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Turn on FOX4 News Saturday and Sunday and Rob Collins will be there with a smile and a pair of cowboy 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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  • Metro baby the youngest child in more than a decade to survive heart and lung transplant

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Just over a week ago, a Kansas City couple did what they once thought was impossible: They brought their baby home from the hospital. Little Jack Palmer was born in January with a rare heart condition, his parents were given little hope that he would survive. But now, Baby Jack is the youngest child in more than a decade to survive a heart and lung transplant, and his parents know he`s a true miracle. Baby Jack […]

  • Burned American flags found across Wyandotte County

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A bizarre, brazen trend is spreading across Wyandotte County where fire officials say someone is setting American flags on fire. FOX4 found a flag charred and crumpled, lying in the grass outside the Wyandotte County courthouse on Wednesday. Fire officials say this has been happening over the past few weeks at government buildings and a fire station. Officials say someone is actually walking up to the flagpoles, lowering the flags, taking them down and setting them […]

  • Judge says it’s time for Schlitterbahn’s Verrückt water slide to come down

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  • Meet the youngest recipient of the south KC Alliance awards

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — South Kansas City Alliance hosted its 3rd annual awards breakfast Thursday morning. At the event they handed out awards to 20 people in the community who are doing good things. Recipients ranged from neighborhood leaders to community volunteers to young achievers. FOX4’s Rob Collins spoke with the youngest award recipient. See his excitement in the video player above. 

  • Concerned customers invited to learn about KCP&L possible rate hikes

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Kansas City Power and Light will host a public meeting Thursday for concerned customers to share their thoughts about possible rate hikes. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. inside the B.E.S.T. Conference Center at the KU Edwardsville Campus in Overland Park. Kansas Corporation Commission is putting on the meeting to give customers a chance to learn more about the proposed rate increase and how much it will cost. This meeting comes just three months […]

  • KC mayor says proposed sales tax for pre-k education will go on April ballot

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    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A driver speeding away from police crashed and died Friday morning in the area of 27th and Longwood. Officers say this started around 3:20 a.m., when police and another driver both turned onto 27th Street from Parallel. Police say the driver, 36-year-old Ikisha T. Adams, stopped in the middle of the road for no reason, the officer passed the vehicle and noticed it still was not moving in the rear-view mirror and circled back with another officer. […]

  • KCMO church on list of city’s most dangerous buildings goes up in flames

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  • Police: Thieves crash car into back of store at Seven Oaks Shopping Center, take off with cash

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  • Family, friends and fans of fashion designer Kate Spade gather for her funeral in KC

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  • After spending three days on Platte River, water rescue crews find & rescue man

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