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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    Do millennials spend too much time recording things around them?

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Are we raising a generation of kids who look at life only through a lens? “It was like my third arm,” says Reynolds High School student, Baker Kenan, about her smartphone. “I would always have it.” And Wake Forest University psychology professor, Deborah Best, thinks there is a price that many in the millennial generation will pay for being busier recording everything around them, instead of simply experiencing it as it happens. “When you have divided attentions, […]

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    A look at HBCU Travelers and what the future holds

      Like a modern-day George Bailey (remember him? From, “It’s a Wonderful Life”) Kia Young couldn’t wait to get away. It’s not that she didn’t love growing up near Houston or her years studying at North Carolina A&T. It’s just that she knew there was so much more out there. “I knew I wanted to go to a place that is completely different from the United States,” she says. “So I started with Japan, places like China, Singapore.” She landed […]

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    Runner Charlie Engle documents journey in ‘Running Man’ memoir

    And you thought Forrest Gump put in some miles. But, in Charlie Engle’s case, it was genetic. “I grew up being told I was going to be a runner,” Charlie says. Perhaps because his grandfather, Dale Ranson, was the legendary track coach at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill for decades. But also, because of the aptitude he showed as a kid. “Leaves began to rattle in the wind. I felt one raindrop and then another, and then a wall […]

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    High Point woman tells city’s civil rights story in new documentary

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — If you grew up in the Triad, you know the story of the Greensboro Four – the students from North Carolina A&T who did much to advance civil rights with the Sit-In Movement. But they weren’t alone. “Our story is just not told here,” says Phyllis Bridges, who grew up in High Point. Well, until now. Bridges grew up a bit after the Sit-In Movement and had her own gallery in High Point when she began […]

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    An inside look at health care in prison

    RALEIGH, N.C. — “I’m supposed to be in the prime of my life,” William Brown said. “And I’m not.” He’s 36. But, unlike most 36-year-olds, William Brown is in prison. And, unlike most inmates, he’s in Central Prison, in Raleigh, because he’s sick. “We get everybody,” Warden Eddie Thomas said. Well, everybody who has a significant illness. “I’ve got cancer,” inmate George Woods said. “I found out in the county jail. Took my legs right out from underneath me.” But […]

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    Greensboro Fringe Festival needs help from community to continue

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Paul McCartney is famous for saying that half of genius is knowing where to steal ideas from. Well, maybe not steal, but more like borrow. Greensboro’s Fringe Festival – now in its 15th successful year – would really like to see a 16th but needs a little support from the community. The festival borrows its name (“Fringe”) from a famous version of the same concept, started in Edinburg, Scotland, 70 years ago, featuring plays, dance and storytelling […]

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    Local 9-year-old a political blogging sensation

    My Irish grandmother used to tell me she’d rather be lucky than good. I saw how true that was, just days before the election, when Matt Legg and his 9-year-old son, Phoenix, dropped by the FOX8 studios. “We happened to be driving by and we thought, ‘Let’s see if we just show up at their door,’” said Matt. “I wasn’t expecting much, we just show up at your door — we’ll probably just get turned away, but you never know, […]

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    Wake Forest students write ‘Dear Donald Trump supporters’ letters

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — “Dear Donald Trump supporters …” starts the letter. Oh, boy, this could get sticky. It’s an exercise in the class called “Invoking The Public Theological Voice Into Public Discourse,” a class for graduate-level students in Wake Forest University’s School of Divinity. And a little divine assistance is what some are asking for after last November’s election. “[I] was filled with a lot of hate and sorrow to the opposing side as to how I voted,” student Meagan […]

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    Group brings different faiths together in the Piedmont Triad

    Akir Khan has a simple question: “What is a Muslim American doing at a church on Sunday morning, broadcasting on Facebook Live?” The answer is nearly as simple: Bringing people together. The execution of it takes some real effort. But for that, too, Khan has a simple answer. “We’re Americans, this is what we’re born to do.” Khan is chairman of the Piedmont Interfaith Council and, along with other members of the council like Pastor Jay Hilbinger, of First Lutheran […]

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    Local comedic hopefuls take stage to tell first jokes of the year

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Have you heard the one about the first joke of the year? Well, you’re about to. (See what we did, there?) Fifteen or so years ago, comedians in New York City came up with an idea: write – and then immediately perform – a new joke, as soon as the calendar changes to the New Year. And, like any good idea (or good joke) people are quick to, how shall we say, “borrow it.” “I like the […]

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    Using art as civic glue in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — What is it that is the glue that keeps a diverse community together? For Ram Sethuraman, the answer is simple: art. “Art really does unite people,” he says, “because artists think differently.” Ram is not an artist – but he knows some. He’s an American, now, though he grew up in India. “I thought it was my duty as a US citizen that I need to give back to America in a very positive way and I […]

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    Innovation Quarter a ‘game changer’ for Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — It may be one of those things that comes along once a century or so. “Oh, it’s a huge deal,” says Michele Gillespie, a history professor and dean of the college at Wake Forest University. “I think this is a game changer for Wake Forest University and for the hospital and the medical school. I also think this is a game changer for the town and the region, as a whole.” “This” is the new Innovation Quarter, […]