Bob B CROPPED

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.


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    Wake Forest students write ‘Dear Donald Trump supporters’ letters

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — “Dear Donald Trump supporters …” starts the letter. Oh, boy, this could get sticky. It’s an exercise in the class called “Invoking The Public Theological Voice Into Public Discourse,” a class for graduate-level students in Wake Forest University’s School of Divinity. And a little divine assistance is what some are asking for after last November’s election. “[I] was filled with a lot of hate and sorrow to the opposing side as to how I voted,” student Meagan […]

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    Group brings different faiths together in the Piedmont Triad

    Akir Khan has a simple question: “What is a Muslim American doing at a church on Sunday morning, broadcasting on Facebook Live?” The answer is nearly as simple: Bringing people together. The execution of it takes some real effort. But for that, too, Khan has a simple answer. “We’re Americans, this is what we’re born to do.” Khan is chairman of the Piedmont Interfaith Council and, along with other members of the council like Pastor Jay Hilbinger, of First Lutheran […]

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    Local comedic hopefuls take stage to tell first jokes of the year

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Have you heard the one about the first joke of the year? Well, you’re about to. (See what we did, there?) Fifteen or so years ago, comedians in New York City came up with an idea: write – and then immediately perform – a new joke, as soon as the calendar changes to the New Year. And, like any good idea (or good joke) people are quick to, how shall we say, “borrow it.” “I like the […]

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    Using art as civic glue in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — What is it that is the glue that keeps a diverse community together? For Ram Sethuraman, the answer is simple: art. “Art really does unite people,” he says, “because artists think differently.” Ram is not an artist – but he knows some. He’s an American, now, though he grew up in India. “I thought it was my duty as a US citizen that I need to give back to America in a very positive way and I […]

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    Innovation Quarter a ‘game changer’ for Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — It may be one of those things that comes along once a century or so. “Oh, it’s a huge deal,” says Michele Gillespie, a history professor and dean of the college at Wake Forest University. “I think this is a game changer for Wake Forest University and for the hospital and the medical school. I also think this is a game changer for the town and the region, as a whole.” “This” is the new Innovation Quarter, […]

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    College Hill Co-op looking for a forever home

    Nothing seems to bring adults together, quite like their kids. “We’re passionate parents,” says Chuck Forsbrey. And that passion brought together a few dozen families, 36 years ago, to create a childcare co-operative that has thrived, ever since. “That’s how I found my sense of community,” says parent Sara Rosenblatt, about when she moved to Greensboro who, like, Chuck Forsbrey, is a parent in the College Hill Childcare Co-op. Although the group has done well for more than a third […]

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    Trucks using Seagrove as cut-through, causing traffic concerns

    SEAGROVE, N.C. — It used to be, you couldn’t get there, without passing through Seagrove. The charming little town – known, worldwide, for its master potters – drew folks from just about everywhere as they headed somewhere. “In 1995, there was no stoplight, there was no bypass,” says Phil Morgan, one of those master potters. “And we saw 400,000 visitors a year and they came right through town.” But, in the years since, construction has been completed on the U.S. […]

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    Transgender soldier tells her story

    It’s fair to say you’re not likely to ever meet anyone else quite like Abi Austen. “I knew I was different,” she says – and to say that is quite an understatement is, well, quite an understatement. And her story is different from the very beginning, first making news as the youngest person, at that time, to be accepted into officer candidate school in the British military. “I first took the oath of loyalty to her majesty in 1980,” she […]

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    Local ‘Sisters in Crime’ group focuses on writing

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Like artists in other fields, a great writer makes his or her story seem effortless. And, when someone as accomplished in the publishing fields as High Point’s Chris Roerden says, “Everyone is a writer,” it may make all of us feel as if we too can be published and widely read. But Roerden – an accomplished, award-winning book editor – will tell you that it’s not that easy. But help is out there, including a group […]

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    Randolph County Sheriff’s Office busts major marijuana growing operation

    RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — Tucked away down a winding country road near Franklinville was a major operation. “It’s a big operation,” said Randolph County Sheriff Robert Graves. “They had rigged up power from the power pole — they set it up, inside, and they’d been stealing power from the Randolph Electric Power Company as well, so that’s going to be part of the case too.” The case is a major one in the drug world even though it involves a substance […]

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    Vivian Howard’s success story

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Vivian Howard left North Carolina for the bright lights of New York City to master her craft. And now that she’s back home, she realizes with a chuckle that, “You do not need to go to New York City to do anything.” Howard and her husband, Ben Knight, worked in some of the most respected restaurants in New York before her parents convinced them to move back here. “So the idea was,” as Howard tells it, “if […]

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    Donald Trump ‘thank you’ tour stops in Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — As President-Elect Donald Trump came to North Carolina for the second top in his victory tour, the rainy, overcast weather kept Trump’s plane from landing in Fayetteville on Tuesday evening, diverting the flight to Raleigh. Trump joked that the drive from Raleigh to Crown Arena took longer than the flight. “These people in N.C. are so nice,” Trump told the crowd in Fayetteville, once he’d arrived an hour after he was scheduled to. “They said, ‘They won’t […]