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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
  • Representative Howard Coble’s final session

    WASHINGTON — Political legends aren’t made, overnight. Sixth district Congressman Howard Coble won his first election with 51 percent of the vote and won his re-election by only 79 votes. Since then, he’s become an institution in Piedmont politics, but he is retiring in a few weeks Bob Buckley is in Washington covering his last days in Congress.

  • Mount Airy ‘rapping teacher’ gets students’ attention in unique way

    MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — There is a new line of thinking that says teaching is, to a large degree, performance art. And few teachers perform quite like Adam Johnson. His name may be fairly common but his ideas of how to engage his students certainly aren’t. It’s not like he did any grand research project to see what would appeal to his fourth graders at White Plains Elementary in Mt. Airy. He just thought about the way he learned best […]

  • 5 things to see before they vanish

    The movie, “Jurassic Park” gave us a glimpse into what it would be like to bring back a species that is long extinct. That, of course, was fiction. The idea that what inhabits this Earth, both in animal and plant form, is disappearing, is not fiction. It’s very real and it’s happening at an alarming rate. On the Buckley Report, a new report is sending shock waves through the conservation world.

  • A Wake Forest veteran’s story

    The stories we are honoring on this Veterans Day are as varied as the millions of men and women who have served in the military in America’s history. Many of those stories are about a family’s loss, but in this edition of the Buckley Report see the story of a man who was sent to a very difficult place and only later found how much he got out of it.

  • How safe is the water you drink?

    How safe is the water you drink? Maybe not as safe as you think. But until Duke Energy’s coal ash spills put toxic waste in the news, most people never heard about the damage a century of manufacturing did in North Carolina. Long before the state and federal governments began closely monitoring the waste produced by industry, thousands of companies simply poured out their waste anywhere they could. And that waste often found its way into the water millions of […]

  • ‘The GPS Girl’

    Think of the conversations you have with your smart phone — how lifelike they can seem.  There’s nothing Siri doesn’t seem to be able to say — she can even tell you a joke. In this edition of the Buckley Report, you’ll find out why.

  • Buckley Report: Woodhouse Divided

    You think your family gatherings get out of hand? You should see what goes on in the Woodhouse family get-togethers. And you’re about to, in this edition of the Buckley Report. Brad and his younger brother, Dallas, grew up in Raleigh in a family that was steeped in politics and current events. Their father was a bit of an amalgam – working for both Democrat Terry Sanford and Republican Jesse Helms – but one thing on which he was consistent […]

  • Cameras at Forsyth Medical Center keep parents in contact with babies at NICU

    We may be connected to our children by the heartstrings … but a nice internet connection never hurt, either, especially when your baby is spending time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Jill Aguiar knows all about that. Her daughter, Noelle, was born at 27 weeks but was, developmentally, more like a 19-week old. She weighed just 12 ounces. Noelle spend months in the NICU at Forsyth Medical Center and the hospital asked Jill to be part of a board […]

  • Renee Ellmers, Clay Aiken

    Ellmers, Aiken talk about what NC needs

    With exactly two weeks to go before Election Day, the candidates in all the major races are traveling around our area looking for votes. That includes the two candidates running for the second congressional district, which includes practically all of Randolph County and parts of Alamance, Chatham, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Moore and Wake counties. FOX8 caught up with both Clay Aiken and Renee Ellmers today to see what separates these two. This is a very interesting race — not just […]

  • Bob Buckley takes a look at the candidates running to replace Howard Coble

    Bob Buckley takes a look at the candidates running to replace Howard Coble

    Between all the mudslinging we see in television ads, it can be hard to figure out exactly who a political candidate is or what they believe. So this edition of the Buckley Report introduces you to the candidates who are running to replace Republican Howard Coble as the representative from North Carolina’s 6th Congressional District. Coble has held the seat for 30 years.  Democrat Laura Fjeld (pronounced, “FEE-yeld”) would like to flip that seat back to the Democratic Party.  Republican […]

  • ‘Sasquatch for Sale: Death, DNA and Duplicity’

    “Trust me on this one.” That’s what you hear from many Bigfoot hunters who insist Sasquatch is real, but not from Mike Greene. Greene spent a career as a fraud investigator in New Jersey and brings that same skepticism to his hunt for Bigfoot. Oh, he’s convinced Bigfoot exists – says he’s seen him, himself, twice. But Greene understands that until we have proof that everyone can see, it’s just a fun story. And Mike Greene thought he had just […]

  • Helping caregivers connect with seniors

    What may seem like a rather innocuous training class for people who provide care for seniors, is actually, when you look deeper, quite a leap. Inspired by what he felt his father needed, one man designed some simple products for seniors, mostly those with Parkinson’s or some form of dementia, to use to stay active.


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