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
  • Research underway at UNCG to grow plants on Mars

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The next time you go out at night to walk the dog, look up in the sky and see if you can see Mars. Humans already have stuff there – and we might be there in person some day fairly soon if Dr. John Kiss has his way. Kiss is a biologist at UNC-Greensboro and his team is studying how to grow plants on places like Mars. That takes a lot more than a few seeds and […]

  • Local man searching for long lost ‘Chernobyl brother’ who used to come to US for summers

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — All he has is a photo – one photo. “That’s going to be Yuri in the middle, that’s my brother, Jesse, and that’s me,” says James Mattson, somewhat wistfully. The photo is from about 12 or 15 years ago, when his church in Roxboro brought a few dozen kids who were affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster here for the summer so they could get at least a few months away from the radiation fallout. His family […]

  • Lexington woman, English man with Moebius syndrome find love thanks to shared condition

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — Alex Barker is a married man and couldn’t be more excited. But you’ll never know from looking at his wedding photos. “Getting married is supposed to be one of the happiest days of our lives,” Alex said. “But we’re going to look really, really expressionless and that’s not the vibes that we want to give over.” Alex is from Coventry, England, and his new bride, Erin, is from Lexington. They met through a group of Facebook dedicated […]

  • UNCG partnership with Moss Street School works to improve quality of education

    REIDSVILLE, N.C. — There is a certain energy in the hallways and classrooms of the Moss Street School that hasn’t been there in a long time. “The thing about this project that is so exciting is the impact it has on the young people,” UNC Greensboro Chancellor Franklin Gilliam said. “These children are getting a first-class education. You can see it when you walk the hallways and go in a classroom.” That wasn’t always the way it was in this part […]

  • Renowned lawyer Alan Dershowitz weighs in on Supreme Court, birthright citizenship and more

    ELON, N.C. — It is a name that’s hard to forget: Dershowitz. And, for more than half a century, the man with that name who grew up relatively poor in Brooklyn – the first in his family to go to college – has made it famous. Perhaps the only names more famous are his client list over the years: Claus von Bulow, Patty Hearst, Jim Bakker and, of course, OJ Simpson. What you don’t hear much about are the people […]

  • Elon University historians reflect on ‘The Great War’

    ELON, N.C. — They called it “The Great War” because they never thought anything like it would happen again. And if it weren’t for The Great War, it may not have. “As tensions rose in the last decades of the 19th century, a coming war seemed inevitable to many observers,” Elon historian Michael Carignan said. But both Carignan and his colleague, Jim Bissett, who specializes in American history, believe the war was not inevitable. What they both know though, was […]

  • Historian discusses ‘Caretaker’s Cottage’ in High Point; ‘This is an amazing touchstone for a lot of people’

    HIGH POINT, N.C. – It might not be what you think as a place to bring a community together, but cemeteries can do just that. “This is an amazing touchstone for a lot of people,” notes historian and preservationist, Benjamin Briggs, walking through Oakwood Cemetery in his hometown of High Point – a place he considers one of the city’s gems. “Genealogists sort of jokingly say that everyone has touches on North Carolina. And this being 150-year-old cemetery, it has […]

  • Alan Alda talks the art of communication at UNC-Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Cocktail parties can be a challenge, if you’re a scientist, like Nadja Cech. “If I introduce myself to someone and say, ‘I’m a chemist,’ that’s often sort of a conversation stopper. People are like, ‘Ooohhh.’ They get that deer-in-the-headlight look,” said Cech, who runs a chemistry lab at UNC-Greensboro. Although she is trained in science, she understands how important the art of communication is for that science to be fully effective. “We want to be able to […]

  • Davidson County man finds biological parents after using ancestry kit

    ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — Most of us take it for granted: we know who our parents are. They are there every day. It was different, for Kevin Black, of Davidson County. “I never knew a time when I didn’t know I was adopted,” he said. His parents were young and not ready to raise a child, but Betty Boles and her husband were. They couldn’t have children so they adopted Black when he was about 5 months old but always […]

  • High Point doctor makes a difference working in Kenya

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — A simple trip to Haiti in 2010 changed the way Tom Dillard saw the world. “I realized that there are a lot of needs around the world that aren’t being met,” said Dillard, who runs Triad Pediatrics in High Point. That realization led to another trip for six months to live and work in Kenya and Dr. Dillard and his family fell in love with both the people and the work there. It was part of […]

  • North Carolina State Senate race: Phil Berger vs. Jennifer Mangrum

    In this You Decide 2018 profile, FOX8 takes a look at the Senate race between State Senator Phil Berger and his Democratic opponent Jennifer Mangrum. Berger is proud of the record of legislation he’s led as president pro tempore of the Senate over the last several years. But he still sees a lot of work to do over the next four years or so. “We want to do, from the standpoint of public policy, is continue the course that we’ve been on because […]

  • North Carolina’s 6th congressional district race: Mark Walker vs. Ryan Watts

    Big changes are coming to the American economy and Ryan Watts says we better start preparing for them, now. For example, driverless vehicle technology threatens to replace the tens of thousands of people who make their living driving trucks or cabs (even Uber) now. “That’s actually what I do for a living. I work with companies that are implementing technology but working with companies to say, ‘Hey, it’s actually more cost-effective to invest in your workforce, to retrain.’ So, we’ve […]