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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
  • From rage to redemption in NC eugenics program

    There are certain stories that we want to fade away. And they are often the same stories that are so important to keep alive. They are usually stories about man’s inhumanity toward his fellow man — or in the case of one of North Carolina’s darkest secrets, often inhumanity toward women. In this edition of the Buckley Report, hear from one of the reporters who helped refocus attention on the story of North Carolina’s eugenics program and, more importantly, on […]

  • Buckley Report: Giving away the house

    What would you do to get a home? A nice, four-bedroom home with the mortgage paid off sound enticing? Dannae White hopes so. Dannae’s father, Flonzo Camack, had a dream. It was a relatively simple one: Help as many people as he could. Flonzo was a talented jazz musician who used much of his spare time playing on street corners around Greensboro to raise money toward his dream of building a home for people recovering from substance abuse. But Flonzo […]

  • A look at biodynamic farming

    CEDAR GROVE, N.C. — You thought organic was the way to go? Sure, last generation. Don’t get us wrong – organic food is very good for you. But there is a new movement taking the country by storm (much as organic did a generation ago) which is producing not just food that is good for you but doing it in ways that are good for the earth. In this edition of the Buckley Report, learn all about biodynamic farming and […]

  • Former patient of Dr. Ben Carson from Piedmont reflects on life-changing experience

    Medical science has done amazing things with technology but for some patients it still comes down to the skill of the person using it. This is not a political story, but it involves someone who is in the middle of today’s political action. It was more than a decade ago that he was paired with a teenager from the Piedmont and changed his life forever.

  • Livestock Conservancy conserves the past to save the future

    Sometimes, things that appear contradictory reveal a great truth. For the Livestock Conservancy, that comes in their unofficial mantra, “You’ve got to eat them to save them.” How does that work? The Conservancy is an organization based in Pittsboro that is the keeper of the genetic lines, so to speak. They take a census — not unlike the one our nation does, every 10 years — to see what livestock we have in North America, covering the breeds of 11 […]

  • Triad woman using yoga talents to inspire others

    Growing up in Greensboro, Jessamyn Stanley had dreams her work might take her to faraway places — she just thought it might be for her talents as a chef. She was in graduate school in Winston-Salem when a classmate tried to convince her to do something she’d tried and hated as a teenager. But, for some reason, it was different this time around. So Jessamyn is, indeed, travelling the country, using her talents to inspire others, but as you’ll see […]

  • Special gift for local child born with heart defect

    As moving as anyone’s illness can be, there is something particularly difficult about seeing a sick child. But, sometimes, that situation can be inspiring, too, depending on the child. In this edition of the Buckley Report, see the child whose personality had the power to tug at the heart of a man he’d never met, who lived halfway across the country. For information about “Caiden’s Warriors,” click here.

  • Buffalo Soldiers

    In the array of days which the military uses to honor its members, Aug. 7 is, “Purple Heart Day.” The Purple Heart was created by George Washington near the end of the Revolutionary War and was originally called the Badge of Military Merit. It was only awarded to three people before it disappeared for 150 years. General Douglas MacArthur revived it between the two World Wars and it has since been awarded to nearly two million American military personnel. In […]

  • Buckley Report looks at the magic of nanotechnology

    A couple of generations can make a big difference. Taylor Mabe learned, early in life, the value of education – math and science education, in particular.  His father had a successful dental practice and demonstrated how that education led him out of what so many families in North Carolina struggled with, for decades. But like most in the Millennials, Mabe didn’t want to just do well, he wanted to do good, a lesson he learned watching the grandfather he loved […]

  • Winston-Salem couple’s ‘Tiny House Expedition’

    How much is enough? When does enough become … too much? Those may seem like philosophical questions suited to long discussions over a few pints at the pub but for a couple from Winston-Salem, they are ideas that frame their lives. In this edition of the Buckley Report, meet Alexis Stephens and Christion Parsons, who are selling the idea made famous by the German-American architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, that less truly can be more. For more information about […]

  • Couple denied marriage ceremony in Forsyth Co. decades ago thinks history is repeating itself

    Compared to how long it took for African-Americans to gain full civil rights, it seems like the same journey for gays and lesbians was moving at lightning speed until it hit a bump last fall. After laws like North Carolina’s Amendment One (which limited marriage to one man and one woman) were overturned, there was resistance to those legal rulings all across the country, including North Carolina. In this edition of the Buckley Report, meet the couple who felt the […]

  • Family keeps furniture production company in the Triad

    TRINITY, N.C. — Chances are, you or someone you know once had a job making furniture, around here. As recently as the 1990s, there were still tens of thousands of those jobs then, suddenly, they were gone. Well, most of them, anyway. Competition from other countries — China, in particular — made moving production off-shore almost a necessity for survival in the industry and that’s what most American-born CEOs and business owners did. Not Jorge Lagueruela. And maybe that’s because […]

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