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 encourages Greensboro students to pass notes of friendship

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It is a busy morning at General Greene Elementary School, and this is before classes begin. There’s always a morning rush when it’s “Candy Cane Notes” week. For the last nine years, members of the school’s student council have gathered in the mornings for one week in December and sold notes attached to candy canes as a fundraiser. Fifty cents per delivered candy cane — or $10 for an entire class. It’s a wonderful way to build […]

  • ‘I’m blessed’: 91-year-old woman leaving lasting legacy at Winston-Salem elementary school

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — At Gibson Elementary School in Winston-Salem, everyone knows and loves teacher assistant Violet Mathis! That despite the fact that she is 91. You heard that right — 91 years old. A fact that doesn’t bother her or any of her coworkers. Gibson Elementary is Mrs. Mathis’ second home of sorts. She has been working at the school since it opened in 2001, and she strives not to miss a day. “I’m blessed. My health has let me […]

  • Greensboro students get hands-on science lesson

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — When it comes to science in action, teachers will tell you to expect the unexpected. With the help of students from NC State and UNC Chapel Hill, some Irving Park Elementary School kids are participating in Science Day, where the 4th and 5th-grade classes conduct experiments related to their curriculum. “We came up with a research question and then they hypothesized,” said NC State student Ashley Rabuck Ashley Rabuck. “We did the experiment and I kinda explained […]

  • Greensboro students paint snowplow blades for city

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — When you are a budding artist and have a big project, preparation is key. For some 5th-graders at Cone Elementary School in Greensboro, that means protecting their clothing from the tools of their talent — paint. Cone is one of five elementary schools painting snow plow blades for the City of Greensboro. Art teacher Lori Rickard set the project in motion. “I told the students what they were going to be doing. Gave them about 30 minutes […]

  • Asheboro culinary students learning life lessons one pie at a time

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — Kelly Biggs’ Pro Start Culinary Class at Southwestern Randolph High School is a flurry of activity. “This is our third year doing our pie sale and it’s getting bigger and bigger each year,” she said. “The first year we did it we sold around 200 and last year we were at 450.” Now, their goal is growing because they’re offering more pies. While it is fun for the students, they are definitely learning valuable skills. They’re learning […]

  • Greensboro students honor peer with neuromuscular disorder

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — At Alamance Elementary School, a party is underway and 5-year-old Logan Forbis is the man of the hour. Logan has Myotubular Myopathy, a neuromuscular disorder that confines him to a wheelchair. But to his classmates, he is just another kid. For Logan’s mother, having him in school and surrounded by good friends is something she has always dreamed for her son. And while the kids are raising money for MTM, Logan can teach them a lesson in […]

  • Grant helps Graham High School remodel STEM labs, enhance learning experiences

    GRAHAM, N.C. — When you walk into the new STEM labs at Graham High School, it looks and feels more like a college laboratory than a high school classroom. Over the summer, six classrooms were remodeled into four state-of-the-industry laboratories and two versatile classrooms. It was all thanks to a $1.5 million grant from the Golden Leaf Foundation and contributions from community partners that totaled almost another half-million dollars. This is just the beginning. New equipment and upgrades are arriving […]

  • Lindley Park Elementary fifth-graders decorate crosswalk

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Lindley Park Elementary fifth-graders have turned one of their crosswalks into an art display. They wanted to make the crosswalk not only beautiful but safer for pedestrians by drawing attention. Learn more in today’s What’s Right With Our Schools.

  • Alamance County high school has largest FFA program in North Carolina

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — With 430 members, the Future Farmers of America program at Southern Alamance High School isn’t just the largest club at the school — it’s the largest FFA program in the state. And for many, it’s the competition aspect. Southern has a history of doing well in the state and national FFA competitions, but this year, the group has done better than ever. And each group at competition has different rules and regulations. They have floriculture, nursery […]

  • High Point high school’s in-house coffee shop teaches students great life lessons

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — The Brew Thru is an in-house coffee shop at Andrews High School in High Point — run by students in the Exceptional Children’s classes. Students that are involved are gaining valuable life skills. They are using math and English and learning professionally language skills. They get to interact with the faculty and other students and are learning how to properly ask “how may I help you?” It’s all skills they can carry past graduation. But beyond that, […]

  • High Point elementary students work to get healthy, raise money for new track

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Right now, it’s not much to look at. But if these kids, their parents, and the community surrounding Florence Elementary School have their way, the track will look different very soon. As is, the track is gravel, and when it rains, it becomes extremely muddy and pools water — which makes it unusable for kids. But instead of selling trinkets or chocolates, the school partnered with Boosterthon, a group that not only helps to raise money […]

  • Guilford County school receives playground equipment from Project Fit America

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — When your school is so special that it is chosen to be the one-thousandth project for a national playground company, you deserve all the fanfare possible! And that’s Simkins Elementary School in Guilford County. The physical education classes at the school have used Project Fit America curriculum since the school opened, but because it was a new school they never qualified for the playground equipment. But then, PE teacher Gena Pagano got the call she had […]