Turn on FOX4 News Saturday and Sunday and Rob Collins will 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.

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 fitness, playing sports, hanging out with his kids and using a pen on crossword puzzles.

Recent Articles
  • Black Friday deals

    Rain does not stop Black Friday shoppers

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The rain didn’t stop shoppers from lining up outside of stores across the metro Friday morning as they prepared to do some Black Friday shopping. FOX 4’s Matt Stewart, Rob Collins and Kim Byrnes stopped by a few stores to see what deals caused people to get out of bed early and endure the cold.

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    Weirdest snacks in the metro

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — From chocolate covered ants, to scorpion lollipops, what’s the weirdest snacks in the metro? We may have found it, at a new beef jerky outlet in Independence, Mo. FOX 4’s own jerky aficionado, Rob Collins visited the outlet to learn more on the crazy snacks and outlet.

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    Top 10 most dangerous toys, according to WATCH

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A watch dog group from Boston is warning parents about what it calls the top 10 most dangerous toys for Christmas.  World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH) admittedly doesn’t test the toys. They say they just points out the risk. The toy industry refutes the list saying toys on shelves go through some of the strictest testing in the world, and this yearly list is full of false claims. Here is the list, you decide: Jurassic World velociraptor […]

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    Excelsior Springs teenager charged in shooting death of former teammate

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An Excelsior Springs teenager was indicted Thursday in the murder of another teen in Clay County. 18-year-old Tristian Wilton was charged with second-degree murder and first-degree robbery. A grand jury says that Wilton shot and killed Tyler Eddington in a McDonald’s parking lot near North Evansdale Road and North Oak Trafficway in October. The charges allege that Wilton killed Eddington while attempting to rob him. The second-degree felony murder charge covers defendants who may not have […]

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    Create your own beer at Brew Lab KC

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — “The best beer is the one you make!” That’s the motto of one of Kansas City’s micro-breweries. The Brew Lab KC says making your own beer for the holidays can be a fun outing for adults.

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    Strong winds cause house fire to spread to nearby home

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Firefighters are on the scene of a house fire that spread to a nearby home in Kansas City, Mo., early Thursday morning. Firefighters say the first started at a home near East 11th and White Ave. The fire was reported by an officer who was driving by on routine patrol and say the flames. A one-story home was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived on the scene. The fire then quickly spread to the roof a nearby home […]

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    20 lucky schools selected as finalists in Battle of the Brains competition

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Metro students and teachers have the chance once again to participate in one of the nation’s top science and technology competitions called “Battle of the Brains.” 20 schools will be selected as finalists in the competition and FOX 4 got to be a part of the surprise.

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    Kansas Supreme Court to hear arguments regarding funding for schools

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments regarding funding for schools Friday morning. The case, filed on behalf of Dodge City, Wichita, Hutchinson, and Kansas City Kansas, contends funding isn’t equitable or adequate. The seven justices will hear arguments that could cost the state hundreds of millions dollars. A three-judge Shawnee County District Court panel found in June the state’s strategy for financing 286 school districts and cuts to state aid for low-income school districts was […]

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    Royals honor boy, family known for Band-Aid project that helped other kids

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Sitting in the Buck O’Neil seat is always a big honor, and on Wednesday night the Royals honored the Wilson family during World Series Game 2. They said it was a bittersweet evening to be at the game without their courageous son, Noah. Many folks around the metro first heard about Noah through his Band-Aid project. He was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma as a six-year-old in 2014, but wanted to help other kids and used his […]

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    George Brett says he was nervous to throw out first pitch

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Before the game, Royals legend George Brett did the honor of throwing out the first pitch. Third baseman Mike Moustakas was behind home plate to catch the ball. 30 years ago, Brett and the Royals won Game 7 of the 1985 World Series against the Cardinals.

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    Joe Buck still taking grief for 2014 World Series

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Fox announcer Joe Buck once again has the call for the World Series, and after last year, plenty of Royals fans may not want to see him or hear his voice. Buck says he takes all the venom from every city in stride, but definitely said he pleads guilty to giving props to certain players. Watch the video above to see what he had to say to FOX 4’s Rob Collins.

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    Royals close in on World Series return with 14-2 rout of Blue Jays

    TORONTO (AP) — Ben Zobrist hit a two-run homer on knuckleballer R.A. Dickey’s fourth pitch of the game, Alex Rios connected an inning later and the Kansas City Royals routed the Toronto Blue Jays 14-2 Tuesday to move one win from a second straight World Series. Rios told reporters the Royals did a good job bouncing back following an 11-8 defeat in Game 3. “We had a tough loss last night, but we came back strong and did what we […]