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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
  • Grocery store chains compete for supremacy

    You may not be thinking of the English scientist Charles Darwin when you go grocery shopping, but his theory of evolution is very much at work there. “No one feels like they can stay the same and survive,” John Brasier said. Brasier writes for the Triad Business Journal and has been covering what can only be accurately described as “The Grocery Wars.” For a few years, now, it seems everyone has either gotten into the grocery game (think: Walmart; Target; […]

  • Teachers say they need more support

    Jennifer Mangrum is on a mission. Mangrum was a teacher for 15 years and now helps prepare tomorrow’s teachers as a professor at UNC-Greensboro’s highly-respected School of Education. She also has had op-ed pieces in many of North Carolina’s major newspapers, making the case that the things the General Assembly is doing for education are likely, in her view, counter-productive in the long run. Among those things was the “grading system” that was started for parents to know how well […]

  • Memorial ride makes sure Short family is remembered

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. — The community of Martinsville can’t bring back the Short family, but they can certainly make sure they are remembered. “We don’t want the Short family to be forgotten,” says Ray Reynolds, as succinctly as it can be put. Reynolds is a professional photographer who was asked to take pictures of the early parade of motorcycles and cars that became known as, “The Short Family Memorial Ride.” For the last several years, Reynolds has been one of its […]

  • Investigators still working to crack Short family murders case 15 years later

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Things like this aren’t supposed to happen in small towns like Martinsville. It was a typical hot August night in 2002 until someone came into the home of Michael Short and shot him and his wife, Mary, execution style in the head and took their 9-year-old daughter Jennifer. Jennifer was found about six weeks later in a creek in Rockingham County. “This little girl never got a chance at life. God had plans for her,” Henry County […]

  • High Point psychiatrist talks pros, cons of marijuana use

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — A lot of Baby Boomer parents have had a hard time having that, “Don’t smoke pot,” talk with their kids, because of their own marijuana use when they were younger. Andy Farah isn’t buying it. “You’ve got to answer with, ‘It’s not the same drug,’” says Farah, who is a psychiatrist at High Point Regional Health System. “In the 1970s and into the 1980s, the cannabis plant had 3% THC and it had 1% cannabidiol. So, […]

  • What one NASCAR team owner believes can brighten the futures of young people in the Piedmont

    Lights, cameras and action – it’s what one NASCAR team owner believes can brighten the futures of young people in the Piedmont. Life and work have been good to Gene Haas. He made a fortune in business – heavy manufacturing – and wanted to find a way to help others do the same. But a lot of young kids, today, don’t seem interested in high-tech manufacturing but Haas saw that they did seem to love competing … and American Idol. […]

  • Student EMTs get preparation for medical school at Duke

    DURHAM, N.C. — When she was younger, Callan Loflin thought she might have a career in golf. Then, something horrible happened on her family farm. “My father was burned in a welding accident when a spark caught his clothes on fire,” she says about the event that left her father in the burn unit for three weeks. “Watching his healing process fascinated me and so a couple of months later, I went back into the burn unit and shadowed the […]

  • NC scientists, students work to keep Americans safe from nuclear threats

    RALEIGH, N.C. — The federal government is charged with keeping us safe and it has put its faith in the work of scientists and students here in North Carolina. “We’re not really about producing specific gadgets that fix things today,” said Yousry Azmy, lead nuclear engineer at North Carolina State. Azmy is the director of the Consortium for Nonproliferation Enabling Capabilities – CNEC – based at NC State, but including six other universities: North Carolina A&T, Georgia Tech, Purdue, Michigan, […]

  • What is the secret to staying alive in the dairy industry?

    Just because there’s still milk at the grocery store, doesn’t mean that dairy up the road is still thriving. “Food just does not come from the grocery store,” says David Bowman, bluntly. David and his brother, Chris, now run – along with Chris’ daughter, Paige Garland – the farm Paige’s great-grandfather began in the 1930s. But it’s hardly the same operation. “It’s unreal,” says Eddie Patrick, the Paige refers to as, “the guru,” because of his knowledge of the advanced […]

  • Davidson County veteran, victim of sexual assault changing the face of today’s military

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Stephanie Schroeder puts it very bluntly. “Women aren’t really accepted in the Marine Corps,” she says. But she was a Marine herself — she signed up, shortly after 9/11. It was “her path,” as she describes it. Her grandfather and father were both in the Army but Schroeder wanted something different. She had no idea what that would end up meaning. The Marines have, by far, the lowest percentage of females of any of the military […]

  • Man hopes recovery after brain condition inspires others

    Some of the most deadly conditions are never apparent. Just ask AJ Pearson. “I went to pour some orange juice,” he explains about a day, eight years ago. “And when I went to pour it, I spilled it all over the place. Like, I couldn’t function, nothing was going right. I had a horrible headache, it was like a 13 on a scale of 1 to 10, I couldn’t do anything.” He went to the hospital and, in a matter […]

  • Working to stop ‘super bugs’

    “Super Bugs.” Sounds like the newest summer blockbuster from the Marvel Comics franchise. What it really is, is a threat to human health that Dr. Daniel Feinstein has worried about for years. “I’ve been worrying since the day I started residency,” he says. “We see it every single day: a bacterium that we can’t treat or we have very limited options for treating.” With the rapid rise in the use of antibiotics to treat infections, bacteria have shown they can […]