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
  • Did Chuck Berry get some help writing some of his most famous songs?

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — For Greensboro musician Evan Olson learning to play Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode” on his guitar was like a rite of passage. “It doesn’t matter where you go in the world,” says Evan, “people – young and old – are going to go, ‘Ah, I know that song!’ It’s probably the most familiar riff in rock history.” In the early days of rock-n-roll, Chuck Berry personified the art form. “I think he came along at the right […]

  • Repair Café group fixes broken items in Cary

    CARY, N.C. — What’s that old phrase? One man’s trash is another man’s treasure? Don Fick and his friends understand that perfectly. “I think the one thing they all share is the experience of seeing something on the curb, something being thrown away and they go, ‘That’s still got good life in it,’” Fick said. Right as Fick says that, a foam dart from a Nerf gun whizzes by his head. “So, uh, the Nerf gun works,” he says, with […]

  • World-renowned artist Noe Katz calls Greensboro home

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — If you study art and innovation, you’ll often find it is an alloy of different cultures and disciplines. And few people have quite the mix that Noe Katz does. Katz’ father was in the diamond business in Poland. But, like many Jews in the 1940s, he had to leave to survive and when the ships couldn’t get to New York, Moses Katz found himself in Cuba and, eventually, Mexico City, where Noe was born in 1953. Noe’s […]

  • Local organization takes vacant city lots and turns them into gardens

    HIGH POINT, N.C. – It’s not what anyone would consider “prime farm land.” “You can see here, there’s glass, there’s brick, there’s trash,” says Victoria Binder, as she walks across a field planted with beans, turnips and lettuce. “Makes it challenging to grow, here.” But Binder’s organization, “From the Ground Up,” isn’t easily intimidated. They’ve gone into some of the most challenging neighborhoods in High Point and made them blossom. “The point of this initiative is taking the vacant lots […]

  • A look at the relief work done in Haiti since Hurricane Matthew

    Lance Plyler has a habit of showing up where the world is in chaos. And, last October, few places were more in need than Haiti, on the western side of Hispaniola. “What’s unique to Haiti is just the multiple layers of disasters, one after the other,” Plyler said. He’s a physician who works with Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse ministry. You’ll find them in most places where there are disasters, particularly in the Western Hemisphere. When Hurricane Matthew blew through Haiti […]

  • Greensboro family rescues groundhogs during storms

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – With all the difficult stories about homes being damaged in the recent storms, it’s nice to see one about preservation. Lindsey Whitlatch and her daughter Kate found some groundhogs in Latham Park in Greensboro during the storms. “We were on our way home from school and we saw a little baby groundhog running around in the woods near our house and we looked closer and we saw there were a bunch of babies,” Kate Whitlatch said. The […]

  • Yadkinville man’s book the basis for new documentary about Apollo missions

    YADKINVILLE, N.C. — It was a time that would be hard to imagine, in today’s world. “President Kennedy stood before Congress in May of 1961 and said, ‘We’re going to go to the moon by the end of this decade,’” says Rick Houston. “That was the one time in American history where the American people pulled together behind a president’s directive.” Space flight has been a fascination for Houston since he was a young man growing up in Nashville, Tennesse. He’s […]

  • BB&T Leadership Institute opening new facility

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Being a bank can be kind of like being a cereal company: It’s pretty hard to stand out on the shelf. “Most of our products and services are pretty similar,” says Will Sutton, the director of BB&T’s Leadership Institute. “No other bank can introduce a product that we can’t replicate in 60 or 90 days and vice versa. And this, we feel, is a real differentiator for us.” “This” is BB&T’s Leadership Institute. It’s been around for […]

  • Elon professor working to improve legal education

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — There are things in life that we often think aren’t part of our universe, even though they are. “I think law affects all of us, whether you’re in law school or not,” Elon University law professor Steve Friedland said. Freidland worked as a lawyer but has found even more renown as a teacher of it and it’s in the teaching of the law that Friedland is leading a revolution. “Yes, I think we’re doing it in a […]

  • Fishing tournament raises money to help kids with cancer

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — There was a lot more to Tony Montana than most people saw. “He was a tough guy,” says his son, Richard. “But had a big heart.” His heart wasn’t his problem though. It was other organs and the cancer they had developed. “It was in his lungs, liver, lymph nodes,” says Richard. “And dad was a realist and he said, ‘You know, at the end of the day, I can go and do all this treatment […]

  • Is your smartphone making you dumb?

    We have seen the future and it has turned our brains into couch potatoes. The British author Aldous Huxley postulated in his classic novel “Brave New World” that, in the future, people wouldn’t be controlled by inflicting pain but rather by “inflicting” pleasure. And some believe that our phones are doing just that. “I think they do make us dumber in certain ways,” said UNC-Greensboro student Davis Barnhardt. “But you’re still converting that brain power to other things.” That’s certainly […]

  • Greensboro man an expert at restoring old photos

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — In Oscar Wilde’s famous novel, “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” Gray’s painting aged, taking on the stress of all his bad deeds, while Gray, himself, remained young. If he only got that work to Bill Heroy, they both could’ve looked youthful forever. “In our business, the older the picture, the better,” Heroy said. It wasn’t supposed to be this way – Heroy studied chemical engineering at Duke and came to Greensboro to study biology in graduate school. […]