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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
  • YMCA plans to open new location in old Lyric Theatre

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Greater Kansas City YMCA has selected the old Lyric Theatre to be the home of a new community center. The vacated theatre located at 11th and Central will soon be full of kids and families. The $37 million construction plan calls for a four level, 85,000 square foot community center. About $17 million is already in place because of TIF renovations along the 11th Street corridor. The other $20 million will come from fundraising. Those […]

  • Independence police search for suspect involved in early-morning shooting

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Independence police are looking for a suspect after an early-morning shooting Thursday. Police said the shooting  happened at Hawthorne Place Apartment off of 24 Highway and Dover  around 1:45 a.m. Police described the victim as a male who is in his 30s. According to police the victim is in stable condition.   Police told FOX 4 that the victim and the shooter may have known each other. Police have not yet released a suspect description. Police ask that anyone with any […]

  • The nation’s “Top Teacher” heads back into the classroom

    CAMERON, Mo. — After winning the title of the nation’s “Top Teacher” last week, Donn Harrison headed back to school with his students. Harrison started his day off by directing traffic then spent some time with his students, who were happy to have their favorite teacher back. Watch the video above to hear from Harrison and some of his students.  

  • Rob Collins gets into “character” at SpongeBob SquarePants 400

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — SpongeBob has escaped Bikini Bottom and is in the metro for the weekend. Rob Collins visited the Kansas Speedway for a preview of NASCAR’s SpongeBob SquarePants 400. While he was there Rob was inspired to get into character. Watch the video above the see Rob’s awesome SpongeBob onsie.

  • Construction on eastbound I-70 at southbound I-35 taking longer than expected

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The ramp from eastbound Interstate 70 to southbound Interstate 35 will be closed longer than expected. The repair project was only expected to take two to three weeks, but officials determined the deteriorated section of the ramp bridge needs to be replaced. The ramp was originally expected to reopen June 1. MoDOT said the project will involve adding a 7,500 pounds of steel and more than 1,400 new bolts.  The ramp was built in 1967 and is normally used by […]

  • FOX 4 survey says… many need smartphones to answer general knowledge questions

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Monday night on FOX 4 News at 10, FOX 4’s Rob Collins asks the question: Is your smart phone making you dumber? In his unscientific survey, he asked some basic knowledge questions of people he met on the streets of downtown Kansas City. See how many of the 20 questions (below) you can answer without checking your phone’s search engine! Tune in Monday night at 10 p.m. to see how your neighbors did on the quiz and check […]

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    Take our quiz: Is your smart phone making you dumber?

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Monday night on FOX 4 News at 10, FOX 4’s Rob Collins asks the question: Is your smart phone making you dumber? In his unscientific survey, he asked some basic knowledge questions of people he met on the streets of downtown Kansas City. See how many of the 20 questions (below) you can answer without checking your phone’s search engine! Tune in Monday night at 10 p.m. to see how your neighbors did on the quiz and check […]

  • Answers to general knowledge questions

    DO NOT USE YOUR SMART PHONE!!! Here are the answers to the general knowledge questions we asked several people in downtown Kansas City, and others online and on social media. How’d you do? Watch the video in the player above to see how the people who volunteered to participate felt about their scores. Blame it on the smart phone! QUESTION ONE Q: What is 15 percent of $50? A: ($7.50) QUESTION TWO Q: Who is the Vice President of the […]

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    Missouri Senate endorses increased fuel tax for road funding

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A measure to raise the gas tax to fund transportation in Missouri is moving forward after a narrow vote in the Senate. Senators on Thursday voted 18-13 to grant initial approval to a bill that would raise the tax on diesel fuel by 3.5 cents and on all other fuel by 1.5 cents. Supporters say the added money is needed to fully maintain the state’s roads and bridges. The proposal comes as Department of Transportation officials […]

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    Lee’s Summit gun range hosts fundraiser for detective with flesh-eating bacteria

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — As treatment continues so does support for the family of a  Lee’s Summit detective. Frontier Justice Firearms in Lee’s Summit is donating all its proceeds from range fees Thursday to help pay for Josh Ward’s mounting medical bills. “Josh is well-known in our community and for his work on the police force, anything we can do to help out him and his family we will,” co-owner Bren Brown said. Ward has been diagnosed with a flesh-eating […]

  • Trainer for the stars shared secret to getting a celebrity inspired body

    LEAWOOD, Kan. – The Body Lab incorporates a mix of Pilates, cardio and strength training all using a unique machine. The trainer behind the concept has helped shape the bodies of Sophia Vergara, Kim Kardashian, Jessica Simpson and more. Sebastien Lagree is in town Friday to teach a class in Leawood so FOX 4’s Rob Collins decided to try it out.

  • Competitors eager for “American Ninja Warrior” auditions to start

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — People from across the nation were camping out Thursday morning to audition for “American Ninja Warrior.” Auditions for the show don’t begin until Friday April 17. FOX 4’s Rob Collins had to opportunity to speak with a few of the eager competitors in the video above.