During the era of Len Dawson, bell bottoms, and big wheels near the rugged Red River basin of North Texas, FOX4’s Rob Collins came into the world raring to go. Some would say not much has changed over the past four decades. Rob has kicked up the dust in several television markets over the past 25 years. Working in Texas, Illinois, and Kansas City, Rob has covered the Super Bowl, the Rose Bowl, the World Series, the NCAA Final Four, the Daytona 500, the Indianapolis 500 and countless other major sporting events. Rob has logged reports from Sweden, Mexico City, Toronto, New York, L.A., Chicago and hundreds of high school football fields in between. These days you’ll find the EMMY winning, cowboy boot wearing, father of two spinning basketballs and sharing sports knowledge on FOX4. Rob spends his free time in the gym, losing golf balls, or breaking up turf battles at home between the family dog and cat. If you have story ideas or want to talk about BBQ give Rob a holler.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.


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  • KCPS will serve free lunch at 5 locations Wednesday

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  • Watch: Sunrise flag-raising ceremony kicks off Farmer Veterans Coalition’s conference in Bonner Springs

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Starting Friday night the outside of Liberty Memorial will be lit up with 5,000 poppies to commemorate the Centennial of the end of World War I. FOX 4’s Rob Collins traveled to the memorial to learn more about the idea behind this work of art. Admission to Friday’s tribute is free for veterans and active duty military personnel and half-price general admission for the public. This deal runs through Sunday, Nov. 11. Here’s a preview of what […]

  • Local organization creates free, unique Halloween costumes for kids in wheelchairs

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  • Buck O’Neil Bridge shut down in both directions this weekend

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  • Brother of murder suspect Kylr Yust found dead in Jackson County Detention Center

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  • 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

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