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
  • Students get hands-on at Career and Technical Education Center in Alamance County

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — At the Career and Technical Education Center in Alamance County, students are proud of their school. “I have taken every computer program class offered here and they are wonderful,” said CTEC graduate Brandon Crowder. “Anyone who has an interest in programming, I definitely recommend it.” And that’s why Crowder is back at CTEC even after his graduation. He’s a counselor at a summer camp that gives rising 8th graders a look at what the school has to […]

  • Retired high-profile Caswell County judge dies

    CASWELL COUNTY, N.C. — Judge James Long will be laid to rest Thursday in Caswell County. In 1970, he was appointed by Governor Robert Scott to fill the unexpired seat of Superior Court Judge Allen Gwyn. He held the position of Superior Court Judge of the 17th district from 1970-1994, during which time he was the vice president of the North Carolina Bar Association, president of the NC Conference of Superior Court Judges, and a member of the executive committee […]

  • Students get hands-on experience during STEM camp at Wake Forest School of Medicine

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — For these Triad students, it’s an experience like none other. A STEM camp at Wake Forest School of Medicine allows them an up close look at what their futures could hold if they choose a field in medicine. And the camp is very hands on and eye opening.   This week’s camp was focused on careers that specifically involve math, just one component of STEM learning. Plus, the students say all the work is interesting and fun!

  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County students keep their minds, bodies active

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — It may look like organized chaos, but it’s actually PE with a purpose. Since summer school students in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools typically spend about six hours a day mastering their reading and math skills, administrators knew they had to break that time up and get the students moving. So, the PE teachers worked with the classroom teachers to come up with a new type of active learning. They play games, based on their math and language […]

  • GOAL camp puts new twist on summer school in Guilford County

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — This year, summer school is more like summer camp. “We’re reading. We’re creating. We’re going on field trips. It’s a camp like any other. It’s just that you are getting out and learning,” said Monique Wallace, site director for GOAL.   GOAL gives students a chance to get hands-on “For them to come into the computer lab and actually be able to create Legomachine and then attach it to the computer and see it move,” said Wallace. […]

  • Guilford County students help make sensory trail at new High Point therapy center

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — They shoveled, and raked, and pulled weeds — all just to clear a path to help others. Service Learning Leadership camp students are making a way for a sensory trail at the new Horsepower facility in High Point. For four weeks, the students, who are from seven different Guilford County high schools, have been working on their plans. And they put a lot of thought into what would benefit the riders the most. That is what […]

  • Free library boxes in Forsyth County provides kids with opportunity to read during summer

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — It took a lot of lifting, carrying, nailing and drilling — and of course, planning — but the Little Free Library Boxes near Easton Elementary School in Forsyth County are now open for business. With 10 total boxes in the community, students can go take a book, or leave one, for others. The boxes are simply an easy way to provide kids with access to libraries so they can read books throughout the summer. It’s truly […]

  • Students fight hunger in High Point with Youth Food Summit

    HIGH POINT, N.C. —  It’s a first of its kind gathering in High Point — a Youth Food Summit. According to the Greater High Point Food Alliance, the city is home to seven known food deserts. To change that, students are learning more from those who know the most. The students are learning about all kinds of healthy choices they can make. From urban gardening to nutrition and cooking with healthy fresh foods, they’re learning it all from the experts. […]

  • Students get hands-on with STEM camp at HPU

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — This is one summer camp that you might say opens the door to a realm of possibilities. At the summer STEM camp at High Point University, kids do forensics, biology, chemistry and more.   Every lesson is designed to be hands-on and to keep the students’ attention. Designed for third – through six-grade students, the organizers hope it will keep their interest going into middle and high school. One lesson teaches students about the chemical reaction […]

  • Alamance-Burlington School System teachers learn how to use technology in classrooms

    Teachers in the Alamance-Burlington School System are earning a new degree, one that shows they have mastered the use of technology in their own classroom. The two-year program designed by the school system integrates technology into the classroom and then guides teachers on how it is best used. “I had a parent in my room one day that was volunteering and we were working in Google Sheets and they were coding cells on a spreadsheet,” said Jennifer Keefe, a second-grade […]

  • Guilford County students walk to raise awareness of water for children in third world countries

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Students at Northeast Guilford Middle School are walking a 5K to raise money for children in Ethiopia. “They don’t have a house like us. They don’t have buildings like us. They don’t even have water like us,” said sixth-grade student Brandon Gonzales. “That’s why we’re doing this, to support them.” The walk is a culmination of a year’s worth of activities to raise awareness of life for children their age who live in third world countries. […]

  • 5th-grade students in Forsyth County take ballroom dancing classes

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Twice a week for 10 weeks, fifth-grade students in some Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools take ballroom dancing classes. “When we walk into a class the first day, you hear, ‘I’m not touching a girl’ or I’m not touching a boy,'” said Ann Guill of Dancing Classrooms. “We don’t ask them to touch each other early on, and so by the time they do, it’s kinda like, ‘what took you so long.'” Now, the students have become comfortable with […]