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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
  • Piedmont veteran promised a home 2 years ago still does not have one

    Sometimes, promises made with the best of intentions don’t always work out. Almost two years ago, a nonprofit group named “Helping A Hero” promised to build Jessie Fletcher and his wife a new home. Fletcher was a Marine sniper who lost both of his legs and parts of several fingers when he stepped on an IED in Afghanistan in October 2011. Even though they had a ground-breaking in Welcome in March 2013, Fletcher seemed to be about the only person […]

  • United Flight 232 crash reunion

    In the summer of 1989, United Airlines was running a special: kids flew for a penny, with a paying adult. That drew a larger-than-normal group of kids to Flight 232, from Denver to Chicago on July 19 of that year. The Badis family was on that flight, too, coming back to Durham from Hawaii. They paid full price for their tickets and that meant young Aaron had a seat of his own that he was buckled into. That small fact […]

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    ‘Chess Master’ teaches ‘Xbox generation’ the value of a timeless game

    Just because something is old, it doesn’t mean it lacks value. Dr. Joe Graves learned that very early in life. Graves became a pioneering scientist after learning a 1,500-year-old game when he was a child. And, as you’ll see in this edition of the Buckley Report, he’s now passing those lessons along to a new generation.

  • NC man rescued from plane crash as child reunites with rescuer 25 years later

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — People come in and out of our lives, most with little effect, even some with whom we spend a lot of time. Others, though, can change the arc of our lives forever in just a few seconds. This is one of those stories. For a quarter century, Aaron Badis didn’t know the name of the man he saw in front of him on United Airlines flight 232, on July 19th, 1989. But he learned who the man […]

  • Father and son use prawn farming to overcome PTSD

    Our soldiers and Marines are supposed to be among the toughest and most unflappable Americans you can find. They withstand almost unimaginable hardships yet, when they come home, many of them have trouble adjusting back to civilian life. In recent years, the number of suicides of military personnel and veterans has exceeded the number of combat deaths. And with the controversy over the troubles with the VA health care system, it is encouraging to hear that there is a treatment, […]

  • Greensboro family moving to Colorado in hopes that medical marijuana will help son

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Preston sits and watches as the things his family has collected over his 12 years are packed up to be moved far away. He watches but is not really sure why. “Right now he’s on a 2-year-old or 3-year-old’s level,” says Preston’s mother, Ana Watson. “He doesn’t know his address, he doesn’t read, he can’t write and he can’t even draw a circle.” Preston has a condition called Dravet Syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy which produces dozens – even hundreds – of […]

  • App State student with Down syndrome inspires softball team

    BOONE, N.C. — There was a time when a young man like Mieszko Kwiatkowski would have simply been “put away.” He was born with Down syndrome and, a generation ago, most would’ve thought he’d never be able to live on his own. He not only lives on his own, but is also going to college at one of the state’s top universities. In this edition of the Buckley Report, see how he’s using his free time there to make a lifelong impact […]

  • NICU Nannies play vital role in development of newborns

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Humans have made incredible advances in medicine over the past half-century — finding cures for some of the most dreaded diseases that faced our ancestors. But, recently, the medical world has come to discover that some of the best medicine is some of the most basic. This edition of the Buckley Report shows how that is put to very effective use at a hospital right here in the Triad.

  • The Piedmont’s real ‘Jack Bauer’

    Jack Bauer from “24” is fiction. Billy Queen is the real deal. If you enjoy watching the dramatic endeavors of Jack, you’ll be amazed at what this other man, from here in the Triad, did to get inside one of America’s most dangerous gangs. Bob Buckley has his story in this edition of the Buckley Report.

  • ‘God’s Not Dead’ movie addresses hostility toward Christians

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — God’s existence was a nearly universal assumption for the past 2,000 years, but in the modern day with all the technology and scientific knowledge we have, there are some who doubt it. This has left many Christians feeling that America has a hostile atmosphere toward members of their faith. A new movie made by a small, independent film company is telling that story in the surprise hit of the year, called “God’s Not Dead.” The film was […]

  • Geeksboro Coffee House hosts ‘Idea Slam’

    Every great company that built an economy came from someone’s good idea. But what good is a fresh idea without a way to make it a reality? This edition of the Buckley Report shows how one Triad city is using a monthly cup of coffee to give its economy a shot of caffeine and taking a bunch of bright ideas and helping them to fruition. The “Idea Slam” is held the last Wednesday of every month at 8 a.m. at […]

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    ‘Tiny House Movement’ could lead to big savings

    “Super-size it.” Almost sounds like America’s national slogan. But is bigger really always better? There is a movement afoot that is making quite a few people feel differently. In this edition of the Buckley Report, meet one of the men leading that movement who says once you go small, you may never go back.