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
  • Owners talk about the Guilford Building’s revitalization

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Ray Holliman watched as the massive fire on the south side of downtown Greensboro nearly consumed the area around Washington and Davie streets. “They had already kind of written off the south end of this block and they just wanted to protect the exposures,” says Ray. If that sounds like the kind of thing a firefighter would say, it should. Ray was part of the Greensboro Fire Department working to save the structures – including one he […]

  • Family talks about owning historic building in downtown Greensboro

    Ray Holliman watched as the massive fire on the south side of downtown Greensboro nearly consumed the area around Washington and Davie streets. “They had already kind of written off the south end of this block and they just wanted to protect the exposures,” says Ray. If that sounds like the kind of thing a firefighter would say, it should. Ray was part of the Greensboro Fire Department working to save the structures – including one he would come to […]

  • Old mills being revitalized around the Triad

    The old guys are cool again. For decades, American cities tore down what had been built throughout the 20th century to make way for the modern. Of course, they didn’t get to everything — a lot of the buildings from both the 20th century and a few even older survived — and now, the current generation of entrepreneurs is seeing its value and capitalizing on it. The key root word there is “capital.” Because it takes expert capitalism to make […]

  • Friends start new film production company in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — In an era when it seems much of the film industry is rushing to get out of North Carolina … Nick Westfall and Jake Camp are rushing back in. “It’s a reversal of expectations,” says Nick Westfall, fully confident of what he’s doing. “We’re trying to start a tidal wave of film – bringing films here to North Carolina and bringing film opportunities to young kids, right out of school.” Not too long ago, Nick was that […]

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was scheduled to be in Greensboro the day he was killed

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — When Americans today think of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the places they most associate him with are his hometown of Atlanta and Memphis, where he was assassinated as he and his colleagues were leaving the Lorraine Motel to go to dinner on April 4, 1968. What most people don’t realize is the role Greensboro could have played in that drama. King was due to be in Greensboro on April 4, 1968 – a Thursday, that year […]

  • Raleigh offers pay-what-you-can restaurant

    RALEIGH, N.C. — It seems like some sort of social science experiment – and, after all, it is in the middle of a college town. But Maggie Kane’s restaurant is very much a business. It’s just that the prices on the menu are all “suggested.” You pay what you can. “We say we need 80 percent of people paying the suggested price or more, 20 percent of people paying less or volunteering the meal, and we do,” Kane said. That’s […]

  • Local filmmaker creates documentary about red wolves

    There was no major at Jeff Mittelstadt’s prestigious school titled, “Dr. Doolittleism.” But that’s okay, he didn’t want to talk to the animals so much as know what they were thinking. “At Davidson College, I got my degree in psychology but that was because of my interest in animal cognition and behavior,” Jeff says about his education. “And then, while in psychology, I got interested in how do people disagree – different stakeholders – how do they interact with each […]

  • See how Rockingham County family practices no-till farming

    ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — After a half century of farming, Ray Styers is finally seen as an innovator. “I was probably considered strange from the day I got here,” said Ray, with a chuckle. He and his wife, Sara, have had a dairy farm in the southern end of Rockingham County for more years than they can count. What set Ray apart was he was one of the few farmers in the area who started doing no-till farming back in […]

  • Greensboro has rich history of brewing

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — “We’ve been open for about four months, now,” said Stephen Monahan, as he mixes his latest batch of beer at Little Brother Brewing in downtown Greensboro. “The location’s fantastic.” His brewery is part of a craft beer and taproom boom that appears, at first glance, to be something new. And it is new … again. In the late 1890s and the first decade of the 20th century, there was a saloon and brewing boom in the south […]

  • Woman starts Healing Justice Project to help those affected by wrongful convictions

    LaMonte Armstrong doesn’t hesitate at all, recalling the date. “Aug. 18, 1995,” he says, definitively. That’s the day he was sent to prison for a murder he didn’t commit. Eighteen years later, he is not only out of prison, but has received a full pardon from Pat McCrory, when McCrory was still governor. But that doesn’t mean the sentence doesn’t linger. When he went to work, soon after getting released, “They still would not take that inmate, exoneree – whatever […]

  • Recruits train at Greensboro Police Department CSI Academy

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A dozen technicians in police uniforms are inside the yellow crime scene tape, putting down markers, making measurements, taking notes. But this is a long way from Las Vegas, Miami or New York. It isn’t quite that glamorous to be a recruit in the Greensboro Police Department’s CSI Academy, but it is exclusive. “So far as a standing academy, I don’t know anyone in North Carolina who’s doing it,” Greensboro Police Chief Wayne Scott said. And those […]

  • A look at the Underground Railroad Tree in the Guilford Woods

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Take a stroll through the Guilford Woods with James Shields and you might find some amazing things. “What you would have found here would’ve been pine — pine tree thickets,” says Shields, of what the area would have looked like 150 or more years ago. But it’s not the pine trees that are of real interest here. “This tulip poplar tree is over 300 years old,” says Shields, as he points out one large tree near a […]