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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
  • Bill in Kansas working to ban use of gas chambers in animal shelters

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. —  A bill to ban the use of gas chambers to kill shelter animals is making its way through the House in Kansas. House bill 2030 would amend the Kansas pet animal act to eliminate death by gas chambers and improve animal welfare. The bill would also require pets in shelters and breeding facilities to have access to water and require inspection of the facilities. Kansas is one of 10 states where gas chambers are still available for shelters to euthanize unadopted animals. […]

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    Thacher Elementary to be demolished

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — KCMO public schools voted to demolish Thacher Elementary in a meeting Wednesday night. The school board said the 115-year-old school could be demolished beginning late spring. The board has been considering tearing down the building for more than a year. A group called “Save Thacher, Save Our Schools” made efforts to save the school but could not solidify an interested developer. The building has been boarded up since 2011 when an alleged arson got inside the building and […]

  • Metro homeowners turning to technology to make their homes smarter

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — You have a smart phone, maybe even a smart car, but how brainy is the building where you live?  Smart homes are gaining popularity. With gadgets and gizmos that seem like they’re plucked from the famous cartoon The Jetsons, metro homeowners are outfitting their abodes with everything from thermostats that adjust to their habits to security systems that can be operated from a smart phone. FOX 4’s Rob Collins has more on increasing the IQ of […]

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    Royals pitcher Brandon Finnegan compares last year’s experience to two very different food items

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Royals pitcher Brandon Finnegan chats about all things Royals with FOX 4’s Rob Collins. Find out what food analogy the 21-year-old  used to compare playing in the College World Series vs. the World Series in the video above. Also catch a close-up look at the pitcher’s newest tattoos that he had done during the off-season.

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    AT&T offering customers new privacy options

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — AT&T is offering new privacy options for Internet users. AT&T is not only offering the ultra fast gigapower service in Kansas City, Leawood, Lenexa, Olathe and Overland Park to compete with Google Fiber, but they are offering customers the option to opt out of the Internet preferences program. The option will cost users an additional $29. The Internet preferences program creates a record of the web pages Internet users visit and the amount of time spent […]

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    Southbound I-435 reopens after serious early morning accident

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Southbound Interstate 435 near Gregory Blvd. was closed early Thursday morning due to an accident. Police said that a semi truck and SUV were involved in the accident. Just after 6 a.m. three emergency vehicles with arrows were on scene to block the highway. Police and MDOT are calling this accident serious. The highway reopened just after 6:30 a.m. Refresh this page for updates. FOX 4 has a crew on scene.

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    Fire forces eight people out of KCMO home

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – KCMO firefighters work to put out a house fire that broke out early Friday morning. Just after 6 a.m. fire crews responded to reports of a fire in the 1200 block of Park Ave. When first responders arrived they found smoke and fire pouring out of the front of the home. Two adults and six kids were inside of the home when the fire broke out. The family said they are not sure what caused the fire […]

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    Police investigate fatal KCMO accident

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are investigating a deadly accident that shut down power lines early Thursday morning. Police said they received reports of the accident around 2:45 a.m. According to police this was a single car accident. The vehicle flipped around the turn on Oldham Road south of Swope Park. Police said the passenger was trapped after a power pole fell on top of the vehicle. Power lines in the area were still down Thursday morning around 6 a.m. […]

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    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.