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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
  • Local man publishes book on Ernest Hemingway’s brain, effects of concussions

    “I remember, in 8th grade,” reminisces Andy Farah. “Trying to understand ‘Farewell to Arms’ and going to your father and asking him to explain the Spanish Civil War.” That’s OK – Andy Farah did just fine in school. He went to medical school, became a psychiatrist and now explains Ernest Hemingway to so many of his fans. For 20 years, Farah has used his training to study what a number of concussions that Hemingway suffered – at least nine, by […]

  • North Carolina tobacco barns have rich history

    DURHAM, N.C. — For most kids growing up in North Carolina today, it would be hard to think of the state as anything but a banking and high-tech center. But there was a time when tobacco dominated the state, essentially from Murphy to Manteo. “It’s such a huge part of life economically and it’s also such a huge part of our life socially,” says Julia Rogers, one of the caretakers of the Duke Homestead in Durham. Because tobacco farming touched […]

  • Winston-Salem man helps fellow former inmates turn their lives around

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — For Dave Moore, making an honest living may be harder than working in the drug world, but it’s also a whole lot more rewarding. That’s why he’s teaching others who have followed him through the prison system how to do just that. “I’m teaching them anything they can use to be an entrepreneur, so then there’s no excuse, ‘I can’t find a job,’ make your own job,” says Moore, with more than a hint of love in […]

  • Man writes directorial debut movie ‘Finding Home’

    Nick Westfall’s life hasn’t been like everyone else’s. “I come from a family forest, rather than a family tree,” Nick says. That just means he has a lot of family – and in ways not all of us do. Adoption is key to his story, since his mother was adopted when she was young. So family stories have always been near to his heart. And, as a physical education teacher in Wilmington, he began telling stories that were good enough […]

  • Organization helps to employ educated, skilled workers

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Is it possible for something to be, ‘In transition,’ for a quarter of a century? Evidently so. In the 1980s, Damien Birkel had moved down from Cleveland with hopes of a career in textiles as Sara Lee, in Winston-Salem. Then he lost that job – what he didn’t realize was, how many people ended up in the same position: educated, skilled … and out of work. Judie Holcomb-Pack was one of them. “Working in marketing, most of […]

  • Studying cancer in dogs to help detection and treatment in humans

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Matthew Breen loves dogs – really loves dogs – so much so that he has dedicated his professional life to them. He just had no idea how much they had dedicated theirs to us. Dr. Breen told us in his lab at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, “The concept of using the dog as a sentinel species to really help us understand more about what could be coming around the corner for human health has […]

  • Local foundation sees huge health care breakthrough

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — For several decades, stem cells have been touted as what will take health care into an entirely new realm that will create healing that, for our parents and grandparents, would seem like miracles. But working in that industry for much of that time has taught Todd McAllister an important lesson. “All stem cells are not the same,” says McAllister, who has a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering. “The earlier that you typically catch them in the developmental timeline, […]

  • Randolph County students get new perspective on manufacturing

    RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — Manufacturing isn’t what it used to be. In the generation of Sonny Hayes and Dylan Brady’s fathers, it had to do with running some machine. For Sonny and Dylan, it’s much deeper than that – it’s about physics, chemistry and running the computer-driven machines that produce the product you sometimes help create. So when Randolph Community College used a large grant to create a program to help get students in county schools excited about manufacturing today, […]

  • Greensboro’s ‘King of Comedy’

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It’s like a story out of Hollywood – with the emphasis on, “out of.” Walter Latham moved from Brooklyn, New York, with dreams of a basketball career, starting at East Carolina University. When that didn’t work out as planned, he found himself in Greensboro, where family told him there was opportunity. And when people say, “Funny how that works out …” they really mean funny. Walter wanted to produce funny shows, so he’d call the agents of […]

  • Man has knack for finding comedy talent

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It’s like a story out of Hollywood – with the emphasis on, “out of.” Walter Latham moved from Brooklyn, New York, with dreams of a basketball career, starting at East Carolina University. When that didn’t work out as planned, he found himself in Greensboro, where family told him there was opportunity. And when people say, “Funny how that works out …” they really mean funny. Walter wanted to produce funny shows, so he’d call the agents of […]

  • Grammy Award-winning rapper from NC uses music to inspire children

    There are “thug rappers” and then there is Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, who is more of a “hug rapper.” Skidoo was an aspiring hip hop artist who met the lady of his dreams, got married and had a daughter. That’s when his rhymes changed, as he aimed them at an audience of kids. “Not all my songs are, like, happy, cheery, let’s go eat fruit and ice cream songs for the kids,” says Skidoo, who lives in Asheville. “They’re about, here’s what […]

  • Burlington company sends tools to wounded veterans

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — It started out as a small gesture … and has become a national program. “Anywhere we can find a wounded veteran – it’s a Purple Hearter that we’re after,” says Bud Shepherd, a World War II veteran, himself. Shepherd already runs a company called REA, in Burlington, which helps lower-income people have all the essentials that they need. He and his colleagues at REA got the idea that sending a box full of tools to wounded veterans […]