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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
  • 7-11

    Police search for suspects connected to two armed robberies

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Police are looking for two men who robbed the 7-Eleven on 47th and Shawnee early Friday morning . The two men entered the store around 1:45 a.m dressed in all black and wore masks and hooded sweatshirts. The men asked for cigarettes, and when the clerk rang up the cigarettes, one of the men put a gun to the clerk’s head and demanded the clerk to open the register. After the clerk gave the men all […]

  • Fight between roommates leads to standoff with police, arrest

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man surrendered to police at about 4:40 a.m. Friday, after a standoff that lasted more than three hours. The man’s roommate told police that during an argument, his roommate grabbed a knife and cut his arm. Police went to the house in the 3700 block of Warwick, but the roommate refused to come out. Police shut down Warwick between 36th and 39th streets while they tried to talk the roommate out, and eventually, after police […]

  • Operation Della Lamb in need of holiday toy donations

    Della Lamb’s Operation Santa is in dire need this holiday season. The program collects toys to fill the needs of more than 1,700 low income families across the metro. The Operation Santa program is in its 40th year. And while the need is great, time is running out. Della Lamb just fed hundreds of families over Thanksgiving, but the need never ends. Currently, Della Lamb needs the following: 1) Need more than 3,000 toys for 2,800+ kids, so all will […]

  • Mother’s Refuge reopens after devastating fire

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A happy homecoming today as young women and their babies return to a place of refuge in Independence, Mo. More than two years after a devastating fire, mother’s and their babies are getting a homecoming at Mother’s Refuge. There’s a ribbon-cutting and luncheon starting at 11:15 a.m. The open house is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday and again on Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Two car jacking suspects in custody after crashing into Overland Park duplex

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A man and a woman are in custody following a police pursuit that started in Independence, Mo., and ended in Overland Park, Kan. Authorities said they responded to a report of a car jacking in the 1400 block of Independence. Police spotted the white Chevy z71 pickup and pursued it across the state line where it then crashed into a duplex in Overland Park, Kan. The truck ran through the yard, smashed into a car parked […]

  • Veterans gather for helpful services in KCK

    Hundreds of metro veterans gathered Friday at the Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. The Heart of America Stand Down provided services like hair cuts, educational and vocational services, counseling, clothing and a hot meal. FOX 4’s Rob Collins was there and has more on the story.

  • Driver saw man waving down cars on I-70 just before he was struck and killed

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Two people were killed Wednesday night when they were hit while standing or walking along I-70 between 291 Hwy and Lee’s Summit Road at about 11:30. Police said the pedestrians were hit by multiple vehicles, including an Independence police car. Authorities are trying to determine why the pedestrians were walking on the interstate. One witness said she was heading to work when she passed the scene. “I first see a car pulled off to the side. It had […]

  • Royals share a special bond with fans and make them part of celebration

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Long after Mike Moustakas fired the ball across the diamond to Eric Hosmer for the final of the Kansas City Royals’ ALCS sweep clinching win, fans stuck around Kauffman Stadium to bask in the moment. Patience 29 years in the making was rewarded as some players emerged from their champagne celebration to share the win with fans. Catcher Salvador Perez greeted fans down the first base line on top of the dugout and then he and Hosmer […]

  • Olathe boy describes cushioning Moose’s fall in ALCS Game 3

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An eleven-year-old boy was smiling ear-to-ear Wednesday morning at his elementary school in Olathe, wearing the same jersey her wore Tuesday night when he helped cushion Mike Moustakas as he leaped and crashed into the dug-out suites to catch a fly ball by Orioles Adam Jones. It was a play watched round-the-world, another glorious play by the Royals team, intent on their place in the World Series; and Max Roberts was right in the middle of the action […]

  • Firefighters battle Overland Park apartment fire

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Firefighters battled an apartment fire early Friday morning at the Sundance Apartments near 61st and Foster in Overland Park, Kan. No one was injured in the blaze, but four units were involved. Three of those were occupied. The fire was contained to one unit, but the other three apartments sustained heavy smoke damage. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.  

  • Why construction zones aren’t causing terrible delays for emergency responders

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Getting tied up in construction zones isn’t really a big deal for most of us commuting to work or school.  But navigating around the orange cones for emergency responders near I-35 and 75th Street can be dicey. Med Act says it has 17 or more active ambulances out in Johnson County daily and says real time data in key when valuable minutes count. We got a look from inside the dispatch center where workers track every single […]

  • Overland Park’s 9-11 memorial to honor victims 13 years later

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — To coincide with the 13th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, the city of Overland Park unveils its third and final phase of its  9-11 memorial, known as the “Weeping Wall.” A somber day of reflection and reverence is on tap at the Overland Park Fire Training Center. Public safety and military officials will honor the fallen and their families of the fateful day that changed America. The weeping wall is a water feature made of eroded metal […]