Pat Collins is a general assignment reporter for News4, covering breaking news and feature reports.
Collins joined News4 in 1986. Prior to that, he worked for WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C., and WLS-TV in Chicago. He also spent seven years as a general assignment, investigative and feature reporter for WDVM-TV (now WUSA-TV) in Washington, D.C.
He began his career as a print journalist working first for the Washington Daily News and later for the Washington Star. Collins actually began writing for newspapers at the age of 15, and, by the age of 17 he had a regular column in the Daily News.
Collins has earned 10 Emmy awards, two Clarion awards, and a Chesapeake Associated Press Award for "Best Feature Reporter."
Collins was inducted into The Silver Circle by the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his more than 25 years of television service in Washington, D.C.
After graduating from Notre Dame in 1968, Collins spent a year in Vietnam. He is a native Washingtonian and lives in the city with his wife and three children.
Collins is well known for his coverage of hard hitting and breaking news, but he's also a great feature reporter. You can check out some of his funniest videos on his official Facebook page.