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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    Piedmont Triad man raises awareness for kidney disease

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Ask Scott Burton when his kidneys were not an issue in his life and his answer is simple. “There was never a time,” he says, matter-of-factly. He had a genetic anomaly that had his urethral valves not develop properly. He was born pre-maturely – thank God, because if he hadn’t been, he likely would have died before he was born. His urine was backing up during his entire gestation and ruining his kidneys. The doctors told his […]

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    NC college student behind wildly popular ‘WeRateDogs’ Twitter page

    BUIES CREEK, N.C. — If only my kids were bored that way. Matt Nelson says his inspiration was a way to stave off a little college boredom. He’s a golf management major at Campbell University in Buies Creek (yes, they have such a thing – golf management – for those who want a career in the industry, even though they may not be PGA Tour material) and it was returning from watching a tournament, last fall, that he had an […]

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    Fact-checking McCrory, Cooper political ads

    ‘Tis the season. The season of political advertising… Candidate A says one thing, Candidate B says just the opposite. Which one do you believe? That’s why FOX8 is here — to dissect the ads and tell you what is true, what may not be and why. In this particular edition of the Buckley Report, we look at three claims in an ad by Gov. Pat McCrory and three in an ad by his Democratic opponent, Attorney General Roy Cooper. We not […]

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    John Maginnes feels at ‘home’ at Wyndham Championship

    “I’ve been really lucky,” says John Maginnes. That may sound odd from a guy who set his sights on playing professional golf in the 6th grade and had his career cut short by an injury, just when it seemed he was beginning to break out in 2004. Growing up in Durham, the PGA Tour seemed a long way away. “I went to East Carolina specifically to play Division I golf,” says Maginnes. “Studying English and philosophy just happened to be […]

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    Take a look inside historic Adamsleigh

    Benjamin Briggs puts its succinctly: “I’ve never seen anything like it.” A statement that comes with some heft when you understand that Briggs is the executive director of Preservation Greensboro. “It,” in this case, is Adamsleigh … the grand home of John Hampton Adams that might remind you a bit of Biltmore. Adams had quite a home, already, in 1929 on North Main Street in High Point when he signed the papers to build Adamsleigh. That home is the JH […]

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    Local small business owners take advantage of idea that works for them

    There’s something very American about wanting to own your own business. But it isn’t easy. “It’s not easy but it’s much more rewarding,” says Brittany Shepherd, who has been a licensed massage therapist for 7 years. What Brittany and so many other entrepreneurs were looking for was another way to do it. “I always wanted my own salon – that was my biggest dream, in the world,” says Lisa Carlyle. But she didn’t like the “drama” that comes with having […]

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    Local students learn about the Gulf Stream with messages in bottles

    Sometimes it pays to go low-tech. Just ask Mrs. Schambach’s class. Susan Schambach teaches second grade at Summit School in Winston-Salem and decided that the best way to teach her students about something like the Gulf Stream isn’t to stare at paragraphs and a chart in a textbook … it was to drop something into it and see what happens. Two years ago, Paul McManus did and, now, “Everybody thinks I’m famous,” says Paul (now a fourth grader at the […]

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    Alamance County inmates earn GEDs after participating in jail program

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — You can list this under the things you’ll rarely hear a sheriff say to one of his jail inmates: “We’re very proud of both of y’all. I’m telling you that, right now.” Those were the words of Alamance County sheriff, Terry Johnson, recently to inmates Carlos Zarate and Gary Howard. If that doesn’t surprise you, try this one from the man whose office likely was the one who put Zarate and Howard in jail: “I can’t […]

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    Corpsman reunion 50 years in the making

    It was a moment 50 years in the making. “We went on the internet, we found one, one found another and we wound up with 32 out of 72,” says Bob Holt. Holt lived most of his adult life in Greensboro but his 71 classmates from their Navy corpsman group were spread out all over the country. God bless the internet. Holt’s class was put together in 1966, just as American involvement in Vietnam was hitting a fever pitch. They […]

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    Sunnyside Ministry provides local families with food

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — At the Sunnyside Ministry in south Winston-Salem, their main concern is finding enough food to provide more than a quarter of a million meals, every year. “Our clients really like getting the fresh produce, because that’s something they don’t often see,” says David Holston, Sunnyside’s director. They don’t often see who provides some of the food and that might surprise them because hundreds of pounds of that food … come from the correctional facility, across town. “A […]

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    Surry County man shares story of divorce, ‘Silver Bullet Technique’

    SURRY COUNTY, N.C. — “You’re probably not going to believe this story,” the caller said. And most people hadn’t. It took three years of Neil Shelton calling and telling the latest chapter — along with some investigation — to see the pattern. “Yeah, it’s fantastic but, when you look at the facts, it’s what he says it is,” says Michael Volpe. Volpe is an investigative journalist who has written a book about this pattern — prolific enough to have its own title: The […]

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    Unique homeopathic approach happening at Buncombe County farm

    BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. — To drive across Dr. Frank King’s farm is to think you’re in Jurassic Park. It is filled with bison and elk and camels … or what Dr. King calls, “medicine.” As a homeopathic physician, Dr. King believes in feeding our bodies what it ate for millennia before modern, more synthetic food came around. “Natural medicine is what created the positive gene expressions and synthetic drugs were causing negative gene expressions,” says Dr. King. So he has […]


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