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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.

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    Buckley Report: The distillers

    BOSTIC, N.C. — What happens when someone comes into an industry that is 2,000 years old, in which the product usually takes 12 or more years to make, and becomes a leader in that industry inside of a year? That would be defying the norms, which describes this edition of the Buckley Report well. Blue Ridge Distilling makes, in two months, what other distilleries take at least five – if not twelve – years to produce and they’re getting rave […]

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    Buckley Report: The hottest jobs of the next 10 years

    With all the jobs that have disappeared from the Piedmont, over the last decade, few would blame you if you said, “I wish I had known, ten years ago which would be the hot sectors for jobs today.” FOX8 and the Buckley Report have done that work for you — looking back at how accurate our predictions were from last decade and seeing what are going to be the hot jobs over the next ten years. US NEWS & WORLD […]

  • A Buckley Report’s predictions from 10 years ago

    So, what did the Buckley Report look like, a decade ago? In this edition, you’ll get a peek at that. In 2004, we did a story on what fields college graduates of that year would want to be in – which ones were growing and paying well. We are going back to look at how accurate we were as we look to update this story, this week.  Tune in, Thursday night (January 16th) at 10 p.m. to see the current edition […]

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    Buckley Report: Becca’s service dog

    “It’s not what happens to you, that matters,” a wise man once told me. “It’s how you react to it.” Becca Hart has had plenty happen to her in her 19 short years. She discovered she had lupus, when she was a teen – a condition in which your body attacks itself, at certain points. She also developed obsessive compulsive disorder — a rough combination. Instead of deciding that she was a victim, though, Becca saw it as an opportunity. […]

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    Buckley Report: Passing on Medicaid

    If you ask one side, it’s a moral issue. If you ask the other, it’s fiscal. In reality, it might be both. The Affordable Care Act asks – but doesn’t demand – that states expand their Medicaid programs to cover, in the case of North Carolina, a half million more people. Medicaid is the joint program between the states and federal government that provides healthcare for women, children and the poor. The program already covers one in nine North Carolinians […]

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    Buckley Report: The lost Bible

    MOCKSVILLE, N.C. — When Kaitlyn Ducote ran across an old Bible in a back room where she worked in Winston-Salem the easy thing to do would be to simply leave it there. But Ducote just had a sense that it must have meant a lot to someone. They bothered to write the names of their children, their birthdates – even put a few keepsakes between the pages for safekeeping. Now, Ducote is trying to find out who it belongs to […]

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    The Gingerbread Project to help raise money for leukemia, lymphoma

    For many people, the holidays are about tradition — things you and your family have done together for years or even generations. Tonight, the Buckley Report has the story of a couple from the Piedmont who have taken a tradition and are now using it to heal both their lives and help others. It all started in 1998, when Elliot Blue and his first wife, Carol, had an appointment at Duke Medical Center. Five years later — at only 29, […]

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    Professor using letters sent home from soldiers to educate students

    Sharon Raynor was just rooting around in her parents’ dresser, looking for a little loose change. She found something much more valuable. Her father, Louis Raynor, was just 18 when he was drafted and sent to Vietnam to fight, in 1967. He called it, “The saddest day of my life,” when he turned back to see the family members he loved so much and was leaving behind, at the Raleigh-Durham airport. Louis started keeping a diary on the day he […]

  • Researcher at UNCG looks for a cure in the fungus

    You don’t have to have a keener eye to see what Nick Oberlies sees in the creeks around his office. You only need to have a keener sense of nature. Oberlies was doing research in North Carolina’s famed, “Research Triangle Park,” a few years ago when the University of North Carolina at Greensboro recruited him. He runs his own lab at UNC-G that works in Natural Pharmacology. Finding those special compounds in nature, that might have great value in medicines. In the 1990s, […]

  • ‘Verbal Victor’ app gives voice to disabled

    “You can be bitter, or you can be better.” That was the advice – simple and straight forward. But easier to give, than to put into action. It was advice that Paul Pauca got from his wife, Theresa, when they discovered their youngest child – and only son, Victor – had a condition called, ‘Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome.’  That’s a genetic abnormality that is likely to prevent Victor from ever being able to speak. But Victor is still a fairly bright boy and, […]

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    Winston-Salem photographer makes any baby photogenic

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — You see those photos and you know, immediately, who took them. The baby dressed up as potted sunflowers or, maybe, coming out of a pumpkin. “Oh, that Anne Geddes,” you say. “Man, she’s talented.” And you’d be wrong. Not wrong about the quality of the cute pictures of babies and newborns in interesting set-ups. It’s just that you don’t have to travel to New Zealand (the adoptive home of Australian-born Anne Geddes) to have them done. Julie […]

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    The power of prayer: Does it really work?

    You either believe, or you don’t. Ask just about any person of faith and they’ll tell you that praying matters. But how do we know? Research is inconclusive on whether prayer can help people heal, for example. Some studies suggest it does, others don’t and each side tends to question the study methods of the other. But maybe that kind of prayer – traditionally called, “Petitionary,” or, “Supplemental prayer,” is the wrong way to go about prayer – or, at […]