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Bob always knew he was meant to live in North Carolina, it just took him a while to get here. He was born and raised in Chicago and went to the University of Missouri for Journalism school. After working in the "real world" for a year, he went back for his graduate degree in broadcast journalism and two days after graduating, found himself driving to North Carolina for a job as a sportscaster in Greenville. From there, he went to Washington State to be a sportscaster for a couple of years, before finding his way back to the Piedmont and making the switch to covering news.

You can see most of Bob's work on the FOX8 10:00 News, and sometimes on our other newscasts. You'll also see Bob filling in as an anchor occasionally. Politics, philosophy and literature are among his favorite subjects to read and discuss, when he's not playing soccer or spending time with his wife, Jean-Marie, and their 4 children.

Recent Articles
  • Buckley Report looks at pictures, films before the selfie

    How many pictures do you have of your parents, when they were young? How about your great grandparents? If you were lucky enough to have your family live in one of the towns H. Lee Waters wandered into, late in the Depression Era, you might be able to seem them not just in motion, but in living color. Waters was a portrait taker but – like so many people during the depression – he looked for other ways to make […]

  • Buckley Report checks in with Piedmont family that moved to Colo. for medical marijuana

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — No one is keeping an official count of how many families have moved to Colorado since it first legalized using medicines made with marijuana back in 2000, bust estimates are the number is in the thousands, including a family from the Piedmont. Bob Buckley has been following one family since they began considering a move in March 2013. They know that these treatments — many, still experimental — can be long shots but, as you’ll see […]

  • ‘Impossible father’ paying child support for son that can’t be his

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — What was news to a courtroom in Alamance County was well known to Randall Smith. That he is in court over child support payments the county says he owes is not unusual. How he got here, certainly is. In 1999, Smith got sick and had some work done in the hospital. Soon afterward, he met a woman and got married. “She came up pregnant and told me about it,” he said. “I didn’t speak to her and […]

  • Buckley Report looks at GMOs

    There are few things more controversial when it comes to the food we eat than genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. And there may be few things that are more misunderstood, according to the scientists involved in the work. If you Google the term, you’ll get thousands of hits linking you to blogs — most of which will tell part of the story. This edition of the Buckley Report looks at what GMOs really are and what concerns we should have about […]

  • Is the most fundamental freedom in America under attack?

    What a difference a few decades can make. Twenty years ago, the American Civil Liberties Union worked to help pass not just the federal, “Religious Freedom Restoration Law,” but many of the ones states began to pass as well. The original ones started from Native Americans wanting to use what is otherwise an illegal substance – peyote – in their religious ceremonies. But as society quickly changed on other issues, the laws served as either a defense against being compelled […]

  • President Obama talks ‘middle class economics’ in Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — President Barack Obama spent the afternoon in Charlotte for a town hall meeting on what he calls “middle class economics.” He laid out what he has done — like tax cuts and programs that supplement the incomes of the working poor. But, as Bob Buckley tells us, the president is now counting on people who were there to amplify his message.

  • Buckley Report looks at the prized Martinsville clocks

    RIDGEWAY, Va. — The drivers on the Sprint Cup circuit are wealthy men who risk their bodies, each week, to run for glory. But this edition of the Buckley Report shows how a simple piece of furniture can be among the most coveted things a racer can win. For more information about Ridgeway Clocks, click here.

  • Housing the mentally ill

    WAKE COUNTY, N.C. — Police and hospitals across the state are dealing with a major problem and it’s preventing officers and doctors from helping more people. That problem — mentally ill patients. It’s not that all the people involved in this don’t want something better — everyone seems to agree that these people with mental health issues need help. The problem is that these bureaucracies can be exceedingly difficult to change, but there is an idea percolating in Wake County […]

  • Dudley students competing in Shell Eco-Marathon

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Dudley High School has had plenty of notoriety for its accomplishments in athletics. But, like most high schools, the academic stars fly a little more under the radar. The school has a chance to change that with the team it is sending — again — to the Shell Eco-Marathon. That’s a contest which pits teams from around the hemisphere (many of them professionals or college students) against each other to see which one can produce a car that […]

  • NC woman’s ‘Red Boot Coalition’ bringing people together

    Most people over the age of forty can sing right along: “I’d like to teach the world to sing … in perfect harmony!” and they would know, immediately, that it’s an ad for Coca-Cola. There’s a woman from North Carolina who wants to alter that, slightly, to, “I’d like to teach the world to … talk to each other.” Molly Barker had already created one very successful organization called, “Girls on the Run.” But while she worked with the group, […]

  • Triad continues to grow as craft beer market

    Every place wants to be a, “destination.” But you need a draw, first. Asheville has found one, with its 18 craft breweries and, now, the Triad hopes to do the same. When craft brewers discovered that 44 percent of people 21 – 27-years-of-age have never tried a Budweiser, they saw an opening. Not only that, but nearly half of adults under 40 consider themselves (to one degree or another), “Foodies.” And foodies love craft beer – and restaurants love both, […]

  • Mach 4 plane in the works

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It looks like just an advanced airplane company, at first glance, but what Richard Lugg and his team are putting together is really more like something between a sleek Boeing jet and the space shuttle. And they’re doing it all from their headquarters, just east of Greensboro.


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