel is under construction at Baltimore and 16th, and crews will officially break ground at 10:30 a.m. The vice president of the hotel firm says the new 800-room project will give Kansas City a competitive edge to host more events. According to Visit KC, the 2020 […]

  • Police on the lookout for those not wearing seatbelts

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An aggressive click-it-or-ticket campaign began Thursday in our area. Officers will be looking for drivers and passengers who aren’t strapped in with a seatbelt. In Kansas City, the rules for seatbelts are stricter and not wearing a seatbelt is a primary offense, meaning you can get pulled over primarily for not wearing your seatbelt. In 80 percent of Missouri, this is not the case, but Kansas City passed the ordinance in 2013 allowing police to pull […]

  • KC City Council to vote on revised plan for single terminal airport

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –The future of a new single terminal airport at KCI hinges on a few votes Thursday afternoon. Just last week the city’s aviation committee unanimously approved a revised memorandum of understanding with Maryland-based Edgemoor. A memorandum of understanding is a document between parties that outlines the agreement — in this case, the new airport project. The entire KC City Council is expected to decide at 3 p.m. whether to approve the revised memorandum of understanding the aviation committee approved. […]

  • Members of Black Chamber of Commerce unhappy with proposed terms of new airport deal

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  A revised memorandum of understanding from the company picked to build a new airport in Kansas City will be discussed Thursday. Members of the Black Chamber of Commerce contend the revised memorandum of understanding with Maryland-based company Edgemoor doesn’t do enough to support minority workers and business owners in the city while building the projected billion dollar airport. The Black Chamber of Commerce sent out their own memo asking the airport committee to reject the current memorandum […]

  • Proposed city ordinance could make finding housing or jobs easier for convicted felons 

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Finding a job or housing in Kansas City, Mo., might get easier for those convicted of a felon and trying to get back on track. The “ban the box” ordinance is on the agenda Thursday morning in the Kansas City city council meeting. Kansas City Councilman Jermaine Reed proposed the new ordinance to prevent employers and landlords in the city from having a box on applications that asks if you’ve had a felony conviction. The city […]

  • City knew pipe was leaking week before it burst, managers of 2 KC businesses said

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The managers of two local businesses forced to temporarily shut their doors Thursday due to a water main break are frustrated and say they warned the city the pipe was leaking a week ago. A manager at the 7-Eleven near 63rd and Oak tells FOX4 that he noticed a pipe was leaking last week and called the city to express concern that it would rupture. A manager at Heirloom Bakery and Hearth, which is also nearby, […]

  • Water main break causing slushy, slippery mess for drivers; Rockhurst High School dismisses early

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A water main break caused some issues Friday morning as some residents headed to work and took their kids to school. The main pipe broke at 135th and Wornall Thursday night into Friday morning. Since the break, water in the area has been turned off, but what seeped out onto the streets froze and caused slick conditions for drivers. Another break at 93rd and State Line Road forced Rockhurst High School to dismiss early. The south […]

  • These are your odds of winning Powerball or Mega Millions

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The odds that you’ll win the $445 million jackpot in Friday’s Mega Millions drawing are really, really bad. And the odds that you’ll win $550 million in the Powerball drawing Saturday are similarly stacked against you. The likelihood of winning both? Forget about it. The Mega Millions odds are 1 in 302.6 million. That’s more than 2,000 times less likely than being killed by a lightening strike or an earthquake. The odds of winning Powerball are only slightly […]