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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.


Recent Articles
  • aiken ellmers

    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.

  • As the ice bucket craze fades, people still need help

    How many Ice Bucket Challenges have you seen on social media these last few months? People affected by ALS (amytrophic lateral sclerosis) were almost universally appreciative of not only the attention to their disease but the money it helped raise: more than $100 million for research and treatment. But before the Ice Bucket Challenges grabbed our attention — and, now, as the craze begins to fade — there are people still living with the disease and families and friends doing […]

  • Sharpshooting legend Annie Oakley has ties to the Piedmont Triad

    Time has a way of making stories fade, but the luster of the bigger-than-life figures is always there. Take Annie Oakley, for example. At the end of the 19th century, she was probably the biggest entertainer on the planet. But as the new century started, everything fell apart for Annie, because of something that happened, right here in the Piedmont Triad. This edition of the Buckley Report chronicles why Annie and the Wild West Show were the rock stars of […]

  • Duke researchers looking at ways to help people manage stress better

    DURHAM, N.C. — How much stress do you think you can take? The level certainly varies for different people. And the days of telling people to just “tough it out” or think that someone just isn’t strong enough may soon be over. Researchers at Duke University, led by Dr. Kafui Dzirasa, think they may soon know how to reprogram people’s brain activity in a way that will make almost anyone handle stress far better — everyone from the teenager, stressing […]

  • Saving Revolution Mill

    Sometimes you need a restart on your revolution. When Ceasar and Moses Cone built Revolution Mill in 1899, the name was apt -– it was revolutionary, in the textile business. Cone Industries ran the mill for the next 83 years until technology (for the most part) and, to some degree, globalization made a labor-intensive mill obsolete. But it was a good run. At the time, much of the sentiment in the Triad was to simply get rid of what looked […]

  • Tennessee’s ‘secret city’

    Today, American ingenuity is often thought of as the latest electronic gadget. But there was a time when it more likely referred to the genius it took to create the things we needed to protect our very existence. There are still those that can tell that story. In this edition of the Buckley Report, the story of two people who were part of “the secret city” that grew up — almost overnight — to do the work America didn’t want […]

  • Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Company’s battle with the Chinese

    GALAX, Va. — Going to war can be lonely — especially when it is you against a billion. But John Bassett III wasn’t going to let that stop him. Bassett has run Vaughan-Bassett Furniture in Galax, Va. for 30 years. When he started, it was fairly easy to succeed in the business. But when China began trying to integrate into the world economy, things got serious. The recipe the Chinese used was to take a healthy dose of government subsidies […]

  • NCSU doctor developing new bandage technology

    RALEIGH, N.C. — When Elizabeth Loboa went in to see her doctor about something on her leg, her doctor said there was no reason to biopsy it. “I think it’s MERSA,” the doctor said. That wasn’t exactly welcome news. MERSA is a very difficult to deal with, drug-resistant bacterium but Dr. Loboa – a biomedical engineering professor and researcher at North Carolina State University knew exactly what to do: Call the office. Dr. Loboa had been working on a special […]

  • English family leaves homeland behind to farm in Stuart, Va.

    STUART, Va. — Some stories never seem to die. For centuries, people have been crossing the Atlantic from England in the hopes of a better life. David and Liisa Wallace were no different. Well, actually, they are – a little. The Wallaces had a nice, comfortable life on the south coast of England, but they wanted more. So they sold most of what they owned but kept the most valuable things, their 8-week-old twin boys, and headed for America. They […]

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