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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
  • Who benefits from the low gas prices?

    Here’s a challenge for you: try to find somebody who isn’t thrilled with the cheap price of gas these days. You may have seen some news reports toying with the idea that the low price of oil isn’t good for everyone. Bob Buckley breaks down who benefits from low gas prices and who gets left out in this edition of the Buckley Report.

  • Possible breakthrough in arthritis treatment

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Relief for the wounded weekend warrior may be coming very soon. Millions of Americans (more than 50 million, according to the CDC) suffer from arthritis, often in the knees. For many of them, it’s the result of years of being active – playing softball, soccer, basketball – but once the arthritis develops, those playing days may be over. The answers to such lingering issues are often dealt with at the largest of America’s hospital systems and universities […]

  • Finding the right day care

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Things have truly changed in just a generation. When most of today’s parents were still young, in the 1970s, fewer than one in three married mothers worked. Now, more than two in three do; and, add to that the fact that the number of children in single-parent households has more than doubled since then and you have millions of parents scrambling to find someone — or someplace — that can be a “partner” in helping raise their […]

  • This old house

    Sometimes you don’t always see the treasures sitting right next door. For a century, a relatively modest, wood frame home stood on Spring Garden Street, near UNC-Greensboro.  For some, it was, “Part of the past.”  For Benjamin Briggs and Preservation Greensboro and architect and builder, Steve Johnson, it was a treasure – admittedly, one that needed a little polishing. It was once the home of Carrie and Charles Angle — a classic example of the, “Foursquare,” design that was popular […]

  • ‘The Healing Blues Project’

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — When things aren’t going you way in life, it’s tempting to “sing the blues.” And, it turns out, that might be more medicinal than you think. At least, that’s the theory behind an idea from Greensboro College and it’s talented music department. They thought if they could get some people who have had a rough patch in life – homeless, for the most part – and paired them with musicians who could help them write a song […]

  • Local couple hopes to help people in India

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — As loving as animals can sometimes appear, toward each other humans are still the only creatures on the planet that make a conscious decision to do compassionate work for each other. Sometimes that happens in small doses near their home. Sometimes it is a larger project with people who touched someone on the other side of the world. In this edition of the Buckley Report, meet a local couple who had no idea how a trip to […]

  • The Biltmore House’s Christmas traditions

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. — We all have certain things that connect us to the holiday season. For a lot of people around here, putting up a Christmas tree is chief among them. Of course, there are Christmas trees — and then there are Christmas trees. In this edition of the Buckley Report, see one special tree raising and the century-old tradition that goes with it.

  • ‘Out of the Garden Project’ helps Guilford County families

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — This is the week when we are reminded to give thanks for what we have. But there are many people who spend it thinking about what they don’t have — often, basic needs, like food. There are 73,000 public school students in Guilford County and more than half of them qualify for free or reduced lunch. That’s one of the highest rates in the nation. And there is an organization here that figured those same kids […]

  • Out of the ‘garden’ and into homes of students, families

    This is the time of year many of us think about what we are thankful for though some people in the Piedmont are probably thinking more about what they wish for. For example, more than half of Guilford County Schools’ students qualify for free or reduced lunch -– one of the higher percentages in the country. Don and Kristy Milholin figured if so many of them needed help having enough to eat during the week, they probably needed it on […]

  • What the Triad is doing to ‘join the (jobs) party’

    How long have we been talking about how to create good, new jobs in the Piedmont Triad? And how many times have we chased them, 10 … 20 … 50 at a time? But what if there was something we could do -– that we could’ve done a number of times over the past 20 years -– that could bring not just a few hundred, but 50,000 jobs over the next couple of decades? Other states in the southeast that […]

  • Representative Howard Coble’s final session

    WASHINGTON — Political legends aren’t made, overnight. Sixth district Congressman Howard Coble won his first election with 51 percent of the vote and won his re-election by only 79 votes. Since then, he’s become an institution in Piedmont politics, but he is retiring in a few weeks Bob Buckley is in Washington covering his last days in Congress.

  • Mount Airy ‘rapping teacher’ gets students’ attention in unique way

    MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — There is a new line of thinking that says teaching is, to a large degree, performance art. And few teachers perform quite like Adam Johnson. His name may be fairly common but his ideas of how to engage his students certainly aren’t. It’s not like he did any grand research project to see what would appeal to his fourth graders at White Plains Elementary in Mt. Airy. He just thought about the way he learned best […]

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