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.


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