Bob B CROPPED

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.


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    “I believe in what I do for the NRA.” Probably not the first thing you’d expect to hear from Richard Childress. Childress is one of the most successful NASCAR team owners and, through his success, has been able to indulge his other passions: hunting around the world and spending time with his grandsons. That enthusiasm for wildlife and hunting lead him to work with the National Rifle Association – he’s now a vice president and on schedule to become president […]

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    Local residents host ‘Startup Weekends’ around the Triad

    Justin Streuli’s advice is simple. “You’ve got to be about the action,” he’ll tell you. Streuli and his colleague, Sam Funchess, put on two, “Startup Weekends,” around the Triad, each year, through the Nussbaum Center in Greensboro. Real businesses, like Helping Other People Eat and Email Grouper have come out of previous renditions of it. But it isn’t easy. You get a minute to make your initial business pitch on a Friday night and, if your idea is chose, you […]

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    Big-name chefs taking notice of local restaurateur

    What kind of chef do you have to be to make Rachael Ray sit up and take notice? Evidently, the kind we have right here in the Piedmont. Rachael Ray was at street food! pic.twitter.com/OlHqIIK5l2 — Kris fuller (@ChefFuller) April 19, 2016 Restaurateur Kristina Fuller just wanted to open a place to express the art in her cooking — and then put that in the name, when she opened “Crafted, The Art of the Taco” on Elm Street in downtown […]

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    Maximize the amount of money you get from Social Security

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — How does an extra $700 a month in your Social Security check sound to you? It’s there for the taking — if you’re of the right age and know what to do. Congress recently changed the rules on how and when you can take Social Security and those new rules go into effect on May 1, so you have to apply for these options by the last business day before that, Friday, April 29, and you have to […]

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    Everyone is your cousin, blogger’s math says

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    Nanotechnology ‘enables modern life’

    Some jobs are easier than others to explain at a cocktail party. “After saying it’s a very small job?” says Daniel Herr, with a chuckle. Herr is a professor at the “Joint School,” where he is also the director of the Nanomanufacturing Innovation Consortium (see what we mean about being hard to explain?) The school is “Joint” because it is a combined effort by UNC-Greensboro and North Carolina A&T. “Bringing the right forces together can really multiply the effect,” says […]

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    Group plans to carry friend with muscular dystrophy on adventure through Europe

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — “A friend of mine used to say your parents forgot to tell you that you were disabled,” says Kevan Chandler. Spend some time with Kevan and you might forget too. Sure, his wheelchair is a constant reminder of his muscular dystrophy. But he lives life with a verve that puts that in the background until he starts dreaming of seeing the world with some friends. “If the sky was the limit, what could we do?” Kevan asked his […]

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    Local veteran transitions from machine gunner to machine fixer

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — So, what’s next? That’s what Jeff Reichl asked himself, after fulfilling his commitment to the legendary 82nd Airborne. Reichl comes from a military family. “Pretty much all the males were Airborne,” says Reichl. “So it was something I knew I wanted to do. I wanted to go jump out of planes.” He did that for five years. “I had every intention of serving 20 years and retiring.” Twenty years came 15 years early and Jeff was […]

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    Major changes coming to Triad Stage

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — “Art is what brings a community together,” says Preston Lane. He ought to know — he’s an award-winning director and producer — one of the founders of Triad Stage. And when he and Richard Whittington created it, in the late 1990s, they were looking at an entirely different world. “Things were going well for the Triad,” says Whittington. Then came the fallout from traditional, local industries moving overseas. Then came 9/11. “That changed priorities,” says Whittington. Theater-goers […]

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    New cameras put more eyes on babies in NICU

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — It was Frankie Everhart’s first time and he was overwhelmed. “It’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me,” he said. Frankie and his girlfriend, Kristen, were first-time parents. But their twins had to spend time in the NICU. Eventually, the boy got to go home but his sister, Saylor, needed to stay. Keeping an eye on them had been easy. “We walked a couple hundred yards down the hallway and we were here every 30 minutes,” says […]

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    Can a third party win?

    Many have tried it … none of them have succeeded. “This is the time for a third party candidate!” so many people say. There may be some truth to that, with the front-runners for the two major political parties having the highest combined negative ratings ever recorded for those positions. “We’ve been down this road before,” says Duke University political scientist David Rohde. And it doesn’t turn out well – at least for those third party candidates. In this edition […]

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    What does the future hold for Blandwood tree?

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It’s had a good life … but, in the right hands, it can live on. It was probably sometime in the 1920s that the oak tree on the back side of Blandwood Mansion first sprouted. And, for much of the next 90 years, it grew at an amazing clip. “Throughout the 1990s, 1980s and 1970s, it grew very rapidly,” says Benjamin Briggs of Preservation Greensboro. “In the 1970s, it was growing almost three-quarters of an inch a […]

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