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
  • As billions are wagered during March Madness games, National Council on Problem Gambling reminds people it can be addicting

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — You may be surprised to hear workplace brackets where money is awarded is technically illegal, but the feds likely aren’t going to bust you over $10 or $20. They’re more focused on the billions illegally bet with sports books. According to the National Council on Problem Gambling, 70 million brackets, $29-billion worth of wagering, most of it illegal, and you if count Las Vegas, $290-billion, which is double the Super Bowl. The council says problem gambling […]

  • Firefighters put a stop to flames at Shawnee home near 50th and Millridge but continue to monitor hot spots

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — Firefighters in Shawnee quickly put out a house fire early Friday morning, but remained on the scene for a few hours to monitor hot spots. The fire started on the back deck of the home near 50th and Millridge around 3:30 a.m., and the wind pushed the fire through the home. Firefighters on the scene told FOX 4’s Rob Collins that they put a lot of water on the home, especially near the back part of the home, […]

  • Sweet 16 brings pep rallies, live music and more to downtown KC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There are plenty of activities to keep fans entertained before games tip-off Thursday night at Sprint Center. With temperatures in the 70s Thursday afternoon, the area will be slammed. From fanfest, to contests, to games, to live music and more, there’s something for everyone. The Kansas City streetcars will be your best mode of transportation to and from the festivities because streets surrounding Sprint Center will be closed. The city says it will run three street cars until midnight […]

  • Kansas City goes green for St. Patrick’s Day

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — From green clothes to green doughnuts, Kansas City was up early to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. FOX 4’s Rob Collins and Kathy Quinn were out in the fun! Take a look at what they found.

  • House fire in central Cass County claims life of man in his 50s

    CASS COUNTY Mo. —  A fire in central Cass County claimed the life of one person early Friday morning. A Pleasant Hill Fire dispatcher confirmed the fatality occurred near P-Highway and 203rd Street. According to an officer on the scene, two men in their 50s lived in the home. They woke up to the smell of smoke and tried to escape. One of the men made it out of the home, one did not. The home is a total loss. […]

  • Body of man in his 50s found along road in KCK

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Police are investigating after a body was found lying on the side  of the road early Friday morning. It was around midnight when the body of 57-year-old Duane Eugene Rayborn was found near Dodson and South 14th Street. Police say the preliminary investigation shows the man was hit by a vehicle while walking down the road. Officers say there was a lot of debris in the road around where the man was hit, which led them to […]

  • Local church still has prom dresses to give away to anyone who still needs one

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — It’s not too late to get a prom dress for free. A local church has already helped nearly 1,000 young ladies this year find the perfect dress for prom for free but say they still have dresses to give away. The prom boutique at Woods Chapel Methodist Church runs through Saturday, March 11. From dresses to shoes to accessories, the boutique is equipped with everything a girl needs for prom. This is the 13th year the church […]

  • Rivalry among Big 12 fans heating up as they compete in Big 12 Q Challenge

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — While basketball teams are battling for the Big 12 Championship title inside Sprint Center, BBQ teams are fired up for the Big 12 Q Challenge. In the hospitality lot on the northeast corner of 13th and Grand BBQ teams are throwing down, flipping and spritzing meat for conference bragging rights. All 10 universities are represented here grilling for the title of Big 12 Q grand champion. Joe Pence from Slap’s BBQ in KCK is one of the people up early […]

  • Body found near West Bottoms

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are conducting a death investigation near the West Bottoms area Thursday morning. A Kansas City, Mo., police dispatcher says they received a call at 6:18 a.m. from someone who found a body near Forester and Beardsley. The entire 12th Street Bridge was temporarily closed, but has since reopened. The area near 12th and Liberty is still blocked. Police are still working to identify the body and how the individual died.

  • Mayor Sly James to introduce alternative plan to support push for minimum wage increase

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Mo., mayor Sly James is set to introduce an alternate resolution supporting a statewide petition for a new minimum wage. He says the current local proposal may look good on paper but has no chance of passing. Mayor James says council members passing a local minimum wage ordinance at Thursday’s legislative session would be great theater, but the republican lead state legislature already has a bill in place that would be fast-tracked to prohibit […]

  • Overland Park prepares to hold Path to the PGA Tour, event will benefit local charities

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Representatives from the Digital Ally Open golf tournament are in Kansas City Friday to hand out checks to charities. At the Prairie Fire Museum in Overland Park the representatives met with the beneficiaries and sponsors to kickoff the countdown to the tournament coming in July. The golf tournament is the only PGA event in the area and usually draws a large crowd. Executive director, Kelly Eddy, says they have been building the tournament for seven years with […]

  • Buck O’Neil Bridge could be closing

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Buck O’Neil Bridge could be closing. MoDOT says the bridge is in desperate need of repair. Replacing the bridge may take a couple of years. The bridge is 60 years old, and if you’ve driven over it recently, you know it needs some work. The then Broadway Bridge opened in 1956 was renamed for baseball legend Buck O’Neil in 2016. This bridge has outlived The Paseo Bridge, which was replaced by the Bond Bridge back […]