Justin Kollar joined the FOX59 News team in April 2021 as a reporter.
Born and raised in West Michigan, Justin previously worked in Grand Rapids, Michigan, covering lakeshore news and events. During his time there he diversified his storytelling through collapsing dams, heartbreaking riots, protests at the Capitol, and threatening water levels rising on the banks of Lake Michigan. He won an Edward R. Murrow Award for his live coverage of the downtown riots in the summer of 2020.
He graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in American history in the spring of 2018. Before graduation, Justin worked in TV news in Central Missouri covering the governor’s resignation and large-scale sporting events including the Texas Bowl in 2017.
Justin has a heart for people and being the voice of the community, speaking up for a good cause. As a teen he discovered his passion for journalism when his hometown newspaper told him to “grab a camera and get to work.”
When he’s not at work you can catch Justin signing up for a local 5k, going on day hikes with his fiancée, or barking for the Cleveland Browns during football season. A fun fact about Justin: he loves to fish and has been awarded the Michigan Master Angler award for the last three years.