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 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.

Recent Articles
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    Storms leave flooded roads and downed trees in their path

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Thursday’s storms left many roads flooded and knocked down plenty of trees in its path as they moved through the metro. FOX 4 has a look as some of the damage. Smithville, Mo.  One of the areas hit the worst by the flooding was Smithville. Main Street is closed Friday morning, and fire officials were called to make several water rescues overnight. Smithville police say three different motorists ignored the barricades and tried to drive through the high waters. The […]

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    Prairie Creek Elementary School closed Thursday after lightning strikes building, causes fire

    OLATHE, Kan. — Students at Prairie Creek Elementary School in Olathe, Kan., are getting out of school a day early after a fire Thursday morning caused damage to their school. Firefighter investigators say lightning hit the northeast side of the building around 1:30 a.m., and set the roof on fire. The fire started above an exit foyer. “When the firefighters arrived they didn’t see any flames, but they did see a lot of smoke inside this north hallway,” Captain Mike […]

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    Johnson County Gateway Project results in big traffic changes as construction continues

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. — Big traffic changes are coming to Johnson County this weekend as the Gateway Project continues. Starting Friday, May 20 at 9 p.m., all lanes of northbound I-35 at I-435 will be fully closed for former flyover bridge ramp demolition work. They are reopening at 10 a.m., the following day. All lanes of eastbound I-435 at I-35 fully closed for bridge demolition work beginning at 8 p.m., Friday, May 20 and reopening at 5 a.m., on Monday, May 23. All […]

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    KCMO Police Department honors officers killed in the line of duty

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.– The Kansas City Missouri Police Department will honor its 119 officers killed in the line of duty throughout the department’s history with a Memorial Service Thursday. The service starts at 10 a.m., in front of police headquarters at 11th and Locust. The ceremony will include an honor guard, a 21-gun salute, the KCPD Color Guard, bagpipers, a flyover by the police helicopter, and a riderless horse representing fallen officers. Locust Street will be closed between 11th and […]

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    Everything you need to know about Rockfest 2016

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –Are you ready to rock? 50,000 fans are expected to take in part in what’s considered the largest one day music festival in America. Rockfest takes over the grounds of the Liberty Memorial Saturday and crews are getting ready for the show. Over a dozen bands on three stages including Disturbed, Jackyl, and local band Ten Thousand One. Since 1992, fans have taken part in the rock show rain or shine. Workers have told FOX 4 they […]

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    As the billboards say, it’s ‘race weekend’ (Sorry, Mom)

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Kansas Speedway is rocking with Go Bowling 400 race weekend! FOX 4’s Rob Collins was at the track Friday morning as the crews were getting the cars ready for afternoon practice. He also met Spanky, the man in charge of feeding the drivers and crew. He says the drivers are easier to please. It’s the crew, with all their personalities that tend to be more picky. “No matter what you cook, somebody’s going to fuss about it,” said […]

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    Mo. senators vote to enact vetoed K-12 funding bill

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri senators have voted to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a proposal to rein in the amount of money lawmakers aim to provide to K-12 schools. Hours after he vetoed the bill Wednesday, senators voted 25-7 to override him. Two-thirds of House members also must vote to override the governor. The bill would set a cap on what lawmakers consider adequate school funding, which is used as a goal during budgeting. Funding for years has […]

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    Jackson County sheriff’s deputy injured in crash along Southwest Trafficway

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are investigating after a deputy was involved in an accident near 39th and Southwest Trafficway early Friday morning. Witnesses say a vehicle was traveling along Southwest Trafficway just after 1 a.m., when they tried to make an illegal left-hand turn. The driver collided with a Sheriff’s Deputy who was heading north on Southwest Trafficway. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy was injured in the crash, but she is expected to be okay. There is no word […]

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    National Drug Take Back Day offers residents opportunity to dispose of medications with no questions asked

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The DEA says prescription drug abuse in the U.S. is alarmingly high, as is the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses. Jackson County wants to help by giving folks a chance to get rid the drugs as part of National Drug Take Back Day. A kickoff event is scheduled from 10 a.m., to noon at Ruskin Way Park to raise awareness of about the dangers of unwanted or expired drugs. Across the metro 70 locations on Saturday […]

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    High speed chase that began in Independence ends in arrest in KCMO

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person is in custody Thursday morning after leading police on a high-speed chase. The chase began in Independence, Mo., near Truman and Hardy around 4 a.m., and continued through Kansas City, Mo. Speeds during the chase reached 80-90 mph. At one point along the chase, the suspect tossed a large luggage bag, similar to the size of a carry-on, out of the vehicle. Investigators have not said what was in the bag. Police finally took […]

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    Shots fired near northland apartment complex, armed robbery suspect hit by bullet

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are investigating an armed residential robbery Friday that ended with the suspect getting shot. According to police, a man walked outside of his home in the 500 block of NW 55th Terrace around 2:41 a.m., and saw someone trying to get into his vehicle. The man told police the suspect claimed to have a knife and that he begged the suspect not to hurt him. Investigators tell FOX 4 the man told the suspect to follow him […]

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    Portion of I-70 near downtown closed over the weekend for bridge demolition

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A bridge demolition is set to close down portions of I-70 and many ramps over the weekend. Starting at 10 p.m., Friday both the eastbound and westbound lanes of I-70 will be closed at Broadway. The demolition is to clear a deteriorating bridge. Crews say once they clear all the debris from the demolition, they will reopen the lanes and the ramps. The closed roadways are expected to reopen by 5 a.m., Monday, but they could […]