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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
  • Elvis was in the building in Burlington

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — There are very few times you can say you were there to see the star rise. Betty Wright was 18 when she saw a young Elvis Presley perform in the auditorium at Williams High School — her school -– in February 1956. It was perfect timing. Had Elvis not signed with RCA Records a few month before — for the princely sum of $40,000 — he probably wouldn’t have been big enough to play at Williams, which had […]

  • Piedmont man’s mission to educate people on service dogs

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A study done by the University of Arizona estimates that about one percent of people with disabilities have some kind of service dog to help them in life or, in some cases, to warn them of health conditions. Although just less than 1 percent may not seem like a lot, when you have more than 56 million people listed as disabled, by the last U.S. Census, that means there are probably a half million service dogs […]

  • The ‘Ferguson effect’ on communities

    REIDSVILLE, N.C. — Since the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., it seems the relationship between police officers and the communities in which they work is not the same. As one longtime police chief put it, “Too many communities feel under protected and over-policed.” The officers themselves will tell you they go to certain communities often because that’s where they are called – where they are needed. Still, many in the African American community don’t trust the justice system, […]

  • FOX8 special report: Freeing the innocent

    After working to free Darryl Hunt, a local attorney was inspired to create the Innocence Clinic — a passionate group of Wake Forest University law students that work to free inmates who’ve been wrongly convicted. Now, they’re working to free a man who’s been in prison for 35 years. “I know I didn’t do it,” he says. “I don’t belong here.” Will he finally walk out of prison a free man?

  • Mentoring men to be successful

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — There is nothing that appears to be wasted more than human capital. There are people with potential everywhere who, for whatever reason, aren’t living up to their potential. Tavores Vanhook saw that and was determined to change it. So, in 2008, he began the Men’s Empowering Resource Center, where he mentors men – both young and not-so-young – in the ways of being successful in life. In this edition of the Buckley Report, see what it is […]

  • 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.

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