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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
  • How will the solar eclipse affect your pets?

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The countdown and anticipation began months ago for this year’s solar eclipse, so people should know by now what to expect. But what about your pets? FOX 4’s Rob Collins asked that question of a veterinarian. Will animals know something is different and be afraid, agitated or have some other response?    

  • New regulations coming for people looking to rent their property in KCMO

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Homeowners looking to rent out their property in Kansas City, Mo., will soon have to get a permit and abide by new regulations. Think Air B&B and other short terms property rentals. Technically, folks who are making money on eclipse visitors or people in town for a Royals or Chiefs weekend are actually breaking the law with their short term rentals. City leaders say at this point, the law is not being enforced basically because it’s […]

  • Mobile mammography rolls into Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police and Komen Kansas City are teaming up to bring mobile mammography services to women in the metro.  The 40-foot mobile clinic opened to the public on Friday morning, and will at the regional police academy between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, 40 percent of women in the Kansas City metro area are not getting their annual screening mammograms. […]

  • Metro golf courses offering a unique chance to hit the links under backdrop of solar eclipse

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — FOX 4 is continuing Eclipse 2017 coverage with a unique way to watch the solar eclipse: play golf, and help kids across the metro. Two-dozen golf courses in the metro, including Hillcrest, are giving golfers a chance to hit the links before, during, and after the eclipse. “It will be a little darker than normal that day, but astronomers assure us that it’s light enough to play golf,” Bryan Minnis, chief development officer of Great Life […]

  • Three places to get your glasses in preparation for the total solar eclipse in August

    WARRENSBURG, Mo. — Thousands of people are gearing up to watch the total solar eclipse on August 21. The path of totality runs through parts of both Kansas and Missouri, and there are many metro locations to watch the celestial spectacle, but you’ll need special glasses to get the best view and protect your eyes. Jackie Beucher from the Astronomical Society off Kansas City says it will take about an hour and half for the moon to block the sun. […]

  • Solar Eclipse: Day briefly becomes night on August 21st

    This August, the U.S. will experience its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years. Total solar eclipses occur every year or two or three, often in the middle of nowhere like the South Pacific or Antarctic. What makes this one so special — at least for Americans — is that it will cut diagonally across the entire United States. The path of totality on Aug. 21 — where day briefly becomes night — will pass over Oregon, continuing through […]

  • KCPD goes door to door to warn of celebratory gunfire dangers with parents of girl killed in 2011

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Mo., police are going door to door Thursday afternoon to try to curb celebratory gunfire during the July 4th holiday. In 2011, a celebratory bullet was fired at the Whispering Lake Apartments near the Truman Sports Complex. That bullet traveled 1,000 feet across the lake, hit and killed an 11-year-old girl named Blair Shanahan Lane. The parents of the young lady will go along with officers to remind people of the dangers of celebratory […]

  • After knocking down bricks by hand for several days, crews finally begin demolishing burned furniture store

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Crews began demolishing Friday’s Only Furniture Outlet Thursday morning. Heavy machinery was brought in around 7 a.m., and demolition got underway close to 8 a.m. Crews have been at the site over the past several days knocking down bricks by hand to prevent the demolition from damaging nearby buildings. “We need to do this by hand because we don’t want the walls to kick out and fall on the roof of the north and the south […]

  • Olathe firefighters put stop to fire at trash transfer station before it could spread

    OLATHE, Kan. — A two alarm fire inside a city of Olathe building kept firefighters busy while people were sleeping Thursday night. It started at the solid waste transfer station off 151st and Lone Elm. Firefighters say around 10:30 p.m. a heat sensor triggered the alarm. They believe trash inside the building caught fire. The building is a transfer station, which means trash trucks bring solid waste into the facility and dump it for the short term. According to Capt. Mike Hall, […]

  • Kansas Board of Regents to vote on whether to increase college tuition costs

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Sending kids to college in the state of Kansas may cost a little more this year. The Kansas Board of Regents is voting on a tuition increase Thursday. If the board approves increases for all six state universities across the sunflower state, the higher rates will go into effect his fall. But, it wont be as much as last time. Those increases were about 5 percent. These increases about half that. Kansas State University – 3% […]

  • Man free after 17 years in prison after lookalike raises doubts in case

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — “You have to find some type of peace because if not, you’re going to drown.” Nearly 17 years in prison for someone else’s crime: A Kansas City’s man freedom only came when his look-alike showed up in prison too. Richard Jones is enjoying his first weekend of freedom after nearly 17 years behind bars. He always maintained his innocence when KCK police linked him to a 1999 robbery. Eyewitnesses pointed to his mugshot back then. But they […]

  • Be on the lookout for a “ninja, cowboy and viking” to be granting the wishes of sick children across the metro

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A superhero movie is premiering on the big screen Saturday night featuring some pint-sized crime fighters from Johnson County. The movie, “Ninja, Cowboy, Viking vs. The Gadgents,” follows a ninja, a cowboy, and a viking who save the day on screen and hope to make wishes come true for other kids off screen. Fox 4’s Rob Collins caught up with the costume clad crimefighters at B&B Theaters near 87th and 135th in Overland Park Friday ahead […]