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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
  • President Obama talks ‘middle class economics’ in Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — President Barack Obama spent the afternoon in Charlotte for a town hall meeting on what he calls “middle class economics.” He laid out what he has done — like tax cuts and programs that supplement the incomes of the working poor. But, as Bob Buckley tells us, the president is now counting on people who were there to amplify his message.

  • Buckley Report looks at the prized Martinsville clocks

    RIDGEWAY, Va. — The drivers on the Sprint Cup circuit are wealthy men who risk their bodies, each week, to run for glory. But this edition of the Buckley Report shows how a simple piece of furniture can be among the most coveted things a racer can win. For more information about Ridgeway Clocks, click here.

  • Housing the mentally ill

    WAKE COUNTY, N.C. — Police and hospitals across the state are dealing with a major problem and it’s preventing officers and doctors from helping more people. That problem — mentally ill patients. It’s not that all the people involved in this don’t want something better — everyone seems to agree that these people with mental health issues need help. The problem is that these bureaucracies can be exceedingly difficult to change, but there is an idea percolating in Wake County […]

  • Dudley students competing in Shell Eco-Marathon

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Dudley High School has had plenty of notoriety for its accomplishments in athletics. But, like most high schools, the academic stars fly a little more under the radar. The school has a chance to change that with the team it is sending — again — to the Shell Eco-Marathon. That’s a contest which pits teams from around the hemisphere (many of them professionals or college students) against each other to see which one can produce a car that […]

  • NC woman’s ‘Red Boot Coalition’ bringing people together

    Most people over the age of forty can sing right along: “I’d like to teach the world to sing … in perfect harmony!” and they would know, immediately, that it’s an ad for Coca-Cola. There’s a woman from North Carolina who wants to alter that, slightly, to, “I’d like to teach the world to … talk to each other.” Molly Barker had already created one very successful organization called, “Girls on the Run.” But while she worked with the group, […]

  • Triad continues to grow as craft beer market

    Every place wants to be a, “destination.” But you need a draw, first. Asheville has found one, with its 18 craft breweries and, now, the Triad hopes to do the same. When craft brewers discovered that 44 percent of people 21 – 27-years-of-age have never tried a Budweiser, they saw an opening. Not only that, but nearly half of adults under 40 consider themselves (to one degree or another), “Foodies.” And foodies love craft beer – and restaurants love both, […]

  • Mach 4 plane in the works

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It looks like just an advanced airplane company, at first glance, but what Richard Lugg and his team are putting together is really more like something between a sleek Boeing jet and the space shuttle. And they’re doing it all from their headquarters, just east of Greensboro.

  • Elvis was in the building in Burlington

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — There are very few times you can say you were there to see the star rise. Betty Wright was 18 when she saw a young Elvis Presley perform in the auditorium at Williams High School — her school -– in February 1956. It was perfect timing. Had Elvis not signed with RCA Records a few month before — for the princely sum of $40,000 — he probably wouldn’t have been big enough to play at Williams, which had […]

  • Piedmont man’s mission to educate people on service dogs

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A study done by the University of Arizona estimates that about one percent of people with disabilities have some kind of service dog to help them in life or, in some cases, to warn them of health conditions. Although just less than 1 percent may not seem like a lot, when you have more than 56 million people listed as disabled, by the last U.S. Census, that means there are probably a half million service dogs […]

  • The ‘Ferguson effect’ on communities

    REIDSVILLE, N.C. — Since the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., it seems the relationship between police officers and the communities in which they work is not the same. As one longtime police chief put it, “Too many communities feel under protected and over-policed.” The officers themselves will tell you they go to certain communities often because that’s where they are called – where they are needed. Still, many in the African American community don’t trust the justice system, […]

  • FOX8 special report: Freeing the innocent

    After working to free Darryl Hunt, a local attorney was inspired to create the Innocence Clinic — a passionate group of Wake Forest University law students that work to free inmates who’ve been wrongly convicted. Now, they’re working to free a man who’s been in prison for 35 years. “I know I didn’t do it,” he says. “I don’t belong here.” Will he finally walk out of prison a free man?

  • Mentoring men to be successful

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — There is nothing that appears to be wasted more than human capital. There are people with potential everywhere who, for whatever reason, aren’t living up to their potential. Tavores Vanhook saw that and was determined to change it. So, in 2008, he began the Men’s Empowering Resource Center, where he mentors men – both young and not-so-young – in the ways of being successful in life. In this edition of the Buckley Report, see what it is […]


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