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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
  • 27-year-old Nicole Nelson and 2-year-old Dajahnay Nelson were last seen around 3 p.m. at a home in the 3200 block of 62nd Street.

    Family says KC mom with brain injury and two-year-old daughter returned home safe

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The family of a missing mom and daughter says the two  have returned home safe Friday morning. Family told FOX 4’s Robert Townsend that a Wyandotte County sheriff’s deputy found the two walking near 5th and Barnett early Friday morning and were reunited with their family around 2 a.m. Both were reported as fine and did not need to go to the hospital. According to the family, the mom and daughter hadn’t been seen since Wednesday evening. According to […]

  • FOX 4 is teaming up with Meyer Music once again to help put musical instruments in the hands of talented young artists with the Band of Angels instrument drive.

    Meyer music, FOX 4 host instrument drive to help young musicians and benefit Band of Angels

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  FOX 4 is teaming up with Meyer Music once again to help put musical instruments in the hands of talented young artists with the Band of Angels instrument drive. You can donate in two ways: •Donate your musical instruments at any of the three Meyer Music locations. • Tax-deductible monetary donations — viewers can donate securely through credit card via the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation on fox4kc.com/bandofangels. Or mail check payable to: Greater Kansas City […]

  • New program fast tracks employee background checks for Missouri teachers

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Employee background checks for Missouri teachers are getting fast tracked after the Missouri State Highway Patrol updated its website for digital information. Administrators at Ruskin and schools across the Show Me State now can have fingerprints literally at their fingertips. People can set up an account on the Missouri Highway Patrols “MACHS” system (Missouri automated criminal history search a person). The program allows officers to get results quickly instead of taking a week to 10 days […]

  • KC City Council to meet, clarify minimum wage issues

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Workers in Kansas City could get some clarity on the minimum wage issue Thursday afternoon after the City Council meets to discuss the ordinance. The council meets at 3 p.m. The ordinance passed on July 16th to raise the minimum wage would have kicked in August 24th, but officials say this is not going to happen. Both sides filed a petition regarding the issue. Business owners don’t want to pay employees more and employees want to […]

  • Kansas City Air Show

    Broadway Bridge to close during KC Air Show

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  The Broadway Bridge will be closed on Saturday and Sunday during the KC Air Show. The northbound and southbound lanes of Route 169 will be closed from I-70 to Route 9. Drivers who use the bridge are asked to find an alternative route while the air show is underway at the Wheeler Downtown Airport. There will be air show buses to provide transportation to those who choose to attend the show. The North Bus route picks up and returns […]

  • Gov. Brownback says his administration has already increased funding the schools but the facts are getting out and the governor admits he could have been more transparent.

    Gov. Brownback says he intends to get more money into the classroom

    KANSAS CITY, Kan.  — As schools get underway in Kansas, teacher pay and funding are once again hot topics. KCK Public Schools asked the state for emergency funding to hire more teachers to keep up with the growing student population. A spokesperson with the KCK Public School said that approximately 500 more student will be enrolled this year. Governor Brownback says rewriting the education formula and getting more money into classrooms is one of his top priorities.  Brownback says he wants to […]

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    Crews finish repairs to water main near Corinth Elementary

    PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. — Prairie Village police confirm that a water main broke near Corinth Elementary school early Thursday morning. Water One crews were on the scene of the break, which is near 83rd and Mission Road to make repairs. The break did not appear to cause any traffic issues. Water crews say students at the school should not be affected because even though the school only has partial water, the students have a half-day and there is plenty of bottled water for kids […]

  • A pedestrian was hit and killed Wednesday night in KCMO.

    KC man, 32, killed on 71 Highway while trying to retrieve cell phone left on top of car

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man who was trying to retrieve a cell phone from the highway is dead after being hit by a car Wednesday night. The accident happened along southbound U.S. 71 near Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard. Police say Michael White, 32, of Kansas City, was with four other people in a car heading southbound on 71 Highway at about 10:00 Wednesday night when they realized that they had left a cell phone on the roof of the vehicle. The vehicle […]

  • 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 […]