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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
  • Deanna Rose Farmstead

    Step out of the city and onto the farm

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Looking for a fun activity away from the city? Check out Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead. It has tons of fun and free activities for the family to do together. Click here for more information about Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead.

  • Kansas City is a HUD Grant finalist.

    Deteriorating KC neighborhood chosen as finalist for grant to rejuvenate the area

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A deteriorating neighborhood of Kansas City, Missouri is a finalist for a big government grant to rejuvenate the area.  If chosen the area would be given up to $30 million from the Housing and Urban Development Department. HUD released the list Thursday morning of the nine finalists pulled from 33 applicants.  Kansas City is in the running along with Baltimore, Memphis and a half-dozen other cities to get some helping transforming a neighborhood. According the application process, the Kansas City plan […]

  • Woman who used tire iron to help rescue baby from hot car receives award

    MERRIAM, Kan. — The woman who helped rescue a child from a hot car over the weekend was recognized Friday morning at the Mother & Child Health Coalition. Sarah Oropeza tried to break through a car window with a tire iron on Saturday outside a Merriam strip mall. The Mother & Child Health Coalition recognized Oropeza Friday at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road.  The coalition was also scheduled to discuss ‘Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in Vulnerable Communities’, but set aside time to recognize Oropeza’s ‘bold […]

  • Max Sports Pub

    Two stabbed in fight outside Overland Park bar

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Police are looking for a suspect who they say was involved in the stabbing of two people during a fight in a parking lot of a sports bar. Police say the fight involving several people started as Max Sports Pub near 87th and Antioch let out right before 2:00 a.m.  During the fight at least one person pulled out a knife and stabbed two people. Then according to witnesses ran away, ran away. Police say the stabbing victims […]

  • History lesson for the kids

    Tour takes kids back in time before electronics

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Before the kids head back to school give them a fun and cheap history lesson. Alexander Major’s House and Barn takes children back in time to experience what life was like before electronics.

  • Police search for suspects in red Dodge Ram

    KCMO man says truck used in smash and grab was stolen from him

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are investigating after a car crashed into a store early Friday morning in KCMO. According to police, the owner of New York Fashion, which is in the 4200 block of East Blue Parkway, says he got a call around 4:18 a.m. that reported a vehicle smashed into his business and the suspects in the vehicle took off with merchandise. Surveillance video shows a red Dodge Ram truck backing into the store. Then two suspects hop out […]

  • Gateway Project

    Portion of the Gateway Project complete, expected to make commute easier

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. — A portion of the Gateway Project is complete and made the morning commute a little easier for drivers on the Kansas side Thursday. The Johnson County Gateway Project, is a complete overhaul of the Kansas 10, Interstate 35 and I-435 interchange. KDOT says about quarter million vehicles use the interchange. The $288 million undertaking is the largest highway project ever done in Kansas. The project includes reconstruction of I-435, widening some streets and creating two diverging diamond interchanges, […]

  • Largest firework in US shot off at Longview Lake

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County watched as the “Big Bang Event” happened Saturday. More than 20,000 people gathered to watch the largest firework in the U.S. go off at Longview Lake. The 24” shell weighs more than 150 pounds and went nearly 2,000 feet in the air. When it came back down it looked like a weeping willow tree which was about 2,500 feet wide. One of the people constructing the shell told FOX 4’s Rob Collins that the boom is expected to be […]

  • KC RiverFest has lots of options for the whole family.

    Crews prepare for KC RiverFest

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Thousands of folks will celebrate America’s independence on the Missouri riverfront Saturday. KC RiverFest in one of the largest pyrotechnic parties in the Midwest. But until the sunsets and the fireworks start, there’s plenty of activities for the whole family. There will be food vendors, children’s bounce houses and beverage stands. Casey Kite Club will also be out along with two music stages. RiverFest organizer say they are working very closely with KCPD, city officials and the Office […]

  • KCMO woman concerned power outage will complicate her mother’s cancer treatment

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A KCMO woman said she is concerned that the power outage at her home will interfere with her ability to take care of her mother who has cancer. Candice, who lives in the 2500 block of Chelsea near E. 38th and Indiana said she was getting a room ready for her mother to come visit when she heard a a loud noise outside. She told FOX 4 that she walked out into the front yard and noticed a […]

  • Local winery named best in the midwest

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A local winery just won the prestigious “Best Wine” award in Napa Valley. FOX 4’s Rob Collins visited the winery for a look behind the scenes. Click here to learn more about the winery.

  • Don’t get shell shocked, egg prices on the rise

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Noticed egg prices at the store recently?  The midwest bird flu outbreak is bedeviling shoppers. Some grocery stores have even taken steps to limit the number of cartons of eggs customers can purchase.  Restaurants are also scrambling. Owner of the Corner Restaurant in Westport said she understands that particular foods fluctuate in price, but doesn’t intend to raise the price on eggs any time soon. Good news is that bacon prices are falling as the pork industry recovers from […]