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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
  • 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.

  • Is a college degree always the key to success?

    How often have we heard that a college degree is the key to success? Perhaps for most, but that doesn’t explain Steve Jobs or Bill Gates. And it almost didn’t explain John Marbach. He worked very hard to get into Wake Forest University but, after a single semester, he dropped out. What? Got into Wake and dropped out? Well, he was lured away by an offer. In this edition of the Buckley Report, see what that was and why John […]

  • NC woman’s abandoned home photography getting a lot of attention

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — This edition of the Buckley Report is about how one man’s trash is another man’s treasure – or, in this case – a woman’s treasure. Michelle Bowers only started taking photographs a few years ago and, even then, just on her iPhone. But her photos are drawing attention from around the globe – see why.

  • Piedmont’s ‘Restaurant League’ soccer

    The passion you’ve seen for soccer, as the women’s World Cup plays out on FOX8, isn’t limited to national team players. All around the Piedmont, there are dozens of teams from a variety of nations that put foot to ball for the love of the game and, chances are, one of them has served you or prepared your meal in a local restaurant. Check out the “Restaurant League” in this edition of the Buckley Report.

  • Mark Walker talks annual Congressional Baseball Game

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — If you think things are deadlocked in Congress on legislation, you should see their baseball teams. Yes, Republicans and Democrats play each other in baseball — nearly every year, since 1909. It’s a game that raises money for three different DC-area charities and, this year, will be played at the Washington Nationals stadium. The game was initiated by Representative John Tener of Pennsylvania, a former professional player, himself, and each side has won 38 games and tied one, […]

  • Why do longshot candidates run for President?

    Rick Santorum?  George Pataki?  You probably only vaguely remember those names … do they really think they have a chance to be president? Why do people who sometimes don’t register at all in public polling of voters run for president?  Well, several reasons, actually.  Learn what they are, in this edition of the Buckley Report.

  • Will megasite happen in the Piedmont?

    Just because the state’s economy is doing well doesn’t mean everyone is.  In fact, there are pockets of the state that are heading toward becoming economic deserts if something isn’t done — and the Triad is one of them. For example, Charlotte now has more than a million people who are employed.  Twenty years ago, the Raleigh-Durham area had fewer people employed than the Triad but has, over those two decades, increased its number by more almost 300 percent. The Triad […]

  • Life Expectancy tracts with zip codes

    How your life expectancy correlates with your zip code

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — So, how long do you think you’ll live? The answer might be on the front of your mail. It turns out, your life expectancy correlates quite closely with what zip code you are born into. And, in some counties – Guilford, for example – your life expectancy can change by almost two decades, just by being born into a zip code that is no more than a dozen miles, as the crow flies, from another. There […]


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