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
  • Travel experts see increase in ‘ego travel’

    The young professionals of today may have taken their historical vacations to Gettysburg or the Washington in their youth. But, as adults, it’s all about how spectacular their vacation pictures look on Facebook and Instagram. Call it “ego travel.” “I do think it’s a thing,” said Chuck Joyce, the president of A Way to Go Travel Agency in Greensboro. “We do 700 honeymoons a year, so that’s kind of our specialty. You definitely can tell when people want to do […]

  • Rockingham County NC Senate candidate back on ballot after successful appeal of residency ruling

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Jennifer Mangrum just won the battle of her political life. Mangrum is the Democratic nominee for state Senate in district 30 – the same district in which Republican Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger will be running for a 10th term in November. Many consider Berger the most powerful politician in the state. Mangrum’s issue is that the Board of Elections in the district ruled that she was ineligible to run, because it believes she rented a home […]

  • Piedmont woman discusses the other side of the opioid debate

    Sometimes, it can be very difficult to put yourself in someone else’s shoes. Shenise Wilson learned that quite literally in a painful way, a few years ago. “I started having symptoms probably just a little bit before my 18th birthday which is in the middle of February,” remembers Shenise. “I don’t know what I thought it was, I kind of blew it off. I would take some ibuprofen, go to school, go to work. But then I would notice, I […]

  • Woman donates kidney to Piedmont woman

    Barbara Lester was living a great life, until her father butted in – okay, not her father, per se, but his genetics … specifically, a gene that gave Barbara polycystic kidney disease. She’d lived with it most of her adult life until one of the cysts burst, in 2015 and it became clear she’d need a new kidney, soon. Barbara’s wife of twenty years, Pam Stanley, had a plan for that moment. “I always held out hope that I would […]

  • UNC researcher works to help people who may become addicted to opioid medicines

    It’s not so much a Brave New World of medicine as it is a scary one. “Certainly, when I was trained in medicine which was in the late ’70s, early ’80s, we generally did not give opioids for sort of routine pain control,” says UNC researcher, Bryan Roth. Roth is very familiar with how effective opioid medicines can be. “The problem is that about 10 percent of people who take opioids have a problem with them,” says Roth. “In my […]

  • Historic, scenic Green Hill Cemetery attracts visitors in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — You probably think of cemeteries as a final resting place for the deceased. But there is one in Greensboro that is very much alive. Green Hill is one of the oldest active public cemeteries in the city. It covers 51 acres and opened in 1877 on the north end of downtown. It has many familiar names, buried here. “Ethyl and Julian Price. Julian helped develop the Jefferson Standard Life,” says Ann Stringfield, a member of the Friends […]

  • Rev. Jesse Jackson reflects on his time at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Rev. Jesse Jackson has seen a few things in his life. From being with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. the day he was killed to being the first African-American presidential candidate who made a serious run at the job, Jackson has spent a lifetime breaking down walls. He was a scholarship athlete at North Carolina A&T in the early 1960s and used that background to talk about how, in his words, “We need to co-exist, not co-annihilate […]

  • Military uses social media to recruit

    Serving in the world’s finest military was probably not top-of-mind when Mark Zuckerberg and his colleagues created Facebook. But the US Army is happy to take advantage of what it has to offer to fill their recruiting goals. “Facebook is the primary platform that we use. Instagram, on occasions, as well,” said Shawn McKenna, a recruiter based in Raleigh. For the Army, it’s something of a digital shingle that they hang out, waiting for those who may be interested to […]

  • Coca-Cola bottling plant returns to Greensboro

    GREENSBORO N.C. — North Carolina novelist Thomas Wolfe famously wrote that you can’t go home again. Maybe that was true in his home town of Asheville but JB Harrison and his family are discovering that, under the right circumstance, you can. JB Harrison began a Coca-Cola bottling operation in Greensboro in 1903. Not long after that, he moved the operation to Charlotte. Now, more than a century on, his great-grandson, Frank Harrison, is bringing part of the operation back. In […]

  • Rehabbers help wildlife in the Piedmont Triad

    “He’s alert, he’s in good shape, he’s a good weight, from what I can tell,” said Jackie Schaible, as she does triage in the “emergency room” she’s made in the front of her house. Like a lot of emergency rooms, Schaible knows her patient won’t be able to pay her. Her patient – like every other one that come through her door – won’t even be able to tell her where it hurts. Her patient is a hawk that has […]

  • Entrepreneurs get help from RIoT Accelerator

    A recent survey by the brokerage TD Ameritrade showed that more than half of millennials believed they would be millionaires. And the surest way to get there is to be an entrepreneur. Two students from High Point University and its Entrepreneurship Center within the Earl N. Phillips School of Business may be on their way. “My company is called ‘EverSafe.’ And I am working on the EverSafe bracelet and it’s a walking, tracking child-safety wearable. It’s a little bit of […]

  • Former US national team players weigh in on what’s wrong with US men’s soccer

    OK, so you’ve been enjoying another great World Cup, with an instant classic between Spain and Portugal to open the tournament, a big upset by Mexico over Germany and game after game of great soccer. So, why isn’t the US part of it? Well, ask those who have played for the US national team in the past, and the answer is simple. “It’s not our divine right that we should be in the World Cup. You know what, Italy, Holland, […]