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
  • A look at societal tipping points

    History can look very different with time. We can look back at things like segregation or women not having the right to vote and think, “Why did it take so long to resolve those situations?” The answer is, they had to have a tipping point. Something had to happen to make those situations unacceptable to enough people to change what had been the status quo for decades – sometimes for centuries. Take Confederate monuments and the Confederate battle flag, for […]

  • Guilford College professor starts ‘Every Campus a Refuge’ program to help refugees

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — There are tens of millions of refugees worldwide. What can any one person do? Diya Abdo’s answer is simple. “You have to start somewhere,” she says. Abdo is a professor at Guilford College who was thinking about how she and her community could help with the issue, when Pope Francis announced in the fall of 2015 that he wanted every Catholic parish in Europe to host at least one refugee family. That was Abdo’s inspiration. “We’re a […]

  • Local veteran discusses days serving as SEAL in Vietnam War

    Steve Nash had an unusual beginning to his life as a Navy SEAL. After being sent to all kinds of training by the special forces of all the different military branches, he went to his assigned base on the west coast and, “I walked in, there were a couple of guys I knew there, I said, ‘What am I doing here?’ They said, ‘I can’t tell ya, it’s classified.’” Welcome to the SEALs which were created under President Kennedy – […]

  • Bob Buckley talks with retired Navy SEAL

    Steve Nash had an unusual beginning in his life as a Navy SEAL. After being sent to all kinds of training by the special forces of all the different military branches, he went to his assigned base on the west coast and, “I walked in, there were a couple of guys I knew there, I said, ‘What am I doing here?’ They said, ‘I can’t tell ya, it’s classified.’ ” Welcome to the SEALs, which were created under President Kennedy […]

  • Author talks about the loss of moon missions

    When Americans became the first humans to walk on the moon, it was a point of national pride for a generation. The Russians had been the first in space, but we put our minds to being the dominant force in space travel and did just that, leading author Rick Houston to remark about the Apollo program, “It was the greatest engineering feat of all time, hands down, without a doubt.” Houston is the author of, “Go, Flight! The Unsung Heroes […]

  • Professional facilitator says it’s important to discuss religion, politics at family gatherings

    It’s the Golden Rule of family gatherings: “There are two things you should never talk about in polite company – religion and politics.” David Campt says that couldn’t be more wrong. Wait, what? Campt is a professional facilitator who says not only can we talk about those delicate subjects but we must if we’re going to continue functioning as a society. “It takes engaging and listening differently,” though, he cautions. “As about their experiences, not just their opinion,” he says. […]

  • arcBARKS helps adults with special needs be more productive

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Step into the arcBARKS operation on Spring Garden Street in Greensboro and you’ll see a flurry of activity. But now, several years into the operation making of dog treats, they’re a much different operation. New machines and, more importantly, new processes help the bakers who are all special needs adults be more productive. “Over the last two years, we’ve added a lot of new icons and schedules and other materials really to help organize our day and […]

  • Local woman given ‘Woman of the Year’ award by Glamour Magazine

    Spend a little time with Mia Rublee and you’d think conflict is the last thing she’d be involved in. A highly-accomplished scholar and athlete – despite living most of her life in a wheelchair – Rublee seems to be constantly cheery and never without a smile. But when she see something she thinks is wrong, she’ll be one of the first to speak up. Her parents adopted her from South Korea in 1987, when she was 3, and told her […]

  • Latham Skatepark has big impact on community

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Fabio Camara’s heritage told him he was supposed to be a soccer player. Although he was born in Brazil, his father moved the family to the US when Fabio was young … so, by the time they moved back to Brazil, when Fabio was a teenager, he met all the kids who grew up playing soccer every waking moment they had free. “I was not that kid,” Fabio says with a chuckle. But he was an athlete […]

  • Local school uses messages in bottles for teaching

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — “Dear friends, my name is Tyler,” writes the 11-year-old at the Triad Academy at Summit School in Winston-Salem. She’s writing to someone she is likely never going to meet. But they already feel as if they know each other. Although not everyone at Summit School is dyslexic, the school specializes in teaching those who are and hands-on lessons, like the one Susan Schambach has done with her second-graders for the last four years, have brought great results. […]

  • McDonald’s provides ESL program for employees

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Mardalia Flores seems to flow through her work with ease. “I got two Big Macs ready for you and a large tea,” she says, leaning out the window of her McDonald’s restaurant in Winston-Salem. But even that simple phrase would’ve been difficult for her just a year ago. When she first came from Mexico, she says she knew a grand total of three words in English. “You want to say this or that, but you just don’t […]

  • Artwork installed at Innovation Quarter in honor of clinical trial participants

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — When you give your child a key medicine to make them feel better, did you ever think about what it took to create that medicine? Because it’s not like whipping up a new recipe in the kitchen. “It may take five, six years of study before you can appreciate whether a new drug will actually be effective,” says Eric Tomlinson. “That’s a long journey, it requires many volunteers and clinical trial participants.” Tomlinson is not just the […]