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
  • 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 […]

  • Understanding the 6 constitutional amendments on the NC ballot

    You’ll have some extra reading to do, when you enter the voting booth, this year. North Carolina has an unusually high number – six – constitutional amendments on the ballot. They cover six issues: Requiring a picture ID to vote in person, in the future. Capping the state income tax rate at 7% (currently, it is 10%) Strengthening victims’ rights. Guaranteeing the right to hunt and fish. Changing the way judicial vacancies are filled when they occur between elections. Changing […]

  • Attracting millennials to work, live in the Greensboro area

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Everyone — well, every city — is in love with millennials. There’s a good reason for it, says UNC Greensboro geography professor, Keith Debbage, “The young millennials tends to be more innovative, in part because they’re more tech savvy so the great companies of tomorrow are more likely to come from the young millennials than the middle-aged on up.” And, unlike previous generations which often went wherever the work was, millennials, Debbage says, tend to look for […]

  • North Carolina man to be first male president of American Nurses Association

    It was rare for a young man from the North Carolina mountains who didn’t grow up in significant wealth to dream of being a doctor. Ernest Grant – the youngest of seven children in a family of very modest means – was one of them though, until a school counselor convinced him to give nursing a try first to make sure he truly enjoyed health care. “Probably about six months into the LPN program,” Grant said. “I realized that nursing […]

  • Canning allows for spread of local craft beers

    SAXAPAHAW, N.C. — Rebecca Spence is a true believer. “I think we make great beer,” she says, after a session of canning the latest batch she helped brew at Haw River Farmhouse Ales in Saxapahaw. And because they make great beer, Rebecca and the rest of the team at Haw River wanted a way to get it in more people’s hands – you know, beyond ordering a pint at your favorite restaurant or making the pilgrimage to Saxapahaw. That’s where […]

  • Researchers helping people find ancestors, learn history of families

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — For decades, they were stored away in government buildings, seen by nearly no one. Now, a group of scholars and government officials are spending several years combing through thousands of documents to extract information that will, in a way, bring people back to life. There are various parts of this project: “The Race and Slavery Petitions Project;” “The Slave Deeds Project;” “NC Runaway Slave Advertisements.” They are all available on The Digital Library on American Slavery available […]

  • Pushup challenge raises money to find cure for Parkinson’s disease

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It was definitely not the typical practice day for the Page High School Pirates football team. “Hey, guys, my name’s Scott,” says Scott Silknitter, who likes like he could’ve been on one of the Page state championship teams back in the day. Silknitter then calls up some of the star players, starting with one of the wide receivers. “Make a fist with your hands,” he tells the player. He pounds the football into the player’s fists. “Now, […]

  • Expert golfer teaches his skills to veteran who lost lower leg in Afghanistan

    When he went to Elon University (then, College) to play golf, Brad Clayton figured he was on his way to a great, pro career. “I competed throughout the country, a little bit in Europe, but I never got to the top level,” he recalls. So, he became one of the PGA’s most decorated golf instructors in the southeast, creating his coaching company he calls, “Puzzle Duck Golf,” because developing a golf came is both like a puzzle … and a […]

  • NC priests reflect on the future amid a shortage of priests

    What was once considered among the most privileged of positions in most western societies, has plenty of job openings. “Our churches are filled. We have a lot of young people. So when we compare and contrast that to other parts of the country, and truly I think that we are truly blessed,” said Monsignor Anthony Marcaccio, a Catholic priest who is pastor of St. Pius X Church in Greensboro. “The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few. Even if […]

  • Greensboro program that helps mothers struggling with addiction expanding

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Ann Reilly Thomsson worked as a social worker until she realized that most children she was dealing with had mothers with addiction issues. If she could solve that, she thought she could do a lot more good and Freedom House was born. That was in July 2006. Their record of accomplishment over those dozen years is impressive. “We’re like 75 percent successful a year after treatment,” Thomsson said. That’s about three times the rate of most programs. […]