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
  • 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 […]

  • Southeast Guilford High School students sing with Eric Church

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — You don’t need to see all of the trophies the Southeast Guilford High School vocal ensemble has won this year to know they are talented… All you need to do is listen. So when they were asked to share their talent on stage with country music star Eric Church, teacher Amy Dobbins wanted to jump at the chance. “When I talked to the students, I felt I needed to before I committed to it,” she said. “Could […]

  • North Stokes High School agriculture students care for hydroponics greenhouse

    STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — It’s not something you’d typically expect to see in a high school — a hydroponics greenhouse. But at North Stokes High School, it’s a subject in which agriculture students have excelled. The tomatoes are huge and the plants extremely healthy. It’s all grown under the watchful eye of the students. They test the water each day to make sure the balance is right and experiment using live fish to put nitrates in the water for the lettuce. […]

  • Greensboro high school students learn the basics of money management

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A program sponsored by the North Carolina State Employees Credit Union puts sophomores in adults shoes when it comes to money-making decisions. The program, called the Reality of Money, gives each student a career, salary and credit rating. They then go through 12 stations, where they have to make decisions about spending their salary — all without running out of money. Learn more about the program here.

  • Students leave school to enjoy Greensboro Grasshoppers Day

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Instead of hitting the books, sixth-graders in Guilford County left campus to catch the Greensboro Grasshoppers hit the baseball. The day is a reward for the hard work of the school year, and a chance to let off a little steam before the end of grade testing. In the end, the Grasshoppers may have lost, but for the students and teachers, the day was definitely a win. Learn more in today’s What’s Right With Our Schools.

  • Winston-Salem elementary school receives new classroom furniture to enhance learning

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. —  When the students at Petree Elementary School in Winston-Salem returned to school after spring break, they got quite the surprise. It was out with the old and in with the new — furniture that is. The desks are kid friendly and futuristic in shape and style. And they go along with a new approach to learning at Petree called TEAM. TEAM stands for Technology Empowering Active Minds. The technology is the studentsChromebooks, which are made easier with […]

  • Service learning project helps create a positive reading environment for Guilford County students

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — What do sticky notes and elementary school textbooks have in common? They’re tools to encourage a love and understanding of reading for Guilford County students. As part of a service learning project, Northeast Middle students are reading with McNair Elementary School students to create a cycle of reading encouragement. The project would help plant a seed in the students, which teachers hope will continue to grow and progress as they get older. “In a way, they […]

  • ‘Remembering Virginia Tech’

    If you missed FOX8’s special presentation, “Remembering Virginia Tech,” you can watch it in three parts here. It has been 10 years since shootings on the Virginia Tech campus took 32 lives and stunned a nation. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

  • Asheboro elementary school students, Habitat for Humanity volunteers build dog houses

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — For the fifth year, students at McCrary Elementary School in Asheboro are building dog houses with the help of volunteers from Habitat for Humanity. The project allows children to learn, display their math skills and help fill a need in Randolph County — which has an anti-tethering law in place and dog houses are in great need. Why a dog house? It goes beyond the fact that kids love animals. Learn more in today’s What’s Right With […]

  • Join Cindy’s Team for the 17th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

    Lace up your walking shoes and join FOX8’s Cindy Farmer and her team for the 17th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure! What: Race for the Cure When: May 6, 2017 Where: Center of Design Innovation / Innovation Quarter How to register: Register here Race for the Cure FAQs