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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
  • Dog shot, killed during home robbery

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A gunman is on the loose after he reportedly robbed a home then shot and killed a dog early Friday morning. Police said the home robbery took place around 4 a.m. in the 8300 block of Noland Road in Kansas City. Police said a man described as wearing dark clothing busted down the front door of the home. Once inside he hit a man living there over the head with a gun. The intruder then started […]

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    200 new laws introduced in Missouri

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — More than 200 bills will become law on Thursday in the state of Missouri, including gambling on credit at casinos and breast-feeding moms may now be excused from Jury duty. Missourians can also buy a two wheeler after tithing on Sundays. The state also lifted the ban on motorcycle sales. They also lifted the ban on sales of all-terrain vehicles and personal watercraft. The law did not repeal the ban on buying cars and trucks on […]

  • High-speed chase ends in head-on crash in KCK

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A high-speed chase ended with a head-on collision early Friday morning in Kansas City, Kan. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the chase started around 1 a.m. near Kansas City International Airport.  The vehicle, traveling in excess of 100 mph, sped down I-29 to I-635 to K-5 where it crashed head-on into another vehicle. Preliminary reports indicate the suspect vehicle was traveling the wrong way on K-5 at the time of the crash. At least one […]

  • Can helmets protect your kids from concussions like companies claim?

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — From Pop Warner to the pros, football players will soon strap on their helmets for another hard-hitting season on the gridiron. Those hard hits can be dangerous, even deadly. Helmet companies claim new products can protect your kids from concussions, but do they really work? The big helmet-to-helmet hits send football fans to their feet. The problem is that the hits also send players to the hospital. The concussion discussion dominates safety speak at every level. […]

  • Man found shot in Lenexa front yard leads police to deaths of two men inside home

    LENEXA, Kan. — Police spent much of the day Thursday in a Lenexa neighborhood, collecting evidence in a double homicide that happened Wednesday night. Police confirmed Thursday afternoon the two victims found dead inside of the home were both adult males, but have not released any other information regarding their ages or identities. Police received a call of a reported shooting shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday night from a man who said he had been shot in the stomach, but claimed he didn’t know where he was. […]

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    Neighbor suspects arson in vacant house fire

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Firefighters battled a house fire Friday morning. The fire occurred at a vacant home in the 6400 block of E. 12 Terrace in Kansas, Mo. A neighbor, David Buchanan, said he estimates it’s the fifth vacant home that has caught fire in the last couple of months. He suspects someone is intentionally setting fire to the buildings. Buchanan said the person who lived in the home died about a year ago. When firefighters arrived the home […]

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    Crews demolish Garney mansion as owners watch on

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After fire destroyed much of the Garney mansion in Briarcliff in March, crews from Industrial Wrecking Company used bulldozers to tear the rest of it down Thursday morning. About three months ago owner Patty Garney noticed an odd glow in her skylight. That turned out to be the beginning of a three-alarm fire. The towering mansion has been one of the Northland’s iconic structures for more than 20 years. The owners, Charles and Patty Garney, developed […]

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    Clue to cause of KC house explosion might be buried deep in debris

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) returned to a severely damaged home in the 9100 block of Tennessee Ave., Friday, trying to determine what caused an explosion there Wednesday evening. Crews were called out to the explosion at about 7 p.m. Wednesday and had to fight the fire from the outside because the explosion knocked the home off its foundation, making it dangerous to enter. The unstable structure continues to be a […]

  • Cattle truck overturns in Platte City

    PLATTE CITY, Mo. — A cattle truck overturned Friday morning on I-29 near Hwy 273 in Platte City, Mo. The incident was reported around 2:30 a.m. Police said the driver suffered minor to moderate injuries and was transported to an area hospital. Authorities said the truck skidded some 70-80 yards on wet pavement before coming to a stop. All but one of the 40 head of cattle survived the accident. Crews worked to transfer them to another trailer. During the […]

  • Millions worth of meth taken off the streets by drug task force

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A million dollars worth of meth has been taken off the streets according to the Jackson County Drug Task Force. People living in a Kansas City neighborhood reacted to the bust that happened right next door. Neighbors say they saw a lot of suspicious activity at a home on the corner of 44th and Sterling Avenue. When investigators got here Tuesday morning, they found out a neighbor’s gut instincts were spot on. K-9s found a stash […]

  • On FOX 4: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at The Kansas Speedway

    It’s race weekend! The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series opens on Friday, and at 7:30 p.m. fans will be in their seats to see the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series SFP 250. Both races are night races, which makes it a rare experience. Click here for the complete schedule. The lights are ready! The campground is packed! The track is ready! The displays are up! The drivers are ready to start their engines! And… FOX 4 is ready! Tune in for complete […]

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    Dad recounts brazen carjacking where suspects fled with girl in SUV

    KANSAS CITY, Kan.– A three-year-old girl is safe with family and two people are behind bars following a carjacking in KCK Wednesday night. Prosecutors haven’t released information on whether that pair will face charges in the incident that happened just after midnight near 38th and Everett. FOX 4’s Megan Dillard talked with the dad who said he walked out of a gas station and both his vehicle and toddler were gone. “All I could think about was my daughter. When I came […]