Cindy Farmer is an Emmy award-winning journalist with more than 30 years of experience in television news. A Virginia native, she began her career in Roanoke, Virginia, at WSLS TV 10 while still a student at Virginia Tech. After graduation, she moved from Blacksburg to Roanoke and worked full time for TV 10. In August of 1990 Cindy joined the Good Evening Show in Greensboro, based out of the studios of WFMY. In 1992 when that show was canceled she became a part the News 2 reporter team. In 1997, after the birth of her first child Cindy found her “home” with FOX 8 and has been with the station for 20+ years anchoring the FOX 8 Morning and Noon News and reporting each week “What’s Right With Our Schools.”

She has won many awards including an Emmy for Community Service, the Susan G. Komen Lifetime Volunteer Achievement award, The Susan G. Komen Founders Award, the Howard Coble Citizenship award, the USTA Grady Elmore Award for contributions to tennis.

An avid sports fan Cindy loves to play tennis and watch any sport her favorite Virginia Tech Hokies are playing! She says her passion is photography and she loves capturing “the everyday gifts we are given” through her lens. She says photography helps her to live by her day-by-day motto “accentuate the positive!”

She is married and has two daughters who are in college, and three rescue dogs who keep her busy keeping them entertained! She and her husband make their home in Greensboro.

Recent Articles
  • Program gives students at the Middle College at UNCG real-world opportunities

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Since it began in 2011, the Middle College at UNCG has won many accolades. “For the past four years, we have been in US News and World Report as one of America’s best schools… best high schools. And we’ve also been in the Washington Post as one of America’s most challenging high schools”, said Principal Angela Polk-Jones. “Obviously we’ve just earned one of America’s best Urban Schools.. we’ve met or exceeded growth every year that we have […]

  • Alamance County high schoolers, NJROTC cadets mentor fifth-graders in Burlington

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — For months, some Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets at Western Alamance High School have been mentoring fifth-graders at Hillcrest Elementary in Burlington. Cadet Kyle Brown says it is a labor of love. “It’s been really awesome working with these kids,” he said. “I see a lot of myself in some of them, when I was little. I can just imagine myself being in their shoes.” They play games with the students and teach them basic […]

  • Greensboro middle school students get hands-on meteorology lesson with weather balloon

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It is hands-on learning at its best and the culmination of months of work. The Meteorology Club at Kiser Middle School launched a weather balloon containing science experiments. “When we are talking about sending this balloon up, we are covering just about everything we have talked about since the beginning of the year,” said science teacher Aimee Perry. The Tigernauts, that’s a mixture of an amateur astronaut and a Kiser Middle School Tiger, are launching the biggest […]

  • Program holds ‘distinguished’ students at Kernersville school to higher standards

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — At East Forsyth High School, students who get into the NAF Academy of Finance know they’re doing something special. The school’s program was just recently named as one of only 70 in the nation to receive the designation of being “Distinguished.” That is the highest performance level for high schools. The Academy is a school within a school. Students have to interview to get in and once they do, they are held to high standards. The program […]

  • Academy gives Graham students hands-on experience in fire service

    GRAHAM, N.C. — The Graham High School Fire Academy is giving students in Alamance County a head start in their quest for a career in the fire service. Fire Academy instructor Joel Davis has more than 20 years of experience as a firefighting. He says being able to share what he has learned over those years with his students is a blessing. But even so, Davis says there are some things you can’t teach students. “You can’t teach guts,” he […]

  • Technology helps Pleasant Garden Elementary School teachers keep up with new teaching methods

    PLEASANT GARDEN, N.C. — Children today are very screen-oriented. From tablets and cell phones to computers, they grow up using technology. Schools are trying to keep up with that trend by adding technology like Smart Boards to their classrooms. Unfortunately, funding has not been able to keep up with demand and many elementary schools are left without. But, Pleasant Garden Elementary School has been able to keep up with the curve. Principal Brian Lehman says the school staff and parents […]

  • Greensboro teachers show their extracurricular favorite activities at ‘Passion Day’

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — At Alamance Elementary School, it’s a lesson in passion. Principal Eric Taylor asked his teachers a simple question, “What would you do if you were not teaching elementary school?” Their answers lead to a special event they are calling Passion Day. Students get to see what their teachers enjoy doing other than teaching. There were demonstrations ranging from cheerleading and jewelry-making to cooking and music and horseback riding. The teachers say it’s a break from the normal. […]

  • Alamance County students ‘Rock Their Socks’ for World Down Syndrome Day

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — March 21 was World Down Syndrome Day and schools all across Alamance County celebrated by wearing crazy colored mismatched socks. Stephanie Williams, a third-grade teacher at Edwin M. Holt Elementary School in Burlington, knows all about Down syndrome. In 2011, Williams was teaching when she found out the child she was pregnant with had Down syndrome. “The school, the staff rallied behind me and supported me,” she said. She says that support continues today. “There are […]

  • Students get hands-on to help rebuild Safety Town of Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — For generations, it’s been a place where kids come to learn and have fun. Safety Town of Greensboro teaches 5- and -6-year-olds all about stranger-danger, poison control, how to cross roads, car safety and more. It’s a two-week program held for two hours each day. There are visits from Greensboro EMS, fire department and school resource officers with the Greensboro Police Department. But Safety Town is starting show its age. So some members of the Nat Greene Kiwanis […]

  • Carpentry students in Mebane create ‘Buddy Benches’ for kids

    MEBANE, N.C. — Saws buzz and drills whirl in John Stewart’s carpentry class at Eastern Alamance High School. His classroom is always a buzz of activity, but this month the activity is taking on more importance than ever. “We can build just about anything in here, and we do, Stewart said. The project students are working on is a partnership between the Alamance County school and the Alamance County Bar association. Carpentry students are building Buddy Benches that will be […]

  • Greensboro students get hands-on life lessons by playing chess

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Chess can be a challenging game, but for students at one elementary school, it is helping them to excel in the classroom. Every Wednesday, the Chess Club at Erwin Montessori School in Greensboro meets after school. The students learn how to play the game of chess using strategy and planning. Club sponsor and teacher Garrick McCollum says the students are learning about more than just chess. He is teaching them life lessons, like how to win and […]

  • Burlington students volunteer to help others take on tax season

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — It’s tax season and while many Americans dread this time of year, students at Williams High School in Burlington look forward to it. Students in the school’s Finance Academy have been preparing for months so they can volunteer to do the taxes of community members. In order to do so, they must take three structured Internal Revenue Service tests and they must score 100% on each one. Once they pass they are considered VITA or Volunteer Income […]