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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
  • 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 […]

  • Meet the NC millennial who helped Trump win the presidency

    Ryan Fournier got politically inspired watching the 2008 presidential campaign between John McCain and Barack Obama — thinking about how the results might affect his children. “Which is kind of a weird thought to have when you’re in middle school,” admits Ryan. “But it comes into play that you’ll be that age someday.” He is still not quite there — Ryan is 21 and finishing his junior year at Campbell, a university in Buies Creek — but he “parented”  an important […]

  • Information technology the ‘it’ job

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Zachary Hinton grew up in one of the early, video game generations. “I was exposed to Tetris and video games on my dad’s Compaq computer,” says Zachary. “Early on, I was curious as to how that all worked. It wasn’t until much later on in life, I decided, ‘Well, maybe there’s a career for this.’” Indeed there is, and all that video game playing in his youth is beginning to pay off, as Zachary prepares for a […]

  • The plight of people who battle rare diseases

    Katie Sampson and her husband were thrilled with their only child, as he began to walk and do all the other things little boys do as they approach their second birthday. And then, somewhere around that two-year mark, it all changed. “We did test after test, scan after scan – they thought maybe he had cancer, blood work, endless blood work and, they just – we saw endless doctors and they didn’t have any answers,” says Katie. She began to […]

  • Heroin users ending up in hospital psychiatric wards

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — The heroin epidemic that is destroying large swaths of America has a new victim of its collateral damage: the psychiatric ward at your local hospital. “This is not my first time here,” says Austin, who has been doing heroin for nearly seven years. “I’ve been here one time before. I’ve been to multiple rehabs, detoxes, I’ve tried to stop.” “Here” is the psychiatric ward at High Point Regional Hospital, where Dr. Andy Farah works and understands […]

  • ‘Citizen scientists’ helping researchers learn about animals in NC

    You know they’re out there – you can sometimes hear them – but how do you know how many are out there, and where? You set a trap, of course. A camera trap. That’s what the North Carolina Museum of Natural History, along with the NC Wildlife Commission and NC State University, are asking citizens to do – citizen scientists, in this case. They can check out what is called a camera trap from their local library and, with instructions […]