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.

Recent Articles
  • 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

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Mayor Sly James announced Friday that he is postponing asking residents to vote on his controversial pre-k tax proposal until April. Mayor James wants a tax increase to send all four- and five-year-olds to pre-k, but school districts have concerns and wanted to hold off on putting the plan in front of voters because this decision impacts 15 school districts in the area. His proposal includes a 3/8 cent city-wide sales tax to fund pre-k programs. […]

  • Police identify driver who sped away from KCK police, crashed into tree and died

    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

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Crews battled a fire Thursday morning near Agnes and Nicholson in Kansas City. Old St. Francis Seraph Catholic Church caught fire before 5 a.m. Thursday. The church, which was built in 1924, was named one of the most dangerous buildings on a recent list from Kansas City, Missouri, and was scheduled to be demolished. Now officials say they will have to speed up that process. Currently, a fence and overgrown grass surround the vacant building. It […]

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

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police are investigating an attempted burglary Thursday at Leon’s Thriftway in the Seven Oaks Shopping Center. Family of the store’s owner told FOX4 that someone drove into the back of the store to gain entry then attempted to take two ATMS and the cash register around 4:15 a.m. Police said the the suspects were not able to get away with these items, but they did get away an unknown amount of money. The owner’s family […]

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

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A large crowd is expected to pay respects to Kansas City native and fashion designer Kate Spade Thursday afternoon. The funeral takes place at Redemptorist Church in midtown at 3 p.m. It is open to the public, but seating will be limited. Not only is Kansas City Spade’s hometown, but the church where her funeral will be held is where her grandparents were married. The seating to pay respects for Spade is on a first come first serve […]

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

    PLATTE COUNTY, Mo. — Kansas City water rescue crews pulled a man from Platte River Thursday. A man and woman boating called first responders around 8 a.m. after noticing him near the Schimmel City Access point off 45-Highway not far from Farley, Mo. Crews on the scene told FOX4 they believe the man had been in the water for three days. The man gave FOX4 a thumbs up and a big smile as first responders transferred him into the ambulance […]

  • If you stay in KC for Memorial Day weekend, Celebration at the Station features night of fun & fireworks

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City symphony members are getting tuned up for the annual Celebration at the Station Sunday. The event starts at 3 p.m. and will feature a Kansas City Symphony concert at 8 p.m. Then fireworks at 9:45 p.m. It is free to get in. There will be food trucks, fireworks and a family zone. Main Street will be closed between 20th Street and Pershing during the event.  The streetcar will be running all evening with extended […]

  • KCPD honors the 119 of their officers killed in the line of duty since 1881

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As Memorial Day approaches, the Kansas City Police Department paid tribute Thursday to officers killed in the line of duty. The memorial service to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice throughout the department’s history started at 10 a.m. at police headquarters on Locust Street. The ceremony included 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. Donna Eddy, sister of fallen […]

  • What impeachment is and when it can occur

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri lawmakers are to meet in a special session starting May 18 to consider whether to initiate impeachment proceedings against Republican Gov. Eric Greitens to try to remove him from office. That comes as Greitens faces felony charges in two cases. One charge accuses him of taking and transmitting a nonconsensual photo of a partially nude woman in 2015. The other accuses him of disclosing a donor list of The Mission Continues to his political fundraiser […]

  • How the Route 50 and 291 interchange will work when complete and closures to watch out for

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Cruising around Lee’s Summit over the next couple of weeks will require some advance planning. MoDOT is closing ramps as construction continues on Route 50 and Route 291. The ramp from eastbound Route 50 to southbound Route 291 will close on Friday, April 27 at 8 p.m. and will remain closed for the weekend for concrete work. Motorists will need to find an alternate rate. Route 50 eastbound and westbound will close underneath the project beginning at […]

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