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
  • North Carolina has rich distillery history

    LEWISVILLE, N.C. — Let the good times pour. “We’re in a renaissance of spirits, right now,” said Matt Williams, one of the owners of the Old Nick Distillery in Lewisville. But, really, it’s just a recreation of what once was. “At one point, North Carolina had more distilleries than just about anybody else,” said John Trump, the author of “Still and Barrell: Craft Spirits in the Old North State,” a book that both tells the history and current state of […]

  • ConservationFIT helping track, preserve endangered species

    It’s only really within our lifetimes that the conservation movement became something that was globally accepted and, more importantly, globally acted upon. “I think going back to maybe the 1970s, people were just beginning to be aware of the fact that wilderness was not something that was endless, that was always going to be there,” says Zoe Jewell, a conservationist with office space at SAS based in Cary. “Animals were beginning to be taken out, rhinos were beginning to be […]

  • Teaching craftsmanship to youth in Thomasville

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Few things have dominated a community like making furniture dominated Thomasville in the 20th century. More than 5,000 people worked at Thomasville Furniture Industries, hundreds more at the companies that supplied them, in a town that had between 10,000 and 15,000 residents in the latter half of the century. To say it was a company town is quite an understatement. Andrew Clement teaches carpentry at Thomasville High School and says everywhere he travels, someone has Thomasville furniture […]

  • How the Certificate of Need program works

    Health care just isn’t like other businesses. “Health care is not a free market,” points out Julie Henry, of the North Carolina Hospital Association. “As long as we take care of everybody who walks through the door, any time they walk in the door we take care of them and there are others who don’t have to do that, then it’s not a free-market system.” The costs can spiral out of control, when you are required to provide health care […]

  • Wake Forest integrating more women into STEM field

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Olga Pierrakos was always a tinkerer. “My mom tells the story of, as a toddler, I would take apart stuff – I could never put it back together, but I would take apart stuff,” she says. “So I would tinker but I did not know what an engineer was.” She certainly does now, as she is chair of the new engineering department at Wake Forest University. But Wake is doing it differently, calling on their 182 years […]

  • Former pharmacy tech starts organic skincare business in the Triad

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — “Good morning, how are you doing?” shouts Camilia Majette, from across the aisle at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market. She is greeting yet another returning customer – once they try her products, they tend to stay – on a typical Saturday morning. “It has olive oil, grapeseed,” she says of one of her facial cleansers. “So all skin-loving oils.” Majette’s company is called Nailah’s Shea. Nailah after her daughter, shea after the tropical, African tree that produces the […]

  • Local scientist creates handheld ‘chemistry lab’

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — There is a concept in capitalism called “creative destruction.” The idea is, as new technologies and techniques are invented, old ones fade way. The car put the buggy maker out of business – but we were all better off for it. And it looks as if a scientist at UNC Greensboro may be doing the same thing to sections of the laboratory business. Taylor Mabe is a nano-scientist at UNCG who, along with his teammates at the […]

  • Group honors Vietnam veterans with ‘virtual wall’

    Maybe the only thing bigger than Vernon Park’s personality was his musical skill. He and some friends had such talent, they had an agent when they were still in high school. So, when the legendary Ray Charles had a gig in Virginia Beach and his saxophone player got sick, Vernon got the call to make the trip and play with Ray. The only problem was, he missed his graduation from Ragsdale High School in Jamestown and never got the award […]

  • Winston-Salem roofing company owner uses tough past, faith to push toward the future

    It’s probably not an accident that Jacob Goodin has that name. “Jacob’s Ladder,” according to the Book of Genesis in the Bible, is the route from earth to heaven. And, when he was younger, Jacob seemed determined to avoid climbing it. He had a roommate who did a lot of drugs – Jacob wanted nothing to do with the drugs until one night he just didn’t want to feel the way he was feeling and tried it. Then, he couldn’t […]

  • Grocery store chains compete for supremacy

    You may not be thinking of the English scientist Charles Darwin when you go grocery shopping, but his theory of evolution is very much at work there. “No one feels like they can stay the same and survive,” John Brasier said. Brasier writes for the Triad Business Journal and has been covering what can only be accurately described as “The Grocery Wars.” For a few years, now, it seems everyone has either gotten into the grocery game (think: Walmart; Target; […]

  • Teachers say they need more support

    Jennifer Mangrum is on a mission. Mangrum was a teacher for 15 years and now helps prepare tomorrow’s teachers as a professor at UNC-Greensboro’s highly-respected School of Education. She also has had op-ed pieces in many of North Carolina’s major newspapers, making the case that the things the General Assembly is doing for education are likely, in her view, counter-productive in the long run. Among those things was the “grading system” that was started for parents to know how well […]

  • Memorial ride makes sure Short family is remembered

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. — The community of Martinsville can’t bring back the Short family, but they can certainly make sure they are remembered. “We don’t want the Short family to be forgotten,” says Ray Reynolds, as succinctly as it can be put. Reynolds is a professional photographer who was asked to take pictures of the early parade of motorcycles and cars that became known as, “The Short Family Memorial Ride.” For the last several years, Reynolds has been one of its […]