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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
  • 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 […]

  • Man in his 50s is dead after shooting near 10th and Montana in KCK

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Police in Kansas City, Kan., are investigating the city’s latest homicide Thursday. It happened near 10th and Ivandale around 4:50 a.m. Investigators say their investigation centered around a Ford F-150 found at the scene–that’s where officials found the victim. Investigators say the victim was the only person inside of the pickup truck. He was transported to an area hospital, but he died from his injuries. Witnesses tell police they heard several gunshots a few blocks from […]

  • With temperatures dipping below freezing and winter weather possible, crews get early start on treating roads

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Public Works Department got a head start on preparing for winter weather Friday morning. The maintenance director told Fox 4 that crews started treating bridges and overpasses  around 3:30 a.m. With temperatures expected to dip below freezing and a chance of precipitation on the radar, crews didn’t want to take any chances with so many drivers on the road. The Fox 4 weather team will be tracking the precipitation chances all weekend and […]

  • Month after voters approve plan for new KCI, city council continues discussion whether they’ll proceed with Edgemoor

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Council may cut ties Thursday with Edgemoor, the company selected to build a single terminal airport at KCI. Since voters approved a new airport in November, there’s been plenty of turbulence surrounding the plan and its future. Some council members don’t want Edgemoor to take the lead because of what they call a “lack of financial framework” and “shallow commitment to community benefits,” –they don’t believe Edgemoor’s plan does enough to benefit minority […]

  • Local man gives his thoughts on latest Star Wars film, mentions he fell asleep and got caught snoring

    LEAWOOD, Kan. — Fans of the force are flocking to metro theatres to catch the latest installment of the Star Wars series. Fox 4’s Rob Collins stopped by the AMC Theatres in Leawood to speak with folks who just saw the movie. The Last Jedi played overnight at theatres all across the metro. This is Episode 8 in the iconic series pitting good versus evil in a galaxy far far away. The film is expected to make a domestic debut of […]

  • Hot 103 Jamz sets up outside Walmart on 40-Highway to collect food and toys to benefit those in need

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A food and toy drive to help metro families in need is happening Friday at the Walmart off of 40-Highway. This is the 24th annual Hot 103 Jamz toy and food drive. This is the event our buddy Tech N9ne was talking about earlier this week. The drive is collecting donations of non-perishable food items, new/unwrapped toys valued at $10 or more, and cash for Harvesters and Toys For Tots. All of the toys, food, items, […]