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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
  • Family, friends and fans of fashion designer Kate Spade gather for her funeral in KC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A large crowd is expected to pay respects to Kansas City native and fashion designer Kate Spade Thursday afternoon. The funeral takes place at Redemptorist Church in midtown at 3 p.m. It is open to the public, but seating will be limited. Not only is Kansas City Spade’s hometown, but the church where her funeral will be held is where her grandparents were married. The seating to pay respects for Spade is on a first come first serve […]

  • After spending three days on Platte River, water rescue crews find & rescue man

    PLATTE COUNTY, Mo. — Kansas City water rescue crews pulled a man from Platte River Thursday. A man and woman boating called first responders around 8 a.m. after noticing him near the Schimmel City Access point off 45-Highway not far from Farley, Mo. Crews on the scene told FOX4 they believe the man had been in the water for three days. The man gave FOX4 a thumbs up and a big smile as first responders transferred him into the ambulance […]

  • If you stay in KC for Memorial Day weekend, Celebration at the Station features night of fun & fireworks

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City symphony members are getting tuned up for the annual Celebration at the Station Sunday. The event starts at 3 p.m. and will feature a Kansas City Symphony concert at 8 p.m. Then fireworks at 9:45 p.m. It is free to get in. There will be food trucks, fireworks and a family zone. Main Street will be closed between 20th Street and Pershing during the event.  The streetcar will be running all evening with extended […]

  • KCPD honors the 119 of their officers killed in the line of duty since 1881

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As Memorial Day approaches, the Kansas City Police Department paid tribute Thursday to officers killed in the line of duty. The memorial service to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice throughout the department’s history started at 10 a.m. at police headquarters on Locust Street. The ceremony included an honor guard, a 21-gun salute, the KCPD Color Guard, bagpipers, a flyover by the police helicopter, and a riderless horse representing fallen officers. Donna Eddy, sister of fallen […]

  • What impeachment is and when it can occur

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri lawmakers are to meet in a special session starting May 18 to consider whether to initiate impeachment proceedings against Republican Gov. Eric Greitens to try to remove him from office. That comes as Greitens faces felony charges in two cases. One charge accuses him of taking and transmitting a nonconsensual photo of a partially nude woman in 2015. The other accuses him of disclosing a donor list of The Mission Continues to his political fundraiser […]

  • How the Route 50 and 291 interchange will work when complete and closures to watch out for

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Cruising around Lee’s Summit over the next couple of weeks will require some advance planning. MoDOT is closing ramps as construction continues on Route 50 and Route 291. The ramp from eastbound Route 50 to southbound Route 291 will close on Friday, April 27 at 8 p.m. and will remain closed for the weekend for concrete work. Motorists will need to find an alternate rate. Route 50 eastbound and westbound will close underneath the project beginning at […]

  • Olathe East HS receives 21 Blue Star Award nominations

    OLATHE, Kan. — Thursday was a big day for some local high schools and their performing arts programs. Musical theatre students and instructors all across the metro anxiously waited to see if they were nominated for a coveted Blue Star Award. Starlight’s Blue Star Awards are modeled after Broadway’s Tony® Awards. FOX4’s Rob Collins stopped by Olathe East High School Thursday morning as they learned of their 21 nominations. Starlight board members, senior leaders and staff personally delivered this year’s 132 […]

  • 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 […]