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Contact: Bob.Buckley@wghp.com

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
  • Winston-Salem couple’s ‘Tiny House Expedition’

    How much is enough? When does enough become … too much? Those may seem like philosophical questions suited to long discussions over a few pints at the pub but for a couple from Winston-Salem, they are ideas that frame their lives. In this edition of the Buckley Report, meet Alexis Stephens and Christion Parsons, who are selling the idea made famous by the German-American architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, that less truly can be more. For more information about […]

  • Couple denied marriage ceremony in Forsyth Co. decades ago thinks history is repeating itself

    Compared to how long it took for African-Americans to gain full civil rights, it seems like the same journey for gays and lesbians was moving at lightning speed until it hit a bump last fall. After laws like North Carolina’s Amendment One (which limited marriage to one man and one woman) were overturned, there was resistance to those legal rulings all across the country, including North Carolina. In this edition of the Buckley Report, meet the couple who felt the […]

  • Family keeps furniture production company in the Triad

    TRINITY, N.C. — Chances are, you or someone you know once had a job making furniture, around here. As recently as the 1990s, there were still tens of thousands of those jobs then, suddenly, they were gone. Well, most of them, anyway. Competition from other countries — China, in particular — made moving production off-shore almost a necessity for survival in the industry and that’s what most American-born CEOs and business owners did. Not Jorge Lagueruela. And maybe that’s because […]

  • Veterans Coffee events in the Piedmont

    Any of you who are married know that there are some things you can only tell your husband or wife. And, if you’ve been in the military, there are things even they will never understand. That leaves a lot of veterans to go into a shell or, as some have told us, self-medicate with alcohol or drugs. But as you’ll see in this edition of the Buckley Report, there is a group in the Triad that thinks they can change […]

  • The next generation of transportation

    BLACKSBURG, Va. — A century ago, most families knew they were likely to lose one of their children to disease. Modern medicine has reduced that number to a fraction of what it once was and a university not far from the Triad hopes to do the same for deaths on our roads. Although we’ve already reduced the number of deaths on our roads by about 40 percent from their peak, in 1972 (54,589), more than 30,000 people — 32,719 in […]

  • Beekeepers work to keep honey bee population strong

    If all the bees disappeared tomorrow, what would happen to our food? It wouldn’t disappear with them, well, at least most of it wouldn’t — just the healthiest stuff. We would still have crops that are pollinated by the wind, things like wheat and corn. But we’d certainly lose almonds and a lot of our fruits and vegetables. And it seems every few years, some new threat emerges to our bee populations. Fortunately, honey bees are fairly easy to bring […]

  • Buckley Report looks at prescription drug overdoses

    There is plenty of concern in America about the scourge of illegal drugs. But the truth is, it’s the stuff our doctors are giving us that are the true danger – when not used as they are supposed to be, but that’s the problem. Twenty years ago, opiates and opioids – very powerful pain relievers – were only used in end-of-life palliative care.  But over the last two decades, they have been increasingly prescribed for pain from common procedures like […]

  • Guilford County in the Civil War

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — As we read about the history that shaped us in books in school, it’s sometimes hard to see the humanity — the real people and sacrifice involved in those stories. In this edition of the Buckley Report, Bob has the story of some of those affected by the Civil War who you might find aren’t a lot different than us.

  • Traffic roundabouts paying off in ways you may not notice

    Have you noticed all the traffic circles going up and around the Piedmont? They’re not cheap. They cost at least a quarter of a million dollars to build and can cost as much as three million. But in this edition of the Buckley Report, you’ll see how they’re paying off in ways you may never notice.

  • Local playwright examines college athletic programs

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — How much do you love Tar Heels basketball? What about Duke? NC State? East Carolina? UNCG? Do you love them enough to take a good, hard look at the program? That’s what local playwright and director Preston Lane is doing. Lane is the co-founder of Triad Stage and his latest production looks more like a documentary of recent events than a play. Set in a fictional North Carolina college, the storyline will make you sit up and […]

  • Why do men still dominate the aviation profession?

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – There are few professions that aren’t open to both men and women. But nearly eight decades after Amelia Earhart was one of the most famous women in the country, aviation is still dominated by men. FOX8’s Bob Buckley is here with the story of a school that’s trying to change all that – Guilford Technical Community College.

  • The Magna Carta turns 800

    Sometimes you don’t know what you have in the beginning. In the case of a couple dozen men meeting in a swamp west of London, 800 years ago, what they had that day, June 15, 1215, changed the world — eventually. In this edition of the Buckley Report, see why Magna Carta is such a big deal 800 years after its signing and why it took half of that time to become so.

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