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Rob Collins is a weekend warrior. Turn on FOX4 News Saturday and Sunday and he'll be there, usually sporting cowboys 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 worked the 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.

Rob's the recipient of several awards. He says they're in his desk along with a host of hot sauce bottles, a pack of protein bars, and several sleeves of gum.

Rob loves sports, bacon, BBQ, anything grilled, chips and salsa, ice cold beverages, country music, dogs, cowboy boots, and his wife and two kids.... but he contends the order depends on the day.

Recent Articles
  • Royals share a special bond with fans and make them part of celebration

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Long after Mike Moustakas fired the ball across the diamond to Eric Hosmer for the final of the Kansas City Royals’ ALCS sweep clinching win, fans stuck around Kauffman Stadium to bask in the moment. Patience 29 years in the making was rewarded as some players emerged from their champagne celebration to share the win with fans. Catcher Salvador Perez greeted fans down the first base line on top of the dugout and then he and Hosmer […]

  • Olathe boy describes cushioning Moose’s fall in ALCS Game 3

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An eleven-year-old boy was smiling ear-to-ear Wednesday morning at his elementary school in Olathe, wearing the same jersey her wore Tuesday night when he helped cushion Mike Moustakas as he leaped and crashed into the dug-out suites to catch a fly ball by Orioles Adam Jones. It was a play watched round-the-world, another glorious play by the Royals team, intent on their place in the World Series; and Max Roberts was right in the middle of the action […]

  • Firefighters battle Overland Park apartment fire

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Firefighters battled an apartment fire early Friday morning at the Sundance Apartments near 61st and Foster in Overland Park, Kan. No one was injured in the blaze, but four units were involved. Three of those were occupied. The fire was contained to one unit, but the other three apartments sustained heavy smoke damage. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.  

  • Why construction zones aren’t causing terrible delays for emergency responders

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Getting tied up in construction zones isn’t really a big deal for most of us commuting to work or school.  But navigating around the orange cones for emergency responders near I-35 and 75th Street can be dicey. Med Act says it has 17 or more active ambulances out in Johnson County daily and says real time data in key when valuable minutes count. We got a look from inside the dispatch center where workers track every single […]

  • Overland Park’s 9-11 memorial to honor victims 13 years later

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — To coincide with the 13th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, the city of Overland Park unveils its third and final phase of its  9-11 memorial, known as the “Weeping Wall.” A somber day of reflection and reverence is on tap at the Overland Park Fire Training Center. Public safety and military officials will honor the fallen and their families of the fateful day that changed America. The weeping wall is a water feature made of eroded metal […]

  • Dog shot, killed during home robbery

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A gunman is on the loose after he reportedly robbed a home then shot and killed a dog early Friday morning. Police said the home robbery took place around 4 a.m. in the 8300 block of Noland Road in Kansas City. Police said a man described as wearing dark clothing busted down the front door of the home. Once inside he hit a man living there over the head with a gun. The intruder then started […]

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    200 new laws introduced in Missouri

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — More than 200 bills will become law on Thursday in the state of Missouri, including gambling on credit at casinos and breast-feeding moms may now be excused from Jury duty. Missourians can also buy a two wheeler after tithing on Sundays. The state also lifted the ban on motorcycle sales. They also lifted the ban on sales of all-terrain vehicles and personal watercraft. The law did not repeal the ban on buying cars and trucks on […]

  • High-speed chase ends in head-on crash in KCK

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A high-speed chase ended with a head-on collision early Friday morning in Kansas City, Kan. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the chase started around 1 a.m. near Kansas City International Airport.  The vehicle, traveling in excess of 100 mph, sped down I-29 to I-635 to K-5 where it crashed head-on into another vehicle. Preliminary reports indicate the suspect vehicle was traveling the wrong way on K-5 at the time of the crash. At least one […]

  • Can helmets protect your kids from concussions like companies claim?

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — From Pop Warner to the pros, football players will soon strap on their helmets for another hard-hitting season on the gridiron. Those hard hits can be dangerous, even deadly. Helmet companies claim new products can protect your kids from concussions, but do they really work? The big helmet-to-helmet hits send football fans to their feet. The problem is that the hits also send players to the hospital. The concussion discussion dominates safety speak at every level. […]

  • Man found shot in Lenexa front yard leads police to deaths of two men inside home

    LENEXA, Kan. — Police spent much of the day Thursday in a Lenexa neighborhood, collecting evidence in a double homicide that happened Wednesday night. Police confirmed Thursday afternoon the two victims found dead inside of the home were both adult males, but have not released any other information regarding their ages or identities. Police received a call of a reported shooting shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday night from a man who said he had been shot in the stomach, but claimed he didn’t know where he was. […]

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    Neighbor suspects arson in vacant house fire

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Firefighters battled a house fire Friday morning. The fire occurred at a vacant home in the 6400 block of E. 12 Terrace in Kansas, Mo. A neighbor, David Buchanan, said he estimates it’s the fifth vacant home that has caught fire in the last couple of months. He suspects someone is intentionally setting fire to the buildings. Buchanan said the person who lived in the home died about a year ago. When firefighters arrived the home […]

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    Crews demolish Garney mansion as owners watch on

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After fire destroyed much of the Garney mansion in Briarcliff in March, crews from Industrial Wrecking Company used bulldozers to tear the rest of it down Thursday morning. About three months ago owner Patty Garney noticed an odd glow in her skylight. That turned out to be the beginning of a three-alarm fire. The towering mansion has been one of the Northland’s iconic structures for more than 20 years. The owners, Charles and Patty Garney, developed […]