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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
  • What it’s like for two Piedmont Triad men who almost made it to the World Cup

    The World Series is cool. The Super Bowl is great. But – worldwide – there’s nothing like the World Cup. More than a billion people watch it, every year, and almost as many kids dream about playing in it, someday. Eddie Radwanski and Michael Coll are just two of them. Radwanski was the women’s soccer coach at his alma mater, UNC-Greensboro for 10 years before moving to the same job at Clemson University. Michael Coll replaced him as the head […]

  • Arm wrestling for a good cause in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — If you’ve never been to one, you might not be sure what to make of it. It’s part WWE, part rock concert, part fundraiser. “You can come out and you can have fun and you can be crazy, but you can also do good at the same time,” says Heather Lyons, who came this night as the character, Whammy Faye Faker, a take on the wife of 1980s preacher, Jim Bakker. It’s the brain child of the […]

  • Meet the man who wrote the book on World Cup travel

    Patrick Johnston had no plans to go to the World Cup – well, not as a spectator, at least. “For me, it was just fortune,” he says. “It wasn’t something I pre-planned, it wasn’t something that I came in knowing this is something I was going to do.” After all, he thought he was more likely to play in it, then buy a ticket to watch other players perform. He’d been a star at a big-name college in North Carolina […]

  • Local girl performs at Harlem’s famous Apollo Theater

    It’s sort of a like a baseball player who gets to bat in Yankee Stadium. Or a basketball player who gets to shoot some threes in the Boston Garden. Maybe a soccer player who gets to take the pitch at Wembley Stadium, in London. But for Charity Hampton, it was performing at Harlem’s famous Apollo Theater. You may watch the hit Fox show, “Showtime at the Apollo,” Thursdays on Fox 8. Charity got to perform in its sister event, “Amateur […]

  • High Point Furniture Industries celebrating 60th anniversary

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — High Point certainly earned its nickname, “Furniture Capital of the World.” After World War II, roughly 60 percent of all the furniture made in America was made either in High Point or within 150 miles of it. That’s a lot of furniture. Rumor had it, most of those jobs left beginning in the 1990s. And it’s true that there are fewer than half the peak number of jobs that the area had in 1992, which was […]

  • Duke University neuroscientist wants to use nutrients to treat the brain from the gut

    DURHAM, N.C. — It turns out, your brain and your gut have been talking behind your back, your whole life. “The brain is constantly gathering information to make sense of the world, whether it’s sound, sight, taste, smell,” says Diego Bohorquez, who studies the gastro-intestinal system and neurobiology at Duke University. “The core of who we are is food, right? Like, we are what we eat.” But what has largely gone unnoticed – perhaps, “unknown,” would be a better way […]

  • Breweries making huge impact on North Carolina communities

    Raise a glass to the local brewery. They’re not just places people can grab a refreshing craft beer, they are becoming marketing and revival tools for not just neighborhoods but entire downtowns. “Breweries – especially the smaller breweries – tend to have become community centers,” says Richard Cox of UNC-Greensboro. “I think a lot of people are also beginning to realize what a brewery can mean to an up-and-coming neighborhood.” Kiel Jansen of Ponysaurus Brewery in Durham knows all about […]

  • The perfect cup of tea for a royal wedding

    If you want to do the royal wedding properly, you need a proper cup of tea. Nobody understands that better than Paul Burrell, though good tea was not something he was used to, growing up in Derbyshire, England. “My father was a coal miner, my grandfather was a coal miner and my brothers became coal miners. I didn’t want to become a coal miner,” he says with conviction. He found his way out of the life when his parents brought […]

  • WWII veteran, Holocaust survivor share their stories together

    Sometimes history repeats itself in the ugliest of ways. “Right now, ISIS is killing Christians, nobody cares,” laments Don Greenbaum. “During the Holocaust, seven million Jewish people were slaughtered because of their religion. A million children, two million women, three million men and nobody cared — the world went on.” He’s seen this, before. Eight days after graduating from high school, Greenbaum was in the Army and was in the units that came in right behind D-Day in June of […]

  • LimeBikes part of transportation trend taking over Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — You can’t miss ‘em, can you? Those bikes – a neon, lime green – all over town. Our town. Maybe not our idea … “I wish I could say it was my idea,” said Matt Phillips, with a chuckle. Phillips had been working in the bicycle industry for almost a decade when someone out of California approached him with an idea for dockless, rentable bikes. “Ride it wherever you like, whenever you’re done, lock it up in […]

  • Police looking to crack Reidsville homicide nearly 25 years later

    REIDSVILLE, N.C. — Near the corner of Hall and Harris Streets in Reidsville, a mystery lingers. “You can’t but help get a desperate feeling when you drive past it and you look at it and you say, ‘That’s one I didn’t do, yet. That’s one that still needs to be worked on,’” says Mike Wilson. He was the State Bureau of Investigation agent sent to Edward Ware’s house on May 7, 1994. What he found that Saturday was a brutal […]

  • Democrats vying for chance to face Ted Budd for 13th congressional district

    In primary elections, candidates can sometimes seem very similar. In North Carolina’s Democratic primary for the 13th congressional district, there are a fair number of issues on which Kathy Manning and Adam Coker agree. Take protecting Social Security, for example. “I would oppose any raising of the age for Social Security in our country,” Coker said. “I would oppose any efforts to try to ease the burdens of the wealthy and increase the burdens of working people.” Similarly, Manning says, […]